National Group & Prop Rules & Awards

NATIONALS: FOR GROUPS ONLY©

FOR GROUPS ONLY© is dedicated to all of you GROUPS out there. Each division is divided into Minis (Ages 4 Р5 years old), Tiny Dancers (Ages 6-8), Juniors (Ages 9-11), Teens (Ages 12-14), Seniors (Ages 15-20) and Collegiate/ Pro (21 and older). Sizes of groups are Duet/Trio (2-3 performers), Small Group (4-9 performers), Large Group (10-19 performers), Teams & Productions (20 or more). Adults (Ages 21 & older) can compete for awards only and will not be considered for overall high score of the day. If a dancer within any group is 21 then the entire group can compete for awards only and will not be considered for overall high score of the day.

The following breakdown will occur for our NYLA NATIONAL ALL STAR GROUPS SHOWCASE separated into our Competitive and our Recreational Divisions-

Day 1 of NATIONALS is selection of our top 10 Groups per ages (11 & under), (12 & over) and (21 & over) divisions for SEMI-FINALS.
Day 2 of NATIONALS is selection of our top 5 Groups per ages (11 & under), (12 & over) and (21 & over) divisions for FINALS; And our beach party.
Day 3 of NATIONALS are our finals, student performance and awards.

NATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Each regional dance scoring a Platinum, High Triple Gold, Triple Gold, Double Gold, or Gold qualifies for Nationals.

TIME LIMITS

  • Duet/Trio (2-3 people) will receive 2:45 min max. Extended (5 minute max).
  • Small groups (4-9 people) will receive 3 min max. Extended (5 minute max).
  • Large groups (10-19 people) will receive 4 min max. Extended (5 minute max).
  • Teams (20-29 people) will receive 4 min max. Extended (6 minute max).
  • Productions (10 or more people) will receive 6 min max. Extended (8 minute max).

*Each group will have 20 seconds to set up their props with the exception of those with SET PIECES which are given 2 minutes. Studios must place the props themselves on stage before the dance and take them off stage after the dance very efficiently in order to stay on our time schedule.

PRIZES AND AWARDS: Everyone receives an award for entering.

  • Duet/Trio $50 NYLA Rewards overall high score (12 & under) & (13 & over)
  • Small groups $100 NYLA Rewards overall high score (12 & under) & (13 & over)
  • Large groups $100 NYLA Rewards overall high score (12 & under) & (13 & over)
  • Teams/Productions $100 NYLA Rewards overall high score (12 & under) & (13 & over)
  • Overall high score group of the day $100 NYLA Rewards

*each division must have at least 5 entries in order to be awarded prizes

All NYLA Rewards prizes will be awarded to the teacher or studio director only

Plaques or Trophies as well as Ribbons will go to each winning studio within each age division of Minis, Tiny Dancers, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors listing their achievement (Platinum, High Triple Gold, Triple Gold, Double Gold or Gold.)

ENTRY FEES
*Please note that no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.
PLEASE REFER TO REGIONALS FOR GENERAL POLICY, PROCEDURES, AND DISCLAIMER.

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