FEES  
Duo/Trio (2 - 3 dancers) $52 per dancer
Small Group (4-9 dancers) $39 per dancer
Large Group (10-19 dancer) $39 per dancer
Line (20 or more dancers) $39 per dancer
Production (20 or more dancers) $39 per dancer
Extended Time Production (25+ dancers) $40 per dancer

All competing dancers must be registered for the entire workshop in the city where they are competing

Please write separate checks for competition entries and convention registration. Both checks must be submitted simultaneously.

Competing dancers may enter as many categories as they wish, but they must not compete against themselves. Numbers entered in the same category must have a 50% change in participants.

No teacher may perform with students.

No professional dancers may compete, however, they may attend the workshops.

Dancers may compete in more than one city. However, if a number wins a superstar, five, four or three star in one city, that same number may not compete in another city.

No tap sounds on recordings.

No dangerous props (i.e., swords, fire, etc.).

No use of live animals.

Routines must be appropriate for family viewing. Point deductions or disqualification could result if judges find a number inappropriate.

No scenery.

General props are permitted. (There are limitations as to how large the props can be). Ceiling height can vary in each venue. Please check with the convention office if you have concerns with the size of a prop. Please remember that at the convention, WCDE has no storage space for props. NOTE: The placement of props must be completed within 2 minutes. Deductions will occur if overtime.

Routines containing more than three (3) gymnastic/acro passes must be entered in the open category. A five-point (-5) deduction per judge will be taken for numbers containing more than three (3) passes in a dance, and those numbers will be moved to the appropriate category.

General lifts are permitted.

Competing dancers must perform in their scheduled order unless permission is given for costume changes.

MINI, JUNIOR, TEEN, SENIOR GENERAL DIVISIONS
Duo/Trio (2 to 3 dancers)
Small Group (4 to 9 dancers)
Large Group (10 to 19 dancers)
Line (20 or more dancers)
Production (20 or more dancers)
Extended Time Production (25 + dancers)

TIME LIMIT
Duo/Trio—two minutes and forty-five seconds max (2:45)
Small Group—three minutes max (3:00)
Large Group—four minutes max (4:00)
Line—five minutes max (5:00)
Production—six minutes max (6:00)
Extended Time Production– eight minutes max (8:00)

One point (-1) deduction for each second over the time limit. Time limitations will be strictly enforced.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
Registered teachers will be given special instructions so that they may upload competition music to the WCDE server. In addition to uploading your music - you must turn in (1) one professional quality CD for EACH number at the convention. *Only one number on each CD. No other music on CD. If you do not upload your music, (2) two CD’s of each number must be presented at the convention (one will be used as a back-up). All CDs must be submitted either on Friday between 7:30pm-8:30pm or to our Registration Desk between 9:00am and Noon (12:00pm) on Saturday. CDs will not be accepted after 12:00pm on Saturday.

COMPETITION AGE DIVISIONS
MINI DIVISION—Ages 6 to 9 (avg age)
JUNIOR DIVISION—Ages 10 to 12 (avg age)
TEEN DIVISION—Ages 13 to 15 (avg age)
SENIOR DIVISION—Ages 16 and over (avg age)

To reach the average age, add all ages together and divide by the number of dancers in the entry. NOTE: All ages are as of JANUARY 1, 2014. When averaging ages, make sure to drop the decimal point. Names, ages, and birth dates of all contestants must appear on the official entry form or it will not be accepted. Important: Birth certificates for all contestants must be brought to the convention and supplied upon request. Photocopies are acceptable.

MINI, JUNIOR, TEEN, SENIOR & COMPETITION PERFORMANCE DIVISIONS

BALLET
Routines must consist of ballet or pointe technique. All ballet entries judged together in ballet category only (classical, modern, abstract, and character). IMPORTANT RULE! ENTRIES MUST WEAR BALLET OR POINTE SHOES TO BE ENTERED IN THE BALLET CATEGORY.

JAZZ
A routine that demonstrates jazz technique, utilizing up-tempo music. All entries judged together in JAZZ category only.

CONTEMPORARY
A mix of jazz styles with heavy emphasis on modern & ballet technique. All entries judged together in CONTEMPORARY category only.

LYRICAL JAZZ
A routine that demonstrates lyrical technique. All entries judged together in lyrical jazz category only.

TAP
A routine comprised of tap technique. All entries judged together in tap category only.

OPEN
A routine that demonstrates any dance style or combination of dance styles (ethnic, acro-gymnastics, ballroom, novelty, clogging, character, etc.). All entries judged together in open category only.

HIP-HOP
A routine utilizing hip-hop or street-type moves. All entries judged together in hip-hop category only.

MUSICAL THEATRE
A routine utilizing Broadway or theatre dance styles. All entries judged together in musical theatre category only. Singing is permitted in musical theatre category only. (Professional microphones for vocals are not provided).

SHOWCASE
This is a non-competitive category for those teachers who wish to have their numbers perform on stage for critique only. No awards. Critique tapes will be given to the teacher on Sunday morning. Regular competition fees apply.

FEES
All fees are due with entry forms. Please submit two (2) checks:
1. Competition entry fees
2. Convention registration tuition

All entries are final and non-refundable. No exceptions. NO CHANGES in competition entries TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CONVENTION.

Make all checks payable to:
West Coast Dance Explosion
7231 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 140
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 368-6228 Fax: (702) 368-4688

ENTRY LIMITS
Each school will be allowed to compete a maximum of twenty (20) total entries. NO SOLOS. The maximum of twenty (20) may include no more than five (5) duo/trios and includes any showcase numbers.

All entries must be postmarked by the registration cut-off date (see tour schedule).

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX.

Email entries will be accepted at robinwcde@me.com

Regional competition will be limited to time availability.
IN CITIES WITH AN EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF ENTRIES, WE MAY HOLD THE DUO/TRIO COMPETITION ON FRIDAY EVENING.
ON RARE OCCASIONS, WE MAY NEED TO DO SOME GROUPS ON FRIDAY EVENING AS WELL.
Postmark does not guarantee acceptance of competition entries.

Please get your entries in early!! Use competition entry forms. If quota is reached before cut-off date, subsequent competition entries will not be accepted.

CD LABELS WILL BE PROVIDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET THAT YOU WILL PICK-UP AT THE CONVENTION.

Judges’ score sheets, critique CDs and music CDs may be picked up on the morning following the competition. These items will be given to the teacher only! Decisions by the judges are final!!! WCDE is not responsible for any CDs that are not picked up.

AWARD SYSTEM!
All entries will be adjudicated by three (3) judges. Awards will be presented based on the combined scores listed below:

Super Star Award: 295 to 300
280 to 294
260 to 279
240 to 259
210 to 239

All Super Star to three (3) star award winners will be eligible for the 2014 Final Showdown in Las Vegas.

SCORING SYSTEM
Technique: 50 points
Performance: 20 points
Choreography & Musicality: 20 points
Overall Appearance: 10 points

All ties will be broken, first by technique score, second by performance score, and third by a judges’ poll.

In addition to the STAR adjudication awards, a competitive 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place Award will be given to the entries with the highest scores in the Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior divisions. A plaque & free entry into the National Finals will be awarded for the following:

Overall High Score Duo/Trio
Overall High Score Small Group
Overall High Score Large Group
Overall High Score Line
Overall High Score Production
Overall High Score Extended Time
Production

ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Judges will choose the most entertaining number of the evening. Winner will receive an award plaque.

Approximately 30' x 40' marley floor.

Competition Admission Free!!

All teachers entering competition numbers will be given reserved seating. Visual coaching is prohibited.

NO VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED AT ANY TIME! Judges will choose the most entertaining number of the evening. Winner will receive an award plaque.

Note: Video Pass - Registered teachers and assistant teachers may purchase a video pass prior to the convention or at the event to use for filming class combos and their competitions numbers only. Video Pass fee $50.

BACK AGAIN!! ALL-AROUND STUDIO/DANCE GENRE COMPETITION

We have added a new facet to our competition! It is something that encourages dancers to be multifaceted and well-versed in a variety of dance disciplines. It adds a new “team aspect” to the competition as well. Each studio chooses the numbers that they would like to have their scores totaled at the end of the competition. You pick the 6 numbers prior to the competition. (Choices cannot be altered once submitted)

ALL-AROUND STUDIO/DANCE GENRE COMPETITION RULES

Below are the 6 categories that you must have a dance entered in:
1. ballet
2. tap
3. hip-hop
4. musical theatre
5. jazz
The 6th selection can be one of the following:
6. contemporary, lyrical jazz or open

• Duo/Trio’s not eligible
• Each studio may be represented once in the Dance Genre Competition
• Not required to be the same dancers in each of the dance disciplines
• Dance selections do not have to be in the same age division

Example: Tap (can be a junior line), Ballet (can be a senior group), etc.

No extra fees required to enter the All Around Studio/Dance Genre Competition

The winner of the All-Around Studio/Dance Genre Competition will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday evening, and will be presented an award plaque.

Regional WCDE STUDIO SHOWDOWN 2014
The top 5 studios* with the highest scoring numbers of the competition will be eligible to compete in the Regional WCDE STUDIO SHOWDOWN, which takes place after the faculty performance on Sunday! The high-score routine from 5 different studios will be announced on Saturday evening. NOTE: The teacher or studio owner that has one of the 5 high-scoring numbers of the competition has the option of substituting a different number to represent their school in the Studio Showdown, if they would like. The WCDE faculty will view all of the numbers performed in the Studio Showdown and choose 1 winner. A CASH PRIZE will be awarded to the studio that wins.

IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY RULES:
NO Solos or duo/trios are eligible and a studio must have at least 10 numbers entered in the competition.
*A studio may only have one number representing them in the Studio Showdown.

 

 

 

 

 

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