RULES & SCORING

Age divisions

To determine proper age division, please average the ages and drop the decimal point. Proof of age must be available if requested by our judging panel.
5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17+

Music

We have a digitized sound system and require your music in the form of a file, mp3 or usb drive. Your music must be sent to the sound manager once the schedule is finalized.

Timing

Solo’s, duo’s and trio’s - 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Dancers may perform a maximum of two solo’s.
Groups and lines - 3 minutes max.
Productions – 6 minute max.

Props

The use of props are accepted in all categories. Oversized and /or self-standing props must be removed from them stage in no more than 30 seconds. Props requiring electricity, smoke or fog machines, knives, fire or anything else that may endanger the dancers, is prohibited. The floor must be left in the same condition as you began.

Integrity

In order to maintain a high level of fairness and consistency, it is of the utmost importance that students be placed in the appropriate category according to their true ability. Aside from the student’s present training, it is important to consider any previous training. Judges have the right to move the dancers into a proper ability level.

Dance Expressions Competition

Please note

Dance Expressions Competition

All entries must be suitable for family viewing. Sexually suggestive costumes, choreography or music will result in a 25 point reduction.

Dance Expressions Competition

Routines that exceed the time limit will be penalized 5 points. Please time your music prior to our competition to avoid disappoionted children and angry parents.

Dance Expressions Competition

All dance categories will be limited to 4 gymnastic tricks.

Dance Expressions Competition

Rehearsal on the performance stage is prohibited.

Dance Expressions Competition

Coaching is not allowed.

Dance Expressions Competition

Good sportsmanship is expected from all participants. Any studio using fowl language or booing during any routine will be disqualified.

Dance Expressions Competition

Food and drings are prohibited in the auditorium.

SCORING

All entries will be adjudicated based on a point system. Winners will be presented medals based on the following scores:

  
ELITE GOLD285 – 300
GOLD284.9 – 270
ELITE SILVER269.9 – 255
SILVER 254.9 – 240
BRONZE239.9 AND BELOW
Dance Expressions Competition

In order to be receive a high score award, dancers must score at least 255 (elite silver)

Dance Expressions Competition

Participants will be judged based on the following but not limited to technique, precision, emotional execution, age appropriateness, costuming and stage presence. Special award ribbons are presented throughout the day by a notable judge.

Dance Expressions Competition

We present director’s awards for technique, choreography, sportsmanship, and emotional presentation.

Dance Expressions Competition

New this season to a winning studio… the rhee gold award!! A free three day teachers retreat of your choice.

Dance Expressions Competition

Whether your studio has never participated in a competition experience before or you have an award-winning dance team, dance expressions is suited to everyone!

Dance Expressions Competition

Mark you calendars… sunday april 14th in plymouth meeting, pa at the plymouth whitemarsh high school 201 east germantown pike, plymouth meeting 19462.

Dance Expressions Competition

Pre-registration incentive deadline december 1st 2018.

Dance Expressions Competition

After the 15th please call for availibility.