Semi-Final Round

February 4, 2024 – Columbia, MD
Jim Rouse Theatre
(Master Classes: February 3, 2024 – Location TBD)

March 3, 2024 – Dallas, TX
Charles W. Eisemann Center
(Master Classes: March 2, 2024 – Location TBD)

March 24, 2024 – Northampton, MA
Academy of Music
(Master Classes: March 23, 2024 – Location TBD)

Final Round

April 28, 2024 – Columbia, MD
Jim Rouse Theatre
(Master Classes: April 27, 2024 – Location TBD)

Event Guidelines

Ballet students aged 8+18 and young dancer 19-21 are able to compete and attend the workshops within their designated level.

Age Group for Solos

Pre-Competitive Division
Age 8-9

Youth Division
​Ages 10-11

Junior Division
Ages 12-13

Teen Division
​Ages 14-15

Senior Division
​Ages 16-18

Boys – Youth/Junior Division
​Ages 10-13

Young Men – Teen/Senior Division
​Ages 14-18

Professional Division
​Ages 19-21

Anyone 14+ may participate in pas de deux, and anyone 9+ may participate in duet, trio, and ensemble pieces.

Professional Division competitors may only compete in the Professional Division. Professionals are not permitted to dance in pas de deux or group dances with non-professional competitors. 

Repertoire Not Permitted: Choreography that is subject to copyright infringement. Please refer to the repertoire list when choosing variations.

Categories, Time Limits, and Fees

Solo Classical
2 min, 30 sec max
$104 per dancer

Solo Contemporary
2 min, 30 sec max
$104 per dancer

2-3 dancers
3 min max
$60 per dancer

Small Ensemble  
4-6 dancers
3 min max
$53 per dancer

Large Ensemble 
7+ dancers
4 min, 30 sec max
$47 per dancer

$74 per each dancer
*Adagio and Coda ONLY – no variations

Character Dance/Folk Dance

*all performers (solos, duet/trio,  small ensemble, and large ensemble) compete together* 

Solo – $104 per dancer
Duet/Trio- $60 per dancer
​Small Ensemble (4 – 6 dancers) – $53 per dancer
​Large Ensemble (7+ dancers) – $47 per dancer

Scheduling of Competition: Competitor entry number and detailed schedule will be announced on our website ONE WEEK prior to the competition

Deadline: The deadline to register for the competition 3 weeks before the competition

Stage: Marley floor. No stage set/props is permitted. ​​

Violations: Should a competition number not meet the DC Grand Prix variation requirements or time limits, that piece will be disqualified. Dancers will be permitted to complete their performance and their teacher/parent will be notified.

Scoring System: Total 100 points to include:

  • Technique
  • Artistry
  • Musicality
  • Presentation
  • Style
  • Control and Coordination