NATIONALS COMPETITION

  1. Entries are available to all Summer Intensive attending - Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors. Teacher(s) are NOT allowed to compete.

  2. All competition entries must be registered online (or postmarked) by the registration cut-off date, otherwise they will not be eligible to show.

  3. All competitors MUST be registered for the FULL Summer Intensive in order to compete in the Competition. (Single day entries NOT available)

  4. All performers must be registered under a studio name. Independent entries ARE allowed to compete (please specify "Independent" on entry form.) Independent entries are subject to availability by FLUID.

  5. No limit to the number of competition routines entered per studio.

  6. Competition fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. No Exceptions.

  7. All performers MUST wear the Summer Intensive wristband during the competition.

  8. Judges will be verbally critiquing the performer(s), immediately following each routine performance - this format is for all solo, duet, trio and group performances. Our Nationals Competition will include BOTH a judges point-based scoring system and live verbal feedback. 

  9. All routines MUST be appropriate and family viewable (both music and choreography.) Inappropriate routines will be stopped and immediately disqualified.

  10. No flash photography during competition, please respect the on-stage performers. We supply live webstreaming and photos at the event.

  11. Spectators to the competition will be welcomed on a first come, first served basis, with NO entry fee.

Registration Cut Off

June 5, 2019 is the deadline for all registration, both Nationals and Summer Intensive. 

Prequalifying Routines

All Platinum, High Gold, Gold and Silver award winners at a FLUID Regional event will automatically qualify for entry into Nationals. Bronze award winners are able to compete at Nationals, only for critiques (not awards.)

These qualifications apply for all Solo, Duet/Trio and Group Routines.

All Solo, Duet and Trio entries are able to enter the Nationals Competition without prequalifying at a Fluid Regional Event. 

Competition Categories

Performances must be entered into one of the following categories which best fits the style of routine. If your routine does not fit into one of these categories, please enter it into the 'Open' category.

BALLET

Performance consisting of ballet technique; including classical steps and movement

POINTE

Classical ballet technique performed en pointe

JAZZ

Performance consisting of jazz technique, while utilizing up-tempo music

CONTEMPORARY

Performance consisting of jazz style, with heavy emphasis on modern & ballet technique

HIP HOP

Performance must include hip hop and street type movement

LYRICAL

Performance consisting of lyrical technique and contemporary dance styles

TAP

Performance consisting of tap technique and primarily tap work

MUSICAL THEATRE

Performance consisting of song interpretation from a Broadway or Movie Musical

MODERN

Dance emphasizing interpretive movement using modern technique

OPEN

Performance demonstrating any dance style or combination of dance styles (ethnic, ballroom, clogging, novelty, acro, character, etc.)

PERFORMANCE BREAKOUT

SOLO: 1 dancer

DUET/TRIO: 2-3 dancers

SMALL GROUP: 4-9 dancers

LARGE GROUP: 10-19 dancers

PRODUCTION: 20 plus dancers

*same performance breakout applies for 'Extended Time' routines

AGE DIVISIONS

Determine Age Division by age of dancer as of event date, June 27, 2019.

MINI DIVISION: Ages 5-7

JUNIOR DIVISION: Ages 8-11

TEEN DIVISION: Ages 12-14

SENIOR DIVISION: Ages 15-19

Time Limit

SOLO: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

DUET/TRIO: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

SMALL GROUP: 3 minutes

EXTENDED TIME SMALL GROUP: 5 minutes

LARGE GROUP: 3 minutes

EXTENDED TIME LARGE GROUP: 5 minutes, 35 seconds

PRODUCTION: 4 minutes

EXTENDED TIME PRODUCTION: 6 minutes, 35 seconds

Timing will begin with the first movement and end with the last movement. Performers must enter and exit the stage in a timely manner, while promptly clearing any stage props.

Music

We strongly suggest uploading music within the registration portal

Required • One (1) high quality CD for each routine or Flash-Drive, One (1) backup CD or flash-drive. One number only on each CD, no other music allowed on CD. No exceptions. You may also email the music to registration@fluiddance.com.

Each CD or flash-drive must be labeled with

  1. Title of routine (exactly as registered)

  2. Studio Name

  3. Teacher Name

Prop Requirements

General props are accepted, but MUST be moved on and off stage by performers or performers' helpers. No dangerous, explosive, live animal or oversized props allowed.

Stage

40' x 60' Marley Floor Nationals Competition Stage

Judging

All routines will be adjudicated by four (4) judges. Once routine is complete, verbal critiques will be executed by each judge (45 seconds allotted per judge.) Verbal critiques are for all solo, duet, trio, small group, large group, production and all extended time routines.

For the National Competition, adjudication will also be on a point scale, each routine scoring off a total of 300 points. The lowest score is automatically dropped from the four judge. In the case which an entry is choreographed by one of the judges, this will be the score which is automatically dropped. All ties will be broken by judges choice. Our adjudicators have the final decision.   

 

NATIONAL COMPETITION SCORING

Final Adjudication:

Platinum: 291-300

High Gold: 276-290 

Gold: 261-275 

Silver: 246-260 

Bronze: 231-245

Per Judge Scoring:

Technique: 40 points

Performance: 30 points

Choreography & Musicality: 20 points

Overall Appearance: 10 points

 

 

DIVISIONAL OVERALL COMPETITION SCORING

Final Adjudication:

All Competitors within the Divisional Overall Competition are:

  1. Regional Overall Award Winners prequalified during the 2019 Tour Season.
  2. Platinum Award winners qualified from the Nationals Competition (Day 1 and Day 2.)

Each dancer will receive a $75 Recognition Credit towards a 2020 Regional Event.

Top three (3) within each Age Division receive a Cash Award

Score of 295 and above move onto Fluid Elite Finals

Per Judge Scoring:

Technique: 40 points

Performance: 30 points

Choreography & Musicality: 20 points

Overall Appearance: 5 points

Overall Improvement: 5 points

 

 

 

 

FLUID ELITE FINALS SCORING

Final Adjudication:

All Divisional Overall Competitors with score of 295 and above qualify for Fluid Elite Finals

Fluid Elite Final Awards

Performance of the Year Award

Grand Cash Award

 

Per Judge Scoring:

Technique: 40 points

Performance: 30 points

Choreography & Musicality: 20 points

Overall Appearance: 10 points

 

National Awards

 Nationals Awards Breakout
 National Awards Breakout

Conduct

It is expected for ALL dancers to conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner at all times throughout the competition, on and off stage.

 

BY ENTERING Nationals, YOU ACCEPT ALL JUDGES' DECISIONS AS FINAL.