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, that judge will only critique and their scores will be dropped and replaced with the head judge’s scores.
|High 1st Place||96 – 100|
|1st Place||90 – 95|
|2nd Place||80 – 89|
|3rd Place||70 – 79|
SOLO OVERALL AWARDS
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 tiles in the same age division.
GROUP OVERALL AWARDS
|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.|