Judging Criteria

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 appropriate for the age, level & genre. No scores will be deducted for masks or any additional protective gear worn during performances. Costumes are allowed, but not required. No point deductions for those who chose not to wear costumes.

Scores are based on 3 judges, with a maximum of 100 points per judge.

Points Per Judge

Technique: up to 30

Showmanship: up to 30

Rhythm/Timing: up to 25

Choreography: up to 10  

Overall Appearance: up to 5

Overall Appearance includes: General appearance – costuming, make-up, tights, shoes, music & dance style/moves that are age appropriate.


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 Shooting Star Solos will be awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd place along with their adjudicated score.  Anything after 3rd place will be adjudicated only.  This is separate from our Top 5 & or 10 awards.

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

Rising Star: 270            Shooting Star: 280            All Star: 290

Adjudicated Scoring

SILVER                                    GOLD                             HIGH GOLD
250.9 and below                          251 – 270.9                       271 – 280.9

281 – 288.9         289 – 294.9                295 – 300