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Performance Categories

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ACRO:

Combination of gymnastics and dance choreography. An unlimited number of acrobatic tricks allowed. 

AERIALS:

Combination of gymnastics and dance choreography using props. An unlimited number of acrobatic tricks allowed.
*Only offered at certain venues, please inquire with RUNWAY about this category* 

BALLET:

BALLROOM:

CHARACTER BALLET:

CONTEMPORARY: 

HIP-HOP:

JAZZ:

LATIN

LYRICAL:

MODERN: 

MUSICAL THEATRE:

OPEN: 

POINTE:

SONG & DANCE:

TAP:

PRODUCTION: 

Classical or contemporary ballet technique and movements. Ballet shoes required. No acrobatics allowed.
Styles of ballroom dance that use step-patterns, move rhythmically, expressing the characteristics of music. No acrobatic tricks allowed. 
A performance using ballet technique to portray a character or theme. Soft ballet slippers required. No acrobatics allowed.
Combination of lyrical and jazz technique with modern movements. A limit of up to three acrobatic tricks are permitted.
Focuses on street style movements. Acrobatic tricks and break dancing are permitted.
Traditional jazz technique and performance. A limit of up to three acrobatic tricks are permitted. 
Dancers incorporate fast-paced, explosive energy, and special attention to detail in their movements. Including movements from salsa, mambo, merengue, rumba, bachata, bomba and plena.
Dancers incorporate lyrics and emotion to tell a story using ballet and jazz technique. A limit of up to three acrobatic tricks are permitted.
Interpretive movements using contemporary/modern technique. A limit of up to three acrobatic tricks are permitted.
Any style of dance interpreting a song using lip-syncing, dancing, acting and/or props. A limit of up to three acrobatic tricks are permitted.
Any style of dance or combination of dance styles. Pointe shoes are prohibited. A limit of up to six acrobatic tricks are permitted. 
Classical or contemporary ballet technique on pointe. Pointe shoes required.
Live singing performance with dance movements and choreography interpreting the song choice. One acrobatic trick permitted.
Please note: If you are bringing your own mics, we kindly ask you advise RUNWAY ahead of the competition. Only solos will be mic’d.
Technical tap footwork combined with dancer’s musicality. Pre-recorded tap sounds will NOT be permitted. Tap shoes required. A limit of up to three acrobatic tricks are permitted.
Production entries have no age division. Can consist of any dance style. The entry must convey a theme or story throughout the performance. A maximum of 5 minutes is allocated to set up. Productions are allowed an unlimited number of acrobatic tricks. Please contact RUNWAY ahead of the competition date if props are involved. 
  • An acrobatic trick consists of one acrobatic movement. Each trick in a tumbling line will be counted individually. 
  • Any routine that exceeds the Acrobatic Trick Limits will be deducted 1 mark per judge. For a total of 3 full marks.
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