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Awards & Scoring


  • All participants will be adjudicated and receive a ribbon for their performances plus a FREE Dance Passport.

  • 1ST to 3RD are recognized in all Overall Classifications (Novice, Pre-Competitive & Competitive) and Age Divisions

    • when entries permit                                                                                                                                                  

  • Classification and Group Categories (Solo, Duet/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, Extended Line) are individually placed by Age Division.                                                                                                                                           

  • All Group Categories (Duet/Trio and All size Groups) are ranked and Top 3 are awarded.  1ST to 5TH are awarded in Solo Categories.  Judges will select Soloists for Scholarship Programs.                                                                             

  • Separate Overalls are offered for Comptitive Acro, Ballet and Musical Theatre.  Musical Theatre includes both Pre-Competitive and Competitive classifications.

    • when entries permit                                         

  • 1ST place overall winners that score 95 or over will also receive a separate "Titanium" trophy  as well as become part of our "Titanium Club" published for the next season on our website and in the season program.                                                    

  • Separate Overalls for Productions, if enough entries received.  Productions are grouped together regardless of Age Division (may be combined with Extended Lines).                                                                            

  • Best In Dance Style Awards are offered for Competitive categories 12 & Under and 13 & Over.  Includes dance genres that are not given their own overalls (i.e., Contemporary/Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Alternative/Open and Tap).

  • Top 5 studios are presented with awards for Overall Studio Standings (minimum of 10 groups and 20 entries must be registered to qualify - Pre-Competitive & Competitive performances only - Novice entries not included).

  • Judges Choice Awards awarded for Outstanding Costume, Choreography Excellence and Most Entertaining.

  • Personalized Special Awards,Teacher Choreography and Session High Score awarded at each adjudication.                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Please e-mail us at for details regarding cash prizes with our complete information package and registration fees.


Titanium: 95.00 and up
Ultimate Platinum: 92 – 94.99
Platinum: 90 – 91.99
High Gold: 87 – 89.99
Gold: 85 – 86.99
High Silver: 80 – 84.99
Silver: 76 – 79.99

Each studio will receive C.A.M. (Competition Assessment Media) from Competition Wizard for all routines with judges’ critiques. Watch the dance and change between judges’ comments at the same time.  A penalty of 1 mark may be deducted from each judge for the following:

  • Routines that exceed time limits.

  • Dancing out of schedule (Please check the schedule thoroughly as times are sent out prior to the competition date). 

    • Any changes must be addressed and approved by Kick It Up in advance.

  • Tap sounds in music during tap routines.

  • Acrobatic tricks where not permitted.

  • Inappropriate elements (choreography, costuming, music and/or dance themes that are deemed inappropriate for child performers)


All competitors will be judged by a panel of qualified, professional and competent adjudicators. All participants, teachers and parents agree that the time, manner, and method of judging will be solely within the discretion of the judging panel. Dancers will be adjudicated using a point system. Each score will be based on 100 points (35% technical ability, 25% synchronization/execution, 20% choreography, 20% presentation/performance).   Judges decisions are final and within the sole discretion of Kick It Up Dance Competition.


Solos, Duets/Trios – 3 min. max.
Groups – 3:30 min. max.
Extended lines – 4 min. max.
Productions – 10 min. max.
Young Adult Groups – 3 min. max.

All times includes entrance and exits. [Must specify extra time during entry process].


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