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.
A classic ballet technique routine using ballet slippers.
A classic ballet technique routine using pointe shoes.
A synchronized rhythm routine using tap shoes.
A routine containing over 50% or more jazz technique.
A routine interpreting the music through dance and emotion.
A routine incorporating different styles and technique
A routine interpreting the movement, posture, and imagery
A routine containing singing. No lip syncing!
A routine containing street dance style
A routine containing both tumbling and dance
A routine which uses clogging technique.
A routine interpreting a song from a musical/Broadway
To encompass any form of dance not already listed or which is a combo of two or more performance categories.
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
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.
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 an official Infinity event pass with lanyard. 1st place winners will receive a trophy.
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!
|Category||# of dancers||Time Limits|
|Small Group||4-9||3:30 minutes|
|Large Group||10-18||4:00 minutes|
|Line||19 or more||5:00 minutes|
|Production||19 or more||8:00 minutes|
|Extended Time||All routines||+$20 for every 30 seconds||2:00 additional minutes|
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.
All props must be approved by Infinity Dance challenge. To view full list of prop rules click link and download.
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.
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 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 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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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.
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.