Eye of the Storm Presentations

Eye Of The Storm Presentations

The Eye of the Storm presentations are presented at the end of the competition, after the Positive Flash Gala and adjudication presentations and overalls.

Eye Of The Storm Awards

Eye of the Storm Award winners are selected across all performance divisions and dance styles with the exception of the Highest Overal Scores (See Below). The winning routines are selected by a panel that includes the judges and Competition Director(s) and reflect various types of criteria listed below.

Overall High Score Awards

The Overall High Score Winners are announced from each Age Group in each Performance Division for Future Star, Shining Star, and Rock Star. The highest scoring routine (whether it is a Solo, Duo/Trio, Group or Line) is recognized on stage. Each Overall High Score Winner receives a plaque for their achievement and is listed in the results page on the website. One routine from each performance division will be recognised as the Top Routine from that division and also receives an Eye of the Storm Award.

We also recognize the highest score/top routine from the Rising Star division. The winner is listed on the awards page of the website and receive an Eye of the Storm Award.

  1. Dance Spirit
  2. Rocked The House
  3. Dance Excellence
  4. Broadway Artist Alliance Star Talent Scholarship
  5. Thunderbolt Solo
  6. Star Dancer Award
  7. People's Choice Award
  8. Off The Charts Choreography
  9. Highest Overall Score for each Performance Division Section
  10. Top Routine for Future Star, Shining Star, Rock Star, and Rising Star (4 Awards)
  11. Top Studio

Dance Spirit

This is a special award chosen by our backstage staff and can be awarded to a dancer, routine, or studio that combines both their passion to dance with positive spirit towards others.

Rocked The House (Most Entertaining)

This award is chosen based on the energy and spirit of the performance over technique. It is often a routine that engages the audience and is enjoyed by those performing. The most entertaining award is open to all dance styles and performance divisions.

Dance Excellence

This award is chosen for a routine that exemplifies fierce technique throughout the performance. Routines are evaluated based on execution of the technique for a particular dance style. The Dance Excellence Award will be announced and posted in the online results as Dance Excellence in "the particular dance style". For instance, Dance Excellence in Tap.

Broadway Artist Alliance Star Talent Scholarship

This award will be presented to the dancer in the competition and convention that best demonstrates skills in musical theatre and dance. This person will benefit from the summer intensive by absorbing everything Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA) will offer. In future years, this award will be presented to a dancer participating in the Star Talent Program.

Thunderbolt Solo

This award is based on highest score of entries into the Thunderbolt Solo category. Full details are available on the Thunderbolt Solo Page.

Star Dancer Award

This will be awarded to a dancer at each regional for Thunderstruck Canada to be showcased on the Thunderstruck Canada YouTube channel. The winner will be selected based on the results of online voting. Dates for voting will be the last two weeks leading up to the Top Studio Challenge & Dance Convention.

People's Choice Award

This will be awarded to a group performance with ground shaking energy to represent the each regional for Thunderstruck Canada. One performance is selected from each Regional. The winning routine will be showcased on the Thunderstruck Canada YouTube channel. The winner will be selected based on the results of online voting. Dates for voting will be the last two weeks leading up to the Top Studio Challenge & Dance Convention.

Stellar Choreo

This award pays tribute for the creativity, hard work and persistence required by a choreographer to train a dancers(s) to deliver a memorable performance that tells a compelling story and combines originality, technique and is executed with the precision required of a well-rehearsed routine.

Highest Overall Scores & Top Routines

We award the Highest Overall Score to the highest overall score for each section of the competition. We then award an Eye of the Storm Award to the Top Routine from each Performance Division. The overall score is the combination of technical, choreography, performance marks, age/skill level and costume points.

  • Top Routine Petite Future Star - Plaque
  • Top Routine Junior Future Star - Plaque
  • Top Routine Teen Future Star - Plaque
  • Top Routine Senior Future Star - Plaque
  • Highest Score Future Star - Crystal Trophy
  • Top Routine Petite Shining Star - Plaque
  • Top Routine Junior Shining Star - Plaque
  • Top Routine Teen Shining Star - Plaque
  • Top Routine Senior Shining Star - Plaque
  • Highest Score Shining Star - Crystal Trophy
  • Top Routine Teen Rock Star - Plaque
  • Top Routine Senior Rock Star - Plaque
  • Highest Score Rock Star - Crystal Trophy
  • Highest Score & Top Routine Rising Star - Crystal Trophy

Top Studio

We have introduced a new calculation for Top Studio. Top Studio is calculated using a point system. Solos and Duo/Trios will be calculated using a fixed point system. Small and Large Groups will be calculated using a factored point system. Points will be allocated using the exact number of entries within a specific section and applying a multiple within that section only. Points will be awarded to the Top Five (5) routines from the overalls of each age group and category regardless of performance division.

The Top Studio at each of our Regional Competitions will win a trip accommodations for themselves plus a guest at the Top Studio Challenge.