Rules and Regs

DPC is a family friendly competition. We expect great sportsmanship from all studios! Negativity will not be tolerated and may lead to a routine being disqualified if necessary. 



  • Solos/Duet/Trio- 3:00 minute max

  • Small groups (4-8 dancers)- 3:00 minute max 

  • Large groups (9-15 dancers)- 3:00 minute max

  • Lines (16 or more dancers)- 6:00 minute max

  • Productions (18 or more dancers)- 8:00 minute max



  • Choreography and costumes are to be appropriate for ALL ages.

  • Dancers can perform up to 3 solos max, with the exception of entering into the improv category. Dancers may perform in the improv category and still have their 3 choreographed solos entered. 

  • Improv Category information: We are pushing this category because we want dancers to show us their raw passion for dance. This will not be based off of numeric scoring, but what the dancers bring to the stage! The category will be broken up into two age categories- 12 & under and 13 & over. Dancers are to wear a solid colored leotard. The dancers will not know the style of dance until the song begins. The music will be provided by our emcee the day of the event. Dancers will be split up by age category  to perform, and must improv until the emcee stops the music at or before 1:30. If it is found out that you perform a choreographed piece in this category dancer/s will be disqualified. 



  • Fees are due no later than 30 days before each event and are to be paid in full. Any entries submitted are non-refundable.

  • Great Incentives for paying all entry fees by December 1st

  • Late fees will have 10% added to the final amount and need to be paid 2 weeks prior to each event. 

  • Late fees may be paid with bank checks or money orders only.

  • There will be a 50.00 service charge for any returned checks.

  • Late entries will not be eligible for high score awards.

  • We will have only one stage the dancers will perform on so no need to worry about multiple stages.

  • Please call office for entry fees


  • You must upload your music as soon as you register your routines online. 

  • Always have at least one backup music prepared for each routine. Backup music is to be on a flash drive or a laptop/ipad.

  • When labeling backup music please have performance number, song title and studio name listed.

  • Music is to be appropriate for ALL ages. If the judges feel a song is inappropriate they have the right to deduct up to 5 points off the routine.


  • Scheduled performance times will be available for studio owners approximately 10 days before the competition. 

  • Be prepared! All dancers must be ready at least 1 hour before scheduled performance times. If the competition is running ahead of schedule we will continue even if you are not there. Please check in with our backstage manager 5 numbers ahead of each routine.

  • NO photography or video recording is allowed in the auditorium at anytime. Our photography company will provide pictures and videos for each performance and will be available to purchase. 

  • Props are not DPC’s responsibility. If a performance does have a prop, studios have no more than 2 minutes for set up and break down.

  • DPC has the right to make last minute changes (venues, entries, etc.) IF necessary.

  • All registrations are non-refundable. If the event is cancelled you will receive a credit that can be used for any Dynamic Performance Challenge Event.

  • All dancers registered for Dynamic Performance Challenge will need to have a signed waiver submitted prior to attending the event. All waivers will need to be submitted before final show documents are sent out. Waivers are valid for the entire season 2021-2022 season.


Awards and Divisions: 


  •  Mini (4-5), Petite (6-8), Junior (9-12). Teen (13-15), Sr. (16-18), Adult (19+ up) 

  • Age divisions are determined as of January 1st.

  • Group dances are determined by the average number of dancers ages


  • Dynamic 1- Dancers who are competing for the first time or take classes less than 3 hours per week .

  • Dynamic 2- Dancers who take classes for 5 hours or less per week.

  • Dynamic 3- Dancers who take classes for 6 hours or more per week. 

  • Duets are to be determined by the higher leveled category.

    • *If one dancer in the duet is dynamic 2 and one is dynamic 3, they are to be placed in the dynamic 3 category.*

  • Trios and groups are to be averaged out.

    • *If a group has more dynamic 3 leveled dancers then the group is to be put in the dynamic 3 category.*



  • Silver (70-73 points),

  • Dynamic Silver (74-78 points),

  • Gold (79-83 points),

  • Dynamic Gold (84-89 points),

  • Platinum (90-95 points),

  • Dynamic Platinum (96-100 points)

*Adjudicated awards will be rounded up if .5 or above and rounded down if .4 or below*


Dancers will be judged based off of these 5 categories

  • Technique (30 points)

  • Execution (25 points)

  • Stage presence (20 points)

  • Choreography (15 points)

  • Presentation (10 points)


  • This category is not scored numerically, therefore a first, second, and third place winner will be awarded to both age divisions.

  • First place will receive $50.00 cash! 

  • There must be 5 or more dancers entered in each age division for there to be top 3 awarded, otherwise only a first place will be awarded.



*In order for cash prizes to be awarded, there must be 5 or more dances in that category*

  • ALL high score winners will receive $50.00 Dynamic Dollars and a trophy when there are 10 or more in a category. Top 10 will be awarded in every age division and category. 

  • All dancers performing will be eligible for title at no extra cost. 

  • One title will be awarded for each age division and level if there are 5 or more. 

  • If there is a category with less than 5 routines there will be a high score awarded. This includes a category with only one routine IF they score a dynamic gold or higher in dynamic 1 and a platinum or higher in dynamic 2 & 3. 

  • All dancers that have multiple solos will only have their highest scoring routine placed in the high scores. 

  • Solo title winners will receive a cash award of $100.00, a trophy, crown and sash. 

  • Duo/trio title winners will receive a cash award of $100.00 and a trophy.

  • Group title winners will receive $150.00 Dynamic Dollars and a trophy.

  • All adjudicated awards will have plaques for solos/duos/trios, medals for top 10, and pins for group performances.

PLEASE READ: If dancers decide they do not want their medals, plaques, and/or trophies, please inform DPC when registering, and you may take the cost of those awards, and donate it to a charity of your choice! *Trophy donations do not apply to title winners*

  • Special awards will be handed out during each award segment chosen by the special awards judge. 

  • During the very last award segment of each venue, we will have:

        - Sportsmanship award. This will be presented to the studio that shows the most support to everyone through out the entire event.

        - Directors Choice. This will be presented  the performance that stood out to directors Kelsey and/or Blake.

        - Choreography. This award will be presented to the teacher for outstanding choreography. 

        - Judges Choice. This award will be presented to a routine that is unanimously compelled all three judges.

        - RSW award. This award is named after late co-director Rebecca S. Weibel. She was the total package in life, so this award will be presented to a routine that judges feel is the total package. 

        - Dynamic dance award. The dynamic dance award will be handed to the highest scoring performance of the entire weekend and will win a $250.00 cash award!



  • Improv: is a performance in any style that is not choreographed. 

  • Tap: Must be performed wearing tap shoes and use tap technique.

  • Jazz: should be performed using traditional jazz technique and movements. 

  • Acro: Can be performed in any style but requires more than 3 acrobatic tricks and tumble passes.

  • Contemporary: Is a style that requires a variety of different emotions, isolations and technique. 

  • Hip Hop: Can be performed in any hip hop style (popping, animation, etc.)

  • Lyrical: Is a style that utilizes the lyrics of the music but also shows technique, strength, and flexibility/extensions.

  • Ballet: A routine that requires strong classical ballet technique. Ballet shoes/slippers are to be worn.

  • Open: Is a category that falls in between any style, but it must not have more than 3 tricks or tumble passes or it is to be entered into the acrobatic category.

  • Modern: Is an interpretive dance that requires balance and control. 

  • Pointe: Must be performed wearing pointe shoes and requires strong ballet technique.

  • Musical Theater: Is a routine of any style that interprets a musical movie or a Broadway show.

  • Clogging: Must be performed in clogging shoes and use clogging technique.

  • Character: Must be performed as a character.

  • Voice/Vocal: strictly singing. No back-up voices should be used in the music.

  • professional: Any style performed with a professional dancer or dance instructor.

  • Liturgical: Is a routine that expresses public worship.