The Virtual World Dance Experience
Video Submission Categories
All Video Submissions need to be from the 2018-19 or 2019-20 Competition Seasons.
No routines that won a Victory or Premier Cup in 2019 are eligible to compete.
All videos filmed at home, outside, in a studio or other places away from a stage.
The home division will be divided into the following categories for overall award placement.
Home - Overall Award Categories
Previous Recorded Stage or Competition Videos
The Stage division will be divided into the following categories for overall awards placement.
Stage Division - Overall Award Categories
Video Divisions Combined for Overall Awards
$15.00 Per Submission
$20.00 Per Routine
$90.00 Three Solos for One Dancer ($15 Savings)
Routine Divisions & Time Limits
Studios are required to assign a competition level for EACH performer when they are entering their roster in the registration system. Please be certain that you are entering your performers in the CORRECT PERFORMANCE LEVEL.
NOTE: DANCERS MAY ONLY BE REGISTERED FOR ONE LEVEL OF COMPETITION.
Any dancer found to be registered in more than one level of competition may be disqualified.
Dancers may compete in both the Home and Stage divisions , however they must remain in the same level indicated in the registration system roster.
SOLOS and DUET/TRIOS MUST COMPETE AT THE LEVEL IN WHICH THEY ARE REGISTERED ON YOUR ROSTER.
The following guidelines are suggestions to be used in determining the appropriate level placement of each competitor. Because no competition can possibly know how many hours a child dances or for how many years they have danced, it is left to the teachers own sound judgement when entering level placement for their students.
This competition level is for top-level competitive dancers who perform at an advanced technical level.
All entries will be adjudicated, and will receive High Score Awards. ***This is the ONLY level that is eligible to compete for Title and receive Prize Monies. In addition, only advanced dancers are eligible to receive the Highest Level Adjudication.
This competition level is for the intermediate or ‘on the rise’ dancers, and is recommended for dancers who have had approximately 2-5 years experience. Entries will be adjudicated, and will receive High Score Awards within this level.
This competition level division is for beginning dancers who have little or no experience competing. Dancers may only be considered ‘novice’ dancers for a maximum of 3 years.Entries will be adjudicated, and will receive High Score Awards within this level.
All judges decisions are FINAL. If the judges determine that a routine should be moved to a different level, and that level has already competed, the routine will then be eligible for adjudication only.
Small Groups and Duet/Trios
The highest level of dancer in a routine will determine the level of the routine. Example: One Advanced Dancer and 8 Intermediate Dancers will determine the routine to be in the Advanced Level. One Intermediate Level dancer and 8 novice dancers will determine the routine to be in the Intermediate Level.
Large Groups and Lines
No more than 1/3 of the dancers in a routine may be a higher performance level than the level that the routine is entered. Example: If a routine has 12 dancers – 4 advanced, 4 intermediate & 4 novice, the routine will be placed in the ‘advanced’ level because 1/3 or more of the dancers are advanced.
*No dancer that is registered in the ‘advanced’ level will be permitted to dance in ANY ‘novice’ level routine.
*No Solo may be bumped to a higher competition level than the level in which the performer is listed on the studio roster.
*Groups/Lines may be placed in a higher competition level than the average of the participants, but never a lower level. This must be done PRIOR to the competition. Virtual competition levels will not effect your studio routines at our in person events over the summer or into the fall of 2020!
Awards and Results
The SDA Virtual Competition will consist of an adjudication score from three well qualified judges and Video Critiques; both will be available to view in your Dance Bug account two days after the event has concluded.
A Live Awards Ceremony will be scheduled for the day following the conclusion of competition and all overall results will be posted to our Star Dance Alliance Facebook page no later 7pm on the same day.
All routines will be mailed recognition for adjudication of each routine, overall placement and any scholarships, title winnings, star dollars, or special awards received. Studio accounts will receive one mailing and independent dancers will have their recognitions mailed directly to them. Each routine will also be sent a digital award to share on Social Media via their dance bug account email address.