Division options
Divisions are based on Average age, within age categories several options can be selected from:

Novice

(Festival Formatting)

  The Novice division is suited for dancers in their year of competition, or first time solo/duo with minimal group experience. Novice categories are not ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, but will be awarded a medal of achievement, the focus of the Novice division is on FUN. Novice performers do not advance to the Showdown Finals and are scheduled on Sunday (venue dates permitting) to ensure they don't miss school. Additonal fun activities like our free caricature artist etc take place during the Festival Formatting divisions. 

Recreational

(Festival Formatting)

  The Recreational division is suited for dancers who dance at the recreational level. Recreational categories are not ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, but will be awarded a medal of achievement, the focus of the recreational division is on FUN. Recreational performers do not advance to the Showdown Finals and are scheduled on Sunday (venue dates permitting) to ensure they don't miss school. Additonal fun activities like our free caricature artist etc take place during the Festival Formatting divisions.
Pre-Competitive  

The pre-competitive division is for dancers looking for a performance category above Recreational and festival formatting but below the standard competitive division. In this category performances will be ranked 1st 2nd 3rd and will receive a score medal (ie, high gold). Dancers in this category typically dance as a hobby sport but may also do other activities such as soccer. These dancers often have a few years of experience, they are above the recreational level but do not dance as seriously as the full company competitive dancers or perhaps they started dancing a little later. 

There will be overall trophies and medallions for top scoring routines in the pre-competitive division but this division does not advance to the Showdown Finals.

The overall high score pre-competitive group will advance to the Provincial Finals in the pre-competitive division. The pre-competitive division is an alternative division for  those who do not wish to compete in the regular competitive division. 

*All dancers are permitted to 'dance up' into the competitive division as desired.

Competitive   

This is the standard competitive division as defined by age. This category will compete against other dancers of the same age category. Performances in this category will be ranked 1st 2nd 3rd and will also receive a score medal (ie, high gold).  Dancers in this division are competitive dancers training multiple hours. Large categories in the competitive division will be divided into smaller groupings. 

This division qualifies for the Showdown Finals and advances to the Provincial Finals. 

Adult


(Festival Formatting)

  The adult division (19yrs +) is based on age. The adult division takes place at the end of the regular event with the novice and recreational as part of the festival formatting division. 

Dancers are permitted to "dance up" in any division as desired. 

 

adult levels

Young Adult   19-21yrs of age
Adult   22-39yrs of age
Masters   40+ yrs of age
Pro-Am
Instructor-Student
  Instructors performing with Students. Any age.
Pro-Elite   Semi-professional category, reserved for teachers and training professionals. Starts at 19yrs of age.

 

Other Levels

Adjudication Only: This division is for any routine looking for feedback only, that does not wish to be ranked or scored against other routines. The score will be confidential and the routine will not be annouced at the awards ceremonies unless requested by the registrant.