Scoring Procedures (Regionals)

Judging Panel

BravO!’s judges are qualified competition studio directors, teachers affiliated with major dance studios or professional dance centers, and currently performing dance professionals. This mixture of age, breadth of dance experience, and extensive background in performing arts contribute to the diverse range of feedback our judges will offer all competitors. Please note: The scoring and special awards are at the full discretion of the judges and are final.

Scoring Procedures & Adjudication

Judges will score and critique each routine as it happens.

Each judge awards up to 100 points based on the following criteria:

  • Technique: 40 percent
  • Performance: 30 percent
  • Musicality/Timing: 20 percent
  • Choreography: 10 percent

The total number of available points to be scored per routine is 300.

Platinum, Elite High Gold, High Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be given out during each competition. This adjudication is assigned by the overall score a routine receives based on the following point system: 

  • PLATINUM: 300-285
  • ELITE HIGH GOLD: 284.9-270
  • HIGH GOLD: 269.9-255
  • GOLD: 254.9-240
  • SILVER: 239.9-225
  • BRONZE: 224.9-210

All competitors are adjudicated on the same point scale by our judging panel. A 6 point adjustment curve (addition) will be applied to competitors in the Encore! level and a 12 point adjustment curve (addition) will be applied to the competitors in the O!verture level.