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Routine Length

Routine Length

Start


How we determine the beginning of the routine.

Stop


How we determine the completion of a routine.

Time


We base the performance length on the category.

Routine Length

Routine Starts & Stops


The timing of a routine commences from the point the music starts until it is complete unless there is choreography at the outset or the completion of the music. In these cases, it is considered part of the routine. In the instance where there is no music or for an a cappella performance, timing will start and end with the choreography.

How Do We Monitor Routine Length


We have three (3) different timing mechanisms in place to support a time deduction. First, our sound technician documents the time of each piece of music. If the music exceeds the time limit, it is a clear violation and notifies the Adjudication Team Leader (ATL). Our host/hostess also times routines (which keeps our Web App up-to-date), and will also tell the ATL of a potential violation. The ATL also monitors the time of each performance through the video recordings from adjudicators. In the event a violation is noted, the Competition Director checks all three (3) sources, and will take the appropriate action.

Extended Time Protect Your Routines


The extended time rate is $2.50 (tax included) per performer in a routine. One (1) minute of extended time for Solos, Duo/Trios, and Groups. Two (2) minutes for Productions Lines.


Our online registration system automatically calculates Extended Time based on the time entered. We recommend that you review the length of your routines before the deadline to protect against any deductions.

Thunderstruck Canada reserves the right to increase the maximum extended time at its discretion.

Thunderbolt Solo Music Length


If a dancer is participating in the Thunderbolt Solo, they perform one solo in this particular category. Set the routine length to five (5) minutes in the online registration regardless of its actual time. The system will automatically categorise their routine and allow time for the live commentary.

Solo

1 Dancer
per routine
Maximum Time
  • 2:45
A time deductions of one point is calculated every fifteen (15) seconds after the maximum time for the category has been reached

Duo/Trios

2/3 Dancers
per routine
Maximum Time
  • 3:00
A time deductions of one point is calculated every fifteen (15) seconds after the maximum time for the category has been reached

Small Groups

4-9 Dancers
per routine
Maximum Time
  • 3:00
A time deductions of one point is calculated every fifteen (15) seconds after the maximum time for the category has been reached

Large Groups

10-19 Dancers
per routine
Maximum Time
  • 4:00
A time deductions of one point is calculated every fifteen (15) seconds after the maximum time for the category has been reached

Lines

20+ Dancers
per routine
Maximum Time
  • 6:00
A time deductions of one point is calculated every fifteen (15) seconds after the maximum time for the category has been reached

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