"Mr. & Miss Dance Magic" Title ~ For Junior Division (ages 11 & under) & Senior Division (ages 12 & over)

Money Awarded in this Category  *  A beautiful Crown for Miss DM  *  A hip & fresh Top Hat for Mr. DM

(Dancer must be entered as a soloist and cost for the category is an additional $25.00)

Acrobatic: A routine using controlled moves such as walkovers, limbers, cartwheels, etc. Can contain gymnastic passes. Majority of routine must be acrobatic moves. Can contain flexibility or contortionist moves. Any skills requiring mats need to be provided by the studio.

Ballet: Any ballet routine performed in soft slippers.

Clogging: Any basic routine utilizing both traditional or modern clogging technique and music.

Hip Hop: Music video and street-style inspired movements to non-traditional music. No limit on tricks.*

Jazz: Any basic jazz routine. Tricks* allowed.

Lyrical: A routine performed with deep emotion and utilyzing the lyrics in a direct and affecting manner. Tricks* allowed.

Contemporary: Modern and lyrical dance moves showing technique & expression in a controlled sequence. Tricks* allowed.

Modern: A form of dance based on interpretation or other origin of dance, performed in an abstract or contemporary mode. Tricks* allowed.

Musical Theater: A routine performed in any shoes and fashioned after a Broadway or Hollywood musical. Any style of dance is allowed. Tricks* also allowed.

Novelty/Character: Folk routines, comedy routines, pantomime routines, character routines, etc. Tricks* allowed.

Open: Any of the listed categories of dance may be in open if you are performing two routines in the same category, or if your routine does not fit any of the listed categories. Tricks* allowed.

Pointe: Any routine performed in hard toe shoes.

Pom Pon / Cheer: A routine incorporating the use of pom pons. Should use precise and definite movement. Will be judged on both pom pon technique and dance steps. Mats required for stunts.

Song and Dance: Any routine (ballet, tap, jazz, etc.) performed with a song. Vocals may not be on tape. Tricks* allowed.

Student Choreography: This MUST be "student choreographed" with NO TEACHER ASSISTANCE allowed. Any style dance permitted. Tricks* allowed.

Tap: Any routine executing all tap. Tricks* allowed.

Teacher Performance: Teachers and teacher's assistants must compete in the teacher performance category, including any employee of the studio.  Those persons competing in this category will NOT be eligible for High Score Awards or the Dance Magic All-Around trophy. This category will be awarded by 1st, 2nd and 3rd place only. IMPORTANT: The Teacher Performance Category will be judged as a single division.

Categories of Competition for Groups:
3 & under, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18, 19-25, 26 & over

*Tricks are defined as:
Anytime dancers' feet go over their head
(Ex. cartwheels, aerials, minor tumbling)