|Age Groups||Scoring||Awards: Regional Competitions|
|Divisions||Time Limits||Awards: National Competitions|
|Categories||Penalties & Deductions||Scholarships|
Contestants may enter as many categories as desired but each routine must be different. The same contestants cannot compete more than once in the same category and age group in solo, duet/trio, small group, large group, line or super group competition.
The average age determines which age group one fits into.
THIS AVERAGE MUST INCLUDE ALL PERSONS APPEARING ON STAGE AT ANY TIME DURING A
NUMBER. When an average age ends in 0.5 or above, it is rounded up to the next
age. Names, ages and birthdates of all contestants must appear on the
entry form. Contestants will be responsible for
producing proof of age to contest directors, should a question arise. Failure to
do so may result in disqualification and forfeiture of award. PROOF OF AGE MUST
BE AVAILABLE AT EVERY CONTEST.
OVER ALL AWARD AGE GROUPS: PETITE (8 & UNDER), JUNIOR (9-12), TEEN (13-14) AND SENIOR (15-19)!!!!!
Adult: Adult acts are only eligible for Top Adult Act award. Any act that has a minimum of 50% of the participants 20 years of age or older performing in it, or any one person who is 20 years of age or older and a full-time dance studio owner or dance teacher. They can win the category but will not be eligible for top awards. Example: In a duet, if a participant is 20 years old or older it would be an Adult act. In a group, 50% or more of the total number of participants must be 20 or over or a full-time owner or teacher; if a solo, in the 17-18 age group is a full-time teacher at a studio; these are considered an Adult act.
|12 & Under||13 & Over||Adult|
|4 & Under||13-14||20-39|
|5-6||15-16||40 & Over|