Event Information

DANCE SPORT (STAGE)

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Overview

Dates

Friday April , 2021
Saturday April, 2021
Sunday, April

Location

Skyview High School
1775 High Sierra Blvd
Billings, MT 59105

Entry Fees

Solo: $30 /per routine
Duo/Trio: $25 /per dancer
Group (minimun of 4, no maximum): $20 /per dancer
Production (minimun 15 dancers): $20 /per dancer
Adapitive: $10 /per dancer
($50 late fee will be assessed for entries postmarked between
March 12 and March 17. No entry forms will be accepted
after March 17, 2021.)


Deadlines

Online Registration Deadline: March 11

Additional Events

DanceSport Ballroom

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Sports Information

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DanceSport Stage Rules

Important Deadlines

Wednesday, March 11

Deadline for Master Studio Application, Entry Forms, and Master Routine Rosters.

Late Entry

$50 late fee will be assessed for entries postmarked from March 12 to March 17. No entry forms will be accepted after March 17, 2020. Music must be digital mp3 format and mailed to Big Sky State Games.


T-Shirt Pickup:

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Competition Schedule

Competition schedule coming soon!


COVID-19 Guidelines

We are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Big Sky State Games is working to balance competitive drive, healthy sport, and personal responsibility. Thus, we have followed the Governor’s Directive for Phase 2 of the reopening of Montana, the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and consultation with the Yellowstone City-County Health Department, dba RiverStone Health. However, it is important that you realize the ultimate person responsible for keeping safe is “you”.

Sports, event locations and/or divisions may change at any time. Please refer to the sport pages on the bigskygames.org for updated information. In the event that the sport you signed up for is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled, your sport registration fee will be refunded. The nominal registration processing fee ($4) unfortunately cannot be refunded as those costs are incurred immediately upon registration through credit card companies and our third-party registration vendor

    General Guidelines
  1. Do not compete or spectate if you are sick; stay home and out of public places.
  2. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after competing and/or spectating at an event.
  3. Maintain 6’ physical distancing while spectating.
  4. Some events by their nature do not allow physical distancing; understand the inherent risks of entering this event
  5. Wear a cloth mask when at indoor events as a spectator.
  6. Wear a cloth mask when required in a few of the BSSG events. Other times, feel free to wear a cloth mask for any event.

Register Online

Register Online

*Processing fee of $4.00 will be in addition to the entry fee
No refunds unless the event is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled. The processing fee unfortunately cannot be refunded as those costs are incurred immediately upon registration through our third-party registration vendor.


If you can not register online line, click here to download a printable entry form.


Printable Enty Forms


Photos

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Local Accommodations

Welcome to Billings, Montana

Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging arrangements. The Big Sky State Games encourages all participants to make arrangements early. The hotels and campgrounds listed below support and contribute to the Big Sky State Games. Please contact them for your Big Sky State Games lodging. Ask for the BSSG Rate.

Major Sponsors / Sports Sponsors

KOA Kampground

Major Sponsor
547 Garden Ave.
Billings, MT 59101
406-252-3104

Best Western Clocktower Inn

Sport Sponsor
2511 1st Ave. N.
Billings, MT 59101
406-259-5511
1-800-628-9081

Billings Hotel and Convention Center

Sport Sponsor
1223 Mullowney Lane
Billings, MT 59101
406-248-7151

Boothill Inn

Sport Sponsor

242 East Airport Rd.
Billings, MT 59105
406-245-2000
1-866-266-8445

Yellowstone County Lodging Association

The Cherry Tree Inn

823 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
406-252-5603
*BSSG Rate

Northern Hotel

19 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
406-867-6767

LaQuinta Inns & Suites

5720 S Frontage Road
Billings, MT 59101
406-252-1188

Towne Place Suites

2480 Grant Rd
Billings, MT 59101
406-652-7106
Code: BSG


Divisions & Categories

Age Group is determined by the average age of each performer in the dance routine. Age Group is rounded up if it is 0.5 or higher. The age of a performer is the age they are during the competition. The average age is automatically computed during online registrations. There is no Age Group for Production Routine or Teacher Feature.

Performance: Any dancer with 3 or less years of dance experience.
Competitive: Any dancer with 4 years or more of dance experience.

Age Group Average Age
Mini 0 - 6
Adaptive (All Ages) 0 - 20
Petite 7 - 8
Junior 9 - 11
Teen 12 - 14
Senior 15 - 19
Adult 20 - up
*The routine dance must be in the skill code (Performance, Competitive, Teacher) of the MOST experienced dancer.
Categories
BALLET

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.

LYRICAL

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.

CONTEMPORARY

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.

JAZZ

Characterized movement through the use of improvised and classic jazz styles Appropriate shoes must be worn.

HIP HOP/FUNK

Movement incurring improvised steps and gestures that rhythmically use hip hop music. Appropriate shoes must be worn.

TAP

A dance tapped audibly with the feet. Tap shoes must be worn. Prerecorded tap sound are prohibited.

CLOGGING **NEW**

A routine containing clogging skills and technique including direction changes and partner work where more than one dancer is present.

OPEN **NEW**

Performance demostrating and style of dance or combination of dance styles

VARIETY ARTS

Routines that are not straight jazz, ballet, lyrical, or modern. Combination of styles allowed.

BATON **NEW**

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 used.

INTERNATIONAL/FOLK DANCE

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.

STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY

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.

BALLROOM

Contact Andrew Baker for more information. (406) 696-0373.