2017 Scholarship Competition Dance Guidelines

2017 Arts Alive Competition – Dance Guidelines

  • Only judges, timekeepers and students are allowed in the performance room. Parents, family members and teachers are invited to wait in designated areas.
  • Students should come prepared to perform at assigned time. No warm-up will be permitted on stage, and practice rooms are not available.
  • The student performance cannot exceed three minutes; if the student continues beyond three minutes, judges will stop the performance, without penalty.
  • Students are required to provide their own accompanist/music (CD player, iPod, phone with speaker, etc. Sound must be sufficiently audible in a large room.)
  • Costumes are not permitted; common rehearsal clothing is acceptable.
    Student will be identified by number ONLY.
  • When called to begin, students should state their assigned number - not their name – and briefly describe the selection they will be performing.
  • No student will be judged by immediate family or current teachers/instructors.
  • Dance floor is linoleum; 30’X40’

Students are judged on a 1-10 scale for each criteria, with a total possible score of 50 points. Adherence to Guidelines will be reflected in score.


Student is judged on the following criteria:


  1. STAGE PRESENCE - Movement Quality; Expressiveness
  2. MUSICALITY
  3. STRENGTH / FLEXIBILITY
  4. COORDINATION
  5. MEMORIZATION AND CHOICE OF REPERTOIRE.

Arts Alive! Chesapeake
P.O. Box 16786
Chesapeake, VA 23328
757-932-0290

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