FAQ’s

What are the entry fees for competitions?

Studio Owners can contact our office for entry fees. We have some of the most competitive fees in the industry!

How do you register for the competitions?

Only Studio Owners and Teachers may register for competitions.  We have an online entry system that is easy to use and helps to make the registration process organized and efficient.  Only Studio Owners may contact our office for entry instructions.

Is videotaping/taking photographs allowed at competitions?

For the safety of your dancers, we DO NOT allow photos or video of routines on stage at our events.  We do have a professional media company (DRC Video Productions and Dance Snaps) at all of our events. After the event every family/dancer will receive FREE access to photos & videos of routines that they perform in that will be accessible online. 

What is the age cut-off for age categories?

All ages for competitions are as of January 1st, 2019.

How many acrobatics/gymnastics tricks can we have in a routine?

Up to five before it has to be entered in Open or Acrobatics.  Character, Cheerleading, and Musical Theater there is no limit to the number of tricks.  Ballet & Novelty NO Acrobatics/Gymnastics Tricks! We do not apply point deductions if a category change is made.

Do you have a limit to how many solos a dancer can perform?

We do not limit the number of solos a student can perform.  We do reserve the right to limit the number of solos by an individual that can place in Top Score Rankings.

Do you have a Regional Titles Competition? How do you enter? 

This year at Boogie Fever USA we are adding a Regional Titles Competition.  You enter online for the Title Competition with your studio entry.  If you wish to be considered for Title then you check the box for Title on the Solo Entry and an additional entry fee will be applied.  If a dancer has multiple solos only choose one.  If soloist entered for title meets the score requirement they will be announced as a Title Semi-Finalist and eligible to compete in the National Title Competition.  From the Semi-Finalist at each Regional the Judges will choose a Regional Title Winner for each Age Division.  LEARN MORE

Do you accept Independent Entries?

We DO NOT accept independent entries for competitions, you must be registered with a studio in order to compete at Dance Machine ANDC.   We do allow independent registration for our conventions, you can contact our office if interested in attending a convention as an independent.

How do you schedule competitions?

Boogie Fever USA does not have a general scheduling format, which we follow at our regional competitions.  Every regional schedule is set up based solely on the breakdown of entries by solos, duet/trios, groups, and productions for that particular event.  We do not have this breakdown in numbers until all of the entries have been processed and at that time we set up a schedule which will best accommodate the participants at that regional.  We would rather go later on a Saturday so it is not a late night on a Sunday when participants have school or work on the next day.  This would not always be possible if we had a general format.

When will we get a schedule for the competition?

We will send out a schedule via e-mail to studio directors 8-10 days before the event, we will send it sooner if it is ready.  We post the General Schedule Online about 7 days before the competition.

How are photogenic entries submitted? 

Entries must bring to the competition a recent 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 in black & white or color to the competition.  Please write name, age, and studio on the back of the photo.  Photos will be returned at the competition but contestants are responsible for retaining their photo on that day.  Dance Machine ANDC is not responsible for any damages to the photograph submitted.  You must enter photogenic on the day of competition.  You do not have to be a registered competitor to enter the photogenic category, but you must be affiliated with a registered studio.  DO NOT SEND PICTURES OR MONEY FOR PHOTOGENIC ENTRIES-you must enter at the competition.  There is a $45.00 fee per photo entered in the photogenic category. Each photogenic entry will be awarded a trophy and receive a rating.  Overall Photogenic Awards will be based on the number of entries submitted.  All Photogenic Awards will be presented with Group Awards for the corresponding age division. 

How are routine critiques given to studios? 

Each judge will give an audio/video critique using Video Judge facilitated by DRC Video Productions.  Scores and Video Judge Critiques will be uploaded to studio accounts by the Tuesday after a competition.

What awards do you give?

Adjudicated Rating System

**Each judge awards a point value to each routine…then the three point values are added together and divided by three to get an average.  That average determines the Rating that the routine will fall into.

RATING AWARDS

Diamond (282-300), Ruby  (270-281), Emerald(261-269) , Sapphire (252-260), Amethyst (240-251) 

Top Score Overall Awards

Age Divisions are  MINI 8 & under, PETITE 9-10, JUNIOR 11-12, TEEN 13-14, SENIOR 15-19, ELITE 20 & up

Mini will be divided into Tiny 6 & under and Mini 7-8 if there are enough entries to merit a Tiny Age Division. 

Each Competitive Level…RECREATIONAL, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED all receive Top Score awards for Solo, Duet/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, and Production within the Competitive Level and Age Division.  Top Score Groups in each level and division are awarded an Boogie Fever Trophy plaque and Top Score Group and Production Champions are awarded a Champion trophy.

SHOOTING STAR Awards are presented to outstanding performances and innovative/creative choreography. Shooting Star Awards are given for Solos, Duet/Trios, and Groups.  Shooting Star Awards are selected by Judges and Boogie Fever Staff and are not directly related to Adjudication, Rating Awarded, or Top Score Placement.

Entertainment, Crowd Pleaser, and Choreography Awards are presented in the Group and Production Divisions.  These awards can come from any Competitive Level and are not directly related to the Adjudication, Rating Awarded, or Top Score Placement.

At the National Championships all of the above awards are presented and then the Super Grand National Champions to the highest scoring routines of the entire national finals in each competitive level for 12 & under and 13 & up.