Please read through all rules carefully. Failure to comply with the rules & regulations listed below could result in disqualification. It is the studio's responsibility to adhere to all rules.



  • Elite Dance Productions reserves the right to add an additional day to any event if necessary. 

  • Elite Dance Productions reserves the right to cancel any event.

  • All dancers must be registered for the workshops (attendance is not mandatory) if they are competing, EXCEPT PETITES.

  • Please send one cheque, made payable to ELITE DANCE PRODUCTIONS, for all fees. You may also pay by PayPal or credit card. No post-dated cheques. Payment will only be applied once it clears. There will be a $35 fee charged to any cheques that do not clear.

  • The deadline for competition changes is 4 weeks prior to the event. No changes will be accepted afterwards.


  • All awards in cheque form not cashed within 6 months from the date of the Elite Showdown will not be honoured. 

  • All competition fees are per person, per entry.

  • Each dancer/teacher must sign and submit the appropriate waiver to be eligible to participate in an Elite Dance Productions event.

  • Each dancer may enter a total of 4 solos, and a combined total of 4 duos/trios.

  • Professional dancers and dancers 19+ are welcome for the workshop, and can participate in the  After Dark Dance Challenge. Elite considers a professional to be anyone who is currently in/has completed a post-secondary professional training program or certification, and/or anyone who who earns more than $2,500 per year from teaching/performing dance. 

  • Registered teachers cannot perform in the competition unless the routine is entered in the After Dark Dance Challenge.

  • Each dancer may only enter one routine in the STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION as the sole choreographer, however, said dancer may enter other numbers as choreographer if they are a collaboration with one or more other student choreographer(s). Said dancer may also be a dancer in any number of other student choreographer’s pieces.

  • All numbers must appear according to their scheduled sequence unless an Elite Staff Member grants permission otherwise. Numbers failing to perform within 10 routines of their scheduled time will be disqualified. 

  • Judges may stop a number in progress and request that it be repeated. If the music equipment fails, the studio may choose to continue or re-do the number. 

  • Routines containing more than three gymnastic passes MUST be entered in either the Acro, Open, or Combo category.

  • Competing dancers should be ready 1 hour prior to their scheduled competition time. The competition may run up to a maximum of 1 hour early and each dancer will be expected to perform at the earlier time.

  • Routines that have received an award of gold or higher, or any special/showdown award may not be competed in future seasons, regardless of how much time has passed. Therefore, if a routine was competed in 2018 and won a gold medal, the same routine may not be competed again in 2019.

  • All competition/workshop attendees authorize the use of their images in photos and videos for any and all Elite Dance Productions' purposes.

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