Top Studio Challenge & Dance Convention
Thunderstruck Canada is proud to announce the 2016 Top Studio Challenge & Dance Convention. It rewards the Top 5 Studio's, anyone that places in the Top 10 Overalls, or scores High Gold and up from each Regional Competition from Canada and the United States with the opportunity to compete for the Thunderstruck Cup and huge cash prize of $2,000 + $500 for one of next years Regional Competitions. Cash prizes for our Overalls are increased. Winners of Overalls who place in the Top 10 at Regional Competitions will also qualify to compete. They do not belong to one of the Top 5 Studio's. There are individual and group titles to win.
The Dance Convention is open to all competitive and non-competitive dancers regardless if they have competed at a regional or at the Top Studio Challenge. You can participate in the Dance Convention and not the Top Studio Challenge. The general schedule is available at: http://thunderstruckcanada.com/dance-competitions/top-studio-challenge/competition-schedule.
The Top Studio Challenge
The Top Studio Challenge will combine the competition with the Battle of the Stars to determine the Top Studio.
The competition will feature all our normal sections for Age Groups, Performance Divisions, and Categories. Each routine will receive and adjudication award and we will award trophies for the Top 10 Overalls. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the winners and runner-up based on our normal awards policy. We will also crown the Canadian champions for the highest scoring routine in each section (e.g. Canadian 'Age Group / Performance Division' Highest Score Winner. Routines in the competition will also have the chance to qualify to perform or compete in the Battle of the Stars.
Battle of the Stars
The highest scoring Solo and highest scoring Duo/Trio in each section will be invited to perform. The top six (6) studio's highest scoring Small or Large Groups in each section will be invited to compete. We will award a Battle of the Star Winner for each section. Scores from the regular competition are for qualifying only. The six (6) routines in each section will be ranked by the adjudication panel based on their performance in the Battle of the Stars. We will crown International Battle winners for each section.
How To Qualify
There are three ways that you can qualify - as one of the Top Studio's (If your studio qualifies, then all your routines that competed in the regional qualify), by placing in the Top 10 in the Overalls, or by scoring High Gold or higher at a regional competition.
There will be dance off for routines that did not qualify at regionals because of a variety of things from having a bad day to an injury or illness and not able to compete. You will need to score High Gold or higher in the dance-off the day before the event in order to qualify for the event.
Master Classes will be offered during the competition. They are organized so they do not conflict with performance times of the Age Divisions. Classes will be available to studio's and dancers in the competition as well as competitive and non-competitive studio's that want to take advantage of the opportunity to participate. The master classes are integrated into the event fee for each participant. Dancers are encouraged to take classes. While they are not mandatory, it will not change the dancer fee.
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We will be announcing the adjudication team in May. We have an amazing pool of Judges so we have the luxury of providing different personalities from year-to-year.
Venue - Tremblant’s Conference Centre / Centre des congrès Tremblant
Located in the heart of the pedestrian village, Tremblant’s Conference Centre is steps away from hotels, shops, restaurants and the mountain. Its central location makes it the ideal location for our Top Studio Challenge.
161 Chemin du Curé Deslauriers
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