COMPETITION

Turn It Around Tour is a performance competition for the dancer, singer, and actor.

Performers will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a fun and professional atmosphere.

Our judges will be fair, encouraging, and supportive of the performers.

Let’s all make the change and Turn It Around!!!

Competition levels allow each performer to compete against performers at a similar level. The reason for having divisions in the competition is to allow each performer to compete against a performer with similar training hours and experience. Turn It Around Tour has no way of confirming how many years or hours a performer has trained, so levels are set at the teacher’s discretion. Please use integrity!

 

Premier

Beginning Skill Level: training 6 hours or less per week. (If a performer is training six hours a week, three of those hours should be technique classes, such as ballet, and leaps and turns. The rest may be in rehearsal.)

 

Star

Advanced/Intermediate Skill Level: training 6 or more hours a week

Entry Time Limits

Solo (1) 2:45
Duo/Trio (2-3) 2:45
Small Group (4-9) 3:00
Large Group (10-21) 4:00
Production (19+) 5:00

Additional minutes may be purchased.

 

Production Numbers:

There is no age level for Production numbers.

All Premier dance production numbers compete against other Premier dance production numbers.

All Star dance production numbers compete against other Star dance production numbers.

All Premier vocal production numbers compete against other Premier vocal production numbers.

All Star vocal production numbers compete against other Star vocal production numbers.

Acro

Contains 50% of acrobatic choreography and 50% of dance choreography (Acrobatic choreography contains tricks learned in an acrobatics class. A trick is an element that goes over the head but excludes forward and backward shoulder rolls and lifts supported by another performer.)

Ballet

Shows classical or contemporary ballet technique.

Pointe

Showing classical or contemporary ballet technique on pointe.

Contemporary

Draws upon modern and ballet technique but goes beyond their set vocabulary.

Lyrical

Draws upon ballet, jazz and modern technique allowing the primary focus to be on the lyric and tells a story.

Modern

Contains interpretive movement with a free and expressive style based on modern techniques with a focus on the “center” and the use of the floor using the entire body developing abstract ideas.

Jazz

Displays strong jazz technique in which no more that 50% of the routine can contain hip hop steps.

 

Musical Theatre

Draws upon Broadway and theatre technique and uses songs from either a Broadway show or a movie musical.

Hip Hop

Contains popular and/or current street dancing to predominately electronic music. Break dancing and acrobatic tricks are allowed.

Open

Contains a crossing of one or more of these categories and can contain no more than 50% acrobatic tricks.

 

Tap

Showing tap technique consisting of footwork, and there is to be no prerecorded sounds.

 

 

 

Attention Tappers!!!

Due to the uniqueness of tap, this season tap will compete against itself in the overalls. Each level and age division will be adjudicated, and the 1st-3rd highest scoring tap routines (1st-5th overall solos) will be presented during the awards presentation.

Broadway Up-tempo

Song from a Broadway show that has a bright and lively tempo.

Broadway Ballad

Song from a Broadway show that has a slow to moderate tempo. Broadway ROCK ballad may be used in Rock category.

Broadway Medley

Routine with music from Broadway, containing two or more songs. Songs do not have to be from the same show.

Rock

A genre of pop music accompanied by a hard driving beat.

R&B (Rhythm and Blues)

Style of music that combines Blues and Jazz with a strong backbeat.

Pop

Popular commercial music in contrast to rock and R&B.

Country

American music, having roots in Folk music of the southeast and cowboy music of the southwest.

Rock n’ Roll

Genre of pop music featuring vocals, guitars and a strong backbeat.

Classical

Covering Opera, Operetta, Art songs and the like.

Original

Any unpublished piece of music accompanied by vocals.

Song & Dance

Must contain at least 60% vocal. Dance section should be cohesive with the style and story.

 

There is to be no prerecorded vocals on the track. (Back-up vocals are allowed)

Six headsets and four hand-held microphones with microphone stands will be available for the performers.

Comedy

Piece/scene containing several comedy elements.

Drama

Piece/scene containing emotional and dramatic elements. (Language must be appropriate).

 

Six headsets and four hand-held microphones with microphone stands will be available for the performers.

Ages are determined as of January 1 for the upcoming competition session. Duos, trios, and other groups are formed based on the average age. (Add all ages and divided by the number of performers. Drop the decimal and go with the whole number.)

 

Mini (8 & under)
Junior (9-10)
Pre-Teen (11-12)
Teen (13-15)
Senior (16-19)
Adult (20+)

 

A performer in a group may only compete in an age division that is one division lower than its oldest performer.

(Example: A teen performer may not compete with six mini performers in the mini age division. The teen performer would have to compete with the six minis in the junior division.)

Turn It Around Tour prefers music to be submitted online in audio form via Dropbox or Google Drives (m4a, WAV, AIFF, MP3, AU, or unprotected AAC) Wednesday prior to the competition.

 

Please have the routine number and title listed as shown below:

005_Turn Up The Music

 

For instructions, please contact us or login into your registration.

 

A back-up is strongly recommended.

 

CDs will be accepted at least one hour prior to the competition session if needed. (Competition sessions are divided by the award presentations.)

 

Each CD should contain only one song and be labeled with the song title, studio code, and entry number. Songs must be recorded appropriately. After each award presentation, the studio owner or representative may pick up the music. Turn It Around Tour, LLC is not responsible for unclaimed music. If contacted to return music, there will be a $15 shipping fee.

 

iPods will ONLY be used in an emergency situation for a back up. No Exceptions.

Judging is done by three individuals previously selected. Web camera video critiques will be distributed on flash drives to the studio’s owner(s) following the event.

Acts are adjudicated based on the point system, which is as follows:

High Platinum – 100 – 97
Platinum Award – 96 – 93
High Gold Award – 92 – 89
Gold Award – 88 – 84
High Silver Award – 83 & under

Each routine will be rewarded for their performance. High Scores are only presented to acts receiving a 87 or higher.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the highest scoring routines, but there must be a minimum of ten entries in each level for solo, duo/trip, small group, and large group. Productions only need five entries.

1st Overall Solo – $100
1st Overall Duo/Trio – $125
1st Overall Small Group – $150
1st Overall Large Group – $175
1st Overall Production – $200

 

1st – 5th will be announced for Premier and Star solos. If there are more than 30 entries, the top 10 will be announced for Star soloists.

1st – 3rd will be announced for Premier and Star duo/trio, small group, large group, and production. If there are more than 20 entries, the top 5 will be announced.

 

Attention Tappers!!!

Due to the uniqueness of tap, this season tap will compete against itself in the overalls. Each level and age division will be adjudicated, and the 1st-3rd highest scoring tap routines (1st-5th overall solos) will be presented during the awards presentation.

Special Awards will be given for:

Judges Choice

If the judges see something exceptional on stage, it will be noted during the presentation of awards.

Choreography

Award to the routine that shows an exceptional story or concepts of steps.

Triple Threat

Awarded to the performer who competes with solos in all three categories (singing, dancing, and acting). Two out of the three routines must be registered in the star level and receive a minimum score of 92 for each routine. Scores are then added together with the highest total winning the award. No additional registration is required.

Best Company

Awarded to the studio whose dance acts accumulate the highest average by adding their total points based on the point system below and dividing by the number of acts. (Minimum of fifteen acts needed for the studio to be eligible.)

Best Ensemble

Awarded to the studio whose vocal acts accumulate the highest average by adding their total points based on the point system below and dividing by the number of acts. (Minimum of ten acts needed for the studio to be eligible.)

Best Cast

Awarded to the studio whose acting acts accumulate the highest average by adding their total points based on the point system below and dividing by the number of acts. (Minimum of ten acts needed for the studio to be eligible.)

The Turn It Around!!! Award

Awarded to the studio whose routines accumulate the highest average based on the point system below. (Total number of points divided by the number of entries.) This is based on all dancing, singing, and acting routines. (Minimum of five entries in each style—dancing, singing, and acting—to be eligible.)

Point System is as follows for the Star Level:

High Platinum Award receives 4 points
Platinum Award receives 2 points
High Gold Award receives 1 point

Point System is as follows for the Premier Level:

High Platinum Award receives 2 points
Platinum Award receives 1.5 points
High Gold Award receives half a point (.5)

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