PARENTS & GUARDIANS:

Thank you for being your performer’s #1! Through your support they have become the performers who light up our stages and entertain our audiences. We are honored to have your performer participate with us and look forward to entertaining you at our family-fun events. To help your experience be the most it can be please keep these tips in mind:

PARENTS PAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Click on one of the categories below to get full details:

RULES, GUIDELINES & ADDITIONAL INFO

PHOTO/VIDEO

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

AGES & DIVISION 

LEVELS OF ABILITY

TITLE(S)/SCHOLARSHIPS

SCORING/AWARDS

2017  SCHEDULE, VENUES & HOTELS

 

RULES, GUIDELINES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Entry & Mandatory Registration fees cover the processing of entries.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED. Once you have paid your entry & registration fees you are eligible to receive all of your pictures and videos for FREE. That’s Entertainment and Limitless Services Productions are not responsible for any corrupted videos or photos.
  • Offering Competitions & Elite Conventions with Celebrity Instructors, you can attend either one or both.
  • Independents are accepted for Convention/Workshops Only. http://www.thatsentertainmentpa.com/aboutconventions/
  • There is a spectator fee for Conventions. http://www.thatsentertainmentpa.com/conventionguidelines/
  • That’s Entertainment Competitions do not accept independent entries.
  • All ages and levels, are welcome to compete.
  • All Pricing information must go through your studio directors.
  • Competitors are not permitted to come to any competition without their director or a working teacher of the school.
  • Theater & Ballroom venues with Professional Dance Floor. We do not charge to come watch the Competitions.
  • That’s Entertainment reserves the right to cancel any competition/convention due to lack of participation.  We also reserve the right to change locations or dates due to circumstances beyond our control.  That’s Entertainment reserves the right to add or subtract days to any given competition as needed and to schedule accordingly.  Please be prepared for extended or shortened events.
  • Weekend Events Only. All events begin after school hours.
  • Competitions may start as early as 7am. Please plan travel arrangements/overnight stays accordingly.
  • Be aware we do not make changes at time of schedule which is one week prior to the event. Confirm your Age, Category and Level with your studio director. Any corrections must be made by your director at least 3 weeks prior to the event.
  • Customized schedules are created per event and emailed to your director one (1) week prior to the competition &/or convention.
  • Please read Scoring, Awards, Titles & other information below to avoid any confusion at the event.
  • Keep in mind all times on the schedule are approximate. All performers should arrive at the beginning of their session or at least 2 hours prior to your approximate performance time & ready to dance (as we do run early).
  • Routines not available or routines that are practicing and refuse to come to the stage at the time they are called even if they are called prior to their scheduled dance time will be subject to point deductions or adjudication only and not eligible for Top/High Scores.
  • Do not check in with the stage manager until you are dressed and ready to perform. Once you check in do not leave the specified area or you will be subject to point deductions or adjudication only and not eligible for Top/High Scores.
  • Shared dressing rooms are open one (1) hour prior to the start of your scheduled session. (Please make room for everyone.)
  • There will be signs directing you to the dressing rooms. If you need help finding the dressing rooms you can ask the Sales Rep, Stage Manager and/or Event Manager.
  • Please keep the dressing rooms and event rooms clean. We would like to be invited back to all venues.
  • When choosing your seating options be aware when sitting in the front music tends to be much louder. We need to keep it at this volume so everyone in the audience and performers on stage can hear.
  • A select number of physical programs will be available for purchase at the merchandise sales table. You will also be able to purchase a digital program available on our website the day of the event.
  • No photography or videography is permitted in the event room. 0.5-point deduction per photo or any videography will be taken. Abuse of this rule and you will be asked to leave the event.
  • To avoid making an unexpected appearance in someone else video, please remain seated during all performances.
  • Be respectful of all performances and keep conversations at a low volume.
  • Good sportsmanship is expected from everyone throughout the event, both in the event rooms & dressing rooms.  Any unsportsmanlike behavior will be cause for disqualification. Join us in showing all performers the respect they deserve and be a part of an atmosphere that builds the best in all performers.
  • All routines should be designed for a family audience.  Inappropriate routines, music, or explicit lyrics could be cause for point deductions or disqualification and will not be eligible for the National Finals. (Radio/Clean edited version only.)
  • No coaching allowed:  After the performance has been announced, speaking to or coaching of a performer from anyone, anywhere will be cause for point deduction or disqualification.  Teachers may place performers in the Mini Dancer division only, but may not coach them.
  • Our judges are knowledgeable professionals in a variety of performance areas. Therefore, all Judges decisions are final. 
  • Real-time video critiques by judges that you can view at your studio and improve on future performances.
  • Costumes or props must not reflect the performer’s studio affiliation in any way.
  • Performers, studio directors, or any other individuals may not offer gifts, favors, or special treatment of any kind to the Judges or the That’s Entertainment staff.
  • While all advertised Instructors & Judges intend to be at their specified event, occasionally emergencies or other professional obligations prevent this.  In the event any Instructor &/or Judge becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control they will be replaced with another qualified Instructor &/or Judge.
  • Modeling Routines are all one level.
  • Productions are all one level, age group and category.
  • Competitors who do not compete in their scheduled category &/or don’t complete a routine for any reason (i.e. Leaves the stage etc.) will be adjudicated only and will not be eligible for placement or Top/High Scores.
  • Event Recaps will be posted within 2-6 weeks after the event.
  • The Best Studio interviews are released on Youtube any time between the time of your event through February the following year.
  • All Event Recap and Studio Interview links that involve your studio will be emailed to the Director once they are placed online.
  • To stay tuned without having to contact your director subscribe to our Youtube page, where videos are being posted every week. Click here to subscribe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCasYchzNU_djVuEo1yP8Q1g/featured
  • You can be directed to any and all social media pages viewable straight from this website.
  • Anyone may enter our TE Virtual Competitions with or without studio directors. Certificates won by independent entries can be used at our conventions or given to your school director for competitions. Please check the Virtual Competition page for more information. http://www.thatsentertainmentpa.com/virtualcompetition/ 
  • For Photo & Video services for your next event fill out the form on the LSP (Limitless Services Productions) Page. http://www.thatsentertainmentpa.com/media/
  • For Hosting, DJ, Recording, Mixing, Mastering and all other music services, fill out the form on the FRMG (Foreign Republic Media Group LLC.) http://www.thatsentertainmentpa.com/music/
  • That’s Entertainment Can provide dancers and or showcase pieces for your next event. Staffing Services available. Please email services@thatsentertainmentpa.com with inquiries.

MEDIA (Photos and Video)

For our 2017 Season, That’s Entertainment will be partnering with LIMITLESS SERVICES PRODUCTIONS. (Contact: lsp@thatsentertainmentpa.com)

*Photos & Videos of your competitor’s personal performances are now Free!

*Photos & Videos will take 2-4 weeks after the event to be uploaded to your account.

That’s Entertainment and Limitless Services Productions are not responsible for any corrupted videos or photos.

How to Find Your Performer’s Video and Photos from our Events:

Use the button below to claim your account. 

Once you have activated and claimed your account please go to http://thatsentertainmentpa.danceera.com/ and Log In with your email and password that you created when you Claimed your account. Once you are logged in, click on RESULTS. On the Right hand side, next to each routine you will see a video/photo zip file. Click on the folder you want to download and it will download onto your computer.

(*These instructions do not work on iPads, Tablets, and/or cell phones. It works on Computers and Laptops only!)

HAVING TROUBLE VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING your Pictures & Videos?

If you do not see your performers name in the drop down to claim their account or are missing any videos or photos, please email Limitless Services Productions at lsp@thatsentertainmentpa.com. When sending the email, please include your performers name, studio name, location & date of the event. Emails will be answered within 2-3 business days.

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

  • Use of small props are permitted in each category if the dance is not dependent on them.

  • 5 acrobatic moves/passes are allowed in any routine, except for routines in the categories of Acro, Character/Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Open/Specialty & Productions. In these five categories there is no limit.

  • If you are unsure which category to enter, Open/Specialty is recommended.

  • Lip Sync is only permitted in Character/Musical Theatre, Open/Specialty or during Production Routines.

  • We offer casting opportunities for dancers and vocalists. Through our TE ELITE TEAM & “DANCE IT OUT” Albums & Music Videos.

    ACRO
    – Style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context (must have at least 50% acrobatic moves).

    BALLET
    – An artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures performed in soft Ballet slippers. Classical ballet is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements.

    CHARACTER/MUSICAL THEATRE
    – A form of theatrical performance that can combine, songs, spoken dialogue, lip sync, acting, and dance.

    CLOGGING
    – A type of folk dance in which the dancer’s footwear is used percussively by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.

    HIP-HOP
    – Refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking and popping. All tricks permitted.

    JAZZ
    – A routine consisting of jazz technique, utilizing isolation, flexibility, jumps, etc.
    – Classic or funk, not street or hip-hop.

    LYRICAL
    – A routine that has lyrics & expresses the lyrics/storyline of the song, utilizing balance, extension & expression.

    MODELING: (contestants/competitors must provide their own music)
    **MODELING-FORMAL
    – Will be judged on the presence & personality, overall appearance, and the sense of style & charm.
    – Long gowns are to be worn during formal modeling.

    **MODELING-CASUAL

    – Should be performed to fun & upbeat music.
    – Attire can include “off the rack” or custom made clothing and should complement the style & personality of the routine & contestant.

    MODERN/CONTEMPORARY
    – A routine using balance & control, contractions, fall/recovery, abstract or contemporary movements or routines more concentrated on choreographic and performing processes of utilizing ground work and level changes.
    – May include classical & modern movement.

    OPEN/SPECIALTY
    – This category is to accommodate dances that do not fit in any other categories.
    – Routines that include two or more dance styles.
    – For performers who have more than one routine in a particular category.
    – In an Open/Specialty routine, there is no limit to the acrobatic tricks.
    – Also includes specialty routines such as Ballroom, Irish Step, Ethnic, Folkloric, Pom/Cheer, Baton, Novelty, Song & Dance, and Lip-Sync

    POINTE
    – A routine that may be classical or contemporary style-wise, but MUST consist of classic pointe technique.
    – 75% of routine must be performed on pointe & using pointe shoes only.
    – Only open to SHOOTING STAR & ALL STAR levels.

    PRODUCTION
    – 15 OR MORE PERFORMERS (Portraying a theme, story, Broadway musical, play, movie etc. Normally has Props, large and or small, at times more than one style of dance. Can also include acing & singing. *Productions are all one level, age group, and category.

    TAP
    – A routine that uses the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion, emphasizing clarity.
    – Must use taps on shoes.
    – No tap sounds may be in the music (point deductions will be made).

    VOCAL
    – A singing presentation in any style.
    – Timing, musical range, & pitch are judged.
    – May be done a cappella.
    – NO lead vocals are permitted on the music (point deductions will be made).
    – Background vocals are permitted.

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AGES, DIVISIONS & TIME LIMITS

AGE DIVISIONS:

  • For Duet’s/Trio’s & Groups the average age determines the age division in which they will compete.
  • Productions are all one Age Division
  • Age is as of the date of the competition for regional & national finals.
  • Proof of age may be required.

Mini Dancers: 6 & under (must compete in the rising star level)
Junior:  7-9   10-12
Senior: 13-15   16-18
Adult: 19 & up

DIVISIONS 

SOLO 1 COMPETITOR
DUET/TRIO 2 – 3 COMPETITORS
SMALL GROUPS 4 – 9 COMPETITORS
LARGE GROUPS 10 – 19 COMPETITORS
MEGA GROUPS 20 OR MORE COMPETITORS
PRODUCTION 15 OR MORE COMPETITORS

 

LEVELS OF ABILITY

All competitors should have impeccable grooming & all groups should be uniform in their hair, makeup, costume, tights, and shoes. Studio owners should use their judgment in placing their students in their perspective levels.

Please keep in mind that the same dancers can be in different levels depending on their level of Technique in each genre. For example, your prima ballerina (All Star Level) may still be a beginner (Rising Star Level) in Tap.

Modeling routines are all one level.

 Productions are all one level, age group and category.

RISING STAR (recreational/beginner level)

Dance & Acro:

  • This level is for beginner who may or may not have competed before and their technique has not yet reached an intermediate level.
  • Competitors should focus on beginner dance technique & proper grooming.
  • You may be any age in this level as long as you are at a beginner level proficiency.
  • All ages 6 & under must compete in this level.
  • This level is recommended for all performers between 7-8 years old.
  • Dance positions should be executed without sickled feet.
  • Fouette turns, Turns A La Seconde, Wings, Toe Touches, Aerials, Back Hand Springs and other intermediate and/or advanced moves are not recommended for this level.
  • Pointe is not permitted in this level.

Vocal:

  • This level is for beginner vocalists who may or may not have competed before and their technique has not yet reached an intermediate level.
  • Competitors should focus on songs that are easy to sing.
  • You may be any age in this level as long as you are at a beginner level proficiency. 
  • All ages 6 & under must compete in this level. 
  • Song may have a small amount of high notes, long notes, or pitch changes.

SHOOTING STAR (intermediate level)

Dance & Acro:

  • Competitors should be working on intermediate and advanced technique.
  • Choreography should contain more advanced elements such as understanding of alignment and being able to perform complicated progressions and turn combinations cleanly.
  • Competitors at this level should have smooth connection of movement, musicality, and group precision.

Vocal:

  • Vocalists who have competed or performed before and their technique has exceeded from a beginner’s level.
  • Competitors should focus on songs that are challenging to sing.
  • You may be any age in this level as long as you are at a intermediate level proficiency. 
  • Song should have a fair amount high notes, long notes, and/or pitch changes.

ALL STAR (advanced level): New this season JR’s can participate in this level

Dance, Acro & Vocal:

  • Technique should be superb, meticulous and flawless.
  • At an advanced level you are considered ready for auditions and potential professional opportunities.

SHINING STAR (student choreography)

  • Students who choose to choreograph their own routine.
  • Students must not have received any assistance from any student, teacher or choreographer.
  • It must be original work and must not be taken or adapted from any other source (ex. YouTube, etc.)

 

SCORING & AWARDS

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Scores are based on 3 judges, with a maximum of 100 points per judge.
  • Once your name or routine is announced, you’re on & being judged!
  • Entrances, exits, and waiting on sidelines before & during your performance (Competitors are on and being judged until they completely leave the dance floor, and the performance has finished.)
  • Clean routines that contain difficulty, proper technique, timing & flow, combined with enthusiasm, energy, and enjoyment.  Judges would like to see that the dancers are being challenged and stretched by the choreography.
  • General appearance – costuming, make-up, tights, shoes, music, dance style/moves that are age appropriate. Remember this is a family oriented event.  Keep this in mind while creating & choreographing.

All routines are adjudicated & ordinally scored. Awards are given to each person in a solo, duet, or trio. Awards are given to each routine in a small group, large group, mega group and production.

Competitors who do not compete in their scheduled category and/or don’t complete a routine for any reason (i.e. Leaves the stage etc.) will be adjudicated only and will not be eligible for placement or Top/High Scores.

TITLE INFORMATION & AWARDS

Titles (New This Season)

  • Title Age Divisions:
  • Mini Miss &/or Mister: 6 & Under
  • JR Miss &/or Mister: 7-12yrs
    SR Miss &/or Mister:  13 -18yrs
  • There must be 3 or more Mini, Jr & Sr Miss &/or Mister titleist to be awarded separately. If there are less than 3 Titleists, in both the Miss and Mister in any Title age division then they will be combined.
  • Competitors registering in our title solo category compete in their regular solo division for adjudication and ordinal scores.  Titleist will be judged during their regular solo session. These solos will be eligible for Top/High Scores. Title Winners will be based on their adjudicated scores. The Highest score wins. Top 3 will be announced. 1st place Mini, JR & SR Miss That’s Entertainment wins the Title, Crown and Sash. 1st place Mini, JR & SR Mister That’s Entertainment wins the Title, Medallion and Sash. Top 3 from each Regional event will be eligible to compete for Title at our National Finals.

NEW! Only 1st 2nd & 3rd place Titleist are eligible for our Scholarships at our National Finals. (See 2017 National Final Detail & Awards segment form more information.)

ORDINAL/ADJUDICATION SCORING & AWARDS

Mini: (ages 6 & under), Junior: (ages 7-9, 10-12), Senior: (ages 13-15, 16-18), Adult: (ages 19 & up) are eligible for placement & adjudication.

– If there is only 1 entry in a Rising Star, Shooting Star & All Star level you must achieve the minimum score below to receive a first place:

Rising Star: 280            Shooting Star: 285            All Star: 290

1st, 2nd and 3rd place is awarded in each category. (Exp. 10-12yrs Lyrical, Rising Star Level, 1st, 2nd 3rd will be awarded a placement award)

Adjudicated Scoring

SILVER                                       GOLD                                  HIGH GOLD
264.4 and below                          264.5 – 270.5                       270.6 – 276.6

SOLID GOLD           SOLID GOLD PLUS           PLATINUM             PLATINUM PLUS
276.7 – 282.7            282.8 – 288.8                      288.9 – 294.9          295 – 300

1st, 2nd & 3rd place Group & Production competitors will each receive an adjudicated pin or ribbon and a placement award given to the studio. Solo & D/T competitors will each receive a placement award and adjudicated pin or ribbon.

Groups after 3rd place will receive a plaque given to the studio. Competitors will each receive an adjudicated pin or ribbon.

Solos & Duet/Trio’s after 3rd place all competitors will receive a medal and adjudicated pin or ribbon.

Productions will be announced during the Top/High Score Awards.

TOP/HIGH SCORES & AWARDS

  • Dance & Acro are combined for Top/High Scores, Vocal & Modeling are separated.
  • Modeling Routines are all one level.
  • Productions are all one level, age group and category.

Mini 6 & Under – Eligible for Top 5 and/or Top 10 in all Solos, Duet/Trios & Groups for ages 6 & Under. Not Eligible for Overall High score of the event.

Juniors 7-12yrs & Seniors 13-18yrs – Eligible for Top 5 and/or Top 10 in all Solos, Duet/Trio’s, Groups and all levels. Eligible for Overall High Score in Shooting Star & All Star Levels.

Adults 19 & Up – Not Eligible for Top/High Scores and/or Overall High Scores

How to qualify:

  • Top/High scores are given to Mini (6 & Under), Junior (7-12) & Senior (13-18) for Rising Star, Shooting Star & All Star levels for solos, duet/trios, (small groups, large groups, mega groups are combined)
  • Adults, Shining Star, Parent routines, Student/Teacher, and Teacher routines are not eligible for Top/High Scores.
  • *TIES ARE BROKEN BY THE JUDGES. (Judge’s Choice)
  • Top 5– There must be a minimum of 5 routines in each age group (Mini, JR, SR), level, & (Solos, Duet/Trio’s & Groups) to be awarded.
  • Top 10– There must be a minimum of 10 routines in each age group (Mini, JR, SR), level & (Solos, Duet/Trios & Groups) to be awarded.
  • Certificates will be awarded to routines from 2-10th place.
  • High Score Trophy given to the studio with the 1st place routine.
  • Productions– Will be announced in order of placement

Top/High Score Awards for Productions.

  • There must be 3 or more productions to award a skyscraper trophy
  • A plaque will be given to the studio & adjudicated pins or ribbons to each competitor for all production’s after 3rd place
  • A placement award will be given to the studio & adjudicated pins or ribbons to each competitor for 2nd & 3rd place.
  • Our Skyscraper (6’+) Trophy is awarded to the studio & adjudicated pins or ribbons to each competitor for our & Highest Scoring Production.

OVERALL HIGH SCORES & AWARDS

  • Overall High Score of the event combine’s JR/SR & all routines including Dance, Acro, & Vocal Genres and are awarded to one routine in both the Shooting Star and All Star Levels will receive 1 award for the studio.
  • Modeling, Productions, Mini, Rising Star, Shining Star, Adults, Parent routines, Student/Teacher and Teacher routines are not eligible for Overall High Score of the event.

CERTIFICATE’S are awarded to the school for all 1st place Top/High Scoring winners in the Shooting Star, All Star Levels, Overall High Score & Sportsmanship.

JUDGE’S Special Awards: given by the judges: 1 Certificate given to the studio and special award ribbons to each competitor.

TE Elite Performance Team Award 1 Certificate given to each competitor chosen

  • Judges will choose a select group of competitors at each regionals.
  • All participants who have been chosen for the TE Elite Performance team and attend National Finals can be featured in the next “Dance It Out Music Video”.
  • Competitors should be willing to travel to the designated location of the video shoot.
  • Team Members will have a private Team workshop at Nationals and a special performance segment in the National Finals Showcase!

ENTERTAINER NOMINEES

  • Each studio must enter a minimum of 3 Large Groups, Mega Groups &/or Productions at Regionals in order to qualify for a nomination.
  • Judges will nominate & award 1 routine from each studio that will vie for the Entertainer of the Year at Nationals.

Additional Awards:1 Award given to the Studio

  • Sportsmanship
  • Judge’s Choice
  • Best Costume
  • Showmanship
  • Choreography
  • Triple Threat & More

2017 National Finals Information & Awards

” A Spooktacular Event! “

  • 2017 Nationals Theme: “SPOOKTACULAR” (Q: What is Spooktactular? Answer: Anything scary, spooky, ghosts, witches, skeletons, etc.)
  • *All Competitors Receiving a High Gold or higher are Eligible for the National Finals.
  • Three National Finals to choose from! 2017 NATIONALS SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE
  • All National Competitors have the opportunity to participate in our free workshops and Showcase at the Final Award Ceremony. Requirements for the Workshops & Showcase are attending the workshops you are interested in, the Dress Rehearsal & the purchase of the pre-ordered Nationals T-shirt as part of your costume requirements. (Additional costuming TBA.) Attendance at the workshop means it’s your commitment to your participation in the National Finals Showcase.
  • TE Elite Team Members must be available for the entire National Finals Event (Schedule flexibility is a must). Competitors who make the TE Elite Team should be honored to be chosen whether or not you attend Nationals. All Competitors who make the team and attend Nationals will have a TE Elite Team Only workshop and Special section in the Showcase. Elite Team members who attend Nationals also have the opportunity to be in the next “Dance It Out” Music Video. Requirements for the Showcase are attending the workshops you are interested in, the Dress Rehearsal & the purchase of the pre-ordered Nationals Elite Team T-shirt as part of your costume requirements. (Additional costuming TBA.)
  • You can find That’s Entertainment Presents “Dance It Out” Vol. 1 available now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and all other digital stores! https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1080446191?ls=1&app=itunes You can also watch all music videos released on the That’s Entertainment YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWIlPrQWehA
  • National Finals Costume Party & “Rep Your Studio” Dance Off Battle!
  • Entertainer of The Year Cup.

 

Additional Awards

TITLE/Scholarships

  • Anyone interested in Scholarships must compete for Title and make Top 3 at Regionals to be eligible for Title & Scholarships presented at Nationals.
  • Competitors registering in our title solo category compete in their regular solo division for adjudication and ordinal score’s. Titleist will be judged during their regular solo session. These solos will be eligible for Top/High Scores.
  • Composite scores from Adjudicated, Entertainment & Q & A Score will be used to determine the Title Winners the Highest score wins. Top 3 will be announced. 1st place Mini, JR & SR Miss That’s Entertainment win’s the Title, Crown and Sash. 1st place Mini, JR & SR Mister That’s Entertainment win’s the Title, Medallion and Sash.
  • Highest Scoring Nationals Finals Title winners within the JR & SR age divisions will win the Scholarship. We will be combining Miss & Mister for the Scholarship prize.
  • Competitor(s) must have qualified & compete in the required number of routines to be eligible for Title & Scholarships at Nationals.
  • Please Note: Q & A will be asked prior to your performance on the stage  During the National Event
  • Mini REQUIREMENTS (6 & Under) – Minimum of 2 routines, including their Title solos and duet/trio or group performance.
  • JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS (7-12yrs) – Minimum of 3 routines in 2 different performance categories, including their Title solo and duet/trio or group performances.
  • SENIOR REQUIREMENTS (13-18yrs) – Minimum of 4 routines in 2 different performance categories, including their Title solo and duet/trio or group performances.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (All Title Competitors) 

  • Teachers, fill out an entry form for each qualified competitor and return it with your National Finals entries.
  • All requirements must be met in order to be considered for Title & Scholarships.
  • There must be five or more contenders in an age category for the scholarship to be awarded.
  • There will be one winner per Title Division.
  • That’s Entertainment will award a check no less than $250 to each scholarship winner.
  • Checks will be made out to the studio to be applied towards the performers studio tuition for the following year.

Entertainer of the Year Cup

Not One but Two ways to vie for the cup!

  • Judges Choice: Enter a minimum of three (3) large groups, mega groups and/or productions at Regionals. The judges will nominate & award one (1) routine that will vie for the EOTY at Nationals.
  • Directors Choice: Directors of each studio will nominate 1 large group, mega group and/or production as well to compete for Entertainer of the Year at Nationals.
  • Each Studio must enter their routine nominated by the judges and a minimum of $1,500 in entry fees to qualify for the Entertainer of The Year Cup.
  • This Special Cup is awarded to one routine at each National Finals based solely on its Entertainment value.
  • At Nationals, the Judges will select the Top 3 EOTY Nominees to compete again at our National Finals Awards Ceremony. After the Top 3 Nominees performances, a 1st place winner will be awarded at Nationals!

Who Will Win The Cup? Will It Be You?

“Dance It Out Album” Award

Sponsored by: Foreign Republic Media Group, LLC

  • This award goes to the highest scoring competitor in the Vocal category at the Shooting Star and/or All Star Levels in the Senior Age Division. There must be 5 or more competitors to be eligible for this award. The winner of this award will have an original song written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered for free! The song will be a featured single on one of the next Dance It Out Volume Series Soundtrack. The winner of this award will also have their music video produced and have the opportunity to perform their single at live events!

Rep Your Studio Awards:

NOTE: The Rep Your Studio Awards are two awards that can be won by 1 or 2 separate schools.

Most Team Spirit (Entire Nationals Weekend)

  • The studio with the Most Team Spirit will win the “Rep Your Studio Award: Most Team Spirit”. Team Spirit consists of studio team shirts, hats, signs, pants, jackets, etc. Parents, and visitors can also be involved with supporting the studio of their choice. 
  • Winners will be announced at our National Finals Closing Award Ceremony.

Dance Battle (Nationals Party)

  • The studio who wins the Dance Battle at the party will win the “Rep Your Studio Award: Dance Battle Winners”. Each studio will choose a select number of students to represent them in the Dance Off Battle. *Should have a least 5 members.
  • Dance Off Battle will consist of all styles of dance.
  • Everyone will have 1 minute to battle.
  • Winners will be announced at our National Costume Party.

*NOTE – Judges and staff will be judging throughout the entire event. Make your studios proud by showing good sportsmanship between others and your own school. Support your fellow classmates, wear your studio gear throughout the event and be proud to Rep Your Studio.

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That's Entertainment Performing Arts Competition
PO BOX 396
Westville, NJ 08093

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877-572-9415 or 877-381-0450
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856-432-6665
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