1. ENTRY FEE: See each section in syllabus for entry fees.
There will be no refund unless the class is cancelled by the Society. Any entries unaccompanied by full fees or not submitted on the official entry form will not be accepted.
Entries close– 31st July 2024 Email: email@example.com
Late Entries No late entries will be accepted.
2. AGE LIMIT: Competitors age to be taken at 28th September (start of competition). Every competitor under the age of 25 years must state date of birth on their entry form. Satisfactory proof of age must be produced if required by the committee (excluding Highland).
3. AMATEUR STATUS OF COMPETITORS: The competitions are for amateurs and are not open to professional performers. ‘Professional’ means any performer who receives payment or regular income from performing. Prize money won at similar competitions does not affect the status of an amateur.
4. RESTRICTED CLASSES (excluding Dance): These are for competitors who, at the time of entry, have not won a first place as a solo competitor in a similar class at any previous Competition Festival in New Zealand whether Junior, Intermediate or Senior. (See separate Dance Section Rules below)
5. OWN SELECTION: Pianoforte, Instrumental & Vocal
- Items cannot be changed after the programme has gone to press.
- Competitors may not render the same item in more than one class, nor perform any item with which they have previously won with at Te Awamutu.
- Copies of YOUR MUSIC must be handed to the Steward 15 minutes before the class commences, marked at the top right-hand corner with Competitors CLASS NUMBER, NAME, COMPETITOR NUMBER and TITLE.
- Please number bars on Adjudicator’s copy at the beginning of each line.
- A manuscript copy for own composition classes may be used provided it is well written,
- Competitors are advised that the use of copied music for performance is an infringement of Copyright Laws
6. DUETS/TRIOS: Competitors may appear twice but only once with the same partner.
Entering duo or trios classes, class entry is to be age of the oldest competitor of the duo/trio.
7. DANCE SECTION RULES:
- Time Limits: 3 minutes for under 12 years solo classes, 4 minutes for 12 years and over solo classes. 5 minutes for all Troupes/Groups. 3 minutes for Own Choreographed Dance, 4 minutes for Song and Dance Classes (your choice on how much you sing).
- Music: To be provided on a clearly labelled single track (not re-writeable) CD. There is no facility for music to be played from a USB stick. Music is to be handed to the Stage Manager 2 classes prior to your class starting.
- Dancers may perform any dance only once, with the exception of Restricted classes and the PACANZ classes.
- Restricted Classes: To be eligible to enter these classes competitors must have NOT placed first in a similar class at any other competition in any age group at the time of competition. No refund will be provided if a competitor is no longer eligible to enter the class.
- Local Dancers: To enter as a “Local Competitor” and be eligible for the local trophies the competitor must reside in the Waipa District.
- Age: is at the commencement of the competition (ie. 1st October 2022). Competitors must dance in their own age group, except for Duo/Trio classes, then they must dance in the age group of the oldest competitor.
- Age Group Scholarship Classes: An entry fee of $10 is to be paid AND all required classes must be entered to be eligible for the scholarship prize money, the required classes will be clearly marked with an "*" in the syllabus. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st Place = 5pts, 2nd = 3pts, 3rd = 1pt. The competitor with the highest points will win, if there is a tie for first place the adjudicator will decide the winner.
- Variations Junior: An entry fee of $15 is to be paid. Competitors must dance a solo variation from any recognised classical repertoire (pointe is optional) AND dance in the Classical Solo Class for their age group. Both classes must be danced to be eligible. No scores will be given for the variation, there will only be a class winner and a runner up.
- Variations Senior: An entry fee of $20 is to be paid. Competitors must dance a solo variation from the recognised classical repertoire on the list provided AND dance in a second solo variation class that shows a clear contrast in style to Variation 1, the second variation may be from any recognised classical repertoire. No results will be given until after the second variation has been danced. No scores will be given by the adjudicator. There will be a class winner and a runner up.
- PACANZ: Please do not enter this section unless you can attend the finals. You will be required to repay the Te Awamutu Competition Society portion of the entry fee that has been paid on your behalf if you do not attend. NOTE: our nomination is for the following year 2022 finals.
- Classes: The committee reserves the right to remove, combine or split any class at their sole discretion.
- Tap Championship Classes: To be eligible to enter a Championship class, the competitor must have won a first place in any age group Tap Dance. The dance must show the following speeds: Under 10 years, any speed. 10 years and over, slow, medium and fast (any order). 14 years and over slow, medium and fast (any order).
- Impromptus: No props are permitted for impromptu classes unless specified by the Adjudicator. All dancers competing in an impromptu class must meet in the staff room 2 classes prior to the commencement of the impromptu for a roll call.
- Troupes: Must have a minimum of 6 people. The average age of all dances in each troupe will determine if they dance in the Under 12yr or Over 12yr sections. Time Limit of 5 minutes for all Troupe Dances.
- Once you submit your entry, payment is required immediately. Strictly NO REFUNDS will be given. No exceptions will be made (including injury, illness and conflicting schedules). By submitting your entry, you signify your understanding and agreement of this rule.
8. ORDER OF PERFORMANCE:
- Competitors must perform in the order set down in the programme unless otherwise directed by the Stage Manager.
- Those not present when called upon shall, at the discretion of the Stage Manager, forfeit their right to compete.
- Competitors drawn to compete at different venues at the same time must advise the respective Stage Managers accordingly.
9. TIME LIMITS: Are specified in each section.
Competitors exceeding time limits will be penalized. The Adjudicator has the right to use the bell if the time limit is exceeded. Please see rules of each section.
CUPS & TROPHIES:
- Cups and trophies that are the property of the Society are held by the winner for the remainder of the competition year only.
- They must be returned to the Section Convenor NO LATER than 1st August. Entries will not be accepted if trophies and cups are not returned on time.
- Professional engraving only is the responsibility of the holder.
- Competitors must ensure cups/trophies are returned in the same condition as received.
- Should damage or loss be incurred while in their possession or in transit the competitor will be liable for repair or replacement costs.
- Cleaning Trophies: - wipe with a soft cloth only, no cleaning agents necessary.
- Cleaning Cups: - USE SILVO ONLY. Apply with soft cloth and wipe clean. DO NOT USE: Brasso, Jiff or a Steelo Pad! .
First Place – 5 Second Place – 3 Third Place – 1
In the event of a tie in placings in a class, points will be awarded as follows:
- First Equal - Four points each; one point to next placed competitor.
- Second Equal - Two points each; no third place awarded.
- Third Equal - Half a point each.
- Competitors must have at least ONE First and compete in ALL classes stated.
- First Equal – No Second but there will be a Third
- Second Equal – No Third
SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded on aggregate marks. Competitors must compete in ALL classes stated. The aggregate marking system is used in all sections except: Ballet, Jazz Dance and Tap Dancing.
GENERAL PRIZE MONEY: See each section. Competitors under 12 years receive medals.
PROGRAMMES: It is advisable to order a programme with entry. Due to cost of printing and postage a limited number only will be available.
ADMITTANCE TO VENUES: There is a door charge or donation expected for all sessions of the Festival. Competitors are entitled to free-of-charge admittance but only for the particular session in which he or she has appeared, or is to appear. All visitors to the venues must scan in using the COVID Tracer App or sign in using the log sheets provided. NO ADMITTANCE to venues or backstage if you are unwell. All visitors will be required to sanitize hands upon entry.
PROPERTIES: Very limited properties will be allowed in any hall.
DRESS STANDARD: Competitors must be suitably dressed for their performances.
- The committee reserves the right to replace any advertised adjudicator due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Any Adjudicator may refuse to make an award if an item is not deemed to be of sufficient merit.
- The decision of the Adjudicator shall be final in ALL classes.
- No Competitor, his or her teacher and /or parents or any other interested parties shall communicate with the Adjudicator on the subject of the Competitor prior to or during the Festival. The committee may disqualify a competitor for any breach of this rule.
- No competitor who has been taught or coached by the Adjudicator during the last two years will be allowed to compete.
- No close family member of the Adjudicator will be allowed to compete
PRIVACY ACT: In compliance with the Privacy Act 1993, it is brought to your attention that the entry form collects personal information about you. This information is collected for the purpose of registering and determining your eligibility for the classes you have entered in our competition. The information will be stored electronically and by the section convener. This information is available to committee members of this society. You have right of access to, and correction of, this information subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. Only competition details and names will be published in our programme.
- VIDEO & AUDIO recordings are not permitted during sessions without the consent of the Section Convener. Consent from the performer must also be obtained.
- The filming of a complete class is not permitted under any circumstances.
- PHOTOGRAPHY. Permission from convener to be given for any photography before any photos are taken, there will be a professional photographer at the Dance sessions. Please advise the Dance Conveners prior to the competition beginning if you do NOT want your child photographed by our photographer.
- The Adjudicator’s verbal summary comments may not be recorded at any time by any means.
- The Society may take photos for their record/albums/facebook pages. Please see section convener if you do not want to be photographed by the society or posted to facebook and internet pages.
LIABILITY: Whilst every care is taken to ensure the safety of competitors and members of the general public, the Society takes NO responsibility for any unforeseen event, damaged to, or loss of personal property that may occur. Competitors undertake to compete at their own risk and are urged to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their personal property.
PROTESTS: Must be lodged in writing to the Secretary within 12 hours of the class results being announced by the Adjudicator, accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $10.00.
The decision of the Protest Committee shall be final.
- reserves to itself the right of applying and interpreting the Rules and to cancel, divide or amalgamate classes as it sees fit.
- reserves the right of determining the status of all competitors.
- reserves the right to decline an entry at its discretion.
- shall be entitled to release competition results to the Media (including social media) for publication.
- The decision of the Committee is final.