Entertainment Performing Arts Dance Competitions for Kids Share PINTEREST Email Print Performing Arts Dance Basics Styles Gear Singing Acting Musical Theater Ballet Stand Up Comedy By Treva Bedinghaus Treva L. Bedinghaus is a former competitive dancer who has studied ballet, tap, and jazz. She writes about dance styles and practices and the history of dance. our editorial process Treva Bedinghaus Updated March 31, 2017 Are you a young dancer with talents beyond your age? Are you searching for a dance competition without strict age requirements? With the recent hype generated from the hit reality dance contest, "America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC)," many young adults are looking for dance competitions for those under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13 and would like to show the world your dancing abilities, take a look at the following list of dance competitions for kids. Perhaps entering a few of these competitions will help you prepare for your future debut on ABDC. 01 of 09 Beyond the Stars Zero Creatives/Getty Images Beyond the Stars strives to recognize the special talents and gifts of every dancer. Beyond the Stars strives to judge fairly and recognize the efforts of every dancer. Ages include Mini 4-6, Petite 7-9, Junior 10-12, Teen 13-15, Senior 16-20. 02 of 09 Kids Artistic Revue The goal of Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) is to give young dancers the opportunity to showcase their talents in a positive environment, while still performing under the evaluation of highly qualified judges. Age divisions include the following: 4 and under, 5-6, 7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-19, adults 20 and above. 03 of 09 StarQuest StarQuest is a widely known professional, fun dance competition awarding dance scholarships and prizes for all ages. revolutionized the dance competition industry. Parents are raving about StarQuest's computerized scoring and state of the art verbal critiquing abilities. Age ranges include 4 and under, as well as 5 through 20 and over. 04 of 09 Encore Encore is one of the leading competition dance companies on the east coast of the United States. Encore's Grand Finals are held each summer in eastern US coastal cities. Competition open to dancers of all ages. 05 of 09 Hall of Fame Dance Challenge A family-run business, Hall of Fame strives to promote a friendly family atmosphere. Hall of Fame believes that it is possible to maintain a high level of competition in a fun, personal, and low-stress atmosphere. There are five age divisions: Future Hall of Famers - 8 years old and under; Junior - 9-11 years old; Teen - 12-14 years old; Senior – 15-19 years old; pro-am – 20 and up. 06 of 09 Star Power Beginning as an eleven city tour with one National Championship, StarPower has continued to grow, keeping its status as one of the largest talent competitions in America. Starpower's stages host tens of thousands of performers of all ages from coast to coast. Age ranges include 4 and under to 20 and over. 07 of 09 Star Systems A family business, Star Systems is proud to utilize family members and close friends of their family. Most Star Systems employees are dancers that grew up in the competition industry or took dance as a child. Age ranges are 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-25, 26-39 and 40 and over. 08 of 09 Applause Talent Applause Talent boasts over 30 regional events across the United States, with two national finals. Ages include 4 and under to 20 and over. 09 of 09 Showbiz Showbiz National Talent was organized over 23 years ago and continues to develop programs for studio directors and dancers. Showbiz has set a standard of excellence by standing behind family values that are evident in every aspect of the company, making Showbiz a very memorable event to attend. Ages include 4 and under to 20 and above.