CONTESTS

Why CP?

  • CHOOSE YOUR DIVISION
    Compete in a level that fits your team.

  • EASY MUSIC UPLOAD
    No more “day-of-stress” about your music or device.

  • SCHEDULES THAT WORK
    We schedule dances in category for scoring accuracy, plus we make every effort to stay on time.

  • ORGANIZED EVENT DAY
    Our Staff and Host School partners are always ready to help and serve.

  • STYLE SPECIFIC SCORE SHEETS
    Receive genre specific feedback for all Officer and Team routines.

  • DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF JUDGES
    Our Judges identify each performance by entry number in order to facilitate anonymity. All CP Judges for HS team events are independent from Crowd Pleasers and are not currently directing a HS Dance Team.

  • SEPARATE STUDIO AWARDS
    Studios will be evaluated and awarded separate from our private/public school teams.

  • EXCITING AWARD CEREMONIES
    We recognize more place winners than any other contest.

  • CP CONTEST ENTRY CREDIT
    We award thousands of dollars in contest credit at every contest.

  • RELEVANT FEEDBACK
    Every routine will receive 3 video critiques and 3 digital score sheets. (one per judge)

2021 What’s New?

  • NEW VIRTUAL CONTESTS
    Submit your video and plan your watch party. Enjoy the same valuable feedback without the stress of traveling during a pandemic.

  • FOR 2021 ONLY – WIN GRAND CHAMPION WITH 2 TEAM ROUTINES!
    Within each division & classification, only the total of the 2 highest routine scores will count towards the Grand Champion title.

  • NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL SIZE CLASSIFICATIONS
    Based on REAL data. See below for details.

  • NOW OFFERING 3 HS VARSITY DIVISIONS
    Choose between our NOVICE, CLASSIC and SELECT. See below for details.

  • TWO HS VARSITY OVERALL WINNERS
    The Overall Classic and Overall Select teams will be ranked and awarded.

Health & Safety

Will be cleaned and sanitized periodically throughout the event.

Seating will be adjusted for proper social distancing. 

New innovative scheduling blocks will be implemented to limit the number of performers and spectators in the building at one time.

Number of wristbands sold will be limited and monitored to abide by any state and/or local capacity requirement.

Pre-Sale Ticket Purchases may be required.

The Main Gym may be live-streamed for a viewing fee to accommodate virtual spectators.

Various viewing areas may be provided throughout the event location to minimize the number of spectators in the stands.

All spectators WILL BE REQUIRED to wear a facemask or PPE at all times while in the venue.

Award Ceremonies will be scheduled to accommodate capacity limitations.

Award Ceremonies may be livestreamed.

Working Together With Your Teams Mind

RULES and REGULATIONS

SCHEDULE TIMELINE

  • 4 WEEKS –
    REGISTRATION CLOSES
    Complete your entry verification received via email.

  • 3 WEEKS –
    FINAL ADD/DROP DEADLINE
    All payment must be received to be included in the schedule.
    Refunds will not be granted past this date.

  • 2 WEEKS –
    PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

    All changes must be processed through the schedule change form.
    All music must be uploaded by this date.
    If applicable, submit your Overall HS GPA via the below form.

  • TUESDAY WEEK OF CONTEST -FINAL SCHEDULE
    All changes must be processed through the schedule change form.
    The final version will be posted below on Thursday the week of contest.

HS VARSITY DIVISION DESCRIPTIONS

HS VARSITY DIVISIONS + CLASSIFICATIONS

DIVISION + CLASSIFICATION TEAM SIZE
Novice HS VarsityTotal members on this year’s team.
Classic Small HS Varsity4 - 15 Members
Classic Medium HS Varsity16 - 25 Members
Classic Large HS Varsity26+ Members
Select Small HS Varsity4 – 20 Members
Select Medium HS Varsity 21 – 30 Members
Select Large HS Varsity 31 – 45 Members
Select Extra Large HS Varsity 46+ Members

OTHER DIVISIONS + CLASSIFICATIONS and AWARD ELIGIBILITY 

Studio
Elem. / Middle School
Pep Squads / Junior Varsity
HS Varsity
Crew / Co-Ed
Elite Team / College

ADDITIONAL RULES & AWARDS

2021 Rules & Regulations
AWARD OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – APPLICATION FORM

STYLES and SCORE SHEETS

Contemporary

Contemporary

Style using newer philosophies of movement which depart from classical dance styles without losing the structure, form or technique.

Sample Scoresheet

Lyrical

Lyrical

Style using fluid body movements and control that combines elements of ballet, modern and jazz while incorporating technique.

Sample Scoresheet

Open

Open

This is a routine that does not fall into the other categories such as Tap, Ballet or a routine that is a combination of different dance styles.

Sample Scoresheet

Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop

Style using “street” style movements that evolved from the hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles including breaking, locking and popping.

Sample Scoresheet

Military

Military

Style consisting of strong, sharp, linear movements focused on precision and placement.

Sample Scoresheet

Prop

Prop

Object(s) used the majority of the time to create an effect in a dance routine.

Sample Scoresheet

Jazz

Jazz

An upbeat style of dance where the focus is on technical skills.

Sample Scoresheet

Modern

Modern

Style consisting of modern dance techniques such as suspension, release, and contraction.

Sample Scoresheet

Pom

Pom

Poms used to create a visually effective, high energy routine, where the focus is on precision and placement.

Sample Scoresheet

Kick

Kick

Varied kick sequences are performed with an emphasis on kick technique and height.

Sample Scoresheet

Novelty

Novelty

A theme is acted out by using dance movements that fit the “character” of the routine.

Sample Scoresheet

Production

Production

Typically a themed performance utilizing staging, props, and/or back drops that extends longer than the 3 minute time limit.

Sample Scoresheet

ENTRY FEES

2021 PricingPreseasonRegionalsStateNationals
Team$210$275$285$365
Production$250$335$345$395
Officer$175$245$255$295
Social Officer $140$205$215$225
XL Ensemble (21+) $160$235$245$255
Large Ensemble (13-20) $150$225$235$245
Medium Ensemble (7-12) $140$205$215$225
Small Ensemble (4-6) $130$195$205$215
Trio $120$185$195$205
Duet $110$175$185$195
Solo (entering with a participating team) $95$110$115$125
Individual (entering as an individual - WS Only) $105---
Team Critique (WS Only) $125---
VIRTUAL SHOWCASE DISCOUNT: 25% off the above contest pricing

The above pricing does not reflect any discounts.  Come enjoy the CP Dance experience once, and get a 5% discount on every additional 2021 Spring contest registration.  The Early Bird Discount of 10% will be applied to all of your Spring registrations and must be paid by December 1, 2020 or the discount will be removed.  Please note that preseason events are not eligible for either discount. You may continue to add/make adjustments via your CP contest registration account until 4 weeks prior to the event.

Full Refunds will not be issued after the Final Add / Drop Deadline for each contest location. Cancellations may be granted on a case-by-case basis.  Any credit for the fees will be applied to a contest during the current season only. All balances must be paid in full or PO issued at least 3 weeks before contest.

CP Contest Entry Credit Awarded

 RegionalState National
GRAND CHAMPION
HS Classic Team$150 $250 $300
HS Select Team$150 $250 $300
**Classifications with 5+ teams.
OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION
Classic Team$300$500$750
Select Team $300$500$750
**minimum of 25 team routines.
Studio Team$300$500$750
**minimum of 50 team routines.
**Contest entry credit may be redeemed during the 2022 CP Contest Season.

TWENTY TWENTY ONE

CONTESTS

Virtual Showcases

Dances must be uploaded by November 30th.

PLAN YOUR WATCH PARTY
The contest will be streamed on December 12th. 

More Details Coming Soon!

Dances must be uploaded by February 1st!

PLAN YOUR WATCH PARTY –
The contest will be streamed on February 13th. 

More Details Coming Soon! 

Dances must be uploaded by February 15th!

PLAN YOUR WATCH PARTY –
The contest will be streamed on February 27th. 

More Details Coming Soon! 

Dances must be uploaded by March 1st!

PLAN YOUR WATCH PARTY –
The contest will be streamed on March 13th. 

More Details Coming Soon! 

Preseason Showcase

Regional Showcases

State Showcases

National Showcases

Select any event above to see specific event details, schedules and spectator info. Friday Night solos may be necessary depending on registrations. We will update no later than 4 weeks prior to contest.

CAMPS

Officer Camps

Officer Camp Dates Coming Soon!

Team Camps

Line Camp Dates Coming Soon!

Registration Opens: December 1st

See Event Details

Early Bird Discount

10% off your entire contest registration, plus another 5% off each additional contest. REGISTER AND PAY by December 1, 2020
You may continue to add/make adjustments via your CP contest registration account until 4 weeks prior to the event.

Loyalty Discount

Free Team Routine Entry at a CP Contest
for choosing CP for your
Team Camp!
3 + Days and 50 dancer minimum,
only applies to 2020 in person home camps