Special Awards

Overall recognition and medals will be given in the following four age groups:

  • Petite: 8 years & under
  • Junior: 9-11 years
  • Teen: 12-14 years
  • Senior: 15-19 years
  • Adult: 20+ years

*NEW – SEPARATE OVERALL AWARDS FOR TALENT CATEGORIES
(Monologue/Acting, Song & Dance, Vocal)

We will present separate Overall High Point Awards for the following Talent Categories Combined:  Vocal, Monologue/Acting, and Song & Dance.  These overalls will all be in the the BravO! experience level.  At least four routines must be entered in each age group to award a Regional entry certificate. Certificates are only valid for the following competition season and can only be applied to Regional Competitions.

Top Overall Solo

Awarded to the Soloist who receives the highest score in the Petite (8 & under), Junior (9-11), Teen (12-14), and Senior (15-19) age groups. This award will be given in all experience levels. A $75 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Soloist in the BravO! level. A $50 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Soloist in the Encore! level. At least four different contestants must be entered in the age group to award a Regional entry certificate.

Top Overall Duo/Trio
Awarded to the Duo/Trio that receives the highest score in the Petite (8 & under), Junior (9-11), Teen (12-14), and Senior (15-19) age groups. This award will be given in all experience levels. A $100 Regional entry certificate will be award to the Top Overall Duo/Trio in the BravO! level. A $50 Regional entry certificate will be award to the Top Overall Duo/Trio in the Encore! level. At least four routines must be entered in the age group to award a Regional entry certificate.

Top Overall Small Group
Awarded to the Small Group that receives the highest score in the Petite (8 & under), Junior (9-11), Teen (12-14), and Senior (15-19) age groups. This award will be given in all experience levels. A $150 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Small Group in the BravO! level. A $75 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Small Group in the Encore! level. At least four routines must be entered in each age group to award a Regional entry certificate.

Top Overall Large Group
Awarded to the Large Group that receives the highest score in the Petite (8 & under), Junior (9-11), Teen (12-14), and Senior (15-19) age groups. This award will be given in all experience levels. A $150 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Large Group in the BravO! level. A $75 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Large Group in the Encore! level. At least four routines must be entered in each age group to award a Regional entry certificate.

Top Overall Line
Awarded to the Line that receives the highest score in the Petite (8 & under), Junior (9-11), Teen (12-14), and Senior (15-19) age groups. This award will be given in all experience levels. A $200 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Line in the BravO! level. A $100 Regional entry certificate will be awarded to the Top Overall Line in the Encore! level. At least four routines must be entered in each age group to award a Regional entry certificate.

GIFT CERTIFICATES MUST BE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR’S BRAVO! REGIONAL COMPETITIONS.

Top Scoring Gold Medallion
In the case of there being more than one platinum in the same level, category and age division, a special medallion will be given to the highest scoring platinum. If there is a tie for the top score, each routine will receive the Gold Medallion. Top Scoring Gold Medallions will not be given out in a specific age division and category if only Elite High Gold, High Gold, Gold, Silver or Bronze scores are awarded. There must be multiple platinum awards in the same age division, level and category for this award to be given. This award will be given in all experience levels.

Most Photogenic
Any BravO! participant is eligible for this category. There will be two Most Photogenic awards: 11 and under, 12 and above. Group pictures are not eligible, individual shots only. Do not send in photos or payment for photogenic entries prior to the event. You may only enter this category during the competition, and prior to the presentation of the award. A 5×7 or 8×10 photo in color or black and white must be submitted. Name, age and studio must be written on the back of each photo. Photo, completed entry form, and payment must be turned in at the BravO! Boutique at least one hour prior to corresponding Solo awards ceremony. We suggest that photos be entered at the start of competition. Photo(s) will be placed in the Teacher Critique/Score Sheet bags that are picked up at the end of competition. At least two different contestants must enter this category to warrant an award. If only one entry is submitted, fee and photo will be returned and available for pick-up at the BravO! Boutique. One award will be given to the contestant judged to be the “Most Photogenic” in the 11 & under age division and one in the 12 & over age division. BravO! is not responsible for any photos left at the event. Photos will be mailed back to participants upon request only, and the participant/studio will be responsible for paying shipping and handling fees. The cost for entering is $20 and must be entered at the event.

National Most Photogenic
The same rules from regional competitions apply except there is no minimum amount of entries required. For Nationals there will be 2 awards given per age level (11 & under and 12 & over). The judges choose one winner (the judges’ choice winner) and the other is based on audience voting (the people’s choice). The National Most Photogenic winners will have their photos in the following season’s programs. There is also a cash prize of $100. There must be a minimum of 3 contestants for the cash prize to be awarded. Any participant may enter this competition. You do not have to be a regional winner to enter the national competition. The cost for entering is $50 and the contestant must be entered for a least one performance in the competition. Photo, completed entry form, and payment must be turned in at the BravO! Boutique at least one hour prior to corresponding Solo awards ceremony. We suggest that photos be entered at the start of competition.

Dynamic Costume
Any Solo, Duo/Trio, Group or Line is eligible for this category. Do not send in entry form or payment for costume entries prior to the event. You may only enter this category during the competition, and prior to the presentation of the award. A completed entry form and payment must be turned in at the BravO! Boutique at least 30 minutes prior to the entered routine performance. All entries will be judged during their performance. At least two entries per day must be submitted in this category to warrant an award. If only one entry is submitted, the fee will be refunded and returned with your Critique/Score Sheet bag at the end of the competition. The award will be presented each day, during the last awards ceremony of the night. The judges will choose a winner based on design, structure, fit, style, and overall impression. The cost of entering is $20 and the contest must be entered at the event.

National Dynamic Costume
The same rules from regional competitions apply. Anyone may enter, as long as they are performing in the competition. You do not have to be a regional winner to enter the national competition. The cost of entering is $50 and must be entered the day of the event.

Top Choreography
The judges will present choreography awards during various award ceremonies. Teachers are invited on stage and recognized for their outstanding choreography.

BravO! High Point Award
At each regional competition, the BravO! High Point Award will be presented to the highest scoring Group/Line routine for the entire weekend. BravO! level Groups and Lines in any age group and category are eligible.

Standing Ovation Award
At each regional and national competition, the Standing Ovation award will be presented by the judges to the routine that had that “WOW factor” and encompasses the total package; costume, technique, execution, staging, etc. BravO! level Duo/Trios, Groups, and Lines in any age group and category are eligible. One Standing Ovation Award will be presented during the Petite/Junior Group Awards Ceremony and one during the Teen/Senior Group Awards Ceremony.

Entertainment Awards
At each regional and national competition, Judges will present Entertainment Awards to the routines deemed “Most Entertaining” within each experience level (One (1) O!verture, one (1) Encore!, and one (1) BravO!). Duo/Trios, Groups and Lines in any age group and category are eligible. Entertainment awards will be presented during the Petite/Junior Group Awards Ceremony and during the Teen/Senior Group Awards Ceremony.

Outstanding Performance Award
At each regional and national competition, Judges will present the Outstanding Performance Award to the group routine showcasing an excellence in technique. Duo/Trios, Groups and Lines in any age group and category are eligible. One Outstanding Performance Award will be presented during the Petite/Junior Group Awards Ceremony and one during the Teen/Senior Group Awards Ceremony.

Excellence in Technique
At each regional and national competition, the Judges will present one (1) Excellence in Technique award to a soloist age 11 & under, and one (1) to a soloist age 12 & over. This award is given to the dancer who performs with outstanding technique throughout their solo routine.

Excellence in Showmanship
At each regional and national competition, Judges will present one (1) Excellence in Showmanship award to a soloist age 11 & under, and one (1) to a soloist age 12 & over. This award is given to the dancer who performs with outstanding showmanship throughout their solo routine.

Nationals

*AT NATIONAL FINALS ONLY, THE FOLLOWING PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED.

Standing O!vation Showcase

At National Finals, the top 5 highest scoring Groups and Lines combined in each age division and level will be invited to re-compete in our National Grand Championship: The Standing O!vation Showcase. A National Grand Champion will be named in each age division and in each experience level. The National Grand Champion will be awarded a cash prize and a trophy. A cash prize will also be given to all groups/lines competing in the championship. The overall highest scoring Solo, Duo/Trio from the BravO! level as well as the National Title winners will also be invited to perform as exhibition only. In the event that the highest scoring soloist is also the National Title winner, the soloist will be invited to perform, as the National Title winner and the 2nd Overall Highest Scoring Soloist will be invited to perform representing that age division’s solos.

National Special Judges’ Award

At National Finals, we will have one judge dedicated exclusively to special judges’ awards. The 6th judge will not score routines, but rather reward dancers for their efforts on stage with special judge award recognition.

Outstanding Studio Directors Of The Year Award

At National Finals, the studios that consistently maintain high scores and have the top numbers of Overall Awards will receive the BravO! Outstanding Studio Director Award. This award will be given in all experience levels.

Outstanding Teachers Of The Year Award

At National Finals, the teachers who consistently have top 5 Overall High Point Awards will be awarded the BravO! Outstanding Teacher Award. This award will be given in all experience levels.

Outstanding Choreography Of The Year Award

At National Finals, one Group or Line routine per age division will receive the National Outstanding Choreography Award. This award will be given in all experience levels.

Performer Of The Year

At National Finals, one dancer will be awarded the Performer of the Year Award based on showmanship, technique and overall performance. This award winner will also receive a $100 gift certificate.

Studio Spirit Award

At National Finals, the studio displaying the true love of dance with exceptional sportsmanship, enthusiasm and studio pride will be the recipient of the BravO! Studio Spirit Award, receiving a trophy along with a $300 gift certificate towards next season’s regional competition.

National Finals Cash Awards

BravO! Level Encore! Level O!verture Level
  Solos
  1st $150 $125 $100
  2nd $100 $75 $50
  3rd $75 $50 $25
  Duo/Trios
  1st $175 $150 $125
  2nd $125 $100 $75
  3rd $100 $50 $50
  Groups/Lines
  1st $500 $300 $200
  2nd $200 $150 $100
  3rd $100 $75 $50

Standing O!vation Showcase

There will be an Petite (8 and under) winner, a Junior (9-11) winner, a Teen (12-14) winner & a Senior (15-19) winner in each level. Small groups, large groups, lines will be combined in each age division.

O!verture
Winner $200

Encore!
Winner $200

BravO!
Winner $300