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Dance Team






TINY       MINI       JUNIOR       TEEN        SENIOR        ADULT

5-7          8-10        11-12               13-15          16-18              19+

Each entry will be placed in the appropriate age groups based on the average age of all dancers in the routine. Average age should be calculated by adding up the age of each competitor (as of January 1) and dividing by the total number of dancers in the routine.  Decimals are rounded.   All dancers must compete within the age division that they qualified for and will not be bumped for any reason.




GROUP (4-9 dancers)       LINE (10-15 dancers)          EXT. LINE (16-24 dancers)        PRODUCTION (25+ dancers)

3:00 time limit                     3:00 time limit                    4:00 time limit                            5:00 time limit

DUO/TRIO                             SOLO

2:45 time limit                      2:45 time limit

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One Rhythm has two competition levels. Intermediate/Performance & Advanced/Competitive.  We keep it very simple.  Intermediate/Performance is geared toward smaller/newer studios or dancers with little to no competition experience.  Advanced/Competitive division is geared toward larger or more experienced studios with experienced competitive dancers.  Studios are able to register their novice groups into intermediate and their more advanced company groups into advanced competitive.  We believe that studio owners know best which divisions are suitable for their dancers/studio teams.




Primarily jazz technique, utilizing up-tempo music.


Primarily ballet or pointe technique, including classical steps and movements.


Primarily hip hop technique.  No jazz technique.  Foundations/street styles such as popping, locking, breaking, house, waacking and vogue encouraged.


Primarily tap technique. Routines demonstrating clogging technique and style may not compete in the tap category.


A fusion of many jazz styles with a strong emphasis on modern technique.


A combination of jazz and ballet techniques to slow/melodic music incorporating emotional and storytelling elements.


Any routine interpreting a song from a Broadway or Movie Musical.


Routine that consists of core elements of ballroom repertoire showcasing Traditional or Latin techniques.


Acrobatic dance is a fusion of Dance and Acrobatic tricks. These tricks originate from circuses all over the world. Balance, Flexibility and Power blended seamlessly with dance movement.


Consists of all other categories: ethnic, novelty, clogging, etc.


Entries that wish to perform only for critiques only. These routines will not be scored and will not be eligible for Adjudicated or High Score Awards.


Involves creating and executing movement spontaneously, without any premeditated movement. Dancers entered in this category will not know the song being played ahead of time. The DJ will ask the dancer what "style" they would like and then select a corresponding song at random. Length will be no more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Judges reserve the right to change the performance division of a number if they feel it is incorrectly placed.


ONE RHYTHM is dedicated to keeping young dancers safe and dancing appropriately.  We are a family friendly event.  We have standards in place to make sure that routines are age appropriate.  Anything our judges deem as inappropriate will be penalized and points will be deducted.




  50%                  20%                       20%                                                     10%


Each entry will receive a total score out of 300 possible points. These scores will be used for adjudicated awards as well as overall awards. Each entry will be scored using three judges. Each judge will give each entry a score out of 100 possible points. The three scores will be added together to produce the total adjudication and overall score. 


1R PICK!!, Platinum, High Gold, Gold, High Silver, and Silver awards will be presented based on the following combined scores:


291-300       276-290           261-275              246-260     231-245                216-230


Admission to One Rhythm Competition and Closing Show is absolutely FREE. Registered Teachers and Studio Owners will be given reserved seating during the Competition. Visual coaching is strictly prohibited.



  • No dangerous props may be used during the competition. Fire, swords, knives, guns, live animals, powders, liquids, glitter, confetti, paint, sand, etc. are NOT allowed.

  • Two minutes total will be given to move props on and off the stage.  

  • It is the sole responsibility of each studio to ensure that its props are taken on and off stage. 

  • One Rhythm staff will not help with props. 

  • It is also the studio's responsibility to ensure that the stage is completely clean and clear after the routine is finished. 

  • Please do not build props backstage as this can be hazardous to the performers. 

  • For safety, dancers cannot stand above 6'6" on a prop. Props that stand above 10' are not guaranteed to fit on the stage.  

  • Props cannot be stored in the venue until the day of the performance.  

  • One Rhythm Productions, LLC. is not responsible for any loss or damages of any props.


  • Easily upload your music to our system.

  • Audio files are accepted in MP3, WAV, M4A or AIF format only, up to 50 MB each. We recommend the MP3 format.

  • Although we MUCH prefer music being uploaded prior to the event, we will still accept music at the event on a Flash Drive if absolutely necessary.

  • All Flash Drives must be submitted to the Info Desk onsite. All Flash Drives will be imported and run through a computer system at competition.

  • ALWAYS have a back-up in another format (like an iPod/iPhone) just in case.

  • If playing your music off of your phone, please make sure the song is imported into your iTunes or media player.

  • We will NOT be able to play any songs from an email or off the internet.



One Rhythm gives out many various special awards/judges pick awards.  These vary by event.  Some include: best costume, excellence in technique, best choreography, professionalism award, best overall studio, sportsmanship award, best performance, etc.  


  • Dancers and routines may compete in more than one city.

  • All numbers must appear according to their scheduled sequence unless a 1R Stage Manager grants permission otherwise.

  • Judges may stop a number in progress and request that it be repeated. 

  • If One Rhythm’s equipment fails, the studio may choose to continue or to re-do the number. If performers' equipment fails, the performance must continue or be withdrawn.

  • Competing dancers should be ready 30-45 minutes prior to their scheduled competition time. The Competition may run up to 45 minutes early and each dancer will be expected to perform at the earlier time. 

  • One Rhythm reserves the right to change all rules and regulations at any time without notice. All questions that arise are resolved by the discretion of the One Rhythm Director.


The 1R Closing Show will vary by event.  If there is a closing show, the highest scoring routine from each studio will be invited to showcase in the Closing Show as a wild card.  Only studios who have 15+ entries will be accepted into the show.  One Rhythm will then choose a wild card winner of the show.  Class scholarships, audition scholarships and special awards will be given out.



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