BRAVO: April 15 – 18th – ALL GROUPS **NO PIXIES
** No Friday Company Class – April 15th **
Hilton Bloomington (3900 American Blvd. West, Bloomington 55437)
Schedule & Packing List
Competition Quick Facts
- This event is NOT a block schedule
- Guidelines and Protocols – PLEASE READ FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- ONE spectator per dancer
- Wristbands will be handed out at the event. Please find a PDC teacher when arriving for your wristband and your dancers wristband
- Dancers must arrive in first costume and makeup
- Masks are MANDATORY in the building – including while performing on stage.
- There will be award ceremonies on stage. Captains will be on stage to receive awards
- Guardians and observers will be asked to leave for awards to allow space for dancers in the audience
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O!verture Level: The O!verture level is designed for dancers with limited competition experience and/or dancers who take an approximate total of 0-2 hours combined dance/acro/rehearsal lessons per week.
Encore! Level: The Encore! level is designed for dancers with moderate competition experience and/or dancers who take a total of 2-5 hours of combined dance/acro/rehearsal lessons per week.
BravO! Level: The BravO! level is designed for dancers who display a higher level of technical abilities and skill and/or have significant competition experience. BravO! level dancers generally take a total of 5 or more hours combined dance/acro/rehearsal lessons per week.
Petite: 0-8 years (4 & under, 5-6 years, 7-8 years)
Junior: 9-11 years (9 years, 10 years, 11 years)
Teen: 12-14 years (12 years, 13 years, 14 years)
Senior: 15-19 years (15-16 years, 17-19 years)
Adult: 20+ years (*Performers in the Adult Division will compete at the BravO! level.)
• All ages are as of January 1st
Please remember that dance judging is very subjective. The judges change year to year, each competition has a different scoring system and judges come from all different backgrounds.
One Platinum, Elite High Gold, High Gold, Gold, Silver, or Bronze
BravO! hosts a Title Competition at each regional. Only solos in the BravO! level of competition are eligible to enter the Title Competition. This category will be incorporated into the standard solo competition and scored/judged on a separate score sheet from adjudication. Vocal, Song & Dance, and Monologue/Acting entries are not eligible. BravO! accepts Title Entries at the event. When entering at the door, you must do so at least 1 hour prior to the performance time. You may only enter a maximum of three solos per individual in the Title Competition. Previous years’ winners are eligible to re-compete, even if they are in the same age division unless they are the National Title Winner for that age division. All participants will be judged for Title during their regular solo routine. If your dancer would like to compete for TITLE please register them at the event any time before they perform.
Excellence In Technique – At each regional competition, the judges will present one Excellence In Technique award to a soloist at each Solo Award Ceremony. This award is given to the dancer who performs with outstanding technique throughout their solo routine.
Excellence In Showmanship – At each regional competition, the judges will present one Excellence in Showmanship award to a soloist at each Solo Award Ceremony. This award is given to the dancer who performs with outstanding showmanship throughout their solo routine.
Inaside Scholarships – At each regional competition, the judges will present an Inaside Summer Intensive Scholarship to a soloist at each Solo Award Ceremony. This award is given to a dancer the judges feel has immense potential in their craft.
Top Choreography – At each regional competition, the judges will present choreography awards during all Group Award Ceremonies. Teachers are invited on stage and recognized for their outstanding choreography.
Entertainment Awards – At each regional competition, the judges will present Entertainment Awards to the routines deemed ‘Most Entertaining’ within each experience level per Group Award Ceremony. Small Groups, Large Groups, and Lines in any age group, experience level, and category are eligible.
Outstanding Performance Award – At each regional competition, the judges will present Outstanding Performance Awards to the group routines showcasing an overall outstanding presentation. Small Groups, Large Groups, and Lines in any age division, experience level, and category are eligible. One Outstanding Performance Award will be presented during each Group Award Ceremony.
Standing O!vation Award – At each regional competition, the judges will present Standing O!vation Awards to the group routines that had that ‘WOW Factor’ and encompass the total package: costume, technique, execution, stage, etc. Small Groups, Large Groups, and Lines in any age division, experience level, and category are eligible. One Standing O!vation Award will be presenting during each Group Award Ceremony.
BravO! High Point Award – At each regional competition, the BravO! High Point Award will be presented to the highest scoring BravO! level Small Group, Large Group, or Line routine of the entire weekend in two separate age categories – 11 & under and 12 & over. BravO! Level Groups and Lines in any category are eligible.
Dressing Rooms /Practice Space
This year dressing rooms and practice spaces will be different per venue. There will always be an assigned space for our studio/block. There will be a limit to how many parents are allowed backstage so please make sure to read through the competition rules above. Dancers must be fully ready prior to coming to the venue and only use dressing rooms for costume changes. Practice space will also be determined once staff is in the venue so please make sure to find out from your instructor where practicing will take place.
Because competition schedules are constantly changing and/or going out of order, it is difficult to give an exact time and meeting place for each group, as it will change throughout the day. Please pay attention to the order, use the app, and know that each routine is about 3 mins to know what time we will go on. Luckily, the hotel is small so you will be able to find someone. Keep your phone by your side for texting updates.
Register with Remind 101 to receive alerts on comp days. Text the message: @pdccomp To the number: 81010 – Or follow this link www.remind.com/join/pdccomp
Our competition goals are simple: have fun, beat ourselves (get better) and avoid injury! We hope the dancers have an absolute blast! #platinumstrong #alwaysmore #platinumproud #teampdc