See all routines that have qualified for the Grand Final event
TAKE THE STAGE - the No.1 Dance Competition in the UK!
Golden Buzzer Round, Scholarship Workshops + Ultimate Dance Challenge
3 Industry professional judges + audio feedback
Awards, Titles, Scholarships + the Chance to compete for a £1,500 bursary!
WHAT IS THE TAKE THE STAGE GRAND FINALS?
TAKE THE STAGE is the ultimate dance competition for dancers of all ages, abilities and styles.
Last season saw over 1000 dancers competing and enjoying our comp days packed full of dance fun, education and opprtunities!
Featuring: our famous golden buzzer round, knockout workshops and tons of prizes, awards, titles and scholarships!
From our 8 yrs and under Mini category to our 18+ Adults, all ages are welcome!
We welcome the widest varieties of dance styles - performed by anything from Soloists to Productions (20+)
Our Novice and Competitive classifications make every performer feel at home
Who can enter the Dance Competition?
At TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL we pride ourselves on being the dance event for all ages and abilities. So whether you're younger or older, an advanced dancer or complete beginner - you'll be made to feel welcome at TTS.
Dancers of any age can compete at TTS INTL, which is why we set the standard with our competition age categories.
MINI - 8 yrs and under
JUNIOR - 9-11 yrs
TEEN - 12-14 yrs
SENIOR - 15-17 yrs
ADULT - 18+ yrs
*Age is determined by how old you are on 1st September 2022
**Duo/Trio age is determined by the oldest dancer
***Groups are determined by the average age of the dancers
If you're a dancer that feels ready to compete, then you are ready to hit our stage! Our two dance level categories mean that we do as much as we can to group you with dancers of similar experience.
This category allows new dancers to experience the competition world and get a feel for performing onstage.
For entries with both of the following:
-less than 2 years dancing experience
-little/ no previous competition experience
NOVICE entries are not eligible for title awards.
For experienced dancers with at least one of the following:
-2+ years of training
-Previous competition experience
COMPETITIVE entries are eligible for all awards
What types of routine can be performed at the Dance Competition?
At TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL we believe in variety, as it makes our dance comps some of the most inclusive in the UK. It's also true that by inviting a wide variety of dance styles - performed by anything from soloists to large groups - it makes the whole event a fantastic show for the spectators!
DANCE STYLES EXPLAINED
ACRO / CHEERLEADING
A routine that contains primarily gymnastic moves, including but not limited to walkover, front/back limbers, handstands, headstands, cartwheels, etc. there should be a blend of gymnastics and dance together.
A routine that includes classical ballet steps and technique.
A routine based on street movements or a derivative of this including commercial.
A routine that combines contemporary styles such as cunningham, graham, limone or hotron techniques. with lyrics to inspire movements to express emotions.
A routine: that consists of jazz technique.
A combination of jazz & ballet techniques to slow music, incorporating emotion and story.
A routine that must include tap technique - with no pre-recorded tap sounds in the music.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
A routine that features any style of dance to interpret a number from a broadway show or movie musical.
Routines in this category can either be a combination of multiple genres, or ones that do not easily fall into any other dance division.
3 INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL JUDGES
All of our competitions feature three judges, each with a different specialist dance style. Some of the incredible industry professionals we have had at our events have included;
What makes TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL the UK's ultimate dance competition?
LIVE AUDIO FEEDBACK
Feedback is a valuable part of our dance competitions, allowing industry professionals to give their comments live to every dancer.
As part of an entry with TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL the dancer will receive individual audio feedback, which gives those dancers recognition of the areas that they performed well, plus vital tips on how to improve in the future.
GIVING YOU PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUES AND HIGH QUALITY TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR ROUTINE STAND OUT!
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE ERIC MORCAMBE CENTRE
Our Grand Finals Venue;
The Eric Morecambe Centre,
Nearest car parking is at Amenbury Lane Car Park, which is located next to the Leisure Centre.
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