Our goal in presenting these expectations, deduction system and the guiDANCE definition for disqualified pieces is to be preventative.

We  believe it is possible to have a dance competition that lets kids be kids, encourages community building, artistic expression and honors and promotes the vast positive elements of the dance competition experience!


What does it mean to be a YPAD Certified Competition?

The first part of the registration process is to review the artistic standards below. These artistic standards for a family friendly environment and the scoring process below are the means by which our adjudicating faculty award each entry both their adjudicated, special and high scoring awards.



Our intention is to unite artists that are committed to maintaining this environment and provide a platform for healthy educational experiences and expressions for youth in dance and its audience members.