1. RSVP Today For 2017 Competition Season
  2. RSVP Today For 2017 Competition Season
  3. RSVP Today For 2017 Competition Season

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No need to search for the most current news regarding the 2017 Danceline USA Competition Tour.  We will post all updates as they become available in this space.  

If you have any questions, call our office at
1-800-94DANCE.  Our friendly staff are ready to assist you!

Danceline Regional & State Competitions

We believe in offering a professional contest experience in a friendly atmosphere with cost-effective prices.
Directors and parents repeatedly praise our contests for our well-organize schedule, helpful staff and our unique awar system. Our judging panel will offer honest critiques with the intention of helping dancers grow. We instruct our judges to watch for age appropriate choreography with a positive message. Our contest scoring is designed to reward the dancers’ and director’s hard work. We want our competitors to go home proud, excited and encouraged. We believe the contest day should be a day of personal achievement and FUN memories!
2017 REGIONAL & STATE COMPETITION TOUR

NORTH TEXAS REGIONAL COMPETITION

SAT., FEB. 11TH

Location:  Celina High School
City:  Celina, TX
Region:  North DFW Area

*Please note that this competition may start the Friday prior to the contest date due to a High Participation Level.
REGISTER ONLINE
CONTEST PROFILE SHEET

HILL COUNTRY REGIONAL COMPETITION

SAT., FEB. 18TH

Location:  Fredericksburg High School
City:  Fredericksburg, TX
Region:  Hill Country, West San Antonio
REGISTER ONLINE
CONTEST PROFILE SHEET

SOUTH TEXAS REGIONAL COMPETITION

SAT., FEB. 18TH

Location:  Victoria East High School
City:  Victoria, TX
Region:  Gulf Coast

REGISTER ONLINE
CONTEST PROFILE SHEET

Registration
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CLASSIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

FEB. 24TH & 25TH

Location:  Weatherford High School
City:  Weatherford, TX
Region:  West DFW Area

*Please note that this competition will start the Friday prior to the contest date due to a High Participation Level.
REGISTER ONLINE
CONTEST PROFILE SHEET

COASTAL REGIONAL COMPETITION

SAT., MARCH 4TH

Location:  Calallen High School
City:  Corpus Christi, TX
Region:  Gulf Coast

REGISTER ONLINE
CONTEST PROFILE SHEET
WELCOME INFORMATIONAL PACKET
Directors are encouraged to download this 2017 Contest Welcome Packet to receive all details and guidelines for the Danceline USA Competition Tour.  Should you have any questions, please call our office at 1-800-94DANCE.
Download Contest Packet
Director Recognitions
SUBMIT HERE
Photogenic Registration

Photogenic Entries
Register Here

Director Recognition Award

Write a brief essay and submit it to have a chance for your director to be Awarded at Contest in 2017.  Parents, Students & Other Faculty are welcome to submit essays.

Deadline:  1 Week Prior to Contest Day
2017 Regional Fees
GROUP BASED ENTRIES
*For those seeking to be eligible for Division I, Double Division I, Sweepstakes, Platinum Sweepstakes, and/or Grand Champion.  Competitors must register for 3 or more of the these similar entries, in different genres to be eligible for the highest recognitions.
Team = $210 each
Officer = $200 each

INDIVIDUAL BASED ENTRIES
*For those seeking to be awarded based on their individual entries.
High School Solo (9th - 12th grade) = $75 each
Junior High Solo (7th-9th grade) = $65 each
Junior Solo (4th-6th grade) = $65 each
Young Junior Solo (1st-3rd grade) = $65 each
Mascot Solo (Pre-K - Kinder) = $65 each
Photogenic = $25 each

SPECIAL GROUP BASED ENTRIES
*For those seeking to be awarded based on their special group entries.

Duet Entry = $120 each
Trio Entry = $140 each
Small Ensemble (4-6 dancers) = $145 each
Medium Ensemble (7-10 dancers) = $155 each
Large Ensemble (11-15 dancers) = $185 each
Student Choreographed Ensemble = $185 each

Register Online:  Regional
2017 State Fees
GROUP BASED ENTRIES
*For those seeking to be eligible for Division I, Double Division I, Sweepstakes, Platinum Sweepstakes, and/or Grand Champion.  Competitors must register for 3 or more of the these similar entries, in different genres to be eligible for the highest recognitions.
Team = $225 each
Officer = $215 each

INDIVIDUAL BASED ENTRIES
*For those seeking to be awarded based on their individual entries.
High School Solo (9th - 12th grade) = $85 each
Junior High Solo (7th-9th grade) = $75 each
Junior Solo (4th-6th grade) = $75 each
Young Junior Solo (1st-3rd grade) = $75 each
Mascot Solo (Pre-K - Kinder) = $75 each
Photogenic = $25 each

SPECIAL GROUP BASED ENTRIES
*For those seeking to be awarded based on their special group entries.

Duet Entry = $135 each
Trio Entry = $155 each
Small Ensemble (4-6 dancers) = $160 each
Medium Ensemble (7-10 dancers) = $165 each
Large Ensemble (11-15 dancers) = $195 each
Student Choreographed Ensemble = $195 each

Register Online:  State

DOWNLOAD CENTER

CONTEST AWARDS LIST

ENSEMBLE/TEAM
SCORE SHEET SAMPLE

SOLO SCORE
SHEET SAMPLE

This file will give you a descriptive list of all awards that will be given at all Danceline Regional & State Competitions.
Anyone is welcome to download the Ensemble/Team Scoresheet Sample as a means of understanding how the judges will score the routine.  Slight changes may be made but the overall points per cateogry will remain the same.
Anyone is welcome to download the Solo Scoresheet Sample as a means of understanding how the judges will score the routine.  Slight changes may be made but the overall points per cateogory will remain the same.
Award List
Ensemble/Team Score Sheet Sample
Solo Score Sheet Sample
?How Do I figure the Size of My Team
The size of your team should be determined based on the average number of performers for all TEAM routines entered.  Danceline requires that you perform at least 70% of your team for all team routines at any Danceline competition.
 
It is the sole responsibility of the director to register their team for the correct Team size and alert the Danceline office of any changes that occur BEFORE the day of competition.

Before You Register
Know Your Goals & Our Award System to Maximize Your Experience!

How You Register Effects Your Award Eligibility
The Danceline Award system can be broken down into 2 different goals:  individual achievement and team/officer achievements.
Individual Achievements
Performers registered for solos, duets, trios and any type of ensemble will be rewarded based on their individual performances and up for the Best in Division for a 1st-3rd place.  Each performance receiving an average of 90 or above will receive a Division I Award Medal for each performer in that routine.  If there is not another competitor in their division but average a 95 or higher, the performance will receive the 1st Place for Best in Division. All institution types compete against each other for these entries. 
Team & Officer Achievements
Team and Officer Contest Entries become eligibile for awards based on their average scores AND for their own skill, size and institution type.  In order to be eligible for awards like the Grand Champion, Sweepstakes, Platinum Sweepstakes and Ring of Champions, team or officer group must be registered for 3 or more different categories.

DON'T FORGET THESE

CONTEST DVD'S
AWARD PATCHES
GRAND CHAMPION SHIRTS
Want a professional copy of your dance performances?  You can order them online here:
Celebrate Your Win with a variety of Competition Award Patches!
 
THE DANCELINE STORE
GENERAL INFORMATION
WELCOME PACKET
Upon receipt of you registration and entry fees, a welcome packet will be sent via mail and e-mail to addresses provided.
 
CONTEST PROFILE
Each contest location now has a Profile Sheet avaialble for download.  This will provide information specific to that contest location like entrance/exit, location address and much more.
FEES & DEADLINES
To view fees specific to Regional Competitions and/ord State Championships, please visit those individual pages.    All contest fees are non-refundable. Entry fees should be received no later than 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 may not be eligible for awards.  Substitutions for performers can be made at no additional charge.  Please notify our office if substitutions are necessary.
FRIDAY COMPETITIONS
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 indicate on your registration if performers will be available for Friday evening competitions.  Friday start times are generally 7pm.
TIME LIMITS
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 exta 
setup/breakdown time for props so we can plan accordingly in our scheduling. Groups should plan to enter and exit floor as quickly as possible.
COMPETITION SCHEDULES
SPORTSMANSHIP
A tentative schedule of competition will be posted to our homepage on the Tuesday of the competition week. Directors are responsible for checking this schedule for all updates and changes that will occur throughout the week. Danceline strives to provide the best competition schedule for all participants and therefore will not allow changes to the schedule after 5pm on the Thursday prior to the contest date. The only changes allowed after the deadline will be cancellations. All schedule inquiries can be made to our office at dancelineusa@aol.com.
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.

EVENT CANCELLATION

PROP & SHOE REGULATIONS

PERFORMANCE AREA

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.
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.
Performances will be on a regulation size basketball court (96' x 50'.) for most performance. Please note that solos and ensembles may be on a stage at some locations. Stage performances will be noted on the competition schedule.

FOOD

ADJUDICATION

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.
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.

MUSIC

COACHING GUIDELINES

All music can be on a high quality CD or mp3 player.  All music should be brought to the sound table upon registration/check-in to contest site.  Please label each CD with School/Studio Name, Team/Solo Name & Category. It is not the responsibility of Danceline or our sound tech to edit music on site or during a performance. All music should be edited before the day of the contest.  Additionally, it is the responsibility of the director to pick up all music either throughout the day or at the end of the competition.
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.