Classifications

Performance Division (New)

This division is for the dancer who has danced on a more recreational basis and is taking less than 8.0 hours of training per week. Training includes all technique, choreography, stretch and private lessons at all studios and/or schools the dancer takes classes at. Dancers who have previously danced competitively are not permitted to enter this division even if their current hours of training are less than 8.0 hours per week.

Competitive Division (New)

This division is for the more elite dancer who has danced competitively and is taking more than 8.0 hours of training per week. Training includes all technique, choreography, stretch and private lessons at all studios and/or schools the dancer takes classes at. Dancers must be a minimum age of 8 years old to compete in this division.

The following levels apply for all solos, duets, trios and groups. Please do not include training before the age of 6 years. You MUST include the current year of training – there are no zero years or 0.5 years of training.

 

BEGINNER 1.0 – 2.9
JUNIOR 3.0 – 4.9
INTERMEDIATE 5.0 – 7.9
SENIOR 8.0 years or more
TEACHER Where one or more dancers are teachers aged 20 years or older. A teacher is defined as anyone that is 20 years of age or older and is teaching festival age children (5 years and up). This rule applies to all studios the teacher is instructing at – not on a per studio basis
ADULT Where 51% or more of the dancers are adults. Adult dancers are defined as a dancer 21 years of age or older.
Teacher and Adult routines qualify for medal standings and choreography awards only – not 1st, 2nd or 3rd placements.

Standardization Levels (New)

Solos

Dancers will be entered into the same classification level for all solos. For example: Suzie has 8 years training in jazz, 4 years in tap, 2 years in hip hop – Suzie will be entered into SENIOR for all solos.

Duets, Trios, Groups

To determine years training of duets, trios and groups, please use each dancers TOTAL years training, NOT training per discipline. For example:

Dancer A: 4 years total dance training

Dancer B: 6 years total dance training

Dancer C: 8 years total dance training

Total: 18 years training / 3 dancers = 6 years training – Group will be INTERMEDIATE

** Exception to this rule: Gymnast/acro/cheer students – average gymnast/acro/cheer training with dance training to determine total years training. **