Novice/Beginning Level: For those dancers who are first time competitors and/or are dancers with limited turn, leap, kick, etc…. capabilities. For example – single pirouettes, chaine turns, basic leaps, simple kicks, basic locomotor skills. NO a le seconde turns or fouette turns allowed.
Intermediate Level: For those dancers who have a couple years or more experience/dance training and can execute more intermediate level skills. For example – Double or triple pirouettes, pique turns, simple turn combinations (which include a le seconde turns with leg extended in seconde position…..no more than 5 consecutive rotations allowed in any turn combination for Intermediate skill level), jete leaps, side leaps, back leaps, stag leaps, and a variety of jumps are allowed. No switch leaps or switch tilts allowed at this skill level.
Advanced Level: For those dancers who have had many years of experience/dance training are now executing more advanced type skills. For example – triple pirouettes, multiple consecutive fouette turns, a variety of skillful turn combinations, a variety of leaps, switch leaps/jumps, switch tilts, and any combination of leaps/jumps are acceptable, intricate footwork, etc…. ANYTHING goes!!
** NOTE: ONLY those dancers entered in the ADVANCED skill level are eligible for the CHAMPIONSHIP Titles…. Youth Champion, Junior Champion, and Senior Champion!!!
TUMBLING … There is NO penalty for having tumbling skills in your solo routines. It is judged according to the judge’s discretion as to how well it fits into the choreography of the routine and the technicality executed just like it would for any other dance skill. Routines that have excessive acro or tumbling skills should be entered in the “Open” category. It will be up to the judges discretion if they feel the routine had too many acro skills… more than 30%… and not enough “dance” skills.
Minis/Preschool, Kindergarten/1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade Seniors only .
** If the age division (grade division) is too small to provide a competitive opportunity, then UDDSC reserves the right to combine age/grade divisions.
- Those studio soloists wishing to compete for the title of “Utah Solo Champion” must be living within the state boundaries of Utah and must be entered in the appropriate age division at the time of the competition. Those studio soloists wishing to compete for the title of “Idaho Solo Champion” must be living within the state boundaries of Idaho and must be entered in the appropriate age division at the time of the competition.
- All solo applicants must fill out the registration form which also includes a waiver of liability. Online registration is available or you can mail in the registration form and liability waiver to: UDDSC – PO Box 1022 – Kaysville, UT – 84037.
- Solo routines MUST be within 1½ – 3 minutes in length. There will be a 2 pnt. Penalty for every 10secs. that the music is under or over in length.
- Music MUST be on high quality CD – no other tracks other than the soloist routine. Be sure to have a back-up CD with you.
- Music can NOT have vulgar or inappropriate words/language in it. There will be a 2 pnt. penalty given per infraction.
The top 3-5 solo placements will be announced in each age division AND in each skill level based on how many entrants there are in each division.
YOUTH Champion – Advanced level dancers in age divisions Kindergarton thru 6th grade (new as of 2019) will have their over-all scores compared, and the highest over-all score will be our Over-all “Youth Champion”!!!
JUNIOR Champion – Advanced level dancers in age divisions 7th grade thru 9th grade will have their over-all scores compared, and the highest over-all score will be our Over-all “Junior Champion”!!!
SENIOR Champion – Advanced level dancers in age divisions 10th grade thru 12th grade will have their over-all scores compared, and the highest over-all score will be our Over-all “Senior Champion”!!!
“Duo/Trio High-Point Winners” – All scores from Duets and Trios will be compared and the highest over-all score will be our Over-All “Duo/Trio” High Point Winner…. There will be a Duo/Trio High Point Winner in each Skill Level., but there will NOT be an Over-All Duo/Trio Champion.