Competition

General Information

There will be both Line Dance, Country Swing, and Choreography competitions. The Edge Competition is a Regional Qualifier for YESSS!! Dance Convention & National Competition.
$10/competition entry presale

Line Dance Competition

The Line Dance Competition will be composed of multiple rounds.  Competitors will be chosen by judges to advance to the next round. The top three finalists will be given their choice of prize package! 

DANCES
Competition dances TBA

LEVELS
Open Division (all Ages)
40 + (self explanatory)

ROUND
The first round will be a full song and the following rounds will be half a song.  Number of rounds will be determined based on number of the competitors.

SCORING
There will be a panel of five-seven judges. They will be looking for:
Dance Knowledge
Timing
Floor Presence

PRIZES
The top three individuals in each level will receive prize package including tickets to YESSS!! Dance Convention & National Competition!

 

Country Swing Competition

 

The Country Swing Competition will be composed of multiple rounds. 
 
DIVISIONS
1. STRICTLY: dance with the partner of your choice.   You are welcome to come with a partner, find someone at the event, or one can be assigned to you. 
2.  JACK & JILL random partners selected. 


LEVELS
Strictly division will be "ALL AMERICAN" level which means mixed.
Jack & Jill division will be NOVICE & STANDARD. The competitor will be responsible for choosing the division they'd like to compete in.


ROUNDS
Each round will consist of 90 seconds of music. Number of rounds will be determined based on number of couples.

SCORING
There will be a panel of five-seven judges. In Jack and Jill qualifying rounds, competitors will be judged individually inside their partnership.  For finals, each couple will be judged as a unit.  Judges will be looking for (in order of importance):

1.  Timing/Rhythm
(Using the music provided) 
2.  Stretch and Momentum 
(creating and maintaining connection with partner)
3.  Musicality 
(Creativity to go with the music)
4.  Teamwork
(How well you and your partner dance together with connection)
5. Complexity/Variety of Patterns
(utilizing different movements to accentuate the music)

PRIZES
The top three couples in each level will receive a prize package including tickets to YESSS!! Dance Convention & National Competition!

Choreography Competition

 

The Choreography Competition is NEW to The Edge Dance Event! A song will be selected and all applicants will have the same amount of time to come up with original choreography.  You decide the level the dance and complexity.  Just show us how the music makes you want to move! Prelims will take place BEFORE Saturday March 5th. Keep your eyes out for details! Finalist will showcase their routines in front of judges and audience during our competition portion of Saturday even events! The winner will have their dance showcase and taught by Edge instructors! They will also receive a prize package!

SCORING
There will be a panel of five-seven judges. 
1.  Musicality 
(Creativity to go with the music)
4.  Flow
(How well does the dance flow and movements sync)
5. Showcase
(How well do you display your dance)
PRIZES
The winner will receive a prize package including a ticket to 
YESSS!! Dance Convention & National Competition!

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