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.

If a routine performing was choreographed by one of the judges, their scores will be dropped and replaced with the head judges 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 / Scholarship to the 2019-20 Tour / Starmaker Performance
1st Runner Up Trophy / Two city Regional Scholarship to the 2019-20 Tour / Starmaker Performance
2nd Runner Up Trophy / Two city Regional Scholarship to the 2019-20 Tour / Starmaker Performance
3rd Runner Up Trophy / Two city Regional Scholarship to the 2019-20Tour / Starmaker Performance
4th – 9th Runner Ups Trophy
10th – 19th Runner Ups  Announced at Crowning Ceremony

High Score through 3rd Runner Up in all ages and 4th-9th in Teen and Senior (Female Only) must be available to perform in the Wrap It Ceremony and all daily rehearsals.

Soloists cannot win consecutive titles in the same age division.

GROUP OVERALL AWARDS

AWARDS

PRIZE

DESCRIPTION

DanceAgain! Performs at Dance Again Showcase/Plaque The National DanceAgain Showcase will feature the TOP scoring performance from our Nationals Competition. These routines have been hand chosen by our judges based off scores from both showrooms to DanceAgain! From this showcase, all judges from the week will view the routines and chose the Performance of the Year that wins not only the title, but $2,000 in CASH prize! 
Style Runner Up Plaque Runner Up 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 Runner Up”. Announced at the routine’s assigned awards 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.
Judges’ Pick Trophy Routines the judges pick for special recognition in each age division and category nondependent on scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
2nd – 5th Place in Category Trophy 2nd – 5th 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”. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.
Category High Score Trophy/$500 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.
Age Division High Score Trophy/$1,000 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.
Performance of the Year Trophy/$2,000 Highest Score in all of group competition excluding Category High Scores and Age Division High Scores. Announced at the Wrap It Ceremony.

STUDIO AWARDS

AWARDS

PRIZE

DESCRIPTION

The Shaffer Studio Trophy/$500 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 Best Studio Choreography Trophy/$500 This will be awarded to the studio that has the best overall choreography throughout competition.
The Most Technical Studio Trophy/$500 This will be awarded to the studio that has the best overall technique throughout convention and competition.
The Standout Studio Trophy/$500 This will be awarded to the studio that stands out in convention work and competition performance.
The Breakthrough Studio Trophy/$500 This will be awarded to the studio that has the most overall improvement from Regionals to Nationals.
The Studio of the Year Trophy/$1,000 Studio of the Year is awarded to the studio who embodies greatness in all aspects at Nationals. This includes, but is not limited to, competition, convention and the in-between moments throughout the event. This studio is to represent the highest caliber in dance, along with being supportive and encouraging to other dancers. The Studio of the Year is to represent DanceMakers values and mission and is meant to inspire other studios throughout the country.