Regulations

  

  • All competing dancers and their teachers, must be registered for the entire National Season Finale! workshop.
  • Competition fees and workshop registration tuitions must be submitted simultaneously.
  • An official entry form (photocopies are fine) must be filled out for each entry.
  • The deadline for competition changes is 2 weeks prior to the convention. No changes will be accepted after this date.
  • Competing dancers may enter as many categories as desired, as long as they never compete against themselves.
  • Competing dancers may for one studio only.
  • Schools with multiple locations may compete as separate studios as long as there is no mixing of dancers from each location. No combing of dancers allowed for extra discounts.
  • Professional dancers are welcome for the workshop but will not be permitted to compete if over age 18.
  • Soloists do not need to be entered in a Group, Line, or Production number. Soloists must have a registered teacher for the Workshop. 
  • Teachers may only compete in the Open (19+) age division.
  • Entries in the Open (19+) Division are not eligible for Critics' Choice Awards.
  • Studios may substitute an entry of identical dancers, age, performance, and competition divisions for a pre-qualified entry from a Regional Competition.
  • PROPS: Studios are responsible for the transportation, storage, and removal of all props. Check with the venue, as considerable fees may apply.
  • No dangerous props may be used during the competition (swords, fire, etc.). General props are allowed but must be taken on and off stage expeditiously. Any unnecessary delay will result in a 5 point deduction. Please have a clean-up crew ready for any "litter" left on stage.
  • Excessive scenery and special lighting may only be utilized with pre-approval from NYCDA.
  • Tap sounds on the recordings of tap numbers will result in a 5 point deduction.
  • Entry numbers containing more than 2 gymnastic passes MUST be entered in the Specialty or Open Division. Otherwise, 5 points will be deducted and the entry will be moved to the appropriate division.
  • Competing dancers should be ready 30 minutes prior to their scheduled competition time. If the competition is running ahead of schedule, you will be expected to perform.
  • Competing dancers must perform in the scheduled sequence unless special permission is granted by the M.C. Intentional manipulation of performance schedule will result in disqualification.
  • Competing dancers and their teachers are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship and general support of all participants.
  • Choreography or costumes that are not considered age appropriate by the panel of judges will have 10 points deducted from the total score.

 

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