2023 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
2023 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Age is determined by January 1st of the year the competition is held. All ages are determined by calculating the average age of all competitors within the said routine. All ages should be added together then divided by the number of performers to determine age placement.
DEBUT: Dancers new to the competition experience. Recommended for dancers with less than 2 years of competition experience and/or train LESS THAN 3 hours per week.
PREMIER: Dancers on the rise with intermediate competition experience. Recommended for dancers with 2-4 years of competition experience and/or train a MAXIMUM of 5 hours per week.
ELITE: Dancers with the highest level of competition experience. Recommended for dancers with 4+ years of competition experience and/or train a MINIMUM of 6 hours per week.
It is up to the discretion of Studio Owners / Directors to register dancers in their appropriate competition level based on the recommendations provided.
All routines will be adjudicated by a panel of 3 judges based on a total of 300 points (100 points per judge). The adjudication range varies per level based on the following criteria: Technique (40 pts), Performance (25 pts), Execution (20 pts), Choreography (10 pts), Overall Appearance (5 pts).
Dancers will receive FREE photos & videos of their registered routines at each tour event. Media will be available for download.
All routines will receive a score from a panel of 3 predetermined judges at each tour event. Adjudicated awards are based on composite scores which may result in multiple Double Platinum, Platinum, High Gold, Gold, and Silver presented in each age and competition level. Routines will receive one award based on their adjudicated score and each dancer will receive a corresponding neck medal. Any routines that re-complete will be for adjudication only, and will be ineligible for overall high point awards. Exceptions will be made if technical difficulties arise on the part of Gravit8 Dance Competition.
OVERALL HIGH POINT & CASH AWARDS
While all routines are performing against a point system for adjudicated awards, all acts will compete against each other for overall high point awards within their age division and competition level. In the event of a tie, the technique score will determine the higher overall placement. If the technique scores are tied, the performance score will determine the overall placement. Routines recognized with an overall high point placement will receive one award and each dancer will receive a corresponding neck medal. Routines unable to compete on the same day scheduled, and before their respective awards ceremony, will be ineligible for overall high point awards and will only receive an adjudication award, unless pre-approved by the G8 competition director. Entries received after the final schedule has been released will receive adjudication only and will not be considered for overall high point awards.
High point overall awards per each age, size division, and competition level will be presented to the following:
Dancers with more than one solo may only place once, with their highest scoring solo, in the overall high point awards. Duets/Trios with the exact same dancers may only place once, with their highest scoring routine, in the overall high point awards. Should an unforeseen medical emergency, illness, injury, etc cause a routine to fall below the minimum number requirement for the respective group size and/or cause a routine to adjust in age division then the act will only be eligible if they compete prior to their new group size and age division award ceremony. Routines unable to meet this criteria will receive adjudication only and will be ineligible for high point awards.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 highest scoring routines in each competition level, age division, and size per the following:
SOLO & DUET/TRIO
GROUPS (small, large, line, production)
Cash awards will only be presented in divisions with 3 or more eligible routines … for solos, there must be 3 separate dancers registered. All cash prizes must be redeemed within 60 days after the tour event, and will be mailed to the studio.
During each awards ceremony, all group and line entries will have the opportunity to receive one of the following specialty awards to be selected by our judges:
“Activ8” Studio Award - Presented to the studio that displays good sportsmanship, positive energy, preparedness, and is courteous to other dancers, teachers, and directors backstage.
Title - At each tour event, all soloists will have the opportunity to pre-register and compete for one of five G8 Title Awards within each competition level. Finalists will be selected based on a qualifying score.
All dancers are invited to register for the Cre8 Improv Challenge at each tour event which will be divided into 4 age divisions (Mini/Petite, Junior, Teen, Senior). Dancers will receive a number backstage immediately before their age division’s Cre8 Improv Challenge. Participants will improv to preselected music and our judges will narrow down the groups and then select the top 3 finalists in each age division. First place winner will receive a $50 G8 scholarship and runners up will receive $25 G8 scholarships.
All entries must be registered through the Gravit8 website (www.Gravit8Dance.com) and will be limited on a first come basis. Registration does not guarantee acceptance until payment has been received; therefore, please secure your spot early for one of our tour events. There is no limit to the number of entries allowed per studio. All entries are final and non-refundable … no exceptions. In the event of illness or injury, a credit towards future Gravit8 tour events will be issued. No changes may be made to entries once the final competition schedule has been released. Questions regarding entries or registration contact us at 1-833-TALK-2-G8.
Gravit8 Dance Competition understands the importance of high quality and relevant critiques; therefore, all routines will receive a score from a panel of 3 predetermined, current industry working professionals, at each tour event. Judges have the right to move a routines level up, based on their performance and skill set. Score sheets and critiques will be available to Studio Owners & Directors through the online Gravit8 Studio Center. All rules will be interpreted and enforced to uphold the integrity and fairness to all participants. By entering Gravit8 Dance Competition, participants accept and agree that all decisions of the judging panel and competition director are final and cannot be contested.
Gravit8 Dance Competition provides 3 levels of competition at each tour event … Debut, Premier, and Elite. The purpose of offering different levels of competition is to allow dancers to compete against others with comparable training and ability. It is up to the discretion of Studio Owners / Directors to register dancers in their appropriate competition level based on the recommendations provided. The panel of Judges have the right to move a routine up in level if they see fit based on their performance and skill set. Soloists may only compete in one ability level and will be limited to two solos per tour stop.
Competition levels for all non-solo routines will need to be determined by the average of the competitive level of the dancers within the routine. If there is an equal split between ability levels, the routine needs to be placed in the higher competition level. Competition levels may not be adjusted after the final schedule has been released unless the original combination of dancers in the routine changes on site (due to an unforeseen medical emergency, illness, injury, etc) which therefore alters the competing level.
In an effort to protect dancers and the intellectual property of choreographers, absolutely no photography or videoography is permitted within the competition theatre or dressing rooms. Complimentary photos and videos will be available for download through G8 Dancer Accounts within one week after the conclusion of each tour event. By entering Gravit8 Dance Competitions all participants grant permission for Gravit8 Dance Competition to use any photography and/or vieoography taken during tour events for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to marketing and social media outlets.
All music must be uploaded through the Gravit8 online studio center at least 7 days prior to your tour event and must be edited, age appropriate, and free of any profanity/vulgar language. Please bring backup music on a USB only in the event of technical difficulties. Professional sound equipment, provided by Gravit8, will be used at all tour stops.
The use of props, at Gravit8 tour events, are welcomed as long as they do not alter the backdrop, wings, or surface of the marley floor and can be easily removed following the completion of the routine. If a prop is used, the stage must be left clean after the routine. Gravit8 prohibits the use of any props that contain, but are not limited to liquids, paint, powders, hazardous materials, fire, weapons of any kind, live animals, helium balloons, or any substance that may physically alter the competition stage. For safety reasons, all props (freestanding or handheld) may not exceed a maximum height of 15 feet. Depending on the venue, power outlets may not be available for use so please plan accordingly. Props may not be stored overnight and must be loaded in and out of the venue on the same day they are used. Gravit8 Dance Competition will not be held responsible or liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged props left unattended and any props remaining at the venue upon completion of the tour event will be disposed.
Payment for pre-registered entry fees must be received or postmarked 30 days prior to the start of each tour event. If payment is not received by the deadline, competition space will be released. Entry fees are non-refundable for any reason. Gravit8 accepts the following forms of payment: check, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card (plus a 3% processing fee). Returned checks will incur a $25 fee. Cashier’s check or credit card payments will be the only forms accepted for registrations submitted within 30 days of the start of a tour event. Credit card payments can be made through the Gravit8 online registration system or by phone (1-833-TALK-2-G8) and check payments can be mailed to the following:
Gravit8 Dance Competition, LLC
20701 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 107-152
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Participation in Gravit8 Dance Competition indicates the acceptance of inherent risks involved with physical activities. Gravit8 Dance Competition along with its employees, staff, contractors, and hosting venue will not be held responsible for any damage, loss, injury, or illness sustained by studio owners, directors, teachers, dancers, or spectators while attending a G8 tour event, therefore, each individual’s own insurance policy will be the only method of recourse. Studio owners/directors agree to adhere to the Release of Liability Policy, which will be completed during the online registration process, and also agree to inform all dancers and spectators of said policy.
At each Gravit8 Dance Competition tour event, all soloists will have the opportunity to pre-register and compete for one of five G8 Title Awards within each competition level.
Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria: Technique (30 pts), Entertainment Value (25 pts), Stage Presence (20 pts), Execution of Choreography (15 pts), Costume (10 pts) and is available for each competition level and age division. Title entries will be accepted through the Gravit8 online registration system for a separate fee. No Title entries will be accepted after the final competition schedule has been released.
Competition schedules will be made available at least 7 days prior to a tour event. Please be prepared to compete 1 hour prior to the listed time, in case competition runs ahead of schedule. Gravit8 Dance Competition reserves the right to alter dates, times, and venues for any reason. Contact G8 for stage measurements, as venue sizes may vary by location.
Some rules and guidelines may vary in solo only competitions. Contact Gravit8 Dance Competition for details.
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