Dance Showcase
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Dance Showcase

Dance Showcase
Noon, Sunday, September 15, 2019
Bretz and Young Injury Lawyers Arena

This is a great opportunity for your team to demonstrate their talent as well as showcase their hard work and team effort. This performance early in the season gives your team a wonderful chance to benefit from the judge's ratings and comments before any state or regional competitions.

This event is open to any middle school or high school dance team either through a school or a club team. All teams will receive ratings per KSHSAA rules. Ribbons will be given to all students that participate. Rosettes will be awarded to teams according to the average judge score. Banners will be awarded to teams receiving specialty awards.

Safety is our number one concern. ALL NFHS and KSHSAA RULES WILL APPLY AND BE FOLLOWED. This event is KSHSAA approved. Club teams may perform but the KSHSAA rules and guidelines will still apply. Mats will be NOT be provided. This is an outdoor venue. Bleacher seating is available for spectators.

There will be three divisions for KSHSAA member dance: Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity
There will be three divisions for Club teams dance: Elementary/Middle Combined, Middle School, High School

Team Performance – Team with 20 or fewer participants in their routine.
Small Dance Performance – Group of 2-6 participants in their routine. (Limit of two small group performances from each division team.)

Routine Guidelines
Dance team performances must be a minimum of 90 seconds and a maximum of four minutes. Routine should be performed to music. No stunting or lifting allowed in routines. All music must follow music copyright laws.

All team ratings based on the following information:
Average score from the judges of 100-85 = Superior
Average score from the judges of 84-70 = Excellent
Average score from the judges of 69-55 = Outstanding
Average score from the judges of 54 or below = Good

Specialty Awards
Specialty team awards may be given to any squad who demonstrates superiority in one or more of the following areas. The specialty awards will be chosen by the judges based off the squad’s average score and the overall opinions of the judges on performed routines. The judges may decide to give the awards in the following categories, but are not required to give an award for each category if they choose not to. Each specialty award may be awarded once to a Team Performance and again to a Small Group Performance.

Supreme Dance Choreography
Supreme Dance Technique
Supreme Dance Precision

Registration deadline is August 30, 2019. The cost is $3.00 per person coming with your team for the performance (students, coach, parents, and administrators) purchased in advance by August 30th. This fee will give each person admission to the Fair for the day of the showcase. Your team may enjoy all that the Fair has to offer before or following your performance time. You may also get your hand stamped when leaving the fairgrounds, which will allow you re-admittance later that same day. Medical Release/Liability Forms must be submitted with registration. If you have questions, please contact Jacki Eckert, Education Manager, or (620) 669-3607.

Showcase Guidelines

  • The Kansas State Fair Dance Showcase is for KSHSAA Member and club teams but all routines WILL adhere to the guidelines set forth by the KSHSAA and 2019-20 National Federation of High Schools Spirit Rules and Guidelines. There may be collegiate level teams performing as exhibition at the beginning of the competition strictly for the purpose of recruiting. Any non-legal skill performed by a collegiate level team should NOT be attempted during this showcase by any middle or high school member or non-member team. To receive your copy of the 2019-20 NFHS Spirit Rules Book, please contact Darlene at the KSHSAA Office at (785) 273-5329.
  • Safety violations such as glitter that falls off; jewelry of any kind including tongue rings, Daith piercings and other body piercings; hair ties on wrists; long fingernails; fake eyelashes; hair worn in a manner that is not safe for participants; improper hair devices; gum/candy; illegal stunts, pyramids and tumbling, etc. will NOT be tolerated.
  • All decisions of the judges relating to the legality of the stunts/release moves/pyramids/any other aspect of the routine are final. Deductions/penalties are assessed at the sole discretion of the judges.All judges' decisions are final.
  • You may include your school mascot in your performance. The mascot cannot participate in any stunt or tumbling and must remain clear of any tumbling, stunting or jumps. The mascot will count towards the total number of participants on the team for category designation.
  • Performance will take place at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena. The dancing surface is concrete. No stunting or lifting is allowed. Your team has the choice to perform on the stage or in front of the stage. The stage is 23’x48’ wide and 3’ tall. The performance area in front of the stage is 22’X62’. All teams will enter the performance area from the East and exit the performance area to the West. Teams may quietly stretch and warm up dance moves in the area just West of the Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena.
  • All teams must have a coach or school administrator present during warm up and performance. This person must be identified on the registration form.
  • All teams will model good sportsmanship and respectful behavior to other teams, coaches, spectators, arena staff, judges, etc.
  • Every participant must have the required release form turned in prior to performing. Forms should be submitted during time of check in at the event. Without the required signed forms, the athlete will not be allowed to perform.
  • If a technical failure occurs on the production end, your team will be allowed to repeat their performance one time.
  • The routine will be stopped if an injury occurs during the performance. Kansas State Fair has a First Aid station in close proximity to the performance area. The squad will be given 20 minutes to rework the routine, if needed, prior to performing in front of the judges again.
  • All music, uniforms and language of the teams must be appropriate and must fit the guidelines set by the NFHS and KSHSAA. Music used must comply with all current music copyright laws and is the responsibility of the coach.
  • On the day of the showcase bring your performance music on a CD or jump drive labeled with your school/team name/division. One coach will be allowed to take the CD/jump drive to the music table during your warm up.

2019 Judges:

Dance Showcase Registration Form - Registration due by August 30.

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