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Mini: 5-8 Years of Age

Junior: 9-10 Years of Age

Intermediate: 11-12 Years of Age

Teen: 13-14 Years of Age

Senior: 15-18 Years of Age

Adult: 19+ Years of Age

  • All ages are determined by Jan. 1, 2022

  • Age Divisions are based on the average age of the dancers in each routine. To determine the average age of a routine, add all ages together and divide by the number of dancers in the routine. When averaging ages, always drop the decimal point.

  • A studio may not compete against itself in the same category with the same identical performers in the Solo/Duet/Trio Divisions. 

  • Routines are allowed to compete in an age category higher than the average age.

  • All competing dancers must be prepared to present proof of age should a question arise.

  • There is No Limit to how many acts a Studio Can Enter


  • JAZZ: Primarily jazz technique, utilizing up-tempo music.

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

  • HIP-HOP: Primarily hip-hop technique.

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

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

  • LYRICAL: A combination of jazz and ballet techniques to slow music incorporating emotional and storytelling elements.

  • OPEN: Consists of all other categories: ethnic, acro/gymnastics, novelty, clogging, ballroom, etc.

  • Kick: A kick routine should include a variety of kick combinations with proper kick technique alongside a variety of other dance skills. Kick combinations should be the focus of 70% of the routine.


Performers should enter the category that most fits the style of the routine. If your routine does not fit in one of the above categories please enter it in the Open category. If your routine has more that 4 tumbling passes, you must enter in the Open category. Tumbling occurring simultaneously is considered one pass.




SOLO                                                           $120                                  2:30 minutes max


DUET/TRIO (2-3 performers)                       $200                                  3 minutes max


SMALL GROUP (4-9 performers)                $200                                 3 minutes max


MEDIUM GROUP (10-16 performers)         $200                                 4 minutes max


LARGE GROUP (17-24 performers)            $200                                4 minutes max


PRODUCTION (25+ performers)                 $250                                6 minutes max


*All NUMBER FEES INCLUED FREE ENTRY TO BALLROOM for all team members, plus Team Director and Three chaperones DURING SATURDAY EVENING SESSION ONLY.


Spectator tickets for Parents/observers may be purchased at the event. Cost is $50.00 per person. Seats are available on first come first serve basis. Reserved seating is strictly off limits.


  • Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. 

  • No minimum time limits. A one-point deduction for every five seconds over the time limit will be deducted from the final score. Timing will begin with the start of the music. Performers must enter and exit the FLOOR in a timely manner and quickly clear the FLOOR of any props or debris. Props cannot include items that are intentionally dispensed before or during a number.

  • Time and classification limitations will be strictly enforced.

  • Routines that do not comply with Time Limits may be considered for Adjudication Only


A schedule for routines and times will be posted 2 days prior to the  day of the event date. Please note that all routines are expected to perform during their designated time, however, Texas Challenge reserves the right to run one hour ahead/ or late of schedule. TEXAS CHALLENGE Competition is run in numerical order. However, you may be asked to compete out of sequence in order to avoid a delay. If a routine cannot perform before the awards session in which it is scheduled for any reason, it will not be eligible for an overall award. However, it can be performed for judges comments and it will still receive its respective adjudicated award.


All music must be given to Music Director of the event the day of the event. Usb drive is the best way to deliver the music. Make sure to label it according to the team and Name of your number.



Adjudication Scoring Breakdown (Average Score between 3 Judges)

  • TXC SUPER STAR! 100%-97.5

  • Platinum: 97%-94.5%

  • High Gold: 94%-91.5%

  • Gold: 91%-88.5%

  • High Silver: 88%-85.5%

  • Silver: 85 and below

Performance Awards: Each routine will be judged using the method of adjudication, which is based on a 100 point system. 

Divisional Overall Awards: 1st through 3rd place will be given to the top scores in each age division

*Score sheets and Judges critiques will be available via ON THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENING.


  • Register early!!! Space will be limited and entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

  • We may need to limit one solo per individual based on the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

  • Videotaping and flash photography of any kind is strictly prohibited.

  • Please submit one studio check per studio or call (561)460 0693 with your credit card number. All entry fees are non-refundable. 

  • Email registration only.

  • No changes in competition entries will be allowed 10 days prior to competition.

  • Competition start time may vary .

  • All competitors will be provided entry badge. No entry into the ballroom without a badge will be permitted.

  • All fees in each division are per team, per number.

  • Incorrect information will result in disqualification.

  • Teachers/owners must have birth certificates or proof of age on hand in case of dispute.

  • All routines must be appropriate for family viewing. Failure to do so will reflect in total score or disqualification. This is up to the discretion of the judges and Texas Challenge Directors.

  • All participants and observers must conduct themselves in a manner displaying good sportsmanship.

  • No photography or videography in the dressing rooms.

  • No males allowed in the ladies dressing room area.

  • No teacher may perform with a student.

  • By participating in this competition all contestants automatically give their consent of images, picture or any other form of electronic recording to be used by Texas Challenge for advertising or any other commercial purpose.

  • Competition is open to the public, seating is on a first come first served basis. All reserved tables are off limits.

  • General lifts are acceptable, no pyramids or basket tosses. No mini tramps, springboards, etc. permitted.

  • Any props exceeding 6 feet in height and/or assembling time beyond 1 minute need special clearance. Please contact the office at 561 460 0693.

  • Any rule infractions will be determined by the judges and Texas Challenge Directors.

  • Violation of any rules may result in disqualification.

  • Texas Challenge reserves the right to cancel events based on enrollment.

  • Participants will be judged by a panel of highly qualified judges. All participants agree that the time, manner and method of judging shall be solely within the discretion of the judges and Texas Challenge Directors of Texas Challenge Team Cup and that all decisions are final.

  • In the event that a dancer in a group cannot perform due to injury, the group may still perform in the same division they originally registered.


Participants are expected to recognize the risks of physical injury innate to dance and dance performances. All participants must be willing to assume those risks. Upon entering this event it is agreed that participants will not hold Smooth Operator dba Texas Challenge or its employees liable for any injuries sustained or any illnesses contracted while in attendance and/or performing in any activity related to a Texas Challenge event.

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