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AWARDS
AWARDS   -   REGULATIONS   -  TITLE   

Each entry will be adjudicated and receive an individual achievement award.

 THE SCORING SYSTEM

Elite Platinum...300-287.5   Double Platinum...287.4-279.5   Platinum...279.4-269.5   Elite Gold...269.4 & below

JUDGING CRITERIA

Technique...30 points   Choreography...25 points   Presentation...25 points  

Music & Sound...10 points               Costuming...10 points

One trophy will be awarded to the top 1st place entry in each performance category.

A minimum of 269.5 points (Platinum) must be obtained by an entry to receive a top 1st if they are uncontested.

All ties are broken 1st by technique score, 2nd by choreography, 3rd by presentation, 4th by music, & 5th by costuming.


OVERALL AWARDS FOR LEVEL I AND LEVEL II

Top overall solo – 9 & under Top overall solo – 10 to 14  Top overall solo – 15 & up

Top overall duet/trio – 9 & under Top overall duet/trio – 10 to 14       Top overall duet/trio – 15 & up

Overall groups and Top Hats will be awarded to the highest scoring group in each age division.

The highest scoring soloist and duet/trios in Level I and Level II will be awarded for top scores in each age division.

The overall “high point” soloist award will be awarded to the highest scoring soloist in each age division for Level II only.

The same contestant can compete in up to three solos for adjudication,

with only the two highest scores eligible for placement in overalls.


DANCER OF THE YEAR

The highest scoring soloist from all regional competitions will earn these awards:

Mini Photo Shoot; Spotlight/Features on DMI Website, Facebook page, and Competition Program;

Encore Performance Opportunity at DMI Nationals; Cash Prize; Additional Fun Prizes.

DMI Judges Panel will break any ties that occur for Dancer of the Year.


TITLE DIVISIONS

The same contestant can compete two solos with title entries, with the highest scoring solo

of the two eligible for placement.  Mr. and Miss compete against each other when in the same age division.

There are two divisions for title entries.  Level I and Level II will be awarded separately for all age divisions.

Mr./Miss DM Mini   Mr./Miss DM PeeWee   Mr./Miss DM Elementary  Mr./Miss DM Junior

Mr./Miss DM Teen      Mr./Miss DM Senior       Mr./Miss DM Adult


ALL LEVEL II REGIONAL TITLE HOLDERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PERFORM IN THE DANCE MAGIC OPENING NUMBER

AT SUN CITY NATIONALS IN PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA


SPECIALTY AWARDS ARE NOT CHOSEN BY A POINT SYSTEM

Most Entertaining     Best Costume      Best Choreography

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD is awarded to the studio that reflects the best attitude toward other

studios and performers while backstage and during competition.  This is chosen by our backstage staff.

Top Sportsmanship studio receives a $150.00 Backdrops Beautiful Certificate.

1st runner Sportsmanship studio up receives a $100.00 Backdrops Beautiful Certificate.

2nd runner up Sportsmanship studio receives a $50.00 Backdrops Beautiful Certificate.


PHOTOGENIC AWARD

Most Photogenic: 9 & under   - Most Photogenic: 10-14   - Most Photogenic: 15 & up