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Awards and Scoring:

Award Levels

Earthshaker: 300-298
Elite Platinum: 297-290
Platinum: 289-275
Superior Gold: 274-259
Gold: 258-239


  • Earthshakers The Competition will provide a panel of well-qualified judges consisting of teachers, choreographers and/or working professionals.
  • Routines will be given a numerical score from each judge.
  • Judging will be based on technique, choreography, execution of choreography, presentation, costume and overall appeal.
    • Technique 1-30
    • Routine Execution 1-25
    • Musicality/Choreography 1-25
    • Stage Presence 1-10
    • Costume Appearance 1-10
  • Judges decisions are Final.
  • If a tie in scoring occurs, the tie will be broken based on technique, then choreography, execution of choreography, presentation and overall appeal. If a tie still exists, the judges will make the final decision.
  • A minimum point requirement must be met to receive 1st place in the event that only one entry is registered in that category.
  • If there are 1-5 routines in a division - 1st-5th place will be awarded.
  • If there are 6-11 routines in a division - 1st-5th place will be awarded.
  • If there are 12-19 routines in a division - 1st-10th place will be awarded.
  • If there are 20 or more routines in a division - up to 15th place may be announced depending on the number of entries in that division.
  • Critiques will be given in audio and/or video format one week after the competition ends.
  • Earthshakers The Competition will not be held responsible for music or score sheets left behind at competition.

Specialty Awards and Scholarships:

Earth Shakers World Banner - Top Overall Scoring of the Day for 12 and under & 13+ for Solos and Groups. This award will be awarded in each level (Prodigy, Protégé and Prestige).
Excellence in Artistry
Passport to Prestige
Shaking Things Up
Judge's Choice
Director's Choice
Creative Costuming

NEW! Jetsetter Award

  • If a routine has been chosen for this award, you'll hear a sound and lights onstage will go down at the end of the routine to know the dancer(s) have been chosen for this award! All dancers in the routine will come out onstage immediately following the sound to hear the special feedback from the judge or director who chose this routine and why they love it for a "Jetsetter" piece!
  • Up to one award per judge and/or director each location
  • This award does not affect overalls and is considered a speciality award

Dance Revolution Convention Scholarship: Given to soloists by judges.

Some locations will have Choreography Awards, Studio Spirit Award and a People’s Choice Award.



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