Setting the Standard

AWARDS & RUBRIC

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Guiding the Next Generation

Guiding the Next Generation

The dance world is forever evolving and there are many avenues of success when it comes to a career as a dance artist. the guiDANCE experience blends the convention and competitive dance arenas of today with the education and tools necessary for a dancer's future success. 

Our competition and educational platform is bringing competitive dance to the next level: providing world-class connection and mentorship with our faculty and partners globally, as well as building a solid foundation for dancer's futures through scholarships for various programs throughout the United States.  

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Scholarships

Adjudication Awards

Adjudication Awards

 

Special Awards

Special Awards

Title Awards

Title Awards

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Rubric & Standards

Rubric & Standards

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

The Details

 

Adjudication Awards

Adjudication Awards

Each entry will be competing against a predetermined amount of points and will be reflected in our scoring rubric.

 

All entries will be adjudicated by three (3) qualified faculty members.

 

All ties will be broken by the technique score.

If a tie remains the head judge will break the tie.
 

Awards will be presented based on the following scores

as an average of the three (3) adjudicating faculty,

where each entry is scored out of 100:
 

PLATINUM 93-100

HIGH GOLD 83-92.99

GOLD 73-82.99

HIGH SILVER 63-72.99

​PLACEMENT AWARDS

The top third (no more than top 10) in each age and each level division will receive a placement award. For example if there are ten entries in a division, the top three will be announced.

 

Special Awards

Special Awards

Student Choreography 

The highest scoring Student Choreography entry will be announced and recognized in the awards session. If more than 10 entries, the top 3 will be announced.

CHOREOGRAPHY & INNOVATION

In the general competition category, adjudicators will award at least one (1) Choreography & Innovation award per event. The choreographer will be announced and recognized at the awards session.

MUSIC TO OUR EYES

Awarded to up to four (4) entries (solo, duo, trio and/or group) at each event that demonstrate exceptional musicality.

ARTIST & ATHLETE

Co-presented with ​Apolla Performance.​ At adjudicators’ discretion, awarded to up to four (4) entries (solo, duo, trio and/or group) at each event that demonstrate exceptional Athleticism and Artistry.

SPIRIT SWAG

Awarded to up to four (4) entries (solo, duo, trio and/or group) at each event that resonate with our adjudicators as demonstrating Youth Protection Advocates in Dance values. In some cases, these awards may be given to event attendees who are “good samaritans” and whose behavior will be recognized at our awards session.

WELL ROUNDED STUDIO

Awarded to one (1) studio at each event that demonstrates training and performance in a variety of dance genres.

GENRE AWARDS

Overall award for one dance representing each genre.

All numbers are eligible. The adjudicators panel will select a memorable performance that may be a creative expression or honoring of a particular genre's traditions. This award is not correlated with scores or the rubric.

ADJUDICATOR SPECIAL AWARDS

Each adjudicator can choose up to two (2) entries for a unique award and recognition not listed here.

Title Awards

Title Awards

Pre-professional soloists may register to compete for the title within their division.

Each title winner will receive a cash prize
if there are three or more entries in their age division.

 

 Cash: Mini: $50
 

Scholarship to be used for dance and/or academic study

○  Petite: $50

○  Junior: $50

○  Teen: $50

○  Senior: $100
 

Cash in the age category. prize will only be awarded
when there are at least three (3) entries


Teen and Senior title winner will receive a pair of Apolla shocks of their choice.
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TITLE COMPETITION WINNERS: ​
will be announced and recognized at our awards ceremony.

in the age category.

 

Rubric & Standards

Rubric & Standards

Our Youth Protection Advocates in Dance Certified team will provide feedback in the form of audio recordings that will address elements of each entry such as, but not limited to: technique, performance quality, choreography, movement,

music, age-appropriateness,  costume and concept choices based on Y.P.A.D. standards and scientific research.

TECHNIQUE
(0-40 Points)

Form, clarity, strength, flexibility, demonstration and execution of level-appropriate movement and concepts.  Evaluation of appropriateness includes the safety and suitability for the performer(s).

MUSICALITY & CHOREOGRAPHY
(0-20 Points)

Firstly, we consider choreographic choices provided. how suited it is to the technical abilities of the dancer(s), originality in movement, concept and staging, and the integration of these elements to convey story, character, emotion, etc. Secondly, we evaluate the execution of the choreography based on perceived accuracy, musicality and timing, overall flow and cleanliness.

PERFORMANCE QUALITY
(0-20 Points)

Though we cannot evaluate artistry the same way we evaluate athleticism, we can consider the impact and perceieved authenticity of a performance. Factors include facial expressions, smooth integration of props and set pieces if applicable, overall movement quality and ability to convincingly portray the message that the choreographer seems to have set out to achieve.

OVERALL IMPACT
(0-20 Points)

We consider the cumulatative effect of all choreographic choices and dancer performance, including the cohesion of musicality, costume, movement, tone and energy, etc. Pieces and performers that are especially memorable and/or emotionally striking in some way will receive more points in this category.

TOTAL SCORE

(0-300 Points)

Scores are calculated by the tabulator. The highest possible score is 100 per judge, 300 total. The final score is the average of the three total scores minus deductions, if applicable.

Form, clarity, strength, flexibility, demonstration and execution of level-appropriate movement and concepts.  Evaluation of appropriateness includes the safety and suitability for the performer(s).

 

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

 

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