April 24, 2021 Rochester N.Y.

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Infinity Dance Challenge

Join us for an amazing weekend of dance as we celebrate our first competition of 2021. Infinity Dance Challenge will bring you three mastered judges who are experts in dance education and competitive adjudication. Click registration link to register.


  • Date: 4/24/2021 01:00 PM - 4/24/2021 09:00 PM
  • Location: 121 Lincoln Ave, Rochester, NY, USA (Map)

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performance levels



Novice

Infinity Dance Challenge recommends dancer's enter the novice level, if they have little to no competition experience. Must take at least 1- 2 hours of class per week. Solos are always allowed in the novice category.

Intermediate/Pre-Competitive

Infinity Dance Challenge recommends dancer's enter the intermediate level, if they have limited competition experience. Must take 2- 5 hours of class per week.(including rehearsal time) 

Competitive

Infinity Dance Challenge recommends dancer's to enter the competitive level if they have significant competition experience. Must take 5 or more hours, (including rehearsal time  of class per week). If you are a competitive level dancer, you cannot perform in a novice routine unless it is a line or production.

Adult/Pro

Infinity Dance Challenge recommends dancer's to enter the adult level if they are enrolled in any type of dance class, must attend a dance studio,  over 19 years of age regardless of prior experience. Teachers and studio owners are welcomed to compete. At the pro level the person must be trained and skilled with qualifications in a specific form of dance or variety of dancing employed in a professional capacity to perform in variety of settings.

Dance Styles And Age Division


Ballet

A classic ballet technique routine using ballet slippers.

Pointe

A classic ballet technique routine using pointe shoes.

Tap

A synchronized rhythm routine using tap shoes.

Jazz

A routine containing over 50% or more jazz technique.

Lyrical

A routine interpreting the music through dance and emotion.

Contemporary

A routine incorporating different styles and technique

Modern

A routine interpreting the movement, posture, and imagery

Vocal

A routine containing singing. No lip syncing!

Hip Hop

A routine containing street dance style

Acro

A routine containing both tumbling and dance

Clogging 

 A routine which uses clogging technique.

Musical Theatre

A routine interpreting a song from a musical/Broadway

Open

To encompass any form of dance not already listed or which is a combo of two or more performance categories.


Age Divisions

For entries with more than 1 dancer please average the age of your group

 Mini/Petite: 8 years and under

Junior: 9-11 years

Teen: 12-14 years

Senior: 15-18 years

 Adult: 19+


All routines in all age divisions are determined by the average age of the performers as of January 1st, 2021

The average age determines the age range into which you may enter. For dances with two or more dancers, add the ages of all the contestants, and then divide by the number of contestants. If any age division is challenged, proof of age must be provided to Infinity Dance Challenge via birth certificate.

adjudicated awards


ADJUDICATED AWARDS: Each dance routine will be recognized on stage during awards for their performance. Dancer's do not compete against each other, they are evaluated according to total range of points scored and receive a placement according to their total score from our 3 dance competition judges.
Each entry in the Novice-Intermediate- Competitive- Adult/Pro divisions, will be judged from a 100 point system from 3 judges, totaling 300 points. Technique is 40 points, Performance is 35 points, Musicality/Timing is 10 points, Choreography is 10 points and Overall Appearance is 5 points. Each entry will receive a ranking of Infinity Diamond,  Diamond, Gold, and Silver, based on their score. The Adjudication breakdown is as follows:

SCORING LEVEL-ADULT OR PRO
DIAMOND 300-290
GOLD 290-275
SILVER 275-000

SCORING LEVEL-COMPETITIVE
INFINITY DIAMOND 300-290
DIAMOND 290-280
GOLD 280-270
SILVER 270-000

SCORING LEVEL-INTERMEDIATE
DIAMOND 300-270
GOLD 270-265
SILVER 265-000

SCORING LEVEL-NOVICE
DIAMOND 300-270
GOLD 270-258
SILVER 258-000

High Scores, Overall Awards


After each routine receives their adjudicated awards, the high score awards will be given at every regional competition! At each competition we will recognize the top scoring awards in each age category in the Novice, Intermediate, Competitive, and Adult/Pro. Infinity Dance Challenge will award a top 3 for all Solo, Duet\Trio, Small Group, Large Group, Line, and Production routines in each age group.  3rd place and 2nd place winners will receive a ribbon. 1st place winners will receive a crystal plaque.  

The highest overall score winner  in Mini, Jr, Teen, Sr,  Adult will also receive a high score Infinity crystal plaque, and a cash prize. Infinity Dance Challenge will be taking the overall highest score winner between all of the Solo, Duet and Trio routines and awarding cash prizes to a Mini\Petite, Junior, Teen, Senior, and Adult winners. Infinity Dance Challenge will be taking the overall highest score winner between all the Group routines and awarding cash prizes to a Mini\Petite, Junior, Teen, Senior, and Adult winners.  The cash awards will be paid directly to the winning dancer(s) of the overall high score for the Solo, Duet\Trio routines.  The studio will receive the cash prize and plaque for all winning Group overall high score winners.

Rules


PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTRATION!

IDC will provide a 100% refund if an event does not happen, or can not be rescheduled. 

A studio will not qualify for participation until all fees are paid in full.

Guarantee your spot and register early! Entries are limited, and will be first come first serve. 

Contact Infinity Dance Challenge for early registration discounts!

info@infinitydancechallenge.com

ENTRIES

Category# of dancers
Time Limits
Solo1
2:50 minutes
Duet/Trio2-3
3:00 minutes
Small Group4-9
3:30 minutes
Large Group10-18
4:00 minutes
Line19 or more
5:00 minutes
Production19 or more
8:00 minutes
Extended TimeAll routines+$20 for every 30 seconds2:00 additional minutes



MUSIC

Music must be uploaded at the time of registration.

All studio's must bring a back up copy of all music, via a USB thumb drive or external hard drive.


PROPS

All props must be approved by Infinity Dance challenge.  To view full list of prop rules click link and download.

Props.pdf

DEDUCTIONS

Exceeding the time limits provided will result in a deduction from the entry's final score.

Routines and music must be appropriate for family viewing, otherwise it may lead to deductions/disqualification.

Routines containing more dancers than listed at registration will result in a deduction from the entry's final score.

Routines containing any unapproved props will result in a deduction from the entry's final score.


Infinity Dance Challenge is not responsible for any lost or stolen items during the competition.

 There is NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY during any performance. This is to protect the choreography and identity of the dancers.

Dance BUG will be there to safely capture and provide your video.

Photos may be purchased onsite at the Infinity store.

All participants must be respectful to all fellow studios and show good sportsmanship.

Bullying is not tolerated.

Meet Our Amazing Judges!

Dominic Askew Linda Giancaspro Kristen Wegman

April 24, 2021 These Judges Will Be Adjudicating You!

Our Judges For April 24, 2021


Linda Giancaspro

Judge

Linda Giancaspro is a nationwide master teacher and adjudicator both virtually and through guest appearances: Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America, the National Association of Dance & Affiliated Artists, Dance America/Dance Olympus, Infinity Dance Challenge, and Magic City’s Dance World of Miami Beach. She has been honored with an invitation to teach for the Cecchetti Council of America in Washington, D.C. and has taught for prestigious locations such as Broadway Dance Center, Carnegie Hall Studios, City Center Studios, Peri Dance, the New Dance Group and 20 year staff member of St. John’s University. Giancaspro is Ballet Mistress Emeritus of the New England Ballet Company of Bridgeport, CT.

Dominic Askew

Judge

Dominic grew up in Getzville, NY. He started Dancing at the age of nine, studying at Spezios Dance Dynamics for 10 years under the instruction of Michelle Spezio Ferm, Bill Thomas, Kelly Burwick and many others. Dominic has also worked with choreographers such as Duncan Cooper, James Washington, Andy Pellick, Aj Deneka, and Brice Mousset. During his time at Spezio’s, Dominic was an assistant teacher and choreographed many routines for the studio. He has participated in various performances, competitions, and intensives such as The Joffrey Ballet summer intensive, The School at Jacob’s pillow summer intensive, and The New York City Dance Alliance summer intensive. After graduating high school, Dominic moved to New York City to pursue dance at The Ailey School through the independent program, and trained under teachers such as Milton Meyers, Guillermo Asca, Hollie Wright, Michael Leon Thomas, and Marianne Bachmann. Dominic strives to take what has been shared with him to help other students find a healthy outlet through dance, to find their own voice, how to approach new material and thought processes, to explore different energies within movement, and continues to express how important it is to find infinite possibilities of the body and mind.

Kristen Wegman

Judge

Kristen Wegman grew up dancing in the Rochester area. She received her early dance training at Michelle Bushner School of Dance/Perington Dance Company under director Michelle Bushner and Pittsford Dance Studio under director Brenda Bobby. Here she has had the opportunity to be in the works of Tony Bellissimo, Ivan Koumaev, James Washington, Duncan Cooper, Brittany Markle and Dennis Caspary. Kristen earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at The College at Brockport State University. At the college, she had the opportunity to work closely with and be in the works of Britt Falcon under Falcon Dance, Juanita Suarez, Stevie Oakes, Jennifer Weber and Darwin Prioleau. Kristen also was a part of the Brockport Dance Team, serving as a captain, was a member of Chamber Ballet Brockport and also participated in Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble. Recently, Kristen participated in a virtual evening length work for the Virtual Rochester Fringe Festival with Frazee Feet Dance under director Zachary Frazee. Prior to studying dance at the college Kristen has also had the opportunity to perform in The Rochester Fringe Festival at The School of the Arts, The Vison of Sound Festival, The Gay Men’s Choir at Hochstein School of Music and has been a dancer for The Rochester Lancer Dancers. Kristen has been teaching all throughout Rochester and Buffalo since 2014 and has recently expanded to teaching virtually throughout the East Coast. Now, she is Co-owner of a new studio in the Rochester Area, Studio K Dance+Fitness where she continues to share her love for dance to her students and the ones she comes across along the way.

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Infinity Platform


Adjudicated Video

Each studio will have free access to all their adjudicated routines. Dance Bug will provide easy access for studio owners and teachers to use the video judge platform as a teaching tool.

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Video

IDC provides a multidimensional video platform that creates a unique video experience . Using multiple cameras and state of the art software, IDC provides a distinct and interactive video that captures your routine like never before.

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Photos

Our team of photographers have worked exclusively in the dance industry for over Ten years. They pride themselves on providing the highest quality photos, and capturing all the perfect moments you.

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Covid-19


During these different times with Covid 19,  Infinity Dance Challenge will be taking every precaution we can to give our dancers and families the safest possible environment we can provide, and following state law and venue rules and restrictions.  

 Each dance studio will arrive on their scheduled time and day.

 The building will be cleaned and sanitized after each session block.

 Only dancers, studio owner's, and 1 teacher per routine allowed backstage.

 Masks will be required while not on the stage. No points will be deducted if the dancer wears a mask.

 Seating will be spaced at least six apart if seating is available.

High Score and overall awards will be streamed  online after the event.

No points will be deducted if dancer's choose not to wear costumes.

 Hand sanitation stations will be provided backstage and throughout the venue.

 

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  • Rochester, New York, United States