COVID-19 RESPONSE

2020 has presented each of us with some very challenging and complicated circumstances in order to adhere to government mandates and laws as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we look forward towards our 2021 competitive season, our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of every person involved with DARE2DANCE Inc.  We will continue to be vigilant with monitoring the situation.  Any developments affecting our event dates will be posted here.  Specific details regarding Health & Safety protocols for 2021 events will be confirmed and posted closer to the event date(s).  DARE2DANCE as you practice social distancing.

 

2021 GUIDELINES

In an effort to provide a safe and efficient environment with professionalism and objectivity,
DARE2DANCE Inc. reserves the right to update its rules, terms, and conditions.
DARE2DANCE Inc. reserves the right to asses individual situations and resolve any issues to the best of their ability.  Every effort will be made to uphold the
rules and regulations of DARE2DANCE Inc.

FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICY

All those participating and/or attending DARE2DANCE Inc. competitions agree to respect and uphold an inclusive environment encouraging a healthy competitive event with age appropriate performances and music.  Any form of harassment will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification and/or eviction from event.  Inappropriate gestures and use of inappropriate music may result in deduction and/or disqualification.

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DARE2DANCE

RULES

AGE DIVISIONS

AGE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2020

 

MINI : 8 & UNDER

JUNIOR: 9 - 11

INTERMEDIATE: 12 - 14

SENIOR: 15 - 19

ADULT: 20+

AVERAGE AGE CALCULATION FOR GROUPS: decimal from .01 to .49 will be rounded down; decimal from .50 to .99 will be rounded up.  Example: Group average age 8.49 will be entered in age 8 division; group average 8.50 will be entered as age 9 category.

*Studio Directors, Choreographers, and/or Independents must have proof of age of all performers available upon request during competition weekend in the event of a challenge regarding entry classification.  Failure to comply may result in disqualification.

*DARE2DANCE Inc. reserves the right to re-classify any routine to be found in violation of age division parameters.

CATEGORY

SOLO: 1 DANCER - maximum 3 minutes

DUET: 2 DANCERS - maximum 3 minutes

TRIO: 3 DANCERS - maximum 3 minutes

 

SMALL GROUP:

4 - 9 DANCERS - max 3.5 minutes

LARGE GROUP:

10 - 15 DANCERS - max 3.5 minutes 

LINE:

16 - 20 DANCERS - max 3.5 minutes

EXTENDED LINE:

21 OR MORE DANCERS -

max 8 minutes

*Prop set-up and tear down must not exceed 1.5 minutes.  MUST notify DARE2DANCE Inc. at time of registration if large props require more time.  Failure to comply will result in mark deductions.

*Time violations will result in mark deductions.

CLASSIFICATIONS

NOVICE

SOLO: No prior competitive dance experience in any genre of dance.

DUET/TRIO: 100% of dancers must have no prior competitive dance experience in any genre of dance.

GROUPS: 75% of groups must be comprised of dancers with no prior competitive dance experience in any genre of dance.

 

COMPETITIVE

SOLO: Less than 6 hours of training per week in any genre of dance.

DUET/TRIO: 100% of dancers must have less than 6 hours of training per week in any genre of dance.

GROUPS: 75% of groups must be comprised of dancers with less than 6 hours of training per week in any genre of dance.

 

ADVANCED COMPETITIVE

SOLO: More than 6 hours of training per week in any genre of dance.

DUET/TRIO: 100% of dancers must have more than 6 hours of training per week in any genre of dance.

GROUPS: 75% of groups must be comprised of dancers with more than 6 hours of training per week in any genre of dance.

 

PROFESSIONAL

Dancers 18 years of age and older receiving financial compensation for any genre of dance instruction, choreography, and/or live performances.  Any routine containing a professional performer must be entered into the Professional Classification.

 

*DARE2DANCE Inc. reserves the right to re-classify any routine that is found to be in violation of any category an/or classification parameters.  Violations will result in mark deductions and/or disqualifications from Overall Awards.

SCORING

TITANIUM: 95+

PLATINUM: 90 - 94.99

GOLD: 85 - 89.99

SILVER: 80 - 84.99

BRONZE: 79.99 & UNDER

CLASSIFICATIONS

 

DANCE GENRES

JAZZ

Routine consisting of standard jazz technique demonstrating coordination and style with limited floor work and partnering.  

1 Acro Trick permitted.  

PLEASE NOTE: Illusions, Shoulder Rolls, and entering/exiting of Lifts are NOT considered an Acro Trick.

BALLET

Routine consisting of classical ballet technique demonstrating a combination of fluidity and precision of movement.  Includes demi-pointe and demi-character.  Acro tricks strictly prohibited.

POINTE

Routine consisting of classical ballet technique performed in Pointe shoes, demonstrating a combination of fluidity and precision of movement.

 Acro Tricks strictly prohibited.

ACROBATICS

Routine consisting of Acro/Gymnastic movements combined with any other genre of dance.  At least 50% of routine must consist of acrobatic tricks including, but not limited to,

Aerials, Balances, Tumbling Pass, etc.

ACRO TRICK: Dancer completes a 360-degree rotation with hips and/or both feet above their head.  

Examples: Including but not limited to all forms of each of the following: Aerials, Cartwheels, Handstands, Headstands, etc.  

A Tumbling Pass is considered a single Acro Trick.  

PLEASE NOTE: Illusions, Shoulder Rolls, and entering/exiting of Lifts are NOT considered an Acro Trick.

Routines that do not qualify in any other category in any genre of dance.  Includes Ethnic styles of dance.  Maximum of 5 Acro Tricks permitted.  

 

OPEN

LYRICAL

Routine utilizing ballet and jazz technique to evoke emotional interpretation of music lyrics.  

1 Acro Trick permitted.  

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Routine consisting of any genre of dance while combined simultaneously with

acting and/or lip syncing

based on live productions

(i.e. Broadway shows)

and/or musicals.  

1 Acro Trick permitted.  

HIP HOP

Routine based on Urban Street Style of dancing including Funk, Freestyle, Breaking/BBoy, Krump, Dancehall and Wacking.

Only 3 Acro Tricks

based on Breaking/BBoy maneuvers permitted.  

Example: head spins, chest stands, flips, and/or hand stands.

TAP

Routine demonstrating musicality through the percussion of tap shoes.  Use of tap sounds in music strictly prohibited. 

MODERN

Routine utilizing the entire body interpreting music by fusion of different genres of dance with unique artistic expression.  

2 Acro Tricks permitted.  

Limited use of Lifts permitted.

CONTEMPORARY/

SONG & DANCE

Routine consisting of vocals combined with any genre of dance.  Lead vocals on music strictly prohibited.  1 Acro trick permitted.  PLEASE NOTE: Microphones must be provided by studio/organization/independent.  Sound checks must be scheduled during adjudication breaks.

PRODUCTION

Routine based primarily on a concept, theme, or storyline utilizing any genre of dance.  

Lip syncing and/or acting permitted.  Acro tricks permitted.

 *DARE2DANCE Inc. and its partner vendors

are not liable for the use of microphones.  Additional fees may apply.

**Dare2Dance Inc. reserves the right to re-classify any routine that is found to be in violation of any category and/or classification parameters.  

Violations will result in mark deductions and/or disqualifications

from Overall Awards.

 
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AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Every entry can qualify for an Overall Award!
*All Overall Awards are based on number of qualified entries.  DARE2DANCE Inc. reserves the right to change awards relative to entrants.

DO YOU DARE!

 

COMPETITION AWARD

Awarded to each competitor
for level of achievement of each performance.

SPECIAL AWARDS

Each adjudication session will award
"MOST ENTERTAINING" ,
"BEST CHOREOGRAPHY"  ,
and "HIGHEST SCORE OF THE SESSION."

TOP STUDIO

Awarded to studios with highest top 10 average marks of competition weekend.
*To qualify studios must have a minimum 15 entries of which 5 are groups.

OVERALL AWARDS

TOP 3 for each Dance Genre
TOP 3 for each Age Division in each Category
TOP PRODUCTION *
*Based on number of entries

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info@dare2danceinc.com 

Tel: 905-775-6359

DARE2DANCE Inc. provides an outlet for choreographers and dancers to challenge themselves by demonstrating their passion for the art of dance through a fun and exciting competitive experience.  We endeavour to provide an environment to further the development and talent of choreographers and dancers by exposing them to leading professionals.