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 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.
Includes classical steps and ballet technique, both soft shoes and point shoes are permitted
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
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.
A combination of Jazz and Ballet techniques to slow music, incorporating emotional and story telling elements
Musical Theatre (Song & Dance)
(Microphones may be limited) Requires dancing and singing. Should interpret a song from a West End, Broadway or movie musical (can include backing vocals)
Routine must consist of tap technique and primarily tap work (no tap sounds on track)
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
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:
Awards based on overall points
BEST IN SHOW AWARD
STUDIO CUP AWARD
|Regional Competition||Price||Max Time Limit||Extended Time||Ext Time Fees per person|
|Duet/ Trio (2-3 performers)||£45 per entry||2:45||N/A|
|Small Group (4-9 performers)||£10 pp||3:00||Max 4:00||£3pp|
|Large Group (10+ performers)||£10 pp||3:30||Max 4:30||£3pp|
|DESTINATION DANCE Title Awards||£5 per entry|
|The Dance Off||£5 per person|
|Spectator Tickets||£5+VAT per person per session|
|Teachers, dance competitors and children under 5||Free|