*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.
NEW 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.
NEW Dancers who train no more than 6 hours a week; including choreography hours.
Solos: A dancer that that trains less than 6 hours a week.
Duet: 100% of the dancers must train less than 6 hours a week.
Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers must train less than 6 hours a week.
Groups: 75% must train less than 6 hours a week.
Part-Time dancers are not eligible to compete in the Novice categories.
**Novice & part-time routines will have separate overalls**
NEW 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: 3:30 (10-14 dancers)
Extended Lines: 4:00 (15+ 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)
Entry registration is on a first come first serve basis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org