What is a national dance competition?

Our National Dance Competitions are a celebration of dance where performers will get a chance to make new friends from around the country, compete for top CASH prizes, perform on our National Dance Team, and learn from some of the best dance professionals in the industry.

What is the purpose of a dance competition?

A dance competition is an event in which individuals and groups of dancers from all different studios come together for the purpose of showcasing their routines, receiving feedback from judges, and competing for placements and various awards.

What happens at a dance competition?

Dance schools bring their students to compete. Judges, usually dance teachers or choreographers, score each piece on the spot, often out of 100 points. At the end of the day, winners receive titles and trophies. Sometimes there are small cash awards or gift cards.

What are the benefits of dance competitions?

  • Teamwork Development. Working with others is essential in all areas of life.
  • Increased Skills Acquisition.
  • Valuable Life Lessons.
  • Creative Expression.

What are the benefits of competitions for dance students?

  • Develops skills. All those long hours spent in the studio perfecting technique and preparing for competitions helps sharpen a completely different skill – performance.
  • Teaches the ability to apply constructive criticism.
  • They help expand your circle.
  • Helps build resilience.

What are the types of competition in dance?

  • Dance Style or Genre: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Tap, etc.
  • Average Age of Dancers: This helps distinguish levels a little bit more.
  • Size of dance: Solos, duets, trios, small groups, and large groups compete against groups of the same size.

What is the national dance of USA?

On June 1, 1982, President Ronald Regan signed Senate Joint Resolution No. 59, as amended, naming the square dance the national folk dance of the United States of America for a limited time only; 1982 and 1983.

How does dance competition scoring work?

Most dance competitions use a point system to score dancers. Three judges use 100 points each to score routines, and those 100 points are divided up among the different categories in the rubric.

What are the awards for dance competitions?

  • Technique: 40 percent.
  • Performance: 30 percent.
  • Musicality/Timing: 20 percent.
  • Choreography: 10 percent.

What does open mean in dance competition?

In open, you are allowed to step outside the prescribed curriculum and devise routines that suit you and your partner. Open Gold or Open is the highest division of pro/am competition. Most competitors dance in the Bronze or Silver levels although over the last few years there are definitely more gold level dancers.


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