100 Points

Technique & Style 60% • Performance & Overall Appearance 40%


Routines performed at On The Floor (OTF) competitions are judged by a panel of three qualified adjudicators who will award a mark out of 100. The three marks will then be averaged to come up with the final mark for the performance. This could result in numerous routines winning in each award level. Every awards session will include critiques from a special awards judge. This judge will then award various routines based on creativity, technique and a variety of other dance elements.

Silver

76 to 79.9

Gold

80 to 84.9

Diamond

85 to 88.9

Platinum

89 to 91.9

Titanium

92 to 94.9

On The Floor

95+

Competitive Overall Awards

Solo / Duet / Trio
Top five scoring for competitive Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4

  • Fourth Runner Up – Scholarship and Certificate
  • Third Runner Up – Scholarship, and Certificate
  • Second Runner Up – Medal and Cash Award
  • First Runner Up – Medal and Cash Award
  • First Overall – Trophy and Cash Award

Groups / Lines / Extended Lines
Top five scoring for competitive Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4

  • Fourth Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • Third Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • Second Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • First Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • First Overall – Bracelets, Trophy, and Cash Award

* for all of the above, must be three or more in a division to have overall placings


Pre-Competitive / Novice Overall Awards

Solo / Duet / Trio
Top five scoring for pre-competitive / novice Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4

  • Fourth Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • Third Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • Second Runner Up – Medal and Scholarship
  • First Runner Up – Medal and Scholarship
  • First Overall – Trophy and Cash Award

Groups / Lines / Extended Lines
Top five scoring for pre-competitive / novice Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4

  • Fourth Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • Third Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • Second Runner Up –Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • First Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award
  • First Overall – Bracelets, Trophy, and Cash Award

* for all of the above, must be three or more in a division to have overall placings


Specialty Overall Awards

Viewers’ Choice
At On The Floor, we like to get everyone involved, so we created the Viewers’ Choice Award. Vote for your favourite piece and the winner will be chosen by the highest number of votes.

Judges’ Choice

Adjudicators will choose one routine that caught their eye during the competition and award them a plaque for each of the following categories:

  • Outstanding Costume
  • Outstanding Choreography
  • Highest Mark Competitive
  • Highest Mark Pre-Competitive
  • Highest Mark Novice
  • Highest Overall Competitive Production
  • Most Potential Dancer
  • Most Creative Concept

Team Spirit Award

On The Floor is all about team spirit. We want to make sure that everyone has a positive and inspiring experience. We believe it is important as a team to work together and support one another while also being respectful to other studios, so the entire On The Floor staff will choose a studio that shows amazing team spirit throughout the competition.

Ultimate Dancer On The Floor

Each judge will award an Ultimate Dancer On The Floor. This dancer will receive a spot to perform in our annual A Night for SickKids Gala.

Ultimate On The Floor Award

This prestigious award is given to one studio during each competition weekend. We have called it the Ultimate because it encompasses everything that OTF is about. Beyond hard work and  versatility in dance styles, winners must have a cooperative spirit, support each other, and show respectful, positive attitudes at all times. The winning studio will receive a $500 cash prize.


Trophies

Donation Station
This year, we will be giving dancers, teachers, and directors the option to drop off their trophies, medals, and ribbons won from the competition at our Donation Station. At the end of the competition season, we will donate the total value of all of these trophies, medals, and ribbons to SickKids Childlife Department.

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Ultimate Battle

By consensus of the judges, the favourite number from each studio will be chosen to compete in The Ultimate Battle at the end of the competition. There will be a battle for 12 and under and 13 and over. These numbers will be chosen based on what the judges remember as memorable pieces and ones that stand out. A number of criteria will also be kept in mind while choosing these pieces, from highest marks, choreography, execution, technique, and overall concept. To be eligible, a studio must have entered at least 20 entries into the competition and seven or more must be group routines. Each routine in The Ultimate Battle must be either a small group, large group, line, or extended line.

On The Floor reserves the right to make adjustments if necessary. For example, if a weekend has fewer than 10 studios participating, two or more routines per
studio might be chosen. Or, OTF may choose a number from a studio who entered fewer than 20 numbers to fill up the spots in The Ultimate Battle.

The battle excludes all pre-competitive, novice, professional, solo, duet, and trio categories and divisions. Directors will be given their battle outline on Saturday night with the final adjustment by Sunday at lunch, depending on location and entries

The Ultimate Battle Showcase
The top solos from Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4 will be eligible to have the opportunity to perform and showcase their numbers during The Ultimate Battle.

Ultimate Battle Awards

  • Three dances in division – one champion awarded cash and trophy
  • Four dances in division – Top 2 awarded cash and trophy
  • Five or more dances in division – Top 3 awarded cash and trophy

* must be a minimum of three entries in each battle to proceed with division in the battle