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2010-2011 DANCELINE COMPETITION SEASON
Date Name Location Area
2.19.11 Lone Star Championship Ford High School East Texas
2.19.11 Central Texas Championship Lampasas High School Central Texas
2.26.11 Danceline Classic Championship Weatherford High School West of DFW
2.26.11 South Texas Championship Montgomery High School Houston
3.5.11 Hill Country Classic Championship Fredericksburg High School Austin/San Antonio
3.5.11 North Texas Championship Denton High School North Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2010-2011 CONTEST SEASON ENTRY FEES:
Solo
$65
per routine
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Duet
$100
per routine
Small Ensemble
$110
per routine
Large Ensemble
$125
per routine
Officer
$130
per routine
Team
$165
per routine
*NEW*Cheer/Dance Squad
$125
per routine
*NEW*Student Choreographed Ensembles
$125
per routine
Our Entry Fees Are Some Of The Most Cost-Efficient In The Dance Industry!
COMPETITION RULES & INFORMATION:

Fees & Deadlines
Please see registration sheet for division fees. All fees are non-refundable. Entry fees should be received at least 3 weeks prior to competition date. Entry fees received after competition deadline will be charged a $100 late fee. If payment has not been received on contest day performers will not be eligible for awards.Substitutions for performers can be made at no additional charge. Please notify our office if substitutions are necessary. No changes to printed schedule can be made after Wednesday afternoon of the competition week.

How To Enter
Simply complete the Registration Form, a team roster sheet with names for all soloists, duets, ensembles, and officer groups, and mail to Danceline Office along with entry fees.

Team Roster
Please complete a name list to accompany your registration sheet signifying team members who are also competing in the Officer, Ensemble, Duet and/or Solo Divisions. We must have this name sheet to complete our schedule. Please type or neatly write each performer's name, grade and age on this sheet.

Deadlines
Please register and mail entry fees at least 3 weeks prior to competition. Once you have registered and paid at least 85% of entry fees, you may add entries after deadline with written notice without paying a late fee.

Friday Evening Competition
If the competition exceeds time allotment for Saturday, we may begin some solos, ensembles and/or officer competition on the Friday evening preceding the competition date. Please let us know if you are unable to compete on Friday evening and we will accommodate your needs. Should the competition begin on Friday evening, you will be notified at least ten days prior to the competition.

Competition Package
Upon receipt of your registration and entry fees, a confirmation will be mailed to you. A complete competition package including floor performance diagrams showing entrance and exit points, location maps, and other details will be mailed out ten days prior to the competition.

Competition Schedule
A tentative schedule of competition will be posted on line on Tuesday of the competition week.

Time Limit
All group routines should be at least 1 ½ minutes and no longer than 3 minutes in length for actual performance time. (excluding entrance and exit) Production routines must be at least 3 minutes and no more than 6 minutes performance time. Solos must be at least 1 ½ and no more than 2 ½ minutes in length. There will be a deduction in points should routines go over performance time limit. Additionally, please note in registration if your team will require extra setup/breakdown time for props etc. so we can plan accordingly in our scheduling. Groups should plan to enter and exit floor as quickly as possible.

Coaching
Please note that this is a professional competition and performers are expected to be prepared and well rehearsed. There should not be coaching from the directors, choreographers or audience members during the performance time. Adjudicators may deduct points for coaching during a performance.

Music
All music can be on a high quality cassette or CD.  All music should be brought to the sound table upon registration/check-in to contest site.  Directors should put all music in large envelope with your name and school/studio name clearly marked on outside.  Please label each CD or cassette with School/Studio Name, Team/Solo Name & Category.

Adjudication
Professional judges will evaluate each performance in the areas of technique, showmanship, choreography, execution, appearance and overall effect. Points may be deducted in the areas of appearance, choreography and/or overall impression categories should costuming, movements, or music be deemed inappropriate for all audience levels. Should a dancer verbally expel inappropriate language while performing, a lower rating will automatically be assigned. This will be determined at the discretion of the judging panel. All judges decisions are final.

Food
Host schools at each contest will provide various menus to offer the public for all meals of the day.  Please note this is a fundraiser for this team and they appreciate your support.  No outside food or drinks will be allowed.  Please do not bring in ice chests.  We appreciate your consideration.

Performance Area
Performances will be on a regulation size basketball court (96' x 50'.) Please note that solos and ensembles may be on a stage at some locations. Notice of stage performances will be sent out with competition packets.

Prop/Shoe Regulations
Fire, swords, knives and other dangerous props are prohibited. Simulted weapons with dull, safe edges are accepted with prior approval. No liquid, gel, glitter or other similar substance that would affect dancing surface is allowed. All props and shoes must be detailed with rubber or safe material that will not damage performance area floor. The school, studio, or performer will be held responsible for any damages that may occur. Tap shoes are not allowed directly on gym floor. If you perform a tap routine, please bring appropriate tab boards or other protective surface.

Event Cancellation
In the event of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, health epidemic, or involuntary cancellation of contest date or location no refunds will be made.  Danceline will make every effort to reschedule or relocate the event. Directors will receive a full cancellation policy in their information packet received after initial deposit is sent.

Sportsmanlike Behavior
Consideration of all participants is expected at all times. Failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification-no exceptions. We expect professionalism from our performers as well as spectators.

Danceline Technique Challenge
Following the final performance of the day, we will begin our Technique Challenge in various technical and skill areas. Any individuals may enter this competition. Top three winners will be recognized and first place for each challenge will receive an award. A more detailed explanation will be sent with competition package. This is a great opportunity for dancers to display their strengths.

Admission
Admission is $8 for each contest.  Tickets purchased on Friday night of a contest are good through Saturday's conclusion.  Children 5 and under, Sr Citizens 65 and over and all Members of the US Armed Forces, Law Enforcement and Firemen are admitted free.  Please show proof of identity for these special jobs. Each director will be given 2 VIP passes in contest packet for directors and bus drivers only to be admitted free.

CLASSIFICATIONS:
Please register under classifications according to your team skill level, size and institution to help us better adjudicate for your dancers' best performance. Specific awards for various classifications will be based on number of entries per class, institution, age and team size. There must be at least three in various classifications to deem specific class awards. Classifications will be divided or combined according to number of participants in each classification, division and category.
Class I Typically the majority of dancers have 1-2 years of training and dance at a beginner to intermediate skill level.
Class II Typically the majority of dancers have 3-5 years of training and dance at an intermediate to advanced skill level.
Class III Typically the majority of dancers have 6 or more years of training and dance at an advanced skill level.
TEAM SIZE DIVISIONS:
Division changes will be accommodated if written notice is submitted to Danceline office at least one week prior to competition.
Small Team
2-15 dancers
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Medium Team
16-29 dancers
Large Team
30-49 dancers
Super Team
50+ dancers
INSTITUTION:
Studio Teams that are associated with a privately run dance or performance studio.
School Teams that are associated with public or private schools.
Community Teams that are associated with a community run organization.
College Teams that are associated with a college or university.
Professional Teams that are associated with a professional organization.
AGE DIVISIONS:
Age division is based on the average grade of team competing
Mascots Pre-K & K
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Young Juniors 1st-3rd Grade
Juniors 4th-6th Grade
Junior High 7th-9th Grade
High School 10th-12th
Collegiate Ages 18-24 (associated with a college)
COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
Division changes will be accommodated if written notice is submitted to Danceline office at least one week prior to competition.
SOLO
Open to all participants. Competitors in the solo division should enter appropriate age division.
DUET
Open to all participants. Duets are comprised of only two dancers who must demonstrate an equal amount of performance time.
SMALL ENSEMBLE
Made up of 3-5 performers of a dance/drill team. Small Ensembles are eligible for division one ribbons or medals, and all special awards.
LARGE ENSEMBLE
Made up of 6-11 performers of a dance/drill team. Large Ensembles are eligible for division one ribbons or medals, and all special awards.
OFFICER
Officers may enter all categories. There is no limit of entries per officer group. Officer groups are eligible for all group awards.
TEAM
Teams may enter all categories for competition. There is no limit of entries per group. Teams are eligible for all group awards. Teams will be divided into Small Team (2-15 dancers), Medium Team (16-29 dancers), Large Team (30-49 dancers) and Super Team (50+dancers) for classification purposes.
*NEW* CHEER/DANCE SQUAD
Designed for Cheer/Dance groups utilizing a dance/hip hop/pom style. Each squad will perform a choreographed routine not to exceed 3 minutes. Organized, formal entrances which involve organized cheers or run-ons with jumps, tumbling, or stunts are not permitted. Squad should enter the performance area in an organized timely fashion. The following props are allowed: flags. banners, megaphones, poms, and signs. Routines must be appropriate for all audiences. Any inappropriate, vulgar or suggestive movements, words, or music will result in a score deduction. No tear-away uniforms or removal of clothing is allowed. No tumbling, basket tosses or stunts over 1 level allowed.
*NEW* STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHED ENSEMBLES
We are pleased to recognize your talented young choreographers! Any small or large ensemble that has been choreographed exclusively by a student may enter this category for a special award. A first, second and third place plaque or trophy will be awarded for scores 90 and above. Please note if an ensemble is entered under Student Choreography they are not elegible for general ensemble awards.
 
ROUITNE DIVISIONS:
JAZZ LYRICAL
  • Clean jazz style movements
  • Emphasis on traditional or contemporary jazz movements
  • Emphasizes ballet and classical dance technique through balance, extension and control
  • Focus on both technical and emotional interpretations
HIGH KICK PROP
  • Routine made up of formation changes and at least 75% high kicks
  • Emphasis on kick technique, timing, and uniformity
  • Any props may be used except poms
  • Should utilize prop through at least 85% of routine
NOVELTY MILITARY
  • Character dance incorporating identifiable theme
  • Props are permitted, but should not be the routine's focal point
  • Routine based on precision and sharp motions
  • Emphasis on spatial designs and precision
POM MODERN
  • Routine utilizes poms for at least 85% of dance
  • Contemporary or abstract style
  • Involves freedom of movement with body to create interesting effects
HIP HOP PRODUCTION
  • Contemporary movement to street style music
  • Emphasis should be on body control and rhythm rather than traditional jazz movements
  • Routine exhibiting special effects such as backdrops, large props, and/or a variety of dance styles utilizing innovative staging and placement
  • Actual performance time limit should be at least 3 minutes and no more than 6 minutes
OPEN *NEW* CHEER/DANCE SQUAD
  • Any dance entry not adhering to other categories
  • Examples include but are not limited to the following: Ballet, Tap, Modern, CO-ED, and Folkloric
  • Designed for cheer/dance groups utilizing a dance/hip hop/pom style.
  • The following props are allowed: flags. banners, megaphones, poms, and signs.
  • No tumbling, basket tosses or stunts over 1 level allowed.
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COMPETITION AWARDS:
Anita Jefferson Conley Recognition Of Excellence Award Any teams entering at least one team routine are eligible for this special award. In the spirit of Danceline's founder, we have created an award that is not based solely on dance ability and an award that you, the director, choose. Please select one member who has proven to possess attributes of integrity, hard work and extra dedication to your team this season. In other words, someone you consider your most admirable member. He or she will be recognized at the award ceremony with a special award. This is optional, please let us know if you do not want to recognize any of your members. To participate in this award event, complete the appropriate space on the registration form.
Solo Awards All solos will receive a medal or blue, red or white ribbon. All solos receiving a Division I rating will receive a Division I rating ribbon or medal. The top scoring solos in each age division will receive trophies providing there are at least five contestants in varied divisions.
Miss Danceline USA Only high school and collegiate solo participants are eligible for the Miss Danceline USA Scholarship award. The overall winner of the solo competition will be awarded a $150 college scholarship!
Division I Duet & Ensemble Awards All duet and ensemble competitors receiving an average score of 90 and above will receive a division I rating ribbon or medal. All Cheer/Dance Squads are eligible for this award.
Student Choreographed Ensemble Awards A first, second and third place plaque or trophy will be awarded for scores 90 and above. Please note if an ensemble is entered under Student Choreography they are not elegible for general ensemble awards.
Congeniality Award Presented to the team demonstrating the most enthusiastic, consistent and authentic support for other performers throughout the competition day.
Judges Choice Award Each Judge Will Choose One Outstanding Performance To be recognized with this special award.
Costuming Award Awarded to performing group and solos who present unique, innovative and visual effects through their costuming.
Precision Award Awarded to performing group demonstrating outstanding unison, clarity, and timing throughout performance.
Presentation Award Awarded to performing group demonstrating outstanding overall effect in performance through areas of staging, choreography, costuming, and other technical areas.
Entertainer Award Awarded to performing group that demonstrates outstanding audience appeal, energy, and overall enthusiasm in their performance.
Showmanship Award Awarded to performing group that receive highest scores in showmanship.
Technique Award Awarded to performing group(s) that demonstrate outstanding execution of technical elements in their performances.
Choreography Award Awarded to performing group(s) that demonstrate unique and innovative choreography in their performances.
Best In Division Awards presented to ensemble and duet groups receiving the highest score in their division. There must be at least five competitors in each division to qualify. Cheer/Dance Squads compete separate from Dance/Drill Team groups and therefore will be awarded separately.
Best In Category Awards presented to teams and officer groups receiving the highest score in each category. There must be at least three groups in each category to qualify.
Division I Trophies awarded to teams and officer groups receiving an average score of 90 or above for a single routine.
Double Division I Trophies awarded to teams and officer groups receiving a Division I rating in 2 categories.
Sweepstakes Trophies awarded to teams and officer groups receiving three or more division I ratings in three separate categories.
Danceline Gold Award Awards to teams and officer groups for team and officer routines receiving three or more judges' averages of 95 or above for three separate routines.
Danceline Grand Champion Awarded to teams and officer groups entered in at least three separate categories who have received the highest average scores for the day. If at least three different groups are competing in various classifications, each classification will receive a Grand Champion Award of Honor. All Grand Champion Winners will receive a $300 Summer Team Camp Scholarship to the Danceline Camp of their choice!
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WHY DANCELINE COMPETITIONS ARE ALWAYS A REWARDING EXPERIENCE FOR YOU:

  • cost efficient entry fees
  • friendly and professional atmosphere
  • unique awards
  • recognition for all participants
  • professional staff
  • qualified adjudication
  • on-time schedule
  • college scholarships available for top soloists
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