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Policies & Guidlines

Skill Levels

  • Tumbling is welcome in your dance choreography and will be judged only as it enhances your dance performance.  Routines that emphasize tumbling, contortion, and acrobatic skills need to be entered in the "Open" or "Acro" category.

  • Please be careful that choreography, music, and costuming are age appropriate.  Our competition is designed for family viewing.

  • Any routine that the judges feel is NOT entered in the appropriate skill level (Beg, Low Int, High Int, or Adv) will be judged and awarded in the appropriate skill level division (not the level originally entered in). The dancer's score will be adjusted to reflect the newly assigned level range for comparable and fair overall competition results.  If you are unsure of your skill level, please consult with your dance coach.

Skill Level Descriptions:

*Note that any dancer who enters a solo in 2 different skill levels, is elegible for recognition in only1solo high point contest.  Duo's and Trio's are excepted from this rule.

  • Beginning: Introductory "recreational" level dancers learning rhythm, coordination, and memorization.  Single or double pirouettes, forward leaps, chaines, etc.  *​Any routines (solos or groups) with triple+ pirouettes, advanced leaps, fouettes, or obvious "above beginning level" dance skills will be judged at an intermediate level.

  • Low Intermediate: Triple pirouettes, side/back leaps, fouettes, etc.  Developing technique & flexibility. Attempting more challenging dance skills.  

  • High Intermediate: Challenging dance movements/skills executed with good technique & flexibility.  Emerging artistic expression.

  • Advanced:  Very challenging dance movements/skills executed with excellent technique, flexibility, and proficient artistic expression.

  • Age Divisions:  Dancers are entered as the age they will be on the date of the competition determined by the birthdate submitted and calculated by computer software to insure accuracy. Age categories may be divided or combined as needed.



Jazz - Character - Lyrical - Contemporary - Ballet - Pointe (no Beg level) -  Hip Hop/Street Dance - Ballroom (all styles) - Tap/Clog (Stage Only) - Cheer (stunting must  provide own mats) - Open (any style or combination of styles) - Acro - Studio Production.  Gotta Move reserves the right to combine genres of similar styles to improve the dancer's competitive experience.  (Example: Jazz/Character, Lyrical/Contemporary)

Age levels are assigned by the birthdate entered on the Dancer's registration page.


Upload your music on your registration profile page no later than one week prior to your performance.  Please visit our registration page for instructions.


Must be covered with felt, carpet, or rubber on any surface that contacts the floor.  If the floor is littered during a routine, the dancer must be prepared to clean it up immediately following the routine.

Competition Schedule:

A preliminary schedule of performance will be posted on this website three weeks prior to the competition.  If any schedule changes need to be made, they must be emailed or called in no later than one week prior to the competition.  Your dancer’s scheduled time may necessitate them to miss some school on Friday, depending on the competition location. 


Studio Group Sizes are preset.  Gotta Move reserves the right to combine Studio Routines into groups of similar sizes to schedule a better competitive experience for the studio routines.  These will appear on the "Team Schedule" as Small+, Medium+ etc.

* Note that Solo/Duo/Trio dancers do not have the option to choose their stage or gym venue.  Most S/D/Ts will be scheduled to perform on Friday, however, some S/D/Ts may be scheduled on a Thursday or Saturday as heavy registration load demands.

Marley floors are available on stage only at the Ogden location (Peery's Egyptian Theatre).

​Gotta Move, LLC, is happy to work with school performing teams as a fundraiser.  If your high school performing team would like to host a Gotta Move! Competition next year, contact Denna Robertson at (801) 360-1115 for more information. 

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