Frequently Asked Questions

Before the Competition:

Where is the exact location of the Competition?
How do I know when my child is dancing?
Do you accept independent entries?
My family wants to come watch the competition, is it free to watch?
When do I need to arrive at the Competition?
I see an issue with my child’s entry, what do I do?

At the Competition:

Is video taping/taking photographs allowed at the competition?
What happens when Elite Dance Challenge runs ahead of schedule?
Do you give overalls in every level?
Where do I get my child’s scores?

After the Competition:

How do I order a plaque or trophy?
I forgot to order a photo or video. Who do I contact?
How do I get my video critique?
My child was invited to be on the Elite Performance Team; can your please explain what’s involved?


Where is the exact location of the Competition?
Go to our Tour Dates page and click on your competition city. The street address of the venue as well as a link to directions to the venue can be found there

How do I know when my child is dancing?
The Competition Schedule will be emailed to the Studio Owner approximately 10 days prior to the competition. We cannot release schedule information to parents so please contact your Studio Owner/Director for this information

Do you accept independent entries?
No

My family wants to come watch the competition, is it free to watch?
Yes, all competitions are open to the public and there is no fee to attend.

When do I need to arrive at the Competition?
Please ask your Studio Owner/Director to find out when he or she wants you to arrive at the Competition. Because we do tend to run early, we ask that all dancers be ready to compete at least 1 hour prior to their scheduled time. Anyone in the audience hoping to watch a particular dancer or dance should be there one hour ahead of time as well.

I see an issue with my child’s entry, what do I do?
Please address this issue with your Studio Owner/Director. Elite Dance Challenge will only accept changes from the Studio Owner/Director.

Is video taping/taking photographs allowed at the competition?
For the safety of your children and the protection of choreography, absolutely NO videotaping or photography is allowed during the Competition. We will have a professional photographer and videographer at all of our events and photographs will be available for purchase. We have made this policy for your child’s protection. There is no way for us to know that you are only taking photos and videos of your child or studio. You may take photos and videos during our award ceremonies.

What happens when Elite Dance Challenge runs ahead of schedule?
Should the event run ahead of its scheduled time, performers should still plan to be ready to perform early.

Do you give overalls in every level?
Yes, EDC awards overall high scores in all our levels. However, scholarships and cash awards are only given to winners in the intermediate and competitive levels. All cash prizes are awarded to the Studio.

Where do I get my child’s scores?
All scoring information goes to the Studio Owner/Director.

How do I order a plaque or trophy?
You can purchase a trophy or place an order for a plaque at the competition at our Merchandise Table. If it is after the competition and you would still like to order, please email us: info@elitedancechallenge.net.

I forgot to order a photo or video. Who do I contact?
Email Dance Snaps for photos at support@dancesnaps.com and DRC Video at support@drcvideo.com for videos.

How do I get my video critique?
Judges Critiques are available for viewing, by the Studio Owner/Director only, the Tuesday evening following the event. Video Judge sends the login information and password to the Studio Director. Studio Directors – if you have not received your login information or there are problems with your critiques please contact support@videojudge.com.

My child was invited to be on the Elite Performance Team; can your please explain what’s involved?
At our Regional Competitions and Fall Conventions, dancers are invited to participate on the Elite Performance Team. If your child chooses to accept the invitation, they will learn a routine that will be performed prior to award ceremonies and during the Dance Off at Nationals. Dancers who choose to participate will receive an Elite Team tank top (to be worn during the performance), personalized EDC sweatshirt, and trophy. Dancers will also be eligible for scholarships and cash prizes. If a dancer chooses to participate, the Elite Team application must be turned into their Competition Team Director with the $175 fee. The EDC office must receive all Elite Team application forms and fees by Saturday, May 21, 2016. A dancer does not have to compete at or have their studio attend Nationals to participate on the Elite Performance Team.