All entries must be entered online by deadline date and be accompanied by studio payment (all major credit cards are accepted). Entry fees are non-refundable.
**Deadline date is 35 days prior to the start date of the competition you are attending. Entry fees are non-refundable. There is a $25 late fee for each late entry entered after the deadline date.
* Any entry added less than 5 days prior to the competition start date will be charged a $50 late fee for each late entry. An entry added less than 5 days prior to the competition start date may not be eligible to win the Overall High Score Award and prize money. However, the late entry will qualify to win the Standard High Point award at each age level entered.
If a solo or duo/trio (D/T) wins first place with a specific routine at Nationals in a previous year, it may not compete that specific routine again at a Regional competition the following year with the same dancers. In Regional competitions, a routine winning first place in high point will not be eligible for first place again in a Regional event in the same season.
Dancers entering solos and D/Ts will have only their highest score awarded during the top five High Point Awards at each age and entry level (New Starz, Rising Starz, Starz). Example: Dancer X has the highest three solo scores in the Rising Starz Preteen solo category. Dancer X will have his or her highest score awarded only once. We will then award the next four eligible Dancer’s scores. This same rule will apply to D/Ts containing the same dancers.
The Acrobatic category MUST contain more than five gymnastic or acrobatic tricks. All other categories may NOT contain more than five tricks. Passes are considered one trick as well as tricks being performed simultaneously. Props are allowed in all routines. The following items are prohibited from use in routines. Water and other liquids, latex balloons, fire swords, knives and toy guns are prohibited as well.
Studios that have multiple locations may enter as separate studios; provided they are not located at the same physical location and are not being taught by the same teacher. We require the studios to have some sort of denotation in the studio name (Studio 1234 South Bend, Studio 1234 East Bend) to be able to keep their entries separate.
Studios and Independents entering less than 5 routines are not eligible to win the Overall High Score Award and prize money, but will be allowed to win once in the Standard High Point awards at each age level entered. Daddy Daughter, Mother Daughter and Adult routines are not eligible for the Overall High Score Award.
These rules exist to protect the integrity of the competition and avoid controversy.
*Solicitation of dancers at competitions is strictly prohibited.
*Note to Parents: Parents are not permitted backstage, unless authorized by their studio.