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VRDC2018-10-31T14:29:14+00:00

VISTA RIDGE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOSTED BY THE STAR STEPPERS BOOSTER CLUB

PREMIER DANCE COMPETITION

The Star Steppers are excited to host their Annual Vista Ridge Dance Championship competition. The competition will be held at the Vista Ridge High School Auditorium and competition gym which is one of the finest facilities around. Our focus every year is to provide the best experience for the dancers, directors, and parents.

SOME THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US AT VRDC:

  • Beautiful facilities

  • Timely dance schedules

  • Delicious on-site concessions with options for catered lunch

  • Professional judging and critiquing

  • Professional audio and video production

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VRDC EVENT INFORMATION & RULES

Team & Officer Routines

  • Jazz
  • Hip-Hop
  • Novelty
  • Modern
  • Military
  • Lyrical
  • Pom
  • Prop
  • Kick
  • Open
  • Contemporary
  • Show Production

Team & Officer Routines

  • PreK – Kindergarten
  • Elementary: 1-3 Grades
  • Elementary: 4-6 Grades
  • Jr. High / Middle School: 7-8 Grades
  • Jr. High / Middle School: Private/Studio 7-8 Grades
  • High School: Private / Studio
  • High School: Jr. Varsity
  • High School: Small Team (2-15 dancers)
  • High School: Medium Team (16-29 dancers)
  • High School: Large Team (30-49 dancers)
  • High School: X-Large Team (50+ dancers)
  • Open: Private / Studio

ADDITIONAL CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION

VRDC SCHEDULES

EVENT TIMES: FEB 22ND

AUDITORIUM

Friday February 22nd

Solos / Duets / Small Ensembles
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(estimated times)

EVENT TIMES: FEB 23RD

COMPETITION GYM

Saturday February 23rd

Team & Ensemble
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
(estimated times)

EVENT TIMES: FEB 23RD

AUDITORIUM

Saturday February 23rd

Solos / Duets / Small Ensembles
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(estimated times)

VRDC ADMISSION

ADMISSION: FEB 22ND

AUDITORIUM

Friday February 22nd

Solos / Duets / Small Ensembles
$5.00 Adults
$5.00 Children (Ages 12 and under & Seniors 65+)
FREE Children (Ages 5 and under)

ADMISSION: FEB 23RD

COMPETITION GYM & AUDITORIUM

Saturday February 23rd

Team & Ensembles
$10.00 Adult
$5.00 Children (Ages 12 and under & Seniors 65+)
FREE Children (Ages 5 and under)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Vista Ridge Dance Championship registration form must be mailed or faxed 14 days prior to the contest date.  You may also register online.  For the convenience of scheduling, please register as early as possible even if you do not have all of your soloist and ensemble names.  Solo and ensemble names must be submitted 14 days before the competition.

Entries received after the deadline will be charged a $25.00 processing fee.

Confirmation packets and contest schedules will be emailed one week prior to the competition.  A preliminary schedule will also be posted on our website the Wednesday before the competition with a final update on Thursday evening prior to the contest.

DANCE TEAM ROUTINE GUIDELINES

Including set up/entrances/breakdown/exits, teams have a total of 4 minutes of floor time per routine in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Military, High Kick, Pom, Prop, Lyrical, Modern, Novelty, and Open.  Show Productions will be allotted 10 total minutes.  Entrances and exits are not judged.

Total routine time with set-up and breakdown and backdrops should not exceed time limits itemized above.  A one point penalty per judge per minute will be assessed for exceeding the routine time limit.

Performance area for ensembles, officer, and team events is 96′ x 50′. (Regulation Basketball court)

Performance area for duets and solos are on a regulation stage in the auditorium.

All props and backdrops should be taped to avoid damage to wooden floors and should be constructed to fit through a gymnasium 7′ double door with center cross bar removed.

DANCE ENSEMBLE AND SOLO GUIDELINES

Duets, Small, Medium, and Large Ensembles should be 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Solo routines must be limited to 2 minutes.  A 5 point penalty will be assessed if the performer is greater than 2 minutes and 15 seconds. There will be 7 grade divisions offered for solos: PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.

JUDGING CRITERIA

A panel of professional judges will provide oral critiques on all Team, Officer Line, Ensemble, and Solo Performances.  Score sheets indicating the numeric scores for each caption will accompany the critiques.

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS

No refunds will be made to participants canceling within 14 days of contest date.  Accordingly, all participants with registrations submitted and unpaid within this time frame will remain responsible for the fees should they opt to cancel within 14 days of the contest date.

Refunds must be requested in writing and received at least 14 days prior to competition date.  Phone calls are not acceptable.

All entry fees must be paid by the date of the competition or performers may not be allowed to participate in the contest.

In the case of inclement weather or circumstances deemed out of our control, the contest will be rescheduled for the following day, circumstances permitting.  If not the following day, the contest will be scheduled for the next available weekend.  NO REFUNDS will be issued to teams/individuals that are not able to attend the alternative date.

MUSIC

Music must be submitted prior to the contest to vrdcmusic@gmail.com.

When submitting your music it must be in MP3 format and you must provide the following information:

  • Name:
  • School / Studio:
  • Category:
  • Dancers Grade:
  • Song Title:
  • Length of Song:

Make sure to bring a backup of your music on an iPod, MP3 player or iPhone (in airplane mode).  We will not have access to play CDs.

LIABILITY

Vista Ridge High School, the POSSE Booster Club, Executive Board, directors, or Leander ISD assumes no liability for personal injury or personal property loss.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Personal cameras are permitted, however, NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY will be allowed.

Professional Videography will be provided. Personal video cameras are permitted, however, no tripods will be allowed.

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DISCLAIMER

VISTA RIDGE HS STAR STEPPERS POSSE ORGANIZATION (BOOSTER CLUB)

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