Judging & Awards

 

   

All entries will be adjudicated on a point system by a panel of judges.  Platinum, High Gold, Gold, High Silver, Silver and Bronze awards will be presented based on the following combined scores:

  

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Platinum:  292 - 300
High Gold: 288 - 291
Gold: 282 - 287
High Silver: 276 - 281
Silver: 264 - 275
Bronze: 240 - 263

 

High Score Awards

Body Wrappers proudly sponsors the High Score Soloist Awards. 

 
 

  1st Place  2nd Place  3rd Place  
Solo: $300 $200 $100
Duo/Trio: $300 $200 $100
Group: $400 $300 $200
Line: $400 $300 $200
Extended Line: $400 $300 $200
Small Production: $500 $400 $300
Large Production: $500 $400 $300
Extended Sm. Production: $500 $400 $300
Extended Lg. Production: $500 $400 $300

                         

  • Each Competition Division in each of the Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior age divisions must contain at least six entries to warrant the awarding of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.  Otherwise, only 1st Place will be awarded.
  • Each performer may only place one time in Overall High Score Soloists. 

National Critics' Choice Awards

Dance Magazine is the exclusive sponsor of the NYCDA Crittics' Choice Awards 

 

National Mini Critics' Choice Award: $2,500
National Junior Critics' Choice Award: $2,500
National Teen Critics' Choice Award: $2,500
National Senior Critics' Choice Award: $2,500

 

  • The FIVE overall high scores in the Group, Line, and Production Divisions from the Mini/Junior National Competition Finals and the SIX overall high scores in the Group, Line, and Production Divisions from the Teen/Senior National Competition Finals are eligible for the NYCDA NATIONAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS.
  • Each studio will be limited to ONE Critics Choice Finalist in each of the Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior Age Divisions. Studios may not compete against themselves for a Critics' Choice Award. 
  • The FIVE entries in both the Mini and Junior Divisions will be invited to perform at the Junior Gala for final adjudication.
  • The SIX entries in each of the Teen and Senior Divisions will be invited to perform at the Closing Night Gala for final adjudication.
  • The resulting high scores in each age division will be honored with the NYCDA NATIONAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS.

Judging Criteria

 

Technical Ability 50%
Performance and Interpretation 20%
Choreography and musicality 20%
Overall appearance 10%

 

  • All decisions by the panel of judges will be final. 
  • Judges' score sheets and critques may be picked up at the Registration Desk on the morning following the competition.  These items will be given to the teacher only.
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