TU 2018 DANCE RULES
Some competitions offer Dance events. The following rules apply:
Categories: Jazz, Tap, Ballet/Pointe, Lyrical, Clogging, Gymn/Acro, HipHop, Modern/Contemporary. Any performance not falling under one of these categories may enter “Miscellaneous Dance” – no additional categories will be added.(Pom Solo & Duet: see Baton Section). Some competitions offer only soft shoe tap and no HipHop. In this case, no additional tap floor may be used – only soft shoe. Beginner & Advanced levels are offered. Beginner is defined as one who has not won more than five 1st place awards in that specific division, hence a performer may be Beginner in Jazz, but Advanced in Tap, etc.
Solo & Duet Age Groups: 0-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15+ (duets use average age)
Small: 3-5 members Medium: 6-9 members Large: 10+ members
Ages: (Avg) Up to 6.9 - PeeWee 12.0 to 14.9 Junior
7.0 to 8.9 - Tiny Tot 15.0 and Up - Senior
9.0 to 11.9 – Juvenile
Note: Contestant’s age is determined by their age as of the day of the competition.
For open competitions, groups are divided according to age, size and category: Jazz, Tap, Ballet/Pointe, Lyrical, Clogging, Gymn/Acro,HipHop, Modern/Contemporary, Dance Production. (Pom Groups - See Baton Section). For Regional competitions, groups are divided by age and size, but all types of Dance Lines compete against each other for Regional title.
Music should be ready for performance. Groups & individuals are encouraged to bring their own music apparatus to ensure proper playing. We will provide a mic for amplification, if necessary. If music stops or has any technical difficulty for ANY reason after the first 15 seconds, the performing group may not start over.
Dance Score Categories are:
Difficulty & Originality of Material 20
Music Interpretation/ General Effect 20
Stage Presence/Showmanship 20
Time Limits: All groups: 1:30- 3 minutes
Solos& Duets: 3 minutes maximum
Under/Overtime Penalty .1 per second
Number of awards for solos and duets is based on the number of contestants in the division (see Flexible Awards System).
Solos and duets: 1 award per contestant
For group divisions, each group receives a trophy regardless of the number in the division. Groups: minimum 3 members
Click here for Individual Event Rules Click here for Group, Team & Corps Rules
Click here for International & Regional Event Rules
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