Virtual Competition 2021

Welcome to Breakthru Dance Virtual Challenge 2021!

On this page, you will find all the latest information about this year's event.

 

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EVENT & JUDGING

Registration / Submission Deadline: 9:00pm on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 

Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, July 25th, 2021 (Times TBA)

 

EVENT DETAILS:

  • All entries will be adjudicated and marked by our judges in their categories

  • Broadcast program schedule will be sent to each registered studio approximately 2 weeks in advance of broadcast date

  • On the day of event broadcast, each entry will appear in the order listed on the program schedule

  • Regular adjudication awards & overall awards ceremony will either be broadcasted immediately after the event broadcast, OR the following day, depending on entry schedule capacity

 

JUDGING DETAILS:

  • Three esteemed judges will be adjudicating Breakthru Dance Virtual Challenge

  • Scoring will be assessed as follows:

    • Technique: 80%

    • Choreography: 20%

  • No deductions will be made for masks/facial coverings of any kind, or for contactless choreography

  • Judges will be directed to mark performers strictly on dancing technique and performance, and to dismiss surroundings and background

DIVISIONS & scoring

DIVISIONS: 

  • Only Minor & Major divisions will be available (Novice must register under either of these 2 divisions):

    • MINOR:

      • Dancers who train 5hrs or less per week

      • D/T must be 100% Minor

      • Group/Line must be 75% Minor

    • MAJOR:

      • Dancers who train more than 5 hrs per week and have previous competition experience

 

SCORING:

  • Studios will be emailed full DanceBUG scores and adjudication comments the day after awards are broadcasted

  • All entries are eligible for award scoring

  • Marking System:

    • Diamond: 94+

    • Platinum: 92 - 93.9

    • Emerald: 89 - 91.9

    • Gold: 86 - 88.9

    • Silver: up to 85.9

 

AWARDS:

Ribbons, Overall medals, Prizes and Choreography Awards will be mailed to studios

All Cash Awards will sent via e-transfer to studios (please allow 3 - 5 business days after awards are broadcasted for these transactions)

 

REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION

Registration / Submission Deadline: 9:00pm on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Log in to Dancebug to register, transfer, and/or edit your entries, referencing event name Breakthru Dance Challenge Is Going Virtual

    • If you are not an existing client, create an account on Dancebug and follow the prompts to set up your profile and create a database for your dancers (names and D.O.B.'s)

  • Ensure email and physical mail addresses are correct, as all awards will be e-transferred / mailed to the address on your account profile

  • Please send payment via e-transfer to info@breakthrudancechallenge.com

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • After registering, you will be given the option to upload your submission(s)

  • Accepted file formats: MP4, MOV

  • DO:

    • Shoot video(s) in landscape

    • Shoot in one continuous shot (editing is not permitted)

    • Ensure all dancers are always in frame

    • Ensure adequate lighting (bright indoor lighting, or daylight if shooting outside)

  • DON'T:

    • Shoot using mirrors if possible

    • Use special effects, and/or special effect lighting - not permitted

    • Edit your video(s) - not permitted

 
 

CLASS & ENTRY SIZE

 

CLASS:

  • Mini - up to 7 yrs.

  • Junior - 8 to 11 yrs.

  • Intermediate - 12 to 14 yrs.

  • Senior - 15 to 19 yrs.

ENTRY SIZE:

  • Solo - Individual

  • Duet/Trio - 2 to 3 

  • Small Group - 4 to 9

  • Large Group - 10 to 15

  • Line & Ov/Ex Line - 16 to 25

  • Production - 15 and up  (must have storyline + props)

 

CASH AWARDS

MINOR MASTER:

  • Highest Overalls:

    • Solo (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $75

    • Duet/Trio (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $75

    • Group (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $100

    • Line & Ov/Ex Line (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $125

 

  • Most Potential Soloist:

    • Junior, Intermediate, Senior - NEW designer silver and suede BDC charm bracelet & iTunes Gift Card

    • Best Choreography - iTunes Gift Card

    • Most Entertaining (Adjudicator's Choice) - $150

    • Highest Overall Minor Mark - $200

 

MAJOR MASTER:

  • Highest Overalls:

    • Solo (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $75

    • Duet/Trio (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $75

    • Group (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $100

    • Line & Ov/Ex Line (Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) - $125

 

  • Most Potential Soloist:

    • Junior, Intermediate, Senior - NEW designer silver and suede BDC charm bracelet & iTunes Gift Card

    • Best Choreography - iTunes Gift Card

    • Most Entertaining (Adjudicator's Choice) - $150

    • Highest Overall Minor Mark - $200

 

rules & regulations

Registration / Submission Deadline: 9:00pm on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, July 25th, 2021 (Times TBA)

Entry Fee Payment Deadline:   Friday, July 2nd, 2021

  • Fees must be paid in full by a minimum of 3 weeks before 1st day of scheduled broadcast date. All entries that have not been paid in advance of the deadline date will be removed from the system.

  • We are currently only accepting fees via e-transfer to info@breakthrudancechallenge.com

  • No entry performances from 2019 or older competition/recital will be accepted

  • No entry uploads containing video special effects, or editing of any kind will be accepted

  • To be eligible for cash awards, a minimum of 5 entries are required in a category

  • Breakthru Dance Challenge Inc. reserves the right to combine categories in class and entry division

  • Age of competitor is determined by December 31st, 2020

  • For a routine of three or more dancers, the average age is determined by adding the ages of all dancers divided by the number of dancers in the performance and drop the decimal

  • Competitors are entered into their age category or the next highest age level

  • No Acro is permitted in Ballet or Pointe categories

  • Tap tracks are not permitted in tap categories

  • Breakthru Dance Challenge Inc. reserves the right to use any performance footage as advertisement/promotional material.