Thursday, February 3, 2011

Competition (:

Today the weather has been bad, so my classes are canceled. Because of this, I thought I would talk about the dance competitions we attend in the spring. In the past, we have competed in two different competitions per year; Stage One and Showstopper. But the last couple of years, we have only been going to Showstopper. Showstopper is a dance competition that is held all over the United States.There are different levels in the competition, but since our dance studio is so small, we only compete in the first round. Scoring is quite different than you might think. Dancers are divided into age groups, and are scored in two ways. The first thing, is they are ranked, 1st, 2nd,3rd,etc. according to their scores. The second part, is they are ranked silver, gold, platinum, or double platinum. This is based on what your over all score is. For example, if gold rank was between 23 and 27, and 1st and 2nd place contestants were both within that range, they would be ranked 1st place old and 2nd place gold. This is very different for me, because in figure skating, you are grouped by skill level, not age.