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flying-dancers-full-page-thinPom – A pom routine should consist of visually effective pom efforts, whereas, the predominant choreography effects are designed to feature the pom. However, it is important to note that since this is a “dance” competition, it does make sense for teams in pom to dance, with poms in hand. Poms must be used 90% of the time. No other props are permitted. Performance time is 1:45-2:30 minutes.

Jazz – A jazz routine should consist of a well-balanced mixture of difficulty, creativity, and good technique. While having your own style is important, proper technique should always be evident regardless of the style your team chooses to display. Props (other than poms) may be used no more than 10% of the performance time. Performance time is 1:45-2:30 minutes.

Kick – A kick routine should consist of 50 visually effective kick efforts. Body alignment, height, straight legs, pointed toes, proper preparation, and hook up are all-important elements of a successful kick routine. Furthermore, synchronization, creativity, and variety should be displayed with regularity. Props (other than poms) may be used no more than 10% of the performance time. This category is only available in Elite Division. Performance time is 1:45-2:30 minutes.

Lyrical – A lyrical routine is an interpretive dance style that illustrates an interpretation of a musical piece. The tempo is average to slow and should show control and body placement. This category is only available in Elite Division. Performance time is 1:45- 4:00 minutes with floor time being 4 minutes. Props (other than poms) may be used no more than 10% of the performance time

Hip Hop – Routine should consist of the latest street style/funk dance moves, with tempo variations. Emphasis should be on execution, style, synchronization, body control, creativity, body isolation, and rhythm. Jazz style movements should be kept to a minimum. However, it is important to remember that this is a “dance” competition. No props allowed. Performance time is 1:45-2:30 minutes.

Solo – A solo routine involves one dancer. No boundaries shall be set on musical or dance style. The dancer may use props. No sets or scenery are permitted. Performance time is 1:30-2:00 minutes with floor time being 3 minutes. Junior Solo division is open to students in grades 6 through 9. Senior Solo division is open to students in grades 10 through 12.

Ensemble – This category is divided into two groups. Small: 3-4 dancers and Large: 5-7 dancers. Illustrating a routine that may include all styles of dance. The dancers may use props. No sets or scenery are permitted. Performance time is 1:30-2:00 minutes with floor time being 3 minutes. Dancers are not allowed to enter more than one ensemble.

Duos – A duet routine involves two dancers. No boundaries shall be set on musical or dance style. The dancers may use props. No sets or scenery are permitted. Performance time is 1:30-2:00 minutes with floor time being 3 minutes. Duo division is open to students in grades 9 through 12.  Dancers are not allowed to enter more than one ensemble.