2018 Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod.
Groups including Educational Schools
04 Apr 2018 to 08 Apr 2018
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)


Welcome! The Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod Committee wishes you all a successful and enjoyable competition season!

2018 INFORMATION

GROUPS

CONTACT DETAILS

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Web: www.dancesunshinecoast.com.au

Email: info@dancesunshinecoast.com.au

2018 VENUE

The Events Centre, Caloundra

20 Minchinton St, Caloundra, Qld 4551 Box Office Ph (07) 5491 4240 www.theeventscentre.com.au

COMPETITION DATES FOR 2018

Junior Group Weekend (6,8,10 & 12yrs. and Under): Saturday and Sunday 28th & 29th April 2018

Educational School Groups (3 Sessions) - Friday 4th May 2018

Senior Group Weekend (15yrs. and Under, Open Groups): Saturday and Sunday 5th & 6th May 2018

ENTRY COSTS

Groups - $20 per dance

AGE REQUIREMENTS

As of the 31st of December 2017

CLOSING DATE - GROUPS

Thursday 1st March 2018.

Late entries will be accepted up until 11.00pm on Sunday 4th March however a late-fee will be applicable. We will not accept any late entries after these advertised dates, sorry!

All entries and payments are to be submitted online via Stardom – www.stardom.com.au

DANCERS SEASON PASS (DANCE STUDIOS) NEW for 2018

It is compulsory that every dancer entered in this competition has a season pass. This must be purchased through the Studio Teacher via Stardom. Teachers you will be pleased to know that all of your dancers will require a GROUP PASS even if they are entering SOLOS. With the splitting of the Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod into two competitions all of your dancers will need a group & a solo pass if they are going to enter both competitions. Passes are $11 per dancer and payable at time of entry.

The GROUP pass allows access to the theatre, stage and dressing rooms. These passes are only valid for groups weekends. Students that have entered our solos/duos/trios/repertoire competition and purchased a SOLO pass please note that this can not be used for group weekends.

EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS TICKETS/PASSES

A SEASON PASS DOES NOT NEED TO BE PURCHASED BY Educational School Group CompetitorsTickets to watch the performances are to be purchased through the box-office at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Your School Teacher will advise you of the requirements regarding tickets. Usually this is a sold-out event. Please continue to watch for all information on Facebook as we will advertise when tickets become available for sale.

TEACHERS PASSES

Each Dance Studio is eligible to receive a maximum of 4 passes. Misuse of Teachers passes may result in penalties for Groups. Please have ONE representative collect your passes from the Admin table on arrival.

PROGRAMMES NEW for 2018

Teachers will be emailed the programme as it becomes available! This is not for circulation but for your own planning and use. Hard copies of the programme will be available for purchase on the day of the competition. Studios will be given one free copy with subsequent copies available to purchase for $12.

Prior to the event you may purchase hard copies of the group programme at “Showtime Dancewear” at their Kuluin or Warana stores. We regret that we cannot post any programmes.

Programmes will be on sale for $12 cash at the Eisteddfod, we regret we do not have EFT facilities.

STARDOM ONLINE ENTRIES

www.stardom.com.au

Now that the committee has successfully worked with online entries via Stardom for the past two years we wish to bring the following issues to your attention:

At the time of checkout and payment you need to print & have a copy of your Stardom invoice as proof of payment. Should this not be generated then the payment did not go through, but can be easily rectified through Stardom. We regret that entries/invoices not paid for in full via Stardom by the 4th March will not be included in the competition or the programme.

Teachers can you kindly purchase dancers season passes and order advertising via Stardom at the time of checking out if possible. Thank you to those who have ordered student passes promptly in the past. As we do not have the manpower, it would help us by doing this at the time of entries and we would be so appreciative. Now that all dancers competing in groups will require a group pass this should be so much easier. Once you have a list of students competing please email this list to info@dancesunshinecoast.com.au

LOST PROPERTY

This is held at the Events Centre Caloundra for 1 month following this event. Please contact them with your enquiries.

ADVERTISING

This year our Group programme will be separate from the Solo, Duo, Trio, Repertoire Programme. The options to place your advertisement are as follows:

1.Via Stardom at the time of entering.

2.Place your order by email info@dancesunshinecoast.com.au. Payment can be made by direct deposit only

Acc Name

Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod Inc.

BSB

638 070

Acc Number

3445305

Please use your studio or business name as a reference.

All artwork to be emailed directly to Austin-Zande Imagery info@austin-zande.net . If you require artwork, Austin-Zande Imagery are offering discounted rates. Please discuss directly with them.

Studios may wish to advertise in only one or both programmes. Please specify at time of ordering. We have numbered the options below, please use the number as a reference if you choose not to order online.

Advertising rates as follows:

1.A4 Full Page Colour and Media advertising $250 (Solos Programme only)

2.A5 Half Page Colour and Media advertising $150 (Solos Programme only)

3.Colour Banner & Media advertising $100 (Solos Programme only)

4.A4 Full Page Colour and Media advertising $270 (Solos & Groups Programmes)

5.A5 Half Page Colour and Media advertising $170 (Solos & Groups Programmes)

6.Colour Banner & Media advertising $120 (Solos & Groups Programmes)

7.A4 Full Page Colour and Media advertising $250 (Group Programme only)

8.A5 Half Page Colour and Media advertising $150 (Group Programme only)

9.Colour Banner & Media advertising $100 (Group Programme only)

Closing date SOLO PROGRAMME/BOTH PROGRAMMES: 11th February 2018

Closing date GROUP PROGRAMME4th March 2018

2018 RULES AND CONDITIONS

GROUPS

1.Dancers/Studios enter and participate in this eisteddfod according to all rules and guidelines listed. Lack of knowledge will not be accepted as a reason for the infringement of any rule. May we bring your attention to rule 4 & 4A if this is the first time you have entered this competition.

2.This Eisteddfod is open to amateurs only who have not or are not receiving income is derived from the particular class for which they entered.

3.This is a family oriented dance eisteddfod; therefore costumes, routines and lyrics must be suitable.

4.ALL COMPETITORS MUST AVOID THE OVER-EXTENDED (TURNED-IN/INVERTED) LEG MOUNT/KICK WITH THE CROTCH FACING THE AUDIENCE. PENALITIES MAY BE APPLICABLE. HOSIERY MUST BE WORN.

4A. HOSIERY

The Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod Committee sees that our most important duty is as guardians of the Competitors who enter this dance competition. We take our job very seriously therefore we adopt the ‘No Tights, No Dance’ policy. We take great pride in providing a venue for all Competitors to develop their craft and performance in dance, in a safe, family orientated environment and we hope you will support our decision as we are sincere in our actions. To clarify this rule to participate -: the dancer, Female and Male are to wear ‘dance tights’ and should be to the knee (knee length) in all genres of dance. We thank you for your attention and support in this delicate matter.

5COPYRIGHT

The Eisteddfod Committee is not responsible for any infringement of copyright or royalty by performers or those associated with the performances. Copied music and choreography is used at their own risk. We assume that all studios/schools hold the relevent licences.

6. THE ADJUDICATORS DECISION WILL BE FINAL

No prize will be awarded unless there is sufficient merit. The Adjudicator has the power to withhold or divide prizes according to merit of performance. Communication with the Adjudicator either by competitors, teachers or other interested parties during the Eisteddfod is forbidden. All inquiries or requests are to be directed to the Committee or Conductor of session not the Adjudicator.

7.ALTERATIONS; CHANGES TO THE PROGRAMME OR ADJUDICATOR

The Committee reserves the right to make any alterations or additions to the programme when they become necessary and to appoint a Substitute Adjudicator at any time without notice. Competitors dance in all sections AT THEIR OWN RISK & in the ORDER ACCORDING TO THE PROGRAMME.

8.NO PUBLIC PROTEST WILL BE PERMITTED AT THE SESSION

Protests must be made in writing and handed to the Secretary within half an hour of the cause of the protest arising, accompanied by a fee of $50.00, which will be forfeited if the protest is considered frivolous. The decision of the Eisteddfod Protest Committee will be final.

9.TIME LIMITS

Time limits will be strictly adhered to otherwise penalties will apply.

15yrs and Under (Up to 10 Minutes)

Maximum Time limits are: -

Groups

Up to 5 Minutes

Musical Theatre (Groups)

10yrs and 12yrs Under (6 Minutes),

15yrs and Under (Up to 10 Minutes)

Open (Up to 10 Minutes)

10. AGE LIMIT

The age limit for Competitors is the 31st December in the year prior to the event. Competitors must be prepared to provide Proof of Age if required. The age limit for all competitors in the Eisteddfod is 30 years and under.

11. GROUPS

A maximum of two groups only per Studio are permitted to enter in any one section. Group sections are determined by the age of the eldest competitor in the group. The minimum number in any group is 4 dancers; the maximum number is 50 Dancers. Competitors are permitted to appear in both groups. The Teacher has the responsibility of checking in their groups and seeing they are marshalled ready to dance in turn (in the order of the programme).

There will be no official marshalling and failure to appear in turn will not be the responsibility of the Eisteddfod Committee and you will forfeit your entry. On competition day and if the organisers are advised prior, if possible, we will adjust the programme to suit to allow costume changes on the day.

Note:

NO LIGHTING BLACKOUTS.

Note:

NO ROSIN ever to be used on the stage.

Note:

SONG & ANY DANCE GROUPS – THIS IS THE ONLY SECTION THAT THREE (3) ENTRIES ARE

ALLOWED, AND AT LEAST ONE (1) ENTRY MUST BE A SONG & TAP GROUP ITEM.

12. SONG & DANCE SECTIONS

NO VOCAL BACKING IS ALLOWED WHILST SINGING, however, vocals are allowed whilst dancing.

13. MUSICAL THEATRE GROUPS (Time limits apply)

An item from a Musical, to include acting/dialogue, choreographed movements/dance & live singing (no lip-syncing, no vocals on backing tracks allowed). This must be presented in the style and content of the original Musical. Song & Dance items are not acceptable in this section.

PLEASE STATE THE PARTICULAR TITLE OF THE ITEM YOU WILL BE PERFORMING AS YOU CHECK-IN at the ADMIN table.

14. TAP SHOES

No pre-recorded tapping during dance sections is permitted. Tap shoes must not be worn in the auditorium and tap shoes must be removed or covered backstage.

15. CANVASSING OF STUDENTS

As this is a friendly Eisteddfod that respects all who wish to take part, canvassing by Studio Owners, Teachers, Competitors or Parents to change a competitors place of enrolment is regarded as bad sportsmanship and an infringement of the competitors rights. Anyone who distresses a Competitor will be subject to the Disciplinary Action Schedule.

A select number of Committee members will be responsible for delivering a Grade of Disciplinary Action should the Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod be compromised in any way.

The relevant grades for this disciplinary action will be:

Grade 6 Verbal warning

Grade 5 Written warning

Grade 4 Loss of points

Grade 3 Disqualification

Grade 2 12 Month ban

Grade 1 24 Months ban

SPECIAL NOTE-: STUDENTS MAY NOT SIT IN THE FIRST THREE ROWS OF THE THEATRE DURING THIS COMPETITION.

16. PROPS

Props are to be placed on stage with a time limit of one minute. Competitors must show respect for the stage. Props must never be dragged. NO foreign substance is to be spilt on the stage and NO lit candles or naked flames are permitted. No special effects or rosin ever to be used on the stage.

17. MUSIC (DANCE STUDIOS)

No dancers will be penalised for technical difficulties beyond their control. ALL TEACHERS ARE REMINDED TO HAVE BACKUP COPIES OF ALL MUSIC. Only CD, iPod, iPad with back-up copies are allowed. Music will be taken to the control room by YOU, the TEACHER, and will be played by our sound technician under your supervision.

18. MUSIC (EDUCATIONAL GROUPS)

No dancers will be penalised for technical difficulties beyond their control. Music will be played on your behalf if on CD, other devices are acceptable but must be taken personally, to the control room.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE BACKUP COPIES OF ALL MUSIC. TWO CDs per dance MUST be submitted at the time of check-in.

Tip: CDs used repeatedly can fail so we suggest you check the quality of your CDs prior to competition. In addition, it is advised to bring along a device such as a smartphone/iPad as another backup.

Please label your music with the following information in BLACK. This is required on the CD itself as well as on the case it’s in. An example:

Section Number: Name:

Number (as it appears in the program): Dance Genre and age group:

Starts On or OFF: Tag Yes/No:

Section 25

St. Mary’s College

Competitor No. 4

Jazz Group - Primary School

Starts ON (or OFF is starting off stage) TAG after dance (or NO TAG if none)

Definition of tag: piece of music added to dance at the end that allows the dancers to bow & exit the stage to music

Please use the information list in the programme to assist you with details

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO COLLECT YOUR MUSIC AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR SECTION!

19.BACKSTAGE SUPPORT - GROUPS INCLUDING DANCE & EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS

We ask you to be respectful of the amount of people backstage acting as support - 1 or 2 Teachers maximum per group. Backstage management has the right to remove anyone at any time and we ask that you follow the directions of the Stage Manager at all times or face penalties.

20.Competitors must not rehearse on stage or the polished timber floor in the ‘Glasshouse’ dressing room.

21.PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY

The taking of photographs by cameras, video cameras or mobile phone cameras of any performance is strictly forbidden. This is a rule of the Child Protection Act. Professional services are provided in both photography and videography and is to be arranged with the consent of the Parent/Teacher prior to the performance. Should this rule not be adhered to then this may result in disqualification. Any device with a screen is strictly forbidden to be used by audience members during any performance.

22. DRESSING ROOMS & CARE OF THE EVENTS CENTRE CALOUNDRA

NO tapping EVER on the polished floor in the Glasshouse dressing room. In shared dressing rooms, all competitors and associated parties are expected to demonstrate respect for the space, costumes and belongings of others at all times. Each Dancer will be responsible for keeping their dressing space clean and tidy. The toilets/bathrooms cannot be used as change rooms or for hair and make-up. A $200 cleaning fee will be charged to the studio in question if any studio/school leave their area unclean/untidy.

23. AWARDS

A Trophy is awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Ribbon Awards for 4th, 5th and HC

Ribbons will be awarded to all competitors in the younger age groups and Educational groups.

Winners will be announced after each section. There will be no presentations of trophies on stage for the two group weekends.

24. SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION

Groups have now been re-named ‘DANCE ABILITY’. These sections will be included if there are sufficient entries.

25.NO PERSON WILL BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE OR ENTER THE AUDITORIUM WHILST ANY ITEM IS IN PROGRESS OR WHILST ADJUDICATIONS ARE BEING GIVEN.

26.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL GROUPS (EDUCATION)

Section 211 Primary School ANY DANCE (may enter up to 3 Items)

Section 212 Junior Secondary (Grade 7 to 9) JAZZ/HIP HOP (may enter up to 2 Items)

Section 213 Junior Secondary (Grade 7 to 9) LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY (may enter up to 2 Items)

Section 214 Junior Secondary (Grade 7 to 9) ANY OTHER DANCE (may enter up to 2 Items)

Section 215 Senior Secondary (Grade 10 to 12) JAZZ/HIP HOP (may enter up to 2 Items)

Section 216 Senior Secondary (Grade 10 to 12) LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY (may enter up to 2 Items)

Section 217 Senior Secondary (Grade 10 to 12) ANY OTHER DANCE (may enter up to 2 Items)

Each school may enter up to TWO items in each section with the exception of section 211 when you may enter THREE items.

TO CLARIFY SECTIONS 211, 214, 217 ‘ANY DANCE’ -. IF YOU HAVE 3 HIP HOP ITEMS (OR OTHER GENRE LISTED) BUT THE RULES STATE YOU CAN ONLY ENTER 2 IN THE HIP HOP SECTION THEN PUT THE 3RD DANCE IN ‘ANY DANCE’ SECTION.

‘ANY DANCE’ INCLUDE GENRES AS MUSICAL THEATRE, ACROBATIC, NOVELTY ITEM. ANY DANCE STYLE WILL BE ACCEPTABLE.

27. EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS TICKETS/PASSES

A SEASON PASS DOES NOT NEED TO BE PURCHASED BY Educational School Group Competitors. Tickets to watch the performances are to be purchased through the box-office at The Events Centre, Caloundra. Your School Teacher will advise you of the requirements regarding tickets. Usually this is a sold-out event. Please continue to watch for all information on Facebook as we will advertise when tickets become available for sale.

DONATIONS

If you would like to sponsor a trophy for a section, you can do this online also at the time of entry via STARDOM. Donating $30 to $50 will allow sponsorship of a section and would help considerably. A great deal of money is required to stage this Eisteddfod and every little bit helps and is appreciated. We are a not-for-profit organisation run by a group of volunteers who give their time freely. If you are able to lend a hand and be part of organising this event please contact the committee, we’d love your assistance.

On behalf of the Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod Committee we thank you for your support of this event.

We take great pride in giving our young dancers of tomorrow the opportunity and experience, which we

sincerely hope helps to perfect their art.


www.dancesunshinecoast.com.au

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1/03/2018 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
G001 Classical Ballet Group     6 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G002 Classical Ballet Group     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G003 Classical Ballet Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G004 Classical Ballet Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G005 Classical Ballet Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G006 Classical Ballet Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G007 Dance Ability (Special Needs) Group     Any Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G008 Tap Group     6 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G009 Tap Group     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G010 Tap Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G011 Tap Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G012 Tap Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G013 Tap Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G014 National Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G015 National Group     13 Years & Over

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G016 Contemporary Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G017 Contemporary Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G018 Contemporary Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G019 Contemporary Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G020 Acrobatic Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G021 Acrobatic Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G022 Hip-Hop Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G023 Hip-Hop Group     13 Years & Over

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G024 Novelty / Cabaret Group     6 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G025 Novelty / Cabaret Group     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G026 Novelty / Cabaret Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G027 Novelty / Cabaret Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G028 Novelty Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G029 Novelty Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G030 Cabaret Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G031 Cabaret Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G032 Lyrical / Neo-Classical Group     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G033 Lyrical / Neo-Classical Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G034 Lyrical / Neo-Classical Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G035 Lyrical / Neo-Classical Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G036 Lyrical / Neo-Classical Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G037A Any Dance Groups Schools (education)     Primary School – DIV 1 Grade 3 & Under

Up to 3 groups may be entered.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G038 Jazz / Hip-Hop Groups Schools (education)     Junior Secondary (Grade 7 to 9)

Up to 2 groups may be entered.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G039 Lyrical / Contemporary Groups Schools (education)     Junior Secondary (Grade 7 to 9)

Up to 2 groups may be entered.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G040 Any Other Dance Groups Schools (education)     Junior Secondary (Grade 7 to 9)

Up to 2 groups may be entered.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G041 Jazz / Hip-Hop Groups Schools (education)     Senior Secondary (Grade 10 to 12)

Up to 2 groups may be entered.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G042 Lyrical / Contemporary Groups Schools (education)     Senior Secondary (Grade 10 to 12)

Up to 2 groups may be entered.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G043 Any Other Dance Groups Schools (education)     Senior Secondary (Grade 10 to 12)

Up to 2 groups may be entered.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G044 Up-Tempo Jazz Group     6 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G045 Up-Tempo Jazz Group     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G046 Up-Tempo Jazz Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G047 Up-Tempo Jazz Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G048 Up-Tempo Jazz Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G049 Up-Tempo Jazz Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G050 Song & Any Dance Group     6 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G051 Song & Any Dance Group     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G052 Song & Any Dance Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G053 Song & Any Dance Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G054 Song & Any Dance Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G055 Song & Any Dance Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G056 Musical Theatre Group     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G057 Musical Theatre Group     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G058 Musical Theatre Group     15 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00
G059 Musical Theatre Group     Open

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.00