Thank you for being your competitor’s #1! Through your support they have become the competitors who light up our stages and entertain our audiences. We are honored to have your competitor participate with us and look forward to entertaining you at our family-fun events.

To help your experience be the most it can be, please familiarize yourself with this page along with the drop-down menu. On this page you’ll find testimonials and additional information about our Scholarships, Awards, Nationals and more.


Hope you are having a great Monday! My name is Clemmy Ann Bastin, and I am the Director of Barbara Ann’s School of Dance. I wanted to reach out and say thank you for a great competition this weekend in Dayton! My competition team and I had a wonderful time and loved working with your staff and crew there. Hope you have a great rest of your season!
- Barbara Ann's School of Dance Sent via Email to our Directors 2018
I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful competition experience in Margate. Specifically, I wanted to make you aware of Judge Number 2. One of the main reasons we come back to TE again and again is because you do hold the experience in such high regard and overall always have judges that give good, constructive criticism to help both me and my dancers grow that correlates with the scores and awards we receive. Judge Number 2 provided excellent feedback on technique, performance, and overall execution. We’ll see you next year!
- Lois Allen School of Dance Sent via Email to our Directors 2018
Hi! We had a great weekend and everyone loved the competition! It was professional yet comfortable and not overwhelming, I thank you for that! Thank you ?
- Theatre Next Door & Dance Life Academy, Sent via Email to our Directors 2018
Besides getting a Trophy they also said that I would be able to record a song!!! It was an amazing experience!! Can’t wait to share with everyone!!
- @miss.nationalanthem, Posted via Instagram 2018
Yay! Thanks That’s Entertainment for an amazing opportunity. We love the fun, friendly environment you provide these dancers!
- Dance Workshop RI Posted via Instagram 2018
By far one of the best overall competition experiences we’ve ever had! Grateful for you all ‘keeping it real’!
- Reverb Performing Arts Center Posted via Facebook 2018
We had so much fun at @thatsentertainmentpa in Exeter, NH! We can’t wait to go back next year! We were honored to receive the Dance Dreams Scholarship!!
- Atlantic Dance Arts (2018 Dance Dreams Scholarship Award Winner) Posted via Instagram 2018
Thank You so much for this award! I was honored to receive it and my students and staff work very hard to represent SKDS in a positive, appropriate manner. We love your competition and look forward to next season!!
- Susie Karlik's Dance Studio, Posted via Instagram 2018
@katie.ann.jessup: Thank you again @bbdcnj for such an awesome family adventure this weekend. Thank you @thatsentertainmentpa for throwing yet another fun filled comp for our kids to participate in!
- Dance Mom, Posted via Instagram 2018
@wcdanceexpressions: We want to give a shout out to @wsdc5678 and all of the friends we made this weekend at @thatsentertainmentpaNationals! Thank you for your kind words of encouragement off stage, we loved watching you perform!
- *SPORTSMANSHIP* West Chester Dance Expressions shouted out WestSide Dance Center, Posted via Instagram 2018
This national competition was amazing!!!!!! I can’t thank my dance teacher enough for all the work he put into me an how much he believed in me. Without him I would not have won 1st place for my ctaegory! And I Love the rest of my dance family! You all mean the world to me!
- @straycat_alice, Posted via Instagram 2018
Studio Director, Joy Cutrone (Joy’s Dance House) “Love love this Nationals! Thanks That’s Entertainment, so much fun.”
- Joy's Dance House, Posted via Facebook 2018
Thanks for the memories ~ we danced, ate, partied, won, ate more, walked a ton, got some sun and more @thatsentertainmentpa #pizzazdanceacademy
- @laurenmudrick, Posted via Instagram 2018
@missandreasdancestudio: So much fun!
- Miss Andreaa's Dance Studio, Posted via Instagram 2018
My daughter was the child that you allowed to facetime her father in Lancaster, PA when she did her solo so he could watch it live in Korea. From the bottom of my heart my husband and I thank you! It was really touching for you to allow that for him to feel part of the event. That’s Entertainment has gained our families respect for supporting our military families! She was overjoyed that her daddy got to watch her perform her solo for the first time on the big stage. Thanks again and keep doing what you are doing to keep young children on the right path in life! Thanks, The Via family.
- Posted by Dance Mom via Email 2018
@emma.vegeto: Thank you so much @thatsentertainmentpa for a fun day of workshops and getting to meet amazing choreographers!!
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
@leaaaa.spams: Havng a blast at Nationals!
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
Awesome!!! My son and his Vocal Troupe had a great time at this competition!
- Dance Mom, Posted via Facebook 2018
@its_albanese: Congratz to everyone who competed this week. This was such an amazing experience, can’t wait to do it again.
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
Top Tier Dance Academy: Amazing weekend! Thank you!
- Top Tier Dance Academy, Posted via Facebook 2018
@glendancestudio: Thank you @thatsentertainmentpa for an amazing weekend!
- Glen Dance Studio, Posted via Instagram 2018
@amandajeanjordan: @thatsentertainmentpa thank you for an amazing weekend and we hope to see you soon!
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
@devalohn: This weekend was so FUN!!! Thanks for having us @thatsentertainmentpa
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
@melissaparslow: Emma had a great time at That’s Entertainment Nationals.. until next year..
- Dance Mom, Posted via Instagram 2018
@sabthedancer: Had so much fun at @thatsentertainmentpa dance competition this weekend!
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
Dance With Melody: Thank you for a great weekend!
- Dance With Melody, Posted via Instagram 2018
@_ava.bender: @thatsentertainmentpa Thanks for amazing shots!!!
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
@artinmotiondancers: A great experience had by all! Thank you! *Comment*
- Art In Motion Dancers, Posted via Instagram 2018
West Chester Dance Expressions: What a great first competition!! Thank you! That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition
- West Chester Dance Expressions, Posted via Facebook 2018
@mayamarinocappello: Had so much fun with so many amazing people at our first comp today!……….#thatsentertainmentpa @thatsentertainmentpa Love you all sooo much!!
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
@bella.iannelli_dance: Had a great time competing @thatsentertainmentpa today for hiphop…….this was so fun!!!
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
@ava.fortner: What a fabulous competition.
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2018
@bluebellschoolofdance: Awesome work today girls! ….Thanks @thatsentertainmentpa
- Blue Bell School of Dance, Posted via Instagram 2018
@emmyz26: Literally what an amazing competition ❤. So happy to say I got 1st in Pointe, Classical and Tap and 2nd in my Open and Jazz ?and 6th Overall for my Tap Solo and I was selected into the “TE Elite Team” which is for the best dancers to be featured in a Music Video, have a special workshop at Nationals and a special segment at Nationals ??I couldn’t have asked for anything more ?
- Dance Competitor, Posted via Instagram 2017
I just wanted to drop a quick message to let you know what a great experience my daughter and I had this past weekend at Nationals in NJ. My daughter dances with Columbia Elite Allstars and your kind words and actions did not go unnoticed. So many memories were made and fun was had by all. She had such great experiences from performing on stage, the workshops, the costume party and as she was chosen as an elite dancer where she was able to experience the shooting of a music video. That right there is priceless.. I also wanted to give kiddos to Blake, I know he was a bit nervous being his first National comp but he did great! His kind, gentle and warm words will be remembered. She also spoke of Lorna and how kind she was when she was not feeling well during one of the workshops. Her words were ” Mommy, she was so sweet”. Can’t wait to see you guys next season..Have a great rest of the year and again thank you!…
- Parent, Columbia Elite Allstars, Sent via Facebook 2017
Art In Motion dancers had so much fun! Thanks to the wonderful staff of That’s Entertainment for a memorable experience again this year!! #artinmotiondancers #thatsentertainment
- Studio, Art In Motion @artinmotiondancers, Posted via Instagram 2017
We are extremely proud of this wonderful group of dancers for their hard work, passion for dance, and support of each other as they competed their first competition yesterday at That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition. We received many adjudicated awards, elite team nominees, Special Judges Awards, and Overall High Scores. We also won the the Sportsmanship Award. This award means the world to us and shows the beauty of our dancers and dance parents inside and out. Bravo ??That’s Entertainment.
- Studio, All For Dance, Posted via Facebook 2017
Great competition! So much fun! Great job everyone!
- @different.and.proud, Posted via Instagram 2017
What an amazing 1st day at That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition!….
- Studio, Bravo Dance Center, Posted via Facebook 2017
What a fun day at That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition! Super proud of our group’s performances today. Would love it if you post your photos in the comments so we all can see your fun day!
- Studio, The Dance Gallery, Posted via Facebook 2017
Had an amazing day. Thank you so much ?
- @soccergirl735, Posted via Instagram 2017
Super psyched about this past competition!
- @savvy.bruh, Posted via Instagram 2017
So proud of my team this weekend. Had a great day at @thatsentertainmentpa with 2nd Place form Solo.
- @rdeterline354, Studio On 5th, Posted via Instagram 2017
@thatsentertainmentpa Thanks for a great competition that weekend.
- @prettylittleangie, The Dance Loft, Posted via Instagram 2017
Just finished another amazing competition weekend at @thatsentertainmentpa
- Studio, Bravo Dance Center @bravodancecenter, Posted via Instagram 2017
Had such a blast this week with That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition.
- Madelyn Mickelsen, Judge, Posted via Facebook 2017
Just left the 4th of July Festival here in Westville and man what a great time we had!…The DJ was lively and entertaining and the lights were great. They looked perfect with the fireworks.
- Local Resident, New Jersey, Posted via Facebook 2017
Our recital videos and DVD’s came out great! Thank you!
- Local Studio Owner, New Jersey, Sent via Email 2017
The photos from this year’s competition were really good, thank you. See you next season.
- Parent, Stratford Performing Arts Academy, Sent via Facebook 2017
All I have to say is that I haven’t been to an event in a while where the atmosphere was so exciting. All ages and families plus the food was great and the weather was fantastic. From the talent show to the music, this year’s Fall Festival was good a one. Good celebrations committee!
- Local Resident, New Jersey, Sent via Facebook 2016
We just wanted to take the time to say thank you so much for inviting us to your competitions on numerous occasions. We absolutely love competing here! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that you’ve put into this competition, to make this a great environment that everyone can enjoy.
- Grace & Style, Posted via Facebook 2016
Thank you for such an amazing weekend for our dancers! It was our first time going to Nationals and you guys definitely made it an experience for the girls to remember. The workshops were great and seeing our girls up on stage performing with everyone really brought tears to our eyes. This experience really encouraged our students to want to grow as dancers and they have brought back a newfound confidence in themselves and their team. We cannot thank you enough and we are really looking forward to the 2016 competition season.
- Gone Dancing Studio, Posted via Facebook 2015

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Competitors will receive complimentary digital photos and videos of their personal routines, awards, casting opportunities for dancers and singers in the Shooting and All Star Levels through our ELITE TEAM, Song Singles & Music Videos (Sponsored by Spark Evolution), prize opportunities and participation in studio interviews when available & more. Competitors will receive complimentary digital photos and videos of their personal routines. Photos and videos will be posted to the competitor accounts 2-4 weeks after the event.

Videos and Photos are complimentary. TE and FRMG are not responsible for any corrupted critiques, videos or photos.

WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! If you have a family member who cannot attend due to military service & can Face Time please indicate this to your director prior to registration. TE will attempt to arrange your performance to be Face Timed from your device to your military service member’s mobile device. Please coordinate with your studio director prior to the event. Studio directors must coordinate this with the event manager the day of the event. Face time is to support our troops. Anyone face timing during an event without prior notification will be disqualified.

Due to popular demand Birthday Shout Out’s, Routine Dedications & Prom Invitations can be requested.

Birthday & Routine Dedications: TE is now offering an on-air birthday shout out or dedication for $10 per shout out. Be sure to indicate this to your director prior to registration.

Prom Invitations: For our young men and woman who would like to invite someone to their special day in a big way. TE would love to be a part of it. Email for pricing and details.

Improve Routines: You asked we listened, TE is bringing back improve for competitors who just can’t stop dancing. Select a genre, age, routine size, pay and sign up with your director prior to registration (no level in this category). If there is room in the event your competitor will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis and your school will be charged. Music is DJ’s Choice. The DJ will play 3 seconds of a song for your competitor to hear. Then it will be their time to shine. They will have 1 minute to impress the judges. Critiques, scores and awards will be presented.

In Partnership with FRMG, That’s Entertainment is now full-service! 

  • Video and/or Photo services for your next Recital or Picture Day, Events, Parties and more
  • Event Production, DJ/Host, Staffing, & Entertainment
  • Personal Recaps, Reels, Dance & Music Videos
  • “Dance It Out Albums” Vocal Winners Singles/Music Videos
  • Original music, mixing and/or cutting your studio competition and recital music
  • Recording, Mixing and Mastering
  • In-Studio Workshops with qualified instructors
  • Equipment Rental
  • Graphics, Logo’s and more
  • Affordable BACKDROPS with custom or personal designs for your studio recitals or any other events


Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm Email or call (856) 432-2051

 *ATTENTION: When emailing please check both your Inbox, Spam and Junk folders daily for messages*

  1. TE Offers Competitions for all ages & Conventions for ages 7 & up with TE Judges, Staff and Guest Instructors (from Broadway, TV, etc). Theater & Ballroom venues with Professional Dance Floor. You can attend either one or both.
  1. Regional Events begin after school hours, weekend events only. (No Thursday or Friday mornings). Schedules are customized per event; any routine size and age can start as early as 7am.
  2. TE will schedule the maximum number of acts and may add or subtract days to any event as needed. We reserve the right to cancel events due to lack of participation or change dates & locations due to circumstances beyond our control.
  3. For room blocks, rates, cancellation dates & more visit our 2019 Competition/Convention page and click on the location you’re attending.
  4. Entries must be submitted by the school. Competitors are not permitted to come to any competition without their director. No spectator fees. No independent entries accepted.
  5. Independents accepted for Conventions Only. Fees differ for Independent applicants. There are spectator fees for conventions.
  6. All Competition Pricing and/or Convention (Group Rates) must go through your directors.
  7. TE requires a minimum in entry fees per event to participate in Regional & National competitions. Entry & Mandatory Registration fee’s cover the processing of entriesNO REFUNDS. Late fees will be applied for payments made 30 days or less prior to the event.
  8. Competitors can either compete against themselves or enter the Open Category. Modeling Routines are all one level. Productions are all one level, age division and genre. Parent, Student/Teacher & Adult Routines are all one Age Division and Level.
  9. No verbal requests Accepted: Requests & Additions must be in writing through your director at the time of entry and made in extreme circumstances only. TE will work to accommodate (SAT’s, Religious Conflicts, Proms & Graduations). Exact time requests are not permitted. Requests cannot be guaranteed & routines may be adjudicated only. Confirm your competitors Age, Category, Level and all additions (Improves, Photogenic, Titles, Birthday/Routine Dedications & Military support) with your director prior to registration. Any corrections, changes or additions made after payment must be made in writing by your director at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Fees will be charged per correction, change or addition. Customized schedules are emailed to your director 1 week prior to the event. No Changes accepted at this time
  10. Props have 1 minute for setup and break down. Routines are timed; routines not paid in advance will be charged.
  11. Directors must call to confirm availability in the event for any interested applicants received less than 3 weeks prior and may not appear in the program.
  12. Music must be uploaded by the director to your school’s registration account with an MP3 file at the time of entry.
  13. Shared dressing rooms are open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.  There will be signs directing you to the dressing rooms. If you need help finding the dressing rooms you can ask the Sales Rep, Stage Manager and/or Event Manager. Please make room for everyone and help in keeping event & dressing rooms clean. We would like to be invited back to all venues. 
  14. All session times are approximate. Competitors should arrive 1hr prior to the beginning of the 1st session of the day and 2hrs prior to the 2nd session of the day ready to dance as we do run early.
  15. A select number of physical programs will be available for purchase at the merchandise sales table.
  16. When choosing your seating options; be aware when sitting in the front music tends to be much louder. We need to keep it at this volume so everyone in the audience and competitors on stage can hear. Be respectful of all performances and keep conversations at a low volume.
  17. To avoid making an unexpected appearance in someone else video, please remain seated during all performances.
  18. Advertised instructors & judges intend to be at their specified event. Sometimes emergencies prevent this & will be replaced with another qualified Instructor and/or Judge.
  19. TE provides critiques in Video, Audio or Written format and given to every school from judges for each routine. Video & Audio Critiques will be uploaded to your school’s registration account within a week of the event.
  20. Stay posted to our Parents page for updates regarding Nationals. *IMPORTANT* Book your National reservations early. Rooms sell out!!! When making reservation or asking for information, ask for your representative’s name. TE will be unable to provide the itinerary by the cancellation date. Do not depend on it for reservations. 
  21. Event Recaps will be posted on social media within 2-6 weeks after the event.
  22. Select Studio interviews are released on Social Media any time between your event, through February the following season.
  23. Subscribe to our Youtube page or follow us on Facebook where videos are being posted every week. You can be directed to all social media pages from this website.

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Causes for Point Deduction and/or Disqualification

Our Judges are knowledgeable professionals in a variety of performance genres and their decisions are finalDisregard of the rules or challenges will be subject to point deductions or adjudication only and can be cause for disqualification. Routines may not be eligible for Top 5 and/or 10, OHS & Title.

  1. Routines going over the time limit without payment.
  1. Routines not available or refusing to come to the stage when called.
  2. Once checked in with the Stage Manager, be ready to enter the stage.
  3. Routines not completed on the first try (I.E. Leaves the stage etc.) and choose to perform again are adjudicated only and not eligible for Top awards.
  4. No photos or videos permitted in the event room. Point deductions will be accessed abuse of this rule and you will be asked to leave.
  5. Good sportsmanshipis expected by all throughout the event.
  6. Costumes, choreography & music(clean lyrics only) must be designed for a family audience. Point deductions will be accessed at the judge’s discretion.
  7. Costumes or props must not reflect the competitor’s school name or logo.
  8. No coaching allowed. Teachers may place 6 & under competitors on stage.
  9. Competitors, school directors, or any other individuals may not offer gifts, favors, or special treatment of any kind to the That’s Entertainment Judges or Staff.

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  • 1/2hr energy boosting warm-up.
  • Master classes taught by Judges, Staff & Guest Instructors (Broadway, TV etc.)
  • Classes 1hr and 15min each.
  • One 1hr Director/Teacher Master Class.
  • Master classes are offered in a range of styles. (Check our performance categories for class styles)
  • Scholarship opportunities – (1) JR (7-12yrs) & (1) SR (13-18yrs)
  • Participant will receive a scholarship towards workshops valid thru 2020.
  • No Spectators under the age of 6
NOTE: No spectators under the age of 6

CLICK HERE to view our Conventions/Workshops & Competitions

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Performance Categories 
  • Props & 5 acrobatic moves/passes permitted in all routines
  • Unlimited acrobatic moves allowed in Acro, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Open & Productions
  • Unsure which category to enter call the office at 856-432-6665
  • Competitors can either compete against themselves or enter in the Open Category. Singing & Dancing not portraying a character must be placed in the Open Category
  • Musical Theater: any routines that portray a character, can include singing and dancing, dancing and acting, singing and acting or lip sync
  • Judges may move routines to the appropriate category and/or level (All Judges decisions are final).

ACRO – Style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It’s defined by its athletic character and unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. Must have at least 50% acrobatic moves.

BALLET: Characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements, using gestures, precise and highly formalized set steps. Performed in soft Ballet slippers.

BALLROOM & LATIN: Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Jive, Samba, Mambo, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue etc.

CLOGGING: A type of folk dance in which the dancer’s footwear is used percussively by striking the heel, the toe, or both against the floor or each other to create audible rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.

ETHNIC: Routines using movement specific to a culture or nationality. (Ex: African, Belly Dancing, Bollywood, Folkloric, Irish Step, Hawaiian, etc).

HIP-HOP: Refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a range of styles primarily breaking, locking and popping.

INSTRUMENTAL: A musical presentation primarily produced live in any genre by the performers using musical instruments without vocals or dancers. Timing; notes & keys are judged. Background music is permitted if it does not contain the instrument(s) that the competitors are using. Instrumentalist who wish to have dancers and/or vocalists as part of their routine may register in Musical Theatre, Open or Production Categories.

TE provides XLR cables, handheld and/or wireless microphones. *Schools may bring their own equipment. Requests for equipment or any other special needs must be made on your registration account at the time of entry.

JAZZ: A routine consisting of jazz technique, utilizing isolation, flexibility, jumps, etc.

LYRICAL: Routines expressing a storyline utilizing balance extension & expression.


FORMAL: Judged on presence & personality, overall appearance, and the sense of style & charm. Formal attire required.

CASUAL: Attire can include “off the rack” or custom-made clothing and should complement the style & personality of the competitor.

MODERN/CONTEMPORARY: A routine using balance, control, contractions, fall/recovery, abstract or contemporary movements & must utilize ground work and level changes.

MUSICAL THEATRE/ACTING: A theatrical performance or spoken dialogue portraying a character. Routine can include dancing, acting, singing, lip sync & instruments. Monologues are accepted.

OPEN: To accommodate routines that do not fit in any other category. Can include routines with 2 or more genres, Pom/Cheer, Baton, Song & Dance or Instrumental & Dance combined. Performers who have more than one routine in a genre may enter in open.

PHOTOGENIC (JR’s 12 & Under & SR’s 13 & Up Top 3 Awarded)

Professional: Headshots that may be used when going to auditions or casting opportunities. Judges Choice!

Social: Headshots with creativity! Awarded to the person with the most social media likes. Photos must contain a photo of you with fun filters & emojis. Use your imagination. Upload photos to your registration account at time of entry. Photos will be uploaded to our official Instagram account the morning of the event. Be sure to have your studio families vote.

POINTE: 75% of the routine must be performed on Pointe using classical or contemporary technique. Rising Star and JR’s are not permitted in this genre.

PRODUCTION: 15 OR MORE PERFORMERS – Portraying a theme, Story, Broadway Musical, Play, Movie etc. May include more than one genre, for ex: dance, lip sync, singing, acting & instrumental. *Productions are combined and compete against each other, must contain a minimum of 25% dancing and transitions.

TAP: A routine that uses the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion, emphasizing clarity. Must use taps on shoes. No tap sounds may be in the music (point deductions will be made).

VOCAL: Timing, musical range, & pitch are judged. Routine may be performed a cappella. NO lead vocals are permitted on the music (point deductions will be made). Background vocals are permitted. If a routine has singing and dancing and portrays a character enter in Musical Theatre. A vocal solo is not considered a solo if there are back up dancers.

Vocal Genres: (New This Season)




TE provides XLR cables, handheld and/or wireless microphones. *Schools may bring their own equipment. Requests for equipment or any other special needs must be made at your registration account at the time of entry.

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Ages / Divisions &Time Limits


AGES: “Proof of Age Is Required”

  • For Duets/Trios & Groups the average age determines the age division in which they will compete.
  • Age is as of the competitor’s birthdates for Regionals & Nationals, calculated through your registration account. Be sure to enter correct birthdates.
  • Productions, Parents, Student/Teachers & Adult Routines are one Age Division.

Mini Dancers: 6 & under (must compete in the rising star level)
Junior:  7-9   10-12 (Pointe genre not permitted)
Senior: 13-15   16-18

Adult’s: 19 & Up (all one level)




1 COMPETITOR Up to 3 minutes
DUET/TRIO’s 2 – 3 COMPETITORS Up to 3 minutes  
SMALL GROUPS 4 – 9 COMPETITORS Up to 3 minutes, LIMIT 1 minute
LARGE GROUPS 10 – 19 COMPETITORS Up to 4 minutes, LIMIT 2 minutes
MEGA GROUPS 20 OR MORE COMPETITORS Up to 5 minutes LIMIT 3 minutes

Please Note: Routines are timed at the event. Props have 1 minute for setup and break down. Props needing extra time must purchase additional minutes. Point deductions will be assessed if not requested at the time of entry and charged per minute at the event.

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Levels of Ability 


The same dancers can be in different levels. For example, your prima ballerina (All Star) may still be a beginner (Rising Star) Tapper.

Parents, Competitors, teachers & Directors please keep in mind everyone’s voices and bodies change as we grow. A competitor and/or group of competitor’s levels may change up or down from season to season.

Directors will use their professional judgment in placing students in their perspective levels.

Judges may move routines to the appropriate category and/or level.

(All Judges Decisions are Final)

Modeling routines are all one level.

Parent, Student/Teacher & Adult Routines are one level and age group.

Production routines are one level, age group and genre.

RISING STAR (recreational/beginner level)  

  • This level is for beginners of any age who may or may not have competed before.
  • 6 & under must compete in this level and recommended for competitors 7-9yrs.
  • This level is not eligible for TE ELITE TEAM nominations.

Dance & Acro:

  • Competitors should focus on beginner dance technique & proper grooming.
  • Dance positions should be executed without sickled feet.
  • Fouette turns, Turns A La Seconde, Wings, Toe Touches, Aerials, Back Hand Springs and other intermediate and/or advanced moves are not recommended for this level.
  • Pointe is not permitted in this level.

Vocal & Instrumental:

  • Competitors should work on songs that are easyto perform and focus on songs with small numbers of high notes, long notes, and/or pitch changes.

SHOOTING STAR (intermediate level)

  • Competitors should be working on intermediate and advanced technique.
  • Ages 7 & up are permitted to compete in this level.

Dance & Acro:

  • Choreography should contain more advanced elements such as understanding of alignment, being able to perform complicated progressions and turn combinations.
  • Competitors at this level should have smooth connection of movement, transitions, musicality, and group precision.

Vocal & Instrumental:

  • Competitors should focus on songs that are challenging to perform along with a fair number of high notes, long notes, and/or pitch changes.

ALL STAR (advanced level)

Dance, Acro, Vocal & Instrumental:

  • Technique should be superb, meticulous and clean.
  • At this level, your school’s competitors or routines are considered audition ready and potential for professional opportunities.


  • Performance level that welcomes all special needs performers. Positive critiques will be based on performer’s abilities with no point deductions for physical challenges. All performers receive awards. Special Star performers are welcome in any other levels.

SHINING STAR (Student Choreography) Dance & Acro Only

  • Students who choreograph their own routine. Should not receive assistance from a teacher or choreographer. Must be original work and not taken from any other source (ex. YouTube, etc.)

PRODUCTION: 15 OR MORE PERFORMERS – Portraying a theme, Story, Broadway Musical, Play, Movie etc. May include more than one genre, for ex: dance, lip sync, singing, acting & instrumental. *Productions are combined and compete against each other, must contain a minimum of 25% dancing and transitions. Productions are all on level, age group and genre.

The following are one level and age group.


Any routines containing parents. *Teachers are welcome to compete in this category.


Routines that combine students and teachers. No solos accepted in this category.


For serious competitors, students, parents, and/or teachers who are 19 & Up.

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Judging Criteria, Scores & Awards


  • Scores are based on 3 judges, with a maximum of 100 points per judge.
    Points per Judge: Technique: 35, Showmanship: 25, Rhythm/Timing: 20, Choreography: 15, Overall Appearance: 5.
  • General appearance – costuming, make-up, tights, shoes, music, dance style/moves that are age appropriate.
  • Once your name or routine is announced you are being judged until you have exited the stage.
  • Judges are looking for clean routines that contain difficulty, proper technique, timing & flow, combined with enthusiasm, energy, and enjoyment.

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 Ordinal /Adjudicated Scoring & Awards


All routines are adjudicated & ordinally scored.

*TIES ARE BROKEN BY THE JUDGES. (Judge’s Decisions are Final)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place is awarded in each category.

(Ex. 10-12yrs Lyrical, Solo, Shooting Star Level, 1st, 2nd and 3rd awarded)

If there is only 1 entry in a Rising, Shooting & All Star level you must achieve the minimum score below to receive a 1st place

Rising Star: 280            Shooting Star: 285            All Star: 290


Adjudicated Scoring

SILVER                                           GOLD                             HIGH GOLD
200.9 and below                          201 – 250.9                       251 – 270.9

271 – 280.9               281 – 288.9                         289 – 294.9                295 – 300


**New this Season**: Awards or Charitable Donations  
You may choose between receiving awards or Donating the value of your awards to Spark Evolution.    
Spark Evolution is a modern progressive Non-Profit organization addressing worldwide social issues. Offering knowledge about today’s current topics while educating the public about love, peace and similar differences.  
#antibully #antiviolence #racialunity #lgbtq #equalrights #autismawareness   
and so much more…  
Spark Evolution developing the new Connect Life Program  
The Spark Connect Life Program is focused on shrinking the gap between individuals with special needs and the surrounding community.  By thoughtfully pairing an individual with special needs and a peer in the typical community, they are looking to create a special friendship and learning experience for both parties.  Each member and participant of the Spark Connect Life Program will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of scheduled gatherings/activities curated by Spark Evolution, local partners and sponsors.  This Program will help improve social skills, broaden horizons with new experiences and develop steadfast relationships between all members.  They are determined to develop a way to address the lack of interaction, integration and stigma behind individuals with special needs and the typical community.  
Choosing to Donate!   
You have the options do donate either (All Solo, Duet & Trio awards), (All Group awards) or both.
If your choosing to donate be sure to properly prepare all teachers, parents and competitors that although scores will be announced no physical awards will be given for those routines. Schools donating awards may have their competitors stand and be recognized when their routines are announced. Schools who donate will receive recognition on the Spark Evolution & That’s Entertainment website, TE event recap videos and social media recognition.  
Please Note: These donations have been arranged by your school at the time of entry, please respect their decision. Questioning the schools decision and your donation can be cause for nullification of Cash Prize Certificates, Spark Wheel Prizes, recognition announcements and possible disqualification of a routine or school at the event.   
For those competitors or schools who would still like an award to represent specific routines may purchase what is available at the sales station or order those by emailing info@thatsentertainmentpa.comshipping will be required. 
Award Details:

1st, 2nd & 3rd place 

Group competitors will each receive an adjudicated pin or ribbon and a placement award given to the studio.

Solo & D/T competitors will each receive an award.

After 3rd Place

Group competitors will each receive an adjudicated pin or ribbon and a plaque given to the studio

Solo & D/T competitors will each receive a medal.

Productions will be announced during the Top 5 and/or 10 Awards.

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Top 5 and/or 10 Awards (Up to $4,350 in Cash Prize Certificates awarded per event)

CASH PRIZE CERTIFICATES awarded to the schools for all 1st place Top 10 & OHS winners in the JR/SR Shooting & All Star Levels at Regionals & Nationals. Certificates can be applied to the 2019 Nationals or 2020 Regional events. Sportsmanship is awarded a Cash Prize Certificate at all Regionals to be used at the 2019 Nationals. Sportsmanship is awarded a Cash Prize Certificate at all 2019 Nationals to be used in the 2020 Regional Season.

1st Place Top 5 and/or 10 are awarded a Trophy to the school. Ribbons are given to each competitor.

In addition to the Trophy and Ribbons 1st Place Top 10 winners receive a Cash Prize Certificate awarded to the school (Shooting & All Star Levels Only).

Top 2-10 will receive a 2nd-10th place certificate awarded to the school.

Cash Prize Certificates Include:

Solos: $50      

D/T: $75

Groups: $100

Overall HS: $125

Sportsmanship: $150

  • *TIES ARE BROKEN BY THE JUDGES. (Judge’s Decisions are Final)
  • Special Star, Parent & Student/Teacher routines are not eligible for Top 5 and/or 10.
  • Dance & Acro combined, Vocal & Instrumental combined for Top 5 and/or 10 along with Overall HS
  • Top 5 and/or 10 are given to Mini (6 & Under), Junior (7-9 and/or 10-12) & Senior (13-15 and/or 16-18), Adults (19 & Up) for Rising, Shooting & All Star levels in solos, duet/trios, (small groups, large groups, mega groups are combined).
  • There must be a minimum of 5 routines in each age, level & division for JR (7-9/10-12) or SR (13-15/16-18) to be awarded separately. If there are less than 5 in each age all JR’s will be combined & all SR’s will be combined.
  • If there are 10 or more routines in each age, level & division then Top 10 will be announced.
  • Modeling routines are all one level and separated for Top 5 and/or 10.
  • All ages in the Shining Star level is combined for Top 5 and/or 10.
  • If your competitor has more than one solo within the Dance/Acro or Vocal/Instrumental solo division their highest scoring solo will be announced in Top 5 and/or 10 if qualified for Top scores.
  • When necessary TE may combine ages and/or levels for Top 5 and/or 10.
  • If there are less than 5 routines, Top 5 will not be awarded.

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  • There must be 3 or more productions to award a skyscraper trophy.
  • The Skyscraper (6’+) Trophy is awarded to the school with the highest scoring production. Adjudicated pins or ribbons are given to each competitor.
  • After 1st place an award will be given to the school & adjudicated pins or ribbons to each competitor.

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Overall High Scores

  • Overall High Score (OHS) of the event combines JR/SR routines in each level.
  • Dance/Acro combined & Vocal/Instrumental combined for separate OHS in each level. Rising, Shooting and All Star Levels are awarded.
  • There must be 20 or more Dance/Acro & Vocal/Instrumental routines in each level to award an OHS.
  • There must be 20 or more routines in each level Rising, Shooting & All Star to be award an OHS separately.
  • The school will be awarded the OHS Trophy & Certificate, competitors receive HS ribbons.
  • Modeling, Productions, Mini, Shining Star, Special Star, Adults, Parent & Student/Teacher routines are not eligible for OHS of the event.

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Titles & Awards Information

Title: SR Competitors interested in Scholarships must compete in the Title category at Regionals to be eligible for Title & Scholarships at Nationals. (See 2019 National Final Details & Awards segment)

Miss and/or Mister: Mini Miss & Mister: 6 & Under, JR Miss & Mister: 7-12yrs, SR Miss & Mister: 13 -18yrs

  • Miss & Mister will be awarded separately.
  • There must be 3 or more competitors in the JR (7-9/10-12) & SR (13-15/16-18) to be awarded separately. Less than 3 Titlist’s, in the JRS (7-12) & SRS (13-18) will be combined.
  • There must be 5 or more competitors in each level within the JR & SR age groups to separate levels.
  • There must be 3 or more Dance/Acro & Vocal/Instrumental Title competitors in each age group for them to be awarded separately.
  • Competitors registering in our title solo category compete in their regular solo division for adjudication, ordinal & title scores. These solos will be eligible for Top 5 and/or 10. Highest score wins the Title.

Top 3 will be announced                

  • 1st place Mini, JR & SR Miss and/or MR That’s Entertainment wins the Title, Crown and Sash. 2nd& 3rd Place runner ups receive pins & ribbons.

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JUDGE’S Specialsawarded by the judges, 1 Certificate given to the school and special award ribbons to each competitor.

TE Elite Team Award  1 Certificate given to each competitor selected

  • Judges will choose a select group of competitors in the Shooting & All Star Levels at each regional.
  • All participants who have been chosen for the Elite Team and attend Nationals must attend with their school and qualified entry fees.
  • Elite Team members must attend Nationals to be eligible to participate in the team workshop, showcase and our next Social Issue Music Videos. Competitors should be willing to travel to the designated locations of the video shoot.
  • Elite Team will have a private team workshop, special performance segment & back up dance for the vocalist in the National Finals Showcase.
  • Elite Team may be invited to back up dance for vocal winners, in additional live performances.
  • You can find That’s Entertainment Presents “Dance It Out” Vol. 1, 2 & Song Singles available now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and all other digital stores! You can also watch all music videos released on the That’s Entertainment YouTube page. CLICK HERE to watch our Anti-Bully and Social Awareness Music Videos!

Please Note: These are real Music Videos for up and coming artists and take time to edit. Although editors will do their best to feature everyone, they must create the best video possible for the artists. Our Elite team is invited to participate and experience what it is like to be on set of a music video and potentially be featured.  This is a learning opportunity as well as exposing performers to what it will be like if they choose to continue auditioning in the future. We understand that editorial cuts may sometimes be disappointing, but they are part of the process and we are committed to having performers have a real experience. Studios will be emailed throughout the season when and if artists are performing live; whether it be with That’s Entertainment or other live events. If available and interested, they will have the opportunity to back up dance for the artist in other locations.  

Entertainer Nominees

Attend a regional event with qualified entry fees and enter a Large Group, Mega Group or Production to qualify for a nomination.

Judges will nominate & award 1 routine from each school, based on entertainment value only that will vie for the Entertainer of the Year Cup at Nationals.


ADCC Studio of Excellence Award

From registration to the event, competitors, studio staff and family members will be watched to see who exhibits overall studio excellence. Easy to work with, shows all competitors and TE staff respect, shares dressing room space, keeps facilities clean etc. Studio will receive a plaque, T-shirt and 1-year FREE membership to the ADCC.

Event Specials

Sportsmanship & Choreography awards presented to winning schools at every event. Judges may award additional Event Specials when they see something in a routine or school they would like to acknowledge.

  • Sportsmanship – Chosen by judges and staff. Schools are watched throughout the event to see who portrays the best sportsmanship. Regional Winners will receive an award and $150 certificate towards 2019 Nationals. National Winners will receive an award and $150 certificate towards the 2020 Regional season. (Awards given to the school)
  • Choreography – Judge’s look past technique and into the core of the choreography.
  • Judge’s Choice – A routine or school performances that stand out throughout the event.
  • Showmanship – Schools with outstanding showmanship in their performances.
  • Triple Threat– given to a competitor or school showing outstanding singing, dancing and acting skills.
  • Passion– Awarded to a competitor or school who perform their hearts out.
  • Creativity – Awarded to a routine or school with outside the box thinking.
  • Bound for Big Things – Awarded to a competitor or school destined for greatness.

Mini Me – Awarded to a competitor or group of competitors that reminds a judge of themselves and/or their performance/competitive team when growing up.

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Nationals Theme: AToontasticEvent

  • Competitors receiving a High Gold or higher are eligible for Nationals.
  • Please view the Tour Schedule Page for all National Locations.
  • 1st day of all Nationals begin with Last Chance Regional’s, followed by Solos and possibly D/T. Tentative schedule will be posted on our Directors & Parent Page shortly.Please keep in mind schedules are customized based on entries received and subject to change. Be aware of special group rates & hotel cancellation policies. TE will be unable to provide itineraries by the cancellation date.
  • All National competitors can participate in our FREE workshops and showcase at the Final Award Ceremony.
  • All participants chosen for the TE Elite Team who attend Nationals must be available for the entire event and attend with their school along with qualified entry fees. (Schedule flexibility is a must)
  • To participate in private Elite Team workshops, showcase and the next Social Issue Music Videos, Elite Team nominees must compete in a TE Nationals. Elite Team members should be willing to travel to the designated locations of the video shoot.
  • Showcase Requirements: attending the workshops you’re interested in, the Dress Rehearsal & purchase of pre-ordered Nationals or TE Elite Team T-shirts (Additional costuming TBA). Attendance at the workshops & dress rehearsal is your commitment to participate in the National Finals Showcase.
  • National Finals Toontastic! Costume Party (Come dressed as your favorite cartoon character) & participate in our “Rep Your Studio” Dance Off Battle.
  • Titles/Scholarships, Entertainer of The Year Cup and more.

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Diamond Dance Challenge – Back by Popular Demand for Nationals Finals Only!
Experience Live Critiquing as seen on TV! Take the Challenge!

$500 Cash Prize Winner Takes All!

$50 upgrade for each routine competed.

Upgraded routines receive live & audio critiques.

Your routines compete in its regular scheduled category and for all additional awards.

Age, level, routine size and genre will not be separated for the Diamond Dance Challenge.

Note: Minimum of 10 routines or more for a $500 Cash prize, less than 10 routines a $500 Cash Certificate towards the next season’s entries. 

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Title Requirements: Regional rules apply to Nationals along with information below

  • Dance/Acro will be combined for Title
  • Vocal/Instrumental will be combined for Title
  • SR Competitors interested in Scholarships must compete in the Title category at Regionals to be eligible for Title & Scholarships at Nationals
  • Directors must fill out an entry form for each qualified competitor and return it with your National Finals entries

MINI REQUIREMENTS (6 & Under) – Minimum of 2 routines, including their Title solo, duet/trio or group performance.

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS (7-12yrs) – Minimum of 3 routines in 2 different performance categories, including their Title solo, duet/trio or group performances.

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS (13-18yrs) – Minimum of 4 routines in 2 different performance categories, including their Title solo, duet/trio or group performances.

  • Q&A along with your Composite scores will be used to determine the Title Winners. Q&A Scores will have up to 5 points per judge. Highest score wins. Top 3 will be announced. Please Note: On Stage question will take place before the start of your Title solo.
  • There must be 5 or more competitors SR age divisions for scholarships to be awarded at each Nationals. We combine Miss, Mister, Dance, Acro, Vocal & Instrumental for the Scholarship Prize. Highest Scoring Title winners within the SR age divisions will win the Scholarship.

Title Awards:

  • A check no less than $250 will be awarded to each scholarship winner. Checks will be made out to the registered school and applied towards the competitor’s school tuition the following season.
  • 1stplace Mini, JR & SR Miss TE win’s the Title, Crown and Sash.
  • 2-3rdplace Mini, JR & SR Miss TE runner up’s win a Crown, pin & placement ribbon.
  • 1stplace Mini, JR & SR Mister TE win’s the Title, Crown and Sash.
  • 2-3rdplace Mini, JR & SR Mister TE runner up’s win a plaque & placement ribbon.

Entertainer of the Year

Who Will Win The Cup? Will It Be You?

Top 3 EOTY will be announced to perform again at our National Final Showcase.

This prestigious award is given at our National Final Championships Only and presented to the most Entertaining Routine.

Prove you’re ready for the big time by participating & competing for the EOTY Title, Cup & Bragging Rights, but that’s not all.

Winner receives a Free routine at next seasons Nationals for the Chance to keep your EOTY Title.

Choreographer of the winning routine will have the opportunity to choreograph, teach & appear in the next “Dance It Out” Music Video at next seasons Nationals.

Choreographer & Studio Name recognition will appear in the music video credits.

Eligibility for EOTY:

  1. Register for Nationals with a minimum entry fee.
  2. Register & pay for your routine nominated by the judges at regionals.
  3. Judges nominated routine size may change from regionals to nationals, if it is still a group routine.
  4. Optional: Directors may nominate an additional large group, mega group or production for EOTY.

“FREE Single & Music Video” Awarded to Top National Vocalist

Top Vocalist Award Sponsored by Spark Evolution                                                  

JR Solo Winners (7-12yrs): Receive a Free Song Single.

SR Solo Winners (13-18yrs): Receive a Free Song Single & Music Video.

Song Singles produced, written, recorded, mix & mastered by FRMG.

Song Singles & Music Video’s won in our SR division will be social issue themed with a PSA announcement included in each video.

JR & SR D/T & Group Winners: Receive 5 Hours of Free Recording time at FRMG Studios.

There must be 5 or more routines in the JR & SR vocal genre and divisions to present these awards. Song Singles will be awarded to the highest scoring Junior & Senior competitor in the vocal category at the Shooting Star and/or All Star Levels combined. All highest scoring winners will receive 25% off recording time at Foreign Republic Media Group (FRMG) Studios for a period of One Year.


Rep Your Studio Awards 

Rep Your Studio: Team Spirit

Judges and staff will be judging throughout the event. The school with the best team energy will win the “Rep Your School Team Spirit Award”.  Make your school proud by showing good sportsmanship and supporting your fellow classmates. Wear your school gear, team shirts, hats, signs, pants, jackets, etc. and be proud to Rep Your school. Parents and visitors are invited to be involved in supporting their school.

Winners will be announced at our National Finals Showcase.

Rep Your Studio Dance Battle: (Nationals Party)

  • The school Battle winner is presented the “Rep Your School Dance Battle Award”
  • Consisting of all styles of dance, choreography & freestyle included
  • Round 1: 1-minute Choreographed routine themed with your favorite cartoon
  • Top routines make it to round 2
  • Round 2: 1-minute freestyle
  • Round 3: Top 2 Battle it out for the trophy (Choreo & Freestyle accepted)
  • Round 1: music must be uploaded to your registration account 3 weeks prior
  • Music is DJ’s choice for round 2 & 3

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In Partnership with, FRMG (Foreign Republic Media Group, LLC)

Looking for Video and/or Photo services for your next Recital and/or Event/Parties, Look no Further! FRMG provides it all including recaps, reels, music and/or dance videos, etc. For a more detailed list of our services click the link MEDIA PAGE & SERVICES – CLICK HERE!

Attention: Critiques, Photos and Videos can take up to 2-4 weeks to be posted online. Please search for your media daily following the event.


Step 1:  Click Here! -> Download Your Videos and Photos

Step 2:  Select the City from the Menu

Step 3: The search page for the city is displayed.

Step 4: Enter your keyword and click GO. For dancers, your keyword is the first two letters of your first name, your last name and your six digit birthdate. For example, if your child’s name was “AB Dancer” and was born January 2, 2012…

Their keyword would be either abdancer010212 or abdancer 010212 *You may have to put a space in-between the last name and the birth date.*

Step 5: Select and download your photos – Click the Select Photos button, Click the DOWNLOAD button, Enter your email address to receive an email with your zipped photos. 

Step 6: When you receive your email click the link.

That’s Entertainment & Foreign Republic Media Group, LLC are not responsible for any corrupted critiques, videos or photos.

Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Email:

*IMPORTANT – DO NOT Text or Call and Drive at the same time. It is not safe to operate a mobile vehicle and your phone at the same time. If you decide to text or call us, please do so once you’re fully stopped and /or at a safe location to where you cannot cause any harm or damage to yourself and other pedestrians.

*ATTENTION: When emailing for video & photo services, please check both your Inbox and Spam/Junk folder daily for messages.

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