Rules and Regulations

2022-2023 Rules and Regulations

  • Cash Prizes are awarded at the final awards ceremony during all live and virtual events. Cash prizes are issued to studio owners.

  • Entries are accepted on a first come/first served basis and are limited to performance time available. We will not oversell an event.

  • No Minimum entry limit. Independent entries are welcome.

  • Any changes made to any entry within 7 days of a competition will be subject to a Change Fee of $10.00 per entry.

  • All participants consent to the use of their picture and/or voice by Full Out Music Production without royalty fee or other compensation.

  • We reserve the right to combine age groups or divisions for placements to make sure we are providing competition for our customers.

  • All results are final and are not negotiable by teacher, performer, or parent.

  • We source high quality, knowledgeable judges and believe in running fair events with the utmost of integrity.

  • Full Out Dance Production does not discriminate. We are an equal opportunity competition for the purpose of performing arts evaluation.

Age Groups (Determined by age as of August 1st). For Duets/Trios/groups please calculate the average age.
e.g. 6 year old and 12 year old duet, average age = 9, they would be in the 7 – 9 years.

6 and under
7 – 9 years
10 – 12 years
13 – 15 years
16 – 19 years

Teachers’ category, with separate Awards and Prizes! A Teacher is any person who choreographs and conducts class that is over age 19. Teachers cannot compete in student categories.

If a question should arise concerning the age of a contestant, proof of age by birth certificate must be provided.

Levels (Teachers discretion)

Novice – Dance competitively for less than two years takes minimal classes. We expect to see these dancers still working on basic skills and Techniques.

Intermediate – Dance competitively for 2-4 years and takes a moderate level of classes. These dancers are starting to master harder skills and are obtaining an improved understanding of genre, musicality, and technique.

Advanced – Dance competitively for 5 years plus and take a high number of classes per week. We expect these dancers to have a high skill level and a sound understanding of the genre and technical elements performed.

Time limit for solos/duets/trios is 3 minutes. Group time limit is 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Lines/Production time limit is 6 minutes.






Musical Theatre


Hip – Hop






Solo = 1 Dancer

Duet/Trio = 2-3 Dancers

Small Group = 4 - 9 Dancers

Large Group = 10 - 20 dancers

Line = 21 + Dancers


We will place the TOP 10 for each age and level in the overalls.

Silver: 252-263

Gold: 264-275

High Gold: 276-287

Platinum: 288-293


No Refunds will be issued for any reason. The only exception is if an event is cancelled due to Covid-19. If an event is cancelled we will immediately refund any entries paid. Full Out has always and will always issue refunds as appose to credits.

Late fee of $10 per routine will be added to entries not paid in full 14 days before the event start date.

Privacy Policy: We do not share customer data with anyone.

Payment may be by Cashier's Check, Money Order or Credit Card (will incur a 3.5% fee). Personal or Studio Checks accepted no later than 14 days before the event.

Submissions will NOT qualify or be recognized as an "entry" until PAID IN FULL by verified funds and ALL necessary information is provided including: Full Names of all Contestants, (First & Last), Contestant Birthdays, to include (Month, Day & Year), Category, Division and Routine Title.

Live Events

  • Judges will critique on stage immediately after performance for a maximum of two minutes. In addition you will have a take home audio critique available in your video judge account by the next business day.

  • All props must be pre-approved by Full Out Dance Production. Smoke, water, fire, swords, knives and scenery/props requiring rigging or electrical connection are NOT permitted. No props are ted that will damage the stage flooring.

  • All music must be uploaded in your registration portal a minimum of seven days before the event. We suggest bringing a backup mp3 just in case. Please make sure all music, costuming and choreography is age appropriate for the performer.

  • Videotaping, movie cameras and Photography are prohibited. Live streaming options are available at all of our events.

  • Special Events at our LIVE Competition - Improv contest, Photogenic, Action Shot and Costume must all be registered in advance through your Dance Bug registration portal.

  • We will not accept any same-day registrations. Space is limited. The cost is $25 per entry.

  • For Live events, we do not share pricing with anyone else but the studio owner and office staff. If a dancer is registering as an independent we will share financial information with them to get them registered.

Virtual Events

  • Virtual events will receive audio critiques from all of our judges, which can be found in your video judge account the next business day following the final awards show.

  • Virtual entry fee is $30 per routine.

  • Routines can be submitted from home, stage, competition, anything goes. Dancers will receive virtual certificates for adjudication and overall awards. You may purchase additional awards on our website shop.

  • Virtual event videos must be uploaded in the registration portal ahead of the registration deadline. All routines will be livestreamed along with the awards show two weeks after registration deadline, so you can set up a watch party for your friends and family.

  • Videos must be uploaded in our system by the registration deadline to qualify.

  • Any physical prizes won will be mailed to you directly by one of our sponsors. On occasion sponsors do not include shipping with the prize.

  • Special Events at our Virtual Competitions - Photogenic, Action Shot and Costume must all be registered in advance through your Dance Bug registration portal.


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