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Join KAR for the First ever
Virtual National Finals!
July 6-10, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome you to the 2020 Kids Artistic Revue National VIRTUAL Dance Finals! This has definitely been a year to remember, we’ve listened to your feedback after completing the first round of Virtual Dance Competitions and we are humbled to know that you are interested in participating in our NEW Virtual Dance Finals Event. KAR remains committed to producing a world-class dance competition and ensuring we have the best team in the business to make the “new normal” an event of a lifetime. We are confident you will be impressed and amazed by our efforts to go above and beyond in the VIRTUAL WORLD OF DANCE!

We always look forward to watching the extraordinary talent during the regular portion of our National Finals competition, the tremendous National Title Competition, and the dazzling Star Showcase! These fantastic events are highlighted by exciting and thrilling performances from across the World.

Dancers from across the country compete in a family-oriented VIRTUAL environment to win over $20,000 in cash prizes and honorable awards.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
JULY 6 - JULY 10 VIRTUAL NATIONAL COMPETITION
JULY 11 AWARDS PRESENTATION + ANNOUNCEMENT OF SHOWCASE FINALISTS
JULY 13 VIRTUAL NATIONAL TITLE COMPETITION (LIVE AWARDS TO FOLLOW)
JULY 14 NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION SHOWCASE (LIVE AWARDS TO FOLLOW)

Why Choose our VIRTUAL NATIONAL DANCE FINALS?

The experience and environment we’ve created for a Virtual National Dance Finals is second to none. You can expect the same EXCITEMENT, ENERGY, FAMILY FUN, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, and PROFESSIONAL atmosphere when you register for our Virtual National Dance Finals. PLUS, you don’t have to travel, spend money on a hotel room and you and your family are able to enjoy all the dance action in the comfort of your own home!!

Here are a few more perks we offer at our Virtual National Dance Finals!

  • All KAR Competition Levels are Eligible to Register
  • No pre-qualification requirement for Virtual Nationals - All are WELCOME
  • Submissions can be recordings from ANY conventions/competitions, KAR or not. You may also use videos from recitals, showcases or any other performances or rehearsals. Recreational and professional settings accepted. Due to the Virtual environment, all Overall Appearance scores will be given an automatic score of 5 to make it fair for all participating studios. For Production performances, a perfect costume score (10) will also be given.
  • All SOLOS in each respective level and age division will receive a cash prize of $100, plus a National Champion Banner for their High Point Win!
  • In addition, all SOLOS that place 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in their level and age division will receive a commemorative stand up emblem to proudly display at their Dance Studio.
  • All DUET/TRIOS in each respective level and age division will receive a cash prize of $100, plus a National Champion Banner for their High Point Win!
  • In addition, all DUET/TRIOS that place 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in their level and age division will receive a commemorative stand up emblem to proudly display at their Dance Studio.
  • All GROUP winners will receive a prestigious National Champion Banner
  • Each First place High Scoring SUPERLINE will receive a $100 cash prize and a National Champion Banner
  • Each First place High Scoring PRODUCTION will receive a $100 cash prize and a National Champion Banner
  • Both Junior and Senior National Photogenic Winners will receive a Custom Winning Plaque

NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION SHOWCASE

KAR’s National Grand Champion Showcase is an epic showcase featuring the best performances from the TOP studios across the Nation. The highest-scoring performances from the PRIMARY, SECONDARY, INTERMEDIATE and ELITE levels are invited to re-perform for exciting cash prizes and the coveted title of VIRTUAL National Grand Champions!

  • Each Showcase WINNER in their respective level; PRIMARY, SECONDARY, INTERMEDIATE and ELITE will win a $250 cash prize, National Grand Champion Banner and Souvenir Cash Prize Check
  • In addition, all Finalists that place 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd will receive a $100 cash prize

WHO WILL WEAR THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL ROYAL CROWNS FROM KAR’S VIRTUAL NATIONAL TITLE COMPETITION?

The ROYAL event is set to take place on July 13, 2020 - you are not going to want to miss this SPECTACULAR Event! All Title participants represent the best of the best when it comes to Showmanship and Overall Entertainment Value. Using a specific and unique score sheet, our Virtual National Judges will present our First EVER National Title Winners.

  • The Virtual National Title Winner in each level and respective age division will receive a stunning CROWN or fashionable CAP and Custom SASH.
  • All Runners up will receive a beautiful participation CROWN or CAP
  • All National Title winners will be featured on the KAR website and Social Media.
  • The Virtual National Title Competition is open to soloists who pre-register AND MUST register for the regular solo Virtual National Dance Finals competition. A separate entry fee will apply for each Virtual National Title Competition performance.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER - JULY 1, 2020

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Sign into your STUDIO CENTER
  2. Click On ENTRY FEES to see the 2020 Virtual Competition and Registration Fees
  3. Edit Studio Information - Be sure your mailing address is correct as all awards will be shipped directly to the studio address listed within your Studio Center.
  4. Add Performances to the Virtual National Dance Finals
  5. Once all performances are registered, click on Music Manager & Virtual Competition Video Uploads to upload your video files
  6. Video File Requirements - MP4 file with a maximum file size of 500MB
  7. A tentative schedule will be sent the Friday prior to the event by 4pm PST
  8. Deadlines for Video Uploads and ANY performance changes are Tuesday at 7pm PST before the Virtual Event
  9. A Final Schedule will be emailed to the STUDIO on Wednesday the week of the event by 12 noon PST

TENTATIVE VIRTUAL EVENT SCHEDULE:

  1. The Digital Program will be available for ALL to download 1 day prior to the start of the Virtual Competition. Please sign up for your digital program at https://dancekar.com/competition/digital-souvenir
  2. To View the LIVE VIRTUAL COMPETITION - go to https://dancekar.com/virtual-competition-theater

COMPETITION GUIDELINES:

  1. All Virtual Competitions will adhere to the 2020 KAR Rules and Regulations. https://dancekar.com/competition/rules
  2. Submissions can be recordings from ANY conventions/competitions, KAR or not. You may also use videos from recitals, showcases or any other performances or rehearsals. Recreational and professional settings accepted. Due to the Virtual environment, all Overall Appearance scores will be given an automatic score of 5 to make it fair for all participating studios. For Production performances, a perfect costume score (10) will also be given.
  3. All performances will be evaluated using the KAR Judging and Scoring criteria. Please review the KAR Rules and Regulations for more details https://dancekar.com/competition/rules
  4. We are accepting Solos, Duet/Trios, Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, Superlines and Productions for the paid Virtual Dance Competitions.
  5. Please make sure your performances are family friendly!
  6. The Virtual National Title Competition is open to soloists who pre-register AND MUST register for regular solo Virtual National Dance Finals competition A separate entry fee will apply for each Virtual National Title Competition performance.
  7. Online Photogenic Contest registration can be entered through the Studio Center or Parent Centers. The price for photogenic entry is $25.

JUDGING, SCORING AND AWARDS:

  1. Each performance will be adjudicated by a professional panel of five predetermined judges. We will drop the High and Low score and take the average of the three remaining scores to determine the overall winner and placement.
  2. General Awards placement will be posted on the results page. This will be a new tab added to our website results page. Only High Point Awards, Title and Photogenic awards will be presented during the LIVE awards presentation.
  3. All registered performances will receive Judges’ commentary and score sheets.
  4. Overall High Point awards will be presented in the respective Levels and Age Divisions.
  5. Award PINS will be presented and shipped for General Placement and High Point Awards.
  6. Virtual National Title WINNERS in each Level and Age division will be awarded crowns/caps and sashes. These awards will be also mailed to the studio.
  7. Junior and Senior Photogenic WINNERS will receive a custom plaque. These awards will also be mailed to the studio.

On behalf of the entire KAR family, we thank you for your continued support. We are honored to play a role in the lives of these dedicated and aspiring dancers. Together, we will create memories of a lifetime that will be cherished for years to come. Good luck in our FIRST ever Virtual National Dance Finals.

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