2022 Grand finals awards

At Encore DCS, we feel that EVERYONE should be recognized for their achievement in performing on stage. We also believe in the true spirit of competition by only recognizing one first place in each category. In addition to recognizing 1st-5th place winners in each category, each routine will receive an Encore DCS Pin recognizing their Silver, Gold, High Gold, Platinum, or Diamond Performance! Elite routines with a near perfect score are eligible to receive our prestigious “Mic Drop” award. The following is an explanation of the scoring system used at our events based on a 100 Point Scale by a panel of 3 judges. Note: If 4 judges are present, the lowest score will be dropped.

DivisionMic DropDiamondPlatinumHigh GoldGold
Shining Star300-282281.9-266265.9-251250.9-210
Recreational300-282281.9-266265.9-251250.9-210
Competitive300-284283.9-270269.9-255254.9-210
Elite300-294293.9-284283.9-270269.9-255254.9-210
Pro-Am300-284283.9-270269.9-255254.9-210
The following is a breakdown of awards that are given in each category for all division and age groups:

SOLOISTS:
1st PlaceBanner and Medal
2nd-- 5th PlaceMedal
DUET/TRIOS:
1st - 2nd Place1 Banner, Medals for Each participant
2nd - 5th PlaceMedals for Each Participant
GROUPS:
1st Place1 Banner for Each Group, Pins for Each Participant
2nd - 5th PlacePins for Each Participant

Grand Finals Overall Awards

The following awards are given in Recreational, Competitive, Elite and Pro Am and in all age divisions. Overall, Top 3, Top 5, or Top 10 Placements will be recognized in each division based on the number of entries. Vocal and Song & Dance entries will be excluded from the dance overalls, but will be recognized in the Top Vocal performance Overalls.

TOP SOLO:
1st Place OVERALLOverall Banner, Cash Award or Gift Certificate*
2nd - 10th OVERALLBanner
TOP SUPER SOLO:
1st Place OVERALLOverall Plaque, Jacket, Cash Award or Gift Certificate*
2nd - 10th OVERALLPlaque
(All Super Soloists are recognized on stage with a Special Gift)
Title Winners:
WinnerTrophy, Crown or Hat, Cash Award*
Runner UpPlaque and Crown or Hat
TOP DUET/TRIO:
1st Place OVERALLOverall Banner, Overall Pins, Cash Award or Gift Certificate*
2nd - 10th OVERALLOne Banner, Overall Pins for All Participants
ALL GROUPS:
1st Place OVERALLOverall Banner, Overall Pins, Cash Award or Gift Certificate
2nd - 10th OVERALLOverall Pins for All Participants
Highest Scoring Solo/Duet/Trio:Trophy, Cash Award or Gift Certificate*
Top Production:Trophy
Top Parent Performance:Trophy
Top Studio Award: Trophy and $1000 Gift Certificate
Standing Ovation Award:Large Grand Champion Trophy and Cash Prize*
Standing Ovation Runner Up:

Large Trophy
Best Choreography:Jacket and $100 Gift Certificate
Spirit of Encore:Plaque and $100 Gift Certificate
Top Performance in Genre:Plaque and $100 Gift Certificate
Scholarships and Awards:
Photogenic:Photo Frame and $50 Gift Certificate
Discovery Spotlight:$1000 Scholarship to Model and Talent Expo
Naomi Calvert Scholarship:Free Entry Fees to any 2023 Encore DCS Competition
Broadway Dance Center Scholarship10 Class Card, Special Gift, and $500 Travel Stipend
Encore Extreme Scholarship:Free Convention fee at 2022 Convention
Dream Team Ticket:Free Convention Fee at 2022 Convention and invitation to Encore DCS Dream Team
Cover Models:Engraved Fame, Photo Shoot, Photo Featured in Encore DCS Advertising Campaigns

*Gift Cerfificates and cash awards are awarded in the OVERALL Awards for all levels and are based on the size of the competition and a minimum of 5 entries per age/group Division

Grand Finals Cash Awards

CASH AWARDS ARE AWARDED TO TOP SOLOS, DUET/TRIOS, AND GROUPS IN THE ELITE DIVISION. RECREATIONAL AND COMPETITIVE SOLOS, DUET/TRIOS, AND GROUPS RECEIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES. ELITE DIVISION WILL RECEIVE HALF GIFT CERTIFICATE AND HALF CASH AWARD. CHECKS WILL BE MAILED TO THE STUDIO FOLLOWING THE EVENT. THE FOLLOWING CASH AWARDS ARE BASED ON A MINIMUM OF 500 ENTRIES AND A MINIMUM OF 5 ENTRIES PER AGE/GROUP DIVISION. ALL CASH AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE EVENT.

Top Solo -$100 Cash or Gift Certificate
Top Super Soloist -$100 Cash or Gift Certificate
Title Winners - $100 Cash or Gift Certificate.
Top Duet/Trio -$150 Cash or Gift Certificate
Top Small, Large, Super Groups and Productions - $200 Cash and/or Gift Certificate (Recreational and Competitive entries receive Gift Certificates. Elite Division will receive $100 cash and $100 Gift Certificate)
Highest Scoring Routines in each level -$200 Cash and/or Gift Certificate (One age 11 & under winner and one age 12 & over winner in each level)
Standing Ovation Champion - 2 winners in each level. - one age 11 & Under and one age 12 & Over!)

$1000 Cash for Elite, $750 Cash or Competitive and $500 Cash for Recreational division. (A minimum of 850 entries is required to do three separate Championships. Cash awards are subject to change based on participation.)