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GENERAL CATEGORIES:

         

          Solo: 1 dancer

          Duo/Trio: 2-3 dancers

          Small Group: 4-9 dancers

          Large Group: 10-19 dancers

          Production: 20+ dancers


LEVELS:

We have provided guidelines that will assist studio directors and instructors with division placement of each performer.  Individual performers must perform all solo routines in the same division. In the event that a group routine has performers from different divisions, the routine will be classified according to the division of the majority of the performers.

Recreational Division (Entry Level):  This division is for artists who are enrolled in weekly instruction totaling less than 2 hours and have little or no competitive dance experience. Artists in this division will not be eligible for cash prizes or "Ultimate Dream" award.  

Intermediate Division: This division is for artists who are enrolled in weekly instruction of 3-5 hours and have limited competitive dance experience.  Artists in this division will not be eligible for cash prizes or “Ultimate Dream” award.  
 
Advanced Division:  This division is for artists who are enrolled in weekly instruction totaling more than 5 hours with significant in-studio training and competitive dance experience.

In the event that a routine is clearly mis-classified, the routine may be re-assigned to the appropriate division at the sole discretion of the judges.  Scores will not be affected due to change.

 
Improv Routines:
Registered dancers may be invited to perform a special “Improv” routine.  This routine will be a 30 second improv dance performance using randomly selected music.  Dancers will not know the music choice ahead of time, and can dance any genre they prefer once the music starts. 


Title Routines:

Any dancer in the ADVANCED level who is doing a solo may opt to add the "regional title" component. In addition to the solo routine, the dancer will perform a "title" routine that consists of a short interview followed by a 20-second dance. Please contact Dream Dance Challenge for specific instructions regarding the Title presentation. There is a nominal charge for the title routine. For scoring purposes, the "title" routine is scored separately, and the two scores (standard and title routines) are combined for a separate awards category. The standard routine is still scored on its own.