2023 Competition Dates

Awards

Marking Scheme

Diamond

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

93+

90-92.99

86-89.99

80-85.99

75-79.99

Age Divisions

Mini

Junior

Intermediate

Senior

8 and Under

11 and Under

13 and Under

14 and Over

Experience Levels

Novice

Competitive

Elite

First-time competitor in the discipline

6 hours of training or less per week

6 hours of training or more per week

Novice Awards

Mini:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Mini Novice Award – Trophy 

Junior:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group or Line – 1st  – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Junior Novice Award – Trophy 

Intermediate:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group or Line – 1st  – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Intermediate Novice Award – Trophy

Senior:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group or Line – 1st  – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Senior Novice Award – Trophy 

Competitive Awards

Mini:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  -3rd Trophy
Top Overall Mini Competitive Award – Trophy 

Junior:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  -3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Junior Competitive Award – Trophy 

Intermediate:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy – 4th – 10th Placement Ribbon
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Intermediate Competitive Award – Trophy 

Senior:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy – 4th – 10th Placement Ribbon
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Senior Competitive Award – Trophy 

Top Competitive Studio Award
Each Team Member receives a Cinelex Movie Pass to attend with teamates!

Elite Awards

Mini:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  -3rd Trophy
Top Overall Mini Elite Award – Trophy 

Junior:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  -3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Junior Elite Award – Trophy 

Intermediate:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy – 4th – 10th Placement Ribbon
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Intermediate Elite Award – Trophy 

Senior:
Solo – 1st – 3rd Trophy – 4th – 10th Placement Ribbon
Duet/Trio – 1st – 3rd Trophy
Group/Line – 1st  – 3rd Trophy
-Top Overall Senior Elite Award – Trophy 

Studio Awards

Elite Top Studio Award

 To qualify for the award you must enter 30 or more entries, with a minimum of 10 group numbers (Small Group/Large Group/Lines/Extended Lines) which will configure the top overall mark.  The studio with the highest average of the marks from their 10 top group numbers will be given the award.  Banner + Each team member receives a pass to CNE in Toronto!

Elite Top Studio Award – Runner Up

To qualify for the award you must enter 30 or more entries, with a minimum of 10 group numbers (Small Group/Large Group/Lines/Extended Lines) which will configure the top overall mark.  The studio with the highest average of the marks from their 10 top group numbers will be given the award. Banner + Each Team Member receives a Cineplex Movie Pass to attend with teammates!

Studio Spirit Award

Chosen by Dance Attack Staff, this award is given to the studio who has demonstrated not only the most spirit throughout the weekend but the kindness and respect to their peers!  Banner + $300 towards a Pizza Party!

Special Awards

 SHOWSTOPPER AWARDS

Each Special Award will be given a Dance Attack Scholarship!
(includes Groups!)

Destined to Succeed! Award

 Chosen by our adjudicators, this award is presented to the dancer who they believe is destined to succeed. (Elite / Competitive / Novice) – Trophy + 2022 Unlimited Dance Attack Workshop Pass (Dance Workshop & Acro Workshop) – $1200 Value

Costume Design Award

Chosen by our adjudicators, this award is presented to an entry with an outstanding costume, prop or set design!
Trophy + $500 Gift Certificate from Stardom Dance Costumes!

 

Top Soloist Award

The highest scoring soloist in any Age Division and Performance Style.
Trophy + 2020 Unlimited Dance Attack Workshop Pass (Dance Workshop & Acro Workshop) – $1200 Value

Top LINE or EXTENDED LINE Award

Top Overall Line or Extended Line Score – Trophy + $250 Towards a Pizza Party!
(Elite Only)

Top PRODUCTION Award:

Top Overall Production Score – Trophy + $250 Towards a Pizza Party!
**Cannot qualify for overall**

Musical Theatre (Lip Sync) /Song and Dance

 Top Overall Award will be awarded – Trophy + Rhythm Jewellery Pendant- $100 Value

Ballet/Pointe

 Top Overall Award will be awarded – Trophy + $250 Scholarship from Goh Ballet!

 ​Hip Hop

 Top Overall Award will be awarded – Trophy + $150 “Call Back” Scholarship for Music Editing!

Tap

TAP SHOES CANADA Top Overall Award will be awarded – $250 Gift Certificate!

Contemporary/Lyrical

 Top Overall Award will be awarded – Trophy + $150 Package from Stage Beauty!

Jazz

Top Overall Award will be awarded – Trophy + 10 Class Pass to Metro Movement!

Acro

Top Overall GROUP Award will be awarded – Trophy + An ACRO Pendant from Rhythm Jewellery – $100 Value

Convention Scholarships

“Several Dance Attack Expo & Workshop Scholarships throughout the weekend!”

Testimonials

Hi guys. I just wanted to send you both a quick note to let you know how very much we are enjoying our time at Dance Attack. To quote my daughter Hailey, “This is just the best comp, Mom! I love everything about it!” Couldn’t agree more. From the atmosphere of your clientele to your backstage team – truly phenomenal. Your judging panel is fun, engaging and encouraging. Thank you both for including us in your exclusive club of fabulousness. Looking forward to another great day. See you in the a.m.!

Lorinda Crawford , Stage Presence School of Dance

I’ve gotten back a lot of feedback from my parents and wanted you to know what everyone’s opinions were. There was not a single negative response about the competition itself! Everyone absolutely loved the amount of respect and helpful staff you had on board. Everyone was ready to help anyone out! They all were happy with the time efficiency and not running late at all ( it was a great relief from sometimes running an hour late at previous comps).

The amount of recognition you gave teachers and dancers was well received as well. Parents were loving the awards that actually come in handy and they can use rather than a huge and great scholarship to somewhere only to find out it won’t work out or happen so it’s just a wasted scholarship and causes disappointment for the dancer.

A HUGE thank you and congratulations on a phenomenal first competition!! Amazing job and we will 100% be back next year for workshop and competition!! I think my parents would kill me if we didn’t lol.

Monika, Brooklin Dance Academy – Director

Thank you Kent McCord for such an amazing weekend!! Your competition is just as amazing as your teachers expo and your workshops!! The businesses you have created are beyond amazing and I am beyond happy to be able to attend each of them!!!  

Angel Junkin, Dancing Angels Academy
DUDE!! Best weekend Ever!! I’m telling you, I have never had a Comp where all of my parents don’t have ANYTHING negative to say!! You Killed It!! Thanks for all you do!!
CONGRATS on an amazing, well organized, fun, inspiring first competition. My team and I had a BLAST and can’t wait for next season!!!!!! From The amazing JT, to the photo booth and everything in between, you hit the nail on the head in every area!!!!!
Tiffany, Caledonia Dance Studio – Director

WOW!! I’m so impressed! We have never in 10 years have we had a comp schedule 2.5 month ahead!
Thank you Kent for being so organized!

Jen Cafik-Mercer, Jazz it Up Jenn Dance Studio – Director

My kids, parents, and myself  were very happy with Dance Attack.. Thank you for a great weekend! They will thrilled with how they danced and the tremendous way you enlighten the kids about doing their best and relating it to life lessons rather than about the award it is about the reward! Great focus! 

Sherri Chaffey, Basic Attitude Dance Company
Again Congratulations Kent and Jay T it was an amazing weekend and my students had so much fun at the competition and the awards were awesome! The students loved the photo booth and the idea of having the tv screen with the number that was on as well as being able to watch other numbers was such an amazing idea. The backstage staff was so kind and easy to work with also! And the most thoughtful moment was when you had the graduating students come up and acknowledge them. I know my students were so emotional and it meant so much to them! Congratulations on you and your teams first competition being a success! Can’t wait for next year! I bet you guys have competition hangover today though!
Kerry, Star Lite Dance Studio – Director
All the dancers at PDC had an amazing time! Your staff was fantastic, and Jay T is THE best host ever! …You went above and beyond to give the kids and teachers incredible opportunities!! Prizes and scholarships like no other….Well Done Kent!
Karly, Precision’s Dance Company – Director