REGISTRATION

Online Registration- Create a studio account by choosing the Registration tab above. Create your permanent student roster by entering your data once. Our system automatically rolls ahead the ages of each performer from year to year, so there is no need to re-enter them! Your studio will be able to print its own personal schedule.

To complete registration, please review and send in ALL paperwork (auto populates once location is submitted) which includes a signature by studio owners, releasing On Point National Dance Competition (including employees and staff) and host facility from any liability for personal injury or property loss, along with payment by studio check, money order or certified check made payable to On Point National Dance Competition, LLC. Studios must issue one form of payment for all entries. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. Each studio will receive registration confirmation via email when full payment is received. Certified checks or money order only will be accepted after 30 day deadline.

NO ENTRIES, INCLUDING ONLINE REGISTRATION, WILL BE PROCESSED OR CONSIDERED REGISTERED UNTIL FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BEFORE DEADLINE TO AVOID LATE FEES.

There will be no refunds for any entry fees regardless of circumstance. Credits will be issued only in cases of documented injury or illness with a bona fide doctor’s note. This credit will be issued to studio only.

Any entries or payment received after the deadline date will be assessed a $10 late fee per entry and must be paid by money order or certified check at time of registration. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Timely postmarks do not guarantee acceptance of entries. All changes to original submitted entries must be in writing and a $10 fee per change will be assessed. Returned non-sufficient checks will incur a $50 service fee and all future payments will only be accepted by money order or certified check.

Studios will be notified by email when the schedule is posted approximately 10 days prior to event. Each studio will be given a deadline date to contact our office by email with any corrections to students names, song titles, and number of students in routine. Carefully review the entire schedule. No changes will be made after the deadline date.

ENTRIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY PHONE, E-MAIL OR FAX

*** It is agreed upon entering any On Point National Dance Competition event that all participants, students, parents, teachers, studio directors/owners and any other spectators will not hold On Point National Dance Competition or its directors, employees or host facilities liable for injuries sustained and/or illnesses contracted by them or loss of property while in attendance and/or participating in any and all activity of On Point events.

Soloone dancer2:45 minutes
Solo Extended3:45 minutes
Titleone dancer2:45 minutes
Title Extended3:45 minutes
Duo/Trio2-3 dancers3:00 minutes
Duo/Trio Extended4:00 minutes
Small Group4-9 dancers3:00 minutes
Small Group Extended4:00 minutes
Large Group10-19 dancers4:00 minutes
Large Group Extended5:00 minutes
Line20+ dancers4:00 minutes
Line Extended6:00 minutes
Production20+ dancers6:00 minutes
Production Extended8:00 minutes
Photogenicone dancer2 photo max

Note: Any act that goes over our allotted time limit without notifying and paying for extended time in advance will be penalized one overall point deduction from each judge, billed and/or deduct fee from any prize money.

Soloists may perform up to three solos at any regional competition. They may not compete against themselves in the same age and performance division. In duo/trio, groups, lines and production there must be less than 50% of the same students when competing in the same age and performance division.

THREE ENTRY LEVELS

Please read carefully as our levels have changed and are unlike others.

On Point offers three competitive levels. This gives dancers an opportunity to truly compete against dancers at their own level. The different levels will never compete against each other. Each entry level is eligible for high score awards.

PLEASE NOTE, HOW MANY YEARS A PERFORMER HAS BEEN COMPETING IS NOT USED AS A CRITERIA FOR OUR LEVELS

        • FIRST POSITION (recreational)

Dancers that take 3 or less hours of dance per week, total class time, not each discipline of dance. Dancers in this classification are not eligible for regional or national title division. A student that competes in 5 or more routines cannot compete at the recreational level. Only groups comprised of all recreational performers will be able to compete at this level. IMPORTANT: If perfomer is moved up from recreational to intermediate or competitive level during competition, they will not be eligible for first in category or overall high scores. THIS LEVEL IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CASH PRIZE.

        • SECOND POSITION (recreational/intermediate/competitive)

Dancers that take less than 6 hours of dance per week, total class time, not each discipline of dance. Dancers in this classification are not eligible for regional or national title division. A student that competes in 7 or more routines cannot compete at the intermediate level. Small and large groups that are comprised of  recreational, intermediate and/or competitive level will be able to compete at this level. If there are more than 50% competitive performers, they will be bumped up to the competitive level. Example, large group jazz has 7 performers who are competitive dancers and 3 performers are recreational/intermediate dancers would compete at the competitive level. All lines and productions will perform at the competitive level. Dancers in this classification are not eligible for regional or national title division. THIS LEVEL IS ELIGIBLE FOR GIFT CERTIFICATE ONLY

        • THIRD POSITION (competitive)

All dancers may compete at this level. If performer competes at the competitive level, they cannot compete at the recreational level. If you do not select an entry level, you will automatically be entered into the competitive level. All lines and productions will perform at this level. THIS IS THE ONLY LEVEL THAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR CASH AWARDS

AGE DIVISION

Ages for all solos are as of the competition date. All duo/trio and groups ages are as of January 1. The average age of the dancers will determine the age division the entry will be competing in. To determine the average age of a routine, add all of the dancers ages and divide by the number of dancers in that routine. DO NOT ROUND UP.

Mini:4 & Under, 5-6 yrs
Petite:7 – 9 yrs
Junior:10-12 yrs
Teen:13-15 yrs
Senior:16 -17 yrs, 18 -19 yrs
Adult:20+

Performers that are in different age groups will not compete in more than one age group below the oldest dancer, regardless of the average age. Example, routine includes a dancer age 15 (Teen) but the average age is 8 (Petite), the routine will compete in the junior age group, into the lowest age group within that age bracket which would be 10 yrs. Proof of age (birth certificate, drivers license, etc.) may be required if protest occurs. All protests must be in writing and presented to the director of On Point National Dance Competition within 1 hour of the incident. All protests must be signed.

Contestants will compete in the following divisions, (4 yrs & under) (5-6 yrs) (7-9 yrs) (10-12 yrs) (13-15yrs) (16-17 yrs) (18-19 yrs) (20+). **Any more than six entries in a category in any age division will be broken down into individual ages.

How to quality for nationals
You can qualify for On Point Nationals by submitting a video and entry fee no later than April 1, 2018. Video will be adjudicated only. Video entry fees are the same as regional entry fees.

PERFORMANCE DIVISIONS:

Only the following divisions may contain more than 3 acrobatic tricks; acro/dance, character, hip hop, open and production. A pass into an acro trick (ie: round off back handspring) qualifies as one movement.

  • Acro/Dance

Routine containing 50% of dance and 50% gymnastic tumbling, passes, limbers, etc.

  • Acro/Dance Specialty

This category can only be used after the acro/dance performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

  • Ballet

Routine to include ballet technique using classical steps and movements.

  • Character

Routine using any form of dance that portrays a recognizable character throughout the routine.

  • Character Specialty

This category can only be used after the character performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

  • Contemporary

Routine to include a combination of lyrical, jazz and modern technique.

  • Contemporary Specialty

This category can only be used after the contemporary performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

  • Clogging

Routine to include clogging technique using clogging shoes.

  • Folk/Ethnic

Routine to include particular ethnic style such as Irish, Spanish, etc.

  • Hip Hop/Funk

Routine to include street style of dance.

  • Hip Hop/Funk Specialty

This category can only be used after the hip hop/funk performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

  • Jazz

Routine to include jazz technique such as leaps, splits, floor rolls, kicks, etc.

  • Jazz Specialty

This category can only be used after the jazz performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

      • Lyrical

      Routine to include emotional interpretations using combination of ballet and jazz technique.

          • Lyrical Specialty

          This category can only be used after the lyrical performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

              • Modern

              Interpretive dance using balance and control.

                  • Modern Specialty

                  This category can only be used after the modern performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

                      •  Musical Theatre

                      Routine to include Broadway or movie musicals using any style of dance.

                          • Open

                          Routine to include any style and combination.

                              • Pointe

                              Routine to include ballet/pointe technique using pointe shoes.

                                  • Photogenic

                                  Photograph must be 8×10 head or full length shot with name, age, and studio info on back of photo.
                                  Must submit photo & registration form along with payment at the start of the competition day. Winning photos will not be returned.

                                      • Pom Pom

                                      Routine to include pom poms for 75% of the dance with sharp movements.

                                          • Pro Am

                                          Any routine in which a teacher/teachers are competing with students. Teachers may not compete in any other division.

                                              • Tap

                                              Routine to include tap technique. Must be wearing tap shoes. NO RECORDED TAP SOUND in music. points will be deducted from score.

                                                  • Tap Specialty

                                                  This category can only be used after the tap performance division is used with 50% of the same dancers in the same age division.

                                                  MUSIC

                                                  **NEW THIS YEAR!!!: Mandatory – Upload your music to On Point National Dance Competition! Forget the hassle of CDs!

                                                  Audio files are accepted in MP3, M4A format only, up to 20 MB each. We recommend MP3 format. Please use Chrome when uploading music. Make sure the music you are uploading is DRM free.  Once schedule is released, uploads will be closed,  10-14 days before competition.

                                                  It is advisable to bring back-up of all music (Ipod or USB) for all performances in case of an emergency. Music should be recorded at proper speed, please note that speed control will NOT be adjusted.

                                                  GENERAL INFORMATION

                                                      • Contestant must compete on designated day. Regional’s will never be longer than 3 days
                                                      • Any person who is visible on stage once the routine has started will be considered a performer, subject to age division and group size
                                                      • Fire, swords, guns, knives or live animals are strictly prohibited
                                                      • No form of liquids which may affect the stage surface may be used during a routine
                                                      • No coaching allowed
                                                      • Smoking is prohibited in the competition
                                                      • No alcoholic beverages
                                                      • Contestant should be ready 1 hour before their scheduled time
                                                      • Contestants grant permission to On Point National Dance Competition to use their photographs with any advertising to promote its competitions without compensation
                                                      • No cash refunds will be issued
                                                      • Sportsmanlike behavior is expected
                                                      • All decisions of the judges will be accepted as final
                                                      • Props must be freestanding and in place within 1 minute
                                                      • Contestants will not be able to perform out of order except for costume changes. This must be verified by the director
                                                      • All cash awards and gift certificates will be made out to the Studio
                                                      • All first place ties will be broken by technique score
                                                      • No independent entries
                                                      • On Point reserves the right to change venues
                                                      • Score sheets and music will not be mailed. You must pick them up the end of the competition
                                                      • Music should be turned in to the MC at the beginning of the day for the entire day
                                                      • No video or photography during the competition
                                                      • In order to accommodate all entries, soloists and duo/trio may also be asked to perform on Friday night. By entering your solo and duo/trio, you agree to this possibility. There will be no refunds!
                                                      • All duo/trio and group ages are from January 1
                                                      • On Point reserves the right to cancel any competition due to circumstance deemed necessary
                                                      • There will be no refunds for any entry fees regardless of circumstance

                                                  JUDGING and SCORES

                                                  There will be a panel of three judges who are well versed in all categories.  The judges will evaluate each performance in the areas of technique, execution, choreography, musicality and overall appearance. All judges’ decisions are final.

                                                  All participants will be scored based on an adjudicated system. Multiple platinum, high gold, gold and silver adjudication awards may be presented. Entries will receive both a trophy for studio and individual pin for each dancer in the group.

                                                  Any act that goes over our allotted time limit without notifying us and paying for those fees in advance will be penalized one overall point, billed and/or deducted from any prize money.

                                                  Any discrepancy in the number of dancers performing, is more or less, than the number entered at the time of registration, their performance will result in the routine being adjudicated only. Adjudicated only routines are not eligible for high scores.   (Carefully review registration and schedule prior to the competition).

                                                  Adjudication: The judges will score lyrics and dance moves that are inappropriate for family viewing lower.
                                                  FIRST POSITION
                                                  Recreational
                                                  SECOND POSITION
                                                  Recreational/Intermediate/Competitive
                                                  THIRD POSITION
                                                  Competitive
                                                  Platinum283-300284-300285-300
                                                  High Gold277-282.9278-283.9279-284.9
                                                  Gold265-276.9266-277.9269-278.9
                                                  Silver264 and below265 and below268 and below

                                                  OVERALL HIGH SCORE

                                                  Overall Awards will be rewarded to the top 5 in the Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen and Senior age division for First, Second and Third Positions with the 1st place in the Second/Third Positions level receiving cash/gift certificate (with the exception of the adult division). To receive cash there must be a least 10 routines in each age division for third position. A gift certificate will be given when there is 5 or more routines in each age division for each level (second and third position). A platinum or high gold award must be received to qualify for an overall award. The Line and Production Divisions may be combined. You must compete on the day and time assigned to be eligible for overall awards. The First Position and Second Position divisions are not eligible to receive cash prize award. When a soloist is performing in 2 or more routines, only the highest score routine will be eligible for the high score award.

                                                  PETITEJUNIORTEENSENIOR
                                                  Solo$50$50$50$50
                                                  Duo/Trio$75$75$75$75
                                                  Small Group$100$100$100$100
                                                  Large Group$125$125$125$125
                                                  Line$150$150$150$150
                                                  Production$150$150$150$150

                                                  DYNAMIC AWARD

                                                  Top 3 routines (excluding solos, duo/trio) will receive an award for each category in jazz, tap, ballet/lyrical, open (to include all other categories) for 12 & UNDER and 13 & OVER in First Position, Second Position and Third Position.

                                                  ON POINT AWARD

                                                  On Point gift certificate towards our 2017 Regionals will be awarded to the highest scoring group in 12 & UNDER and 13 & OVER in the competitive level. Must receive a platinum or high gold to qualify.

                                                  STUDIO POWERHOUSE AWARD

                                                  One studio in each city will be awarded the Studio Powerhouse Award! This award is solely based on group scores.  The studio with the top five highest group scores will be granted this prestigious award.  Please note: Solos, Duos, and Trios are not included.

                                                  PHOTOGENIC AWARD

                                                  Awarded to contestant that is judged the most photogenic for each age division. Photograph must be 8×10 head or full length shot with name, age, and studio info on back of photo. Photo may be in black & white or color. Submit with official entry form and fee at competition. Only one photo per entry. Winning photos from each regional will be retained.

                                                  ON POINT REGIONAL TITLE

                                                  Soloists may enter one or more routines for the Title division (Third Position ONLY).  Please indicate on the entry form when registering what routine(s) you would like to have judged for the Title division.  A platinum or high gold award must be received to qualify to be a Title winner. Routine(s) that are entering into the title divisions are not eligible for Overall High Score Awards.  Title winners will receive a Trophy, Tiara (Miss) and an On Point Title Jacket.

                                                  SPECIAL AWARDS

                                                  On Point Judges Awards
                                                  Awards presented by the judges to acknowledge routines that are unique

                                                  On Point Choreography Awards:

                                                  Awards for outstanding choreography

                                                  On Point Entertainment Awards:

                                                  Awards for routines deemed to be the most entertaining

                                                  On Point Technique Awards:

                                                  Awards for routines with the highest technique score competitive level, for 12 & under and 13 & over