CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO
Open to participants 10 years of age and younger. Perform a routine in the style of Classical Ballet. We highly recommended & prefer you use your own original choreography. However, Classical Repertoire that has been simplified to accommodate the participants technical level is accepted. Please see Repertoire List for specific age groups.
*This performance MUST be done wearing flat ballet shoes – pointe is NOT permitted for this age group.

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO
Open to participants 11 years of age and older. Perform a routine in the form of Classical Ballet. Students 13 years and older must perform on pointe. The routine must be a variation chosen from the approved CDC Classical Repertoire List. Repertoire not found on the CDC list may also be performed, but ONLY with written consent from licensed party.
Please see Repertoire List for specific age groups.

NEO-CLASSICAL SOLO
Open to participants 11 years of age and older. Perform a routine in the style of Classical Ballet. The routine must be originally conceptualized choreography, no repertoire. Accepted styles may include Demi-character, (a ballet dance with a story line), Classical Ballet, Modern Ballet and Lyrical Ballet.

CONTEMPORARY SOLO
Open to participants of all age groups. Perform a routine in the style of Expressive Concert Dance. Accepted styles may include or combine elements of; Modern, Classical Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary Dance.

NATIONAL CHARACTER SOLO
Open to participants of all age groups. Perform a routine in the style of National Character. Stylized representation of a traditional Folk or National Dance, which uses movements and music adapted for theater.

CLASSICAL DUET & TRIO
Open to participants of all age groups. Perform a routine in the style of Classical Ballet. Accepted styles may include or combine elements of Classical Ballet, Classical Repertoire, Neo-Classical and National character.
*Participants 10 years of age or younger MUST perform wearing flat ballet shoes – pointe is NOT permitted for this age group.

CONTEMPORARY DUET OR TRIO
Open to participants of all age groups. Perform a routine in the style of Expressive Concert Dance. Accepted styles may include or combine elements of; Modern, Classical Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary Dance.

National Character Duet or Trio
Open to participants 11 years and older. (10 years and younger will be judged in the Classical Duet & Trio Category). Two or three participants perform a routine in the style of National Character. Stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, which uses movements and music adapted for theater.

CLASSICAL BALLET PAS DE DEUX
Open to participants 11 years of age and older. The performance must be selected from the CDC Classical Repertoire List. Pas De Deux are to only include Adagio and Coda. Repertoire not found on the CDC list may also be performed, but ONLY with written consent from licensed party.

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE
Open to participants of all age groups. Four or more participants perform a routine in the style of Classical Ballet. The ensemble may be originally conceptualized choreography or Classical Repertoire.
*Participants 10 years of age or younger MUST perform wearing flat ballet shoes – pointe is NOT permitted for this age group.

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Open to participants of all age groups. Four or more participants perform a routine in the style of Expressive Concert Dance. Accepted styles may include or combine elements of; Modern, Classical Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary Dance.

NATIONAL CHARACTER ENSEMBLE
Open to participants of all age groups. Four or more participants perform a routine in the style of National Character. Stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, which uses movements and music adapted for theater.

OPEN ENSEMBLE
Open to participants of all age groups. Four or more participants perform a routine in any dance style, excluding Tap (to preserve the dance floor).
*Restriction: In order to be eligible for Open Ensemble the entered participants or studio must also compete in at least two other ensemble categories in the same age group, one of which must be a Classical Ballet Ensemble.