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.

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

2022 What’s New?

  • PERFORMANCE BLOCKS
    AM and PM performance blocks will be prioritized by travel and team classification.

  • IN-PERSON AWARD CEREMONIES ARE BACK
    Your team’s awards ceremony will be following your AM or PM performance block.

  • NEW ADJUDICATION AWARDS
    Gold, High Gold, Platinum, High Platinum, or Diamond will be awarded for each routine.

  • PUBLIC SCHOOL SOLOS – NOW AWARDING A WINNER FOR EACH GRADE
    6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade solos will compete in their own division by grade.

  • NOVICE, PEP-SQUAD, CREW & CO-ED – WIN GRAND CHAMPION WITH 2 TEAM OR OFFICER ROUTINES
    Only the total of the 2 highest routine scores will count towards the Grand Champion title.

  • PARTICIPANT FEE
    Spectator Admission, Facility Use, Dressing Rooms and Live Stream access.

  • LIVE STREAM IS HERE TO STAY
    The “Main Gym” live stream will be provided on the location’s event page. **When & Where Available.**

  • DANCER VIEWING
    Performing dancers will be permitted to view any routine during their AM or PM performance block.
  • CURTAINS
    Yes, the back curtain will be permitted. Check the event details page to see if it will be provided.
  • VIRTUAL SHOWCASES
    Prepare for your in-person contest with valuable virtual feedback. Check our 2022 dates!

RULES and REGULATIONS

SCHEDULE TIMELINE

  • 4 WEEKS –
    REGISTRATION CLOSES
    Complete your entry verification received via email. If applicable, submit your Overall HS GPA via the registration system.

  • 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.

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

HS VARSITY DIVISION DESCRIPTIONS

** Note: In an effort to maintain consistency, our judges will use the same scoring rubric regardless of the performance level. Within your division, compete against only the other teams of a similar skill and experience level. **

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 - 27 Members
Classic Large HS Varsity28+ 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

2023 Rules & Regulations
Payment & Refund Policy
Entry Time Limits
TX Nationals Rules

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

2023 PricingPreseasonRegionalsStateNationals
Participant Fee$30$30$35$45
Team$215$280$290$370
Production$255$340$350$400
Officer$180$250$260$300
Social Officer $145$210$220$230
XL Ensemble (21+) $165$240$250$260
Large Ensemble (13-20) $155$230$240$250
Medium Ensemble (7-12) $145$210$220$230
Small Ensemble (4-6) $135$200$210$220
Trio $125$190$200$210
Duet $115$180$190$200
Solo (entering with a participating team) $95$110$115$130
Individual (entering as an individual - WS Only) $110---
Team Critique (Pre-Season Only) $130---
VIRTUAL SHOWCASE PRICING: 25% off the above regional showcase pricing + awards shipping fee

The above pricing does not reflect any discounts. Come enjoy the CP Dance experience once, and get a 5% discount on every additional 2023 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, 2022 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 preseason and virtual events are not eligible for either 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.

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 2024 CP Contest Season.