Categories

Ballet Demi Pointe:

Display classical or contemporary ballet technique. Ballet shoes or soft blocks are to be worn.

Pointe:

Classical or other Ballet technique with the emphasis on strong pointe work.

Demi-Character:

Must portray a theme throughout using 60% ballet technique performed on pointe or demi pointe.

Contemporary Ballet:

Music is expressed using modern dance movements in a balletic form with any theme.

Contemporary/Modern:

Interpretive contemporary expression using modern dance techniques and movements.

Jazz:

Competitors must maintain jazz movements. Only Two acro tricks are permitted. Then a mark is deducted for each additional trick.

Lyrical:

90% dance movements expressing the words or a story with emotion, balance, extension, control and technique.

Tap:

Routine must contain 80% tap technique. Music may not contain tap sounds.

Song and Dance:

The song is to be sung with/without a microphone, without prerecorded words. The routine must contain 50% vocal and 50% dances and may not present a singer who does not dance. (StarCatchers does not provide any microphones.)

Vocal:

Routines must primarily consist of vocals.

Musical Theatre:

Portraying a theme. The routine must have a 60% dance and 40% other (acting or mime). Characterization through lip-syncing, props, and minimal vocalization are permitted.

Acro:

The routines shall not exceed 60% acrobatics (with a min. of 4 acro tricks or tumbling run/passes) and contain at least 40% dance movement.

Hip Hop:

can include Crump, Breakdance, Funk, Street Dancing, Free Style Choreography.

Specialty:

Any dance that does not fit into any of the above categories.

Interpretive solo:

You choose the dance form and we will choose the music. Same price as a solo.

This is a great opportunity for dance who are thinking of becoming professional. This is a great introduction to auditions. The judges will provide a piece of music for the dance form that is specified on your entry form. The dancer will listen to it on stage, and then have the opportunity to try out some moves and lastly perform their interpretation of the music for their adjudication. This is a lot of fun and a great learning experience with a critique provided by each of the judges.

 

Note: Acrobatics is defined as any 360 degree rotation when the performer’s feet are above their head. Illusions, front and back rolls are allowed, as well as partner lifts that may end up with partner’s feet over their heads! Interpretive solo mark is for a score and not eligible for trophies or other awards.