What is it?
Dance studios arrange for their classes to compete in groups. Groups range from 4 people to over 20. Advanced dancers may be chosen to compete solo(s), duo(s), trio(s), and maybe even advanced small groups. They then take these groups, etc. to competitions during competition season. This is from January until July. The judges at the competition score you based on performance, technique, costume, and how they like the concept of the dance. Scoring is usually out of 300 points, but that can change depending on the competition. Competition regionals (based on size) will go from 2 pm that Friday until 2 am that Sunday. Nationals are in the summer and can go from Tuesday until Sunday.
Susie graduated from Wright State majoring in dance and began working at DCDC, studios around the world, and intensives. She is known for her amazing contemporary and jazz choreography.
Professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer who has traveled around the world with contemporary companies and has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. She is known for contemporary dance.
Alex works in both Ohio and California at many studios and intensives. He is known for his contemporary, jazz, and tap dance/choreography.
Social & Cultural Impact
Contemporary dance began at the start of the 20th century and then dancer Isadora Duncan (1878–1927) broke away from ballet and developed her own style. Then soon after, more styles were developed. Its hard to find when the competitions began.
Economics affects the way people spend their money and their time. During prosperous times, people are more willing to spend money, and they are also more willing to spend time doing things other than working, like dancing. People could be suffering financially, but dance and culture are still able to prosper.
- Time limits
- Acrobatic requirements or limits
- Costume guidelines
- Music requirements
- Use of props
- Production guidelines
- Scoring systems