Dupree regional competitions are only open to convention-registered attendees. After entering your regional convention registration information online, our system will allow studio and independent registrants the option of also registering for the competition.
The fees for both the convention and competition are combined at the completion of the online registration process. Participation in competitions is limited, so register early! Registrations received after the deadline will be charged an additional $10 per routine, space permitting. Online competition registration may be blocked at any time once the maximum amount of competition routines is reached. Entry fees are non-refundable. All competition fees are per person, per entry.
A dancers competition registration must fall under one, singular registration profile per event they are attending. In other words, a dancer registered under a studio profile cannot also register and compete under an individual profile at the same event.
Observer bands are not required for our competition. Open seating will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of competition on each day. Dupree Dance regional competitions are always held on Friday and Saturday and the competition start time varies depending on the number of entries scheduled to compete at each event.
Anyone registering for a solo, duo, or trio must be available to perform on Friday. It is also a possibility that a portion of our group, line and/or production competition may begin on Friday. Dupree Dance will always email registrants a general competition line-up 2-3 weeks prior to each event, which will allow participants a great window of time to plan ahead for their personal competition schedule.
Each dancer performing during our regional competition must wear their convention registration wristband. Dancers who are not registered for convention classes will not be permitted to compete. The only exception to this rule applies to adult dancers who perform in a Parent Number that is directly associated with a registered studio, or for any dancers registered in our Specialty Needs division that are directly associated with a registered studio. You may read more about Parent Numbers and Specialty Needs under ‘Dance Categories’.
Only 1 solo per dancer is permitted at our regional competitions.
Group (4-9 dancers)
Line (10-14 dancers)
Production (15-29 dancers)
Super Production (30+ dancers)
Solo ~ 3 minute max*
Duo/Trio ~ 3 minute max*
Group ~ 3 minute max*
Line ~ 4 minute max*
Production ~ 6 minute max*
Super Production ~ 6.5 minute max*
* Refer to extended time fees if your routines are more than 15 seconds past the time limit per division. Our regional competition rates and extended time fees may be found on our Rates page.
For a complete list of National Finals competition rules/regulations, please visit our National Finals event page.
Same Day Productions will offer Professional DVD and Photo Services of all your competition routines. The DVD and photo services are turned around that day so you can walk away with your videos before the weekend is over.
Photography and videotaping is strictly prohibited during competition.