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Austin, TX - February 2023

Connecticut - March 2023

Cedar Rapids, IA - March 2023

Greensburg, PA - April 14-16, 2023

Wayne, NJ - April 21-23, 2023

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Entry fees are available for Studio Owners and/or Directors only upon request.

Contact us at info@movindancecomp


Dancers’ ages are determined by their age per January 1st of the competition year. 

To determine the age division per piece entered, the average age will be taken, dropping the decimal point. Performers will be responsible to provide proof of age if the occasion should arise. 


Minis: 8 & under

Jrs: 9-12

Teens: 13-15

Srs: 16-19

Adult: 20 & up 


MOVIN  leaves it to the studio owner's discretion to properly place your students at the appropriate competitive level. We strongly suggest that you take their overall ability and dedication to training into consideration. We also recommend factoring in their self-confidence and performance ability. 



Elite is our most advanced category for the more accomplished dancer. Performers should portray abilities gained through their extensive experience in training, performing, and competing. 



The Prestige level is for dancers having some training and performance experience. They are active in their training, working hard toward becoming Elite. 



A Novice dancer may be newer to dance or simply be pursuing dance recreationally. Performers in this category are NOT eligible for cash prizes. 


Ballet - technique with classical movement, reflecting a ballet style. Use of pointe shoes is permitted.

Contemporary - routine that draws from modern, lyrical and ballet movements. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted. 

Jazz  - technique with up-tempo music. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted. 

Lyrical - style of Jazz & Ballet technique demonstrating clean, classical lines while emphasizing emotional interpretation of the lyrics in the music. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted.  

Musical Theatre - style that interprets a song from a Musical, Movie or Broadway show. Can involve (but not required) the dancer(s) lip-syncing the words to the music.

Acrobatic – style of dance with acrobatics, emphasizing flexibility and aerial tricks. 

Hip Hop/Street – style rooted in urban social dancing and often calls for the dancer to freestyle (improvisation) and can include breaking, popping, locking, crumping etc.

Tap  - Any recorded tap sounds on the music track will be a deduction of 10 points. (Clogging routines should not be categorized as a tap entry but under “Specialty”)

Open  - specific or combination of any style of dance. 

Specialty - style of dance with a focus on a special talent:  ballroom, ethnic/folk, character, song & dance, etc.


Each performance will be critiqued on the following 5 elements:


Quality of Movement - 30

Technique - 30

Stage Presence - 20

Precision - 10

Choreography - 10 


At each regional competition, there is a panel of 3 judges. Each judge can award to 100 points. All adjudications are final. Score sheets will be emailed to the studio owner/director at the conclusion of the competition weekend. 

The combined scores of each judge shall determine the placement of each performance. The Movement scoring system is as follows: