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Loyalty Gold Discount

Register with Deposit for any 2019 Competition, 2019 Officer Camp AND a 2019 Team Camp to receive 1 Free Team, 1 Free Officer & 3 Free Solos at any Regional or State Competition in 2019.

Discount Code:  LG19  |  Expires 12.1.18
CURRENT DISCOUNTS
All Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or scholarships.  $550 non-refundable deposit is required for per event for discount to be applied.
Loyalty Silver Discount

Register with Deposit for any 2019 Competition AND any 2019 Officer or Team Camp to receive 1 Free Team & 3 Free Solos at any 2019 Regional or State Competition.

Discount Code:  LS19  |  Expires 12.1.18
Loyalty Bronze Discount

Register with Deposit for any 2019 Competition to receive 1 Free Team entry at any 2019 Regional or State Competition.

Discount Code:  LB19  |  Expires 12.1.18
BOGO Discount - FOR MIDDLE & JH SCHOOLS ONLY

Register with Deposit for any 2019 Regional Competition to receive a buy one, get one free discount for all like entry fees.  Applies to all registration entries that are of equal value.  Minimum registration of $550 required before discount applies.  Only valid for middle school and junior high teams.

Discount Code:  BOGO19  |  Expires 11.1.18
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WELCOME TO THE 2019 COMPETITION TOUR

We are so excited to have you join us in 2019 for our Competition Tour!  It is our desire to make sure you have every detail you need to make your experience with us excellent.  Please take time to download the Regional & State Welcome Book for all general details.  For site specific information, you can find the Contest Profile Sheets below.  
Please note that schedules for each contest only become available the Monday prior to the event date.
$100 CASH PRIZE
Congratulations to our 2018 Photogenic Winner, Brook Altman from Rider High School!
PLAN TO PARTICIPATE NEXT YEAR!
One winner for each Competition Tour site will be selected to move into the Final Photogenic Competition at a chance to win the $100 Cash Prize!  Each Semi-Finalist will be announced at the Award Ceremony at each tour site.

Questions?  Contact Victoria at vsdanceline@gmail.com
2018 D​​IRECTOR RECOGNITION APPLICATION
Honor Your Director By Nominating Her To Be Recongized At Contest!
It's simple!  Whether you are a parent, student or fellow staff member, you can nominate your director to be recognized by writing a brief essay describing why she/he should win!  All submissions must be received the Wednesday prior to the contest date.

Have questions?  Email Victoria at vsdanceline@gmail.com

AWARD LIST

There are a unique set of awards for each kind of competition that you attend.  Award eligibility is based on registration.  All judges decisions are final.  To view the list of awards, please use the links to download a printable version.
NATIONAL  AWARDS
REGIONAL AWARDS
STATE AWARDS

Danceline Nationals, 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 award 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!

SAMPLE SCORE SHEETS

SOLO SCORE
SHEET SAMPLE

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.
Solo Score Sheet Sample

ENSEMBLE/TEAM
SCORE SHEET SAMPLE

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.
Ensemble/Team Score Sheet Sample

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

How You Register Affects 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION
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.
FEES & DEADLINES
To view fees specific to Regional Competitions and/or 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.
WELCOME BOOK
Upon receipt of you registration and entry fees, a welcome packet will be sent via 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.
OFFICIAL VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE DANCELINE USA
COMPETITION TOUR
?How Do I figure the Size of My Team

70%
of the 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.
COMPETITION SCHEDULES
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.
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.
SPORTSMANSHIP
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

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.

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.

PERFORMANCE AREA

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

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.

COACHING GUIDELINES

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 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.

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.  Video Adjudication is offered at select competition tour locations.