Info & Rules

Updated COVID Policies for 2020-2021 Season - Updated Nov 9, 2020*

Refund Policy: 

  1. In the event of a cancellation of an event, current studio credit will remain on file. Any additional payment amounts paid on or after September 1, 2020 will be refunded to the dance studio. An event is considered cancelled if we cannot reschedule prior to July 31, 2021. 

  2. If an event has a change of date before July 31, 2021, or has to be combined with another event due to registration - the regular policies are in place. Registration fees are non-refundable, however if a studio cannot attend the rescheduled dates or combined event, a studio credit will be issued. 

  3. If a dancer cannot attend an event due to a positive COVID test, or symptoms that would prevent them from attending. A studio credit will be given upon receivable of a doctors note.


Social Distanced Routines: 

If your studio is observing social distancing, and not using sport cohorts. We realize that your choreography will vary from what you would typically do to keep all dancers separated. If you have a socially distanced routine, when entering this routine - in the comment section please put the following comment: SD

This will allow us to indicate the routine is socially distanced to ensure that the adjudicators are able to fairly critique the routine and keep in mind that spacing, stage usage and formation changes may be different than usually seen in routines. This should allow for fair critique if competing against routines that are not socially distanced for studios following the sport cohort models which allow for contact within their group. 


Dates and Locations

Venues and schedules are tentative and subject to change dependent on the number of entries received per event. Events are subject to cancellation and/or extension of publicized dates giving studios due notification. All 2021 dates posted are tentative pending government regulations and prohibitions. Showtime will only run events that fall within the guidelines of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore the dates are all subject to change based on these factors as well to help ensure participants are kept safe. 


Theatre Rules

  1.  Please remain seated during each routine to be respectful to the performers and the adjudicator. Try to enter and exit the theatre only in between performances. 

  2. Please refrain from approaching the adjudicators, they are working hard to give all dancers a fair evaluation and may not have time to chat or sign autographs while in the theatre. 

  3. Photography, cameras, phones and any other record devices are strictly prohibited in the theatre at all times. Routines may be disqualified if they are being recorded without the consent of the event organizers.

  4. Please avoid use of your cell phone or other devices in the theatre, the lights from the screens are a distraction to both the performers on stage and the adjudicators.

  5. If the theatre is too full, dancers may be asked to leave the audience to make room for ticket holders.

  6. Please note that the event may run up to 15 minutes ahead of schedule, please allow yourself plenty of time prior to the start of the category to ensure that you do not miss a routine.


Medal Scores

95.0 & Higher Showtime Diamond Award of Excellence
90.0 - 94.9 High Gold
85.0 - 89.9 Gold
83.0 - 84.9 High Silver
80.0 - 82.9 Silver

Each adjudicator provides a score for the routine based on factors including: appropriate difficulty level for age and skill level, technique and ability, cleanliness of the routine, spacing and staging and performance quality. 

Please note that in mixed level categories the adjudicators still mark to the appropriate age and skill level, not compared to other routines in the category.


Dance Levels

Beginner This is for a dancer's first solo ever. Solo categories only
Novice 1st year of training
Junior 2nd to 3rd year of training
Intermediate 1 4th to 6th year of training
Intermediate 2 7th to 9th year of training
Advanced 10 years or more of training

Dancers who are training 6.0 - 9.9hrs per week in all combined disciplines and classes

Accel. Elite

Dancers who are training 10.0hrs per week or more in all combined disciplines and classes


Routines that have a participating teacher or professional 19 years or older. Not eligible for extra awards or category placements unless there are more than 3 open routines in the category. Not eligible for the dance-off.















Registration Fees

For details on our registration fees, please contact your dance studio to discuss or you can email us [email protected] for more information. 


Questions, Complaints or Feedback

We are always open to feedback, questions and discussions; however, we do ask that all communications go through your studio owner.  They can then inform Showtime staff accordingly.  Any formal complaints should be brought to the attention of the onsite Manager during the event by a studio owner or teacher and submitted in writing via email by the studio owner. 


Studio Owners, please log into your studio accounts to view our full rules and regulations and to find more information on registration. 


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