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Our Vision

The aim of Dance Off Challenge is to create a wider range of performance opportunities for dancers to challenge and extend their dance capabilities, in a safe and positive environment. The dance world is evolving at such a fast rate with so many external influences available, that it is important for today’s dancer to keep on the pulse with dance trends. The Dance Off Challenge concept is designed to help nurture the student in a friendly competition environment, that they can relate to and that will help to build confidence and keep their passion for dance alive.

Dance Off Troupe Challenge

Dance Off Troupe Challenge streamlines the traditional competition format by allowing troupes to compete in smaller sections. Where we can, we also split sections by small, medium and large troupe sizes depending on the number of performers entered, as we believe that this creates a more balanced competition for performers. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are given out, as well as special prizes, acknowledging other important aspects of performance. By providing a large auditorium and ample dressing room space, we are able to accommodate many troupes and condense everything into an exciting, two day event, that will provide entertainment for the whole family.

Date & Venue

14th - 15th July 2018
The Besen Centre
87/89 Station Street, Burwood, Victoria

Closing Date for Troupe Challenge Entries

 Closing date for entries is Sunday 20th May 2018

Age Categories

  • 6 yrs & under
  • 8 yrs & under
  • 10 yrs & under
  • 12 yrs & under
  • 14 yrs & under
  • 16 yrs & under
  • Open Age
DOC reserves the right to combine sections depending on entries received.

Troupe Sizes

  • Small Groups (for 5-11 performers) will be offered for all style and age categories.
  • Sections may be further split to Medium and Large Groups where numbers allow
  • DOC reserves the right to combined section categories if there are not enough entrants
  • Maximum number of performers per troupe is 45.

Performance Categories

Jazz

A routine that utilises jazz technique. Teachers can choose to use Modern or Broadway styles.

Classical

A routine that consists of classical steps & ballet technique. Ballet Shoes must be worn.

Tap

A routine utilising tap technique. Tap shoes must be worn.

Song & Dance / Tap

A routine that combines singing and dancing. No backing vocals will be allowed.

Neo Classical

A routine performed to music with or without lyrics. Steps are strongly based around classical technique with the incorporation of non-traditional, more modern influences (parallel leg lines, inverted arm lines etc.) Neo classical can be performed with or without ballet shoes. Some storyline elements may be involved, but is not necessarily the driving force behind the choreography.

Lyrical

A routine that Is a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics that inspire the choreography and that are used to express strong emotions or cover a clear theme.

Contemporary

A routine utilising a contemporary style of movement, which may be abstract or fluid. Non traditional lines and shapes can be used and choreography may incorporate a storyline, theme or mood.

Hip Hop

A dance that consists of street styles of dance.

Registration

Registrations will only be accepted by Studio Directors and can be made on-line by creating a login and following the links.As we sell out every year, if entering more than 6 troupes, please check with the organiser before submission, to ensure that there are enough places available to accommodate your troupes.

Cost

$27 per troupe
$12 per head Performer Registration Fee *
* This fee contributes to theatre hire, car parking fees and participation medals for all performers.

Time Limits

  • The maximum time limit for each troupe is 5 minutes.
  • Items exceeding the time limit will be disqualified and not eligible for a placing.

Judges

There will be a panel of 2 judges for each session. Both judges will be industry professionals and experts in the field of competitions. Both will contribute to a written critique that outlines strengths and gives positive advice for improvement. Assessment will be made on the following areas:
Technique 40%
Unison 20%
Presentation 20%
Choreography/Staging 10%
Entertainment Value 10%
  100%
Both judges will score individually and points will be combined for a total out of 200.

Awards Presentations

All prizes will be announced and distributed in a special awards ceremony at the end of each session. All participating students will be invited onto the stage in their studio groups and will receive a participation award. Ribbons will be provided for all winning troupe members (including those who are not able to attend the ceremony). One representative from each school should be nominated to accept the ribbons on behalf of the troupe.

Special awards will also be presented for the following categories:
  • Best Unison
  • Best Personalities
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Crowd Pleaser
  • Best Costumes

Rules

Please click on the Rules Tab for a full break down of the rules and categories available for Dance Off Troupe Challenge.

Merchandise

Dance Off Challenge merchandise will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

Section Numbers


Section No.

Style

Section Description

01

Jazz

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

02

Jazz

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

03

Classical

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

04

Classical

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

05

Tap

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

06

Tap

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

07

Contemporary

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

08

Contemporary

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

09

Neo Classical

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

10

Neo Classical

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

11

Lyrical

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

12

Lyrical

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

13

Song & Dance/Tap

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

14

Song & Dance/Tap

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

15

Hip Hop

6 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

16

Hip Hop

6 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

17

Jazz

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

18

Jazz

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

19

Classical

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

20

Classical

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

21

Tap

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

22

Tap

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

23

Contemporary

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

24

Contemporary

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

25

Neo Classical

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

26

Neo Classical

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

27

Lyrical

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

28

Lyrical

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

29

Song & Dance/Tap

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

30

Song & Dance/Tap

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

31

Hip Hop

8 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

32

Hip Hop

8 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

33

Jazz

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

34

Jazz

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

35

Classical

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

36

Classical

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

37

Tap

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

38

Tap

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

39

Contemporary

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

40

Contemporary

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

41

Neo Classical

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

42

Neo Classical

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

43

Lyrical

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

44

Lyrical

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

45

Song & Dance/Tap

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

46

Song & Dance/Tap

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

47

Hip Hop

10 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

48

Hip Hop

10 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

49

Jazz

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

50

Jazz

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

51

Classical

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

52

Classical

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

53

Tap

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

54

Tap

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

55

Contemporary

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

56

Contemporary

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

57

Neo Classical

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

58

Neo Classical

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

59

Lyrical

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

60

Lyrical

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

61

Song & Dance/Tap

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

62

Song & Dance/Tap

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

63

Hip Hop

12 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

64

Hip Hop

12 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

65

Jazz

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

66

Jazz

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

67

Classical

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

68

Classical

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

69

Tap

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

70

Tap

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

71

Contemporary

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

72

Contemporary

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

73

Neo Classical

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

74

Neo Classical

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

75

Lyrical

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

76

Lyrical

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

77

Song & Dance/Tap

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

78

Song & Dance/Tap

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

79

Hip Hop

14 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

80

Hip Hop

14 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

81

Jazz

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

82

Jazz

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

83

Classical

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

84

Classical

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

85

Tap

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

86

Tap

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

87

Contemporary

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

88

Contemporary

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

89

Neo Classical

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

90

Neo Classical

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

91

Lyrical

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

92

Lyrical

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

93

Song & Dance/Tap

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

94

Song & Dance/Tap

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

95

Hip Hop

16 yrs & under Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

96

Hip Hop

16 yrs & under Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

97

Jazz

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

98

Jazz

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

99

Classical

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

100

Classical

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

101

Tap

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

102

Tap

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

103

Contemporary

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

104

Contemporary

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

105

Neo Classical

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

106

Neo Classical

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

107

Lyrical

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

108

Lyrical

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

109

Song & Dance/Tap

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

110

Song & Dance/Tap

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

111

Hip Hop

Open Age Small Troupe (5 - 11 performers)

112

Hip Hop

Open Age Large Troupe (12 - 45 performers)

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