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Dance Competitions for Kids

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Are you a young dancer with talents beyond your age? Are you searching for a dance competition without strict age requirements? With the recent hype generated from the hit reality dance contest, "America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC)," many young adults are looking for dance competitions for those under the age of 13.

If you are under the age of 13 and would like to show the world your dancing abilities, take a look at the following list of dance competitions for kids. Perhaps entering a few of these competitions will help you prepare for your future debut on ABDC.

1. Beyond the Stars

Beyond the Stars strives to recognize the special talents and gifts of every dancer. Beyond the Stars strives to judge fairly and recognize the efforts of every dancer. Ages include Mini 4-6, Petite 7-9, Junior 10-12, Teen 13-15, Senior 16-20.

2. Kids Artistic Revue

The goal of Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) is to give young dancers the opportunity to showcase their talents in a positive environment, while still performing under the evaluation of highly qualified judges. Age divisions include the following: 4 and under, 5-6, 7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-19, adults 20 and above.

3. StarQuest

StarQuest is a widely known professional, fun dance competition awarding dance scholarships and prizes for all ages. revolutionized the dance competition industry. Parents are raving about StarQuest's computerized scoring and state of the art verbal critiquing abilties. Age ranges include 4 and under, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and over.

4. ShowStopper

For 30 years, Showstopper has boasted its commitment to excellence. This competition aims to provide every dancer with the best opportunity to display their talent. Age ranges are 4 to over 70.

5. Encore

Encore is one of the leading competition dance companies on the east coast of the United States. Encore's Grand Finals are held each summer in eastern US coastal cities. Competition open to dancers of all ages.

6. Hall of Fame Dance Challenge

A family-run business, Hall of Fame strives to promote a friendly family atmosphere. Hall of Fame believes that it is possible to maintain a high level of competition in a fun, personal, and low-stress atmosphere. There are five age divisions: Future Hall of Famers - 8 years old and under; Junior - 9-11 years old; Teen - 12-14 years old; Senior – 15-19 years old; pro-am – 20 and up.

7. Star Power

Beginning as an eleven city tour with one National Championship, StarPower has continued to grow, keeping its status as one of the largest talent competitions in America. Starpower's stages host tens of thousands of performers of all ages from coast to coast. Age ranges include 4 and under to 20 and over.

8. Star Systems

A family business, Star Systems is proud to utilize family members and close friends of their family. Most Star Systems employees are dancers that grew up in the competition industry or took dance as a child. Age ranges are 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-25, 26-39 and 40 and over.

9. Applause Talent

Applause Talent boasts over 30 regional events across the United States, with two national finals. Ages include 4 and under to 20 and over.

10. Showbiz

Showbiz National Talent was organized over 23 years ago and continues to develop programs for studio directors and dancers. Showbiz has set a standard of excellence by standing behind family values that are evident within every aspect of the company, making Showbiz a very memorable event to attend. Ages include 4 and under to 20 and above.

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