Competition Pricing 2017-2018- ***NEW LEVELS***
|Solos – 2:30 Time Limit **NEW**
|Duos/Trios – 3:00 Time Limit
||$65 per dancer
|Small Groups (4-9 dancers) – 3:00 Time Limit
||$50 per dancer
|Large Groups (10-16 dancers) – 4:00 Time Limit
||$50 per dancer
|Line (17-24 dancers)- 4:oo Time Limit
||$50 per dancer
|Productions (25+ dancers) – 6:00 Time Limit
||$50 per dancer
TEACHERS/STUDIO OWNERS, PLEASE CONTACT US TO RECEIVE THE BEST DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS!!
AGES FOR ALL EVENTS ARE BASED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018.
To determine the age group of an entry:
1) Add up the age of all dancers in the routine.
2) Divide that number by the number of dancers in the routine.
3) Drop the decimal point from total. So, if average comes to 14.7, drop decimal = 14 so the routine will complete in the Teen level (13-14).
|5 to 7 years old
|8 to 10 years old
|11 to 12 years old
|13 to 14 years old
|15 to 18 years old
||19 + years old (Pro-Am category is for groups who average 19 and older or teachers/professionals who wish to compete.)
|Small Groups (4-9 dancers)
|Large Groups (10-16 dancers)
|Line (17-24 dancers )
|Productions (25+ dancers)
There will be a 15 second “grace period” allowed for each routine
A 1-POINT DEDUCTION FOR EACH SECOND OVER TIME WILL RESULT FOR THOSE ROUTINES THAT DO NOT COMPLY.
STUDIOS ARE LIMITED TO 30 TOTAL ACTS PER STUDIO LOCATION (including Solos). LIMIT OF 1 SOLO PER DANCER.
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES MAY BE ENTERED IF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:
- Bring 30-39 dancers > Receive an additional 5 acts
- Bring 40-49 dancers > Receive an additional 10 acts
- Bring 50+ dancers > Receive an additional 20 acts
ALL CATEGORIES BESIDES ACRO CAN CONTAIN NO MORE THAN 4 ACROBATIC TRICKS FOR TUMBLING PASSES.
||Tap routines must consist primarily of tap technique. Recorded tap sounds are not permitted.
||Jazz routines must consist of primarily of jazz technique.
||Routines must consist of ballet technique including classical steps and movement.
||Routines should consist of hip hop and street dance styles.
||Routines must consist of at least 50% acrobatic/gymnastic stunts incorporating dance technique and choreography.
||Anything that does not apply to the above listed categories. Including song and dance, character, baton and pon pom.
||Routines featuring any style of dance interpreting a song/character from a Broadway Show, Musical, Movie, etc.
||Routines that demonstrate a mix of jazz and ballet techniques incorporating emotional and story telling elements
||Routines consisting of modern and ballet technique, reaching beyond the standard jazz vocabulary.
Special Cash Awards* in Each Age Division for:
- Outstanding Choreography
- Most Entertaining
- Best Costume
- Best Direction
- Overall High Score Solo
- Overall High Score Duo/Trio
- Overall High Score Groups
* Award amounts may vary depending on amount in each age division. You must be contested in order to receive an Overall High Score Award and Cash Prize.
Scoring– **NEW SCORING FOR 2017-2018**
- Vibe Award 100% – 98%
- Platinum 97.5% – 94.5%
- High Gold 94% – 91.5%
- Gold 91% – 89.5%
- High Silver 89% – 85.5%
- Silver 85% – 82%
- Bronze 81%-79%
Judges: Our judges are members of the Hollywood Vibe Faculty. They are some of the most encouraging, friendly, and knowledgeable Teacher/Adjudicators in the business who have already served as a judge on several Regional and National Dance Competitions. In Addition to score sheets, judges will make constructive comments for each routine they adjudicate.
Trophies: Trophies will be awarded in each age division and performance category. A minimum of 5 entries in any given category is required for 1st through 3rd place trophy to be awarded. A 1st place trophy only will be awarded in categories with less than 5 entries. Routines that are uncontested in a given category must score a gold or higher to receive a 1st place trophy. Categories with 10 or more entries will be broken up by discipline.
Medals: Medals are awarded to soloists indicating their score.
Dancer of the Year: This title will be awarded to dancers the judges feel deserve this prestigious title due to their hard work, skill, and dedication to the art of dance. This award is based on their work in the workshop as well as their performance in the competition. One award will be presented in the Junior, Intermediate, Teen, and Senior Convention level. Male Dancers of the Year will also be awarded when applicable. Independent dancers are not eligible to receive the Dancer of the Year Title at Regionals
Overall High Score: Winners that receive Overall High Score titles will receive Cash Prizes and be invited to perform their winning routine FREE at our National Finals. In order to receive an Overall High Score award & Cash Prize, you must be contested.
Judging Criteria: NEW FOR 2017-2018 Season**
- TECHNIQUE- 30 POINTS
- PERFORMANCE- 30 POINTS
- CHOREOGRAPHY- 20 POINTS
- OVERALL IMPRESSION- 10 POINTS
- MUSIC/COSTUMING- 10 POINTS
Photography and Video recording from any media devices (i.e. digital cameras, cell phones, SLR’s, Flip, etc) is strictly prohibited during classes and competition. This is to enforce the children’s safety and privacy, as well as protecting the work of choreographers and faculty. We offer professional photo and video services at each of our events. For video and photographs of events, contact TakeCreative at www.TakePhotoVideo.com.
Competition Entry Requirements
- All fees must be paid 1 MONTH PRIOR to receive these rates.
- Day of entries will be accepted if space is available.
- There is a limit of 1 Solo per dancer at regional events.
- Independents are defined as dancer/s attending without a registered studio teacher. Independent solos will be accepted if space and time permit.
- Dancers may not enter a solo “independently” when attending the event with a studio
- In order to accommodate all entries, you may also be asked to perform anytime on Friday (as early as 7:30am). By entering, you agree to this possibility.
- A dance routine may move up in age division in order to avoid competition against itself within a category, but never lower.
- Competition Fees are per dancer per dance
- Competing dancers may enter routines in multiple categories as long as they are not competing against themselves in the same division, category, and age group.
- All ages are based as of Jan. 1, 2018. Dancers must be able to provide proof of age in questionable situations as upon request from a Hollywood Vibe director.
- A 15-point deduction will result for those routines that do not comply with the above listed guidelines or compete for adjudication only.
- All entries who sing must have choreography.
- Dancers must be registered for the entire convention in order to compete.
- Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- No Canadian Checks accepted. Bank money orders must be payble in US funds only.
- Competing dancers may compete for one studio only, unless special constent is given.
- All attendees authorize the use of their images in photos and video for any Hollywood Vibe promotional purposes.
- Confirmation and scheduling information will be emailed 1 week prior to the event.
- No more than 2 checks for each registration.
- All checks returned are subject to a $25 NS Fee plus the incurred late fees. No personal checks are accepted day of.
- We can only accept Checks up to 2 weeks prior to the event weekend.
- All routines must be family viewing. Disqualification or point deduction will occur if judges/directors feel a routine is not within guidelines.
- Judges score sheets and comments are available thru the online account used to register.
- Video Critiques are available under online account. We will only hold onto critiques for up to 1 month after event.
- Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
- Judges may change the discpline of a number if they feel it is incorrectly placed.
- Judges break all ties and decisions by judges are FINAL.
- Routines must perform in their scheduled order unless discussed with a director beforehand. A 15 point deduction may occur for those that do not comply
- All participants agree to make all costume changes quickly in order to keep the competition running on schedule. Unreasonable delays can result in disqualification of the routine.
- There is NO videotaping or photography of any kind during the competition, classes, and in dressing rooms.
- Competition admission is FREE.
- There will be reserved seating for all registerd teachers during the competition.
- Convention wristbands must be worn at all times.
- Directors have final decision and interpretation of all rules and regulations.
- Schedule is always subject to change.
Stage with a 30′ x 48′ marlee dance floor, professional lightning, LED Video Screens,backdrop, state of the art sound, and side wings. (Stage height and size may vary due to hotel and convention center restrictions.)
- Music must be uploaded thru your online account
- More instructions will be given with confirmation.
- Please have backup music for each routine ready on hand.
- We only accept iPod, phone, computer as forms of back up. No CDs please
- Singers who require a microphone must provide their own.
What is the Schedule for the Weekend?
We email a schedule out to provided email address on the registration form about 1-2 weeks prior to the event. Schedules to vary from city to city depending on the size of the competition.
A TYPICAL SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Friday Competition- Time varies from city to city.
- Friday Special Bonus Master Classes- vary city to city. Typical start time 7:00pm.
- Saturday Registration Begins at 7:00am — Classes for Minis/Juniors/Seniors Runs 8:00am-2:00pm — Competition Begins at 3:00/3:30pm.
- Sunday Classes for Juniors/Seniors/Teachers Runs 8:00am-3:00pm — Faculty Show and Scholarship presentation following classes.