Rules & Regulations
Petite: Ages 6-8
Junior: Ages 9-11
Teen: Ages 12-14
Senior: Ages 15-18
Adult: Ages 19+
Age Division is determined by the average age of the performer(s) by January 1st. Adult performers may submit for adjudication purposes only and will not be allowed to place. Adult performers must not be under contract with a full-time professional dance company.
Solo --1 dancer 2:30 minute maximum
Duo/Trio--2-3 dancers 3 min maximum
Classical Pas de Deux (no variations) 6 min maximum
Small Group--4-8 dancers 4 min maximum
Ensemble--9 or more dancers 8 min maximum
Nova--This division is suitable for dancers taking 3 or less hours per week of ballet. It is suggested that beginner dancers enter this category if it is their first time competing or performing.
Supernova--Intermediate dancers or dancers taking 4-5 hours of ballet should enter this division.
Etoile--Advanced dancers or dancers taking 6 or more hours per week of ballet should enter our most competitive division.
Dancers in each division will receive awards based on performance division.
Categories are based on an emphasis in concert dance genres.
Ballet--Teen and Senior Dancers are encouraged (though not required) to perform Classical Variations. Teen and Seniors in the "Etoile" Division should perform en pointe. Original ballet solos are also valid entries. We suggest that dancers under the age of 12 dance on flat.
Contemporary--This category includes a wide range of contemporary styles including contemporary ballet to avant garde and anything in between.
Modern--This style should demonstrate elements of modern technique such Graham, Horton, Taylor, Cunningham, Limon, or Release techniques.
Possible score of 100 points in the following areas:
Technique 30 points
Artistry 30 points
Choreography/Staging 30 points
Overall Impression 10 points
Gold 90+ points
Silver 80-89 points
Bronze 60-79 points
Overall awards will be given to the Top 3 scoring entries in the entire competition. Top awards will also be given within each age group and entry level. Judges will also recognize outstanding routines based on their own preference/criteria.