Encore EXTREME Convention and Solo Competition Guidelines, Rules & Fees

Download a PDF of the RULES and REGULATIONS HERE

Encore DCS is proud to offer Encore Extreme – a convention focusing on dance education with emphasis on technique, flexibility, performance, audition skills, and how to be a well-rounded dancer.

  • Three days of Competition & Master Classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, Runway Modeling, and much more!
  • Students will be selected from each class to receive scholarships to Encore DCS Regional and National Dance Competitions.

NEW for 2019: 4 levels of classes: Petite, Junior, Teen and Senior

LevelsPay before Sept 27thPay After Sept 27th
Petite (Ages 8 & Under))$125$150
Junior (Ages 8-11)$175$200
Teen (Ages 12-14)$175$200
Senior (Ages 15 & UP)$175$200
  • Competition fees for solos and groups available to TEACHERS and STUDIO DIRECTORS ONLY
  • Receive one FREE TEACHER convention pass for every 10 students registered!
  • Register 50 or more paying students and receive a FREE HOTEL ROOM!

Contact encoredcs@gmail.com from your studio account for special studio incentives!

Solo Showdown Guidelines:

Encore Extreme Solo Showdown Competition will be held on Friday and Saturday. EACH PARTICIPANT will receive a FREE Headshot from Exulting Images. Winners will be announced in our Closing Show on Sunday where our new Mr. and Miss Encore Extreme will be announced along with the presentation of our 2020 DREAM TEAM!

  • One solo per student. Soloists must participate in the convention in order to compete a solo. ALL soloists will compete in the age division in which they fall on the FIRST day of the event.
  • Each Soloist receives a FREE digital headshot from Exulting Images.
  • Soloists will be awarded medals and adjudicated placements at an awards ceremony on Friday night.
  • Title winners in each age division will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon and will receive a Crown, Banner, Trophy.
  • Overall Mr. and Miss Encore Extreme will receive a Crown, Banner, Trophy, and a free solo for any 2020 Regional Competition.
  • REGISTER ONLINE at www.encoredcs.com or www.encoreextreme.com for online registration through your DanceComp Genie account on or before August 1!

Group Competition Guidelines:

Encore Ovation Challenge will feature the top groups from each participating studio battling for the ultimate title and $1,000 Cash Prize. Each studio is invited to bring their Favorite duet/trio or group dance in each division and compete for the Title of "Encore Extreme Champion" on Saturday night.

  • One entry per studio for each age division (Mini 5 and Under, Petite 8 & Under, Junior 9-11, Teen 12-14, and Senior 15-18). Ages are determined as of January 1, 2019.
  • Duet/trios and groups of all sizes are welcome!
  • All routines will be adjudicated based on entertainment value, technique, and overall appeal.
  • One Top Group Trophy and Gift Certificate will be announced for each age division (Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen, and Senior).
  • One Overall Winner will be announced at the final awards on Sunday. The Winning Group will be crowned the "Encore Extreme Champion" and will receive $1000 Cash Prize!
  • Register online at Encoredcs.com or Encoreextreme.com for online registration through your Dance Comp Genie account.

Dream Team Selection: 

EncoreDCS is proud to offer an amazing opportunity for Elite dancers age 12 and up to be cast in a one of a kind promotional video and become a member of the Dream Team! A separate Junior Dream Team will be selected from students age 9-11. Students will be observed in classes throughout the weekend and will participate in an audition class on Sunday. The top dancers will be selected to be a part of this exciting opportunity. Rehearsal and filming for the Dream Team will be in January, 2020 in Lexington, SC.