• As many Competitive Level 1 Awards as Competitive Level 2!
  • NEW: Top 5 Overall Performances Awarded in Competitive Level 1 and 2
  • DOUBLE DIAMOND award for dances achieving a 93+ in Competitive Level 1/Novice or 96+ in Competitive Level 2!
  • Now awarding TOP 5 SOLOS in Competitive Level 2 in our Junior, Intermediate and Senior age divisions.
  • RUNNER UP for the Ultimate Shine Studio Award in Competitive 1 & Competitive Level 2!
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, TOP SCORE of the Session presented at EVERY awards ceremony
  • Top Costume Award in Competitive Level 1 and Competitive Level 2

Custom ribbons presented by the judges for unique qualities in performers and choreography. Special Awards are given at every awards ceremony and are not based on the judges’ marks.

Adjudicators will present this custom Shine ribbon at every session to a ‘stand-out’ performance of their choice.

Chosen by our judges, this ribbon is presented at each awards ceremony to honour the choreographer’s work.

Every dancer in the Group/Line/Production categories will receive a commemorative ribbon and custom Shine button recognizing their achievement of a High Silver, Gold, High Gold, Platinum, Diamond or Double Diamond score. Additionally, Solos, Duets and Trios will be awarded individual custom medals.

These awards are presented to the 1st 2nd and 3rd top scores of the session. All performances are eligible.

It is with continued excitement we present a High Score in each of our disciplines with a custom Shine trophy! The highest scoring Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Ballet, etc. performance will be awarded for the Competitive Level 1 & 2 classifications once all performances for the discipline have danced.

* Ballet/Character Ballet, Pointe/Character Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, and  Musical Theatre/Song & Dance will be combined.

Awarded for dancers in the Munchkin, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions in Novice, Competitive Level 1 and Competitive Level 2 classifications. Recipients will receive a custom Shine trophy along with individual buttons and ribbons for their outstanding achievement. Cash scholarships will also be awarded to 1st place recipients.


  • There must be more than one entry to be eligible for High Scores.
  • A minimum of 5 entries is required to be eligible for a cash scholarship, with the exception of Productions which have a minimum of 2 entries.
  • Categories with 4 or less entries will be issued a Shine Gift Certificate that can be used towards Nationals or the next season.
  • In the event of a tie for first place, both performances will receive a trophy and the cash scholarship will be split.
  • To be eligible for High Scores and Overalls:


    Your Studio must have at least 10 entries in the competition, and at least 5 of those must be groups to be eligible for High Scores & Overalls.

    Exception: If your studio has entered a Shine Regional event in the current season, and you are trying to qualify for Nationals, or Title with a dance that did not qualify at your Studio’s regional, you may enter another Regional event and be eligible for High Scores, but not Overalls. Studios who we deem are non-profit programs, and whose dances are Novice, Comp 1, Young Adult, or Adult, are now eligible for High Scores and Overalls.

* NOTE: Second and Third place will be awarded a custom Shine trophy and commemorative ribbons & buttons for every dancer.

COMPETITIVE LEVEL 1 and 2 Cash Scholarship:

Junior
Solos$75
Duets/Trios$100
Small Groups$125
Large Groups, Lines, Extended Lines$150
Intermediate
Solos$75
Duets/Trios$100
Small Groups$125
Large Groups, Lines, Extended Lines$150
Senior
Solos$75
Duets/Trios$100
Small Groups$125
Large Groups, Lines, Extended Lines$150

Munchkins (awarded in Competitive Level 1 and 2)

Solos/Duets/Trios$50
Groups$50
*If there is no competitor, Solos/Duets/Trios and Groups will be against each other for Overalls.

Novice Cash Scholarships

Munchkin$50
Junior$50
Intermediate$50
Senior$50
*In the event the same Soloist or Duet/Trio participants place more than once for a High Score Award, only their top score will be used. 

A $200 cash scholarship will be awarded to the top-scoring production in the competition.  Comp 1 & Comp 2 will be separated.

If there is only one Production entry, they must achieve a score of a Platinum for a High Score award and Shine Certificate to be given.

Presented to the top three Solos, Duets, and/or Trios and top three Groups in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions in Competitive Level 1 and 2.   If there is no competitor, Solos/Duets/Trios and Group of the same age division will be against each other for High Scores. In the event there is only one competitor between Solos/Duets/Trios and Groups, no High Score will be Awarded.  Aerial Acro and Acro performances will be combined.

These awards are presented to the performers who achieve the top three Acro scores of the competition. The Competitive Level 1 first place will receive a cash scholarship of $100, and the Competitive Level 2 first place will receive a cash scholarship of $150.  All three performances in each competitive level will be awarded a trophy with individual medals.

* Acro performances will be eligible for the following awards:  High Score Acro for Solos/Duets/Trios & Groups Comp 1 & 2, Overall High Score 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Acro Comp 1 & Comp 2, Production, Costume, Choreography, Soloist, and Ultimate Shine Studio.

Chosen by our judges, this custom Shine trophy is awarded to a Competitive Level 1 performance and a Competitive Level 2 performance the judges feel exhibit outstanding costuming.

While it is important to recognize achievement for individual performances, Shine also acknowledges those dancers who excel in multiple disciplines. A Top Soloist Award will be presented in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions, in Competitive Levels 1 & 2, recognizing the highest average solo score. Students who have 2 or more Solos are automatically entered for this award.

* There must be a minimum of two soloists for this award to be given.

Choreographers qualifying for this category must be 24 years of age or younger (age is taken as of December 31st, 2019). The choreography must reflect their individual efforts and not a collaboration with other choreographers. A cash scholarship of $50 and an award will be presented in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions in Comp 1 & Comp 2.

*Judges may break ties.

Three choreographers will be presented with a $75 cash scholarship for the performances with the top choreography scores in the Munchkin/Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions in Comp 1 & Comp 2.

*Judges may break ties.

These awards are presented to the performers who achieve the top five scores of the competition. First place will receive a cash scholarship of $200 and all three performances will be awarded a trophy with individual medals. Competitive Level 1 Solos, Duets/Trios, Groups and Productions are eligible for this prestigious award.

These awards are presented to the performers who achieve the top five scores of the competition. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place recipients will receive a cash scholarship, a trophy, and individual medals. Competitive Level 2 Solos, Duets/Trios, Groups and Productions are eligible for this prestigious award.

Cash scholarships:
1st - $300
2nd - $200
3rd - $175

*In the event the same Soloist or Duet/Trio places more than once for an Overall High Score, only their top score will be used.

Shine will present an award to the highest scoring Small Group, Large Group, Line, or Extended Line of the competition in Competitive Level 1 & 2. Recipients of this award will receive a cash scholarship as well as individual medals.

Competitive Level 1 1st: $200
Competitive Level 2 1st: $300

Awarded in Competitive Level 1 & 2 to the studio with the highest average among their top 3 groups in 3 separate disciplines. The spirit of this award is to recognize studios who are mastering multiple dance forms. For example, a studio's top 3 groups might be: Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. First place will receive a cash scholarship and a Studio Trophy, and the Runner Up will receive a Studio Trophy.

Competitive Level 1 1st: $200
Competitive Level 2 1st: $300

  • In order to qualify for the Ultimate Shine Studio Award, there must be a minimum of 5 group routines entered by the studio. In the event of a tie, both studios will receive a trophy and the cash scholarship will be split.
  • The following categories will be combined: Acro/Aerial Acro, Ballet/Character Ballet, Pointe/Character Pointe, and Musical Theatre/Song & Dance.
  • The scores of: Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, and Productions are used to find the highest average group score.

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