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.


The 2021 Vista Ridge Dance Championship will be taking place on Friday, February 26th, and Saturday, February 27th. VRDC will look different this year, but we are motivated to giving our dancers and directors the absolute best experience possible.

  • VRDC will take place in-person for all performers/teams. However, spectators will not be allowed to watch in-person. Only two directors will be allowed to accompany each team.

  • Parents can assist in the parking lot with any needs, but they are not allowed to enter the buildings.

  • There will be a live stream cast for family and friends to watch their teams compete since there will be no live audience.

  • Teams/studio groups will be given an assigned block of time. This means your team could perform all of their routines within a couple of hours.

  • Group assignments will be based on the team’s school district. Meaning, ONLY schools in the same district would perform during the same block of time.  Therefore, we could block all Middle Schools and High Schools in the same district together. There will be no mixing with other schools from other districts.

  • We will be starting our solos, duets, small and medium ensembles in the auditorium Friday morning.

  • There will be a requirement to upload a letter from your school principal that confirms they are allowing your group to attend VRDC. There is a possibility we will be placing a cap on the number of registrations, and we need official approval from your district to hold your team’s spot.

  • Final awards will be announced virtually.

  • There is a possibility VRDC could be cancelled this year, and in the result a refund will be issued to your group for the paid registration fees.



Teams/studio groups will be given an assigned block of time on Saturday. This means your team could perform all of their routines within a couple of hours.

Group assignments will be based on a team’s school district. Meaning, ONLY schools in the same district would perform during the same block of time.  Therefore, we will block all Middle Schools and High Schools in the same district together. There will be no mixing with other schools from other districts. There will not be extended periods of time between each of your group’s routines.


To help comply with social distancing guidelines, spectators for the competition will be limited to 2 assigned people per dancer in the gyms ONLY. This will only be allowed during their team/studios scheduled time in the Big or Small gym on the day of the contest. Parents/Guardians are not allowed into the auditorium for solos, duets, and ensembles for any reason. Parents/guardians are only allowed in public areas of the competition and are not permitted inside of the auditorium or dressing rooms at any time. We will still be hosting a live stream of the contest that will be available online for a small fee.


We encourage families and friends to watch our live webcasts of VRDC. You can purchase your live-stream pass on the VRDC website closer to the contest date.



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



Vista Ridge Dance Championship registration will only be available online for 2021. Registration must be submitted 21 days prior to the contest date.

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 21 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.

Because of changes related to the Coronavirus Pandemic with the functionality of VRDC, there is a great possibility that there will be a cap on registrations this year. We encourage all teams that are planning to attend our contest to register well in advance to secure your group’s spot in our contest for 2021.


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.


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.

In case of cancellation/team removal of the contest due to reasons related to the Corona Virus Pandemic, we will issue a full refund for your paid registration fees


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.