General Competition Tour Info
About Our 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!
All Competitions Are Open To School, Studio and Community Teams
Health & Safety
Danceline USA has always been committed to protecting the health and safety of our participants, directors, spectators and employees. We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 through The Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization, state/local authorities, and working through many logistics to best serve your dancers this upcoming contest season.
While we have learned that things can change suddenly, we will move forward with competitions based on the current guidelines given to us by local authorities and host school administration.
Why Danceline USA?
Register Today To Experience These Amazing Assets!
CONFIDENCE TO REGISTER
While our $550 deposit is non-refundable, it is FULLY transferrable to another Danceline USA event! You can trust that when you put down the deposit that you will not loose it in the event that you are effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our adjudication process is structured to consider team size, type and skill class level so that you compete again other like skilled performers. We strive to make every competition fair so that every team has a chance to celebrate their hard work!
UPLOAD MUSIC PRIOR TO CONTEST
We use a competition registration system that now allows you to upload all contest routine music into your portal to limit stress the day of the event.
WELL ORGANIZED SCHEDULE & EVENT DAY
We are known for running our schedules on-time and in a professional manner. Not only are our schedules crafted to give a realistic timing for your performers but our Host Schools partner with us to make sure you are assisted well throughout the day.
PROFESSIONAL JUDGING PANEL
All Danceline USA judges are professionals in the dance industry. Judges will provide a video adjudication for performances and will use a digital score sheet to score all entries. Directors will be able to access critiques through their portal quickly after the competition.
AWARD OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL
Competition is a time to celebrate your hard work! Danceline will meet you where you are and help you celebrate doing your best. Our unique award system allows performers to choose size, division and class for all our group performers. Addition have been made to our awards to offer groups like Pep Squads, All Male and Co-Ed groups a place to shine!
FRIENDLY, FUN & PROFESSIONAL ATMOSPHERE
Directors, parents and dancers love the difference you will find at a Danceline Competition. Our core values shine through as we make it our mission to make everyone feel valued. Our friendly staff have a reputation of doing more than expected and we LOVE what we do! There is no other company with the heart of Danceline!
SUPPORTING THE DANCELINE MISSION
For over 40 years, Danceline has made it our mission to be a light in our dance industry as well as our world. We take our motto: "Every Dancer Matters To Us" very seriously. By attending our events, you help us continue our mission! We appreciate the ongoing support of directors, dancers and parents who choose our events and support what we are about and what we do. Join us this season to help spread more love and kindness in our world!
BEFORE YOUR REGISTER
Consider 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.
Team, Elite and Officer Contest Entries become eligible for awards based on their average scores AND divided into their skill, size and institution type. In order to be eligible for awards like the Grand Champion, Sweepstakes and Platinum Sweepstakes, team, elite or officer group must be registered for 3 or more different categories.
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 title. 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 90 or higher, the performance will receive the 1st Place for Best in Division. All institution types compete against each other with these entries.
ALL AGES WELCOME!! EVERY DANCER MATTERS!
All Danceline USA Competition Tour locations are opened to younger competitors. We have designed our award system so that these champions are competing against their age/grade levels.
PAYMENT DEADLINE/LATE FEES
Entry fees should be received no later than 3 weeks prior to competition date. Entry fees received after competition deadline will be charged a $200 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.
All contest fees are non-refundable but fully transferrable to any Danceline USA event. .
HOW TO PAY
Payments can be made through the competition registration portal via credit card. Schools may choose to pay via check by mailing it to:
PO Box 2567
Fredericksburg, TX. 78624
For those submitting a check, please attach a copy of your invoice and put your team name in the memo. Make checks payable to: Danceline.
Directors can access their invoice for contest fees through the registration portal. Should there be questions or concerns, contact Rhonda at email@example.com.
POLICY & GUIDELINES
It's extremely important that you take time to download and read our Policy and Guidelines packet. All information in this packet applies to all competition types and locations.
Please note that COVID-19 and CDC guidelines could impact our normal procedures so please keep an eye out for updates as they become available.
Upon registration, directors will be invited to a private group on this website where updates, information and reminders will be made available. It is highly recommended that directors download the app in order to get notifications on their smart device.
The following documents will be available through the group:
Contest Site Profile
Team Meal Orders
Most competitions will begin team check-in at 7:30am the morning of the competition date. The end time of the competition is dependent on registrations and will be determined once the schedule can be released the Monday prior to the contest date.
For some locations, a Friday Night start time will be necessary and will likely begin around 6:30pm.
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.
DETAILS TO KNOW
All Regional & State Competitions are hosted by Texas Public Schools and are a source of fundraising for the host team.
Schedules will be released no later than the Monday prior to the contest date. Check our homepage for the most recent schedule.
Please note that schedules will be posted around the contest location and available online only.
Spectators are encouraged to purchase their admission tickets ahead of time to receive a Digital ticket to our events. This will shorten your wait time and give you the option to purchase your tickets with a debit/credit card.
Please note that only cash will be accepted for ticket sales the day of contest.
SPECTATOR ADMISSION TICKETS
Price Per Spectator in 2022 is $15 per person.
FREE TICKETS Available to those who are 5 years and younger, 65 years and older and any Military Service Member with ID. These individuals can claim their tickets the day of the competition.
All admission tickets sold serve as a fundraiser to the host school dance team.
Thank you for supporting their program with your purchase.
Poms used to create a visually effective, high energy routine, where the focus is on precision and placement. Poms must be used for at least 75% of the routine.
Varied kick sequences are performed with an emphasis on kick technique and height.
An upbeat style of dance where the focus is on technical dance skills, precision and dynamic showmanship..
Similar to that of jazz style but based on a character, theater or theme. This category can included props but should still focus on technical dance skills, precision and dynamic showmanship
Performance utilizing staging, props, and/or back drops that extends longer than the 3 minute time limit and generally require set up/strike time that exceeds 1 minute before and after performance.
Style consisting of strong, sharp, linear movements focused on precision and placement.
Object(s) used the majority of the time to create an effect in a dance routine.
Style consisting of modern dance techniques such as suspension, release, and contractions.
Style using newer philosophies of movement which depart from classical dance styles without losing the structure, form, technique or precision.
Style using ballet based dance technique that emphasize the lyrics of the music.
Style using “street” style movements that evolved from the hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles including breaking, locking and popping.
This is a routine that does not fall into the other categories such as Tap, Ballet or a routine that is a combination of different dance styles.