ADJUDICATION AWARDS

All routines will be adjudicated by three of the DanceMakers judges.

Solo routines will receive an adjudication score on their studio score sheets, but will not be announced for an adjudication award. All soloist will receive a participation award.

Group routines will receive an adjudication score on their studio score sheets 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. 

ADJUDICATION

POINTS

High 1st Place 96 – 100
1st Place 90 – 95
2nd Place 80 – 89
3rd Place 70 – 79

SOLO OVERALL AWARDS

AWARDS

PRIZE

High Score Trophy / Free Routine to Nationals
1st Runner Up Plaque
2nd Runner Up Plaque
3rd Runner Up Plaque
4th Runner Up Plaque
5th – 10th Runner Up Recognition

GROUP OVERALL AWARDS

AWARDS

PRIZE

DESCRIPTION

DanceAgain! Performs at Wrap It Ceremony Judges choose favorite routines to dance again at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday. These are announced at the last awards ceremony on Saturday evening.
Judges’ Pick Plaque Routines the judges pick for special recognition in each age division and category nondependent on scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Judges’ Top Pick Plaque The 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 Score Plaque High Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior), category (Duo/Trio, Group, Line or Production) and style (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop or Variety). Example: “Junior Duo/Trio Tap High Score”. Announced at the routine’s assigned awards ceremony on either Friday or Saturday evening.
Category High Score Plaque High Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) and category (Duo/Trio, Group, Line or Production). Example: “Junior Duo/Trio High Score”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Category 2nd Place Plaque 2nd Place in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) and category (Duo/Trio, Group, Line or Production). Example: “Junior Duo/Trio 2nd Place”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Category 3rd Place Plaque 3rd Place in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) and category (Duo/Trio, Group, Line or Production). Example: “Junior Duo/Trio 3rd Place”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Age Division High Score Trophy High Score in each age division (Camp Dance, Junior, Pre- Teen, Teen or Senior) excluding Category High Scores. Example: “Junior High Score”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.
Overall High Score Trophy/Free Routine Entry for Nationals Highest Score in all of group competition excluding Category High Scores and Age Division High Scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony on Sunday.

STUDIO AWARDS

AWARDS

PRIZE

DESCRIPTION

The Shaffer Studio $250 Competition Voucher for Nationals This 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 Studio $250 Competition Voucher for Nationals This will be awarded to the studio that stands out in convention work and competition performance.