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Stars on Stage

Stars on Stage aims to create an exciting, friendly, and inclusive environment, where dancers can come together to perform. receive professional evaluations and awards, and share their love of dance.

We believe that every dancer who performs at Stars on Stage, regardless of age or competitive level, has earned the opportunity to shine. We encourage dancers, dance families, and teachers to come together to celebrate the talent and hard work of every dancer as they take the stage.

Following a competition format, Stars on Stage helps dancers develop pride and confidence in their dance abilities, while receiving professional, constructive feedback, to further progress in competitive level performance. 

Each dancer will go home with a sparkly Stars on Stage medal reflective of their mark. Teachers will be provided with video feedback on each dance within 7 days of the event, to take back to the studio to review with their dancers.



Age divisions are determined by the age average of all dancers in the piece as of December 31st, dropping the decimal.

Mini = Age 7-9
Junior = Age 10-12
Teen = Age 13-14
Senior = Age 15+

Solo = 1 dancer
Duo/Trio = 2-3 dancers
Small Group = 4-9 dancers
Large Group = 10-18 dancers
Line Group = 19+ dancers 

Solo/Duo/Trio = 2:30
Small Groups = 3:00
Large/Line Groups = 4:00                       

Stars on Stage offers two performance divisions – Novice and Competitive. Stars on Stage reserves the right to bump up novice pieces deemed to be dancing at the competitive level, at the discretion of the Adjudicators and Stars on Stage staff.


Novice = Less than 2 years of training or first year performing as a competitive dancer. For groups, this rule must apple to 75% of your cast 

Competitive = 3+ years of training or 1 or more years of previous competitive experience. 

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Acro, Open, Pointe


Stars on Stage believes in creating a fun and positive dance environment. To do so, the following rules and guidelines are put in place:

  • Dancers, teachers, and audience members are expected to be supportive, encouraging and respectful towards each other, the Stars on Stage staff, and all Adjudicators. Anyone displaying disrespectful or negative behaviour will be asked to leave the venue.

  • Treat the venue like your own home – clean up after yourself and respect the venue amenities.

  • For the safety of the dancers, flash photography and videotaping of dances is strictly prohibited.

  • The dressing room area is restricted to dancers, teachers, and parents with backstage passes only.

  • Teachers should check in their dances back stage 5 dances before to their performance slot.

  • Re-dances are permitted in the event of technical malfunction or at the discretion of the Stars on Stage staff in non-technical situations.

  • Stars on Stage reserves the right to use the photos/videos they take at the event for promotional purposes.

  • If entering more than one dance in the same style, group size, and age category, the cast of each piece must consist of 75% different dancers. In the event the 75% rule is not met, one of the dances will be required to dance in an age category up.

  • In the event of injury or illness, replacement dancers are permitted, providing the replacement dancers age does not change the division of the piece.

  • The results of the adjudicators are final. If you have any questions or concerns about a mark, please bring your concerns to the Stars on Stage Staff.

  • Props must be approved by Stars on Stage in advance. Please list all props at the time of registration. Unapproved props will not be permitted on stage.

  • Refunds are only issued for injury – medical note required. Refunds will not be issued after March 20th.

  • Registration will remain open until March 1st. The registration system will close if Stars on Stage fills up before then. To avoid registration disappointment, reserve your spots today by emailing us at

  • Registration is considered final once payment is received. An electronic invoice will be sent within 24 hours of receiving your registration. Credit card payments can be paid through the invoice. Cheques can be made out to Maples Academy of Dance and sent to 40 Mandalay Drive, WPG, MB R2X 2Z2. Note: There is a $25 NSF fee charged for any bounced cheques.

  • Share your experience online with photos and videos from the event using #StarsOnStage


Dancers are evaluated by 2-3 adjudicators, with each adjudicator grading the performance out of 100 points. The marks are averaged to give the final score for each dance.  Performances are marked on the following elements:

35 Points - Technical Execution
35 points - Performance Quality
10 points - Execution of Choreography
5 points - Age/Skill Level
5 points - Costume 
10 points - Overall presentation

Deductions will be taken for inappropriate or profane music/movement and dances exceeding time limits as follows.

Inappropriate music/movement = 5-point deduction
Time limit infraction = 1-point deduction per 15-second infraction

Dancers will receive an individual Stars on Stage medal for each performance based on the following mark breakdown:

95-100 points = Galaxy Gold
87-94.99 points = Shooting Star
80-86.99 = Starburst
73-79.99 = Starlight
72.99 points and less = Star 

Stars on Stage trophies will be awarded to the top scoring pieces in each age category/level as follows: Solo, Duet-Trio, Group. One trophy is awarded per dance. If there are less than 5 entries in a category, categories will be combined.

Throughout the event Special Awards will be handed out for performances that catch the attention of the adjudicators and Stars on Stage staff.


Solo  $47.25
Duo/Trio  $42.00(per dancer)
Group  $36.75 (per dancer)
Prices include 5% GST

$5 at door for a weekend pass

At Stars on Stage, we love an enthusiastic and supportive audience and encourage family and friends to come support the dancers. Event passes can be purchased in advance through Maples Academy of Dance.

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