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2024 Contest Tour
Division Selection Quiz
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Entry Fees
2024 Pricing Per EntryPreseason
Participant Fee (Pricing per dancer)$30
Team$225
Production$265
Officer$190
Social Officer$150
XL Ensemble (21+)$170
Large Ensemble (13-20)$160
Medium Ensemble (7-12)$150
Small Ensemble (4-6)$140
Trio$130
Duet$120
Solo (entering with a participating team)$100
Individual (entering as an individual - Pre-Season only)$110
Team Critique (Pre-Season Only)$135
2024 Pricing Per EntryRegionals
Participant Fee (Pricing per dancer)$30
Team$290
Production$350
Officer$260
Social Officer$220
XL Ensemble (21+)$250
Large Ensemble (13-20)$240
Medium Ensemble (7-12)$220
Small Ensemble (4-6)$210
Trio$200
Duet$190
Solo (entering with a participating team)$115
2024 Pricing Per EntryState
Participant Fee (Pricing per dancer)$35
Team$300
Production$360
Officer$270
Social Officer$230
XL Ensemble (21+)$260
Large Ensemble (13-20)$250
Medium Ensemble (7-12)$230
Small Ensemble (4-6)$220
Trio$210
Duet$200
Solo (entering with a participating team)$120
2024 Pricing Per EntryNationals
Participant Fee (Pricing per dancer)$45
Team$375
Production$410
Officer$310
Social Officer$240
XL Ensemble (21+)$270
Large Ensemble (13-20)$260
Medium Ensemble (7-12)$240
Small Ensemble (4-6)$230
Trio$220
Duet$210
Solo (entering with a participating team)$135

The above pricing does not reflect any discounts. Come enjoy the CP Dance experience once, and get a 5% discount on every additional 2024 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, 2023 or the discount will be removed. You may continue to add/make adjustments via your CP contest registration account until 4 weeks prior to the event. Please note that pre-season events are not eligible for either discount.

The per dancer participant fee covers; facility use, dressing rooms, free live stream access, spectator admission, and essential onsite personnel. Plus, bonus event production at the State and National level. In order to accommodate more teams, the following participant fee scholarships may be offered.

–TRAVELING: If your team is traveling over 100 miles from your school to a regional competition, your team will qualify for $10 off the participant fee. Please notate this in the billing section before completing your registration for your official invoice to be updated.

–NEEDS BASIS: Please contact our team HERE to inquire about our needs-based discount.

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.

Classifications & Divisions
Classifications & Divisions
STUDIOPUBLIC
Based on AGE as of 8/31 of the current school yearBased on GRADE as of 8/31 of the current school year
4 and underElementary
5 – 6 yrs6th Grade
7 – 8 yrs7th Grade
9 – 10 yrs8th Grade
11 – 12 yrs9th Grade
13 – 14 yrs10th Grade
15 – 16 yrs11th Grade
17 – 18 yrs12th Grade
STUDIO CLASSIFICATIONPUBLIC CLASSIFICATION
Tot (4 & under)Middle School
Tiny (5-6 yrs)High School
Mini (7-9 yrs)
Youth (10-12 yrs)
Junior (13-15 yrs)
Senior (16-18 yrs)
ClassificationDescription
Small Ensemble4-6
Medium Ensemble7-12
Large Ensemble13-20
XL Ensemble21+
Social OfficerTotal Social Officers on your 2024 team

Each ensemble classification / size will compete together regardless of style.

CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION
Public ElementaryTotal members on your 2024 team.
Small Middle School Up to 15 Members
Medium Middle School 16 - 25 Members
Large Middle School26+ Members
Small Junior Varsity Up to 15 Members
Medium Junior Varsity 16 - 25 Members
Large Junior Varsity 26+ Members
Pep SquadTotal members on your 2024 team.
CrewAll Male
Co-EdMale / Female
Novice HS VarsityTotal members on your 2024 team.
Classic Small HS VarsityUp to 15 Members
Classic Medium HS Varsity16 - 27 Members
Classic Large HS Varsity28+ Members
Select Small HS VarsityUp to 20 Members
Select Medium HS Varsity21 - 30 Members
Select Large HS Varsity31 - 45 Members
Select Extra Large HS Varsity46 + Members
CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION
Classic/Select Tot (Studio)4 & Under
Classic/Select Tiny (Studio)5 - 6 yrs
Classic/Select Mini (Studio)7 - 9 yrs
Classic/Select Youth (Studio)10 - 12 yrs
Classic/Select Junior (Studio)13 - 15 yrs
Classic/Select Senior (Studio)16 - 18 yrs
Public ElementaryTotal members on your 2024 team.
Small Middle School Up to 15 Members
Medium Middle School 16 - 25 Members
Large Middle School26+ Members
Small Junior Varsity Up to 15 Members
Medium Junior Varsity 16 - 25 Members
Large Junior Varsity 26+ Members
Pep SquadTotal members on your 2024 team.
Crew All Male
Co-Ed Male / Female
Novice HS VarsityTotal members on your 2024 team.
Classic Small HS VarsityUp to 15 Members
Classic Medium HS Varsity16 - 27 Members
Classic Large HS Varsity28+ Members
Select Small HS VarsityUp to 20 Members
Select Medium HS Varsity21 - 30 Members
Select Large HS Varsity31 - 45 Members
Select Extra Large HS Varsity46 + Members
HS Elite TeamGroup of elite dancers on your 2024 team.
CollegeTotal members on your 2024 team.
Routine Details

Showcase your team’s tradition, spirit, and innovation with the Game Day division. The routine should be entertaining, creative, and unique to your school.

The following elements must be included:

  1. Tradition: A section that highlights your team’s fight song or a similar community tradition.
    Ex: Tradition skills or choreography
  2. Crowd Connection: A section that is spirit raising and encourages audience engagement.
    Ex: Chant, Song, Cheer
  3. Performance: A section that brings the energy for entertainment via jazz, pom, hip hop, kick or any combination of these genres. Both band and popular music are permitted.

** If the number of dancers in your Game Day routine exceeds the threshold for your size classification, the score will not count towards your overall score. **

** A description of the above required elements and the number of PERFORMERS will be required during registration. **

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a routine that does not fall into the other categories such as tap, ballet or a routine that is a clear fusion of different dance genres.

** A description of the concept / genre will be required during registration. **

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

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

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

Solos: 1.5 – 2 minutes
Duets / Trios / Ensembles: 1.5 – 3 minutes
Officer / Team Routines: 1.5 – 4.5 minutes
Team Production: 9 minutes

Should your entrance, performance and exit exceed your routine time limit, you will automatically be charged an extensive set up fee. ($100)

Pre-purchase your extensive set-up time via your registration account. ($100 for a scheduled 4.5 min)

Dancers are expected to assume their starting positions promptly, this aspect is not formally judged as part of the routine. This includes the adjustment of wings/curtains.

Routine Details

Showcase your team's tradition, spirit, and innovation with the Game Day division. The routine should be entertaining, creative, and unique to your school.

The following elements must be included:

  1. Tradition: A section that highlights your team's fight song or a similar community tradition.
    Ex: Tradition skills or choreography
  2. Crowd Connection: A section that is spirit raising and encourages audience engagement.
    Ex: Chant, Song, Cheer
  3. Performance: A section that brings the energy for entertainment via jazz, pom, hip hop, kick or any combination of these genres. Both bad and popular music is permitted.

** If the number of dancers in your Game Day routine exceeds the threshold for your size classification, the score will not count towards your overall score. **

** A description of the above required elements and the number of PERFORMERS will be required during registration. **

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a routine that does not fall into the other categories such as tap, ballet or a routine that is a clear fusion of different dance genres.

** A description of the concept / genre will be required during registration. **

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

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

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

Solos: 1.5 - 2 minutes
Duets / Trios / Ensembles: 1.5 - 3 minutes
Officer / Team Routines: 1.5 - 4.5 minutes
Team Production: 9 minutes

Should your entrance, performance and exit exceed your routine time limit, you will automatically be charged an extensive set up fee. ($100)

Pre-purchase your extensive set-up time via your registration account. ($100 for a scheduled 4.5 min)

Dancers are expected to assume their starting positions promptly, this aspect is not formally judged as part of the routine. This includes the adjustment of wings/curtains.

Scoring

Consistent with genre descriptions
Inclusive of any required elements
Creativity
Difficulty
Formations
Musical Interpretation
Theme Development
Variety of Movement
Transitions
Use of levels / space

Alignment
Arm Carriage
Body Placement
Control
Extensions
Feet
Turn Out
Flexibility
Skills - Leaps / Turns / Acro
Use of Core

Body Angles
Completion of Movement
Dynamics
Focus
Memory
Precision
Spacing
Timing

Authenticity
Body Carriage
Confidence
Dynamic Expression
Endurance
Energy Level
Projection
Theme Expression

Each routine will be evaluated based on the above scoring structure.
Both the verbal and digital feedback will be genre specific for all officer and team routines.
For all solos, duets, trios and ensembles, our tabulation system will break ties according the the following tie priority: technique, performance quality, choreography.
Each routine will receive 3 feedback videos (1 per judge), plus a performance video.
All placement and adjudication recognition will be based on the routine's cumulative score.

Additional information on deductions, re-dancing and feedback details can be found in our Rules & Regulations HERE

ADJUDICATION LEVELS

DIAMOND (292.5 - 300)
HIGH PLATINUM (283.5 - 292.49)
PLATINUM (274.5 - 283.49)
HIGH GOLD (268.5 - 274.49)
GOLD (268.49 >)

ADJUDICATION LEVELS

DIAMOND (292.5 - 300)
HIGH PLATINUM (283.5 - 292.49)
PLATINUM (274.5 - 283.49)
HIGH GOLD (268.5 - 274.49)
GOLD (268.49 >)
Awards
Solos / Duets / Trios / Ensembles
Per Officer / Team Routine
Grand Champion
Overall Grand Champion
Specialty Awards
THE 2024 TOUR
THE 2024 TOUR
Dec. 2nd, 2023
Tomball Memorial CP Showcase
Tomball, TX
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Jan. 27th, 2024
Chisholm Trail CP Showcase
Fort Worth, TX
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Jan. 27th, 2024
Grand Oaks CP Showcase
Spring, TX
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Feb. 3rd, 2024
Cypress Woods CP Showcase
Cypress, TX
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Feb. 3rd, 2024
Centennial CP Showcase
Burleson, TX
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Feb. 10th, 2024
Bridgeland CP Showcase – Waitlist Only
Cypress, TX
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Feb. 10th, 2024
Lebanon Trail CP Showcase
Frisco, TX
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Feb. 10th, 2024
Seguin CP Showcase – Waitlist Only
Seguin, TX
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Feb. 17th, 2024
Clear Lake CP Showcase
Houston, TX
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Feb. 17th, 2024
Timber Creek CP Showcase
Fort Worth, TX
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Feb. 17th, 2024
Canyon CP Showcase
New Braunfels, TX
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Feb. 24th, 2024
Clear Springs CP Showcase
League City, TX
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Feb. 24th, 2024
Independence CP Showcase – Waitlist Only
Frisco, TX
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Feb. 24th, 2024
Dripping Springs CP Showcase
Dripping Springs, TX
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Mar. 2nd, 2024
Rock Hill CP TX State Showcase – Waitlist Only
Frisco, TX
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Mar. 2nd, 2024
Cypress Ranch CP TX State Showcase
Cypress, TX
** HS Exclusive
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Mar. 2nd, 2024
College Park CP TX State Showcase

The Woodlands, TX
** Middle School / Studio Exclusive

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Mar. 8th, 2024
Hawaii CP National Showcase – Public HS Only
Hyatt Regency Waikki
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Mar. 9th, 2024
Orlando CP National Showcase – Public HS Only 
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista-Disney Springs
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Mar. 24th, 2024
Nashville CP National Showcase – Public HS Only 
Sheraton Music City Nashville Airport
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Mar.  22-24th 2024
Texas CP Nationals
Galveston Island Convention Center
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