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Always Moving ahead, looking to provide you with the best dance Competition Xperience by Listening to the needs of our Dance Community!

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Feb 2-4 - Huntington, WV

Mountain Health Arena Convention Center

Feb 23-25 - Wayne, NJ 

YMCA

 

Mar 1-3 - Long Island, NY

Pless Auditorium at St Joseph's 

March 8-10 - Winston-Salem, NC 

R. J. Reynolds Auditorium 

Mar 15-17 - Providence, RI

Burrillville High School

March 22-24 - Cedar Rapids, IA

Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College

Apr 12-14 - Poughkeepsie, NY

MJN Convention Center

May 3-5 - Johnstown, PA

Pasquerilla PAC

2024 TOUR

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DANCE COMPETITION

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NATIONALS-ORLANDO, FL

July 5-7,2024

SIGNIA HILTON ORLANDO BONNET CREEK

RULES

RULES & REGULATIONS

TYPE OF ENTRIES

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

Contact us at info@movindancecomp

AGE DIVISIONS

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 

PERFORMANCE LEVELS

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. 

 

COMPETITIVE 

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. 

 

INTERMEDIATE

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

 

NOVICE

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

DANCE CATEGORIES

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.

ADJUDICATION

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:

SCORING GRID

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

The competition schedule will be released 10 days before the event and is subject to change.

 

All competition fees must be paid in full before a studio will receive the schedule. Accompanying the release of the tentative schedule will be an email outlining the expectations of our participating studios and deadlines by which requests for modification must be submitted. 

Performance schedules with approximate times will be made available solely to studio administrators. It is the responsibility of studio personnel to distribute the schedule to their participating dancers, as Movin does not publicly post the schedules of any of our competitions.

 

Please be prepared to compete 60 minutes prior to your designated performance time. In the event that a studio performs out of order, the affected routine will compete for adjudication only and be ineligible for divisional overall awards. Movin has the intention of running each show on time, if not early, and reserves the right to adjust the schedule in an effort to do so. 

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