About Oregon Junior Dance Team Championships
The Junior Championships are held in April each year in the Portland area. Junior, Club and JV High School Teams are invited to attend and compete at the event. High school DDCA All-State and Scholarship Recipients are also invited to attend as volunteers, with a performance by the All-State Team during the event. This event is run by DDCA Member volunteers, but it is not a sanctioned OSAA or DDCA event. All proceeds of the event are donated to the DDCA Scholarship Fund; the Junior Championships provide scholarships to several dance team members every year. To view past scholarship recipients, please view the Awards page.
The Junior Championships is hosted by DDCA Members, but it is not a sanctioned DDCA Competition. Judges are not guaranteed to be certified DDCA/JA Performance or Technical Judges.
At the Oregon Junior Dance Team Championships, divisions are set each year upon receiving entries. The divisions are likely to be divided as follows:
- Mini division (school or private) not to exceed 3rd grade
- Youth division (school or private) not to exceed 6th grade
- School division-Small-not to exceed 8th grade
- School division-Large-not to exceed 8th grade
- Club division-Small-not to exceed 8th grade
- Club division-Large -not to exceed 8th grade
- Junior Varsity (school or private) not to exceed 11th grade
There will be a morning round and an evening round at the event, but each team will perform one time only. The rounds will be set upon receiving entries. Fifty percent of the teams entered in a division will determine the amount of trophies awarded, but not to exceed 5 placements. Example: 8 teams are entered in a division. Fifty percent of 8 is 4 teams, so 4 places will be awarded.
There is no limit on the amount of teams a school or club may enter. However, there are strict guidelines to entering the correct age bracket. A team will be disqualified for having an over-age dancer in their group.
2017 Oregon Junior Dance Team Championships
The 2017 Junior Championships will be held April 8th 2017 at Hermiston High School.
Please visit the Junior Teams Calendar or contact the event directors for more information.