Scoring

With a panel of 3 adjudicators, they will mark each routine out of a possible 100 marks. Scores are added and divided to determine placement. If there is one competitor in the category they will be awarded the appropriate placement based on their score. In categories with more than one competitor, the highest score will win 1st place, the 2nd highest will achieve 2nd place and so on…..

Solo’s, duets and trios each receive medals for placement. Gold medals for first, silver for second and bronze for third. Group/Lines receive ribbons and a trophy for placement.

Special awards are decided on by the judges and will be awarded at each adjudication.

The TOP MARK OF THE SESSION will be awarded at each adjudication and will be awarded a plaque in recognition of their achievement!

The top 5 marks from each studio are calculated and the winning studio will be awarded the title of TOP OVERALL SCORING STUDIO at the close of DANCEFEST. There is a 2nd and 1st runner up as well. At adjudications updates will be announced.

Scores

Competitive Category

  • Potential: 75-79.99 marks
  • Silver: 80-83.99
  • High Silver: 84-86.99
  • Gold: 87 – 89.99
  • High Gold – 90 – 91.99
  • Elite: 92 – 94.99
  • Outstanding: 95 & higher

Novice/Pre-Competitive

  • Potential: 70-74 marks
  • Silver: 75-79
  • High Silver: 80-84.99
  • Gold: 85-87.99
  • High Gold: 88 – 89.99
  • Elite: 90 – 92.99
  • Outstanding: 93 +

OVERALL AWARDS TO STRIVE FOR! (Plaques & Cash Awards)

  • Choreography Awards (Adjudicator’s Choice)
  • Studio Spirit Award (Special Awards Judge Choice)
  • Gillian Watters Memorial Award (for the dancer who lights up the stage)
  • Most Potential Novice, Junior, Teen & Senior Dancer (Adjudicator’s Choice)
  • Overall Top Mark Novice Soloist, Duet/Trio, Group/Line (top 5 runner ups will be announced and awarded)
  • Overall Top Mark Pre-Competitive Soloist, Duet/Trio, Group/Line (top 5 runner ups will be announced and awarded)
  • Jazz Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Tap Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Lyrical Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Contemporary Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Musical Theatre Division Winner – (Highest Mark – must be more than 3 entries)
  • Hip Hop Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Acro Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Ballet Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Pointe Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Open Division Winner – (Highest Mark)
  • Production Division Winner – (Highest Mark – must be more than 3 entries)
  • OVERALL TOP MINI (5-8) / JUNIOR (9-12) / TEEN (13-15) / SENIOR (16 +) – (Highest Mark) – SOLOIST *Novice, Precompetitive & Competitive Categories
  • OVERALL TOP MINI, JUNIOR, TEEN, SENIOR DUET/TRIO – (Highest Mark) – *Novice, Precompetitive & Competitive Categories
  • OVERALL TOP MINI, JUNIOR, TEEN, SENIOR GROUP/LINE – (Highest Mark) – *Novice, Precompetitive & Competitive Categories

OVERALL TOP SCORING STUDIO (cash awards)

  • 2nd runner up
  • 1st runner up
  • TOP SCORING STUDIO