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.


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 divisions

  • SOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual) SOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual)
  • LARGE GROUP (10-16)LARGE GROUP (10-16)
  • LINE (17-24)LINE (17-24)

    (Deadline / After Deadline)
  • SOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual) $100
  • DUO/ TRIO$55
  • SMALL GROUP (4-9)$39/$45
  • LARGE GROUP (10-16)$39/$45
  • LINE (17-24)$39/$45
  • PRODUCTION (25 +)$39/$45
  • EXTENDED TIME (Groups ONLY)$44/$50
  • Time Limit

  • SOLO (ONLY 1 solo per individual) 2 minutes, 45 seconds
  • DUO/ TRIO2 minutes, 45 seconds
  • SMALL GROUP (4-9)3 minute max
  • LARGE GROUP (10-16)4 minute max
  • LINE (17-24)5 minute max
  • PRODUCTION (25 +)6 minute max
  • EXTENDED TIME (Groups ONLY)1 additional minute max (group routines only)

*Groups with 4 or more dancers may extend the time limit for $5.00 per dancer, 1 additional minute max.

*Adrenaline Dance cannot accept any routines over 7 minutes.

*All performers over time limits will be deducted 2 points per judges.


SPARKS DivisionAverage age: 7 and under
MINI Division Average age: 8-10
JUNIOR DivisionAverage age: 11-12
TEEN DivisionAverage age: 13-15
SENIOR DivisionAverage age: 16+

**All Ages are as of January 1, 2015

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.

By the rule, 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.


Entries will be categorized by the genre that most closely represents the movement.

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.


New this year – Adrenaline offers registrations to upload their music thru your online registration! Adrenaline will still accept CDs. Please provide one professional quality CD.

Music can be submitted one of two ways, CD or USB Flash Drives.  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.

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.


Scoring is done on an adjudicated point scale by 3 judges, each scoring a total of 100 points.

Choreography & Musicality:10%

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:291-300
High Gold:271-280
High Silver:251-260


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/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 Sparks, 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 12 and Under and 13 and Over age divisions in each city.

Entertainment Awards:

For best overall group performance for the 12 and Under and 13 and Over age divisions in each city.

Sportsmanship Award:

The studio with the best overall sportsmanship in class and during competition, chosen by the Adrenaline Staff.

Technique Awards:

For best overall technique in a group performance for the 12 and Under and 13 and Over 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.


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 2015 National Finals.

All Best of Show regional Champions are invited to attend the 2015 Nationals and enter the same routine, free of charge, to compete for National Best of Show title.



Audio/Video critiques and score sheets will be uploaded to your TourPro Account the Monday following your event and available for download Monday afternoon.


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.


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. Adrenaline reserves the right to deduct points for props set/strike going over time limit.


There are restrictions in certain cities regarding the size and weight of props.  Please check with Adrenaline before submitting large prop entries.


Props declared dangerous by Adrenaline based on height, weight and stability may not perform.


The use of baby powder or similar substances are absolutely not allowed during any performance.

The use of liquids is NOT allowed during any performance.

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. 


Adrenaline Dance Inc, reserves the right to disqualify any routine(s) that are in violation of our competition rules and regulations including but not limited to video/photo rules, inappropriate costumes, unauthorized props and time limits.


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 2015. All dancers must be prepared to present proof of age if requested. 

All competition fees are per person, per entry.

Please send separate checks submitted together 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.


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.

Independent soloists are subject to availability by Adrenaline Dance.

Solos and duo/trios do not need to pre-qualify regionally to compete at Nationals. Subject to availability.

If a teacher performs with a group, the group will be judged for adjudication only and is not eligible for the Top 10 or Best of Show.