Dance Competition

Dance Competition

The dance competition is limited to choreography inspired by text or thematic subjects of William Shakespeare’s canon. All genres of dance are welcome.

Dance Events

Dance Duo/Trio

A dance duo/trio is composed of 2-3 participants with an emphasis on interpretation and relationship. Time limit is 3-6 minutes with a 15 second allowance. Time begins after the introduction. Any dance under time or over time will result in an overall score deduction.

Dance Ensemble

A dance ensemble will consist of no less than 4 participants with an emphasis on interpretation and ensemble work. Time range for the piece is 3-6 minutes with a 15 second allowance. Timing begins after the introduction. Any dance under time or over time will result in an overall score deduction.

Dance Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

Dances will be evaluated based on:

  • Craftsmanship (Space, Dynamics, Rhythm, and Timing)
  • Interpretation (Music, Sound, and Silence)
  • Performance (Knowledge of Movement and Projection)
  • Text (Creativity, Originality, Development of Movement, and Clarity)
  • Ensemble or Duo/Trio Interaction

Please see our sample dance ballot.

Regulations

It is required that each dance includes a brief paragraph describing the concept. This is to be provided during registration and recited during the verbal introduction by a member(s) of the team. The verbal introduction should include the title of the dance, justification of sound accompaniment, as well as a brief description of the concept in relation to the Shakespearian inspiration.

Any recorded music used as accompaniment must be able to play through a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is the responsibility of the school representative to provide any necessary adapter(s).

The use of glitter, confetti, and/or liquids (blood, paint, beverages, etc.), will result in immediate disqualification.

Dance Awards & Auditions

Awards

First, second, and third place will be awarded in each dance event in all 6 divisions.

Auditions & Scholarships

High school seniors will have the opportunity to audition for several Utah University/College dance programs, this includes the potential for scholarships in said programs. Check back here for the audition sign-up, a complete list of University/College Dance Programs, and other pertinent information.

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