Rules & Regulations:
Solo: $50.00 per number
Duo/Trio: $25.00 per dancer per number
*PLEASE NOTE: SPOTLIGHT IS A CASH ONLY EVENT!!!
Weekend Pass + Program $20.00
Solo Showdown ticket $10.00
Youth Spotlight T-Shirt $30.00
Youth Sweater $40.00
Adult Long Sleeve Shirt $35.00
Adult Sweater $40.00
*Last years stock, T's $5, Sweaters, $10
3 minutes per routine + 5 second grace period
Music will be played by Studio owner/Teacher or a Spotlight Volunteer. Music needs to be played using Ipod/Ipad or similar device with headphone jack.
*Please bring backup music on Ipod/Ipad device.
»The competition may run up to thirty minutes ahead of schedule and it’s the responsibility of the dancer to be prepared for this.
»Competitors are not allowed to use the foyer of the Cultural Center or stage for practice purposes during any time allotted to the competition. There will be a warm up room provided for practice. Dancers are expected to share the space and be mindful of letting others practice ahead of you if they compete before you. Tap shoes must be covered or removed before and after performance.
»Centre stage will be marked.
»All soloists must compete in the appropriate level and category. Age is determined as of December 31st.
»For duo/trios: use the average age of the dancers to determine the appropriate level.
»Re-dances are allowed only if 50% of the routine wasn’t performed and/or at the discretion of our judges.
»No foreign matter of any kind to be dropped, thrown or used by a dancer on the stage. This is to prevent the stage from becoming slippery.
»At the end of competition, it is the responsibility of dancers to pick up comment/score sheets. Spotlight Dance Competition will not mail out score sheets.
»Judges have final say!
»2 qualified judges per routine, with the average determining the overall score.
»Communication between parents/dance teachers and judges during Spotlight Dance Competition will result in disqualification.
»3-4 award sessions per day.
»Judges will present stand out awards of their choosing to solo/duo/trios of the session. Top three marks of each level and category will be announced and dancers will be recognized and awarded. Overall cash prizes will be awarded at Solo Showdown.
»All participants in the competition are eligible for awards.
»To qualify for Solo Showdown, dancers MUST meet eligibility guidelines (see below).
»TOP 6 Mini, Junior, Teen & Senior soloists will compete once again at the Solo Showdown with their qualifying solo. Judges will use the same scoring system that is used during regular competition. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded at Solo Showdown.
>> NEW FOR 2023** For dancers who make the top 6 Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior, an average score will be calculated from your entries from the regular competition and then the Solo Showdown score will be added together to determine the Overall Solo Showdown winners.
For example: Teens need 3 solos to qualify- We will take the top 3 marks and find the average from the regular competition ie; DANCER A: Jazz Solo 87, Lyrical Solo 85, Tap Solo 90 = 262/3 = 87.33 (this is the regular competition average for Dancer A. Then Dancer A competes in the Solo Showdown with Tap Solo (highest mark from regular competition) and receives a 94 at Solo Showdown. Then we take 94 + 87.33 = 181.33/2= 90.66- THEN 90.66 will be the Overall Solo Showdown Score for Dancer A. Implementing this system honours the performances that the dancers gave during the regular competition and encourages dancers to be well rounded in multiple disciplines.
»Top 2 duo/trios per level from the competition will be invited to perform (not compete) at Solo Showdown with the overall cash prizes for duo/trio awarded at the end of the show.
Mini- ages 5-8
Junior- ages 9-11
Teen - ages 12-14
Senior -ages 15-18
Max of 5 solos per dancer, no max for duos/trios.
Jazz: Dance technique based on isolation of the body and/or contraction release.
Tap: The rhythm of percussion is articulated through the feet and the entire body. The emphasis is on the clarity and shading of sounds, whether they are regular rhythm or syncopated.
Ballet: Music should be classical or classical style music, no lyrics permitted; vocalization is permitted. Soft ballet shoes.
Character: This is a dance portraying a “character” employing classical technique. Music must be appropriate to the character. Props may be used, but set up/take down must be under 2 minutes.
Lyrical: A dance that is generally performed to music in slower tempos and interprets the lyrics or intent of that piece of music. This genre uses a soft jazz based technique with facial and body emotion to portray an idea, story or mood.
Contemporary: Free movement of dance encompassing various dance disciplines.
Hip Hop: Choreography that incorporates a blend of contemporary funk and street style with jazz technique. May include moves such as gliding, popping, locking, waving, and utilize house, old school, and new school. May also include gymnastics/power moves or any series of tricks or stunts as long as music, costumes, and lyrics are age appropriate.
Acro: Must be suitable for stage presentation. No mat to be used. Acrobatic movements combined with dance step, both mediums being suited to the choice of music.
Open: Any style of dance that does not fit in to the above categories.
Solo Showdown Eligibility:
Mini: need minimum of 1 solo entry, TOP 6 Overall marks of the competition will automatically advance to Solo Showdown, entries will be announced Sunday afternoon and ANY dancer who can qualify for Solo Showdown should be prepared to dance Sunday evening.
Junior: need minimum of 2 solo entries, TOP 6 Overall marks of the competition will automatically advance to Solo Showdown, entries will be announced Sunday afternoon and ANY dancer who can qualify for Solo Showdown should be prepared to dance Sunday evening. Dancers cannot fill more than one spot in the Solo Showdown.
Teen: need minimum of 3 solo entries, TOP 6 Overall marks of the competition will automatically advance to Solo Showdown, entries will be announced Sunday afternoon and ANY dancer who can qualify for Solo Showdown should be prepared to dance Sunday evening. Dancers cannot fill more than one spot in the Solo Showdown.
Senior: need minimum of 3 solo entries, plus 1 duo/trio, TOP 6 Overall SOLO marks of the competition will automatically advance to Solo Showdown, entries will be announced Sunday afternoon and ANY dancer who can qualify for Solo Showdown should be prepared to dance Sunday evening. Dancers cannot fill more than one spot in the Solo Showdown.
No admittance to theatre will be allowed during performances.
Only stage personnel will be allowed backstage and in the wing areas of the theatre.
Parents and non-competing dancers will not be permitted backstage at all or in the wing areas.
No food allowed in theatre.
No flash pictures to be taken in the theatre.
Absolute silence must prevail during each performance.
Please respect competitors by remaining in your seats until their number is completed.
Spotlight Dance Competition reserves the right to disqualify (with no refund) participants OR to refuse entries based on unsportsmanlike conduct during our event or from past events. Spotlight Dance Competition EXPECTS great sportsmanship from all competitors, dance teachers, families, personnel and anyone else wishing to attend our event. There are no exceptions to this rule. Rude behaviour will not be tolerated.
Spotlight Dance Competition and Peace Fusion Dance Society are not liable for any injury, loss or damage to a person(s) or property. Entering Spotlight Dance Competition indicates your awareness of the risk of any possible injury, loss or damage to a person(s) or property and acceptance of the responsibility of any such occurrences.
STEPHANIE BAKER WITH PEACE FUSION DANCE SOCIETY HAS FINAL DECISION ON ALL MATTERS.
Complaints, in written form only and accompanied by a $20.00 fee, will be taken in to consideration.