Event Information

DanceSport Stage

Dates

  • Friday, April 15, 2016 (if needed)
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • Sunday, April 17, 2016

Other Info

Award Ceremony following competition on Saturday AND Sunday.


Location

Skyview High School
1775 High Sierra Blvd
Billings, MT 59105


Headquarter Hotel

Bighorn Resort
Phone 1-877-995-8999
ask for BSSG Rate

Entry Fees

Solo: $30/routine
Duo/Trio: $25/dancer
Group:
(Minimum 4 dancers, no maximum)
$20/dancer
Production:
(Minimum 15 dancers)
$20/dancer
 Online Entry Deadline:
$50 late fee will be assessed for entries postmarked from March 29 to April 4. No entry forms will be accepted after April 4, 2016.

Event Photos

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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 starting on April 15th, 2016. The average age is automatically computed during online registrations. There is no Age Group for Production Routine or Teacher Feature.

Junior: Any dancer with 3 or less years of dance experience.
Senior: Any dancer with 4 years or more of dance experience.

Age Group Average Age
Mini 0 - 6
Petite 7 - 8
Junior 9 - 11
Teen 12 - 14
Senior 15 - 19
Adult 20 - up
*The routine dance must be in the skill code (Junior, Senior, 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 danced in ballet slippers. Dance may be classical or character work.

POINTE

A dance characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. Performances must be danced in pointe shoes and consist of pointe/toe technique. 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.

VARIETY ARTS

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

MUSICAL THEATRE

Routine featuring any style of dance from a Broadway, Movie or Television show. Routine can include vocal, lip sync, or any spoken words, props are OK.

POM/DRILL

Any routine that consists of drills or kicks or uses mostly arm moves including pompons and floor patterns. Dance not based on ballet technique. Performance with pompons must be at least 75% of the routine. Open to Junior High, High School and College Teams. No stunting.

INTERNATIONAL/FOLK DANCE

Extending across or transcending national boundaries with dance. Cultural dance such as folk, clogging, African, Highland, Hawaiian, Irish Step, etc.

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.

BALLROOM

Contact Andrew Baker for more information. (406) 696-0373. Competition will be held April 16, 2016.