Acro: A routine that consists of both acrobatic/gymnastic technique along with dance choreography, inclusive of tricks.
Ballet: A routine that consists of ballet technique while incorporating classical movements and steps.
Character Ballet: A routine portraying a character or stereotype and must consist of ballet technique.
Contemporary: A routine that incorporates the modern technique.
Hip Hop: A routine that consists of freestyle, street dance, break, funk, etc.
Jazz: A routine consisting primarily of jazz technique. Must not contain more than 3 Acro tricks.
Lyrical: A routine that expresses the lyrics of the music. Must not contain more than 3 Acro tricks.
Modern: A routine consisting of modern technique movement. Should incorporate balance, control and extensions.
Musical Theatre: A routine portraying a character(s) through dance and costuming. Lip syncing is allowed. Any form of dance may be incorporated.
Open: A routine which does not fit into any other dance category. Up to 8 Acro tricks are permitted.
Pointe: A routine performed in pointe shoes using classical ballet steps or contemporary ballet technique.
Production: A routine must have a minimum of 17 dancers. Can incorporate any style(s) of dance or acrobatics but must have a story/theme portrayed throughout the entire performance.*All productions compete against each other for the Overall Production Award * Must be 3 to qualify.
Song and Dance: A routine consisting of dance and vocals. Pre-recording of songs are not permitted. Routine must consist of at least 50% dance.*Microphones are permitted and supplied by the studio.
Tap: A routine consists primarily of tap technique. Pre-recorded tap sounds are not permitted.
Munchkin - 6 & Under
Mini - 7 to 9
Junior - 10 to 12
Intermediate - 13 to 15
Senior - 16 to 19
Adult - 20 & Over
*All divisions compete against true age category.
Solo - 1 Dancer
Duet/Trio - 2 to 3 Dancers
Petite Group - 4 to 6 Dancers
Small Group - 7 to 9 Dancers
Large Group - 10 to 12 Dancers
Line - 13 to 17 Dancers
Extended Line - 17+ Dancers
Production - 17+ Dancers
*Must have in 3 in category to receive Overall Awards.
*Solos, Duet/Trios receive medals
*All Groups receive ribbons
*Soloists can only place once in Overalls. Highest Mark is received and placed where eligible