OPEN CALL COMPETITION
at PULSE & Camp PULSE Summer Finale
Open Call is the competition connecting dancers to career opportunities in a professional performance atmosphere. Our specialized judges' panel includes today's top dancers, talent agents, directors, and choreographers. Through these various industry collaborations, we offer unique pathways for dancers of all ages to transition from the pre-professional level to the professional working industry.
We invite all registered dancers to perform any number of their choice (solo, duet, trio, quartet, small group, large group, etc) in front of a panel of Open Call Judges. Each routine will be scored and will also receive audio/visual critique. Performers will have the opportunity to be chosen to:
- Perform in our Opening or Closing Number at the Final Night Gala
- Re-perform in our Scholarship Ceremony on Saturday afternoon
- Receive Scholarships and Awards
- Eligibility for our PULSE Choreographer Award
*Dancers participating in Open Call Competition must arrive Tuesday, July 10th to check in from 8:30-10:00am. Competition will begin Tuesday, July 10th at 10:30am.
Solo: 1 dancer on stage
Title Solo: 1 dancer on stage
Duo: 2 dancers on stage
Trio: 3 dancers on stage
Small Group: 4-9 dancers on stage
Large Group: 10-15 dancers on stage
Line: 16-21 dancers on stage
Production: 22+ dancers on stage
Standard Fee (One Month Prior)
PETITE: 6 & Under
JUNIOR: 7 – 9
PRE-TEEN: 10 – 12
TEEN: 13 – 15
SENIOR: 16 – 18
PRE-PROFESSIONAL: 19 & Older
*ALL AGES FOR REGIONAL AND NATIONAL COMPETITIONS ARE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018.
SOLOS/DUOS/TRIOS: 3:00 Minutes
SMALL GROUPS: 3:15 Minutes
LARGE GROUPS: 3:30 Minutes
LINES: 5:00 Minutes
PRODUCTIONS: 6:00 Minutes
BLACK DIAMOND: 389 – 400
HIGH GOLD: 381 – 388.99
GOLD: 367 – 380.99
HIGH SILVER: 355 – 366.99
SILVER: 335 – 354.99
BRONZE: 316 – 334.99
The two competing performance levels (Apprentice or Company) should be determined at the discretion of the teacher. These two levels will apply to all Age Divisions.
Our entry level of competition. This performance level will be open to dancers who have minimum training and competition experience. We encourage those that are still working on double pirouettes to register at this level. *Please note these are guidelines for the levels. It is not mandatory that you enter the Apprentice Level if you are new to the dance competition world.
Our premiere level of competition. This performance level will consist of dancers who are well acquired with the competition world and who are looking to make a career in dance. Only those registered in the Company performance level are eligible to compete in our Title Category Division to become OC’s Lead Role. All Line and Productions are required to compete in this level. Soloists competing in the company level may NOT compete in the apprentice level for duo/trio/groups.
Any misuse of performance levels is at the discretion of Open Call and may result in a point deduction and/or possible disqualification.
Please contact Allison@PulseDanceExperience.com for further information of performance levels and guidelines.
In addition to the adjudicated awards, if there are three or more entries in a category, a competitive, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place will be announced in each age division and category.
High Score Awards
Once each age division and category division have been completed there will be an announcement of the overall high scoring top 5 routines from each age division; Petite, Junior, Pre-Teen, Teen, & Senior
ie. Junior top 5 routines from:
1. Solo • 2. Duo/Trio • 3. Small Group/ Large Group • 4. Production/Line
Overall High Score Awards
We will announce Open Call’s Overall High Score for both 12 & Under and 13 & Older. Overall High Scores are divided up between Solo/ Duo/ & Trios and Groups/ Lines/ & Productions. These awards will be announced at each relevant awards ceremony.
COMPETING FOR THE OPEN CALL LEAD ROLE
Only those registered in the Company Level are eligible to compete for our Open Call Lead Role Title. Soloists registered in the Title Solo division will perform throughout the scheduled solo division.
Please note Title Solos are not eligible for High Score Awards, but are eligible for Overall High Score Awards. Should you happen to be the only Title Soloist entered in your age division you will be competing against yourself, needing at least a compiled score of 291 to receive the Male/Female Lead Role Title.
*Our Lead Role winners will be featured on Open Call's website, Facebook, Instagram and print ads. Those soloists who are awarded LEAD ROLE in a regional city will be eligible to compete for the National Male/Female PRINCIPAL LEAD ROLE Title at our Final Callback
At The Final Callback our Solo Title division will be judged separately and will be announced during our Final Awards Ceremony. Those registered in our Pre-professional age division are not eligible to compete for the Lead Role Title.
The Opening and Closing Number is an opportunity for select dancers who have performed in our Open Call Competition on Tuesday afternoon to be chosen to perform in a piece that will open/close the Final Night Gala. Our judges will choose their top performers and place them into either the Opening or Closing Number. The Opening Number is choreographed by Mika Santo and the Closing Number is choreographed by Frankie Zulfernio.
PRINCIPAL LEAD ROLE
Those soloists that were awarded Lead Role in a regional city are eligible to compete for our Final Callback Principal Lead Role title. Our Principal Lead Role winners will have a photo shoot and will be featured on our website, social media, and marketing materials. Our Principal Lead Role competition will be held during our Battle Royale Finals on Friday night.
We are still accepting entries on-site for our Improv Showdown. Dancers are divided between 12 & Under and 13 & Older. All dancers competing in the Improv Showdown from each age division will dance on stage together and have four counts of eight to improv individually. Each dancer receives a score on a 5 point scale. The top dancer from each age division will receive a scholarship announced during the awards ceremony. $35/dancer
Each qualified winner from regionals may register to compete to become the face of Open Call. In addition to submitting your head shot / full body shot you will have a photo shoot on-site, judged by our elite panel, to decide our 2019 cover model! *You may also enter on-site for $35/dancer. To enter, bring an 8" x 10" photo, full-body or headshot, in black and white or color. Please write your name, age and studio on the back of the photo.