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All numbers will be based on a 300 point scoring system. Each judge may award up to 100 points per number.


Their judging sheet is broken up into the following categories:

  • Costume/appearance: 10%

  • Age Appropriate: 10%
  • Showmanship: 10%
  • Creativity: 10%
  • Precision/Musicality: 10%
  • Formations/Staging: 10%
  • Choreography: 10%
  • Technical Difficulty: 10%
  • Technical Execution: 10%
  • Overall Presentation: 10%​

Each performance will receive an adjudicated award based on the following scale:


  • High Platinum: 290-300

  • Platinum: 275-289

  • High Gold: 260-274

  • Gold: 225-259

  • Silver: 200-224

  • Bronze: 150-199


  • High Platinum: 285-300

  • Platinum: 270-284

  • High Gold: 250-269

  • Gold: 215-249

  • Silver: 190-214

  • Bronze: 150-189

There may be multiple platinum, gold, silver or bronze awards in each category.



  • Over time limit: 10 points

  • Prop rule violations: 10 points

  • Costumes, songs, or dances that are not age appropriate: 10 points

  • Other rule infractions as seen by Team Dance director: 5 – 25 points



Team Dance awards 1st-10th place to all major category divisions broken down in the following order:

- Elite Star, Star and Debut Dancers

- Age Category

- Group Size

- Style of Dance

If there are not more than thirteen groups in a category with some studio variation, Team Dance will stop the breakdown in the most logical place to create competitive categories.  Debut category will always retain their own top ten categories but Star and Elite Star may be combined if there are not enough entries in each category. If a category has less than 11 dances, the category will be awarded placements for half of the entries.  For example, if there are 8 entries, Team Dance will award a top 4 for the category.  If there is an odd number, Team Dance will round down.  For example, if there are seven in the category, Team Dance will award a top 3 for that category.  Team Dance reserves the right to offer more placements when deemed appropriate by the judges and management, but they will not offer less than stated above.  The top ten breakdown will be posted on the Event page prior to every event.  Questions to the category breakdown decisions should be brought to the attention of Team Dance Management before the event and before any relevant award ceremonies. 


All eligible Top Ten division 1st place winners in the Star Category will receive $50 cash prize. 

All eligible Top Ten division 1st place winners in the Elite Star Category will receive a $100 cash prize


The following special awards will be awarded in each of the four age/ability groups (Premiere Junior & Senior; Pro Junior & Senior). There are no extra fees to be eligible for these awards:

  • Best Choreography

  • Best Costume

  • Most Entertaining

  • Best Technique

Judges may also provide individual awards for groups they choose to recognize for extraordinary accomplishments.


Production numbers will also receive top ten awards. The highest scoring production number of the competition will receive the Production Award which includes a $300 cash prize and a large trophy. This team will receive special recognition at the awards ceremony.  There must be three production numbers competing to qualify for cash prize.


The studio with the highest percentage of Platinum awards will win the Best Studio Award. Only numbers in the Pro category will be counted. A studio must have more than 10 numbers in the Pro category to be eligible and more than half of those dances must be group numbers. The Best Studio Award winner will receive a trophy and $100 cash prize.  If there is a tie, Team Dance will calculate the percentage of High Platinums to determine a winner.

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