CENTERED DANCE CATEGORIES
CENTERED DANCE DIVISIONS
ACRO: Dance movement while incorporating acrobatics in the choreography
BALLET: Choreography focusing on classical ballet
CONTEMPORARY: Incorporates modern movement and technique while demonstrating ballet, lyrical or jazz
HIP HOP: Free-style, street style dance focusing on isolations of movement with rhythmic connection to the music
JAZZ: Choreography demonstrates traditional and/or current jazz technique
LYRICAL: Movement that and flows and connects with the lyrics of the musical selection
CONTEMPORARY: Modern movement, isolations and technique that incorporates ballet, jazz or lyrical
MUSICAL THEATER: Novelty or themed choreography that portrays a character
OPEN DANCE: Any combination of categories
POINTE: Classical ballet en pointe
POMS or DRILL STYLE: Drill team style dance performed with poms
PRODUCTION: Theme based routine that may contain multiple ages (limit 2 adult performers), levels of skill and dance styles
TAP: Dance choreography demonstrating and focusing on rhythmic use of tap technique styles.
NOVICE: This level is for dancers who have less than 2 years training and experience in any concentration of dance instruction. Dancers may compete in novice no more than 3 seasons and have no more than 4 hours of dance instruction per week. Entries will be scored against the novice scoring rubric. This level will receive judges awards and overall scoring within age divisions and groupings. *Novice level solos/duets/trios are 100% novice level dancers.
**Groups and line entries must be 75% Novice and 25% Intermediate level.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Intermediate level dancers have at least 1 year of competitive dance experience and no more than 5 years of competitive experience or demonstrate intermediate level skills in any category of dance from any source of instruction including school related sports, clubs and activities involving dance. Entries will be scored within the scoring rubric. This level will receive judges awards and overall scoring within age division and groupings.
ADVANCED LEVEL: This level is for competitive dancers with at least 1 year of competitive experience or dancers who demonstrate advanced skill and technique within each category of competition. Entries will be scored within the scoring rubric and are eligible for overall placements per division and groupings.
*All Advanced level entries are eligible for prize monies and regional/national titles.
NOTE* It is at the judge’s discretion and includes a majority ruling to promote a routine to the next division if they feel the entry is placed below the ability level of the demonstrated skills of the dancers. All judge’s decisions will be final. If the level an entry is bumped to has already completed competition, the entry will not be eligible for overall scoring.