RULES AND GUIDELINES
Group $26.00 per dancer (Group sizes are not limited)
ENTRY FEES AND ADMISSION PRICES:
Entry forms and fees must be received 30 days prior to the event. Entry fees are nonrefundable. All fees must be paid with a studio check or bank check, No personal checks. Payable to "Dancin’ Dayz". Spectators will receive wristbands for a price of $8.00 for EACH day per person. Any dancers competing will not have to pay to enter. You must have a wristband to enter the competition area. Wristbands can be purchased the Friday night before competition begins at the ballroom area from 7-9pm. Wristbands will also be sold throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Avoid long lines and hassle by purchasing wristbands the night before. Programs are free with admission at the door.
3-4 year olds
5-6 year olds
7-8 year olds
9-10 year olds
11-13 year olds
14-16 year olds
17-19 year olds
20+ (Adult) Group numbers are entered by the average ages of all the dancers registered.
Novice: For the recreational students.
Beginner: 2-3 years experience with beginner choreography. Intermediate: Competing 4 or more years.
Advanced: Competing advanced showmanship and choreography. Adult Division: Any performer 20 years or over, including Teachers, Pros and Parents.
All routines must be on a single track CD and handed in at the start of each day. All CDs must be marked with studio name, routine title and entry number. Cases should be removed. All music can be picked up at the end of each day in your assigned Dancin’ Dayz studio bag. Please have back up music ready in case of technical difficulties. Group, solo, duet and trios are allowed to be up to 3 minutes except for productions, which can be up to 8 minutes.
Please bring your props into the competition area ahead of time and have them ready to be set up on the side of the stage just before the number goes on. There will be a designated area to store your props throughout the day. Please remove your props at the end of each day so there is enough room for every studio. No special scenery, lighting, smoke, dry ice or electrical devices may be used. Contestants are responsible for getting props on and off stage as quickly as possible.
Contestants may enter as many categories as desired, but each routine must be different.
ACRO: A routine demonstrating controlled moves incorporated with music. The majority of the routine must consist of acrobatic moves.
BALLET: Routine must consist of ballet technique movements and classical steps
CHARACTER: Any form of dance portraying a known personality from stage, television or film.
CHEERLENDING: A routine that has a combination of strong, sharp movements, vocal cheering and dance. May contain up to 50% acro/gymnastics.
CONTEMPORARY: Routine incorporating lyrical or jazz movement fused with modern elements.
HIP-HOP: Routine must consist primarily of hip-hop technique.
JAZZ: Routine must consist primarily of jazz technique.
LYRICAL: Dancers interpret the lyrics, mood and content of the music.
MUSICAL THEATER: Must incorporate some form of dance and either singing, acting or portraying a character. Microphones will be allowed with prior notice to Dancin’ Dayz.
MODERN: Consists of modern technique, movement and choreography.
OPEN: Any routine that combines multiple styles and categories.
POINTE: Dance consisting of ballet technique combined with the use of pointe shoes.
POM PON: A routine combining dance with the use of Pom Pons for at least 80% of the routine.
PRODUCTION: Any number of dancers incorporating any styles (s) of dance.
TAP: Routine must consist primarily of tap technique. No tap sounds are permitted on the music.
Please be on time to the competition. Have your dancers ready at least 15 numbers before they are scheduled to take the stage. If there is a quick-change problem please let one of our Dancin Dayz staff know as soon as possible to help resolve the problem. Please stress the importance of having your dancers ready on time, as we like to keep our competition running as smoothly and on time as possible.
Sportsmanlike behavior is expected at all times. Failure to display proper attitudes could result in immediate disqualification. Please be courteous to others and treat them, as you would like to be treated. Clapping and cheering is encouraged!!! Please no air horns or noisemakers.
Dancin’ Dayz competition runs in approximately two-hour increments. Two hours of dancing then 30 minutes of awards and repeats throughout the day. Top scoring numbers of each section will receive special awards. Judges also give special awards at the end of each day.
Solo and duets will get personalized trophies. Every dancer in the trios and groups will also receive an award for each routine. Each studio will receive a grand prize trophy at the conclusion of the weekend. Top studio awards are awarded to the studios with highest average point total in each level; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. To qualify for top studio awards the studio must have a minimum of 2 routines registered in one level. Cash prizes are also awarded for top scoring acts for each day in each level; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Novice student scores are not included into the end of the weekend or the end of the section tallies. Adult division scores are not included into end of sections awards or end of day cash awards, but are included into end of weekend top studio awards.
LIABILITY AND RELEASE:
Any dancer participating in a Dancin’ Dayz event is understood to recognize the risks inherent in dance and dance performances. Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by contestants and their parents/guardians. Therefore by virtue of entering this competition, it is agreed that participants will not hold Dancin’ Dayz Competition or its owners, directors, staff or employees responsible for injuries sustained while in attendance and/or participating in any activity related to Dancin’ Dayz Competitions. Dancin’ Dayz Competitions is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property.