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:

We reserve the right to alter a routines Category Level if a dancer(s) exhibits skills  and performance quality that are clearly above the category they were entered. 

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

Competition Dancer

At the Event - 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 - 

On Arise Judges - "It was excellent, Best Judges we had all year" Erica Dance Concepts. 

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. 

Advanced Ticket Sales - No admission Charges for 2021!

*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 announced them. 

If a performer requires extra time due to props, or other foreseeable reasonsplease notify tabulation table at least 30 minutes in advance. 

If an event is cancelled for reasons beyond ARISE control - We will offer a virtual competition as a replacement

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