Here you will find all the information for all our Starz UK competitions.

Important: Please take care to read all the information carefully before registering your dancers. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Solo – 1 performer

Duet / Trio – 2 to 3 performers

Small group – 4 to 10 performers

Large group – 11+ performers


The music should not contain pre-recorded tap sounds, the routine must contain mostly tap work and tap technique.

Modern / Jazz

The routine must consist of modern/jazz technique, can contain acro and gymnastic content, but must be the majority of modern/jazz technique.


The Ballet must contain classical ballet technique, ballet shoes must be worn, pointe routines are for Elite teen & senior dancers only, and must contain pointe technique, pointe shoes must be worn.

Commercial / Street

The routine can contain street and commercial styles.


The routine must contain both dance and acrobatic moves. these must include, balances  holds and acro tricks.


This can be any style of song, all songs must be age appropriate , with no lead or backing vocals. all songs must be no longer than 2 .5 minutes.


This style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including, modern/jazz, lyrical, acro, gymnastic and classical.


Should inspire movements to express emotion through the song lyrics. Where movements flow one into the other, in a continuous movement. There should be no sharp moves or pauses, and no acrobatic, gymnastics or contemporary moves in the routine.

Song & Dance

This can be any style, no vocals on the music track, the song and dance must be approximately 50% song & 50% dance.

We will only run a solo section if we have a minimum of 3 routines per section.

Duo / Trio & Group

Dance – Tap, Modern/Jazz, Contemporary, Commercial, Acrobatics

Classical – Ballet, Lyrical

MT  – Vocal, Song & Dance, MT

Duo/Trio & Group sections will be combined if we do not have a minimum of 3 routines per section.

Starz Division

For the complete beginner dancer, with little or no experience on the stage, very new to competition.

Elite Division

For the advanced dancer with experience  in competition. 

Mini – ages 8 years and under

Junior – ages 9 to 11 years

Teen – ages 12 to 15 years

Senior – ages 16 to 21 years

A £5 entry fee is required to enter for a chance to win a Title. All Title entries will be judged during the performance of their chosen routine during the competition.  
Only Elite solo entries are eligible for Title. Sections will be combined if we do not have enough entries.

Mini Miss / Mr Starz UK – ages 8 years and under

Junior Miss / Mr Starz UK – ages 9 to 11 years

Teen Miss / Mr Starz UK – ages 12 to 15 years

Senior Miss / Mr Starz UK – ages 16-21 yea

Solos – 2 minutes  (2.5  Acro)

Duo / Trio – 2:30 minutes

Small group – 3:30 minutes

Large group – 4 minutes

Please note we will not accept overtimed music

All music must be submitted onto our online system, all music must be the correct time limit.

Tap music must not have pre-recorded tap sounds. We do allow vocals, but Vocal and Song & Dance can not have lead or backing vocals. Vocals are allowed on the dance section of song/dance only.

All music must be age appropriate, with no explicit words. You must have your music on a phone or ipad, for any technical issues. No late music. We do not accept any music overtime. 

All schools will receive written  critics from our judges,  a score sheet, and a downloadable programme will be available. Judges knockout can be entered on the day at Reception.

We now have early bird prices, to receive these prices we must have your full entry and full payment by the Early bird deadline. Anything added after the deadline will be charged the new Prices.

Full results will be available on our website after the competition.

Solo (1 performer)

  • Earlybird Fee – £25 per person 
  • Fee – £30 per person (after earlybird deadline)
    Time limit – 2 minutes

Duet / Trio (2 to 3 performers)

  • Earlybird Fee – £17.50 per person
  • Fee – £21 per person (after earlybird deadline)
  • Time limit – 2:30 minutes

Small Group (4 to 9 performers)

  • Earlybird Fee – £12.50 per person
  • Fee – £15 per person (after earlybird deadline)
  • Time limit – 3:30 minutes

Large Group (10 to 19 performers)

  • Earlybird Fee – £11.50 per person
  • Fee – £14 per person (after earlybird deadline)
  • Time limit – 4 minutes


  • Title Competition- £5
  • Judges knockout – £5

Adult Weekend – £20 per person

Child Weekend – £10 per person

Adult Day – £15 per person

Child Day – £ 5 per person

Extra Licenced Chaperone Wristbands      £10 per person ( Maximum 2 per studio)

1 Free teachers per competition.
All entered dancers free
 OR CASH ON THE DAY FOR THE FULL AMOUNT DUE, (no changes can be made to the order once confirmed, and full payment will be required )


Each judge can award up to 100 points. 

Ultimate Gold Star 95 – 100 points
Gold Star 84 – 94 Points
Silver Star 78 – 83 Points
Bronze Star 50 – 77 Points

Individual Judge Scoring (out of 100)

The overall performance of the dancers. which includes facial expressions, Energy on the stage, the connection with other performers on the stage, your connection with the judges & the audience & your ability to connect with the music and story line.

Choreography (30 points)

Variations and different levels of dance, age appropriate choreography based on the dancers age and level of experience. varied interesting formations, clear story lines.

Technique (30 points)

The level of technical proficiency for the specific dance category.

Musicality (20 points)

The music adheres to the time limit requirements for the entry type. Music is appropriate for the age of the performers and contains no explicit content.

Overall Performance     (20 points)

Special Awards

Highest Score

Highest score  of the entire competition.

Overall High Scores

Overall high scores will be awarded for Elite solos, duo/trios & groups only.

Judge’s Awards

Judge’s awards are given out during award ceremonies and are created by the judge’s, for a routine of their choice. Starz UK Stand Out Soloist,  Starz UK Stand Out Duo/Trio, Starz UK Stand Out Group, Starz UK Most promising Novice Junior  , Starz UK Most Promising Novice  Senior, Starz UK Elite Junior Award, Starz UK Elite Senior Award, Starz UK Showmanship award 

Starz UK Top School

Top 15 routine studio scores  from the whole competition will be added together for our Overall top School

Other Awards








There will be 2 age groups, junior 11 & under and senior 12 plus. All dancers will be taught a short routine (approx. 2 bars of 8 counts).

The judges will sort you into smaller groups to run the routine, where they will knockout dancers until they find the winner, of both age groups.

As of January 2024
Parents will not be allowed into the changing areas.
All studios will require licenced chaperones at a ratio of 1-12
this is the legal requirement.
all allocated licenced chaperones will receive a wristband which will give them entry into the changing areas.
Teachers with DBS will need to be licenced chaperones to be allowed into the changing areas unless accompanied by a licence chaperone.
Additional chaperone bands can be purchased a maximum of 2 extra per studio.