General Information


Free Admission

Intrigue competitions and shows are free to watch! We love seeing your families and friends support you.


Requirements For Competition

A dancer MUST be registered for the convention in order to compete.



Video photography is restricted due to copyrighted material. There is NO video or photography during competition—this will be strictly enforced.
Intrigue Dance Intensive reserves the right to use any media taken during the convention and competition for promotional purposes.

  • Ballet

    Consist of ballet technique with classical movement that reflects a ballet style.

  • Pointe

    Consist of ballet technique with the use of pointe shoes.

  • Jazz

    Primarily jazz technique with up-tempo music.

  • Lyrical

    A combination of ballet and jazz technique in an emotional routine that encompasses around the music to drive feeling and rhythms.

  • Modern

    A combination of modern and jazz merged together with a stronger emphasis on modern technique.

  • Musical Theatre

    Consists of Broadway, movie or musical dance styles-may incorporate acting and/or costumes.

  • Contemporary

    A contemporary jazz routine that draws from modern, lyrical and ballet movements.

  • Ballroom

    An added style to Intrigue, this will include all styles of Ballroom. The most common being Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing.

  • Tap

    Consists of tap technique. Any recorded tap sounds on the music track will be a deduction of five points. (Clogging routines should not be categorized as a tap entry but under “Specialty”)

  • Hip Hop

    Routines consisting primarily of hip hop technique.

  • Acrobatic Dance

    Routines consisting of controlled acrobatic and rhythmic gymnastic movements involving balance and flexibility–may contain gymnastic passes. While a majority of the routine must contain acrobatic moves, it must also contain choreographed dance movement. There is no category for pure acro/gymnastic routines and the use of mats is strictly prohibited.

  • Pom Pon

    A routine utilizing pom pons at least 50% of the routine’s duration. Acrobatic movement may be incorporated along with the dance steps and choreography.

  • Specialty

    Clogging, ethnic/folkloric, character, novelty etc.

  • Open

    Any combination of two or more of the fore-mentioned categories.

Age Averaging Clarification

To find the appropriate age division for your routine, simply add all the dancers’ ages and divide by the number dancers in the entry. When finding the average age of your routine always remove the decimal point. For example if an average age returns a number of 15.8, remove the .8 to have an average age of 15. Therefore, your number would be placed under the Teen Division, Ages 13-15. NOTE: All ages are as of JANUARY 1, 2020.


Ages 8 & under


Ages 9 – 12


Ages 13 – 15


Ages 16 – 21

Judging Criteria


All entries are adjudicated by three judges. Each judge scores on a basis of 1 to 100 points. The combined score of the judges is the total score.

Choreography & Musicality
Overall Performance


291 – 300 points


276 – 290.99

High Gold

261 – 275.99


246 – 260.99


231 – 245.99


216 – 230.99

Competition Entry Fees

Entry fees are per number and performer.
Intrigue Dance Intensive allows a ten second grace period for each routine. One point will be deducted every five seconds after the grace period.

Fees Before Deadline

3 minutes max

Fees After Deadline

3 minutes max

*A fee of $4.00 per dancer will be added if a routine goes over allotted time.

Studio Entry Limits & Requirements

  1. Regional competition will be limited to the allotted available time. Entries will be received and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If there are too many entries, solos and duo/trios must be available to compete on Friday starting as early as 1pm. We will do our best to notify studios 7 days prior to event start date if an early Friday competition is likely to happen.
  2. Registration for the competition is closed four weeks before the event. Entry information must be completed to be accepted. All contestants must be registered for the entire competition in order to compete.
  3. The deadline for any changes in competition entries must be three weeks before the competition.
  4. There are no restrictions as to how many numbers a performer can participate in.
  5. Teachers who own more than one studio may submit entries for each studio, as long as both studios are registered separately for the convention and competition.
  6. Live props are not allowed. General props are welcome. No large scenery, dangerous or oversized props.
  7. Judges may change the division and/or category of an entry, if warranted.
  8. Competition entry fees are non-refundable. Returned check service fee $25.00.
  9. All registered dancers may compete as long as they are not a teacher or professional.
  10. Dancers may not register to  compete under 2 different Studios at the same competition event.


If registered by the 4 week deadline, participants will receive a confirmation email detailing the registered workshop participants, competition numbers and payment information.


Each studio must upload their music upon registering on DanceComp Genie in .mp3 format only. All music must be uploaded 7 days prior to event start date. To keep our events running smoothly, we will not be able to access music that is uploaded the week of the event. Intrigue also accepts USB drives. USB must have routine name and entry number properly labelled for each entry. Studios must submit all music and backup USB drives to the Intrigue registration desk no later than two hours before the start of the competition. We will not accept music that is provided on devices such as mp3 players, or phones. Backup USB drives must have entries properly labelled within each folder (i.e. Entry Number – Entry Title).


Standout awards will be selected by the Intrigue judges.
  • 1st place – category must have three or more entries
  • 2nd place – category must have five or more entries
  • 3rd place – category must have seven or more entries

If there are 1 or more entries in a division, overall awards will be presented for each qualifying age group and division. Monetary prizes will only be given in a division with 3 or more entries. All prizes are in the form of credit towards any Hype or Intrigue event within one year from issue date.

  • Solo: $75
  • Duo/Trio: $75
  • Small Group (4-9): $100
  • Large Group (10-15): $100
  • Line (16-24): $100
  • Production (25-49): $150
  • Ext. Production (50+): $200

*Solos & Duo/Trios are excluded from winning Overall Highest Score Of  the Competition

All prizes are in the form of credit towards any Hype or Intrigue event within one year from issue date.

  • Petite: $225
  • Junior: $225
  • Teen: $225
  • Senior: $225

Studio Awards

True Director Award

Intrigue recognizes studios that embrace all styles of dance. Studios competing in multiple genres and at least 10 group entries will qualify to win Intrigue’s True Director Award.The highest scoring entry from each qualified studio will be awarded the True Director Award. ALL competing dancers in the winning entry will be rewarded with a 50% off discount to Intrigue Nationals workshop classes!

*Qualifying studios can only be awarded with either the True Director or True Producer award per event.

True Producer Award

Studios with 15 group entries or more will be considered for the True Producer Award. The highest scoring entry from each qualified studio will be awarded the True Producer Award. ALL competing dancers in the winning entry will be rewarded with free access to Intrigue Nationals workshop classes!

*Qualifying studios can only be awarded with either the True Director or True Producer award per event.

Safety And Other Liabilities

Please report all accidents and injuries to an Intrigue Dance Intensive manager immediately.