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National Finals Registration Information
Solos & Duet/Trio: 6 & Under, 7 Years, 8 Years, 9 Years, 10 Years, 11 Years, 12 Years, 13 Years, 14 Years, 15 Years, 16 Years, 17 Years, 18 Years, 19 Years, 19 & Over
Groups, Lines, & Extended Lines: 6 & Under, 7 - 8 Years, 9 - 10 Years, 11 - 12 Years, 13 - 14 Years, 15 - 16 Years, 17 - 18 Years, 19 & Over
Productions: 12 & Under, 13 & Over
Ages as of January 1st, 2013.
Average age of competitors as of January 1st, 2013. Add ages together
and divide by the number of competitors in the routine, drop decimal place.
Average age of competitors as of January 1st, 2013.
Average age of competitors as of January 1st, 2013. Add ages together and divide by the number of competitors in the routine, drop decimal place. Productions will compete amongst themselves for an Overall Trophy and one cash award.
Category are NOT eligible for Overalls or cash awards. Routines restricted to groups or lines only.
*Note*: There will be special pins and awards given as follows:
Top 3 Solo & Duet/Trio performances (for each age group)
Small Group: 4 - 9 Dancers
Large Group: 10 - 15 Dancers
Line: 16 + Dancers
Extended Line: 16 + Dancers
Production: 20 + Dancers
Solos: 3 Min.
Improv Solo: 1.5 Mins.
Duet/Trios: 3 Min.
Small Groups: 3 Min.
Large Groups/Lines: 4 Min.
Extended Line: 5 Min.
Production: 6 to 8 Minutes. Please contact our office before the competition to assist in scheduling your set up and take down. You must have your own crew to set up and take down your props. Please make sure the crew knows the set up.
*Note*: All Novice/Pre-Competitive time limits for all routine are 2.5 minutes only. (Maximum) NO EXCEPTIONS.
The following categories are offered at CanDance (in all three divisions: Novice, Competitive, and Pre-Competitive):
Demi-Pointe / Demi-Character
Pointe (any use of point shoes)
Jazz (2 acro tricks)
Tap (No pre-recorded tap sounds)
Musical Theatre (includes "Song and Dance" and "Lip Sync")
Hip Hop/Street Style
Open (This is for any routine that does not seem appropriate in any of the above listed categories.)
Adult (restricted to groups and lines only and not eligible for overall awards)
Please call our office for all fee information. All fees include taxes.
Is open to all categories and sizes (Solo, Duet / Trio, Group and Line).
Is a person that has never competed before in a Solo, Duet or Trio. They may have competed in a group.
Must be 100% novice.
Is a person that has competed before. This division is eligible for all overalls and Diamond Dance-Off.
This category is suited for the recreational dancer and the part time competitive dancer. With a required 4 hours or less training per week. This dancer may not compete in the competitive division.
Will compete amongst themselves for Overall Awards and Cash Awards.
Interpretation and Self Expression are an integral part of a dancer! CanDance would like to assist young dancers to be able to express their creativity through contemporary movement. This category will allow dancers to experience IMPROV on stage! Dancers will dance in two levels, Junior 9 - 12 and Senior 13 & Over. They will have the opportunity to listen to a song chosen by the judges. Each dancer will pick a number out of a hat and dance in that order. Dancers will be allowed to dance for one minute. Song choice will be at the discretion of the judges, including whether dancers will have to dance to the same song or different songs. Dancers will not be given a critique or score. The 3 judges will confer, and then place the category for scholarships. Scholarships will be dependant on the number of entries. Judges will be looking for creativity, emotional execution, technique, interpretation, musicality and overall performance. There is no dress code, however, dance wear in its simplest form with no costumes.
Another part of becoming a professional dancer is to get in the door for an audition. Modelling also another aspect of the dance industry. Dancers can submit up to 3 photos (may be dance photos or head shots). Judges will choose and award a trophy to one winner per city who they feel is "Most Photogenic". There is no age category and the award is dependent on the number of entries. The category will be split into two age divisions. Please submit entries by mail and specify which city you will be competing in. All submissions must be made by the dance studio. All photos are solely for the use of the "Most Photogenic" competition and will not be sold, distributed, or reproduced to other parties. All photos will become the property of CanDance and will not be returned.