top of page
Dakota Aerial Championship Transparent PNG Logo in Black

Apply to Judge the DAC

The Judging Application is Open for the Dakota Aerial Championship 2024

We are in search of qualified aerial judges to objectively judge the Dakota Aerial Championship. Judging can be done virtually or in person. 


We are accepting judging and workshop submissions until October 1, 2024. All virtual submissions will be received by October 31, 2024, and all in-person competitors will compete on Saturday, November 9, 2024. If more competitors than anticipated enroll, we will have limited performances on the morning of Sunday, November 10, 2024.


Judging Requirements:

  • Judges will be assigned to 1-2 apparatuses to judge. The judge must coach or practice at a minimum of an advanced level. We are looking for judges who are versed in aerial lingo and understand the difficulty of the moves they are judging.

  • Judges are required to complete all virtual judging before November 7, 2023. You should have time between November 1-7, 2024 to submit your feedback for all virtual submissions. 

  • Judges must be available on November 9, 2024, virtually or in person, to judge all in-person competitors. 

  • For virtual judging of in-person competitors:

    • Performances will be live-streamed to YouTube which all judges will get access to. You will be able to watch this in real-time or play it back to judge.

    • Feedback will be submitted via a Google Sheet (housed in Google docs). Each Judge will get their own grading sheet, and will not be able to discuss judging of competitors before announcing the results at the awards ceremony.

    • Ideally, judges will be able to judge the competitors in real-time, so we can get awards handed out by mid-day Sunday. 

  • Judging feedback must be thoughtful and a minimum of 1 sentence must be provided for each category where points are taken off. Each critique must have at least a total of 6 sentences of critiques/feedback for each participant. 

  • A full judging rubric can be found here: 

  • Compensation:

    • Judges will be compensated $4 per each virtual routine and $5 per each in-person routine. This averages to $30+ per hour. All judges will be paid via PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App. Please send your name to us so we can compensate you accordingly.

    • Compensation will only be given if the reviews follow the requirements and are done promptly

Have Questions? Email Katie at:

Apply by Filling Out the Form

I am interested in:

Thank you for submitting! We will be selecting judges and workshop teachers on a rolling basis. Watch for an email from or a call from 920-912-5834 for an updated status on your application.

bottom of page