*DETAILS BELOW ARE FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON. CHECK BACK SOON FOR 2020-2021 UPDATES!
*All ages are as of January 1, 2020 *All competition fees are per person, per entry **Extended Time is eligible for Groups only *Dancers must be registered for the entire workshop *Any routine with a 20+ dancer will be placed in Adult Division
NOTE: Calculated by average age for each group. All ages are as of January 1, 2020. Each dancer must be prepared to present proof of age if requested
To determine the average age of an entry, add all the ages together and divide by the total number of dancers in the routine. All averages are to be rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if a routines average age is 15.6, you would drop the decimal and the routine would compete in the Teen (13-15) age category.
The average age of each entry may not drop more than one age division below the age of the oldest dancer in the routine, regardless of the actual average age. For example, if an entry contains dancers ranging in age from 7-18yrs, the entry may not compete in a division younger than the Teen (13-15) age category (one division younger than the oldest dancer, 18 years old).
*Performance entries should be categorized by the genre that most closely represents the movement.
Monday, May 18, 2020 is the deadline for EARLY registrations for BOTH Las Vegas and Orlando. Registrations submitted after the deadline will incur full tuition prices.
All competing dancers and their Teachers must be registered for the entire workshop in the city they are competing. Names, ages, and date of birth of ALL the dancers must be provided on the studio entry form or registration will not be accepted.
The deadline to make any changes to any registration is 20 days prior to the convention. No changes will be accepted after this date.
Names and ages of all dancers must be included on the entry form for each competition number. Incomplete registration forms will NOT be accepted. Every competition dancer must be prepared to present proof of age if requested.
The total number of soloists allowed at any given event is subject to availability.
If a Teacher (any age) or Professional (20+) performs with a group, that group will be judged for adjudication only.
All routines must perform according to the scheduled competition order unless granted permission otherwise.
Competing dancers should be ready 90 minutes prior to their scheduled competition time. If the competition runs ahead of schedule, each dancer will be expected to perform early.
The performance stage size will be approximately 60’x40’ (stage dimensions may or may not include wing space). Exact stage dimensions will be available prior to the event.
SCORING For the national competition, scoring is done on an adjudicated point scale by 5 judges, each scoring a total of 100 points. Both the highest and lowest scores will be dropped. Note: The Honored Dancer Solo Competition will be adjudicated by 4 judges, each scoring a total of 100 points.
NOTE: In the event of a tie, scores will be broken first by, Technique score and then Execution score. If a tie cannot be broken by score each routine will be awarded the Overall placement. Any choreography that is not considered age appropriate by the assigned panel of judges will have 1 point deducted by each judge and be subject to possible disqualification for that routine. ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
ENTRY LIMITS Each dancer may register up to TWO (2) solo entries for the National Solo Competition. National solos cannot be the same as a registered Honored Dancer Solo. There is no limit to the number of duo/trio and group entries a studio may bring.
PRE-QUALIFYING ROUTINES National Dance Honors will not have a pre-qualifying competition. Any routine that did not pre-qualify at an Adrenaline or Revive regional competition is required to submit both a regional fee and national fee for each pre-qualifying group routine at National Dance Honors.
If a studio pre-qualified 50 or more group routines at an Adrenaline or Revive regional competition, any additional pre-qualifying routine fees will be waived.
OVERALL CREDITS All Overall awards for Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior age divisions will receive a credit to NDH 2021
Music can be submitted 3 ways:
1. Music Upload (preferred): Music may be submitted with your online registration from the start of registration until two days before the event.
2. USB Flash Drives: Music files must begin with Entry Number, Routine Name, and Studio Name. USB Flash Drives must be submitted at time of check-in.
3. CD: Only one song is allowed per CD and must be labeled with Entry Number, Routine Name, and Studio Name. CDs must be submitted at time of check-in. NOTE: No digital music devices are permitted to play competition music. Please have a back-up of your music on a CD in case it is needed.
INCOMPLETE PERFORMANCE In the event a dancer does not complete a routine, that routine will be allowed to re-compete on a case-by-case basis.
PROPS General props are permitted, and have 2 minutes for both setup and strike.
Each studio is responsible for the setup and removal of their props. It is the responsibility of each studio to have a cleanup crew to remove any objects/debris left on stage. Extended prop set-up and tear-down time, (beyond 2 minutes) will result in 1 point deduction per judge for that routine.
There are restrictions in certain cities regarding the size and weight of props. Please check with National Dance Honors staff before submitting large prop entries.
A studio may be subject to fines if there is any damage caused by props or performance.
Any routines featuring props declared dangerous by National Dance Honors based on height, weight and stability may not be allowed to perform for the safety of the dancers.
The use of substances including but not limited to: baby powder, paint, liquids, etc. are not allowed during any performance. Using such substances may result in a point deduction for that routine.
No live animals or pyrotechnics are permitted.
BEST OF SHOW & REVUE FINALISTS & FAVORITES If a group routine awarded Best of Show or Revue FAVORITE at any Adrenaline or Revive regional city on the 2019-2020 tour, the competition entry fee for that routine will be waived (excluding extended time fees) for the National Dance Honors competition. All Best of Show or Revue FINALISTS receive $150 off the competition entry fee for the qualifying routine to the 2020 National Dance Honors.