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 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 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 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, 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 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 2016 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.
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/Line dancing in the Pre-Competitive category should have NO more than 6 hours of training per week. 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.
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.
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 Contestant with no affiliation to a Studio, this category is not eligible for Overall Awards.
ALL-STAR BEAT DANCE OFF
Does your studio have what it takes?
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!.
A tentative schedule will be mailed to the studio 2 weeks prior to the competition. Any changes that need to be made must be made 15 days prior to the competition start date. The directors of Star Beat Dance Champions reserve the right to cancel, add or reduce the days of any scheduled competition. Star Beat reserves the right to move a competition date and venue due to unforeseen circumstances. Star Beat reserves the right to determine the amount of all cash awards based on registration, at its discretion. There will be no cancellations of days or scheduled times due to weather conditions. Star Beat reserves the right to cancel if not enough entries are received and also reserves the right to refuse individual or studio entries at their discretion, in which fees will be refunded. Refunds will not be made for any other reason except for injuries at the discretion of the studio director and Star Beat Dance (with a doctor’s note). Upon entering Star Beat Dance Champions competition, it is agreed that teachers, competitor's, parents, and relatives will not hold Star Beat Dance Champions directors, employees and all involved in the competition responsible or liable for any damages, loss or personal injury which they may sustain while participating in any activity connected with this competition, no matter how caused, to either contestant or spectators.
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“Thank you for having us this weekend! My kids and parents had great things to say about the competition.”
“We absolutely love your competition and look forward to it again next year.”