Awards & Scoring

Scoring System

Star Beat is known for its fair and unbiased marking system.

Dance routines competing at Star Beat will be judged by a panel of (3) three professional judges who will award each routine a score out of 100 marks, following the Star Beat scoring system.

The 3 marks will then be averaged to achieve a final mark out of 100 points for each performance. Results can produce multiples of All-Star Beat Platinum, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, or Silver awards for each competitor within each category.

Category Awards

Star Beat understands the importance of walking away feeling rewarded and recognized for hard work and dedication. At Star Beat no dancer is left unrecognized, EVERY dancer is a STAR!

  • All participating Soloists, Duets, and Trios will be awarded a custom designed Star Beat Medallion & Lanyard based on the scoring categories of All-Star Beat Platinum, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, or Silver.
  • All participating dancers in Small/Large Groups, Extended Lines and Productions will be awarded a placement ribbon based on the scoring categories of All-Star Beat Platinum, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, or Silver along with a LED Star Beat pin.

First, Second and Third placements will be recognized in categories that consist of THREE or more entries. In the event of a single entry in a category, the entry will be announced and recognized following the Star Beat scoring system. If a tie arises in a regular category, both entries will receive the same award and placement. Soloists will be separated into Divisions on the occasion that 11 or more soloists fall into one particular category. Your studio will receive Video Judge (a collection of all of your entries and their corresponding judges’ comments) available online and/or on DVD.

Special Adjudicator's Choice Awards

Special Awards will be awarded throughout the competition AT EVERY ADJUDICATION by our panel of judges. Special awards are awarded based on stage presence, choreography, uniqueness, costume and overall performance rather than by score. Star Beat will also be recognizing choreographers at each adjudication session. Judges will select one routine during each session that they feel demonstrated creativity, uniqueness, choreography, costumes and overall package. The choreographer will be awarded a professional video of the selected routine from DRC video.

Overall Awards

All Overall High Score ties will be broken and decided by the panel of judges.

An overall solo by age winner will only be placed once (in their true age category) in the top 3, no same contestants can place 1st and 2nd and/or 3rd. If less than 3 solos are entered in any one age category, we reserve the right to combine an overall age category.

Novice

SOLO, DUET/TRIO, GROUPS/LINES

Pre-Competitive

JUNIOR: SOLO, DUET/TRIO, GROUPS/LINES

INTERMEDIATE: SOLO, DUET/TRIO, GROUPS/LINES

SENIOR: SOLO, DUET/TRIO, GROUPS/LINES

Competitive

Junior: Solo, Duet/Trio, Groups, Extended Lines

Intermediate: Solo, Duet/Trio, Groups, Extended Lines

Senior: Solo, Duet/Trio, Groups, Extended Lines

*Top 3 solos will be awarded for EVERY AGE DIVISION (8 years & under, 7 years – 16 years, 17 years & over)

NEW COMPETITIVE AWARDS FOR 2020

Separate Ballet overalls Top 3 will be announced (2 age divisions for each category)

Separate Musical Theatre/Song & Dance/Vocal overalls Top 3 will be announced (2 age for each category)

Top Dance Style Awards

  • ACRO
  • BALLET/POINTE/DEMI-CHARACTER
  • CONTEMPORARY/MODERN
  • HIP HOP
  • JAZZ
  • LYRICAL
  • MUSICAL THEATRE/ SONG & DANCE/VOCAL
  • OPEN
  • TAP
  • PRODUCTION

Scholarships & Judges Choice Awards

Numerous Scholarships will be awarded throughout the competition & determined by the panel of judges. Award recipients will also receive a custom Star Beat t-shirt.

Included are TWO STAR BEAT’S BEST ALL-A ROUND DANCER FOR A CHANCE TO ATTEND ONE OF NEW YORK’S LARGEST & PROFESSIONAL DANCE STUDIO.

COSTUME AWARD

CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

HIGHEST SCORE OF THE DAY *Production Category Excluded

All-Star Beat Dance Off

Does your studio have what it takes?

Our Dance Off is a one of a kind showcase! It provides the 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 compete in the All-Star Beat Dance Off! Top 3 are awarded Star Beat Bucks, & Customized Banner for their Studio. Runner-ups up will also receive a customized banner.

Please note: Novice/Pre-Competitive/Production entries do not qualify for the “All-Star Beat Dance Off”. A minimum of 3 groups and total of 10 entries must be entered in the competition per studio to be eligible to qualify for the All-Star Beat Dance Off. 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. There must be a minimum of 3 qualifiers per division for the dance off to be held in that division.

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TOP 3 PRE-COMPETITVE STUDIOS

Top 3 Studios will be presented with trophies and Star Beat Bucks.

THE FINE PRINT

STAR BEAT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADD/CHANGE/COMBINE ANY OVERALL CATEGORIES/CASH AWARDS BASED ON REGISTRATION, AT ITS DISCRETION.

Star Beat will provide detailed summary reports, which includes judge scores for all their studio performances, overall cash awards received, and cash prizes, to Studio Directors or a designated representative at the end of the weekend.

A studio must have a minimum of 3 groups and total of 10 entries entered in the competition in order to qualify for any Star Beat Overall Award.  There must be a minimum of 3 entries per Overall category for Overall Prize Awards. If an Overall category (excluding overall solos by age) has less than 3 entries and receives an All-Star Beat Platinum placement, that entry will receive an Overall Cash Award. Overall Production will be awarded with a minimum of 2 or more productions.  Cash scholarships and awards will be presented throughout the competition based on the program schedule. Overall categories are subject to change at anytime during and/or per Star Beat event.