NEW THIS SUMMER
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 Monday, June 26th to check in from 6:00-8:00pm. Competition will begin Tuesday, June 27th at 8:00am.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Performance Divisions

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

$115
$75
$75
$45
$45
$35
$35

Late Fee

$125
$85
$85
$55
$55
$45
$45

(Effective One Month Prior)

Age Divisions

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, 2017.

Scoring Breakdown

BLACK DIAMOND: 289-300
HIGH GOLD: 281 – 288.99
GOLD: 267 – 280.99
HIGH SILVER: 255 – 266.99
SILVER: 235 – 254.99
BRONZE: 216 – 234.99

 

    AWARDS

    Placement Awards

    In addition to the adjudicated awards, if there are two 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 • 4. Large Group • 5. Production/Line

    Overall High Score Awards

    In the final awards ceremony we will announce Open Call’s Overall High Score.  Open Call will announce the top 3 highest scoring routines from 12 and under and the top 3 highest scoring routines from 13 and over.

    Time Limits

    SOLOS/DUOS/TRIOS: 3:00 Minutes
    SMALL GROUPS: 3:15 Minutes
    LARGE GROUPS: 3:30 Minutes
    LINES: 5:00 Minutes
    PRODUCTIONS: 6:00 Minutes

    OPPORTUNITIES

    THE CAST

    The Cast consists of dancers exclusively selected from our regional tour to be part of our Nationals. These dancers will learn a piece, choreographed by a special guest, to be performed in our Battle Royale Finals on Friday night. In addition to these chosen dancers, all 2017 Regional Lead Role winners will be featured. Registration is $75/dancer, please email Suzi@ptcproductionsnyc.com to register!

    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. 

    CAMERA READY

    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 2018 cover model!