How it Works

How the competition works

Dance schools from all over the world come to compete at Destination Dance. Whether you are a group, duo/trio or soloist and want to compete in any number of styles including jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre or ballet Destination Dance is the event for you. Our competitions are second to none and offer dancers an experience that will last a life time.

AGE DIVISIONS

Age is determined by how old you are on the day of the competition.

Duo/Trio and group ages are determined by the average age of all the dancers. 

If a dancer is 20+ in a group it will automatically be placed in the adult section.

GENERAL DIVISIONS
CATEGORIES

Novice

Novice is a category for students who are newer to competing.  All styles will compete against each other and we accept solos, duo/trios and groups in the novice category.  Competitors will receive medals (Platinum, Gold Plus, Gold, Silver depending on scores) but are not eligible for High Score Awards.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded in the Novice category.

Ballet

Includes classical steps and ballet technique, both soft shoes and point shoes are permitted 

Contemporary

Interpretative dance category must be modern in style, can be a combination of jazz, modern and ballet technique incorporating balance, control and musical interpretation

Hip Hop/ Street

Urban based dance style often performed to hip hop or current music.  Routines can include breaking, popping, locking, krumping, freezes, gymnastics etc. or any new social dance being introduced to the streets

Jazz

Incorporates various styles of dance and genres of music but distinguishes itself by its musicality with an emphasis on strong accents and characterization.  Often includes Kicks, jumps, leaps, turns and isolations etc.

Lyical

A combination of Jazz and Ballet techniques to slow music, incorporating emotional and story telling elements

Musical Theatre

(Microphones may be limited) Requires dancing and singing.  Should interpret a song from a West End, Broadway or movie musical (can include backing vocals)

Tap

Routine must consist of tap technique and primarily tap work (no tap sounds on track) 

Open

This category is for any routine that doesn’t fall into any of our specific performance categories, can include acro, ballroom, disco, folk, cheerleading etc.

Dances in specific categories only compete against other dances in that category

For Example:

JUDGING SYSTEM

We take great pride in each and every one of our judges who are specifically chosen and are of the highest industry standard. Our judges are fully independent professionals.

We strongly believe that positive-reinforcement is an invaluable educational tool, essential to the goal of building a child’s self-esteem. Our judges strive to employ that philosophy in each of their evaluations.

Score out of 100 based on the following breakdown:

JUDGING-SYSTEM

Awards based on overall points

PRIZES
TITLE COMPETITION
TITLE-COMPETITION
COSTUME AWARD
COSTUME-AWARD

BEST IN SHOW AWARD

STUDIO-CUP-AWARD

STUDIO CUP AWARD

CRITIQUES
CRITIQUES
Schedule
REGISTRATIONS/ ENTRIES
ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM
ENTRY CHANGES
ENTRY LIMITS
TIME LIMITS
MUSIC
EVENT PRICES
UK Regional CompetitionPriceMax Time LimitExtended TimeExt Time Fees per person
Solo£39.502:00N/A
Duet/ Trio (2-3 performers)£22 pp2:45N/A
Small Group (4-9 performers)£10 pp3:00Max 4:00£3pp
Large Group (10+ performers)£10 pp3:30Max 4:30£3pp
DESTINATION DANCE
Title and Costume Award
£5.50 per entry 
The Dance Off£6 per person
Spectator Tickets£7.50 pp all fees included
Teachers, dance competitors and children under 5Free
Ireland Regional CompetitionPriceMax Time LimitExtended TimeExt Time Fees per person
Solo€422:00N/A
Duet/ Trio (2-3 performers)€23 pp2:45N/A
Small Group (4-9 performers)€11 pp3:00Max 4:00€3pp
Large Group (10+ performers)€11pp3:30Max 4:30€3pp
DESTINATION DANCE
Title and Costume Award
€5.50 per entry 
The Dance Off€6 per person
Spectator Tickets€7.50 pp all fees included
Teachers, dance competitors and children under 5Free
International Final  Competition Price Max Time Limit Extended Time Ext Time Fees per person
Solo £45 2:00 N/A
Duet/ Trio (2-3 performers) £22.50 pp 2:45 N/A
Small Group (4-9 performers) £11 pp 3:00 Max 4:00 £3pp
Large Group (10+ performers) £11 pp 3:30 Max 4:30 £3pp
DESTINATION DANCE
Title and Costume Award
£5.50 per entry 
Spectator Tickets £9.50 pp all fees included
Teachers, dance competitors and children under 5 Free
PAYMENTS
SPECTATOR TICKETS