On this page, you will find a brief overview of important information about this event. We are working extremely hard to make our On The Floor® (OTF) nationals an event like no other. Join us this summer for a week you won’t forget!


Registration

Registration for The Event, The Ultimate Finals is easy and hassle-free. You can register multiple entries right from your computer with our easy-to- use online system through DanceBUG. Create a DanceBUG account on our website or update your existing account to keep up-to- date with the latest news about the events you will be attending. Visit www.onthefloor.ca/registration for additional information.


Rules & Regulations

Please read all of the rules and regulations carefully. It is the responsibility of the studio to follow all of OTF’s rules and regulations. At OTF, we are all about promoting a fun, friendly, and safe environment. In order to run a fair competition, we ask that every participant abide by the same rules. Also to show good sportsmanship, we ask that others attending the competition respect the rules and follow proper theatre etiquette.

Our regular rules and regulations apply to The Event, The Ultimate Finals. Please refer to www.onthefloor.ca/rules-and-regulations for additional information.


The Ultimate AllStar

The Top 5 soloists from each division (Division 5 is not eligible) at an OTF Regional Event are invited to compete to be named The Ultimate OTF AllStar in two divisions: 12 and under (male and female) and 13 and over (male and female).

The Ultimate OTF AllStar winner will be awarded a title jacket and the chance to assist at any OTF intensive. They will also receive the opportunity to perform in our SickKids Gala (for 13 & over) and participate in our #Giveback Video Shoot – as well as the opportunity to join us at any following year regional competition to perform their solo in our Ultimate Battle.

Requirements
Dancers must take part in the following:

  1. Solo Competition: 12 and under (male and female) and 13 and over (male and female) dancers compete their qualifying solo from regionals in this separate competition
  2. Workshop Classes: Dancers must take four of the five offered workshop classes
  3. Audition Class: Dancers are required to partake in the mock audition class which will be in ballet and jazz styles
  4. Opening Number: Dancers are required to attend every rehearsal for the Final Battle opening number, unless there are rehearsal conflicts

The Ultimate Finals Battle

The Ultimate Finals Battle will be separated in two divisions: 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. To be eligible, a studio must have entered at least 20 entries into the event and seven or more must be group routines. Each routine in The Ultimate Finals Battle must be either a small group, large group, line, or extended line. OTF reserves the right to make adjustments if necessary. For example, if an event has less than 10 studios participating two or more routines per studio might be chosen or OTF may choose a number from a studio who entered less than 20 numbers to fill up the spots in The Ultimate Finals Battle. The battle excludes all pre-competitive, novice, professional, solo, duet, and trio categories and divisions.

* OTF reserves the right to make any necessary changes


Judging

Routines performed at OTF events are judged by a panel of three qualified adjudicators who will award a mark out of 100 points – broken down into the categories of technique and style (60 points) and performance and overall appearance (40 points).


Overall Awards

Solo / Duet / Trio
Top 10 scoring for Competitive Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

  • 9th Runner Up – Scholarship and Certificate
  • 8th Runner Up – Scholarship and Certificate
  • 7th Runner Up – Scholarship and Certificate
  • 6th Runner Up – Scholarship and Certificate
  • 5th Runner Up – Scholarship and Certificate
  • 4th Runner Up – Scholarship and Certificate
  • 3rd Runner Up – Medal, Scholarship, and Certificate
  • 2nd Runner Up – Medal and Cash Award
  • 1st Runner Up – Medal and Cash Award
  • 1st Overall – Trophy and Cash Award

Groups / Lines / Extended Lines
Top 10 scoring for Competitive Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

  • 9th Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 8th Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 7th Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 6th Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 5th Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 4th Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 3rd Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 2nd Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 1st Runner Up – OTF Overall Circle, Scholarship, and Bracelets
  • 1st Overall – Trophy, Cash Award, and Bracelets

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

Solo / Duet / Trio
Top 10 scoring for Pre-Competitive/Novice Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

  • 9th Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • 8th Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • 7th Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • 6th Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • 5th Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • 4th Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • 3rd Runner Up – Certificate and Scholarship
  • 2nd Runner Up – Medal and Scholarship
  • 1st Runner Up – Medal and Scholarship
  • 1st Overall – Trophy and Cash Award

Groups / Lines / Extended Lines
Top 10 scoring for Pre-Competitive/Novice Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

  • 9th Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 8th Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 7th Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 6th Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 5th Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 4th Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 3rd Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 2nd Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 1st Runner Up – Bracelets, Scholarship, and OTF Award Circle
  • 1st Overall – Bracelets, Trophy, and Cash Award

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

We are excited to be carrying our special awards through to our nationals events!

Viewers’ Choice
At OTF, 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, receiving a cash reward.

#Giveback Award
The winner will receive $1,000 to donate to their charity of choice. Please contact us at dance@onthefloor.ca for more information on how you can be eligible for this award.

Judges’ Choice
Adjudicators will choose one routine that caught their eye during the competition and award them a plaque and cash reward for various categories, listed below.

  • Outstanding Choreography
  • Outstanding Costume
  • Highest Mark Pre-Competitive
  • Highest Mark Novice
  • Highest Mark Competitive

The Ultimate Studio
OTF 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 studio to work together and support one another while also being respectful to others. Studios considered for this award must have 15 groups entered from three of the four divisions. Judges choose based on full-package performance. The winning studio will receive a cash reward. Must have minimum five studios entered and over 800 entries to announce winner.

* Studio of the Year winner will automatically forfeit any other winnings (other than solo winnings) from The Event in order to claim their Grand Prize.  

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