top of page
46-D-Img2994.jpg

2024 Regional
Rules & Regulations

Competition Divisions

Solo

Duo/Trio

Small Group

Large Group

Super Group

Production

1 Dancer

2-3 Dancers

4-9 Dancers

10-15 Dancers

16-24 Dancers

15+ Dancers

3:00 minutes

3:00 minutes

3:00 minutes

3:00 minutes

4:00 minutes

8:00 minutes

Additional time can be purchased at $5 per minute per dancer except soloists.

Age Divisions

Mini 

Petite 

Junior 

Teen 

Senior 

Adult 

- Ages are determined as of January 1st, 2024.

 

-For duo/trios and groups, the ages of all dancers as of 01/01/2024 must be averaged together. If there is a decimal, round down and drop the decimal.

- Duo/Trio and Group entries cannot compete in an age division more than one age division younger than the oldest dancer’s age as of 01/01/2024, regardless of the average age.

- All competitors must be able to provide proof of their age at a Pinnacle Dance Competition if a protest regarding age occurs. Such protest must be presented in writing to the Director of Pinnacle Dance within one-half hour of the performance of the entry in question. Only a Studio Director can initiate a protest.

- All Registrations are final and refunds are not allowed under any circumstances. 

- All Schedules are final and changes are not allowed under any circumstances. 

5 years & under

6-8 years 

9-11 years

12-14 years

15-19 years

20 years & up

Competitive Levels

- Studio Directors should use their own discretion to determine the level of each dancer.

- In a routine that has performers from mixed performance levels, more than 70% of the dancers must be from the performance level they are competing in.

- Routines that are obviously under-placed may be placed in a higher level by the judges.

 

Performance

Dancers who take a total of less than three hours of combined dance and/or acrobatics lessons per week.

Competitive

Advanced includes dancers taking three to five hours of dance and/or acrobatics per week with limited competition experience, and not yet ready to compete at the highest level.

Elite

All dancers taking over five hours of dance and/or acrobatics per week, performance level dancers that wish to compete at a competitive level, and advanced level dancers that wish to compete at a competitive level.

Adjudication

Technique

Execution

Choreography

Costume

Overall Impression

40 points

20 points

15 points

5 points

20 points

Performance

Pinnacle: 300-280 Platinum: 279-270 High Gold: 269-260

Gold: 259-250 Silver: 249-240

 

Competitive

Pinnacle: 300-285 Platinum: 284-275 High Gold: 274-265

Gold: 264-255 Silver: 254-240

 

Elite

Pinnacle: 300-291 Platinum: 290-281 High Gold: 280-271

Gold: 270-261 Silver: 260-240

Gold, High Gold, Platinum, and Pinnacle adjudicated entries qualify for Nationals in all Levels.

Awards

Overall Awards

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place overall awards will be presented to each age division for each competition level and division.

Solo Awards

Pinnacle will determine if the Top 10, Top 5, Top 3 or the Top Overall 1st place entry will be recognized during the Overall Awards. This will be based on the number of entries at the regional competition.

Title Awards

Soloists can enter one solo entry to be considered for Title. There is no additional fee to be considered for Title. Title entries will be awarded based on their Technique, Execution, Presentation, and Overall Impression scores. There is no minimum number of dancers for a Title Award to be presented. Title is determined regardless of Level.

Special Awards

BEST OF PINNACLE - Free Entry to Nationals - Chosen by the judges as being an entry that stands at the top of all others. 

TOP SENIOR - $100 Credit to Nationals - Highest scoring non-solo entry in the Senior age group. 

TOP TEEN - $100 Credit to Nationals - Highest scoring non-solo entry in the Teen age group. 

TOP JUNIOR - $100 Credit to Nationals - Highest scoring non-solo entry in the Junior age group. 

TOP MINI - $100 Credit to Nationals - Highest scoring non-solo entry in the Mini & Petite age groups combined. 

TOP CHOREOGRAPHY - $50 Credit to Nationals - Chosen by judges as most creative choreography of the competition in any age/level/division. 

TOP TECHNIQUE - $50 Credit to Nationals - Chosen by judges as the best use of technique in any age/level/division. 

TOP COSTUME - $50 Credit to Nationals - Chosen by judges as the best costume in any age/level/division. 

TOP ENTERTAINMENT - $50 Credit to Nationals - Chosen by judges as the most entertaining entry in any age/level/division. 

TITLE SOLOIST - $100 Credit to Nationals. - Highest score in Age title division without regard to level or style. 

Try 2.JPG
bottom of page