*Age as of December 31st of the current year of registration. Age averages will be rounded down.
Mini’s (8 and under)
Solos: A dancer that has never competed previously in a solo.
Duet: 100% of the dancers have never competed before in a duet.
Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers have never competed before.
Groups: 75% of the dancers have never competed before.
Dancers who train 6 hours or less a week; including choreography hours.
Solos: A dancer that that trains 6 hours or less a week.
Duet: 100% of the dancers must train less 6 hours or less a week.
Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers must train less 6 hours or less a week.
Groups: 75% must train 6 hours or less a week.
Part-Time dancers are not eligible to compete in the Novice categories.
**Novice & part-time routines will have separate overalls**
Dancer(s) who trains more than 6 hours a week; including choreography hours under the age of 21 and is not employed by any industry professional pertaining to dance.
Any dancer 19 years or older that receives financial compensation or gain from instructing, choreographing and/or performing in the dance industry is considered a Professional Dancer.
*Any Duet with a Professional dancer would be classified as a Professional Category
*Any Trio with a Professional dancer would be classified as a Professional Category
*Any Group with 25% or more Professional dancers would be classified as a Professional Category.
Solos: 3:00 (1 dancer)
Duet/Trio: 3:00 (2 or 3 dancers)
Small Groups: 3:30 (4 - 6 dancers)
Extended Small Groups: 3:30 (7 - 9 dancers)
Large Groups: 4:00 (10-14 dancers)
NEW Line: 4:00 (15-22 dancers)
NEW Extended Line: 4:00 (23+ dancers)
Production: 10:00 (16+ dancers)
Spotlight: Dance has no boundaries, which is why Xtreme Dance Champions is thrilled to be offering the Spotlight Category at all our competitions! The Spotlight Category was created to allow dancers with a disability to experience the atmosphere and Xcitment of being on stage and performing without the fear of competition. This is strictly a performance category with no placement and all Spotlight entries will still receive a judges mark, video critique and a ribbon!
Acrobatics: Any routine that shows a mix of acrobatic tricks, gymnastics, balances & tumbling. They also display use of balances, walkovers, aerials and any trick where hips go over the head.
Jazz: Any routine that contains jazz technique & style. (may contain up to 3 acro tricks)
Tap: A routine that displays tap technique & tap rhythms with no pre-recorded sounds. (No acro tricks allowed)
Ballet: Any routine that contains classical dance technique & movement with flow. Ballet slippers must be worn.
Open: Any routine that doesn't fit in other dance disciplines which combines two or more styles. No more than 5 Acro tricks allowed, if exceeds 5 tricks routine will be moved to Acro category and be eligible for Acro overalls.
Pointe: A form of ballet training performed on pointe shoes.
Demi-Character: A type of Ballet routine with ballet technique performed through a story line, mime or acting done to a piece of music.
Musical Theatre: Any routine that is combined with lip singing & dancing.
Song & Dance: A routine where the performer(s) are signing live vocals & dancing. No other lead vocals on the song are permitted.
Hip Hop: Any routine that is street-style based, which may include but not limited to: locking, popping break dancing, krumping, street and freestyle.
Pairs: Any duet that consists of a male & female.
Lyrical: A routine that combines both jazz & ballet skills that portrays a story to a piece of music. May contain up to 3 acro tricks.
Contemporary: A routine that has more of an emphasis on modern movements that combines jazz & ballet but is sharper movements than lyrical. May contain up to 3 acro tricks.
Production: A Routine that consists of a story and theme that has a collaborated group of dancers and exceeds no longer than 10 mins. (16+ dancers)
Modern: A free expressive style of contemporary dance employing a technique intended for increasing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.
Entry registration is on a first come first serve basis.
- Xtreme Dance Champions has the right to add, remove or cancel any days as may be required. Entry Fees are non-refundable regardless of circumstance unless due to a medical issue supported by a doctor’s note at which point such refund amount would be given at the discretion of Xtreme.
- If Cancellation of entire competition occurs prior to the start date of the said competition due to Provincial or federal regulations and such regulations are not lifted in the same cancelling year, Xtreme will credit all entry fees paid for such studio(s) and apply them to any following year the studio attends Xtreme Competitions, otherwise all entry fees are non-refundable.
- Judges marks & decisions are final and cannot be appealed
- Xtreme Dance Champions may at its absolute discretion, disqualify or deduct points from any routine that may be offensive, and/or has explicit language
- Any rules and or regulations may be updated or changed at any time. Example; age categories may be combined depending on the amount of entries
- There is ABSOLUTELY no flash photography or videotaping permitted. Anyone caught photographing or videotaping on any device may face disqualification
- Studios, Parents, Guardians and Contestants grant Xtreme Dance Champions permission to use contestant’s professional photography and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes
- Studios, Parents, Guardians and Contestants Accept and acknowledge the risks in dance and dancing in competitive events. Furthermore; It is understood and accepted that any Studio, Parent, Guardian and/or Participant Indemnifies and holds harmless Xtreme Dance Champions, it’s staff, volunteers and or vendors for any injuries sustained or illness contracted while in attendance and/or participation in any activity during one of Xtreme Dance Champions competitions or functions
- All dancers, teachers and guests are expected to display good sportsmanlike conduct to all participants
- ONLY performers, teachers and staff are allowed back stage before and during competition. Dancers Should be ready and in costume, 30 minutes before their scheduled performance time
- Overalls are subject to change at anytime. There must be at least 3 in the division in order for overalls to occur. I.E. if there are only two Mini part-time solos there will be no overall awarded to this division.
- Dancers may not compete against themselves in any age division or category in the same dance discipline (i.e. If a dancer has 2 jazz trio’s they may perform one routine in the next age group up or a different category). Only groups you may be in the same category but not more then 50% can be the same dancers.
- If a Part-time or Competitive dancer should leave the stage before completion of their routine at the Dancers own free will, they will be able to re-dance, but will not be eligible for placement in there category and not be eligible for overalls. They will only dance for medal placement. Only Novice dancers will be eligible to re-dance and can still be eligible for placement in appropriate category. No point deduction would be taken off for a Novice Dancer.
- If a dance exceeds the time limit for the appropriate category a .5 point deduction will be made
- Inappropriate routines: If Majority (2 of the 3 Judges) agree of inappropriateness in a routine, then scoring is to be brought down two medal marks. If the Judges never mentioned inappropriateness but more than 1 studio Director issues a complaint for the same routine, the director of Xtreme at the Directors discretion will review the routine during a judges break with the judges and see the performance in question. Should Majority of the judges not agree that the performance and or song is inappropriate, it will be the Competition Directors decision on the course of action.
Props must be set up and removed in a timely fashion. If your dance/prop includes anything that will litter the stage you must be prepared to immediately clean the stage.
*No dangerous props may be used; this includes knives, swords, fire, dry ice, etc.
*No baby powder or liquid may be used.
*CAUTION: AT Times Haze (Water Vapor) and or moving and or flashing lights will be used during the competition.
*Props may or may not be left over night pending on location and venue. Please enquire with XDC for more information.
*Props must be informed to XDC director when registering by final payment. This information is needed prior to start of scheduling.
Please contact Xtreme Dance Champions with large prop dimensions as XDC reserves the right to limit size depending on facility requirements.
All music must be submitted through Dance Bug no later than 2 weeks prior to competition date.
Any music changes made the day of competition must be submitted prior to the start of the competition and at least one (1) hour before the first day of competition.
Should your studio require assistance with regards to sending music to Xtreme Dance Champions prior to the deadline, you may contact the director at email@example.com