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VANUSEGRUPID

 

  BOOK 2

 

3.4 
The following age divisions will be used in all IDO events
MINI KIDS      7 and under
CHILDREN    12 and under
JUNIOR 1     13 – 14
JUNIOR 2     15 - 16
ADULT  1     17 and over
ADULT  2     31 and over
SENIORS   50 and over (Belly Dance /Oriental)

 

COMPETITORS AGE 2020

 

IDO AGE DIVISION
 SOLO, DUO, COUPLE and TRIO 
 GROUPS, TEAMS, CREWS, FORMATIONS
MINI KIDS:  7 and  under    
born on:  2015, 2014, 2013
7 years and under (when applicable)
CHILDREN:  12 and under
born on: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
12 years and under
JUNIOR 1:   13 - 14
born on: 2007, 2006
13 years – 16 years
JUNIOR 2:   15 - 16
born on: 2005, 2004
13 years – 16 years
ADULTS 1:   17 and OVER
born on: 2003 - 1990
17 years and over
ADULTS 2:   31 and OVER
born on: 1989 and older
31 years and over (when applicable)
SENIORS:  
 
51 years and over (when applicable)

 

NB! A competitors age division is determined by HIS/HER YEAR OF BIRTH as it FALLS WITHIN THE CALENDAR YEAR OF THE COMPETITION
On occasion, an Organizer may run a competition for Mini Kids, Senior’s and/or Adult 2. It is not possible to compete in the same discipline and categories in two different age divisions during one calendar year.
Example: A couple competing in Salsa Adult 2 competition cannot compete in Salsa Adult competition in one year, but can compete in Bachata Adult competition.
In Mini Kids, division Championship title cannot be given. The highest title is Mini Kids Dance Star Champion. (Implementation January 1st, 2015)
Adult 2, groups and formations, maybe in any of IDO’s disciplines at the discretion of the Organizer. Adult 2 shall be at least 31 and over during the year of competition and where applicable in all disciplines, no exceptions. The Official Continental and World Championship title will always be in the Adult 1 Division For Children, Juniors and Adults 2, the title must be defined with the age division.
Example: Children World Tap Dance Championship 2014. It is not possible to compete in one discipline and one category in two different age divisions at the same competition event.
Example: If a dancer competes in Disco Mini Kids solo he/she can not compete in the Disco Children Solo category, but can compete in Disco Children Formation.
 
DETERMINING ONE’S AGE DIVISION
A competitor’s age division is determined by his or her year of birth as it falls within the calendar year of the competition.
a.  For Duos or Couples, the oldest partner’s date of birth determines the age division. A partner no more than 2 years younger than the lower age limit may dance in an older division, but the age span cannot exceed 2 years.
Example:  One dancer is 11 and one is 13, they may dance in the Junior 1 Division, but if the younger dancer is only 10 they may not.  One dancer is 13 and one is 15 they may dance in the Junior 2 Division, but if the younger dancer is only 12 they may not.
NOTE 1: While younger dancers may dance ‘up’ a division, the reverse is not possible and older dancers may not dance ‘down’ a division.
NOTE 2: A younger dancer who dances ‘up’ a division as outlined under the rules, such as a child of 11 dancing in the Junior Duo division, MUST dance in that age division in that category for the remainder of the competition year. He or she may NOT dance in the Children’s division with a different partner, but he or she COULD dance in the younger (children’s) division in Small Groups or Formations. Once a dancer has chosen to move up an age level in a specific category, such as Tap Duo or Jazz Duo, he/she must remain in that age division until the end of the year and not move back.
Dancers are permitted to dance in two specific age divisions only under the following conditions: A dancer cannot dance in both Junior Show Dance Duo and Adult Show Dance Duo, i.e. two different age divisions of the same discipline and category. However, he/she may remain in the same age division of all other specific categories until they reach their next age level.
Example: A child age 10 or 11 may dance in JUNIOR Show Dance Duo and still participate in all Children categories Show Dance Solo, Disco Dance Duo, Hip Hop Small Group, Tap Formation but NOT CHILDREN Show Dance Duo.
b.  In Trio, Small Groups, Team, and Formations a dancer no more than two years younger then the lower age limit may dance in an older division. This rule shall apply to all Age Divisions of Trio, Small Groups, Teams or Formations, except the Adult 2 and Senior Division, with the following restriction: Not more than 50% of the dancers in the Trio, Group, Team or Formation can be two (2) years or less younger than the actual age division. The age of all other dancers in the Trio, Group, Team or Formation must fall within the specified age range.
NOTE 1: While younger dancers may dance ‘up’ a division, the reverse is not possible and older dancers may not dance ‘down’ a division.
Once a dancer has chosen to move up an age level in a specific category, he/she must remain in that age division until the end of the year and not move back. 
Dancers are permitted to dance in two specific age divisions only under the following conditions: A dancer cannot dance in both the Junior Show Dance Small Group and in the Adult Show Dance Small Group, a dancer may not dance in both Junior Hip Hop Formation and Adult Hip Hop Formations, i.e. two different age divisions of the same discipline and category. However, he/she may remain in the same age division of all other specific categories, until they reach their next age level.
Example: A child age 10 or 11, may dance in JUNIOR Show Dance Small Group and still participate in all Children categories Show Dance Solo, Disco Dance Duo, Hip Hop Group, Tap Formation but NOT CHILDREN Show Dance Small Group.
The Organizer has the right to establish a Children’s Divisions under age 7, as long as it runs in conjunction with a Children’s Competition ages 11 and under. This will be called “Mini Kids”. It is illegal to replace a competitor in a group or formation at one event in one discipline unless otherwise decided by Chairman, Supervisor, or the Organizer upon request of a trainer.