UK Dance Competition
3 Industry Professional Judges, Audio Recorded Feedback + Agency Representation Opportunities At Every Event
TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL is the Dance Competition open to all ages, levels and styles. With heats across the whole of the UK and a Grand Finals event held in one of the UK's premier venues.
What is the TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL
Founded by Aaron Dwyer, TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL is the 'American Style' UK dance competition where performers of all ages and abilities can showcase their talents.
More than 'just a competition', TTS INTERNATIONAL is designed to be a full live show experience. Each event is presented by a professional host, features top industry judges, 'knockout' scholarship workshops and prizes including titles, awards and scholarships.
For the 2022/23 Season the TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL Schedule will include 10 regional heats and culminate with the GRAND FINALS event.
Where are the regional heats taking place?
In 2022/2023 TAKE THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL will be holding regional Dance Competition heats across the whole of the UK, with our season schedule including;
13th November 2022
(Earlybird offers end TBC)
4th December 2022
(Earlybird offers end TBC)
29th January 2023
(Earlybird offers end 23/12/2022)
11th & 12th February
(Earlybird offers end 14/01/2023)
18th March 2023
(Earlybird offers end 31/01/2023)
22nd & 23rd April 2023
(Earlybird offers end 20/01/2023)
30th April 2023
(Earlybird offers end 28/01/2022)
13th & 14th May 2023
(Earlybird offers end 10/02/2023)
TBC - Scotland Dance Competition
+ The annual TAKE THE STAGE Grand Finals Event
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 walkovers, 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.
ENTRY TYPES + TIME LIMITS
Time Limit: 2 min
2 or 3 Performers
Time Limit: 2 min 30 s
4 - 9 Performers
Time Limit: 3 min
10 + Performers
Time Limit: 4 min
20 + Performers
Time Limit: 5 min
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!