Welcome to Shine Dance Competitions!

We are working hard to ensure our upcoming season is better than ever.  Check out our video to see what it's like at Shine!

We're excited to highlight the following features:

CORE VALUES

As we look ahead to our next season, we are extending a heartfelt invitation to you and your talented dancers to join Shine Dance Competitions.

We understand the significance of selecting the perfect competition for your studio families and take the responsibility of hosting an event they will want to return to, year-after-year, very seriously.

Impeccable Organization: We understand that a smoothly run competition is crucial for the success of your studio and the happiness of your dancers. At Shine, we pride ourselves on our meticulous planning, ensuring that every detail is taken care of, from registration to scheduling. You can trust us to provide a well-organized event that runs seamlessly, allowing you to focus on what you do best, inspiring and supporting your dancers.

Professionalism at its Finest: We hold ourselves to the highest quality of integrity, ensuring that you and your dancers are met with professionalism at every step. From our knowledgeable judges to our attentive staff, we are committed to delivering an exceptional experience that reflects the level of excellence your studio upholds.

Punctuality Matters: We know that time is of the essence, and we value yours as much as you do. At Shine, we take pride in our ability to run competitions on schedule, respecting the commitments of your studio families. When you choose Shine Dance Competitions, you can rest assured that we will run as planned, allowing your dancers to perform at their best while adhering to a thoughtfully crafted schedule.

Unforgettable Atmosphere: We believe that a competition should be more than just a series of performances. It should be an experience that celebrates dance, fosters team spirit, and creates lasting memories. At Shine, we go the extra mile to ensure our competitions are infused with energy, excitement, and camaraderie. From our energetic awards ceremonies to our emphasis on good sportsmanship, we create an atmosphere that cultivates joy and unity among dancers, studio families, and the wider dance community.

We invite you to learn more and feel confident in including Shine in your competitive season.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As many Competitive Level 1 awards as Competitive Level 2!
  • $6000 awarded in CASH scholarships PER EVENT
  • DOUBLE DIAMOND award for dances achieving a 93+ in Competitive Level 1/Novice or 96+ in Competitive Level 2!
  • AERIAL ACRO category
  • Visual Adjudications (judge critiques in video format) and Scores sent to studios post-event.  
  • Small Studio events of 100 entries max
  • All events have a maximum of 200 entries per studio
  • RUNNER UP for the Ultimate Shine Studio Award in Competitive 1 & Competitive Level 2!
  • SHINING STAR CATEGORY: This category is intended for dancers who face physical, genetic, or developmental challenges. It will give children who love to dance, but cannot necessarily participate in their studio’s competitive programs, an opportunity to have their moment on stage to SHINE!
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, TOP SCORE of the Session presented at EVERY awards ceremony

AWARDS

  • $6000 awarded in CASH scholarships PER EVENT
  • As many Competitive Level 1 awards as Competitive Level 2 awards
  • DOUBLE DIAMOND award for dances achieving a 93+ in Competitive Level 1/Novice or 96+ in Competitive Level 2!
  • Frequent award ceremonies
  • Separate High Scores and Overalls for Acro performances
  • Individual age categories for Solos, Duets/Trios and all Groups
  • EVERY dancer receives an award for each performance
  • TOP 5 SOLOS in Competitive Level 1 & 2 in our Junior, Intermediate and Senior age divisions.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, TOP SCORE of the Session presented at EVERY awards ceremony
  • Judges’ Choice Award presented at EVERY awards ceremony
  • Choreography Choice Award presented at EVERY awards ceremony
  • Overall Young Choreography and Choreography Awards presented in Comp 1 & Comp 2
  • Custom Medals awarded for Solos/Duets/Trios;
  • Custom Awards Broach for every dancer on which to pin their groups' ribbons
  • Specific classifications based on your dancers’ experience and training (Novice, Competitive Level 1, Competitive Level 2, Shining Star, Young Adult, and Adult)

ATMOSPHERE

  • A professional, organized, and on-time event focused on the dancers building positive memories of their competitive experience
  • UNIQUE and FUN awards ceremonies promoting team spirit
  • Our dedicated Shine Team ensure your performances get their moment to SHINE by keeping things organized and calm
  • Charity Food Drive at every event – 22,160 lbs of food raised to date!!!

JUDGES

  • Studios sent Visual Adjudications (judges’ critiques in video format) and Scores post-event.  
  • Unbiased and experienced adjudicators
  • Different scoring levels for Novice/Competitive Level 1 and Competitive Level 2

Dancingly Yours,

Justine Shoolman, Director
Shehan A. Jinapriya, Director
Nick Dipchand, Tour Director and Senior Producer
Farrah Fernando, Senior Producer

Register For 2025!

Shine has an easy and convenient online registration system. We accept all International Studios. Spots are going fast! Register today for the 2025 Season!

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