The Experience

  • WE COME TO YOU Our competition producers come to you at a set filming location. Each studio is assigned a call time and a filming block for each of their registered performances. Only studio staff and the performing performers are allowed in the filming studio during  the competition. No outside filming is allowed. Each studio will be released to leave once they have completed all taping. 1 Fan per performer anyone 18 and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian. There will be a holding area / Dressing room for 1 parent along with changing stations. Each performance will receive judges critiques.

  • ONE AND DONE! Each performance will only be allowed to perform one time. Our producers reserve the right to film any performance as needed for their purposes. Each performance is still judged on the performers first take. We will not accept ANY outside video performances for judging we value the integrity of our competition. 

  • WHO AM I COMPETING AGAINST?  Each number will compete against their registered Inspired age division, level, and Inspired category from across the US. There will be an overall Top 10 for each Inspired age division, level and category along with overall Top 10 for each Inspired age division and level combining all categories.  Every performance will air in random order as your competitors are revealed for your Inspired Level, Category, and division. Each category will be judged by the same judging panel across the us.

Adjudicated Score Ranking 

  • 3 Star Ranking 70-100 pts. 
  • 4 Star Ranking 101-200pts 
  • 5 Star Ranking 201-300pts
  • AWARDS Our Top 10 Performers will receive cash scholarships . As well as casting or season 3 Inspired Dancers (Brand ambassadors) offers to selected performers. 


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Solo: $94

Duo: $124

Trio: $156

Small Group $48 (per performer)


Talent is to be registered under a performance studio and represented by a studio owner or director. Independent entries are welcomed as well but must receive I2D Event Producers clearance . 

Contact Event Producers for details.


Tele-Nationals Inspired Categories




Small: 4-9 performers


Performance Time Limits

Solo - 2:45 minutes

Duet-3:00 minutes

Trio - 3:00 minutes

Small Group - 3:00 minutes


Telenationals Inspired Age Divisions

Tiny (4 & under) 

Mini A (5-6)

Mini B (7-9)

Youth (10 -12, 

Junior (13 -15)

Senior (16 -19)

Collegiate / Adult (20 & over)

Performers are to use their age as of January 1 to select appropriate divisions. For clarity on any age question / conflicts please contact I2D Event Producer. (

Age division for Duets,Trios, and all Groups will be determined from the performance age average. The decimal will be dropped from each average. Studio owner/director will be responsible for showing proof of performers age to the I2D Event Producer if deemed necessary by I2D Event Producer. The eldest performer determiners the Inspired age division. The final divisions will be designated by event producer based on the registration numbers per each category four weeks prior to competition start date. This information will be communicated to all studio owners if age groups are merged or adjusted. 


Telenationals Inspired Levels

BEGINNER  – Performers with 0 to 2 years of competition experience.

INTERMEDIATE  – Performer with 2 to 4 years of competition experience.

ADVANCED  – Performer with 4 to 6 years of competition experience. 

When selecting appropriate group levels we advise you to base this on the level of experience from 75% of your performers. Remember the eldest performer determiners the Inspired age division. Competition divisions will be finalized once four weeks prior to day 1 of competition.


Inspired Categories

Acro/Gymnastics – Performance must use a combination of acro/gymnastic movements, such as walkovers, aerials, back handsprings, etc. and must incorporate dance technique.

Ballet - Routine that must include classical steps and ballet technique. Ballet slippers only.

Baton - Routine using baton(s) and baton technique.

Character - Routine portraying an easily recognizable character throughout, such as a cat, clown, etc. with music, costume and dance. Can incorporate any form of dance or gymnastics/acrobatics. Routine may include 50% Acrobatics/Gymnastics.

Cheerleading - Each routine must consist of motion / dance sequence, jumps, cheer, and appropriate skill level stunts, tumbling.

Clogging - Routine using clogging technique.

Contemporary – Performance must consist of a combination of modern dance lyrical and classical ballet elements.

Drill Team - Precision marching in military and/or dance style. Can use hand props. 

Hip Hop - A dance which consists of the latest street dance style, as seen in current dance videos.

Jazz - Routine using jazz technique with such moves as kicks, splits, isolations, etc.

Modern - Interpretive Dance using balance and control. Must be contemporary modern style.

Musical Theater - A routine featuring any style of dance interpreting a song from a “Broadway” or movie musical.

Open –This category is for any routine that falls into any of our performance categories, or any combination thereof, or any style of dance. May contain any amount of Acrobatics/Gymnastics.

Pointe - Routine must include classical steps and ballet pointe technique. Pointe shoes only.

Pompon - Routine that must include such elements as marching, clean, sharp arm movements, kicks, leaps, jumps and splits.

Tap – Performance must use taps on shoes and display tap technique.

Lyrical  – Performance must have dynamic emotion and expressive movements demonstrated with fluidity, balance, extension and control.

Folk/Ethnic – Performances, which are to a significant degree bound by tradition with strong cultural roots.

Song and Dance – Performance must consist of both singing and dancing of any type.

Novelty – Performance featuring any style of dance that is novelty or theme based in nature portraying a recognizable character.