Awards

2022-23

Adjudication Awards

All routines will be adjudicated by three of the DanceMakers judges.
Solo routines will receive an adjudication score in your registration portal, but will not be announced for an adjudication award. All soloist will receive a participation award.
Duo/Trio and Group routines will receive an adjudication score in your registration portal and will be announced for an adjudication during competition award ceremony.
All routines that score 80 points or higher qualify to compete at Nationals.
If a routine performing was choreographed by one of the judges, that judge will only critique and their scores will be dropped and replaced with the head judge’s scores.
AdjudicationPoints
High 1st Place96-100
1st Place90-95
New High 2nd Place85-89
New 2nd Place80-84
3rd Place70-79

Solo Overall Awards

AwardsPrize
High ScorePlaque / Free Routine to Nationals
1st Runner UpPlaque
2nd Runner UpPlaque
3rd Runner UpPlaque
4th Runner UpPlaque
5th Runner UpPlaque
6th Runner UpPlaque
7th Runner UpPlaque
8th Runner UpPlaque
9th Runner UpPlaque
10th-14th Runner UpRecognition

New Duo/Trio Overall Awards

AwardsPrizeDescription
Judges’ PickPlaqueRoutines the judges pick for special recognition in each age division nondependent on scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Directors’ PickPlaqueRoutines that the directors pick for special recognition in each age division nondependent on scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Judges’ Top PickPlaqueThe routine the judges felt was most entertaining nondependent on scores. Can be from any age division or category. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Style High ScorePlaqueDuo/Trio High Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) and style (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop or Open). Example: “Junior Tap Duo/Trio High Score”. Announced at the routine’s assigned awards ceremony on either Friday or Saturday evening.
* Category 2nd - 3rd PlacePlaqueDuo/Trio 2nd - 3rd Place in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior). Example: “Junior Duo/Trio 2nd Place”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Age Division Duo/Trio High ScorePlaqueDuo/Trio High Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) excluding Category High Scores. Example: “Junior Duo/Trio High Score”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Overall Duo/Trio High ScorePlaque/Free Routine Entry for NationalsHighest Scoring Duo/Trio. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
* DanceMakers reserves the rights to extend placement awards depending on the number of registered routines.

Group Overall Awards

AwardsPrizeDescription
DanceAgain!Performance/PlaqueJudges choose their favorite routines to Dance Again at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday and are nondependent on scores. These routines will perform LIVE during our Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Judges’ PickPlaqueRoutines the judges pick for special recognition in each age division and category nondependent on scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Directors’ PickPlaqueRoutines that the directors pick for special recognition in each age division and category nondependent on scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Judges’ Top PickPlaqueThe routine the judges felt was most entertaining nondependent on scores. Can be from any age division or category. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Style High ScorePlaqueHigh Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior), category (Group, Line, Extended Line or Production) and style (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop or Open). Example: “Junior Tap Group High Score”. Announced at the routine’s assigned awards ceremony on either Friday or Saturday evening.
Category High ScorePlaqueHigh Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) and category (Group, Line, Extended Line or Production). Example: “Junior Group High Score”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
* Category 2nd - 3rd PlacePlaque2nd - 3rd Place in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) and category (Group, Line, Extended Line or Production). Example: “Junior Group 2nd Place”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Age Division High ScorePlaqueHigh Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior). Example: “Junior High Score”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Overall High ScorePlaque/Free Routine Entry for NationalsHighest Score in all of group competition excluding Category High Scores and Age Division High Scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
* DanceMakers reserves the rights to extend placement awards depending on the number of registered routines.

Studio Awards

AwardsPrizeDescription
The Shaffer StudioPlaque/ $250 Competition Voucher for NationalsThis will be awarded to the studio that shows support, encouragement, professionalism and shares their love for dance with others throughout the event. This award is in honor of Mr. Doug Shaffer who has shared his love of dance with others for many years.
The Standout StudioPlaque/ $250 Competition Voucher for NationalsThis will be awarded to the studio that stands out in convention work and competition performance.

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