General competition rules
1. Competition system
SHOWTIME DANCE is based on an open competition system. Everyone can participate in the competition, e.g. dance clubs, dance studios, art schools, leisure centers, schools, individual dancers, etc. Anyone who accepts these competition rules can participate in the competition. The SHOWTIME DANCE competition is of a progressive character. The individual rounds proceed as follows:
REGIONAL QUALIFICATIONS are the qualifying rounds for the GRAND FINALS. Subsequently, GRAND FINALS is organized, which is a qualifying competition for the EUROPEAN CUP. Competitors qualify for the next round by the number of points earned for a particular performance. The organizer shall publish and announce the limit of points to be reached for the next round only after all rounds of that round have been completed. If a choreography has reached the minimum limit and more points published, he will automatically be nominated for the next round.
The registration to SHOWTIME DANCE competition is only possible electronically via the website www.showtime-dance.sk. The applicant is obliged to register. Within his registered account he / she can log in and manage his / her dance clubs, dancers, dance performances, registration into a competition and billing.
The closing date for entries is the date set in the competition details.
3. Dance disciplines and dance styles
Dance disciplines and styles are described in the Dance disciplines section.
4. Classification the number of dancers
Solo (1 person)
Duo / Trio (2-3 people)
Group (4-7 persons)
Formation (8 and more persons)
5. Required length of performance
Solo: 1:30 – 02:30 min
Duo / Trio: 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Group: 2:30 – 04:00 min
Formation: 2:45 – 5:00 min
6. Age categories
Mini: 5-8 years
Children: 9-11 years
Juniors: 12-15 years
Adults: 16-35 years
Senior: 36 years +
Generation: 5-36 + years
The age category is determined on the basis of the age reached on 1 January of the year.
In the Solo category, competitors may only participate in the prescribed age category.
In the Duo / Trio category, the age of the older dancer is taken into account.
In the Group and Formation categories, the age of the oldest dancer is taken into account. The exception may be one dancer in the case of the Group and two dancers in the case of Formation who are no more than one year older than the age category. This exception must be requested in writing (by e-mail).
Generation age category includes dancers aged 5 years and above.
7. Performance categories
This includes dancers who have been dancing for many years, implying a higher quality level. Those competitors who have already participated in several domestic or foreign competitions must be classified in category “A”.
This includes dancers who are beginners and with a lower quality level.
The jury has the right to reassign the competitors between categories “A” and “B” on the basis of the competition performance and the scoring achieved.
8. Basic information
Each dancer competes at his own risk, dancers under 18 years of responsibility of
parents and a dance coach.
Presentation: runs all day, it is important to be ready for the competition in time according to the schedule of the specific competition.
Each club receives an envelope containing information about the competition, dancers ‘entrances, coachs’ entrants, and, for a larger number of dancers, 1 additional entrance for every 15 dancers.
Tickets: can be purchased at the entrance, entry to the sports hall is only possible with a valid ticket.
Proceeding of competition: The dancer is obliged to appear at the stage at least 5 performances before the scheduled performance and is also obliged to hand over the sound recording on USB to DJ‘s. Each audio recording must be on a separate USB stick. We recommend that you keep a copy of your recordings in case of need.
The schedule of performances is indicative and it is necessary to be ready to compete at least 30 minutes before the scheduled performance according to the schedule.
The competitor is obliged to enter the stage within 5 seconds of his/her introduction by the competition leader.
Acrobatics: Defined when the body does not touch the ground. (flip, Flik Flak, free loops …), except jumps and lifting elements. Hand loops are not defined as acrobatics.
Lifts (elements where the dancer is raised from the ground by other dancers) in the MINI and CHILDREN categories are prohibited !!
Music: Dancers are obliged to give sound technicians the recordings on USB with mark of dance group, title of performance, dance discipline, performance category, number of dancers, age category. The dance coach is responsible for the accompanying music. The presence of the dance coach of the group is obligatory for the DJ‘s. Each audio recording must be on a separate USB stick. We recommend that you keep a copy of your recordings in case of need.
Dance floor: Dance floor is at least 10 x 10 m, ballet carpet (balletizol). It is forbidden to stay in front of the stage during the competition.
Scenery, props: In any particular dance discipline, scenery and props are allowed only if they do not jeopardize the safety of the competitors. Props must be secured so as not to damage the balletizol.
Prizes in kind: a cup or medals, a diploma.
For the award ceremony it is necessary to appear in a competition – choreographic costume. At the end of the announcement of the results, special prizes are awarded by the jury.
A competition performance can only be judged if at least 50% of the competition production is performed. Re-competition is not possible.
– Level of difficulty of dance elements
– Performance of dance elements
– technical and qualitative level of performance in relation to the age and knowledge of the competitors
– consistency of music and choreography
– use of space
– change of choreography shapes
– choreography readability
– expressive expression
– general impression
Judges: qualified judges in each dance style (3-5 persons).
The jury disqualifies a competitor if:
– the performance cannot be judged
– the competitor does not appear at the scheduled time
If it is not possible to determine the ranking in the category, the ranking is awarded on the basis of the points achieved, which also determines the nomination for the next round.
Gold placement of 75 or more points
Silver placement 65 – 74.9 points
Bronze placement below 64.9
Small gold placement over 57 points
Small silver placement 49 – 57.9 points
Small bronze placement up to 48.9 points
10. Registration Fees:
The condition for participation in the competition is the payment of the entry fee in terms of the competition propositions. The entry fee is considered to be completed when credited to the organizer’s bank account. When paying the entry fee, it is necessary to use the variable symbol, which was assigned within the payment order in the part of payment of the online registration.
If the entry fee is not paid by the deadline, the organizer reserves the right to exclude the competitor from the competition.
In the event of a cancellation before the closing date for entries, the entry fee will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. It is not possible to claim a refund of the entry fee after the closing date for entries. In the event that a competitor fails to appear at the scheduled time for his performance, he is not entitled to a refund of the entry fee.
11. WINTERSHOW competition
WINTERSHOW is based on an open competition system. Everyone can participate in the competition, e.g. dance clubs, dance studios, art schools, leisure centers, schools, individual dancers, etc. Anyone who accepts these competition rules can participate in the competition.
WINTERSHOW is a single round competition and is subject to the same rules as the SHOWTIME DANCE.
PaedDr. Lenka Kluchová
Director of SHOWTIME DANCE