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Beginner – Dancers with less than 2 years of dance training in any dance style.
Intermediate – Dancers with 4 years or less of dance training in any dance style.
Open – Dancers with 4 or more years of dance training in any dance style.
High School Dance Team
Open Adult – Dancers over 21 years of age/former competitive dancers
Adult Recreational – Dancers over 21 years – recreational dancers
Professional – dancers with or without a teachers certificate who earn more than $1000 per calendar year performing or teaching or teaches more than 4 hours per week
Pro AM – a group of dancers where one or more of the dancers are classified professional
Special Note for Studio Directors - please share this info with parents and dancers to ensure there are no misunderstandings with regard to classifications.
Open and Intermediate dancers may not dance in a beginner classification
Open dancers may not dance in an intermediate classification
Beginner and Intermediate dancers may dance in a higher classification. If there is one Open dancer in a group the entire group must dance Open if there is one Intermediate dancer in a beginner group, the entire group must dance Intermediate
This rule will be strictly enforced. If you are unsure please contact us Alison@questproductions.ca
Jazz – must consist primarily of jazz technique
Tap – must consist primarily of tap technique. Recorded tap sounds are not permitted
Contemporary – elements of jazz, lyrical and classical ballet stressing versatility, improvisation and fluid dance movements
Lyrical – expressive dance style blending ballet, jazz, storytelling and emotions
Ballet/Pointe – classical ballet where dancers are marked on ballet technique
Cabaret/Musical Theatre – may include several dance types, vocalization, lip syncing, acro, acting combined with interpreting a song or character from a Broadway show, movie etc.
Hip Hop – consist of hip hop and street dance styles
Street jazz – consist of jazz and street dance styles
Step/Line – consist of traditional step dance techniques and/or line dancing styles
Highland – consist of traditional highland dance techniques
Acro – consist of at least 50% acrobatic/gymnastic stunts incorporating dance technique and choreography
Modern – consist of modern and ballet techniques reaching beyond standard jazz vocabulary
Song and dance – consist of dance and vocalization to interpret a song/character from a Broadway show or movie with or without a microphone (dancer must provide own mic if required)
Improv – dancing any style to a song selected by organizers and heard only prior to performance
Own choreography- any dance style that is choreographed ONLY by the dancer(s) performing in an Open classification only.
Open – anything that does not apply to any of the above categories should be included in this category
SOLO/DUO/TRIO 2 MINUTES 30 SECONDS
GROUP NUMBERS 3 MINUTES
ENSEMBLES/PRODUCTIONS 5 MINUTES
4 and under 6 and under
8 and under 10 and under
12 and under 14 and under
16 and under 18 and under
20 and under Open Adult
Ages for groups is an average of ages. Duos & Trios oldest age dictates age category.