At CRU Dance every dancer is recognized with an award! Each performer is given an award for each dance in which they participated. Each routine is adjudicated with all the judges comments given to the studios on one CD at the end of the competition.
Studios are awarded with our custom plaques which display the studio name and are embellished with a jewel to represent the placement of each entry. Performers are awarded medals and plaques with trophies awarded for our highest scores in each category for the Novice, Intermediate, and Elite levels. The overall highest scoring entries of the competition receive our big trophies.
Scoring is based on precision, showmanship and technique . All entries will be adjudicated based on the level,(Novice, Intermediate, Elite) with their own scoring system.
Ultimate Elite 96-100
Excellent Top 81-85
Ultimate Elite 95-100
Excellent Top 80-84
Ultimate Elite 93-100
Excellent Top 72-78
Entries must compete prior to their awards ceremony to be eligible for High Score Awards.
Novice High Scores
The top 5 scoring Novice level Solos, Duet/Trios, Small Group, Large Group, Line/Production entries will be recognized with the top 3 receiving trophies.
Intermediate High Scores
The top 5 scoring Intermediate level Solos, Duet/Trios, Small Group, Large Group, Line/Production entries in each age division will be recognized with the top 3 receiving trophies.
Elite High Scores
The top 5 scoring Elite level Solos, Duet/Trios, Small Group, Large Group, Line/Production entries in each age division will be recognized with the top 3 receiving trophies.
Note: When a minimum of ten entries per age division in each category and level compete, cash gift cards will be awarded to the High Score winners. Cash awards are presented to eligible studios when there are 200 or more entries at an event.
Ultimate Title Winners
The 5 top scoring male and female Ultimate title category soloist in each age division will be recognized with the highest scoring receiving a crown (hat for the boys) and the Ultimate Title trophy.
The top scoring student choreographed entry in each age division will be recognized and awarded the Student Choreography plaque.
Routines are selected based on choreography innovation, story telling and composition. Selected routines will re-perform before the final award ceremony to determine the winner and runner up of our most prestigious award
Routines are selected based on solely on entertainment value. Selected routines will re-perform before the final award ceremony to determine the winner and runner up of this award.
Judges Choice Awards
Each judge will select their favorite routine and present the award cup explaining why they were chosen for the award.
Our emcees' watch the dancers on and off stage and would like to recognize the special things they see.
ADCC (Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions) STUDIO OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award will be presented to the studio displaying the most studio spirit, enthusiasm and exceptional sportsmanship throughout the competition. The winner will receive a plaque on stage along with a free annual membership to the Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions.
Special awards presented include Best Presentation, White Diamond (flawless performance), Best Precision, Dare to Be Different, Best Technique and Studio Repertory Favorite (does not apply to independents).
Overall High Score
The top 10 scoring entries are recognized with the top 5 receiving our presented with the big trophies!
NOTE: CRU Dance does not assume responsibility for unclaimed or forgotten CDs, photographs, awards, or other items.