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 Gold | 300 - 260
High Gold | 259 - 250
Gold | 249 - 240
High Silver | 239 - 230
Silver | 229 - under
Elite Gold | 300 - 265
High Gold | 264 - 255
Gold | 254 - 245
High Silver | 244 - 235
Silver | 234 - under
Elite Gold | 300 - 270
High Gold | 269 - 260
Gold | 259 - 250
High Silver | 249 - 240
Silver | 239 - under
Overall High score Awards will be given to the overall high scoring routine in each of the Premier, Encore, and Elite Levels and in each of the Petite, Junior, 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 in 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 a 1st place.
Divisional High Score Awards are given to the highest scoring routine in all levels in each of the general category 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 for Best Costume, Best Precision, Best Emotional Execution and Best Stage Presence 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.
Studios with a minimum of 5 groups or lines entered into the competition will be recognized for their studio’s highest scoring technical performance. The award will be presented to the studio.
The ADCC (Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions) 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 8 groups or lines. The average of your 8 highest scoring group routines regardless of level or age will determine the winner. At Regionals, winners will receive an ADCC Plaque and at Nationals, winners will receive an ADCC Banner.
All Studio of Excellence winners are invited to take advantage of a FREE one-year Studio Affiliate Membership in the ADCC. Affiliate Member benefits include:
Ability to nominate students to receive scholarships and awards.
Use of ADCC Membership seal for marketing material or on website.
Listing of studio name on the ADCC website Affiliate Members and Studio Of Excellence Awards pages.
Listing of studio name in The Competitive Advantage.
ADCC Affiliate window decal for display at studio.
For more information about the ADCC visit: www.theadcc.org
A special plaque or trophy, $150.00 in cash will be awarded to the teacher/choreography in the Elite Level and a gift certificate 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.
Elite Dance Cup's Title Category is a completely separate category from the Solo Category. Routines must be registered in the Title Solo Category to compete for Elite Dance Cup's Title.
At each regional competition Mr. and Miss Petite Elite Dance Cup, Mr. and Miss Junior Elite Dance Cup, Mr. and Miss Teen Elite Dance Cup and Mr. Miss Senior Elite Dance Cup will be chosen by the judges based on a solo entered into the title category of the competition. A soloist may enter one routine for the title. There must be a minimum of 3 competitors in each Title Category. If less than 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, a special designed gift and a $100 gift certificate to SPARK Summer Dance Intensive.
Title Winners are awarded Tuition Scholarships to Spark Summer Dance Intensive where you will take your dance to a new level with 4 fabulous days of fun & classes featuring some of the dance world’s most electrifying teachers!
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.
Fall High School Workshop
September 22, 2018
Spring High School Workshop
January 26, 2019
The recipients of this award are invited to be part of the Broadway Dance Dreams by Invitation Only Program in New York City. These special invitations are given to dancer or dancers that display a passion for performing on stage. They will receive an invitation envelope with informational brochure detailing the activities and opportunities that will be offered while in New York City.