NOTE: Calculated by average age for each group. All ages are as of January 1, 2021. 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 routine's 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).
If a routine is placed in an incorrect category (age division, style, etc.), our staff reserves the right to make the necessary adjustment at any time.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE Monday, May 17, 2021 is the deadline for ALL registrations for BOTH San Diego and Orlando. Registrations submitted after the deadline will incur full tuition prices. No Exceptions. Gala tickets will be sold through a third party site where you get to choose your own seat.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION 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.
All registrations are required to pay a non-refundable deposit at the time of registration to secure your spot, with all balances being paid in full, May 17th, 2021. The deposit amount is based on the number of routines being submitted into the competition.
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.
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.
PRE-QUALIFYING ROUTINES National Dance Honors will not have a pre-qualifying competition. Any routine that did not prequalify 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 prequalifies 50 or more group routines at an Adrenaline or Revive regional competition, any additional pre-qualifying routine fees will be waived.
Solos and Duo/Trios are NOT required to prequalify for National Dance Honors. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited.
OVERALL WINNINGS National Dance Honors is excited to offer winnings for ALL 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall placements during our national competition.
MUSIC SUBMISSIONS Music will need to be submitted with your online registration from the start of registration until two days before the event. NOTE: No digital music devices are permitted to play competition music. Please have a back-up of your music on a drive/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 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.
MISCELLANEOUS RULES 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.
People or objects may not jump, step, crawl, roll or be thrown or tossed off the stage at any time for any reason.
NDH reserves the right to change rules at any time without notice.