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 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.
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.
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.
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 -
On Arise Judges - "It was excellent, Best Judges we had all year" Erica Dance Concepts.
-Roy High has a large built auditorium stage
-Granger has a large built auditorium stage
-Davis Conference Center will have a 40' wide x28' 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 reasons, please notify Arise Stage Manager at least 30 minutes prior to the performance.
2022 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.