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A complete competition experience is now being offered at all Alpha events! You can now compete solos, duo/trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions on the Alpha stage. All routines will be adjudicated and judged by Alpha faculty members. 

COMPETITION DIVISIONS & FEES

DIVISION

EARLY FEE

FULL FEE

TIME LIMITS

Solo

Duo/Trio

Small Group (4 - 9 dancers)

Large Group (10 - 19 dancers)

Line/Production (20+)

$125

$65

$55

$55

$55

2:45

2:45

3:00

3:00

7:00

$135

$75

$65

$65

$65

Fees are listed per dancer.

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

Acro

Ballet

Contemporary

Hip Hop

Improv.

Jazz

Lyrical

Musical Theatre

Specialty

Tap

Judges reserve the right to change the performance division of a number if they feel it is incorrectly placed.

AGE DIVISIONS

DIVISION

AVERAGE AGE

Beta Babies

Mini

Junior

Teen

Senior

Adult

4 - 6

7 - 8

9 - 11

12 - 14

15 - 19

20+

Ages are calculated as of January 1, 2021. When determining a groups average age division, drop the decimal point. Example: A group routine that averages 14.8 will compete as 14 in the teen division.

ADJUDICATION

RANK

TOTAL SCORE

Alpha Rank

Beta Rank

Top Rank

Omega Rank

293 - 300

285 - 292.99

275 - 284.99

265 - 274.99

TECHNIQUE - 40    |    EXECUTION - 30    |    PERFORMANCE QUALITY - 20    |    CHOREOGRAPHY - 10

AWARDS

Overalls

 

Best In Entertainment

Best In Choreography

Alpha Top Pick

Performance of the Weekend

The top 10 placements in each division will be announced and awarded.

Each judge's most entertaining routine.

The most creative choreography of the weekend. At the end of our regional tour, all best in choreography winners will be reviewed by our creative directors. The top routine will be awarded Choreography of the Year. 

Each studio's highest scoring or most memorable routine.

The highest scoring or more memorable routine of the weekend.

  • Early tuition fees apply to registrations submitted and paid in full by the "Early Registration Deadline". This deadline is 30 days prior to the event.

  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Final in full payment is the only method to guarantee your registration.

  • On site registration must be paid by cash, cashier's check or money order. Alpha does not accept personal checks.

  • All fees are in United States dollars. Canadian checks are not accepted. Bank money orders and bank wires must be payable in U.S. funds only.

  • All returned checks will be subject to a $35 fee.

  • No refund will be given on competition fees.

  • Dance Studios may apply their own administrative fees.

  • A 15 second "grace period" will be allowed for each routine to transition on and off the stage.

  • All Alpha ages are determined as of January 1st of that calendar year.

  • Independent dancers are eligible to compete in Alpha's competition.

  • In most cities competition will start after 3:30pm on Friday.

  • Competition may also be scheduled on Saturday.

  • If Alpha schedules solo competition prior to 3:30pm on Friday and a performer decides not to perform, Alpha will provide a full refund.

  • All music must be uploaded to Alpha's registration software one week prior to the event.

  • Please bring a backup of all music on flash drive, ipad, ipod or iphone.

  • No dangerous props may be used during the competition or echo experience (fire, sharp objects, etc).

  • Dancers can not stand on props above 7 feet tall. 

  • Dancers must be able to carry props on and off the floor/stage.

  • It is the studio's responsibility to completely clean the stage after a routine is finished.

  • Liquids, powders and glitters are not permitted on the floor/stage.