Age Guidelines & Brackets

Age Guidelines

All performers must submit their age and birth date upon registration.

Solos will be categorized as the age each performer is on the first day of the competition. This rule remains the same for Nationals which means you may compete in a different age bracket than you did for regionals. This rule allows dancers to compete to qualify as an Elite Dancer earlier.

Duos, trios and groups will be grouped based on each performer's age as of the 1st of January. The average age of each entry will be taken and any decimal will be dropped.

Dancers are responsible for proof of age to the competition directors if a question arises.

Duo and trios cannot compete in an age group any lower than one bracket below the oldest dancer's age group regardless of the group's average age.

Overall Age Brackets

  • Mini (6 years & under)
  • Petite (7 - 9 years)
  • Junior (10 - 12 years)
  • Teens (13 - 15 years)
  • Senior (16 - 19 years)
  • Adult (20 years & over)