Adrenaline Competiton Adrenaline competition is intended to provide a supportive and comfortable environment where dancers can showcase their talents and receive constructive critiques to enhance their skills from a panel of professional dancers. COMPETITION FEES, DIVISIONS, & TIME LIMITS All competing dancers and their teachers must be registered for the entire workshop in the city where they are competing. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. competition divisionsSOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual) SOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual) DUO/ TRIODUO/ TRIOSMALL GROUP (4-9)SMALL GROUP (4-9)LARGE GROUP (10-16)LARGE GROUP (10-16)LINE (17-24)LINE (17-24)PRODUCTION (25 +)PRODUCTION (25 +)EXTENDED TIME (Groups ONLY)EXTENDED TIME (Groups ONLY)Fees per dancerSOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual) $100DUO/ TRIO$55SMALL GROUP (4-9)$37LARGE GROUP (10-16)$37LINE (17-24)$37PRODUCTION (25 +)$37EXTENDED TIME (Groups ONLY)$45Time LimitSOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual) 2 minutes, 45 secondsDUO/ TRIO2 minutes, 45 secondsSMALL GROUP (4-9)3 minute maxLARGE GROUP (10-16)3 minute maxLINE (17-24)4 minute maxPRODUCTION (25 +)8 minute maxEXTENDED TIME (Groups ONLY)1 additional minute max AGE DIVISIONS SPARKS DivisionAverage age: 7 and underMINI Division Average age: 8-10JUNIOR DivisionAverage age: 11-12TEEN DivisionAverage age: 13-15SENIOR DivisionAverage age: 16+ **All Ages are as of January 1, 2014 To determine the average age of an entry, add all the ages together and divide by the total number of dancers in the entry. All averages are to be rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if a routine average age is 15.6, you would drop the decimal. Therefore the routine would compete in the Teen 13-15 age category. The average age of each entry may not drop more than one age division below the age of the oldest dancer in the entry, regardless of the actual average age. For example, if an entry contains dancers ranging in age from 7-18, the entry may not compete in a division younger than the 13-15 age category (one division younger than the oldest dancer -18 yrs. ) regardless of the average age of the group. Names and ages of all dancers must appear on the entry form for each competition number. Incomplete registration forms will NOT be accepted. Every competition dancer must be prepared to present proof of age if requested. PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES TAP: Routine that consists of tap technique. Tap shoes only. JAZZ: Routine that consists of primarily jazz technique. LYRICAL: Routine that consists of a combination of jazz and ballet techniques incorporation balance, control, and interpretation. BALLET: Routine that consists of ballet or pointe techniques (must include classical steps and movement). HIP-HOP: Routine that consists of stylistic movement of the urban element. CONTEMPORARY: Routine that consists of a fusion between jazz and lyrical techniques. MUSICAL THEATRE: Routine that consists of dramatic interpretation. OPEN: Routine that consists of any dance style or combination of dance styles not listed above. MUSIC REQUIREMENTS All music must be submitted to the Adrenaline desk between 7am and 12pm noon on Saturday. In cities where competition begins on Friday night, music must be submitted 1 hour before the competition begins. Please provide one professional quality CD per entry. Only one song is allowed per CD and must be labeled with: title of entry, studio name, studio code, and entry number. Please have a back-up of your music on a CD in case it is needed. NO MUSIC ON iPods IS ACCEPTED. SCORING Scoring is done on an adjudicated point scale by 3 judges, each scoring a total of 100 points. Please Note: All ties will be broken by first, Technique score, second, Execution score, and third, Judges’ poll. Any choreography that is not considered age appropriate by the panel of judges will have up to 5 points deducted by each judge and possible disqualification. ALL JUDGES DECISIONS ARE FINAL. Ultimate Platinum:291-300Platinum:281-290High Gold:271-280Gold:261-270High Sliver:251-260Sliver:241-250 OVERALL AWARDS In addition to the adjudicated awards, if there are five or more entries in a category, the Top 5 overall high score winners will be awarded in each age division (sparks, mini, junior, teen, & senior) in the following competition categories: solo, duo/trio, small group, large group, line, and production. Heart Stoppers Award: Awarded to the overall highest scoring GROUP routine of ALL age divisions (sparks, mini, junior, teen, and senior) at each regional competition. The routine selected will be awarded $500 Adrenaline Competition Dollars. SPECIAL AWARDS (group routines ONLY) Rush Award: For each studio, the top scoring group in each of the Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior age divisions will be added up for a total combined score. The studio with the highest combined score in each city will be awarded the RUSH Award and entitled to a free cruise for two (inquire with Adrenaline Dance for time and dates). Please note: There must be a minimum of 150 competition numbers for the RUSH Award to be given. Choreography Awards: For best overall choreography in a group performance for the Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior age divisions in each city. Entertainment Awards: For best overall group performance for the Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior age divisions in each city. Sportsmanship Award: The studio with the best overall sportsmanship in class and during competition Technique Awards: For best overall technique in a group performance for the Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior age divisions in each city. Diversity Award: This studio award is for the over all best diversified studio of the weekend in all styles of dance. BEST OF SHOW The highest scoring performance(s) in the 12 and under (Sparks, Mini, Junior) and 13 and over (Teen, Senior) age divisions will be invited to move into the Best of Show (BOS) competition. The number of performances accepted into the BOS will be based on the total number of entries in the competition. Each studio will be limited to one performance each in each of the 12 and under and 13 and over Best of Show age divisions. If a studio/school has more than one qualifying performance in the BOS, only the highest scoring entry will perform in each of the 12 and under and 13 and over age division. The studio with the next highest scoring entry will progress to the BOS. The Adrenaline faculty/ judges will select ONE entry out of all the Best of Show performances in each BOS age divisions (12 and under & 13 and over) to be awarded that city’s title of Regional Best of Show Champion. All Best of Show finalists will receive $150 Adrenaline Competition Dollars to be used at our 2014 National Finals. All Best of Show regional Champions are invited to attend the 2014 Nationals and enter the same routine, free of charge, to compete for National Best of Show title. SCORE SHEETS & DVD CRITIQUES Judges’ score sheets, video critiques, and music may be picked up at the Adrenaline desk after 12pm noon on Sunday. These items are confidential and are only given to designated studio teachers/ directors ONLY. If studio teacher / director cannot pick up score sheets and critiques, please designate an alternate person prior to the event. VIDEOTAPING AND PHOTOGRAPHY Videotaping and photography during the classes and competition are strictly prohibited. ALL video and camera devices, including cell phones, are prohibited for use during Adrenaline classes, competition, and special events. This includes ALL still photography, with or without flash. We request that you respect the rights of the choreographers and the safety of the dancers. Still photos can be taken between classes only. Adrenaline does offer full photo and video services. Through their participation in the convention and / or competition, all dancers give consent for and authorize the use of their image, photos, and / or video for Adrenaline publicity and advertisement purposes. COMPETITION ADMISSION General admission to the Adrenaline competition and Best of Show is FREE. The first two rows are reserved for registered teachers and studio directors ONLY. Please Note: Doors will be closed during performances. You will only be allowed to enter and exit between numbers. PROPS General props are permitted but must be taken on and off the stage within two minutes. Each studio is responsible for the setup and removal of their props. It is the responsibility of each studio to have a cleanup crew to remove any objects left on stage. There are restrictions in certain cities regarding the size and weight of props. Please check with Adrenaline before submitting large prop entries. NO dangerous props will be allowed during the competition. The use of liquids is NOT allowed during any performance. Excessive scenery and elaborate lighting is also prohibited. Please Note: Violations to the above rules will result in the routine being ineligible for awards and the routine will be announced for Adjudication ONLY. STAGE The competition stage is approximately 30’ x 40’ with Marley Floor. Group routines entered in same performance category must have at least a 50% change in participants. If a teacher performs with a group, the group will be judged for adjudication only and is not eligible for the Top 5 or Best of Show. All routines must appear in the scheduled sequence unless an Adrenaline Stage Manager grants permission otherwise. In the event that a routine has been choreographed by one of the judges, his/her score will be removed and they will only offer critique on the performance. Routines containing more than three gymnastic passes MUST be entered in the Open category. Competing dancers should be ready 1 hour prior to their scheduled competition time. If the competition runs ahead of schedule, each dancer will be expected to perform early. If there are too many entries to compete all the routines on Saturday, Adrenaline reserves the right to begin competition on the Friday night prior to the convention. Studios will be notified of a Friday night competition no less than one week prior to the event. COMPETITION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS All competing dancers and their Teachers must be registered for the entire workshop at the city in which they are competing. Names, ages, and date of birth of ALL the dancers must appear on entry form or it will not be accepted. All ages are as of January, 1st 2014. All dancers must be prepared to present proof of age if requested. All competition fees are per person, per entry. Please send separate checks for convention entry fees and competition fees, made payable to Adrenaline Dance, Inc. Payments received less than 30 days prior to the event are subject to FULL TUITION FEES. Entries are accepted online and via fax when credit card payment is made with submission. NO checks drawn on banks drawn outside of the U.S. are accepted. A return check charge of $35 applies to all returned checks in addition to the cancellation of the registration. All competition entries must be postmarked 30 days prior to the convention. Entries are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Timely postmark does not guarantee acceptance of entries. The deadline for competition changes is 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the convention. No changes will be accepted after this date. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS. An official entry form (photocopies are acceptable) must be filled out for each routine entered. 20 competition numbers allowed per studio. Of the 20 competition numbers, a maximum of 5 solo entries per studio (limit 1 solo per dancer) are allowed unless authorized by Adrenaline Dance. Adrenaline reserves the right to waive maximum entries allowed per studio if competition time permits additional entries. No independent soloists allowed unless authorized by Adrenaline Dance. Solos and duo/trios do not need to pre-qualify regionally to compete at Nationals. Studios and dancers are welcome to compete in more than one regional event. However, group numbers that are awarded Best of Show at one regional city may not be re-entered in another city. Competing dancers may enter in as many performance categories as desired as long as they never compete against themselves in a given performance category.