Please review all of the Ultimate Dance Showcase Rules and Regulations before registering your dancers. We’ve tried to cover all of the details, but if you need further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07828 676 999.
Solo : 1 performer
Duet/Trio : 2-3 performers
Small Group : 4-9 performers
Large Group : 10-19 performers
Production : 20+ performers
Acro: Routine that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements.
Ballet : Routine that includes classical ballet steps and technique. Ballet slippers only.
Contemporary : Routine that combines both lyrical and modern movements.
Lyrical: A combination of jazz and ballet techniques to slow music with lyrics to inspire movements to express emotions.
Hip-Hop : Routine that includes street dance styles performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.
Jazz : Routine that consists of primarily jazz technique.
Musical Theatre : Routine that features any style of dance that interprets a song from a Broadway Show or Movie Musical (backing vocals permitted, but microphones may be limited).
Open : Routines in this category can either be a combination of multiple genres or ones that may not fall into any other dance division.
Pointe : Routine must include classical ballet pointe technique. Pointe shoes only.
Tap : Routine must include tap technique and primarily tap work. Please no pre-recorded tap sounds in music.
Vocal: Vocal presentation. Accompaniment must be pre-recorded. (No lead vocals may be recorded; only backup vocals will be permitted). Microphone will be provided.
Novice : Routines in this level are for beginning dancers ONLY who have little or no experience competing. Dancers may only be considered ‘novice’ dancers for a maximum of 2 years. Entries will be adjudicated, and will receive Overall Placements within this level. This division is not eligible for Title Awards and will only be placed in Overall Placements against other novice level routines.
Competitive : Routines in this level are for experienced dancers or those who do not wish to enter into the novice level. All competitive solo entries are eligible to compete in the Title Division. Competitive routines will only be placed in Overall Placements against other competitive level routines.
Mini : ages 8 and under
Junior : ages 9-11
Teen : ages 12-14
Senior : ages 15-19
Adult : Age 20+
A £5 entry fee is required to enter for a chance to win Title. All Title entries will be judged during the performance of their chosen routine during the competition. Title Awards will be given out during the award ceremony in which that solo routine was performed. Please be advised, only one Title entry per dancer is allowed (this means if you have more than one solo, you can only enter one for Title).
Only dance solo entries are eligible for Title. No vocal solo entries.
Dancers are eligible to win Title at more than one regional competition; however, this must be with a different routine. For example, if you enter with Solo A at Birmingham, you cannot enter with Solo A at Kent.
*If there is only one routine that is entered for Title in an age division, the routine must score at least 285 points out of 300 in order to receive the Title.*
Mini Miss/Mr. Ultimate Dance Showcase (ages 8 and under)
Junior Miss/Mr. Ultimate Dance Showcase (ages 9-11)
Teen Miss/Mr. Ultimate Dance Showcase (ages 12-14)
Senior Miss/Mr. Ultimate Dance Showcase (ages 15-19)
*OVERTIME WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC POINT DEDUCTION OF ¼ POINT FOR EVERY 5 SECONDS OF OVERTIME.
Solos : 2:00 minutes
Duo/Trio : 2:45 minutes
Small Group : 3:00 minutes
Large Group : 4:00 minutes
Production : 5:00 minutes
Contestants are required to email their own music as an mp3 or m4a format to email@example.com AT LEAST 10 days before the event. We strongly suggest that you also bring a backup on a CD or iPod device in case of a technical issue.
Please label your music and send in the following format:
Song: The name of your routine
Artist: The name of your studio/school
|General Division||Fee||Time Limit||Extras|
|Solo (1 performer)||£32 per person||2:00 minutes||Title Competition: £5|
|Duet/Trio (2-3 performers)||£45 per routine||2:45 minutes|
|Small Group (4-9 performers)||£10 per person||3:00 minutes|
|Large Group (10-19 performers)||£8 per person||4:00 minutes|
|Production (20+ performers)||£8 per person||5:00 minutes|
JUDGING SYSTEM & AWARDS
Score out of 300 total points
Each judge can award up to 100 points
290-300 points : Ultimate Platinum
286-289 points : Ultimate High Gold
280-285 points : Ultimate Gold
276-279 points : Ultimate High Silver
270-275 points : Ultimate Silver
269 points and below : Ultimate Bronze
Individual Judges Scoring out of 100 points:
25 points : Performance
Overall performance of the dancers. Including facial expressions, connection with the music/story, connection with the audience/judges, connection with other performers on stage.
25 points : Choreography
Formations are interesting/clear, includes different levels and variation, choreography is appropriate for all dancers based on age and experience.
25 points : Technique
The level of technical proficiency for the specific dance category.
25 points : Music
The music adheres to the time limit requirements for the entry type. Music is appropriate for the age of the performers and contains no explicit content.
High Scores : High scores will be awarded for each age/dance category (ie. Top Teen Contemporary Solo Novice).
Overall High Scores : Overall high scores will be awarded. This will be the highest scoring routines of that segment including all age/dance categories in both novice and competitive levels. (ie. Top Teen Solo Novice)
Judge’s Awards : Judge’s awards are given out during each award ceremony and are created by the judge’s, for a routine of their choice.
Choreography Awards : Choreography awards are given out during each award ceremony and are presented to the choreographers from the judges.
Ultimate Showdown Invitation: The top 5 highest scoring routines in both the novice and competitive level from each Regional Competition will be invited to compete in the Ultimate Showdown at our National Competition. These routines will compete at Nationals for the Ultimate Grand Prize!