The Kalahari room blocks are now open to make new reservations! Please use the following links. Any existing reservations can still be changed.
June 17-21 (regionals)
July 22-26 (nationals)
New Booking Links for Kalahari
Dear Starz Friends and Families,
If you already have hotel reservations for the Kalahari and would like to move your rooms to either our new regional June 17th to the 21st or to our new Nationals July 22nd to the 26th, you must do this by the end of the day Wednesday April 1st. You may still move your reservations after April 1st but you may not be guaranteed a room. Starting on April 2nd the room blocks will open up for new room reservations. Kalahari update!
Please use the following links to make changes to your reservations.
Please do not call the Kalahari as they do not have the staff at this time to accommodate.
Also a couple of reminders for the rest of the 2020 season.
- You do not have to compete at a regional to qualify for Nationals.
- You can move your current registration to any of our other competition weekends.
Starz Update 3/25/20
We hope everyone is doing well in these unusual times. We have been monitoring the situation and working with our venues on rescheduling events. As we all know, it is a day to day process. With that being said, we have some updates to share.
The following dates are currently scheduled with our venues. Please be aware this is all tentative due to the ever changing situation. We will keep you all updated with changes as they happen and when the information becomes available. If you are already registered for a competition and a different location/date works better for you and your studio, your routines can be moved. Also if your location is not on this list, your routines can be moved. We are still in talks with other venues about rescheduling dates.
- May 1-3 – Fargo, ND
- May 8-10 – Chicago, IL
- May 22-24 – Duluth, MN
- May 29-31 – Dubuque, IA
- June 12-14 – Sioux Falls, SD
- June 17-21 – Wisconsin Dells, WI
- June 17-21 – Monticello, MN
- June 24-28 – Cedar Rapids, IA
- July 22-26 – Wisconsin Dells, WI (Nationals)
Keep an eye on our social media platforms as we start posting video of dance challenges and classes to keep you and your dancers moving!
An Update From Starz
Due to the ever changing nature of information pertaining to COVID-19, we have some updates to share. With each city/state implementing their own regulations the following locations have been postponed and rescheduled at this time:
- St Louis (Mar 13-15)
- Duluth (Mar 13-15)
- Sioux Falls (Mar 27-29)
- Minneapolis (Mar 27-29)
We are working with the venues to confirm for a later date and we will share that information when it becomes available. As things change we will be updating the studios via email, as well as posting to the news link on our website and social media platforms.
Starz Dance Competition 2020 Rule Changes
Starz Dance Competition 2020 CHANGES
Seniors are now eligible to compete at the New Starz level. Dancers should have less than 2 years competition experience and 2 hours or less dance classes per week.
Rising Starz & Starz Rule Change
Starting this 2020 season, Rising Starz group routines will have a 20% ratio automatically applied at registration. This means if a Rising Starz group routine consists of more than 20% Starz level dancers, the routine will not be allowed to register at the Rising Starz level, instead, this routine must compete at the Starz level. We at Starz Dance Competition are happy to announce this new change and we believe this will help us to continue providing a fair competition experience. Each season we continue to improve and better this competition using all the feedback we have received over our 30 year history as a competition.
8 (RS) Dancers, 2 (S) Dancers – Rising Starz Large Group – 20% acceptable
8 (RS) Dancers, 3 (S) Dancers – Starz Large Group – 27% must compete up
22(RS) Dancers, 5 (S) Dancers – Rising Starz Line – 18% acceptable
22(RS) Dancers, 6 (S) Dancers – Starz Line – 21% must compete up
Do not worry, the online registration will automatically prevent a routine from being added at the incorrect level.
Thank you all for your understanding and we look forward to an incredible season!
We are excited to announce that the top 2 highest scoring Rising Starz Soloist from each studio are now eligible to be selected as Standout Dancers.
Starz Dance Competition asks that you always enter dances at the appropriate level (NS,RS,S) with the highest level of integrity, and thus allowing for a fair competition. If it comes to our attention that a dancer or a routine is purposefully competing down a level, we reserve the right to take suitable action, i.e., adjudicated score, ineligible for High Point, correcting level (NS to RS, RS to S), including disqualification.
Grand National Rule Changes
Grand National Finals 2019
The Grand National Finals will begin on Sunday June 16th.
We will be starting with the Solo & Duo/Trio Shootout. The top 3 highest scoring Starz Solos and top 3 highest scoring Duo/Trios will compete against each other in this year’s Grand National Shootout.
The Mini, Preteen, Teen and Senior (excluding adults), will get the opportunity to re-compete their routine in a randomly chosen order in front of all 6 National judges. The top 3 highest scoring Rising Starz level solos and duo/trios from Mini, Preteen, Teen and Senior (excluding adults) will also re-compete in front of all 6 National judges. Each studio is only allowed to have one routine in each age division at each level. This spectacular Shootout will start at 8:00am and will feature the best of the Solos & D/T’s that the Nationals have to offer. Awards will be given to all Shootout routines. The award ceremony will take place after all Solos & D/T’s have competed at both levels.
*If a dancer from the same studio qualifies in both a solo and a duo/trio the studio will be allowed time to accommodate for a costume change (not to exceed 10 mins).
The final event of the competition will be the amazing Grand National Finals for the group routines. The top 4 Starz level mini, pre-teen, teen and senior groups will have the chance to re-compete for the titles of Mini Grand National Champion, Pre-teen Grand National Champion, Teen Grand National Champion, and Senior Grand National Champion. The top 4 Rising Starz groups for each level will also be given the opportunity to re-compete using the same format as the Starz level. This will give your dancers the possibility of once again performing the dances they have been working so hard on all year long. Each studio is only allowed to have one routine in each age division at each level. The results will be based on the highest scores from small groups and large groups.
Production and Line Shootout. The Three highest scoring production routines at both the Starz & Rising Starz level will re-compete to be the Grand National Production Champions. The three highest scoring line routines at the Starz & Rising Starz levels will also re-compete and become the Grand National Line Champions!
Dancers winning the high points in the categories of small group, large group, lines and production are encouraged to stay until they are informed of the qualifying results for Sunday’s Grand Nationals.
However, winning 1st over-all high point does not necessarily mean your routine will be in the finals. It could be bumped out by another routine in a different category of the same age. For example: If Studio A has a mini small group that wins 1st place high-point with a score of 292.15 but later the same studio has a mini large group that does not win a highpoint but has a score that is higher, the mini large group from Studio A bumps the small group from Studio A even though the small group was ranked higher in its category. Only 4 dances from the Starz level and 4 from the Rising Starz level in the mini division are chosen for the Grand National Groups regardless if they are a small group, large group. This is the same for pre-teen, teen, and seniors.
Studios that have more than one routine that qualifies in each age group for the Grand National Groups may choose which routine will advance(highest qualifying is always recommended).
As each age group finalizes the Grand National information will update. The Grand Nationals Solo & D/T’s Shootout will begin at Sunday at 8:00am and immediately following the Shootout there will be an awards. Our Stand-Out Dancer routine will open up this Spectacular event at 12:45pm prior to the Start of the Grand National Groups. The Grand National Group Finals will begin at 1:00pm and finish by 5:45pm.
All dancers and parents are encouraged to stay and watch the show even if they are not participating. The top Rising Starz and Starz routines of the Grand National Finals will win a trophy. The Overall Highest Score for the week will win a $500 cash prize. We are excited to have this special event that will include our Rising Starz dancers in both the Shootout and the Grand Nationals this year. The New Starz Level does not qualify for the Grand Nationals.
These events are a wonderful way for studios to support one another and for dancers to cheer each other on!
On behalf of all of us at Starz we want to wish all the dancers the best of luck and hope this year’s event will be one to always remember.
Good Luck to you and See you in the Wisc Dells!!
We want your best photos!
We are excited to announce Starz Top Shot! We are looking for the best photo from each weekend, submitted by you! Here’s how it works:
Find your best photo from the weekend
Register for your chance to win Top Shot at the retail table ($10 entry fee, 1 photo per routine)
The winner will be announced at the final awards of the weekend.
The winner from each competition will be featured on our Facebook page and will be entered into the final round to vie for a shot at our 2019 nationals cover or a 2020 regionals cover! All winners will be featured in the 2019 nationals program.
Compete for the Title! Bring your best solos to win Miss/Mr Starz!
New Mailing Address
Starz Dance Competition has moved locations! So please mail all materials now to:
1791 200 St E Farmington MN 55024