Frequently Asked Questions

Symposium Talent
What time do the doors open?

The doors open one hour prior to the start of the event.

Is there an admissions charge?

There is no admission charge to attend Symposium events. Programs of the days/weekends events are available at a minimal charge.  You can also purchase the premium features in our App!

DanceCompGenie Events can be found in the Google Play Store and the iTunes Store.  Premium Features will allow you to see the schedule in real time, download the program book and vote for the People’s Choice Award!

Are there assigned dressing rooms?

We assign dressing rooms when it is needed in a particular venue.  If you do not see a dressing area for boys and you are in need of one please see Alli backstage.

Are there trophies and awards for sale?

Trophies and lapel pins are available for purchase at the competition in limited quantities.

Do you accept checks?

We do not accept checks at our events. We do accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Will I be able to take photos or video?

No. Video recording and photography are strictly prohibited. This is first and foremost for the safety of our children.  No one wants strangers taking pictures of their kids.  This rule is also in place to protect the teachers and their choreography. We have a photographer and videographer at most events.

When and where do I turn in my music?
Studios MUST upload their music in our registration system, no exceptions.
iPod, iPhone, Android or tablet users: 
1. please create a Symposium playlist with your studio code in the playlist title, 
2. label each track with the routine number AND proper routine title. 
3. Device must be surrendered to the DJ for the duration of the session 
4. Device is unlocked (with no time out) 
5. Device settings are on -“do-not-disturb” or “airplane mode” for the duration of the session.
Do you accept independent entries?

No, we do not currently accept independent entries. All entries must be made by a dance studio.

What are the levels of competition?

Classic, Select, and Elite.  Descriptions of each level can be found under Rules and Regulations on our website.  

How does your scoring work?

All routines are scored on both an adjudicated system and a placement system.  All routines will receive a medal award (Bronze, Silver, Gold, High Gold and Diamond)  based upon their score.  We award 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places to the highest scoring routines in each category.  

Points Available Per Judge:

Neatness and Appearance – 6

Stage Presence – 10

Overall Impression – 12

Routine – 14

Technique – 18

Three judges give a total available points of 180.  

177.01 – 180.00 DIAMOND
174.00 – 177.00 HIGH GOLD
169.00 – 173.99 GOLD
164.00 – 168.99 SILVER