Up to 5 STARS will be awarded to each entry. Each entry will be judged and given a score based on the following point system:
- 270-300 5 STARS
- 260-269 4½ STARS
- 230-259 4 STARS
- 220-229 3½ STARS
- 180-219 3 STARS
- 150-179 2 STARS
One adjudication award will be given to every Solo, Duo/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, and Line/Production routine. A corresponding pin will also be given to each contestant in Duo/Trios, Groups, and Lines/Productions.
Each Judge will be awarding up to 100 points based on the following criteria:
- Technique: 40 Points
- Performance: 30 Points
- Choreography/Staging: 15 Points
- Age/Skill Level Appropriateness: 15 Points
Leap! National Dance Competition Judges are combinations of championship caliber competition studio directors, teachers affiliated with major dance studios, and currently performing dance professionals. First and foremost, these Judges are all well trained in multiple genres of dance and are sensitive to the various skill levels represented by the dancers' differing ages. This mixture of age, breadth of dance experience, and extensive background in performing arts contributes to the diverse range of feedback Judges can offer all our competitors.
Leap! FOR THE STARS COMPETITION
Leap! is excited to be the first competition in the industry to host a
at each regional event!
The Leap! competition is open to everyone! It's split into 2 different divisions: ages 11 and under and 12 to 19 (Ages as of January 1st). The cost is just $8.00 if entered online and $10.00 at the event (Sign up at the Leap! Registration/Merchandise Booth). Each contestant will be allowed 2 attempts at impressing the Leap! Judges with their best leaps. The winner will receive a $25.00 cash prize as well as a $25 credit for the Leap! Merchandise Booth. In addition, a photo of your award winning Leap! will be posted on the Leap! website. Depending on the schedule for each city, the competition will take place right before the Solo Awards or right after the Group Awards. We need at least 5 leapers per age division to hold this special event.