Competitive dance covers a range of different dance styles, including ballroom, ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop- modern, and tap. Competitive dancers may also compete solo or as part of a dance company. In fact, most of the competitive dance industry consists of dance companies or groups.
In order to win the competition, the dance company must score the most points granted by the judges. This score is based on technique, costumes, music, performance, and difficult level of the performance. Each category is often based on the type of dance and the age of the participants.
Dancing further requires the person to be very fit. It’s a physically demanding sport which involves balance, coordination, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Usually, dancers train year-round to keep in shape for competition time. Competition usually takes place from January to August.