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Competition Information

Find everything you should know before competing!

TIME LIMITS

      • Maximum performance of 2 minutes and 45 seconds for Soloists, Duets, and Trios.
      • Maximum performance of 3 minutes and 30 seconds for Small Groups and Large Groups.
      • Maximum performance of 3 minutes for all Aerial performances.
      • Maximum performance of 6 minutes for Production Groups.
      • There is no minimum time requirement.

Time Limits will be enforced unless extra time has been purchased.  If performance exceeds the specified time, there will be a point deduction and MUSIC WILL BE CUT OFF. For each routine, an additional $20 will be added to the fee in 20-second intervals, as shown below:

      • 01- 0.20 sec – $20.00
      • 21- 0.40 sec – $40.00
      • 41- 0.60 sec – $60.00

If performance exceeds the time limit you will be cut off.

Performance times will be strictly adhered to in order to ensure a smooth-running show for all participants. Each performance will be announced by the MC. If music runs over a specified time limit, then music will be cut off. All participants must be lined up and ready to perform no more than 3 performances before their set and no less than 1. If the participants name has been announced and the music starts and the participant is not ready to perform, the participant will be eliminated from the competition. There will not be any refunds. It is very important that all participants are prepared and ready to go when the stage runner calls you in order to ensure a pleasurable experience for all.

MUSIC SUBMISSIONS

Music submissions are due by January 31, 2022. You will be able to upload your music using the link below. All music will be reviewed by the music director prior to competition. All the information will be on the website. The link provided will close January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm. THERE WILL BE A $50 FEE PER LATE SUBMISSION EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1,2022. Please note that the quality of music you submitted will be played as is. WE WILL NOT ALTER VOLUMES WITHIN THE MUSIC.

Along with the online submission please bring backup music in the form of a flash drive.  Label all flash drives with your event name, director’s name, school/studio, and division. Flash drives MUST be handed to the volunteer checking you in for your performance. If your school/studio has dancers competing in multiple events, one flash drive may be used. Music in the flash drive must match the song title on the registration form.

BEFORE SUBMITTING: Please remove any explicit lyrics, or there will be a 5 pt. deduction.

JUDGING

Sun City Dance Classic will have 2-5 judges per category with at least one specialist in that particular category. Each registrant will be judged based on this criteria:

      • Creativity
      • Difficulty
      • Formations and Transitions
      • Synchronization and Timing
      • Spacing
      • Body Placement & Control
      • Strength in Movements (motions)
      • Proper Technique of Dance Movements
      • Eye Contact & Showmanship
      • Crowd Appeal Compliments Music

More information will be given to directors/instructors prior to competition at the Directors Meeting.

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY

More details will be announced as we get closer to the event.

TICKETS

      • ONE DAY tickets to attend Sun City Dance Classic (February 17, 18, 19) will be sold at the doors at the event.
      • 3-DAY PASSES will be sold at the doors the day of the event and will include an entry for February 17-19.
      • GRAND CHAMPION tickets will be sold on Saturday, February 19 as well as Sunday, February 20.
      • 3- DAY PASSES DO NOT INCLUDE ENTRY TO GRAND CHAMPIONS.
      • Competitors do not need to purchase bracelets; directors will be provided bracelets for their dancers prior to competition at the Director’s Meeting.

TICKET PRICES WILL BE AS FOLLOWED:

      • 1-Day Pass: $12 per day
      • 3-Day Pass: $30
      • Grand Champions: $15

 

DANCE CATEGORIES

Listed below are the different forms of dance that will be categories in the competition on February 25-28 . In addition, there is an explanation as to what judges will be looking for in each category. You may register for as many events as you would like. If a category or division has less than three entries, it will be combined with a similar category or division (as needed). For example; Jazz will be paired with the open category and the Ballroom will be paired will Folklorico.

      • BALLET – Routine should contain ballet technique incorporating classic movements
      • FOLKLORICO– Routine must utilize folkloric/ethnic style of dance such as Hawaiian, Spanish, Polkas, Clogging, etc.
      • JAZZ– Routine must consist of jazz technique; splits and floor rolls are permissible.
      • LYRICAL/ CONTEMPORARY– Routine that combines both lyrical and modern movements.
      • MODERN– Routine consisting of interpretive movements using contemporary/modern techniques.
      • TAP/ CLOGGING– Routine consisting primarily of tap/clog technique.
      • POINTE– Routine must consist of pointe/toe technique. (This category is not permitted in the Primary Level)

In the above dance categories, only three gymnastic tricks are permissible. A deduction of 1 point per judge will result in routines that do not comply. Minimum lip-syncing and talking are permitted if a character is not portrayed.

      • ACRO/GYMNASTICS– Routine using controlled movements and flexibility, walkovers, aerials, backhand springs, etc. Must incorporate dance technique.
      • BELLY DANCING– Routine that is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips.
      • BREAKING– Routine should consist of four kinds of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes. Typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats.
      • COUPLES/BALLROOM FORMATIONS– Routine should include a style of ballroom dancing that has pattern or shadow team dancing by couples in a formation team. Styles that may be portrayed include; Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Swing, Jive, Samba, Mambo, Bolero, and Paso Doble.
      • FLAMENCO- Routine portrays Spanish folk music and dance. It includes cante, toque, baile, and palmas.
      • HIP-HOP– Routine demonstrating street style of jazz that incorporates hip-hop and/or funk choreography.
      • KICK- Routine should showcase clean, strong kicks, as well as team synchronization.
      • KRUMPING– Routines should focus on the four primary moves of krumping; jabs, arm swings, chest pops, and stomps.
      • OPEN– Routine creatively demonstrating any style of dance or a combination of dance styles.
      • POM POM– Routine using pom-poms with the incorporation of precise and definite movements.
      • POPPING– Routine should consist of street dance and funk styles along with a technique that involves quick contraction and relaxation of muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer’s body.
      • AERIAL DANCE WITH SILKS- Routine that incorporates an apparatus often attached to the ceiling, consisting of Silks and a Hoop.

AGE DIVISIONS

There are 3 age divisions at Sun City Dance Classic divided into other sub-divisions for competition purposes. The Junior, Senior and Adult divisions consist of the following:

      • Tiny Tots (8-): This division is for any competitors who are less than or 8 years old.
      • Junior Division (9-14): This division includes Junior I (9-11) and Junior II (12-14).
      • Senior Division (15-18): This division includes Senior I (15-16), Senior II (17-18)
      • High School Division: This category includes High School Dance teams.
      • Adult Division (19+): This division is for any competitors who are 19 years old or older.

When registering for the competition, please note that the average of ages in a group, duo, or trio will determine the category your team will compete in.

      • However, the oldest member of the team must not exceed 3 years over the average age.
      • Any team member who is 20 years or older must compete in the adult division. Divisions will also be determined by their age as of February 1, 2022.
      • One 20-year-old will make the group a full adult group in the grand champions, the ages will not be averaged down on that day.

DANCE DIVISIONS

All dance participants will be required to show proof of age. You can upload a photocopy of your identification card or birth certificate.

There are 7 divisions at Sun City Dance Classic. These include:

      • Solos
      • Duets
      • Trios
      • Small groups: This division is 9 dancers or under.
      • Large groups: This division is 1-10 dancers.
      • Production groups: This division is 11 dancers or more.
      • High Schools: This division is for high school dance teams only.

AWARDS

Each act that performs will receive a score from a panel of 2-5 judges. Each division will have preliminaries to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each dance style. After preliminaries, the top contenders will advance to Grand Champions EXCEPT for the high school division, in which all 1st place winners will advance to Grand Champions. Banners will be presented to the Grand Champions along with the following cash prizes:

      • Junior Grand Champion: $100
      • High School Grand Champion: $100
      • Senior Grand Champion: $100
      • Adult Grand Champion: $150

STUDIO DIRECTORS/ DANCE TEAM COACHES/ INDEPENDENT PERFORMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING UP THEIR TROPHIES AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN NO TROPHY/ AWARD.