Ultimate Starz Dance Productions

Competitions & Conventions

 

Competition Info~Categories/Ages/Levels/Times

***CATEGORIES***

*Ballet/Pointe - A routine containing ballet/pointe skills, technique, and steps.

*Character - A routine containing any form of dance while portraying a character.

*Cheer/Dance/Pom/Acro - A routine containing use of cheer, dance, pom, or acro skills.

*Clogging - A routine containing clogging steps (either/and/or) traditional, contemporary, or buck style and techniques.

*Clogging Exhibition - A routine containing clogging and/or buck steps and technique, use of partner work, circles, props, and stunts and lifts allowed.

*Clogging Line - A routine containing clogging and/or buck steps and technique. Routine must start and stop in the same formation of lines with no progressions or line changes.

*Clogging Moving Line - A routine containing clogging and/or buck steps and technique. Routine must start and stop in any line formation.  Lines should shift, change, rotate and move during routine.

*Clogging Traditional Line - A routine containing traditional drag slide clogging steps and technique.  Routine must start and stop in any line formation.  Lines are allowed to shift, change, rotate and move, however are not required.

*Contemporary - A routine containing a mix of lyrical, modern, and jazz technique and steps.

*Ethnic - A routine using movements native to a particular culture or nationality.

*Hip Hop - A routine containing hip hop, pop lock, street style, and funk movements.

*Jazz - A routine containing jazz technique and steps.

*Lyrical - A routine containing lyrical technique, steps, and movements. Interpretation of music, control and balance, and use of extension are a MUST!

*Modern - A routine containing interpretation of idea with the use of contractions, isolations, and demonstrate a feel for the music.

*Musical Theatre - A routine containing any form of dance.  This routine should portray a Broadway, TV, or Movie character or theme. Vocals are allowed.

*Open - A routine containing any form or multiple forms of dance!  Anything goes!

*Song and Dance - A routine using both singing and dancing.  Any dance form is allowed!

*Student Choreography - A routine choreographed by the dance student.  Can be any dance form!

*Tap - A routine containing tap (percussive) techniques and steps. Please avoid the use of tap sounds in music!


***Age Divisions***

(Note: If average age has a decimal, then drop decimal and enter in that age.  Example...15.8 would be 15 and entered in Teen.)

*Tiny Tot (4 & under)

*Mini (5-6)

*Little Folks (7-8)

*Petite (9-10)

*Pre-Teen (11-12)

*Teen (13-15)

*Senior (16-18)

*Young Adult (19-29)

*Adult (30 & up)


**NOTE:  Age for 2017 Fall Convention is determined as of November 4th, 2017!

Age for our 2018 Regional AND National Competitions is determined as of January 1st, 2018!


***Levels***

*Rising Starz (Recreational) - This level is for those dancers who take class(s) for 3 hours or less per week.

*Shooting Starz (Intermediate) - This level is for those dancers who take class(s) for 5 hours or less per week.

*Shining Starz (Competitive) - This level is for those dancers who take class(s) for more than 5 hours per week.

*Sparkling Starz (NEW!) - This level is for those routines/dancers with special needs/differing abilities.

***NOTE:  Please, please, please be honest when registering the level of routines.  We know there are incredible dancers doing Shining Starz skills that are only at the studio Rising Starz times and vice versa.  We feel it is the studio director/teacher/choreographer's responsibility to enter their routines in the correct level.  Please be honest and use your best judgement and enter the routine accordingly.  Also, we love seeing our teachers dance as well...we love dancing with our dancers too!  We advice those routines containing teachers to be entered skill/level appropriate.  Please do not put a routine with a teacher doing Shining Starz level skills in a Rising Starz level!!!


***TIME LIMITS***

*Solo (1 dancer):  3 minutes

*Duo/Duet (2 dancers):  3 minutes

*Trio (3 dancers):  3 minutes

*Small Group (4-8 dancers):  4 minutes

*Large Group (9 or more dancers):  4 minutes

*Productions (10 or more dancers):  10 minutes

(Production can have fewer than 10 dancers if routine needs more time and carries out a theme!)

***NOTE: ALL TIME LIMITS INCLUDE set-up AND tear down of any props if used. If extra time is needed, you MUST let us know when registering. Extra time can be added for an extra fee!!! See below for those fees!)


***NOTE:  For extra time add...

Solo: $10 per dancer/per each extra minute

Duo: $5 per dancer/per each extra minute

Groups/Productions:  $5 per dancer/per each extra minute