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CLASSIFICATIONS

PreCompetitive

(Rec/Part Time etc.) These dancers have up to 8 routines max. and only up to 6 hours within the studio. This can be a novice dancer as well. A group must be 100% Amateur to compete in this division.

Competitive

Dancers who have a score of 92.99 or less from two regional competitions.  The dancers competed at this level and have over 6 hours of training per week in the studio. Novice and Comp level 1 may dance in this level for group routines.

Elite

Dancers who have a score of 93 or higher from two regional competitions.  The dancers competed at this level and have over 6 hours of training per week in the studio. Novice and Comp level 1 may dance in this level for group routines.

 

AGE DIVISIONS

Junior 10 and under

Intermediate 11-12

Teen 13-14

Senior 15 and over

PERFORMANCE SIZE & MAX TIME LIMITS

Solos: max. 3 minutes

Duets/Trios: max. 3 minutes

Small Groups (4-9 dancers): max. 4 minutes

Large Groups (10-15 dancers): max. 4 minutes

Extended Line (16+ dancers): max. 4 minutes

Production (minimum 12 dancers): up to 12 minutes

 

 

  • Determined as of Dec. 31, 2023 

  • Solos dance as their age.  If they have more then one solo in that genre then they can also dance up one age group.

  • Duet-Production dance 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19* If entries exceed limits CDF will implement mini for 8 and under.

  • CDF CUP for the  Dance off will be two age divisions: 12 and under and 13 and over.

 

DANCE GENRES

Ballet: Display classical or contemporary ballet technique. Ballet shoes or soft blocks are to be worn.

 

Pointe: Classical Ballet technique with the emphasis on strong pointe work.

 

Character: Must portray a theme throughout using 60% ballet technique performed on demi pointe or pointe.

 

 Jazz: Routine must consist of jazz technique and movements. (Illusions are not considered an acrobatic trick and are permitted in jazz routines) Jazz routines may consist of a maximum of 2 acrobatic trick (Tumbling pass, handsprings, aerial, walkovers, etc)

 

Lyrical: Routine must demonstrate expressive interpretation of the lyrics of the music through movement. Routine should demonstrate emotion, balance, extension, control, and technique. Think telling a story with your body. 

 

Contemporary: A routine that is a combination of strong ballet fundamentals with modern and jazz techniques utilizing strength, flexibility, alignment, breath, contraction, suspension, tension and relaxation while emphasizing artistic expression.

 

Classic Modern: Routine should demonstrate balance, control and extensions using Modern Dance technique.

 

Tap: Routine must contain 80% tap technique. Music may not contain tap sounds.

 

Musical Theatre: Portraying a theme. The routine must have a 60% dance and 40% other (acting or mime). Characterization through lip-syncing, props, and minimal vocalization are permitted.

 

Song and Dance: Routines must primarily consist of vocals, incorporating any style(s) of dance and must have a theme or story throughout. Only Solo/Duo/Trios will be given mic’d.  Groups will perform with no microphone. (Competition will schedule a sound check and dancer(s) must be present)

 

Hip-Hop: Routine can include Crump, Break-dance, Funk, Street Dancing, Free Style Choreography.

 

Acro: The routines shall not exceed 60% acrobatics (with a min. of 4 acrobatic tricks or tumbling run/passes) and contain at least 40% dance movement.

 

Production: Routine incorporating any style(s) of dance and must have a theme or story throughout.

 

Open: Any dance that does not fit into any of the above categories.

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