Competition info


(before 30 day deadline)
(after 30 day deadline)
GROUP (4-9 dancers) $55 $65 3 minute max
LINE (10-15 dancers) $55 $65 3 minute max
EXT. LINE (16-24 dancers) $55 $65 4 minute max
PRODUCTION (25+ dancers) $55 $65 5 minute max
DUO/TRIO $75 $85 2:45 max
SOLO $135 $160 2:45 max
  • Dance studios may apply their own administrative fees.
  • All competing dancers must be registered for the entire workshop in the city where competing.
  • Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Grace Period: RADIX will allow a 15 second grace period for any routine that goes over the allotted time limit. Any routine that exceeds the 15 second grace period will be subject to a one (1) point deduction for each second past the grace period.
  • Time and classification limitations will be strictly enforced.
  • NEED ADDITIONAL TIME? You may purchase up to 3 additional minutes of time for any Group, Line, Extended Line or Production for just $5 per dancer, per additional minute.


  • 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.
  • MUSICAL THEATRE: Any routine interpreting a song from a Broadway or Movie Musical.
  • BALLROOM: Routine that consists of core elements of ballroom repertoire showcasing Traditional or Latin techniques.
  • SPECIALTY: Consists of all other categories: ethnic, acro/gymnastics, novelty, clogging, etc.
  • SHOWCASE: 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.
  • IMPROVISATION: 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 song will be selected 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.


ROOKIE Division 5-7
MINI Division 8-10
JUNIOR Division 11-12
TEEN Division 13-15
SENIOR Division 16-19
OPEN Division 20+
  • 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.
  • The average age of each entry cannot drop more than one (1) age division below the age of the oldest dancer in the entry. (For example: a routine contains dancers aging from 15-18. The entry may not compete younger than the Teen Division (one division younger than the oldest dancer-18).
  • Routines with a dancer 20 years of age or older must compete in the Open Division (20+), regardless of the average age of the entry.
  • Group and higher routines are allowed to "age up" only to the next age division.
  • Names and ages of all dancers must appear on the entry form or it will not be accepted.
  • All competing dancers must be prepared to present proof of age should a question arise.


RADIX believes a dancer is best served by attending consistent classes with a reputable dance studio. We do acknowledge that in certain circumstances a dancer is "independent." RADIX defines independent dancers as dancers not associated with a physical dance studio and taking consistent classes as part of a structured program. We understand this rule is subjective, therefore any questions will be resolved at the RADIX Director's discretion.

Independent dancers are not eligible to compete in RADIX's Competition.


  • All music must be uploaded via your RADIX account prior to the start of the event.
  • A back-up CD or iPod must be available for all entries.


Please see your CITY PAGE for specific limits for your tour city!


IMPORTANT: In some cities, competition may begin on Friday.

  • Dancers who are registered for a solo or duo/trio must be available to perform on Fridays after 3:30pm.
  • If solos or duos/trios are scheduled before 3:30pm on a Friday, routines that choose not to perform will be given a full refund.
  • In some cities, group competition may be held on Friday after 3:30pm. If this happens, RADIX will do its best to notify the studio at least two (2) weeks prior.
  • Group competition will never be held before 3:30pm on a Friday.




RADIX prides itself in maintaining a professional, classy, and family environment. Our "age-appropriate" criteria will continue to appear on every score sheet - under Costuming, Music Choice, and Choreography. Necessary deductions will be taken. Disqualification may result, at the discretion of the judges.


All entries will be adjudicated by 3-4 qualified judges.

  • When there are four (4) judges, the lowest score will be dropped.
  • In certain circumstances, an entry may be choreographed by one of the judges. When this issue arises, he/she will only critique the entry and his/her "score" will be dropped.
  • In the event that there are only three judges, the lowest score will not be dropped.
  • All ties will be broken by adding the fourth judge's score.
  • If a tie remains after the addition of the fourth judge's score, the competition will be judged a tie.

Adjudicated awards will be presented based on the following combined scores:

ON THE EDGE!!! 291-300
HIGH GOLD 276-290
GOLD 261-275
SILVER 231-245
BRONZE 216-230
All ON THE EDGE!!!, High Gold, Gold, High Silver and Silver award winners will be eligible for RADIX 2019 Nationals


  • In addition to the adjudicated awards, a competitive 1st-10th place award will be given to the highest scoring Solo. A competitive 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award will also be given to the highest scoring Duo/Trio, Group, Line, Extended Line and Production, in each of the 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19+ age categories.
  • The Highest Scoring Solo & Duo/Trio winners will receive FREE Competition entry, for that routine, at the 2019 RADIX Nationals!
  • A 1st Place Award will also be given to the highest scoring Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop and Specialty number in the Rookie, Mini/Junior division and then in the Teen/Senior division.



  • Select Rookie, Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior, and Open routines will be chosen to receive the Best of RADIX Award and will have the option to participate in the Closing Show. Best of RADIX Awards are presented to the routines that the judges feel are, overall, the most technical AND entertaining.
  • Judges will be choosing these entries from the Group, Line, Extended Line and Production categories.
  • Each Best of RADIX Award winner receives a $250 competition voucher (to be used during the 2019-2020 regional season) and free entry to RADIX 2019 Nationals.


  • The most prominent number from each studio will be chosen to perform in the weekend's Closing Show. This can be any routine from the studio that the judge's thought was the most deserving of this award.
  • To be eligible for the Studio Standout Award, a studio must have entered at least 15 entries (a minimum of 7 must be group routines) into the competition. Each Studio Standout Award routine must be a Group, Line, Extended Line, or Production.
  • Each Studio Standout Award winner receives free entry into RADIX 2019 Nationals.


Within 24 hours after each event, all score sheets & online critiques will be made available to the users of the account from which the registration was originally submitted. Individual registrants will have full access to their critiques if they submitted their own registration, regardless of whether they are associated with a studio. If a studio prefers to have sole access to these critiques, all registrations must be submitted through their Studio account and not from any Individual accounts.


Sometimes, a judge may want to say something for the teacher's ears only. During the competition, one judge will give TEACHERS ONLY critiques.


  • Dangerous props may not be used during the competition (swords, fire, live animals, etc.).
  • General props are allowed, but must be taken on and off the stage within two (2) minutes total.
  • It is the sole responsibility of each studio to ensure that its props are taken on and off stage. RADIX staff cannot help with props.
  • 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 RADIX stage.
  • It is the studio's responsibility to ensure that the stage is completely clean and clear after the routine is finished.
  • RADIX does not allowchalk or powder due to equipment damage.

PLEASE NOTE: Any routine that violates any of the above rules will be ineligible for High Score awards and will be announced for Adjudication ONLY.


The Closing Show consists of various routines performed by the faculty, the Studio Standout Award & the Best of RADIX Award Winners, and scholarship announcements. A studio can only be represented by ONE routine in the Closing Show. Preference goes to the Studio Standout, if applicable. When a studio doesn't have a Studio Standout (they have less than 15 routines entered in competition), preference goes to their highest-aged Best of RADIX (if applicable). For example, if Studio A does not qualify for a Studio Standout award but receives Mini and Teen Best of RADIX awards, the Teen Best of RADIX routine will re-perform in the Closing Show.


Admission to the RADIX Competition, Welcome, & Closing Shows is absolutely FREE. Registered Teachers and Studio Owners will be given reserved seating during the Competition.


RADIX provides a free webcast of our Competitions and the Closing Show! Visit for the live webcast link. Five (5) minutes before the Competition and Closing Show begins, the webcast link will go live. We apologize in advance for any connection issues.


Videotaping and photography during classes, the Welcome Show, the Competition, and the Closing Show are strictly prohibited. Due to advancing technology of video on cameras and cell phones, we are forced to prohibit ALL camera use during RADIX's Classes, Competition and both Welcome & Closing Shows (including ALL still photography, with or without flash). This is done to protect the safety of the children, protect the rights of the choreographer, and to make it possible for RADIX to offer a full photo and video service.
* Please note: While photos with the faculty are allowed in between classes, we ask that you be mindful of the faculty's timeliness to his or her next class as well as the start time for your child's next class.


  • All competing dancers must be registered for the entire workshop in the city in which they are competing.
  • All competition routines must be entered under a studio name. RADIX does not accept entries independently of a studio. This includes solos. Soloists do not need to be in a group routine, however the soloist must enter with a studio name and with the studio's permission. Please see corresponding city page for specific entry limits for your tour city.
  • Registration may be completed either online or by mail. To register click here.
  • Checks should be made payable to RADIX Dance Convention. Please send ONE check for all fees (workshop fees and competition fees can be included in one check).
  • All returned checks will be subject to a $35 fee.
  • No foreign checks accepted. Bank money orders must be payable in US Funds only.
  • All competition fees are per person, per entry.
  • All mailed competition entries must be postmarked 30 days prior to the convention.
  • The deadline for competition changes is two (2) weeks prior to the event. No changes will be accepted after this date.
  • An official entry form (photocopies are acceptable) must be filled out for each routine entered.
  • Once maximum capacity has been reached, RADIX will no longer accept Competition registrations.
  • Registered teachers/studio owners cannot perform in the competition. Also, teachers/studio owners from a studio may not perform in their studio's routines.
  • Competing dancers may compete for one studio only, unless there is a rare circumstance where RADIX's director has granted prior consent.
  • Dancers and routines may compete in more than one city.
  • All numbers must appear according to their scheduled sequence unless a RADIX Stage Manager grants permission otherwise.
  • 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.
  • Teachers/Studio Owners may not coach dancers during the competition.
  • Stage Dimensions are 40'x30'
  • If competition's gear fails, the studio may choose to continue or to re-do the number. If performers' gear fails (excluding music) the performance must continue or be withdrawn.
  • Judges may stop a number in progress and request that it be repeated.
  • All RADIX attendees authorize the use of their images in photos and video for any and all RADIX Dance Convention purposes.
  • All dancers registered for the competition must have completed and signed a RADIX waiver in order to participate.