Dance

2020-21 Season General Info

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More information on our 2020-21 Dance offerings will be posted on this page shortly! Due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19 and with most schools continuing with the distance learning format, our upcoming Dance Competitions are subject to change and are put on hold at this time. However, if your school is interested in participating in our 2020-21 Dance Competitions, please contact us still so that we can discuss the situation further. See below for more info on our Dance program and tentatively scheduled "tournament" events.

We thank all our school participants for their patience and support as we navigate the uncharted waters of the COVID-19. These are unprecedented times and FIYA is working tirelessly to provide participation opportunities where and when it is safe to do so. Moving forward, we will continue to send out emails and utilize our social media to keep you informed of the status of FIYA athletic events in the 2020-21 school year.

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MORE ON FIYA DANCE

FIYA Dance is a tournament event that occurs during our Winter and Spring seasons. Continue reading for more info on our Dance program and competitions including age divisions, dance categories, competition structure, and important season dates and times. Located at the bottom of this page is also where you can find our current season's rules.

Dance Competition Categories

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There are four (4) separate categories for which you may enter a team to compete. They are as follows:

(1) HIP HOP

(2) POM/SONGLEADING

(3) DRILL TEAM/MILITARY

(4) DANCE (Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary & Modern)

*Please note that there is NO CHEER category available.  FIYA Dance Competition Guidelines and Categories are also posted at the bottom of this page.

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GROUP SIZES & AGE DIVISIONS:

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Under each dance category, your school team must select:

(a) GROUP SIZE (“Small” is a minimum of 4 dancers and a maximum of 9 dancers; “Large” is a minimum of 10 dancers and maximum of 19 dancers); and

(b) GRADE DIVISION (Division 3 is 4th grade and below, Division 2 is 6th grade and below and Division 1 is 8th grade and below).

Consequently, similar group sizes in same divisions compete against each other in each dance category.

Music Submissions & Requirements

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Coaches / team coordinators must submit their final, edited/ cut music for their performance(s) no later than 48 hours prior to competition. Please email your music in .mp3 file format to our media coordinator Mallory Rawson at malloryrawson@onfiya.org. If you have any issues or need further assistance in doing so, feel free to email malloryrawson@onfiya.org prior to the 48 hour deadline. NOTE: All music and lyrics MUST be clean and appropriate for our audience (radio versions, no explicit language or context, etc.). Thank you for your cooperation!

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  • When To Register

    Competition order for each category will be inverse based on when registration occurred. That is, a team that registers first will compete last, a team that registers second will compete second to last, etc.

    Check back for more info on our registration period for the 2021 Dance competitions!

  • What To Register

    Dance online registration will be posted within the timeframes mentioned on our website’s Registration page.  Please read the online registration instructions carefully.  In addition to basic team information, you will need to list the first and last names of all of your dancers and their grade levels in the Pertinent Comments section of the online registration.  EACH DANCER CAN PARTICIPATE IN TWO MAXIMUM TEAM EVENTS; ANY DANCER PARTICIPATING IN THREE OR MORE TEAM EVENTS WILL CAUSE PENALTY DEDUCTIONS TO ALL TEAMS.

  • How To Register

    During the appropriate timelines, visit our Registration Page and find the Dance Competition Registration Link. You will need to complete a separate registration for each dance category your school team enters.  By way of example, you need to do one online registration for your school’s Division 1 Large Group Hip Hop team and another online registration for your school’s Division 2 Small Group Dance Lyrical.

COSTS TO PARTICIPATE

The cost for FIYA Dance Competitions is based on per dancer.  Pricing varies depending on schools that have enrolled as FIYA members (see our Registration page for more information on membership). 

FOR FIYA MEMBER SCHOOLS

$ 10 / DANCER
  • For Any Dance Category
  • All Group Sizes & Ages
  • All Dance Competitions

FOR NON-MEMBER SCHOOLS

$ 12.50 / DANCER
  • For Any Dance Category
  • All Group Sizes & Ages
  • All Dance Competitions

Payment is due at the event.