Welcome

    To The New York State Dance Challenge in 2014!!!  Check us out this year!!!
     

    2014 DATES: SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH & SUNDAY, JUNE 29TH
    LOCATION: SPENCERPORT HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SPENCERPORT NY


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    Check out New York State’s Premiere Dance Competition!!!
    The New York State Dance Challenge
    Our Mission Statement is Simple and Straight Forward:
    To bring dance studio directors, their teachers and students together along with their peers to create a friendly, creative experience while competing.

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    COMPLIMENTARY
    T-SHIRTS FOR EVERY COMPETITOR!
    FRIENDLY & HELPFUL STAFF!
    CASH PRIZES!
    TOP TOP SCORE AWARDS!!
    2014 SPECIAL JUDGES AWARDS AND N.Y.S.D.C. SPECIAL AWARDS AT EVERY AWARDS CEREMONY!!


  • About Us

    THE NEW YORK STATE DANCE CHALLENGE IS NEW YORK STATE’S PREMIERE DANCE COMPETITION!!

    N.Y.S.D.C. HAS ONE GOAL: TO BRING DANCE STUDIO DIRECTORS, THEIR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TOGETHER ALONG WITH THEIR PEERS TO CREATE A FRIENDLY, CREATIVE AND POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WHILE COMPETING

    N.Y.S.D.C. STRIVES TO PROVIDE EACH DANCER WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISPLAY THEIR TALENTS AND ABILITIES AS PERFORMERS

    N.Y.S.D.C. ENSURES THAT STUDIO DIRECTORS, THEIR TEACHERS AND ALL DANCERS ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND TAKEN CARE OF FROM START TO FINISH, FROM THE EASY PROCESS OF REGISTERING THROUGH THE DURATION OF COMPETITION AND AFTER COMPETITION SUPPORT

    N.Y.S.D.C. IS PROUD TO PRESENT A PROFESSIONAL VENUE AT ROBERTS WESLEYAN CULTURAL LIFE CENTER WITH IT’S STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM, STAGING AND DRESSING ROOM AREAS FOR STUDENTS ALONG WITH A HOSPITALITY LOUNGE FOR STUDIO DIRECTORS AND TEACHERS

    N.Y.S.D.C. STRIVES TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS AND TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, ON-TIME PERFORMANCES AND AWARDS FOR ALL DANCERS

    N.Y.S.D.C. IS A FAMILY ORIENTED ORGANIZATION THAT WELCOMES DANCER’S FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO BE A PART OF THIS REWARDING AND EDUCATIONAL EVENT

    N.Y.S.D.C. WILL STRIVE TO SET THEMSELVES APART FROM THE DANCE COMPETITION WORLD

  • 2014 Rules & Regulations

    2014 RULES AND REGULATIONS

    *PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
    WE HAVE MADE SEVERAL CHANGES, IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS TO ENHANCE AND GIVE ALL COMPETITORS, STUDIO DIRECTORS AND TEACHERS A MORE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WHILE COMPETING AT OUR DANCE CHALLENGE.  WE ARE STRIVING TO ACHIEVE HIGHER STANDARDS IN THE DANCE COMPETITION WORLD!
    ENTRY RULES & REGISTRATION

    A 2014 official N.Y.S.D.C entry form must be completed for each entry submitted.  A completed performer list must accompany each entry.  Additional entry and performer lists forms can be downloaded from our website at www.nysdancechallenge.com
    Faxed entries must be received by the deadline date and accompanied with a credit card number and cover sheet.  Please call our office before faxing your entries over and contact our office after transmission to confirm receipt of your faxed entries.  N.Y.S.D.C. fax #: (607) 324-7997.  N.Y.S.D.C. toll free #: 1-877-456-9732.  Office Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
    *N.Y.S.D.C. assumes no responsibility for entries not received*
    All entries are to be postmarked 30 days before the 1st day of competition.  In order for programs to be printed, this deadline must be followed.  All entries must be from a studio and will be accepted, on a first come, first served basis.  All studio entries are limited to the amount of performance time available. 
    SPECIFIC SCHEDULING REQUESTS MUST BE INDICATED ON ORIGINAL ENTRY FORMS.  REQUESTS WILL BE TAKEN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS AND CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. 
    All entries must be accompanied by full entry fee payments.  A $35.00 service fee will be automatically assessed for any and all checks returned to N.Y.S.D.C. from the bank.   All fees must be paid in US funds.   All competition fees are to be submitted on (1) cashier’s check/money order.  Credit Card payments will also be accepted for payment. ABSOLUTELY NO CASH REFUNDS!!  If eligible, a rebate check will be made payable to the name of the studio that originally registered.  The rebate check will be mailed to the studio to the attention of the studio director.  A $15.00 late fee per entry will be assessed for each entry received after the 30 day deadline as well as omissions and changes made at your request.   Please note that there is to be one performer list per routine.  Please make additional copies of performer sheets if necessary.  You may also go to our website at www.nysdancechallenge.com to download additional copies of performer lists.  Please type or print your performer lists and make sure that all information is correct.   We ask that you mail all entries together in one large envelope to ensure that we have all entries together coming from your studio.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL ENTRIES ARE ENTERED CORRECTLY INTO THE CORRECT CATEGORIES, AGE DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATIONS!!! 
     
    Changes cannot be accepted after June 10th 2014!!   You will receive a schedule by mail and email informing you of your competition/performance times.  Once schedules are posted and mailed out, no routines will be moved.
    ***NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF COMPETITION!!!
    Types of entries are Solo’s, Duo’s, Trio’s (Duo’s & Trio’s compete against one another), Small Group (4-9 competitors), Large Group (10-19 competitors), Line/Production Group (20-39 competitors) & Grand Line/Production Group (40+ Competitors).
    The time limit for all Solos, Duos and Trios are three minutes (3:00) each.  Small Groups are limited to three minutes (3:00) in length. Large Groups have a time limit of four minutes (4:00).  Line/Production Groups have a time limit of six minutes (6:00) and Grand Line/Production Groups have a time limit of eight minutes (8:00).  One point will be deducted for every five seconds over the time limit.
    There is no limit to the overall number of entries a studio may submit, however competing dancers cannot compete against themselves in the same category with identical performers. 
    The same competitor cannot compete more than once in the same category and age group in a SOLO entry.
     Soloists may compete in up to three solos.  The routines must be in different performance categories.  Only the highest scoring solo will appear in the highest score awards. 
    In a Duo/Trio, at least one dancer must be different when competing in the same category.  Competitors are allowed to compete against themselves in Groups and Lines. 
    The exact same performers may not place more than once for High Score in the Solo, Duo, or Trio Division.
    Competing dancers are to compete for one studio only.  Independent entries are accepted on an approval from The New York State Dance Challenge.
    A 10 point deduction will be made for entries that are not completed.  The competitor(s) will be unable to perform the entry a second time.

     


    CLASSIFICATION & AGE DIVISIONS
    CHALLENGER CLASSIFICATION (3 HOURS OR LESS OF DANCE INSTRUCTION PER WEEK)
    HIGH CHALLENGER CLASSIFICATION (4-5 HOURS OF DANCE INSTRUCTION PER WEEK)
    TOP CHALLENGER CLASSIFICATION (6 HOURS OR MORE OF DANCE INSTRUCTION PER WEEK)
    *TEACHERS, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PLACE YOUR STUDENTS IN THE CORRECT PERFORMANCE CLASSIFICATION.  CRITIQUES WILL BE GEARED TOWARD THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION.
    PETITE DIVISION: 8 YRS. & YOUNGER, JUNIOR DIVISION: 9-12 YRS., TEEN DIVISION: 13-15 YRS., SENIOR DIVISION: 16-19 YRS., PARENT DIVISION: A ROUTINE THAT HAS PARENTS ONLY. (THESE ROUTINES ARE ADJUDICATED ONLY AND COMPETE FOR THE TOP PARENT AWARD) ADULT DIVISION: 20 YRS. & OLDER—WHICH MAY INCLUDE ANY STUDIO DIRECTOR, FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR, STUDENT INSTRUCTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER AND/OR WORKING PERFORMER WHO IS 20 YRS. AND OLDER.  (THESE ROUTINES ARE ADJUDICATED ONLY AND COMPETE FOR THE TOP ADULT AWARD)


     

    ALL AGES ARE AS OF JANUARY 1ST 2014
    AGES FOR SOLO’S ONLY: ARE AS OF THE COMPETITION DATE.
    For Duos, Trios and Groups, the average age determines the age group in which they perform. Add the ages of the competitors and divide by the number of competitors in each entry.  If the average ends in 5 or over, round up to the next age.  Competitors will be responsible for producing proof of age (ex. Birth Certificate, Drivers License, etc.) to the competition directors should an age question arise. All protests must be presented in writing within one half hour of the incident to the directors of N.Y.S.D.C.  All protests must be signed.
     
    MUSIC
    All music must be on CD (one song per CD).  CD’s must be clearly labeled.  Music is to be properly cued at the beginning of the song with no more than 5 seconds lead-in-time.  Studios are responsible for bringing back up CD’s.  Please have your backup music with your or your Studio Representative in case it’s suddenly needed. Our Sound Technician will not adjust the speed of the music or make cuts in the music.  Teachers must time their music in advance to make certain that it does not exceed our time limits set in place.  (Maximum 3 minutes for Solo’s, Duo’s, Trio’s & Small Groups, 4 minutes for Large Groups, 6 minutes for Line/Production Groups and 8 minutes for Grand Line/Production Groups)  Studio Directors  are responsible for turning in all CD’s for each specific competition date to the Registration Station no later than one half hour before the beginning of that day’s competition.  You and your studio may not use the same piece of music more than once over the duration of the competition.  Acapella entries must be turned in as empty, but labeled on the CD as Acapella in parenthesis.   Music can be picked up at the Registration Station at the conclusion of each day of competition.  New York State Dance Challenge Inc. is not responsible for music left at the competition.
    The staff of New York State Dance Challenge Inc., sound technicians, and/or venue staff assume no responsibility for any labeling mistakes, multiple labels or for poorly recorded music.
    New York State Dance Challenge Inc. will provide up to two microphones for competitor’s use to be used in the Song/Dance category.
      
     
    PROPS
    Fire, Swords & Knives are prohibited.  No liquid, gel, aerosol, glitter or similar substance that would affect the dancing surface is allowed unless specifically approved by N.Y.S.D.C.  Props are allowed, however they must be freestanding.   Hand Props are also permitted in all categories.  Scenery or backdrops requiring the use of theater fly bars may not be used.  Special fog or smoke is not permitted unless specifically approved by N.Y.S.D.C.   If the stage is littered during a routine, please be prepared to clean it up immediately after the routine is finished.  Props requiring an electric outlet are strictly prohibited!!  N.Y.S.D.C. will not supply power. Please do not build props backstage as this presents a danger to our competitors.  Competitors cannot stand above 6’6” on the prop.  Props which exceed 10’6” in height cannot be guaranteed to fit on stage.  No props or costume pieces are to be thrown into the judge’s area or audience.    Safety of our competitors, judges, staff and spectators is our number one priority. 
     
    N.Y.S.D.C. 2014 JUDGES
    New York State Dance Challenge’s panel of judges are well-trained professionals with a strong knowledge of all facets of dance.  N.Y.S.D.C. Judges Qualifications must include: academic training and certification, practical and diverse training, industry work experience and a likable personality.
    Our judges will take choreography, technique, showmanship and precision into consideration while judging.  Each judge will award up to 100 points per entry.  The total score of the three judges will determine the ranking of the entry.  In the case of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the highest technical score of all three judges combined.  Critiques and score sheets will be provided.  Score sheets will be given to the studio director on the last day of the competition.  If the studio director is not present, score sheets will be mailed to the studio unless prior arrangements have been made between the directors of N.Y.S.D.C. and the studio director.
    We suggest that an authorized representative or studio director and or owner review the judge’s critiques before making them available to their teachers or students.  The comments are the opinions of the individual judges and may not reflect the opinions or views of N.Y.S.D.C.
    All decisions made by the panel of judges will be final.  Studio Owners, Studio Teachers, Competitors and or Parents are not permitted to discuss scoring, comments or results with the panel of judges.



     

    VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHY
    VIDEO TAPING, MOVIE CAMERAS AND ALL STILL CAMERAS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED (Disqualification could result if rules are not followed) This rule has been implemented to protect the artistic rights of the choreographers and competitors that have worked hard to produce their pieces of work.  Studio directors and teachers, please inform your students and parents of this rule, Thank You!
    THE NEW YORK STATE DANCE CHALLENGE WILL PROVIDE EACH COMPETITOR WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACTION PICTURES OF COMPETITORS WHILE PERFORMING AND VIDEOS OF ENTRIES.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE EACH DAY AT THE COMPETITION.
    By performing at THE NEW YORK STATE DANCE CHALLENGE, you are consenting to the use of photographs and/or video footage for promotional purposes.
     
    IMPORTANT COMPETITOR/STUDIO DIRECTOR INFORMATION
    Competitors please be ready to perform 1 hour prior to your performance time.  You must be prepared to perform when scheduled.  In the interest of running on time, NEW YORK STATE DANCE CHALLENGE, reserves the right to modify the schedule.   Please note that AWARDS could run ahead of schedule on any given day of competition.  *Please plan on being at awards one half hour before the start of awards in case of running ahead of schedule.  No competitor will be allowed to perform out of order UNLESS it is accepted by the back-stage director and or competition directors.  The back-stage director will need to be notified of any changes to the schedule by the studio director.  During the duration of the competition, a delay on any routine will only be for a reasonable costume change.  Competitors will be allowed 10 minutes for costume changes and then should go directly backstage.
    If a competitor does not compete on the scheduled day for their division, then they will be allowed to compete for evaluation and award and NOT high score.
    Rosin IS permitted in the stage area of the N.Y.S.D.C. Venue Location.
    Any studio that delays the competition because they are rehearsing will have 10 points deducted from their total score.
    A positive attitude and professional sportsmanship is expected at all times from competitors, studio teachers, studio directors and spectators. 
    Any props, including mats, are welcomed at our Dance Challenge.  To avoid delays, we ask that you keep setup and removal time to a two minute maximum. 
    Any questions regarding routines should be brought to the attention of the competition directors and or the back-stage director by studio director only.
    All entrances and exits must be done from Stage Left or Stage Right.  NO entrances or exits from the front or back of the stage will be permitted.  Exiting into the audience is strictly prohibited.
    N.Y.S.D.C. and the said Venue Location are not responsible for any items left behind at the competition including CD’s, awards, and costumes or all other miscellaneous items.
    For the safety of all participating in the N.Y.S.D.C., please keep all aisles and stairwells clear and do not block emergency exits.
    Any person (s) who damages venue property either inside the venue or outside, will disqualify the entire group with which he or she is affiliated.  Any person( s) who causes damage as mentioned, will assume full responsibility for repair, replacement and/or restitution.
    Cellular Phones should be turned off or put on vibrate mode while seated in the house section of the theatre during competition. 
    Please be prepared to share dressing rooms or facilities at the N.Y.S.D.C.  Venue space and availability may not allow for individual dressings areas.  We will however, try to accommodate each studio with their own personal dressing room area.
     
    Any studio, dancer or parent that abuses the designated dressing area will be disqualified from the competition.  All competitors, teachers and directors are responsible for cleaning their dressing area and disposing of all garbage.
    Stretches, spacing, placement of competitors, etc. may not be done on the competition floor/stage prior to, during, or following any event.  Please be respectful of others if practicing in hallways or other outside areas.
    There is no admission fee into the event by spectators.
    There will be programs available for sale at a cost of $5.00 each to spectators.
    Each studio director upon registering, will receive a welcome packet including a complimentary gift bag full of goods, a competition t-shirt, and a program of each day’s events.  Studio Director’s will also be given all of their complimentary N.Y.S.D.C. tee-shirts to give to their teachers and students.  Studio Directors will be responsible for dispensing their group’s tee-shirts.  (Each studio director will be provided with a roster sheet which will include their teacher/student name and size of tee-shirts ordered)
    Each studio director and their affiliated studio teachers will be given an identifiable wristband that we ask they wear for each day that they are competing at the competition.  Studio directors and their teachers will need the wristbands to enter into our hospitality lounge each day at the competition.   Our hospitality lounge will be for Studio Directors and Teachers Only.  This area will provide a comfortable, quiet area for Directors and Teachers to go to when needing to take a break in between their  busy times  throughout the duration of the Dance Challenge.  Food, Drinks and Activities will be provided throughout the duration of each day’s competition at our hospitality lounge. 

     

    2014 CATEGORIES

    *THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES ARE TO CONTAIN NO MORE THAN THREE (3) ACRO/GYMNASTICS TRICKS—TAP, JAZZ, BALLET, POINTE, LYRICAL, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY, MUSICAL THEATRE, FOLKLORIC AND CLOGGING* (LEAPS, LIFTS, SPLITS AND CARTWHEELS ARE ALLOWED HOWEVER)

    ACRO/GYMNASTICS: This category must contain controlled moves (ex. Limbers, handstands, walkovers, chest rolls, etc.) This entry may also contain gymnastic passes, flexibility moves and or contortionist moves. Choreography should have dance and Acro/Gymnastics combined together.

    ADULT CATEGORY: 20 Yrs. & Older—Which may include any studio director, full time instructor, student instructor, choreographer and/or working performer who is 20 yrs. and older. Any style of dance will be accepted into this category. THIS CATEGORY IS FOR GROUPS & LINES ONLY!! Any and all dance styles are permitted under the Adult Category. Adult Groups are not eligible for any High Score, Overall High Score or Choreography Awards. The Adult Category will compete for the TOP ADULT AWARD which will include a trophy or plaque and a $75.00 cash prize.

    ALL MALE GROUP: This category must include all male dancers. Any style of dance will be accepted into this category.

    BALLET: This category must include classical or contemporary ballet movements and technique. Ballet slippers only, no Pointe shoes allowed in this division.

    CHARACTER: This category must portray a character throughout the entirety of the routine. This character can be from a movie, play, television, Broadway etc. or a stereotype such as a doctor, animal, cowboy etc. Lip syncing is acceptable in this category. Any form of dance or Acro/Gymnastics can be included.

    CONTEMPORARY: This category must have lyrical or jazz movements fused with modern elements throughout the choreography. The entry should show extension and balance.

    DANCE TEAM: This category must have line, precision movements in military or dance style. (No Solo’s, Duo’s or Trio’s allowed to enter under this category)

    ETHNIC/FOLKLORIC: This category must contain an ethnic style of dance such as Hawaiian, Spanish, Polka, Celtic etc.

    GRAND LINE/PRODUCTION (40+PERFORMERS): This entry must include at least 40 competitors incorporating any style of dance and/or Acro/Gymnastics. Grand Production Lines have a time limit of 8:00 minutes. Any entry consisting of oversized floor props and sets must be placed in this category and or the Line/Production Category regardless of the style of dance. All Production entries are automatically eligible for Top Score Awards in their age class and classification.

    HIPHOP: This category must consists of street, funk, or MTV video style jazz technique. This routine should represent the current trendy style of today’s dance. The entry must contain 80% hip-hop style. Entries that are suggestive, sexual, violent, or otherwise not age appropriate will be disqualified at the N.Y.S.D.C. directors’ discretion including the use of inapproiate music.

    JAZZ: This category must contain primarily classic jazz technique incorporating the foundation of fundamental jazz style and combinations. Kicks, splits, isolations, etc. are examples of fundamental jazz style. Basic jazz choreography must be used and no more than 20% hip-hop styles.

    LINE/PRODUCTION (20-39 PERFORMERS): This entry must include at least 20 competitors incorporating any style/styles of dance or Acro/Gymnastics. Production Lines have a time limit of 6:00 minutes. Any entry consisting of oversized floor props and sets must be placed in this category and or the Line/Production category regardless of the style of dance. All Production entries are automatically eligible for Top Score Awards in their age class and classification.

    LYRICAL: The competitor must interpret the lyrics, mood and content of the music used in this category. The entry should tell the story of the music. The entry must also include the elements of balance, flexibility and control.

    MODERN: This category must consist of stretch and flex in the legs and feet, combined with the use of contraction and extension in the body. The competitor must also have the ability to work both on and off center to create interesting lines. This entry should also include balance, control and extension movements.

    MUSICAL THEATRE: This category must consist of movements interpreting a song from a Broadway or Movie Musical past or present. The music selection should incorporate dance, characters and or costumes.

    OPEN: This category is for any routines that do not fit existing categories or a routine which is a combination of 2 or more of our dance categories (excluding Acro/Gymnastics) Open entries would include Cheerleading, Clogging, Belly Dance, Ballroom, Baton, Novelty, Pompon, etc. All entries under the Open Division may include Three (3) Acro/Gymnastics Tricks.

    PARENT CATEGORY: All Parent Entries will compete under this category. THIS CATEGORY IS FOR GROUPS & LINES ONLY!! Any and all dance styles are permitted under the Parent Category. Parent Groups are not eligible for any High Score, Overall High Score or Choreography Awards. The Parent Category will compete for the TOP PARENT AWARD which will include a trophy or plaque and a $50.00 cash prize.

    POINTE: This category must include classical or contemporary Pointe technique and steps. Pointe Shoes Only.

    SONG & DANCE: This category must contain both live singing and any category of dance. (50% Dance, 50% Singing) No Lip-Syncing Allowed. Accompaniment must be on CD and there must be no lead voices on the CD. (5 points will be deducted for lead voices on CD. Back-Up vocals are permitted.) Judging will be based on both singing and dancing. *Props and Acro/Gymnastics are permitted in this category.

    TAP: This category must consist of tap technique and primarily tap work. Tap shoes only. No tap sounds in the music will be permitted.


     

    NEW YORK STATE DANCE CHALLENGE 2014 AWARDS
    All solos, duos, trios and groups will be judged on a point system.  Based upon the total score of three judges, each entry will receive a high-silver, gold, high-gold, or platinum ranking. 
     


    2014 SCORING SYSTEM
    CHALLENGER & HIGH CHALLENGER DIVISION
    PLATINUM
    280-300
    HIGH GOLD
    273-279.9
    GOLD
    265-272.9
    HIGH SILVER
    250-264.9
     
    TOP CHALLENGER DIVISION
    PLATINUM
    285-300
    HIGH GOLD
    278-284.9
    GOLD
    270-277.9
    HIGH SILVER
    255-269.9
     
    2014 JUDGES CRITERIA: 
    TECHNIQUE UP TO 35 POINTS, SHOWMANSHIP UP TO 25 POINTS, CHOREOGRAPHY & CONTENT UP TO 15 POINTS, PRECISION UP TO 15 POINTS, COSTUME/MUSIC UP TO 10 POINTS.  EACH JUDGE CAN AWARD UP TO 100 POINTS PER ENTRY BASED ON A PANEL OF (3) JUDGES.
    Each Solo, Duo & Trio will receive a trophy or plaque and each competitor will receive a N.Y.S.D.C. Medal for participating.  Studios will receive a trophy or plaque to commemorate all of its group routines.  All group dancers will receive a N.YS.D.C. Medal for each of their entries.
     N.Y.S.D.C. WILL RECOGNIZE THE HIGHEST SCORE IN EACH AGE DIVISION IN ALL THREE CLASSIFICATIONS (CHALLENGER, HIGH & TOP CHALLENGER CLASSIFICATIONS) FOR SOLOS (FIGURED BY JUST THE SOLO ENTRIES), DUOS/TRIOS (THE HIGHEST SCORE IS FIGURED OUT BETWEEN THE DUOS & TRIOS), SMALL GROUPS, LARGE GROUPS, LINE/PRODUCTION GROUPS & GRAND LINE/PRODUCTION GROUPS.   ALL HIGH SCORE ENTRIES WILL BE COMMEMORATED WITH A HIGH SCORE PLAQUE OR TROPHY. 
    **PLEASE NOTE, THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF (6) ENTRIES IN EACH AGE DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION TO RECEIVE A CASH PRIZE.  IF THERE ARE LESS THAN (6) ROUTINES, A GIFT CERTIFICATE WILL BE ISSUED FOR 2014’S DANCE CHALLENGE TO THE HIGHEST SCORING ENTRY EACH AGE DIVISION IN ALL THREE CLASSIFICATIONS. 

     


    2014 CASH AWARDS
    All Cash Awards will be made payable to the winning studio.  Checks will be issued at the Registration Station and can be picked up at the commencement of the last awards ceremony.  Checks must be picked up by the Studio Director or Owner.  Checks issued for award money will be valid for 90 days from the date issued.  Duplicate checks will not be issued for misplaced or lost cash awards.
    ALL HIGH SCORE AND SPECIAL JUDGES AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE LAST AWARDS CEREMONY OF THE OVERALL DANCE CHALLENGE
     
    CATEGORIES
    CASH PRIZE AMOUNT
    SOLOS/DUOS/TRIOS
    $75.00
    SMALL AND LARGE GROUPS
    $100.00
    LINE/PRODUCTION GROUPS (20-39 PERFORMERS)
    $125.00
    GRAND LINE/PRODUCTION GROUPS (40+ PERFORMERS)
    $150.00
     
    TOP STUDIO AWARD:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND $100.00 WILL BE AWARDED TO THE STUDIO EARNING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PLATINUM AWARDS OR HIGHEST SCORING CUMULATIVE TOTAL.
    TOP COSTUME AWARD: A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $100.00 CASH PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNING STUDIO.  (THERE IS A $20.00 FEE PER ROUTINE FOR THE COSTUME ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TOP COSTUME AWARD) *THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF (10) ENTRIES ENTERED TO RECEIVE THE TOP COSTUME AWARD.
    TOP CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $100.00 CASH PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNING STUDIO.
    TOP CLASS STUDIO AWARD:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $150.00 CASH PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNING STUDIO THAT DISPLAYS POSITIVE ATTITUDES, A WILLINGNESS TO HELP OTHERS, AGE-APPROIATE COSTUMING AND CHOREOGRAPHY THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION.
    TOP PARENT AWARD:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $50.00 CASH PRIZE.
    TOP ADULT AWARD:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $50.00 CASH PRIZE.
     
     


    SPECIAL JUDGES AWARDS
     

    NEW YORK STATE’S OVERALL “FANTASTIC FOOTWORK” AWARD:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $50.00 CASH PRIZE AWARDED TO THE STUDIO THAT DISPLAYS HIGHLY PROFICIENT TAP TECHNIQUE.  THE WINNING ENTRY MUST HAVE REGISTERED UNDER THE TAP CATEGORY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS AWARD.
     


    NEW YORK STATE’S OVERALL “TOTAL TECHNIQUE” AWARD:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $50.00 CASH PRIZE AWARDED TO THE STUDIO THAT DISPLAYS SOLID, STRONG AND WELL-EXECUTED TECHNIQUE THROUGHOUT THEIR ENTRIES.
     


    NEW YORK STATE’S OVERALL “MOST ENTERTAINING” AWARD FOR SOLOS, DUOS OR TRIOS:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $50.00 CASH PRIZE AWARDED TO THE ENTRY (SOLO, DUO OR TRIO) WHICH DISPLAYS A HIGH QUALITY OF ENTERTAINMENT WHILE PERFORMING THEIR ENTRIES.
     


    NEW YORK STATE’S OVERALL “MOST ENTERTAINING” AWARD FOR SMALL, LARGE OR LINE GROUPS:  A TROPHY OR PLAQUE AND A $50.00 CASH PRIZE AWARDED TO THE ENTRY (SMALL, LARGE OR LINE GROUP) WHICH DISPLAYS A HIGH QUALITY OF ENTERTAINMENT WHILE PERFORMING THEIR ENTRIES.
     


    NEW YORK STATE DANCE CHALLENGE PRESENTS THEIR
     “SPECIAL AWARDS”
     


    N.Y.S.D.C. SPECIAL AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT EVERY AWARDS CEREMONY THROUGHOUT THE DANCE CHALLENGE
    AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED TO INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ACHIEVEMENT!
    N.Y.S.D.C. SPECIAL AWARDS INCLUDE BEST SMILE, GREATEST STAGE PRESENCE, MOST MEMORABLE ENTRY, HIGH SPIRIT AWARD PLUS MANY MORE SPECIAL AWARDS AT EVERY AWARDS CEREMONY!!!
     
     



     

     

     

  • Entry Form

    Download the 2014 Entry Form here

    Download the 2014 Performer List

    Download the Donate for a Cause
     

    Please make checks & money orders payable to "New York State Dance Challenge".
    All entries must be postmarked 30 days before competition date
    Mail all entry forms along with payment to:
    P.O. Box 195
    Hornell, NY 14843


     
  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions regarding the New York State Dance Challenge or registration, please call our toll free number at 1-877-NYDANCE (1-877-456-9732) or email us at info@nysdancechallenge.com

    Our Mailing Address:
    P.O. BOX 195
    Hornell, NY 14843
    Toll Free Number: 1-877-NYDANCE (1-877-456-9732)
    Fax Number: 607-324-7997
  • 2014 Venue Information

    The 2014 New York State Dance Challenge will be held on June 28th & 29th (Spencerport High School Performing Arts Center, Spencerport NY) .

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