Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Registration:
1. Log into the registration system
2. Complete the registration for one of the age groups you are bringing to the competition.
3. After submitting the registration form and completing the payment screens, return to the beginning screen for registration. http://www.danceusa-services.com/ma/contest/login.asp . It is best to avoid using the back browser button here so that you are starting with fresh files.
4. Log into the registration system again. Then proceed to register for the second age group.
SHOULD I COMPETE WITH ENSEMBLES OR TEAM ROUTINES?
The biggest difference is in terms of the awards for the performers.
With a small ensemble, for example, your routine will compete against every other studio or school that has a small ensemble at that age level for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Studios and schools are all included in these age groups together. If the routine does not place, the routine is not called out during awards… only winners for ensembles are recognized at awards. In addition, if you had more than one small ensemble in that age group, it would be competing against itself and the other small ensembles. All members of an ensemble receive a medal with your scoresheets at the end of the night, but the routine may not place for trophy recognition.
If they compete as a team routine, jazz team routine for example, they will compete only against teams in their classification performing a team jazz routine. These team routines are all recognized when they receive a score of 85 or better. 85 and higher receives a Superior Trophy and are recognized during the awards ceremony. Teams that perform more than 3 team routines are elgibile for MANY more awards including Best in Class, Choreography, Super Sweepstakes and Sweepstakes, and Technqiue as well as Winner's Circle. In addition, studios and schools do not compete against each other from Middle School ages through High School.
Here is a list of routine styles or dance categories to choose from for Team Routines.
Ensembles (duets, trios, small and large) do not compete by style.