Event Information

DanceSport Stage

Dates

  • Friday, April 3, 2020 (if needed)
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Sunday, April 5, 2020 (if needed)

Other Info

Award Ceremony following competition on Saturday AND Sunday.

 Entry Form

 Sport Information


Location

Skyview High School
1775 High Sierra Blvd
Billings, MT 59105


Headquarter Hotel

Boothill Inn
Phone 1-406-245-2000
ask for BSSG Rate

Best Western Clocktower Inn
Phone 1-406-259-5511


Ballroom

Contact Andrew Baker (406-696-0373) for information about the Ballroom Competition


State Games of America

To view the State Games of America Qualifier Information please click here.

Entry Fees

Solo: $30/routine
Duo/Trio: $25/dancer
Group:
(Minimum 4 dancers, no maximum)
$20/dancer
Production:
(Minimum 15 dancers)
$20/dancer
Adaptive:
$10/dancer
 Online Entry Deadline: March 11, 2020

Make checks payable to Big Sky State Games

$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.

    additional $4 processing fee for each online and paper transaction

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Skyview High School
1775 High Sierra Blvd
Billings, MT 59105

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Age Groups

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.