General Competition Tour Info
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
SPECTATOR ADMISSION TICKETS
More Info Coming Soon!
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.
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.