Rules & Regulations
Competitors may enter only once in each category
They cannot compete against themselves
All entries must be received by us by Feb 28, 2023
“Late Entries" will be considered, if space allows, with a late fee of $25.00/entry charged
Are determined as of December 31, 2022
Duos/Trios – the age group will be determined by the age of the oldest competitor
Groups – The age of the group will be determined by the average age of all the competitors in the group. (Any number with .5 or more will be rounded up to the next highest: e.g. – 14.5 averages goes into the 15-16 group)
All ages are allowed and will complete against each other
97 /7 = 13.85 (This group would be in the 13 -14 age category)
All cancellations or corrections must be given at the tabulation table before the beginning of each session.
There will be NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS!
The committee reserves the right to combine or split age groups as they see fit or according to entries received.
Dropbox information will be given to the dance instructors prior to the competition, please ensure dance studio, music selection, contestant number and whether each dancers starts on or off stage is indicated clearly as below:
Name of song
Note: LIP –SYNCHING AND PROPS ARE ALLOWED IN ALL CATEGORIES
The following categories may not contain more than 3 acro tricks. An acro trick is such where the hips pass over the shoulders. You may have 1 tumbling pass included as 1 acro trick. All other tricks are counted individually. Illusions, front and back rolls are NOT considered acro tricks and are allowed in these categories:
Any dance routine performed with the emphasis on tap technique and footwork.
Demi – Character / Character Ballet:
Ballet that portrays a specific character, theme, or mood – not necessarily restricted to classical technique; may include pointe routines.
Any ballet routine performed with the emphasis on classical technique – includes soft slipper and pointe routines.
Ballet routine performed in pointe shoes. (Does not include character pointe routines).
Any jazz dance routine. The emphasis should be on jazz technique. If there are a lot of gymnastics, the routine should be entered in Acro or Variety.
A combination of ballet and jazz that should be an expression of the mood or lyrics of the music.
A combination of acting/dancing portraying a character or theme (often from a Broadway musical or show) – may be performed with or without taps: lip synching is permitted.
Song and Dance:
Any routine containing any combination of singing and dancing. THE MUSIC CHOSEN CANNOT CONTAIN VOCALS.
A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
A dancing style that rejects many strict rules used in classical ballet and focuses on the expression of inner feelings.
Note: LIP –SYNCHING AND PROPS ARE ALLOWED IN ALL CATEGORIES
The following categories may contain acro tricks:
A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.
Any dance routine that does not fit in the above categories – i.e: ethnic dances, etc.
Street Jazz/Hip Hop:
Stems from modern-day dance styles such as hip hop, breakdancing, funk and electronic dance. Elements of break dancing and the fluid movements of hip hop are found in the street jazz dance.
This is its own category and any form of dance will compete against each other. (e.g.) a tap solo will compete against jazz solo (unless decided otherwise by the Danceworks Committee). There will only be Solo and Duo/Trio Divisions broken down into age categories. THE DANCE MUST BE CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE DANCER.
Solo, Duo/Trio (compete in same division),
Small Group (4-8 dancers),
Large Group (9 or more dancers),
Production (must have at least 15 dancers, usually contains segments of different forms of dance, includes a wide variety of ages, and tells a story). **NO AGE CATEGORY SEPARATION – All productions compete against each other.
Junior 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10,
Intermediate 11-12, 13-14,
Senior 15-16, 17-18, 19 & over *19 and over age group will be adjudicated and marked and will receive medals but will not be included in high score or awards & prizes.
3 minutes for a solo, duo or trio
4 minutes for small groups (4-8 dancers)
5 minutes for large groups (9 or more dancers)
20 minutes for productions
TIMING STARTS WITH THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF THE DANCER(S)
There will be a 15 second grace period before any deduction is made. After that, any routine exceeding its allowed time will be deducted 1 POINT FOR EVERY 5 SECONDS. (I.E. – a solo of 3:20 will lose 1 point: 3 minutes plus the 15 second grace period = 3:15, so the above solo has gone overtime 5 seconds.)
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AND COURTEOUS BEHAVIOUR IS EXPECTED OF TEACHERS, COMPETITORS, PARENTS, AND SPECTATORS AT ALL TIMES!!
1) Absolutely NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED.
2) Videotaping of your studio’s routine is allowed. Videotaping of another studio’s routine is prohibited. Please remember to stay well back from the stage so you don’t distract the dancers.
3) Parents are welcome in the dressing rooms, but NOT IN THE PRACTICE ROOM AND NOT BACKSTAGE PLEASE!!
Hannah Henney first entered the dance scene in Port Coquitlam at the age of three. She trained in tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and ballet until graduating at age seventeen. She then furthered her training with the Scholarship dance program at Drive Dance Centre, the Source Dance Company and Souldiers Dance Company. During her training, Hannah fell in love with hip hop and began training in many street styles like locking, house, popping and waacking. After spending the past few summers in New York training, performing and battling, she has gained a deeper understanding of hip hop culture and history.
Hannah’s screen dance credits include Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Syfy’s The Magicians, Nat Geo’s Valley of the Boom, and Disney’s Freaky Friday. She’s also performed as an opening act for artists Mya, Meek Mill, Fabolous, B.O.B., Pusha T and Raekwon. She is a member of the powerhouse female crew Diamonds in the Rough and travels as a crew member throughout the U.S and Canada performing, teaching and battling.
Hannah is a very sought after and engaging teacher and choreographer of hip hop, tap and jazz. She has also adjudicated many dance competitions throughout the Lower Mainland where she loves connecting with the youth and sharing her knowledge and experience with the upcoming generation. Her fire, passion and positivity always shine through whether she is working on set, performing on stage, choreographing a show, or in a studio with her students.
Most recently, Hannah has also found a deep passion for acting, and has trained with renowned instructors Chad Rook, Jeb Beach and Shea Hampton in Vancouver. She made her acting debut in a Telus Storyhive webseries called Auditions, and then as the lead role in a short film with director Heather Perluzzo, currently showing in the festival circuit.