Elite Dance Cup awards a regional plaque, trophy, or medal to the studio for each routine based on the regional scoring guidelines for that routine. Corresponding ribbons/pins will be awarded to each member of the routine.
Elite Reserve | NA
Elite Gold | 280 - 270
High Gold | 269 - 257
Gold | 256 - 245
High Silver | 244 - 230
Silver | 229 - under
Elite Reserve | 300 - 290
Elite Gold | 289 - 275
High Gold | 274 - 265
Gold | 264 - 250
High Silver | 249 - 235
Silver | 234 - under
Elite Reserve | 300 - 290
Elite Gold | 289 - 280
High Gold | 279 - 270
Gold | 269 - 255
High Silver | 254 - 240
Silver | 239 - under
Overall High score Awards will be awarded to the overall high scoring routine in each of the Premier, Encore, and Elite Levels and in each of the Petite, Junior, Pre-teen, Teen, and Senior Age Divisions. These awards will be given in each of the General Categories of Solo, Duo/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, and Line.
Overall Production will be awarded to the highest scoring production at the Encore Level combining all age divisions.
Each of the overall high scoring routines will receive one studio plaque or trophy and individual corresponding ribbons/pins.
There must be a minimum of 3 acts in the age division and general category to automatically award an overall placement.
Divisional High Score Awards will be awarded to the highest scoring routine combining Petite|Junior|Pre-teen in the 12 & under & Teen|Senior in the 13 & over in each of the general categories of Solo, Duo/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, and Line. They must have a minimum of 10 acts in the general category to award.
Special awards chosen by the panel of Judges will be given. The award will be presented to the studio.
A special plaque or trophy will be awarded in the Elite and Encore Levels, this award will be presented to the teacher/choreographer of the routine deemed by the judges to be the most entertaining of the competition. Levels will be combined if less than 50 group entries are in the level.
A special plaque or trophy will be awarded in the Elite and Encore Levels, this award will be presented to the teacher/choreographer of the routine deemed by the judges to be the best choreography of the competition. Levels will be combined if less than 50 group entries are in the level.
Special award given at the discretion of the judges to group routines. The award will be presented to the studio.
The ADCC (Association of Dance Competitions and Conventions) is a nonprofit association supporting excellence in the dance convention and competition industry. Elite Dance Cup is a proud member of the ADCC and delighted to participate in the Studio of Excellence Awards. To be eligible a studio must enter a minimum of 5 groups or lines. The average of your 5 highest scoring group routines regardless of level or age will determine the winner. At Regionals, winners will receive an ADCC Banner.
For more information about the ADCC visit: www.theadcc.org
A special plaque or trophy will be awarded to the teacher/choreography in both the Elite Level and in the Encore Level for the group routine receiving the highest score of the competition in their respective levels. Levels will be combined if less than 50 group entries per level are registered.
The Elite Cup Award is not awarded at Nationals. For more national information visit the National Finals section.
Elite Dance Cup’s Title Category is a completely separate Category from the Solo Category. Dancers wishing to compete for the Elite Dance Cup Title must have one (1) solo entry registered in the Title Solo Category. Only one (1) Title Solo entry per dancer allowed and will count towards a dancers maximum of three (3) total solo entries. At each regional competition Mr. and Miss Petite Elite Dance Cup, Mr. and Miss Junior Elite Dance Cup, Mr. and Miss Pre-teen Elite Dance Cup, Mr. and Miss Teen Elite Dance Cup, and Mr. and Miss Senior Elite Dance Cup will be chosen by the judges based on each Title Solo entered into the Title Category of the competition. There must be a minimum of three (3) competitors in each Age Division of the Title Category to automatically award the Title. If less than three (3) enter, the Title will only be awarded if the soloist scores a High Gold or above. Each of the Title Winners will receive a plaque or trophy, and a full scholarship to the 2023 National Final Master Classes.
Elite Dance Cup awards to promising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, scholarships to attend the renowned Oklahoma City University, Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management High School Dance Intensive Program.
Summer High School Workshop
2023 date TBA
Winter High School Workshop
January 28, 2023
For more information about the High School Dance Intensives visit: OKCU High School Workshops!
The recipients of this award are invited to be part of the Elite Showcase of Stars Opening Number. These special invitations are given to dancer(s) that display a passion for performing on stage. They will receive an invitation envelope at regional events with information detailing the opportunities that will be offered.
Elite Dance Cup will host an Improv Competition at each regional event. The competition will be held in two age categories, Petite/Junior/Pre-teen (12 & Under) and Teen/Senior (13 & older) The competition will take place prior to the awards presentation for the age category. Formatted much like an audition, the dancers are each assigned a number and perform their Improv for the judges in groups of approximately 3 to 8. Depending on the number of entries, following the preliminary, semi final and final rounds judges will select a winner. Music is randomly chosen, each group will have 45 seconds to dance with a 10 second countdown. Individual dancers can sign-up at the Elite Boutique throughout the competition before the awards presentation of their age category for $30.00 per dancer. Winners will receive an award.
Elite Dance Cup will have an Online Cover Model Search. Participants can register online for $30.00 per dancer and must submit 2 pictures 5x7 or larger. One picture must be in full costume and a full body shot. One or two Semi Finalist (depending on entries received) will be selected from each regional event to advance to the Final Round. The 2024 Cover Model will be selected in May by Elite’s Cover Model Panel. Winner will be required to attend one of Elite Dance Cup’s 2023 National Finals for photo shoot. The Cover Model will be featured in Elite Dance Cup’s 2024 advertising campaign.