As a company we promote an encouraging and inspiring environment so that our dancers build self confidence. Our hope is to build a larger unified dance community that supports each of its members. We provide an atmosphere where choreographers and dancers feel that they can create artistry without boundaries. We pride ourselves in a team of current, knowledgeable and experienced judges who provide professional feedback for all levels of dancers!
Studios can find everything they need in their Dance Comp Genie account! Here they can register routines, make changes, view critiques, access score sheets, upload music and complete waivers!
All dancers will receive professional high quality pictures and videos of every routine they are registered for.
|Small Group||4-9||3:00 mins|
|Extended Line||16-24||5:00 mins|
|Improv Solo||1||WCE Provides|
Teams may purchase additional time. at $5/dancer for each additional minute needed.
|Jazz||Any form of jazz dance is acceptable. Jazz favors hard hitting movements, strong lines and classical technique.|
|Ballet||A routine consisting of ballet or pointe techniques including classical steps and movement.|
|Hip Hop||Alternates fast paced sharp actions that involve body popping, and locking with slower movements and freezes.|
|Tap||A form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussicve instrument consisting of tap technique.|
|Contemporary||A routine that rejects the limitations of classical ballet and favors movement deriving from an abstract source. Contemporary routines are marked by self expression, storytelling and freedom of movement.|
|Lyrical||A fusion of ballet and jazz techniques. Lyrical routines express deep emotion or observations, derived from the lyrics or feeling of the song. Lyrical routines are marked by sustained transitions, breath of movement and elongated lines.|
|Musical Theater||Any routine interpreting a song from a Broadway or Movie Musical.|
|Ballroom||Routine that incorporates traditional ballroom dance throughout the majority of the routine. This can include Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Pasodoble, Swing, Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha and Jive.|
|Open||Any style of dance or combination of styles that do not fit into an alternate division.|
|Acro||Acrobatic dance is a blend of acrobatics, emphasizing flexibility and aerial tricks with dance movement.|
|Improv||The act of dancing without defining movement previously. The dancer will not know the song being played ahead of time nor what he or she will execute but rather move spontaneously and freely.|
|Petite||7 and under|
|Bronze||Recreational/Beginner||– 3 hours or less of technical based training per week. Recommended for dancers with little to no competition experience.|
|Silver||Intermediate||– 3 to 5 hours of technical based training per week.|
|Gold||Advanced||– 5 or more hours of technical based training per week.|
All dancers will receive a complete photo/video package for each routine that they are registered for. A $25 media/registration fee will be automatically applied for each dancer at each competition location.
Admission is free and the general public is welcome at all events. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled performance.
All music must be uploaded through a team’s registration. All music must be uploaded by Monday leading into competition week. Any music not uploaded by this date is subject to a penalty. WCE requires that studios bring a backup of music on a USB drive.
Each participant is required to turn in a completed WCE Dance, Inc. Medical Release and waiver or they will not be permitted to compete. Online medical release forms are due one week prior to the competition and can be accessed through the team’s registration dashboard.
WCE will recognize the top 3 routines in each division and level for any division that has 5 or more entries.
WCE will recognize the top routines in each category and level for any category that has 5 or more entries.