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 Regional 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.

Mic Drop Diamond Platinum High Gold Gold Silver
Recreational Division 300-282 281.9-266 265.9-251 250.9-238 237.9-200
Competitive Division 300-285 284.9-270 269.9-256 255.9-245 244.9-200
Elite Division 300-294 293.9-285 284.9-270 269.9-256 255.9-245 244.9-200
Pro-Am Division 300-285 284.9-270 269.9-256 255.9-245 244.9-200

The following is a breakdown of awards that are given in each category for all divisions and age groups:

SOLOIST
1st Place: Plaque And Pin
2nd-5th Place: Medal And Pin
Duet/Trios
1ST – 2ND PLACE 1 Plaque, Medals And Pins For Each Participant
2ND – 5TH PLACE Medals And Pins For Each Participant
Groups
1st Place: 1 Plaque for each Groups, Pins For Each Participant
2nd-5th Place: Pins 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 Overall TOP SOLO TROPHY, CASH AWARD OR GIFT CERTIFICATE*
2ND – 10TH OVERALL PLAQUE
Top Super Solo
1st Place Overall TOP SUPER SOLO TROPHY, JACKET, CASH AWARD OR GIFT CERTIFICATE*
2ND – 10TH OVERALL PLAQUE

(ALL SUPER SOLOISTS ARE RECOGNIZED ON STAGE WITH A SPECIAL GIFT.)


Miss And Mister Encore Dcs
Winner TROPHY, CROWN FOR FEMALES AND HAT FOR MALES, CASH AWARD*
RUNNER UP PLAQUE
Top Duet/Trio
1st Place Overall TOP DUET/TRIO TROPHY, OVERALL PINS, CASH AWARD OR GIFT CERTIFICATE*
2ND – 10TH OVERALL ONE PLAQUE, OVERALL PINS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
All Groups
1st Place Overall TOP GROUP TROPHY, OVERALL PINS, CASH AWARD OR GIFT CERTIFICATE
2ND – 10TH OVERALL OVERALL PINS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
HIGHEST SCORING SOLO/DUET/TRIO:
LARGE TROPHY, CASH AWARD OR GIFT CERTIFICATE*
STANDING OVATION AWARD:
LARGE TROPHY, CASH AWARD OR GIFT CERTIFICATE*
MOST ENTERTAINING:
PLAQUE, JACKET AND $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
PLAQUE, JACKET AND $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
SPIRIT OF ENCORE:
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 2021 ENCORE DCS COMPETITION
DBROADWAY DANCE CENTER SCHOLARSHIP 10 CLASS CARD, SPECIAL GIFT, AND $500 TRAVEL STIPEND
ENCORE EXTREME SCHOLARSHIP FREE CONVENTION FEE AT 2020 CONVENTION
DREAM TEAM TICKET FREE CONVENTION FEE AT 2020 CONVENTION AND INVITATION TO ENCORE DCS DREAM TEAM
COVER MODEL ENGRAVED FRAME, PHOTO SHOOT, PHOTO FEATURED IN ENCORE DCS ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

*GIFT CERTIFICATES 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. CASH AWARDS ARE AWARDED TO HIGHEST SCORE OF THE DAY IN COMPETITIVE AND ELITE DIVISIONS, WITH GIFT CERTIFICATES GOING TO RECREATIONAL HIGH SCORES. 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
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 Solo/Duet/Trio
$200 Cash and/or Gift Certificate (One age 11 & under winner and one age 12 & over winner)
Standing Ovation Champion
$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.)