ID Dance Competition has FOUR different competitive divisions: Novice, Intermediate, Iconic and Pro-Am. The Novice division is for dancers who train a maximum of three hours per week with little to no competition experience. Intermediate division is for dancers who study 4-7 hours per week and have limited competition experience. The Iconic division is for dancers who train more than 8 hours per week and have signification competition experience. The Pro-am is our adult division for ages 19&up. The Title division is available in the INTERMEDIATE AND ICONIC LEVELS. This is a great opportunity for intermediate and advanced levels of dancers to be able to participate in a Title Competition. Soloists who go up for Title are also included in the Overall Awards. Every competitor who takes the stage must be registered, regardless the amount of time the dancer is present on stage.
# of Dancers
19 or more
*IF your routine goes over the time guidelines by 30 seconds or more, you will pay a fee for the extended time.
The age divisions for all routines are determined by the average age of performers as of January 1st. Age is an average of all participants within that number. All ages should be added together then divided by the number of performers to determine placement.
ADJUDICATION OF AWARDS
All solos, duet/trios, and groups in each Competitive Division (Novice, Intermediate, Iconic, Pro-Am) will be adjudicated on a point system. Performance is is 35 points, Technique is 35 points, Choreography/Musicality is 20 points, and Overall Appearance is 10 points. Based upon the total score of three judges, a ranking of Ultra Iconic, Iconic Platinum, Platinum, High Gold and Gold will be given to each entry based on their score.
IMPROV DANCE OFF CHALLENGE
Want to win even more scholarships? Participate in our IMPROV DANCE OFF for your opportunity to receive the Broadway Dance Center scholarship! Dancers will improv to a song chosen by ID Dance in either jazz or contemporary. Dancers must sign up at the registration desk at least 1 hour before the challenge begins. The challenge has a $25 participation fee.
Soloists who go up for Ms/Mr ID Dance Title can enter as many solos as they would like and the Title Competition is on top of the Overall Awards. Title recipients will receive a crown, Title banner, and a Ms/Mr ID Dance Title jacket. Title recipients hold the Ms/Mr ID Dance Title for one full season and will be represented in our programs. If there are 3 or more soloists running for title in the same division a runner-up Title recipient will be awarded. The Title Competition is available for intermediate and iconic(advanced) level soloists.
Please click HERE to contact us for entry fees. All fees must be paid by Venmo (@iddancecomp), credit card or certified check. You can locate the registration and entry fee deadline on the Tour page. Payments made within one month of the event must be paid by Venmo, credit card or certified check only. Any payments made after the registration deadline will only be accepted by Venmo or credit card. Any payments or entries added after the registration deadline has passed will be subject to a late fee. There is a $35.00 fee for returned checks.
Entries are registered through DanceBug, our online registration system.
Log in or create your free DanceBug account HERE.
Choose your desired event and enter routine information.
Pay with no service fee through Venmo, mail in a certified check at least 7 days before scheduled event or pay 2.9% processing fee with credit card.
Log in to your account at any time to review your entries or make any changes.
*Please register at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Once an event sells out, registration will close. Registrations that are “in progress” without complete payment information do not qualify as submitted.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to register for an event, payment must be received. You are not entered into the event until full payment is submitted.
Once the program is final (you will be emailed a deadline to make changes once the tentative schedule is posted online), there will be NO category changes allowed. Please be sure to review your entries when the tentative schedule is posted.
BEST IN CATEGORY
In all competitive divisions, ID Dance Competition will award the highest scoring soloist in each age division in all categories. In all competitive divisions, ID Dance Competition will award the highest scoring overall group in each division in all categories.
Please upload your music to your DanceBug account before the event. ID Dance also accepts studio music on CD's or a USB provided by the studio one hour before the event. ONE number on each CD. Please bring a backup CD for each entry.
Title of Routine
Contemporary: A routine that demonstrates contemporary dance style.
Open: A routine that exhibits a fusion of dance styles.
Ballet: Routine that exhibits ballet or pointe technique.
Jazz: Routine that exhibits jazz technique and style.
Jazz Funk: Routine combining jazz and hip-hop techniques.
Tap: Routine using tap technique.
Hip Hop: Routine exhibiting hip hop technique and style.
Acro: Routine demonstrating gymnastic/tumble technique.
Lyrical: Routine demonstrating the combination of ballet and jazz styles.
Production: A routine showing any or a mix of dance styles. Time limit of 8:00 minutes in the production category.
Musical Theatre: A style deriving inspiration from national or folk dances, or interpreting and representing a particular profession, mode of living, or personality. Dancers have the option to lip sync.
Pom/Cheer: Routine demonstrating clear and sharp movement with tumbling/acro/gymnastics.
Folk: Routine exhibiting cultural style.
Song & Dance: A routine that will be adjudicated on both singing and any style of dance.
Modern: A routine that demonstrates ballet and contemporary styles.
PHOTO AND VIDEO
Photo and video can be ordered anytime during the event through the DanceBug website or mobile app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Make a dancer account and choose your desired pictures/videos. Please regard that photos and videos will be available approximately 1 week after your event. Persons at the event are not authorized to take photos or videos during the entire event of any routine.
FAQs - RULES
Unlimited amount of entries per dance company.
Participants can compete in multiple cities.
All performances must be appropriate for a family audience.
Instruction from teachers in the audience is not permitted.
Dangerous props are not permitted.
Tape will not be permitted to use to mark the stage for props.
General props are permitted.
Dancers are permitted up to 5 tricks over the head before a routine should be considered "Open".
ID's photogenic contest includes two age groups: 12 & under and 13 & over. Photogenic entries are submitted/registered for/paid for before the event or at the event at the merchandise booth. Photos will not be returned. Photogenic winners are automatically eligible to become ID Ambassadors. Learn more about ID Ambassadors HERE.
Ties will be broken by the technical score of each routine.
VENUES AND TOUR SCHEDULE
Stage and venue sizes vary to each location. Professional equipment will be used at each ID event.
ID Dance Competition has the right to adjust the tour at any time for any reason, including dates, times and venues.
By entering ID Dance Competition, it is understood that ID Dance Competition and all of its employees, staff members and staff contractors are not and will not be held liable for any injury, accident or financial responsibility. The own insurance policy of the competitor will be the only source of reimbursement. This is the same for audience members, guests, family, friends, spectators, studio owners and teachers. ID may use photos and videos from events, competitions, conventions and nationals for promotional use indefinitely. Official studio representative agrees he/she has informed all parents/guardians and spectators of these policies.