Three scoring judges with up to 100 points each.
Ultimate Gold Medal 280-300
Gold Medal 270-279
High Silver Medal 255-269
Silver Medal 240-254
High Bronze Medal 230-239
Bronze Medal 210-229
Honorable Mention 195-209
Studios will receive a participation ADA plaque (8x10 and must have at least one group entered in the event) and an individual pin for each dancer in a duo - production entry!
Soloist will receive a medal!
1ST, 2ND, & 3RD PLACE CERTIFICATES WILL BE PRESENTED IN CATEGORIES WITH FOUR OR MORE ENTRIES.
4 or more - 1st place certificate presented.7 or more - 1st & 2nd place certificates presented.10 or more - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place certificates presented.
All entries must score a gold or silver medal to receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place award.
HIGH SCORE (By Classification)
High Score "pro-am, novice, pre-competitive, competitive" awards will be presented based on the number of entries in each classification.
High Score Awards:
High Score Solo Choreography Top 3 High Scores.
High Score Choreography Duo through Production (The Diamond Award) Top 3 scores.
Young Choreography 1st Place 12 & under and 13 & over
High Score Costume Duo thru Production 1st place.
High Score Solo Costume 1st Place
ALL HIGH SCORE AWARDS ARE DETERMINED BY PERFORMANCE SCORE ONLY! HIGH SCORE AND CASH SCHOLARSHIPS $2,700.00 IN EVERY CITY
The following awards will be presented in both 12 & under and 13 & over:
High Score Solo - 1st Place receives $75.00 cash.
High Score Duo/Trio - 1st Place receives $75.00 cash.
High Score Small Group - 1st place receives $100.00 cash.
High Score Large Group - 1st place receives $150.00 cash.
High Score Class - 1st place receives $200.00 cash.
High Score Extended through Production. 1st place receives$250.00 cash.
Highest Adjudication (the highest performance and choreography score combined).
With entries under 250 the top 3 routines will be awarded,
1st place receives $300.00 cash
2nd and 3rd a Plaque.
With entries over 250 the top 3 routines will be awarded,
1st place receives $500.00 cash
2nd and 3rd a Plaque.
MORE ABOUT OVERALL HIGH SCORE AWARDS DIAMOND CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS
Choreography Awards for DUO THROUGH PRODUCTION are presented at each regional event; they are called the "Diamond Awards." They are presented to the choreographers with the top scores in both 12 & under and 13 & over. All duo through production entries are eligible. Solos will have their own choreography awards. "Diamond" winners are eligible to compete at the National Championships for America's Choreographer of the Year, a $2,000.00 cash scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by our friends at Cicci Costumes. An entry can only win one Diamond Award per season for the same piece of choreography.
YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS
Choreographers age 21 years old and younger may enter their duo through production choreography in the Young Choreographer category (entry form has a space to check-off to participate). There is no limit to the number of entries a young choreographer may submit. Winners from each regional event are eligible to compete for America's Young Choreographer of the Year at the Championships for a $1,000.00 cash scholarship. Young Choreographers are not eligible for Diamond Awards.
The special awards are based on the unique qualities of a particular entry that may not always be reflected in the medal standing. The Special Awards are presented for such qualities as outstanding precision, teamwork, choreography, use of formations, patterns, technical execution, emotional execution, and more.
High Score Winners (1st place) and Title Winners will not be eligible for the same award in another city during the same season. They will be eligible for any award not received in another city. If you enter a second city with a High Score or Title Winner from a previous city, please notify the tabulator to avoid any confusion.
High Adjudication Winners and Title Winners may not enter the same number (music and choreography) the following year.
Remembering that the spirit of American Dance Awards is inspiration... And in an effort to continuously inspire new choreographic efforts- the following is a clarification of the American Dance Awards
1. Any routine winning High Adjudication in a city is not eligible the following year or in another city the same year.
2. Any high score winning solo cannot repeat the same choreography or music the following year unless it is for medal standing only or non- competitive.
3. Any high score duo- production routines having the same music, concept, choreography and dancers will not be eligible the following year unless 50% of the dancers and choreography have changed.