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FEES

 

EMAIL TRUE DANCE CHALLENGE FOR 2024 RATES 

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

ALLENTOWN, PA (EARLY) - JANUARY 29, 2024
BETHLEHEM, PA  - FEBRUARY 12, 2024

ALLENTOWN, PA (ONE DAY) - FEBRUARY 19, 2024

NEW CASTLE, PA - MARCH 4, 2024

  • Deposit to reserve spot is highly recommended

  • A 5%  late fee will be assessed for payments not received by entry deadline

  • No entries will be accepted after entry deadline

  • No refunds are given unless event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstance

  • All entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis

  • Entries are not considered received without full studio payment 

  • A $35 service fee will automatically be assessed for any and all checks returned

 

ENTRY CATEGORIES & Time limits

 

Solo - 1 performer - 3:00 min time limit   (extended time not available)

Duet/Trio - 2-3 performers - 3:00 min time limit   (extended time not available)

Small Group - 4-9 performers - 3:00 min time limit  

Large Group - 10-19 performers - 3:00 min time limit   

Line - 20-24 performers - 4:00 min time limit  

Production - 25 or more performers - 6:00 min time limit

 

Any group, line or production that exceeds the time limit can be entered with EXTENDED TIME.  Additional time up to 30 sec will be charged a fee of $50 for the routine regardless of the number of dancers.  Additional time between 30 sec and 1 minute will be charged a fee of $100 for the routine regardless of the number of dancers. Music that exceeds the time limit by more than one minute will not be accepted without additional entry fees per dancer. 

AGe classifications

 

ALL AGES ARE AS OF THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, INCLUDING SOLOS, AND ALL DECIMAL POINTS ARE DROPPED TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT AGE CATEGORY. PROOF OF AGE MAY BE REQUIRED IF DANCER'S AGE IS QUESTIONED BY A STUDIO DIRECTOR.

 

Mini — Ages 5 & Under

Petite — Ages 6-8

Junior — Ages 9-11

Teen — Ages 12-14

Senior — Ages 15-18

Adult — Ages 19+

DIVISIOns & HIGH scores

 

NEW FOR 2024! Divisions will now be determined by our judges. Studio directors will no longer be responsible for entering any division.  All entries will be submitted without a level and will be placed in a division based on their adjudication received at the event. In addition, solo titles will no longer be gender based. All soloists will be automatically eligible for top soloist awards with no additional fee, and will be awarded in both TRUE Colors and TRUE Power divisions regardless of gender. 

Cash awards are available in TRUE Power division only, however, overall high scores will be awarded in both TRUE Colors and TRUE Power divisions based on entry category and age. They are announced according to the following:

2 or fewer entries - Top 1 announced

3-4 entries - Top 3 announced

5-9 entries - Top 5 announced

10 or more entries - Top 10 announced


TRUE Colors Division (Earned Adjudication of Gold, High Gold, Platinum)

HIGH SCORES AND TITLES
 

Top Soloists will be recognized as:

TRUE Colors Mini Top Soloist  (Age 5 & Under)

TRUE Colors Petite Top Soloist (Age 6-8)

TRUE Colors Junior Top Soloist (Age 9-11)

TRUE Colors Teen Top Soloist (Age 12-14)

TRUE Colors Senior Top Soloist (Age 15-18)

Additional High Scores awarded:

TRUE Colors Top Score Group/Line Production Age 11 & Under

TRUE Colors Top Score Group/Line Production Age 12+

TRUE Power Division (Earned Adjudication of High Platinum or Diamond)

HIGH SCORES AND TITLES

This is the only division where cash prizes are awarded. There must be more than one

entry in a high score category for an entry to receive a cash prize. 

Top Soloists will be recognized as:

TRUE Power Mini Top Soloist  (Age 5 & Under)

TRUE Power Petite Top Soloist (Age 6-8)

TRUE Power Junior Top Soloist (Age 9-11)

TRUE Power Teen Top Soloist (Age 12-14)

TRUE Power Senior Top Soloist (Age 15-18)

Additional High Scores awarded:

TRUE Power Top Score Group/Line Production Age 11 & Under

TRUE Power Top Score Group/Line Production Age 12+

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

 

ROUTINES WITH 4 OR MORE ACROBATIC TRICKS SHOULD BE PLACED IN AN ACRO OR OPEN CATEGORY.

Ballet: Routine must consist of ballet technique, classical steps and movements.

Pointe: Routine must consist of pointe technique.

Lyrical: Routine encompassing the use of balance, flexibility and control utilizing the lyrics and feeling of the music.

Contemporary: Interpretive routine using a contemporary/modern style. Should incorporate balance, control, and extension moves.

Jazz: Routine using primarily jazz technique.

Hip Hop: Routine using primarily hip-hop technique and moves.

Modern: Use of modern techniques and movement. 

Tap: Routine utilizing tap technique.  No taps on music track or a 2 point deduction will result.

Acro: Routine using controlled moves such as walkovers, limbers, handstands, chest rolls, etc. May contain gymnastic passes, flexibility moves, and/or contortionist moves. Must contain dance moves, steps and choreography.

Character/Musical Theater: Routine must portray a character throughout. Can be from a play, movie, television, Broadway, or a stereotype such as a policeman, cowboy, doctor, animal, etc.

Open: Routine which does not fit into one of our performance categories or a routine which is a combination of two or more of our performance categories.

 

MUSIC

 

MUSIC MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT!

 

TDC is all digital and is asking that all music be submitted prior to each event. 

We will be importing and playing all music at the competition electronically. 

Submission of music can be uploaded directly into your DanceBug account.

All music must be cut to the appropriate length allowed and free of inappropriate content.

A master back-up for the day of the event is still strongly recommended.  

USB with appropriately labeled files is preferred for back up music.


SCORING

 

TDC judges are certified through IDA (Impact Dance Adjudicators) and video critiques

are provided by DanceBUG (Video Judge). We employ 3 adjudicator judges and 1 special

awards judge.  The SA judge is solely responsible for awarding specials and

scholarships so our adjudicators can focus on accurate scoring! 

 

ADJUDICATION BREAKDOWN

TRUE POWER DIVISION

Diamond...................294 - 300

High Platinum.......286 - 293.99 

TRUE COLORS DIVISION

Platinum.....................278 - 285.99 

High Gold..................270 - 277.99 

Gold...............................255 - 269.99 

PROPS

General props are allowed, however, studios are responsible for an immediate and expeditious removal of props and/or any debris.

Props that need assembly must be completed assembled offstage prior to the performance.  Performances that have props that take more than 2 minutes to set up or break down onstage will result in a 2 point deduction. Dangerous props such as fire, swords and knives are prohibited. Helium balloons and any liquid props are also prohibited.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The same participant(s) cannot compete more than once in the same category and age range in Solos or Duet/Trios to prevent performers from competing against themselves. No more than 50% of any group may compete more than once in the same category and age range.

  • Good sportsmanship is expected from all participants, participant family and friends, and teachers. Failure to display such conduct may result in disqualification from high scores and special awards.

  • Professional videographers and photographers are working the event so all photography and videotaping are strictly prohibited. 

  • Any choreography, music or costume considered inappropriate for family viewing will have points deducted and will not be eligible for Top Score and Special Awards.  Please ensure all music is edited for content.

  • Additional administration fees may able for music and waivers not received by deadline.

  • Independent entries will be subject to additional administration fee of $25.

 

Email TDC with questions, more information or to reserve your studio's spot!

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