Rules and Guidelines

Category Guidelines: Please use these guidelines when entering, it will help create a fair competition for everyone. 



This category is designed for beginning dancers with beginning skill in their routine.  Example skills for this category would be single pirouette, grande jete, sissonne, toe touch, "C" jump, all types of kicks, cartwheel, and beginning technique.

Not allowed : Double Pirouette, switch leap, back leap, fouette turns, A la seconde, Leg Hold Turns, No more than 1 tumbling skill (backhandspring, tuck, or aerial)


This category is for dancers who are able to execute or working on the following: Double Pirouette, Coupe turns, firebird,   Grandé Jeté, Side Leap, all types of kicks,  2-3 A la secondé Turns, "C" jump, sissone, Aerial,

Not allowed: Triple pirouettes, Switch tilts, no more than 3 rotations in fouette or  A la seconde turns, no more than 4 tumbling skills.


This category is for dancers who can execute Double/Triple Pirouettes, A La Second Turns, switch tilts, all types of  kicks, side leaps, sissone, stag leap, firebird, aerial, turn sequences.

Not Allowed: No more than 7 consecutive rotations of any turn combo. 


This category is for dancers who can execute those skills listed above. Dancers should be technically strong both in skill and strength. 

Spotlight Dancers:

Spotlight dancers are ok, however  They may only go up one level (so advanced dancers can not be spot lighted in beginning routines) and if they are 5 or less dancers it can only be 1 if 5-7 dancers it can be 2 and 8 and more dancers 3 spotlighted dancers in a routine. 

Judges Determination:

Judges may also determine by watching the dancer or routine  that they do not exhibit characteristics of beginning, Intermediate, High Intermediate  dancers and elect to move a routine. At least 3 of the 4 judges will have to agree to move a routine 

Any intentional act that intends to deceive Judges or Arise Competition in general will result in immediate disqualification.


If judges feel that a dancer is in the incorrect category, they will notify you and you will be moved to the correct category. Please make sure you review the above rules and contact your Studio Director with Questions. If your director is unsure, please have your studio director contact us.  

Competition Dancer

At ARISE COMPETITIONS - We will have a dedicated Customer Service Area to answer any  questions you or your students may have.


We base age of Dancer on their age as of January 1 - 

-Roy High has a large built auditorium stage
-Granger has a large built auditorium stage
Mountain Ridge has a large built in auditorium stage
-Davis Conference Center will have a 40' wide x 32' deep stage covered with Marley Flooring 

Cancellation Policy- Entry fees are non-refundable.

In the event a solo, duet or trio becomes injured prior to the competition, a complimentary credit may be issued for the next dance season (the following year, or another event if space permits) in the amount of 25% of the original entry. Additional restrictions apply, requires at least 14 days notice. Entry Fees are non-transferable. 

 Sorry no credit or refund is available for team dancers. 

*No Show Policy, solo, duet, trio dancers are required to check in with backstage help 3 numbers prior (or 15 minutes if first dancers) If they fail to check in 3 numbers prior, we will assume that the dancer is a scratch and/or no-show. They will forfeit all awards prizes or gifts. They will also not be eligible for a refund. To keep our competition on schedule, a performer will be given 15 seconds to take the floor after the announcer has given them 2 announcements to take the floor. 

If a performer requires extra time due to props, or other foreseeable reasonsplease notify Arise Stage Manager  at least 30 minutes prior to the performance

2023 Competition Format: 

Arise will be doing modified Studio Blocks - Solos/Duets/Trios Friday and teams on Saturday. We will have 2 sessions on Saturday. The great thing about this format is your dancers, teachers and directors will only be there half day! This will prevent the 10+ hour days.   The overalls will be announced at the final award session.

COVID Cancellation Policy

We all hope to never repeat 2020. Although Arise was one of the few competitions to hold a competition in June of 2020! We will do everything in our power to have an event, even if it means a venue change within 50 miles (or closer) of the original venue. 

If an event is cancelled beyond control of Arise competitions and another venue cannot be secured. We will offer the following options:

1) 100% Credit toward 2023 event. 

2) 80% Refund of entry fees to be paid via check or Venmo within 60 days of the cancellation. 


3) Virtual Competition

Studio's may choose between what option is best for them. 

Offering Auditorium  Performances

Studio Team Entries

Arise will have a penalty judge that will be watching routines and counting dancers that are entered.
If a routine is found to be in violation and entered into a lower category, the routine will be moved up to the correct category. The routine will be judged, scored and adjudicated. It will Not be eligible for any overall awards
If a routine is found to have more dancers than the number entered, the studio will be billed Late Entries for each additional dancer. This may be discovered after the competition in video review as well. Studios will then have 30 days to pay the balance difference.