Will you combine my age group?

Will you combine my age group?

This is one of the more common questions that we get. Here’s an outline of how we go through the process of deciding the scheduling of age group divisions.

  1. We look at how many of each category and level have signed up.

  2. We look at how many of each age group have signed up. If there are enough to split out every age group separately, then we will. If not, we will combine age groups with Junior/Senior together and Master/Grand Master together.

Example #1 Sign Ups:

Dramatic Level 2 Junior = 3 competitors

Dramatic Level 2 Senior = 3 competitors

Dramatic Level 2 Master = 3 competitors

Dramatic Level 2 Grand Master = 1 competitor

We would do a division for:

Dramatic Level 2 Junior/Senior = 6 competitors

Dramatic Level 2 Master/Grand Master = 4 competitors

Example #2 Sign Ups:

Exotic Level 3 Junior = 7 competitors

Exotic Level 3 Senior = 6 competitors

Exotic Level 3 Master = 1 competitor

Exotic Level 3 Grand Master = 0 competitors

We would do a division for:

Exotic Level 3 Junior = 7 competitors

Exotic Level 3 Senior = 6 competitors

Exotic Level 3 Master = 1 competitor

Example #3 Sign Ups:

Championship Level 4 Junior = 8 competitors

Championship Level 4 Senior = 1 competitors

Championship Level 4 Master = 1 competitor

Championship Level 4 Grand Master = 1 competitors

We would do a division for:

Championship Level 4 Junior/Senior = 9 competitors

Championship Level 4 Master/Grand Master = 2 competitors

What happens if I don’t like my age grouping?

  1. If you are the only person in your division, like the Master in Example #2, then you can email us right after the competitor list or the schedule comes out and asked to be combined with the other age group so that you’re not alone. If we can easily make this change, we are more than happy to do so. The earlier you ask, the more likely it is that we can help you.

  2. If you are not the only person in your division, everyone has to stay put. In Example #1, one of the Grand Masters couldn’t move into the Junior/Senior division.

  3. You can always opt to do a non-judged Showcase if competing against others just isn’t for you this time.

In summary, we would encourage you not to worry about who you are competing against, and instead focus on creating a routine that is uniquely yours - something that you’re proud to put onstage.