A dance characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. Performances must be
dancedin ballet slippers. Dance may be classical or character work.
Expressing dynamic emotion and expressive movements. A style of theatrical dance that rejects limitation of classical ballet and
favors movement deriving from the expression of inner feeling. Perform in lyrical sandals or barefoot.
Utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance’s stress on the torso, and also employs contact-release,
floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance.
Characterized movement through the use of improvised and classic jazz styles Appropriate shoes must be worn.
Movement incurring improvised steps and gestures that rhythmically use hip hop music. Appropriate shoes must be worn.
A dance tapped audibly with the feet. Tap shoes must be worn. Prerecorded tap sound are prohibited.
A routine containing clogging skills and technique including direction changes and partner work where more than one dancer is present.
Performance demostrating and style of dance or combination of dance styles
Routines that are not straight jazz, ballet, lyrical, or modern. Combination of styles allowed.
A routine containing baton skills and technique. May use more than one baton. Can include jazz or lyrical skills to transition baton movement.
Routines that are more traditionally marching band type of choreography are also accepted. There is not a specific point deduction for dropping
batons however multiple drops may result in a lower technique score than a no drop routine - dropped batons may be picked up and continue to be
Extending across or transcending national boundaries with dance. Cultural dance such as folk, clogging, African, High- land, Hawaiian, Irish Step, etc.
International/Folk must be performed to cultural music.
The art of creating and arranging dances or steps. Any routine that has been choreographed by the students with no assistance
from teachers. Student choreographer must be in the routine. Open to ages 9 and older only.
PRODUCTION ROUTINE (No Age Division)
Any form of dance or combination of dances that uses 15 or more dancers and can be up to 7 minutes in length. All dancers need
not to be on the floor at the same time, but it does need to be a group effort. A good opportunity to put on a mini production!
Can include a Teacher. Anything goes!
TEACHER FEATURE (No Age Division)
A chance for the teacher to perform. Solos, duos/trios, or a group with students or other teachers is allowed. Anything goes! A
teacher is any dancer who instructs at least 3 classes a week and must be 18 years or older. Teacher Feature routines compete
against each other regardless of style and entry type.
Adaptive Performance (No Age Division)
A chance for special needs individuals to perform. The performance is for exhibition. Every participant gets an award and a
t-shirt for participation. Must follow all dance rules.
Contact Andrew Baker for more information. (406) 696-0373.