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RULES & GUIDELINES.

Peak Invitational is based out of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. We are committed to providing an ideal format for all dancers with appropriate venues and a qualified judging panel.

Performing should give each dancer a higher level of self-esteem, achievement and accomplishment. We feel that all dancers deserve recognition and acknowledgement, whether they take one hour of classes per week or fifteen.


Come and participate in one of Western Canada’s favourite dance events.  We look forward to seeing you.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis until events are full.  
Please note: Entries received prior to deadline may not be accepted.  

Whistler deadline November 15, 2019 (Groups take priority for this event)
Studios will be advised number of Solos, Duos and Trios they are eligible to enter.  

 

GENERAL RULES.

•  Dancers must be registered with a studio. No independent entries will be accepted.
•  Entries will not be processed until full payment is received.
•  Each soloist dancer must be entered into at least one group to qualify for any high score awards and a Top Ten placement.
•  Soloists may enter themselves only once per category.  Second solo in category will be for adjudication only and must be specified at time of registration.
•  Duo and trio dancers are now eligible for high score awards without being entered in a group.
•  Duo and trio dancers must have a change of partners to compete twice in the same category.
•  Entries must be 90% of discipline when entered into a category.
•  Levels are calculated based on all forms of dancing.
•  Re-dances are permitted in Level 1 and Level 2 categories only.  Re-dances are permitted in all categories due to technical problems or anything not of the dancer’s fault.
•  Categories may be combined or separated based on entries received and at the discretion of event management.
•  All numbers must be appropriate for family viewing.

 

ENTRY INFORMATION.

•  Entry deadline is December 15th, 2019 (Peak Whistler deadline - November 15th, 2019)

•  Entry fees are non-refundable.
•  We reserve the right to refuse entries.
•  Studios must pay by business cheque, money order, or email transfer. Personal cheques are not accepted.
•  Entries will not be processed until full payment is received.
•  Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until events are full. We welcome all early submissions.
•  Entries received prior to deadline may not be accepted if the event is full.
•  Each late entry is to pay a $15 surcharge and will be accepted only if the schedule permits. 
•  Entry fees do not include GST.
•  Schedule sent to email provided on registration account at least 4 weeks prior to event dates. (12 weeks for Whistler events). Please ensure email provided is correct.
•  Thank you in advance for entering accurately.  Inaccurate entries may be subject to penalties.

•   Please ensure to enter dancers' maximum hours danced per week and not their current hours per week if they have recently decreased.
•  Dancer information (season started training date & hours per week) can only be entered once. If a correction is needed, please contact us. Thank you in advance for entering accurately.
•  Entries entered into wrong category/unable to dance within scheduled session may be subject to fees.
•  Please note that only group entries will be initially accepted for Whistler. If schedule and time permits all studios will be emailed and solo, duo and trio entries accepted will be prorated based on number of group entries.
•  Confirmation email from online submission does not guarantee entry.  Email from our team confirming space and payment received secures your place.

 

CATEGORIES.

•  Jazz
•  Contemporary 
•  Lyrical
•  Modern
•  Street
•  Tap/Clogging
•  Acrobatics
•  Production
•  Variety Stage
•  Song & Dance
•  Adult
     > 19 - 29 Years​
     > 30+ Years
•  Ballet
     > Classical
     > Classical Pointe
     > Demi - Character
•  National 
•  Interpretive
•  Student Choreography 

ALL CATEGORIES:

•  Entries in each category must be at least 90% of that type of dance (Jazz, Tap, etc.).
•  Props, touching, floor work, acrobatics and lip syncing is permitted in all categories. 
•  If a routine is entered in the wrong category it runs the risk of receiving a lesser placement.
•  Categories may be combined or separated based on entries received and at the discretion of event management.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS.

JAZZ • Routine follows specific Jazz technique including jumps, leaps, turns and kicks.

LYRICAL • Routine is a combination of Jazz and Ballet techniques utilizing the lyrics/music to tell a story through choreography, incorporating emotion and controlled, fluid movement.

CONTEMPORARY • Routine is based on an unstructured dance form influenced by Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern technique. It draws from alternative or newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical techniques. It is ever changing and evolving and should involve emotion. All styles of footwear are accepted, including pointe shoes and bare feet. Category will not be separated based on footwear.

MODERN • Routine is a free, expressive style of dance style that includes contract and release, floor work and fall and recovery. Style is based on the methods of Graham, Limon, Horton, Hawkins,Humphrey etc.

 

CLASSICAL BALLET • Routine uses any specific ballet technique (R.A.D., Cecchetti, Vaganova, etc.) and classical steps in ballet slippers only.
 

CLASSICAL POINTE • Routine uses any specific ballet technique (R.A.D., Cecchetti, Vaganova, etc.) and classical steps. Pointe shoes only.
 

DEMI-CHARACTER • Routine has a strong classical Ballet base while portraying a character throughout. Pointe shoes or Ballet slippers may be worn. Category will not be split based on shoe style.
 

STREET • Routines can be entirely or a combination of Hip Hop, Breaking, House, Waacking, Locking, Popping styles.

TAP/CLOGGING • Routine consists primarily of Tap movements and technique.

VARIETY STAGE • Routine has a strong dance base in combination with acting or characterization. It uses an idea or theme and any form of dance can be incorporated. Voice overs are allowed yet singing vocals should be entered in the Song and Dance category.

SONG & DANCE • A strong dance base combined with live vocals. 50% singing and 50% dancing is a guideline.  Microphones are not permitted. A backtrack is not permitted while performers are singing. (Please Note: Lip syncing should be entered in the Variety Stage category).

 

ACROBATICS • Routine consist of controlled acrobatic movements such as limbers, walkovers and back bends, danced to music and contains primarily Acro and/or gymnastic moves and tricks.

INTERPRETIVE • Any technique may be used as long as the body is used to translate and interpret an idea or mood, feeling or emotion, human condition or dramatic expression combined with dance movement.

NATIONAL • Routine is any form of National Dance including; Chinese, Irish, Bollywood, Belly-dance, Scottish, etc.

 

STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY • Choreography by a student is performed by the choreographer or other dancers of their choice.  Solos, duos/trios and groups are permitted in all dance styles. Enter based on the choreographer’s level and age not the dancers’ level(s) and age(s).  Categories will be grouped by level (of the choreographer), may be separated by age (of the choreographer) based on entries received and at the discretion of event management. 

Student choreographer required to complete information and questions on our online form.  CLICK HERE for the link to the form. Link to form and deadline information for submission will also be provided with confirmation email from our office at time of registration.

 

Student choreography routines are eligible for high score awards within their own category (no advancement to the Peak Challenge).  Wherever possible, Student Choreography routines will be grouped together in the schedule.  Adjudicators will address the choreographers on stage after the session to provide feedback and encouragement.

Trophies and monetary awards will be given to the choreographer according to the following:
3 or less entries – 1st high score trophy is awarded.
4-10 entries – 1st high score trophy and $100 is awarded to highest scoring performance.
11+ entries - Top 10 list, 1st – 4th high score trophies, and monetary prizes are awarded ($50 - $100).


PRODUCTION • Minimum of 20 dancers. Productions are a minimum of 5 minutes and a have a maximum time limit of 15 minutes with dancers of any age and level incorporating any and all styles of dance.  A theme or story is to be portrayed throughout the entire dance. There is a maximum of 5 minutes for combined setup and take down (this is included in the maximum time limit of 15 minutes).  Production routines are eligible for high score awards within their own category (no advancement to the Peak Challenge).

Trophies and monetary awards will be given to the Production category according to the following:
5 or less entries – 1st high score trophy is awarded.
6-10 entries – 1st high score trophy and $100 is awarded to highest scoring performance.
11+ entries - Top 10 list, 1st – 4th high score trophies, and monetary prizes are awarded ($50 - $100).

ADULT DANCE • 19-29 years or 30+ years • Any routine where the average age of all dancers is 19-29 or 30+. Routines may be any dance form. Solo/Duo/Trios – ONE or more dancers aged 19 and over.  Groups - TWO or more dancers aged 19 and over OR the average age of all dancers is 19 and over.  Categories will be split depending on number of entries and at the discretion of event management. Adult routines are eligible for high score awards within their own category (no advancement to the Peak Challenge).

 

Trophies and monetary awards will be given according to the following:
5 or less entries – 1st high score trophy is awarded.
6-10 entries – 1st high score trophy and $100 is awarded to highest scoring performance.
11+ entries - Top 10 list, 1st – 4th high score trophies, and monetary prizes are awarded ($50 - $100).

 

LEVELS.

LEVEL 1 • Began dancing Sept 2018 or 2019 • 0 - 1 years of dance training completed.  No minimum age. 
LEVEL 2 • Began dancing Sept 2016 or 2017 • 2 - 3 years of dance training completed.  Minimum age 7.
LEVEL 3 • Began dancing Sept 2014 or 2015 • 4 - 5 years of dance training completed.  Minimum age 10.
LEVEL 4 • Began dancing Sept 2013 or before • 6 or more years of dance training completed.  Minimum age 12. Average training LESS THAN 10 hours per week. All styles included.  
LEVEL 5 • Began dancing Sept 2013 or before • 6 or more years of dance training completed.  Minimum age 12. Average training 10 OR MORE hours per week.  All styles included.  

 

ADULT DANCE • Solo/Duo/Trios – ONE or more dancers aged 19 and over.  Groups - TWO or more dancers aged 19 and over OR the average age of all dancers is 19 and over.

calculating levels:

•   Registration system will calculate the average of all dancers.  MUST INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF DANCE. When entering the 'Season started training' consider all forms of non-competitive and competitive training. The season selected should be actual and include the years previous to age 5 if necessary.
•   The system will not consider the years of training before age 5. No need to revise the date upon entry.

•   When entering the 'Hours per week" consider all forms of non-competitive and competitive training, including technique and regularly scheduled private sessions. Hours of training per week are only needed for Level 4 & 5 dancers (6 or more years of dance training completed).

•   Please ensure to enter dancers' maximum hours danced per week and not their current hours per week if they have recently decreased.
•   Dancers may not enter a lower level than they have previously danced in. 
•   Acrobatics - include gymnastics training.


Please note: Levels are not calculated by number of years competing but by years of dance training completed after the age of 5.

 

AGE DIVISIONS.

•   The system will calculate division using dancer’s age as of DECEMBER 31, 2019.
•   Duos, trios, and groups - the system will add and average the age of all the dancers (looking at the first decimal, if applicable) to round to the nearest whole number (12.4 = 12/ 12.5 = 13).
•   Age Divisions may be combined or separated based on entries received and at the discretion of event management.
•   Adult Dance – Solo/Duo/Trios – ONE or more dancers aged 19 and over. Groups - TWO or more dancers aged 19 and over OR the average age of all dancers is 19 and over.

 

JUDGING/AWARDS.

•   Three qualified, experienced adjudicators with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience. 
•   Final marks are the average of the adjudicators’ individual scores.
•   Each routine will receive typed comment sheets from the adjudicators with their scores.  Adjudication sheets are provided electronically to studio owners at the end of each level via Dropbox.
•  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Performance placements given in each category.  In levels 1, 2 and 3 medals are awarded on stage to all dancers.  In levels 4 and 5 medals are awarded on stage to dancers placing 1st – 4th.  Performance medals are available after award sessions to all dancers.
•   Awards Sessions to be held at least 3 times per day.


HIGH SCORE AWARDS   •   High Score Awards will be presented at the completion of each level. Trophies and cash awarded.
TOP TEN AWARDS   •   Top Tens are announced (in order of score) once 10 numbers in the high score category have performed. Updates are announced throughout the event. Final Top 10s are announced at the end of each level and receive a certificate for their studio.
CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS   •   One per award session from the adjudicators to recognize outstanding choreography. All winners are entered into a draw to win cash prizes at the end of the event.
SPIRIT AWARDS   •   Three performances are chosen by the adjudicators at each award session that show amazing energy, excitement and enthusiasm for dance. All Spirit Award winners are entered into a draw to win a $200 Pizza Party for their studio.
JUDGE’S PICK AWARDS   •   One performer per session is chosen by the adjudicators to give more recognition to more dancers. Performer is selected based on something special seen in them – such as “sharing your passion”, “amazing facial expressions”, “fantastic unique style” and more. Dancers receive a special Judge’s Pick t-shirt and a certificate signed by the judges!

•  The Ultimate Peak Challenge is held at the end of the event featuring the highest scoring numbers of the competition to compete for more awards!
•  Level 1/2 and Level 3/4/5 have their own sections in The Ultimate Peak Challenge with their own sets of awards and trophies placing 1st - 4th.
•  The top 2 winners of The Ultimate Peak Challenge Level 3/4/5 section, are then invited to perform at the Provincial Honours Performance in May at the Hard Rock Casino Theatre in Coquitlam, BC. 

 

MUSIC/TIME LIMITS.

MUSIC

•   Teachers or a studio representative are responsible for playing music on equipment provided by the competition.  Unless music has been previously uploaded at registration through DanceComp Genie.
•   Music can be uploaded/changed until 24 hours before performing.

•   Please be sure to carry backup copies of all music.
•   CD and iPod connection will be available.

•   Any questions or concerns, please find the backstage manager or event staff.

TIME LIMITS

SOLOS, DUOS, TRIOS  •   3 minutes          GROUPS  •   5 minutes          PRODUCTION  •   15 minutes (Including max 5 mins for set up and take down) 

•   Dancers are timed from the first note of the music until the last dancer exits the stage.
•   All dances are timed by a Peak Invitational timer.
•   Overtime entries may be subject to penalties and will not be eligible for High score awards.
•   Please ensure prop set-up and take-down is prompt.

 

AUDIENCE/DANCER

INFORMATION.

•   Admission $3 per day.  Dancers are FREE at events they are participating in.
•   Registered choreographers and studio directors are FREE at events they are participating in.
•   Programs $5.00
•   At the request of choreographers there is absolutely NO camera or video equipment of any kind used in the theatre.  There are no exceptions to this 
rule. 
•   Professional photographers and/or videographers will be provided onsite whenever possible.
•   Doors to the theatre or ballroom will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each day.
•   Doors to the dressing rooms and lobby will open one hour prior to the start of each day.
•   Awards will be posted live on our website from any event where wireless internet is available.
•   Please be sure to check and follow venue parking restrictions, if any.  There is absolutely no parking allowed in the loading zones at any venue.

 

DIRECTOR/TEACHER

INFORMATION.

•   A green room with coffee and light meals will be provided to all registered teachers and studio directors.
•   If possible, we will provide a monitor of the stage in the green room.
•   Please sign in upon arrival at the event. If your name is not found on the list please find your studio director.
•   Admission and program complimentary for all registered teachers and studio directors.
•   Teachers are responsible for playing their own music on equipment provided by the competition.  Unless music has been previously uploaded through 
the online registration portal.  Both CD and iPod connections available. Please be sure to carry backup copies of all music.
•   Event directors are always on site to answer your questions.
•   Adjudication sheet are provided to studios only after each high score award session via shared Dropbox folders
. Studio directors may authorize (in writing only) more representatives to receive adjudication sheets.

questions?

contact us anytime.

EMAIL  info@peakinvitational.ca

PHONE  1 (604) 469 6434