All entries receive standing a based on their mark. Each dancer in a solo, duet/trio or production receives a beautiful custom designed glitter medal. Each dancer in a group/line receives one of our custom award ribbons. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies are awarded in categories with 3 or more participants.
Platinum - 93 – 100
Diamond - 88 – 92.99
Gold - 85 – 87.99
Silver - 80 – 84.99
Bronze - 79.99 and under
Platinum - 95 – 100
Diamond - 90 – 94.99
Gold - 85 – 89.99
Silver - 80 – 84.99
Bronze - 79.99 and under
Age Highest Overall Awards
Highest Overall trophies are awarded in each age division
Mini - 7 & under
Junior - 8-11
Teen - 12-15
Senior - 16-19
*Highest Overalls will be awarded only in categories with ten or more entries.
Division High Score Awards
Custom Wanna Dance? street signs are awarded to the single highest mark in each:
Division 1 Solo
Division 2 Solo
Division 3 Solo
Division 1 Duet/Trio
Division 2 Duet/Trio
Division 3 Duet/Trio
Division 1 Group/Line
Division 2 Group/Line
Division 3 Group/Line
Special awards will be given to dances throughout the day which grab the attention of our adjudicators, for anything from excellent costuming to amazing extensions. Special awards are not based on scores.
Wanna Dance? awards a number of performance scholarships to dancers who grab the attention of the adjudicators throughout the weekend. Wanna Dance? is proud to partner with top performance tour companies to provide dancers with these oppertunities, in the past we have had dancers recieve scholarships to perform in New York City, Los Angeles and the Mediterranean! All dancers are eligible for these scholarships.
Lightning Elite is a Canadian dance tour provider offering elite training and performance opportunities for dancers ages 7+! Dancers selected in 2020 will have the opportunity to be a part of one of the 2020 Lightning Elite Performance Teams in Disneyland, Disney World, or New York City!
Find out more about Lightning Elite by clicking the link below!
The Adjudicator’s Choice award is given at each awards session to a dance that stands out to our adjudicators as being both entertaining and is performed exceptionally. Adjudicator's Choice awards are not based on scores.
Awarded to a routine with outstanding choreography at each award session. Choreography awards are not based on scores.
Custom Wanna Dance? street sign awarded to the most outstanding choreography of the event as selected by the adjudicators.
Top Young Choreographer
Custom Wanna Dance? street sign awarded to the most outstanding of the "student choreography" routines. *Top young choreographer will be awarded when there are five or more student choreography routines.
Awarded to a routine with exceptional costuming at each award session. Costume awards are not based on scores.
Soloist of the Year
The Soloist of the Year title is awarded at 4 levels, Mini (7 & under) Junior (8-11 years old) Teen (12-15 years old) and Senior (16-19 years old). This award is given to a soloist with two or more solos in more than one discipline, the average mark of the two routines scoring the highest determines the winner. Soloist of the Year receives a custom Wanna Dance? street sign and a crown. *In the event fewer than five dancers qualify for each division age categories may be condensed at the discretion of Wanna Dance?
Most Potential Soloist
The Most Potential Soloist title is awarded at 4 levels, Mini (7 & under) Junior (8-11 years old) Teen (12-15 years old) and Senior (16-19 years old). This award is given to a soloist who shows great potential and a love of dance. The Most Potential Soloist receives a custom Wanna Dance? street sign.
Best In Show
Custom Wanna Dance? street signs awarded to the routine receiving the highest mark of the competition.
Most Entertaining Performance
Custom Wanna Dance? street sign awarded to the routine that stands out to the adjudicators as most entertaining of the competition.
Studio Spirit Award
This award is selected by the Wanna Dance? staff and is awarded to the studio with not only the most team spirit but the studio that exemplifies good sportsmanship and the true spirit of dance.
The Final Callback Dance Off
The highest scoring Junior (11 & younger) and Senior (12 & older) group/line from each participating studio is invited back to the stage to compete for the title of Final Callback Champion. Final Callback Champions receive a cash award and a banner to display in their studio. Dance off show order will always be all junior routines followed by all senior routines in alphabetical order by studio code. *Cash awards are presented at events where sufficient entries are received at the discretion of Wanna Dance?.
Improv champions receive a custom Wanna Dance? street sign.
*Categories may be condensed or eliminated at the discretion of Wanna Dance? if insufficient entries are received.