Frequently Asked Questions
Approximately 10 days before competition, studio directors will receive a final email including the performance schedule. Souvenir programs are available for purchase at the competition.
Yes. All competitions are open to the public.
For the safety of your dancers, there is absolutely NO videotaping or photography is allowed at the competition. We do have a professional photographer and videographer at all of our events, and photographs and DVD’s will be available for purchase during and after the competition.
No, we do not accept independent entries for competition. You must be with a studio to compete at Turn It Up. We do however accept independent registration for our conventions. Click here to register for a convention.
Ages will be recorded as of January 1st which is the start of the season. Age categories for all entries will be determined by taking the average age of all participants in that entry dropping the decimal point.
Mini 8 years & under
Junior 9-11 years
Teen 12-14 years
Senior Teen 15-18 years
Adult 19-30 years
Adult+ 30+ years
Both competitions and conventions are optional. We do not require studios to attend both.
We do not have a limit as to how many solos a particular dancer can compete, however, soloists may only place once in the top 10 in their perspective age category.
Yes, in all ballroom settings, we build our own stage that is lined with Marley Flooring. Stage dimensions and wing space vary per location.
Please ask your studio director to find out when he or she wants you to arrive at the competition. Because we tend to run early, we ask that all dancers be ready to dance at least 1 hour prior to their scheduled time. Anyone in the audience hoping to watch a particular dancer should be there one hour ahead of time as well. Dancer’s need to check in with our backstage director at least 5 routines prior to their scheduled routine.