Classifications

Novice:

(Solo, Duet, Trio) is a competitor who has never placed in a competition in the discipline in which they are competing and must be 100% novice dancers.   Groups must be new to that discipline of dance. Ratio of 80% must be novice dancers within a group, line or ext. line routine.

More information: A dancer who performed in a group, which placed, may not dance as a novice in a group but may dance as a novice in a solo, duet or trio (subject to novice group/line definition). A competitor who has placed as a soloist must dance in the open category within that discipline, but may enter as a novice in another discipline in which the competitor has not placed.

Pre Competitive:

Max. 6 hours or less of dance lessons/rehearsals per week. 100% must be PreCompetitive. This is suited to the recreational or part time competitive dancer. Dance Routines will be disqualified if a dancer is found within other classifications, the exception being extended line and production (Novice OR Open is acceptable). This is to encourage recreational dancers and have a fair competition.

Open:

Dancers who have previously placed in a competition in that form of dance. ONLY ext. lines, and productions may contain 1 professional to 15 amateur dancers and must not be showcased. If the ratio is higher than 1-15 within the routine. they must compete in the professional category. NO exceptions.

Professional:

is a competitor who receives income from the performance or teaching of dance (min. 10 hrs/wk): Also a teacher who holds a membership in a dance association, teacher’s certificate, or union card for the performing arts is considered to have professional status. No overalls are in this category.

Celebrity (adult/parent routines):

All proceeds go to Sick Children’s Hospital. Bring your parents class out for their “Celebrity Performance”. One Entry per studio with an entry fee of only $10.00 p.p. for lines or ext. lines. This is any non-professional adult performance and limited entries per venue.

Please Note: Professional/Celebrity categories are not eligible for any Overall Awards, Cash or Scholarships. It is about bragging rights and having fun. Medals will be awarded.