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Dance4Kids Invitational® And SKILLS Sport-Dance Games® FAQ

Updated: 2 days ago

ELEVATE Dance Conference June 22-23 Boston MA

Dance4Kids Brands and SKILLS Sport-Dance Games® offer alternatives to the current studio dance organizational and competition model offering teachers, studio owners, school dance team coaches, public school districts and college dance teams, and after school enrichment programs event ownership. It is a competitive achievement for what you offer in your dance classrooms, based in proper ballet training for the four domains of dance education. Dance4Kids Invitational® is a stand alone event that follows the guidelines of SKILLS Sport Dance Games, but is an event for Novice and Primary Dancers ONLY. Both are held in each continental state, WE ARE NOT A TOUR YOU ARE THE EVENT MANAGERS IN YOUR STATE AND COUNTIES. THE PROFIT IS YOURS, NOT OURS

Here are our FAQs from you and to you!

Your Questions To Us!

How Can An Individual(s) Own An Event?

Studio dance competitions are currently owned by one person or a small group of people. Why can’t you as an individual, a studio, or dance educator own a D4KI/SKILLS event? Studio dance competitions are often TOURS. D4KI/SKILLS are events that are held in specific areas of a state, creating their own regional tour without the complexity of hiring teams to travel or asking judges to subjectively score routines based on their experience as professional dancers who were once studio dancers.

How Can You Assure That The Events Are Scored Objectively?

Jann Davis created the original adjudicated score system that is used globally by studio dance competitions. The D4KI/SKILLS score system is completely different. Based on the EXPECTATIONS For Dance Curriculum Frameworks®, the D4KI/SKILLS method of scoring is based on the curriculum rubrics attendees at our events are introduced to.

Rubrics are used in public education for specific skills students are required to meet in specific subjects. They are not based on a scoring of up to 100 points, but on how well a student achieves in the classroom, allowing for future improvement. EXPECTATIONS are part of the overall concept introducing a modern model for dance education and the dance classroom.

Why Are There No Solos-Duo-Trios Or Small Groups?

D4KI/SKILLS is team based, meaning the entries are for teams only beginning at 8 members divided by educational grades. Dance Meets® are based on what content SKILLS level students achieve, size of the team and size of the entering studio to keep the meets leveled. Dance4Kids Invitationals® and SKILLS for facilities is limited to entrants who are in a current school grade K-3. Year two advances to students in school grades 4-12. the complexity of the content of skills and choreography allows students who have competed to be entered into a meet on the same day but not in the same section.

What Is The Per Student Entry Fee?

The entry fee per student is $60, which we do post on our websites, additional fees by facilities is their responsibility to explain to their students. The fee includes both sections of play compulsory and creative for five minutes of performance-achievement play. Each meet is scheduled for 90-minutes of play, like a sports game. Each meet day contains four SKILLS games. SKILL games can be played on a weekend or as an after school. After school meets allow for 2 games per meet. This is explained in full at a seminar.

How Is The Score System Different From The One Currently Used By Dance Competitions?

This is explained at our Tour Around America seminars. The scoring is rubric based, for an overall impression. Hire Jann for a seminar in your state this spring. These rules, guidelines and score system cannot be plagiarized as they are under an educational site license which is purchased by four to five members of a COLLABORATIVE TEAM.

How Are Adjudicators And Convention Instructors Paid?

Teaching dance is a part-time endeavor. If an adjudicator/convention-master instructor actively recruits studios into seminars or conventions, there is a base salary plus a commission for recruitment efforts, this applies to all of our seminars too, as we hire Master Teachers from the faculty of a facility that hosts our seminars.

How do I purchase the EXPECTATIONS For Dance® Curriculum Frameworks Educational Site License?

Jann is committed to making all programs under the educational site license affordable and profitable. By hosting a seminar, (your seat at the seminar is complimentary as host), you agree to recruiting 12 to 20 other like-minded individuals, (members of your facility’s teaching team are not included, there is a different fee for an only studio attendance), other studio owners/instructors, educational dance team coaches or after-school enrichment program directors to the seminar.

The site license is for two to three years with a fee of $2500 for two years and $3750 for three. The fee can be divided into four or five equal payments by a group of four or five individuals creating a COLLABORATIVE TEAM, payment is due before meets or classes can be scheduled by a facility or our logos placed on websites. Collaborative teams may be up to five like-minded owners/teachers/coaches. There are a limited number of site licenses available for each state, All entry fees, convention fees, and Montage Choreography By Design® coaching workshops are the LICENSEES, not ours. Licensees are required to sign a non-disclosure-non-compete agreement. You are paying for it, it is your profit, why openly share it with others so it can be plagiarized as the current studio dance competitions are? Educational site licenses are renewable or one may choose not to continue, revert the license back to the Jann Davis Company so it can be sold to another. Collaborative Teams hold four (4) to eight (8) regional events, one for each member of your Collaborative Team. SKILLS offer local, regional, and state events. Dance4Kids are local events only.


$60 Per Team Member Times 12 Members On A Team EQUALS $600

$600 Times 5 Teams Per Meet Session Times 4 Teams Per Meet Day EQUALS $12,000

$12,000 Times A 2-Day Weekend Meet EQUALS $24,000 Base Income Before Expenses Or Fees Collected As The Gate And Vendors

Our Questions To You!

Do you have a smaller number of student dance team members whose parents cannot afford the current studio dance competition circuit? Are you in an area of the country where the larger competitions do not come to? Are you looking for a way to increase student involvement, so students can learn more, but your parent clients do not want to overwhelm their child or themselves in something not viewed as a sport? How do you answer a parent's question "what will my child learn this year"?

Questions? Text 781-742-3173 Monday to Thursday from 10:00AM to 3:00 PM EST.


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