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We are excited to offer a new kind of competition - an online-only event!
Submit your routine into IDA's Virtual Competition now to compete alongside dancers from across the world and for a chance to win CASH prizes & sponsored awards!


Impact Dance Adjudicators seeks to inspire young dancers in this uncertain time through our Virtual Dance Competitions. Our goal is to provide exceptional, personalized critiques, which are designed to go into full detail to help dancers improve and learn through honest, kind, and fair feedback. IDA's judging panels consist of some of the best adjudicators in the business, who are excited to be working remotely to help dancers learn and grow. We believe that while trophies and pins are icing on the cake, the educational and motivational feedback from industry professionals and educators is the best award we can offer. 

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Lindsay Loumiotis

Studio Owner - Arts Edge Dance Company - South Yarmouth, MA

"As a studio owner and educator, I couldn't be happier with how detailed these critiques are!!! Kudos to you and your fantastic panel of judges.  Incredible! Thank you for giving our dancers JOY and something to work on during this difficult time!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

Dancers, teachers, or parents can submit a dance video (in-studio or on stage) directly through our quick registration form. 

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Your entry will then be critiqued and scored by an IDA Judge. You will receive a standard judge's critique + 10-15 minutes of post-critique start and stop additional feedback. 

You will receive your critiques and scores back from your IDA Judge within 7-10 business days and your score will be input into our overalls.

On the 15th of each month during open registration, we will post a current Top 20 standing for each age division in no particular order! 

Once registration closes, overall awards and rankings will be announced on our website. All contestants are eligible for sponsored overall awards, individual specials, and a chance to re-compete in The Top 20 Challenge.

The Top 20 Challenge will stream live on our website, where the Top 20 entries in each age division will re-compete for a new set of IDA Judges to win cash prizes!

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A unique feature to IDA's Virtual Competition is our genre-specific specialty judges. You can request a judge who specializes in your submitted dance genre! From Ballet, to Hip-Hop, to Tap - this optional bonus add-on provides your dancer the best feedback possible, straight from the pros!  

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Our IDA Judges are some of the best in the industry. All 150 Judges on the Impact Dance Adjudicators roster have been pre-screened, background checked, and selected based on their credentials and training, their experience behind the table, and the quality of feedback they deliver!  
Our Judges range from Broadway performers, Radio City Rockettes, commercial dancers, studio owners, and experienced teaching artists. Our judging panels rotate for each event so you are guaranteed to never have the same judge twice (unless you'd like to!)

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General Rules

  • All dancers will compete in the same level and be broken down by age divisions only.

  • We accept all styles of dance - you may select your appropriate genre category during registration. 

  • Entries must be placed in the appropriate style genre to be judged accurately and fairly.

  • No more than 3 acro tricks per routine. Unlimited acro tricks in Open or Acro division only.

  • All judge's scores are FINAL and all entries are non-refundable. 

  • Once you submit your video link into competition registration, you may not swap out for a different recording. 

  • If a dance parent/dancer is submitting a solo entry into our event, you MUST have received previous consent from your studio director/teacher/choreographer to participate (we may request proof). 

  • Only Studio Owners or Teachers are allowed to register dances into the Group Competition event.

Critiques + Scoring

  • You will receive 1 video critique + 10-15 minutes of post-critique additional feedback from a pre-screened IDA Judge.

  • Your judge will score routine out of 100 with broken down sub-categories.

  • The broken down sub-categories are as follows: Technique (35), Performance (35), Execution (20), Choreography (10)

  • Additional feedback critique will include start and stop corrections throughout video (10-15 minutes duration).

  • Costume & presentation will not be judged or considered in scoring due to in-studio/at-home entries.

Video Requirements

  • Videos must be uploaded through online link - via Youtube, Google Drive, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc. 

  • You may submit an in-studio video from rehearsal, or an onstage video from competition.

  • Video MUST be from the current competition season and filmed in 2022. 

  • Videos MAY be filmed in your home or outside as long as environment/surface is safe for dancer. 

  • Submitted videos that are performed in unsafe environments or on unsafe surfaces will not be allowed. 

  • Location of filming or video quality will not be judged or considered in overall scoring. 

  • All performance videos must be recorded in one continuous take. No video cuts/edits mid-performance will be allowed. This rule is strictly enforced and your dance will be disqualified. 

Awards + Specials 

  • Judges may elect to give away special awards to any entries. 

  • Special award certificates will be delivered via PDF print through email along with social media graphic.

  • All entries in each event are eligible for sponsored overall special awards.  

  • Dancers will receive critiques and score sheets via email within 10 business days after initial submission.

  • On the 15th of each month during open registration, the current Top 20 in each age division will be announced in no particular order. 

  • We do not live stream all entries in each event. Only the routines that make it into The Top 20 Challenge/Studio Showdown will be live-streamed. 

  • Cash prizes will only be awarded to dancers who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in each overall age division during The Top 20 Challenge/Studio Showdown live-stream event. 

  • Each age division must have 15+ routines for overall high score cash prizes. If less than 15 entries in an age category, only the 1st place overall winner will receive a cash prize.