2020 VIRTUAL NATIONAL FINALS

2020 NATIONAL FINALS COMPETITION

July 27 – 29, 2020

The 2019-20 Season Showdown!  This virtual competition is a chance for the best of the best to compete for National Titles, Awards, Prizes, and Recognition.

  • Unlimited Qualified Entries Per Studio
  • All routines that placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in a 2019-20 Semi-Finals Competition are qualified
  • All registered routines from Boston, Tulsa, Winston-Salem or Los Angeles 2019-20 Semi-Finals Competitions are qualified
  • SPACE IS LIMITED – Register Early!  Competition Registration may be closed before the July 1st, deadline if the entry quota has been reached
  • National Finals Competition will be streamed so friends and family can watch and cheer you on!
  • National Titles and Top Overalls will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 30, 2020!

COMPETITION FEES:     $35 / $50  per entry
$35.00    SOLO / DUO / TRIO / GROUP

$50.00    LINE / PRODUCTION

  • Entry Fees are flat rates regardless of the number of dancers in each routine.
  • 75% of the dancers competing in each routine must be registered for the workshop classes. (Due to the circumstances of digital submission.  We recognize that your pre-recorded entry may have dancers in it that can no longer participate due to the pandemic)

 

COMPETITION PRE-REGISTRATION:

Please follow the TERMS and INSTRUCTIONS carefully. Failure to comply may result in registration and/or competition submission to be rejected, loss of points or disqualification.

    • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for anyone competing in the 2020 National Finals Competition.  Workshop Registration and Competition Submission Fees MUST BE PAID IN FULL by 6:00 pm PST, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in order to participate
    • All dancers competing in the National Finals Competition must be registered online for the Workshop and Competition
    • SPACE IS LIMITED – Competition Registration may be closed before the July 1st deadline if the entry quota has been reached.
    • Must submit Digital Competition Routines by 6:00 pm PST, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. You will receive instructions and a link to upload entries once your registration has been confirmed & paid
    • Submissions videos from any performance or event during the 2019-20 Tour Season (October 2019 – July 2020) are all accepted.  This includes videos from Recital, Studio Rehearsal, At Home Performance, Another Competition, Local Performance, etc.
    • Before the event, a competition line up for the 2020 National Finals Competition will be emailed to the Teacher or Registrant for all registered entries

Due to the nature of this Virtual Event, last-minute changes or additions WILL NOT be accepted or allowed after 6:00 pm PST, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  No Exceptions. 

All entries are final, NO REFUNDS will be authorized. 

 

COMPETITION GENERAL TERMS:

  • Registration is not complete or guaranteed until a confirmation email has been received.
  • SPACE IS LIMITED – Competition Registration may be closed before the July 1st deadline if the entry quota has been reached.
  • All Registration & Competition Entries & Fees for all dancers and teachers must be submitted at the same time.
  • Dancers may compete in more than one number in their Category, Style & Age Division (except for solos). However, they may compete for one studio only, regardless of how many studios their teacher owns.
  • One solo per dancer per competition. 
  • Dancers studying regularly at different studios, owned by different teachers, may compete for each studio, if each teacher is registered.
  • Dancers may compete in both competitions, however, any routine that qualified for the National Finals Competition may not compete in the Virtual Summer Competition.
  • All registered routines from Boston, Tulsa, Winston-Salem or Los Angeles 2019-20 Semi-Finals Competitions are qualified for the 2020 National Finals Competition
  • All routines must be appropriate for family viewing. Inappropriate routines will be disqualified.
  • No Teachers or Professional Dancers are allowed to compete.  


COMPETITION AGE DIVISIONS & DETAILS:

2020 National Finals Competition Age Divisions are determined by the qualifying age division from the 2019-20 Semi-Finals Competition.

All National Finals Routines must compete in the Age Division and Category they qualified in during the Semi-Finals Competition.

JUNIOR DIVISION – 6 to 10.99

TEEN DIVISION – 11 to 13.99

SENIOR DIVISION – 14 & up

*Minimum Competition Age = 6 Years

CATEGORY SIZES & TIME LIMITS:

  • SOLOS2:45 MAX. (2 Minutes, 45 seconds)
  • DUO/TRIO (2-3 dancers) – 2:45 MAX. (2 Minutes, 45 seconds)
  • GROUP (4-8 dancers) – 3:00 MAX. (3 Minutes)
  • LINE (9-14 dancers) – 4:00 MAX. (4 Minutes)
  • PRODUCTION (15 dancers & up) – 6:00 MAX. (6 Minutes)
  • No Minimum Length.
  • 1-point deduction for each second over the limit.‌‌

 

COMPETITION DANCE CATEGORIES:

  • Ballet – All ballet entries (Classical, Pointe, Character, Modern, etc.) judged together in the Ballet category only.
  • Jazz – All jazz (up-tempo, 50’s, 60’s, etc.) will be judged together in the Jazz category only.
  • Hip Hop – All Hip Hop and Street type moves will be judged in the Hip Hop category only. Must be 75% Hip Hop steps. (Judges discretion, Judges decision is final.)
  • Lyrical Jazz – A routine using lyrical technique.
  • Contemporary – Jazz styles mixed with a ballet and modern emphasis.
  • Musical Theatre – Theatre Broadway style dance.
  • Tap – All tap entries will be judged together in the Tap category only.
  • Open – Consists of one of these five categories
    • Acro / Gymnastic *- four or more gymnastic tricks
    • Novelty
    • Mixed Styles – any combination of opposite styles of dance. (ex: Ballet & Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap, etc.)
    • Clogging
    • Ethnic

* Acrobatic moves not generally taught in dance class. 

  • Hand-springs, walkovers, tucks, cheerleading tosses, etc. (cartwheels are not tricks)
  • Gymnastic Tricks occurring simultaneously constitute 1 pass/1 trick.
  • If four or more tricks (gymnastics/acrobatic passes) are used in a routine, it should compete in or will be moved to the Open Category.

 

JUDGING BREAKDOWN

25 points_______Technique

20 points_______Choreography

15 points_______Use of Music

10 points_______Costuming

30 points_______Overall Performance

100 Total Points possible from each Judge

 

SCORING

1st Place_______90-100 points

2nd Place_______81-89 points

3rd Place_______75-80 points

4th Place_______70-74 points

  • When only one number is competing in a category, the number will compete against the scoring system.
  • When only two numbers are competing in a category, 1st & 2nd Place will be awarded.
  • When only three numbers are competing in a category, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place will be awarded.
  • When four or more numbers are competing in a category, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Place will be awarded.

 

JUDGES’ DECISION REGARDING CATEGORIES & TIES

  • There are no category changes in the National Finals Competition.  All National Finals Entries compete in the category they qualified in during the 2019-20 Winter Tour.
  • All ties will be broken by the technical score.
  • If there should be a tie on technical scores, the tie will be broken by the overall performance score.
  • If there should be a tie on overall performance scores, the tie will be broken by the judges’ decision.

*The decision of the judges is final*

JUDGES’ SCORES

Judges’ Scores will be available online.  

  • National Finals Competition Routines will receive Scores and Placements.  Additional Awards and Prizes will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 30.

TO VIEW SCORES:

  • After the last day of the Virtual Event, please log into your online account.
  • Once logged in, access ‘Registered Events and Results’ under ‘Account Information’ in the upper right hand corner.
  • Locate ‘Tremaine National Finals Competition 2020’ to access scores.

*By entering the competition, you agree that you WILL NOT post any audio/video critiques on any Social Media site, File Sharing site, Video Site, Personal Website, etc.

*Due to occasional digital glitches beyond our control, some critiques may not be available.