Combination of gymnastics and dance choreography. An unlimited number of acrobatic tricks allowed.
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*
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.
song & Dance
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.
Dancers will hear a small section of the song they will be performing to and then come out on stage one at a time and have one minute to showcase their improvisation skills and overall dance ability. Music will be chosen by RUNWAY Dance Connection. (Note: This category is ineligible for Overall Awards and RUNWAY Achievement Awards)