Acro: a routine which contains gymnastic passes, walkovers, headstands, chest rolls, etc. Choreography should be used to blend gymnastics and dance together (50/50).
Ballet: a routine which must include classical ballet technique. Ballet slippers only.
Bboy/Bgirl: a solo/duo/trio containing urban dance which includes toprock, downrock, freezes and power moves. Also known as breakdancing. Minimal acro/gymnastics pemitted.
Cabaret: a theme-based routine which ncludes dance technique from various styples. Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted.
Celtic: a routine using a traditional celtic themes and/or music that cannot be placed in traditional stepdance or clogging.
Clogging: a routine where the dancer's footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe or both against the floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.
Contemporary: a routine using newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques.
Hip Hop: a routine which consists of street dance styles. Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted.
Jazz - Afro: a routine which includes African-style movements to African-themed music. Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted.
Jazz - Classical: a routine which includes classical jazz style to a classcal jazz song.
Jazz - Pop: a routine which includes jazz technique to modern-day Pop music. Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted.
Jazz - Street: a routine which includes jazz and hip hop technique combined. Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted.
Love.Laugh.Choreograph: Limelight Productions will announce a song and your Studio can enter one of a solo or duo or trio or group or production to the song selected. Any style, any number of dancers, one entry per Studio. There are no rules, no limitations and no FEE. The routine with the highest mark will win an award and will perform in THE VAULT Dance Off, however, will not be eligible to win THE VAULT Dance Off.
Lyrical: a routine utilizing the lyrics or mood of the music and combines both jazz and ballet movements (telling a story).
Modern: a routine that rejects many strict rules of ballet and jazz but focuses more on inner feelings (contractions, parallel legs, flexed feet).
Musical Theatre: a routine featuring any style interpreting a song from a "Broadway" or movie musical. Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted.
Open: a routine that doesn't fit into any category listed above or a routine that combines two or more dance categories.
Pointe: a routine which must include classical pointe technique. Pointe shoes only.
Song & Dance: a routine which must contain both signing and any category of dance (tap, jazz, ballet, etc). Accompaniment must be on CD and backup voices only will be permitted. Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted.
Song & Dance: a routine which must contain both singing and any category of dance (tap, jazz, ballet, etc). Minimal acro/gymnastics permitted. Dancers must provide their own mic sets and arrange for a sound check two (2) hours prior to the event start time on day one.
Stepdance - Traditional: a routine where the footwork is the most important part of the dance, wearing stepdance shoes. Body and arm movements and styling are either restricted or considered irrelevant. Traditional stepdance music is required.
Stepdance - Non-Traditional: a stepdance routine to non-traditional music.
Student Choreography: this category is reserved for dancers whom have choreographed their own routines or have had the routine choreographed by another amateur dancer under the age of 19 years. Students will be separated by dance type and age.
Tap: a routine which includes tap technique. No tap sounds in music permitted.
Props can be used in any category as long as they are an integral part of the routine. No backdrops or props that require assembly or major clean up.
Maximum three (3) acro/gymnastic moves permiteed in: Bboy/BGirl, Cabaret, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, Dance Crew.
Vocalization/Lip Syncing is permitted in Cabaret, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance