Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

  • Solo performers are not permitted to compete against themselves in the same age or performance category.
  • There is a limit of 2 solos and 2 duos/trios per dancer.
  • All entries must be submitted online through a dance school.
  • There is a minimum of 5 entries per dance school and a maximum of 50 entries per dance school.
  • Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to the amount of performance time available.
  • Entries will be classed as provisionally booked and will not be guaranteed until a non-refundable 20% deposit, based on the full cost of a dance school’s entries, has been received and confirmed by Supreme Dance Competition.
  • Changes can be made to routines up to two weeks before the competition.

Entry Prices

Entry prices for dancers to enter Supreme Dance Competition are as follows:

  • Solos – £25 per dance
  • Duets – £15 per dancer
  • Trios – £15 per dancer
  • Groups – £10 per dancer

Chaperones

  • ALL dancers are the sole responsibility of their dance school/ studio. Supreme Dance Competition is not responsible for any competitor.
  • ALL entrants under the age of 16 must be chaperoned by a dance school/studio nominated adult at any Supreme Dance Competition event.
  • Each dance school is permitted 1 chaperone per number of 12 children.
  • All named chaperones must have their DBS or chaperones licence details registered with Supreme Dance Competition prior to a competition.
  • Dance school principals/persons in charge and chaperones must be responsible and accountable for the conduct of the children in their care throughout the competition.
  • Only those registered as a chaperone will be permitted backstage.
  • Please ensure chaperones display their chaperone licenses at all times during a Supreme Dance Competition and carry with them their DBS certificates which must be provided at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Chaperones may also be asked to provide ID and proof of DBS certificates at any time during the competition.
  • Lanyards will be provided to those chaperones with licenses which are displayed on wallet sized cards to allow the licence to be on display during competitions held by Supreme Dance Competition.
    Failure to provide proof of DBS/chaperones licences on the day of competition will result in the named person not being permitted backstage or in the changing areas.
  • Any changes to the chaperone list made on the day of the competition will need to be authorised by the dance principal/person in charge and approved by Supreme Dance Competition before the individual is permitted backstage.
  • Male chaperones are not permitted in the female changing areas at any time. Specific changing areas, for male dancers only will be provided at every competition.
  • Public areas will be available for those not permitted backstage to assist dancers with any form of costume change. Corridors and fire exits must not be blocked at any time during a competition in case of emergencies.

Age Categories

  • Age is determined by how your old you are on the day of the competition.
  • Duo/Trio and Group ages are determined by the average age of the dancers.
  • If a protest regarding age arises, all competitors must be prepared to present proof of age.
  • Each entry will be placed in one of the following age groups based on the average age of all competitors in the routine.
  • Average age should be calculated by adding up the age of each competitor (as of the first day of competition) and dividing by the total number of competitors in the routine
Age Group Age
Starlets 7 and under
Rising Stars 8-11
Shooting Stars 12-15
Shining Stars 16+

Judging Elements

If a dance, costume, or music is deemed inappropriate for family viewing by the judging panel, it will be scored lower by judges and may not be eligible for overall high score award.

  • Each performance will be evaluated on the following five judging elements:

 

  • Technique – 30 points total
  • Performance & Artistry – 30 points total
  • Commitment & Characterisation – 10 points total
  • Choreography & Trueness to Genre – 20 points total
  • Costume & Styling – 10 points total

 

  • There is a maximum of 100 points per judge for a total of 300 points.
  • Ties will not be broken for the general competition awards, however all exact ties will be broken for overall high point awards by the Judging Panel.

Spectator Information

  • The general public are welcome to all events.
  • Entry into the competition is charged as follows:

 

  • Per Day:
    Adult £17
    Child aged 5-16 & concessions – £11
    Under 5s – free

 

  • Per Weekend:
    Adult – £31
    Child aged 5-16 & concessions – £18
    Under 5s – free

*Ticket prices are subject to change if theatres add a ticket levy

  • Tickets can be bought online or cash & debit cards are accepted on the day for the purchase of spectator wristbands.
  • Wristbands must be visible in order to gain entry into the auditorium.  Supreme Dance Competition reserve the right to ask spectators to show their wristbands on entry.
  • Although exact times cannot be fully guaranteed, Supreme Dance Competition aim to start no earlier than 8.30am and conclude no later than 8pm.
  • Once the competition commences, entry into the auditorium will only be permitted after each category or break in the running order.  Spectators are asked to be respectful and to not move around the auditorium during a dancer’s performance.

Music

  • All music must be submitted online to Supreme Dance Competition no later than 14 days prior to the event. Failure to do so may result in the routine, or dancer, not being able to perform.
  • Music will not be accepted on the day of competition.
    Supreme Dance Competition understand that routine music can run over. Any music submitted that runs excessively over the allocated time will be returned and asked to be cut.
  • Dance schools should bring back up music to the competition in case of technical issues. This should be on electronic devices such as an iPod, iPhone, iPad.