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Video Adjudication

Adjudication

Scoring


Routines are adjudicated on merit for their score and ranked for overalls.

Video


Commentaries are recorded and uploaded to view, download and share.

Scales


Three different scoring scales based on age for five different divisions of skill.

Video Adjudication

Scoring Our System


Scoring is done using on computers using a custom built system that allows adjudicators to view both the current routine and how they have scored past performances in a section. It provides quick access to the information they require to maintain consistent scoring throughout the competition and ensure they correctly rank routines.

These efficiencies allow them to focus on each performance so that it receives a balanced critique.  Three (3) adjudicators will score each routine out of 100 and combined for the total of 300. Routines are scored based on the following criteria and weight:

Technique (30 points),
Choreography (30 points),
Performance (30 points),
Age/Skill Level (5 points), and
Costume (5 points).

Tiebreaker: In the event of a tie, the performance with the highest average technical score will receive the top placement. If the average technical score remains tied, a vote of all three judges will determine the higher placement.

Video Commentary


Adjudicators feedback is recorded during the performance over video for every entry and includes their professional comments on the routine in general. They will identify things that they like and areas for improvement. They record scores electronically to coincide with the commentary.

We provide instant access of Video Adjudication. Files are processed and sent to the queue after each routine. Based on availability and speed of connected services, videos are available to your studio through the online registration account to view, download and share.

Vocal


How Are Routines Scored? The scores from all three Adjudicators are added together to reach the total for each routine. For Vocal, we calculate the choreography mark by taking an average of the technique and performance score.

Adjudication Packages


Adjudication packages include the video adjudication and score sheets for each routine. We upload them to the studio's online registration account. At most events, these will be available immediately.

In some instances, poor Internet connectivity at the theatre may require that we upload after the competition.

Future Star


The Future Star division is for students getting started in dance and competition. Dancers in this division should not have more than a couple of years of training in a particular discipline and should not have more than two years of competitive experience.

284-300.00 = Platinum Thunder
277-283.99 = Lightning Gold
267-276.99 = High Gold
255-266.99 = Gold
240-254.99 = High Silver
225-239.99 = Silver
210-224.99 = Bronze

Open to Ages 19 and Under

Shining Star


The Shining Star division is for experienced dancers. They will have completed years of training in a discipline and are comfortable in a competitive environment. They are committed to a reasonable amount of dance training each week, typically 4 to 6 hours.

287-300.00 = Platinum Thunder
280-286.99 = Lightning Gold
270-279.99 = High Gold
258-269.99 = Gold
243-257.99 = High Silver
228-242.99 = Silver
213-227.99 = Bronze

Open to Ages 19 and Under

Rock Star


The Rock Star division is for the dancing elite. A Rock Star performer will have dedicated years of training and spends significant hours each week perfecting dance skills either on their own, as part of school programs, or through professional instruction at the studio.

290-300.00 = Platinum Thunder
283-289.99 = Lightning Gold
273-282.99 = High Gold
261-272.99 = Gold
246-260.99 = High Silver
231-245.99 = Silver
216-230.99 = Bronze

Open to Teens and Seniors

Shooting Star


The Shooting Star division is for recreational adult dancers and parents. It will be a Battle Style. We combine the Solo and Duo/Trio into an overall and Groups into an Overall based on the number of entries.

287-300.00 = Platinum Thunder
280-286.99 = Lightning Gold
270-279.99 = High Gold
258-269.99 = Gold
243-257.99 = High Silver
228-242.99 = Silver
213-227.99 = Bronze

Open to Non-Competitive, 20 and Up

Super Star


The Super Star division is for dancers continuing their career and teachers. It will be a Battle Style. We combine the Solo and Duo/Trio into an overall and Groups into an Overall based on the number of entries.

290-300.00 = Platinum Thunder
283-289.99 = Lightning Gold
273-282.99 = High Gold
261-272.99 = Gold
246-260.99 = High Silver
231-245.99 = Silver
216-230.99 = Bronze

Open to Competitive, 20 and Up

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