Awards & Scoring

OVERALL (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Novice & Pre-Competitive
Novice & Pre-Competitive

Solos

Novice & Pre-Competitive

Duets/Trios

Novice & Pre-Competitive

Groups/Extended Lines

*STAR BEAT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADD/CHANGE ANY OVERALL CATEGORIES/CASH AWARDS BASED ON REGISTRATION, AT IT’S DISCRETION.

HIGHEST OVERALL SOLOS (TOP 3 OVERALL IN EACH AGE)

  • 7 years & Under
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • 11 years
  • 12 years
  • 13 years
  • 14 years
  • 15 years
  • 16 years
  • 17 years & Over

An overall solo by age winner will only be placed once (in their true age category) in the top 3, no same contestants can place 1st and 2nd and/or 3rd. If less than 3 solos are entered in any one age category, Star Beat reserves the right to combine an overall age category.

DUETS/TRIOS, GROUPS/EXTENDED LINES (TOP 3 OVERALL IN EACH DIVISION)

  • Junior – 10 years & Under
  • Intermediate – 11 – 14 years
  • Senior – 15 years & Over

There must be a minimum of 3 entries per Overall category for Overall Prize Awards. Highest Overall Production will be awarded with a minimum of 2 or more productions. If an Overall category (excluding overall solos by age) has less than 3 entries and receives an All-Star Beat Platinum placement, that entry will receive an Overall Cash Award. Cash scholarships and awards will be presented throughout the competition based on the program schedule.

All award winnings will be awarded to the Studio director. Star Beat will provide detailed summary reports, which includes judge scores for all their studio performances, overall cash awards received, and cash prizes, to Studio Directors or a designated representative at the end of the weekend.

Overall Awards By Category

  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING ACRO
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING BALLET/POINTE/DEMI
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING CONTEMPORARY/MODERN
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING HIP HOP
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING JAZZ
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING LYRICAL
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING MUSICAL THEATRE/VOCAL/SONG & DANCE
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING OPEN
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING TAP
  • OVERALL HIGH SCORING ETHNIC
  • OVERALL PRODUCTION

Star Beat also features a DAILY HIGH SCORE, COSTUME AWARD, OVERALL TEACHER CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD: ADJUDICATOR’S CHOICE PLUS ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS to be won!  TWO STAR BEAT’S “BROADWAY BOUND” AWARDS: SPECAIL SCHOLARSHIP AT ONE OF NEW YORK’S LARGEST PROFESSIONAL DANCE STUDIO.

Scoring System

Dance routines competing at Star Beat will be judged by a panel of 3 professional judges who will award each routine a score out of 100 marks, following the Star Beat scoring system. The 3 marks will then be averaged to achieve a final mark out of 100 points for each performance. Results can produce multiples of All-Star Beat Platinum, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, or Silver awards for each competitor within each category.
All Star Beat Platinum 94.00 & over
Platinum 91.00 – 93.99
Diamond 87.00 – 90.99
Gold 83.00 – 86.99
Silver 82.99 & Lower

Star Beat understands the importance of walking away feeling rewarded and recognized for hard work and dedication. At Star Beat no dancer is left unrecognized, EVERY dancer is a STAR!

All participating Soloists, Duets, and Trios will be awarded a beautiful custom designed Star Beat Medallion & Lanyard based on the scoring categories of All-Star Beat Platinum, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, or Silver.

All participating dancers in Small/Large Groups, Extended Lines and Productions will be awarded a placement ribbon based on the scoring categories of All-Star Beat Platinum, Platinum, Diamond, Gold, or Silver along with a LED Star Beat pin.

*First, Second and Third place will be awarded in categories that consist of THREE or more entries. If a tie arises in a regular category, both entries will receive the same award and placement. Soloists will be separated into Divisions on the occasion that 10 or more soloists fall into one particular category.

Your studio will receive Video Judge (a collection of all of your entries and their corresponding judges’ comments) available online and/or on DVD.