DIVA DANCE

COMPETITION

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Norfolk, MA 02056

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ADJUDICATION & AWARDS

 

HOW DOES LIVE JUDGING WORK?​

The dancers are asked to stay on stage following their routine. Each of our professional judges will provide live feedback over the microphone to the dancers. All feedback will be presented in a very positive, inspiring and constructive manner.  This format allows for an educational experience where the dancers are able to apply their critiques immediately to their next routines with the purpose of improving as the day goes on. Note: the feedback given to the dancers will pertain only to what the dancers have control of ex: technique, execution, stage presence etc.  All teacher comments including choreography, music and costuming notes will be in the form of written comments only.  Written comments will be uploaded to your Dancecomp Genie account and will be available online after the last day of competition.

 

The dancers will also receive their award on stage directly following their routine. Each routine will receive a trophy for the studio and each dancer will receive a corresponding pin.  Specials, High Scores, Overalls and Titles will be presented in separate (much shorter) award ceremonies.

SCORING

We believe that all dancers should be judged fairly and accurately and scores should allow room for personal growth. Judges will score all entries based on the following criteria: technique, choreography, performance, precision, costume, and overall appearance. Each of our three judges will score out of 100 points for a possible total of 300 points. All scores are based on the opinions of three qualified dance professionals. All scores are final and will not be changed.

300 Perfect Score: Crown Jewel

285-299 total points: Ultimate Sapphire

270-284 total points: Sapphire

252-269 total points: Ultimate Diamond

240-251 total points: Diamond

225-239 total points: Ruby

TITLE AWARDS

All solos entered in the Corps and Elite categories are automatically entered for a Title within their own division and age category at Regional competitions.  The top 10 solos, 3rd, 2nd and 1st runner up will be awarded and the highest scoring solo will be named the Title winner.  A soloist may only place once in the Top 10.  In the event a soloist places with more than 1 routine, only the highest scoring routine will be announced.  At the National competition, the Solo and Title categories are separate and must be registered accordingly.  Adult Title contestants are ineligible for "Top Overall Title Winner" at Nationals. 

 

If a competitive soloist is the only one competing in their age category, they must earn a score of 270 or higher to be deemed a “Title Winner”.  A score below 270 will earn the soloist “Highest Scoring Competitive Solo”.  A soloist earning a “High Score” as opposed to a “Title” is not eligible for the Overall High Score in their age division. 

 

APPRENTICE DIVISION

High Score Awards will be presented to the highest scoring solo, duo/trio, small group, large group, and production entries in each age division within the Apprentice category. Overall High Score Awards will be presented to the highest scoring entries in each age division. This category is not eligible for Titles or the Top Overall High Scores.

 

CORPS DIVISION

High Score Awards will be presented to the highest scoring duo/trio, small group, large group, and production entries in each age division within the Corps category. Overall High Score Awards will be presented to the highest scoring entries in each age division. The top scoring solos in each age division will be named the Corps Title Winners at Regional Competitions (see Nationals info for Title information). Top Overall High Score Awards will be presented to the highest scoring solo (at Nationals only), duo/trio, small group, large group and production routines in the Corps Division. Top Overall High Score winners will be eligible for Top Overall Champion of the Competition. 

 

ELITE DIVISION

High score awards will be presented to the highest scoring solo, duo/trio, small group, large group, and production entries in each age division within the Elite category. Overall High Score Awards will be presented to the highest scoring entries in each age division. The top scoring solos in each age division will be named the Elite Title Winners at Regional Competitions (see Nationals info for Title information). Top Overall High Score Awards will be presented to the highest scoring solo (at Nationals only), duo/trio, small group, large group and production routines in the Elite Division. Top Overall High Score winners will be eligible for Top Overall Champion of the Competition. 

DIVA DIVISION

Each dancer in the Diva Division will receive a "Diva Division Champion" medal. Routines that opt to be adjudicated will also receive an adjudication trophy for the studio. This division does not have its own high scores or overall high scores, but dancers are eligible for Judges' Special Awards, Special Recognition Awards, The Judges' Choice Award, The CdLS Spirit Award and They Key To Success Scholarship.

 

OTHER INFO

-In the case of a tie, the 2 lowest scores out of the 3 judges will be dropped and the routine with the highest remaining score will be awarded.

-Special Awards, The Judges' Choice Award, The CdLS Spirit Award, The ADCC Studio of Excellence Award, The Key To Success Award, scholarships and any additional special recognition awards will be determined by the judges and/or directors and given to entries at their discretion.