Dance Competition

Dance Competition

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Starting at 3 p.m.
Eccles Fine Arts Center • Concert Hall
225 South 700 East

Competition Rules

Please be sure to enter the correct categories and division, to help us provide a professional and honest event for all competitors. If the judges feel that someone has entered the wrong category, they will move them to the correct category, and judge them accordingly.

See level details below.

  • Entry forms are due June 5th.
  • You can either complete the enclosed form and mail it in, or email it, with the same information included, by the due date
  • Your payment has to be post dated June 5th in order to be accepted on time.
  • Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the competition director with a $10 late fee, per entry
  • Turn in a single “LIKE NEW”cd for each routine entered, with only one song on it
  • Maintain good sportsmanship throughout the competition event
  • Judges decisions are final
  • Payment can be made by check
  • Cost is $45 per solo, $75 per duo, $95 per trio
  • Please complete an entry form for every performer.
  • Duos should send in two forms in one envelope
  • Trios should send in three forms in one envelope
  • Categories may be combined to create a competitive atmosphere

Novice Level:

Novice is ONLY for first time competitors that are new and inexperienced dancers. The assumed skill level is “beginning”. If we do not receive enough NOVICE LEVEL entries then NOVICE will be combined with BEGINNING LEVEL categories. Judges will judge this category the same as a BEGINNING LEVEL category based on the Routine Choreography, Execution, and Aristic Expression.

Beginning Level:

This category is for “beginning” dancers. Beginning dancers can be of any age, but must execute BEGINNING LEVEL skills within the routine. BEGINNING LEVEL skills include: Single Pirouettes, Chaine turns, Piqué turns (singles), Chassés, Pas de Bourrées, Straight Leaps, Stag leaps, Hops, Skips, and other beginning loco motor skills. If the dancer is trying to execute more INTERMEDIATE LEVEL skills within the routine, the judges will use their discretion as to whether the dancer will need to be moved to an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. If the routine has some INTERMEDIATE LEVEL skills choreographed into the routine, but these skills are NOT executed very well, then the judges will not necessarily move the dancer. The routine choreography MUST be focused on using BEGINNING LEVEL skills.

Intermediate Level:

This category is for “intermediate” dancers. Intermediate dancers can be of any age, but must execute INTERMEDIATE LEVEL skills within the routine. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL skills include: Double Pirouettes, Piqué turns (singles/doubles), Side leaps, Turning leaps, À la Seconde turns (straight leg turns in second position), Coupé turns (doubles), Intermediate turns sequenced together, variety of skills and footwork. If the dancer is trying to execute more ADVANCED LEVEL skills within the routine, the judges will use their discretion as to whether the dancer will need to be moved to an ADVANCED LEVEL. If the routine has some ADVANCED LEVEL skills choreographed into the routine, but these skills are NOT executed very well, then the judges will not necessarily move the dancer. The routine choreography MUST be focused on using INTERMEDIATE LEVEL skills.

Advanced Level:

This category is for “advanced” dancers. ADVANCED LEVEL dancers can be of any age, but must execute ADVANCED skills within the routine. ADVANCED LEVEL skills include: Triple or Quad Pirouettes, Double/triple Piqué turns, Side leaps/switch leaps, Turning leaps, a variety of leaps, Fouetté turns, Turn Sequences/Combinations, a variety of advanced turns, advanced footwork, and intricate use of movement. The judges will base their scores on over-all technical ability, choreography content, musicality, and artistic expression.