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.



  • Pre-K – Kinder
  • 1 – 2 Grade
  • 3 – 4 Grade
  • 5 – 6 Grade
  • 7 – 8 Grade
  • 9 – 10 Grade
  • 11 – 12 Grade
  • Time Limit:  2:30 minutes

Duets & Ensembles

Division will be based on the age category of the oldest dancer

  • Small Ensemble:  3 – 6 dancers
  • Medium Ensemble: 7 – 10 dancers
  • Large Ensemble:  11+ dancers
  • Time Limit:  2:30 minutes

Team & Officer Routines

  • Jazz
  • Hip-Hop
  • Novelty
  • Modern
  • Military
  • Lyrical
  • Pom
  • Prop
  • Kick
  • Open
  • Contemporary
  • Show Production
  • Time Limit for Officer routines:  3:30 minutes
  • Time Limit for Team routines:  3:30 minutes
  • Time Limit for Production routines:  4 minutes

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



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 the time limits itemized above.  A one-point penalty per judge per minute will be assessed for exceeding the routine time limit.

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

The performance area for duets and solos is 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 crossbar removed.

All Officer and Team Routines (Excluding Team Production) should be 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds.


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.


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.


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 must be submitted prior to the contest to [email protected].

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.


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


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.


Grand Champion groups in both team and officer categories will be awarded. Grand Champions are based on the highest scoring team out of the entire division. For example, regardless of team size, all high school teams will compete for the Grand Champion High School Team.

There is a minimum requirement of 3 teams that must be enrolled in a given category for Officer or Team in order to qualify for a Grand Champion Award.