|Category||Number of Dancers||Time Limits|
|Solos||1 Dancer||Under 3 minutes|
|Duets/Trios||2-3 Dancers||Under 3 minutes|
|Small Groups||4-9 Dancers||Under 3 minutes|
|Large Groups||10-16||Under 3 minutes|
|Extended Lines||17+||Under 4 minutes|
(please notify if over 12 mins)
|It’s never to late to perform!! These entries will be adjudicated and be eligible for Special Awards, Under 4 Minutes . Please notify if over 4 minutes.|
A routine using controlled moves consisting of acrobatic tricks such as walkovers, limbers, handstands, handsprings, chest rolls, illusions, etc. The routine must contain dance moves, steps and choreography.
A routine that is interpretive using a contemporary style of dance, modern dance technique and movement with no limitation, while incorporating balance, control and extensions. Illusions, front and back rolls are allowed, as well as partner lifts that may end up with partner’s feet over their heads. One acrobatic trick allowed.
A routine consisting of jazz technique using body isolations and varied rhythmic accents. The routine can contain a maximum of two (2) acrobatic tricks. Cartwheels, Illusions, front and back rolls are allowed, as well as partner lifts that may end up with partner’s feet over their heads.
A routine consisting primarily of classical pointe technique, using classical music and pointe shoes. One acrobatic trick allowed.
A routine consisting primarily of vocals.
A routine containing partner work and/or overhead lifts.
Routine using ethnic style of dance, such as Highland, Celtic, Irish Jig, etc.
A routine that tells the story of the music while demonstrating passion, emotion, balance, technique, extension and control. Illusions, front and back rolls are allowed, as well as partner lifts that may end up with partner’s feet over their heads. One Acrobatic trick allowed.
A routine, with a minimum of twelve (12) dancers, incorporating any form of dance with a theme or story which is portrayed throughout the dance using formations and/or rhythm changes. Acrobatic tricks are permitted. Please notify if routine exceed 10 minutes.
A routine expressing a form of classical dance containing ballet technique while incorporating classical movements such as grace and precision. Ballet slippers only. One acrobatic trick allowed.
A routine that uses street dance styles with popular, mainstream music. Styles associated with hip hop include breakdance, popping and locking and krumping.
A routine that combines Broadway, movie musical song and/or spoken dialogue and dance. It must portray the feeling of the lyrics and music through the use of any form of dance. Lip-Synching is permitted.
A routine containing an equal combination of both singing and any form of dancing. Fifty percent of performance should consist of dance. Accompaniment must be on pre-recorded back track.
A routine which portrays a recognizable character throughout and include classical steps and movements with the use of props. Can be performed in any form of dance. One acrobatic trick allowed.
A routine that does not fall under any other dance category, and/or is a combination of two or more dance styles. A maximum of six (6) Acro tricks allowed. If the routine consists of six (6) or more acrobatic tricks, you must move these routines to the Acro category. *a gymnastic line of 3 tricks is considered 3 of your tricks for that routine.*
A routine consisting primarily of tap techniques. Pre-recorded tap sounds cannot be present in the piece of music being used. One acrobatic trick allowed. Illusions, front and back rolls are allowed, as well as partner lifts that may end up with partner’s feet over their heads.
A novice contestant is a person who has never competed before in a competition. A Novice Soloist/Duet/Trio may have also competed before in a Group or line, but never in any number with less than 4 dancers. A Novice Group/Line must consist of 75% novice dancers, who have never competed before. A new dance form performed by an experienced soloist, Duet/Trio, Group or Line is NOT Novice. A Novice dancer is classified Novice throughout the entire 2018 season. The maximum age for Novice is 16 years. There must be a minimum of 3 entries in each category in order to have a 1st, 2nd or 3rd placement ribbon and/or trophy awarded. Separate overalls will be awarded for this category. Novice entries are not eligible for Star Beat Overall awards, Daily High score of the competition & The Dance Off Finale”
A “Professional” is defined as a person, who choreographs and conducts class and is paid, performing and/or teaching as a major source of income. Performers meeting the above criteria are classified as “Professional” and must enter the Pro/Am Division only. Pro/Am Groups are not eligible for Overall Awards. A dancer who teaches, in exchange of classes is not classified as a professional. This is the only performance category in which Professionals may dance, such as a studio director or teacher. A single Pro/Am dancer is eligible to dance in a duet/trio/group/line competitive category but the entry will not be eligible for any overall awards or qualify for the Star Beat Dance off. Please notify Star Beat upon registration of any Pro/Am dancers competing at Star Beat Dance Champions.
The Pre-Competitive category is for dancers who dance 6 hours or less a week. This includes all rehearsal time. All participants of a Solo/Duet/Trio/Group or Line dancing in the Pre-Competitive category should have NO more than 6 hours of training per week. A Pre-Competitive Duet/Trio/ Group or Line dancer may dance in the Competitive division, therefore a Pre-Competitive dancer may choose to dance in a Competitive Duet/Trio/Group or Line but would still be considered Pre-Competitive for their solo etc., as long as they only dance 6 hours or less. A Competitive dancer is NOT eligible to dance in the Pre-Competitive division. Any competitive dancer dancing in the Pre-Competitive divisions may result in disqualification to the routine. The maximum age for Pre-Competitive is 20 years old, any age exceeding will be placed in the Adult or Professional Category. There must be a minimum of 3 entries in each category in order to have a 1st, 2nd or 3rd placement ribbon and/or trophy awarded. Separate overalls will be awarded for this category. Pre-Competitive entries are not eligible for Star Beat Overall awards, Daily High score of the competition & The Dance Off Finale.
A Contestant with no affiliation to a Studio, this category is not eligible for Overall Awards.
The competitive category is for dancers who dance or train 6 or more total hours per week. Separate overalls will be awarded for this division. This applies to all members of a Solo, Duet,/Trio or Group. A competitive dancer is NOT eligible to dance in the Pre-Competitive division. Any compettive dancers acing in th ePre-Competitive division may be disqualified.
We’re thrilled to announce an opportunity for every studio’s top mark in a Group/Line, (against all forms) to advance and participate in our “All-Star Beat Finale Dance Off!”
Dancers in the finale will be judged not solely on their technique but also for stage presence, creativity, choreography, costumes and overall performance quality via LIVE adjudication. There will be 3 divisions: Junior (10 years & under), Intermediate (11-14 years) & Senior (15 years & over).
There will be no additional entry fees to tcompete in the All-Star Beat Dance Off!
Please note: Novice/Pre-competitive/Production entries do not qualify for the “All-Star Beat Dance Off”. Minimum of 3 qualifiers per division and 10 entries required per studio to advance to finale. Top 5 groups in each division will compete head to head in a dance off. No contestant/studio will have more than one entry in each division.
Top 3 are awarded Cash Prizes, Banner for their Studio, Star Beat Buck & Plaques are awarded to runner-ups PLUS, PLUS, PLUS!.