List of Awards

NOTABLE AWARDS:

  • Up to Top 15 overall solo dancers will be awarded in each of four competitive age divisions (Mini/Junior/Inter/Senior)! Note:A dancer can only place once in a solo overall division.
  • TOP Score of the Session Award in the Competitive & Novice/Part-Time divisions!
  • Up to Top 5 overall groups in each size and age division will be awarded.
  • All Group overall standings are awarded by studio.
  • Adjudicator’s Choice Discipline Awards in the 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions!
  • Up to 4 Runner-Up Ultimate Purpose Award winners in every division!

CASH AWARDS:

  • In addition to trophies, cash will be be awarded to the top routines at each event. Note: All cash prizes are awarded to the studio and not to the individual dancer(s).

SESSION AWARDS:

  • All performances will be acknowledged with a medal standing: 84 – 86.99 – PLATINUM, 87 – 89.99 – PLATINUM PLUS, 90 – 92.99 – DIAMOND, 93 & Over – PURPOSE.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Placement Awards for every category. All routines that do not fall in the top three placements will receive a “Distinction Award”.
  • TOP Score of the Session Award.
  • Novice/Part-Time TOP Score of the Session Award.
  • Special Awards for dancers.

ADJUDICATORS CHOICE SESSION AWARDS:

  • “Choreography” & “Performance” teacher awards at every adjudication.
  • Special Awards for dancers at every awards ceremony.

COMPETITIVE DIVISION ADJUDICATORS CHOICE TEACHER AWARDS:

Each of these awards will be presented to the teacher winners over the course of the weekend.

  • Competitive 12 & Under Choreography Award
  • Competitive 13 & Over Choreography Award
  • Technical Purpose Award
  • CREATE Award: Given to a routine with outstanding creativity.
  • SHARE Award: Given to a routine that shared an important message.
  • EMPOWER Award: Given to a routine that was inspiring and motivating.

COMPETITIVE DIVISION OVERALL AWARDS:

  • Top solos, duet/trios and groups (small groups, large groups & lines) will be awarded across all four age divisions (Mini/Junior/Inter/Senior).
  • Group overall awards and Ultimate Purpose awards will be presented by studio. (See below for the Ultimate Purpose awards description.)

PART-TIME COMPETITIVE OVERALL AWARDS:

  • Overall Choreography Award will be presented to the teacher.
  • TOP Score of the session at every awards ceremony. Note: This award includes the Novice division.
  • Top solos will be awarded in each of the 4 age divisions. (Mini/Junior/Inter/Senior)
  • Top duet/trios will be awarded in each of the 4 age divisions. (Mini/Junior/Inter/Senior)
  • Top groups will be awarded in each of the 4 age divisions. (Mini/Junior/Inter/Senior)
  • The Ultimate Purpose Part-Time Awards will be awarded in the 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions. (See below for the Ultimate Purpose awards description.)

NOVICE OVERALL AWARDS:

  • Overall Choreography Award will be presented to the teacher.
  • TOP Score of the session at every awards ceremony. Note: This award includes the Part-Time division.
  • Top routines of the weekend will be awarded.
  • NEW Novice Award Descriptions coming soon…

ULTIMATE PURPOSE AWARDS:

Will be awarded to the highest scoring group in each competitive division (Mini/Junior/Inter/Senior). The Ultimate Purpose Part-Time awards will be awarded to the highest scoring group in two combined divisions (Mini/Junior and Inter/Senior).

  • Ultimate Purpose Mini
  • Ultimate Purpose Junior
  • Ultimate Purpose Inter
  • Ultimate Purpose Senior
  • Ultimate Purpose Part-Time 12 & Under
  • Ultimate Purpose Part-Time 13 & Over

RUNNER UP ULTIMATE PURPOSE AWARDS:

In each division, up to 4 the Runner Up Ultimate Purpose award winners will be presented.

Note: The Runner up winners can not be represented by the same studio as the Ultimate Purpose Winner from that same division.

PRODUCTION AWARD:

  • The Highest Scoring Production routine of the weekend will be awarded.

DISCIPLINE AWARDS:

Discipline awards will be presented to group routines for excellence in a specific dance genre. The Discipline Awards will be awarded in the 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions. See dance genres below.

BALLET, JAZZ, TAP, HIP HOP, ACRO, MUSICAL THEATRE/SONG AND DANCE, CONTEMPORARY/MODERN,  LYRICAL, and OPEN/SPECIALITY.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

Purpose is proud to offer our participants the opportunity to expand their dance education through various convention and workshop experiences. Scholarship Award announcements coming soon…