The Dance portion of the Kiwanis Festival of the Performing Arts is intended as a family event, where amateur dancers demonstrate a respect for all forms of dance and all levels of ability. Please read the General Rules that apply to all disciplines. Also, please observe the following rules that apply specifically to Dance.
Dancers, teachers, parents and audience members must respect others and follow these rules of etiquette:
1. While in the auditorium, please remain seated during performances.
2. No one is allowed in the adjudication or tabulation areas during competition sessions. Dance teachers may approach the adjudicator's secretary during scheduled breaks.
3. Cell phones and pagers must be turned off when in the competition area.
4. Food and drinks are not allowed in the competition area, hallways or dressing rooms. They may be consumed in the cafeteria.
5. Dance studios are responsible for keeping the areas assigned as dressing rooms clean. Please recycle cans and plastic in the blue bins located in the hallways.
6. Dancers must wear a cover-up in the hallways and auditorium, when not on stage.
7. Flash photography or videotaping is not allowed during performances. Nor is coaching.
8. Above all, dancers, teachers and parents must conduct themselves with decorum and demonstrate good sportsmanship throughout the dance competition.
9. Routines must be appropriate for family enjoyment. Mature themes, evocative costumes and coarse language are not acceptable.
10. Props are allowed, if they are essential to the routine. No weapons, fire, fireworks or live animals are permitted at the competition. Performers must remove props and clean any debris from the stage immediately after their performances.
11. Only dancers and teachers are allowed backstage.
12. Performers who dance in bare feet must keep their shoes on until they reach the wings of the stage.
13. Dancing is a risk sport. Competitors who enter this competition will not hold the Kiwanis Club, its staff, volunteers or venues responsible for injuries.
14. Please comply with the following time limits:
15. NOVICE dancers have not competed in solo, duet or trio classes before (although they may have competed in groups). All dancers in novice groups must be novice. Please write NOV on the entry form in the space provided for your level.
16. RECREATIONAL dancers have three hours or less per week of dance instruction or practice in any genre. They have already competed at the novice level, but never at the competitive level. All dancers in recreational groups must be recreational. Please write REC on the entry form in the space provided for your level.
17. COMPETITIVE classes are intended for experienced dancers who have more than three hours per week of dance instruction or practice in any genre. They have likely competed at novice and recreational levels. Please write COMP on the entry form in the space for your level.
18. To determine average age for duets, trios and groups add the ages of the dancers, then divide by the number of dancers. When the average is more or less than a whole number, round up or down to the most appropriate age.
19. It is not necessary to provide proof of age with the entry form; however, identification should be available at the competition.
20. Each entrant must provide music on a music (not data) CD or iPOD.
21. Please include your name, class number, music title, track number and studio name on the CD. We recommend bringing a back-up copy.
22. Teachers are responsible for supplying music to the sound engineer, who will monitor levels during performances. Please pick up your music after each performance.
23. The adjudicator's decisions are final.
24. Dancers, teachers and parents are not allowed to discuss scoring or results with the adjudicator or tabulator before, during or after the competition.
25. In all genres of dance, students who wish to perform, but not compete for marks or placements, must inform the adjudicator's secretary before the session begins.
26. Adjudications, ribbons, awards and medals will be given periodically throughout the competition, and at the completion of each evening session. At the same time, adjudications taped during dances will be presented to performers.
27. In order to receive prizes, these minimum marks are required:
The entry fee for solo dancers is $40.
Fees for duets is $50 and for trios is $60.
Fees or groups of four or more is $15 per dancer.
And for production numbers, the fee is $10 per dancer.