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AWARDS

 

DANCE AWARDS:

1st PLACE

  • Solo  $200

  • Duet $200

  • Trio $200

  • Small-Group $300

  • Large-Group $500

  • Invite to Palm Springs International Dance Festival Performance March 31th - April 3rd, 2022.

CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS:

1st PLACE

 

  • $1000 Cash Prize

  • Mentorship with Michael Nickerson-Rossi

  • Set a new work on the professional Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company

  • Nickerson-Rossi Dance will perform your work at the Palm Springs International Dance Festival on March 31th - April 3rd, 2022 at the Professional GALA!

  • Complimentary VIP Gala Ticket for the winner and a guest.

       

2nd PLACE

  • $250 Cash Prize

3rd PLACE

  • $125 Cash Prize

 

CRITICS

How the Panel Critics the Dance Competition:

All dance genres will be reviewed as equals and will be reviewed based on their category (solo - large groups).

Scoring System

 

50 points_______Technique

30 points_______Choreography

20 points_______Overall Performance and Presentation

100 Total Points possible from each Judge

How the Panel Critics the Choreography Competition:

All dance genres will be reviewed as equals. The focus of the critics is on the composition, not the style of dance or the performing dancers.

 

The panel will review each work solely on 5 compositional elements:

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  • Time (10 Points)

    • ​both musical and dance elements (beat, tempo, speed, rhythm, sudden, slow, sustained).

  • Space (10 Points)

    • ​refers to space through which the dancer’s body moves (general or personal space, level, size, direction, pathway, focus).

  • Energy (10 Points)

    • ​the force applied to dance to accentuate the weight, attack, strength, and flow of a dancer’s movement (sharp, strong, light, heavy, bound, free-flow).​​

  • Relationship (10 Points)

    • refers to the relationship the dancers’ body parts have to everything else(spatial relationships, time relationships, relationship to music, and to each other).

  • Execution (10 Points)

    • the overall presentation, cleanliness, and clarity.

50 Total Points possible from each Judge

AWARD CEREMONY:

Placement will be announced after the last dance has been presented in its division.