2024 Lismore Eisteddfod
Troupe
06 Oct 2024 to 27 Oct 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2024 REVISED RULES FOR GOVERNING THE SOCIETY'S DANCE SECTIONS OF THE COMPETITION

Competitors are asked to study the following rules carefully as they will be strictly enforced. This applies particularly to the submission of entry forms which will be rejected if they do not comply.

 

ALL ENTRY FORMS WILL BE COMPLETED ON THE STARDOM PLATFORM VIA

OUR WEBSITE:  https://lismoreeisteddfod.com.au

 

NOTE: AGE as at 31 May 2024

  1. In these rules and conditions the word "Committee" shall mean "The Management Committee of the Lismore Musical Festival”. The decision of the Committee in all questions arising, shall be final. All entries are deemed to be made subject to these conditions.
  2. The Committee reserves the right to determine the Status of any competitor and the application and interpretation of these rules.
  3. In the event of insufficient or large number of entries, the Committee reserves the right to combine or divide sections accordingly. In any section where insufficient entries are received the Committee may exercise its discretion with regard to the retention or the alteration of any section for that year.
  4. The Committee reserves the right to amend the program at any time by varying the order of the competitors or sections at any session.
  5. All competitions are intended for amateurs; teachers may not compete.
  6. All competitors perform entirely at their own risk.
  7. No cameras or video will be permitted at any venue.
  8. AGE: Deemed to be the age of the competitor:
  • In all solo/duo sections, the competitor’s age as at 31 May 2024;

 

  • Troupe Sections, the competitor’s age as at 1 January 2024.
  1. The Committee reserves the right in age competitions to call upon any competitor to produce at his/her own expense, PROOF OF AGE and to withhold any prize/money until such proof shall have been furnished.
  2. The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry, and, in particular, those from competitors who have been pupils of an adjudicator, within a period of 12 months prior to the closing of entries. These competitors are not eligible to compete in any section judged by that adjudicator.
  3. Entries in all sections must be lodged on or before the 30 June 2024 through the Stardom platform via the website: lismoreeisteddfod.com.au. NO entry will be accepted without full entry fee.

 

  1. In all sections where two or more combine to compete eg, duos, duets, trios, the name of each competitor must be given at the time of entry.
  2. Competitors in Solo/Duo/Trio may compete only once in that section. No competitor shall be allowed to repeat any item already performed EXCEPT for the DISTRICT

NOVICE DANCE SECTIONS.

No Qualifier may repeat their same routine in a CHAMPIONSHIP.

  1. Competitors MUST perform in OWN age sections and not outside their own age group, unless specifically indicated in the schedule as open to all ages (unrestricted).
  2. Time Limits apply. All solo dances, not more than three (3) minutes; duo/trio not more than three half (3.5) minutes, troupes not more than four (4) minutes.
  3. The WorkCover Authority requires all electrical equipment eg hairdryers, heated rollers and cassette players etc, be inspected by an authorised electrician and be tagged as required. It is the competitors’ responsibility to comply with the WorkCover Authority Rules. The Lismore Musical Festival Society is not responsible and requests these requirements be observed as penalties are severe.
  4. District dancing (Novice) entries are restricted to Competitors who live within a 50 km radius and learn from Studios with a 50 km radius of Lismore, at the time of the current Lismore Eisteddfod. Competitors may repeat the same dance in both District and Unrestricted

Sections. NOVICE District sections are for competitors who have not WON a FIRST

PRIZE in ANY Classical Ballet, Novice Ballet section; in any Tap Dance section or

Novice Tap section; in any Jazz Dance, or Novice Jazz section at ANY Festival or Eisteddfod at the time of the Lismore Eisteddfod (with the exception of Under (5) years of age group).

  1. CHAMPIONSHIP: Competitors must enter and perform in their corresponding AGE, or acceptable qualifying section/s as indicated in the schedule before the Championship is held (Novice District or Restricted sections not accepted).
  2. NO COMPETITOR IN THE DANCE SECTION WILL BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM WITHOUT MUSIC.
  3. The Adjudicator's decision shall be final and he/she has the power to withhold or divide prizes according to merit. He/she shall also be entitled to recommend the awarding of a second place if he/she thinks the rendition has not sufficient merit to carry a first prize, but he/she shall intimate his/her decision when making the adjudication.
  4. In many cases part of a dance may be heard by the Adjudicator and the bell does not necessarily signify disapproval or rejection. The Adjudicator's objective will be to hear all items at the session in which they are set down.
  5. If through unforeseen circumstance an Adjudicator is unable to perform his/her duty, the Committee reserves the right to appoint a substitute.
  6. Competitors must assemble in the space provided by the committee and must be ready to render their items in the order in which their names appear in the program. Any delay on their part causing disruption of the business of the session will render them liable to disqualification.
  7. No teacher will be allowed on stage with a competitor unless as an accompanist FOR THAT ITEM. Prompting from the audience or side of stage is strictly forbidden and is liable to result in disqualification of that competitor.
  8. PROPS for Ballet etc, must be portable and capable of being easily handled by two people. No nailing of stands etc, to stage will be allowed. All props must be removed from precincts of stage at the conclusion of each session. All props are to come in by front Door.
  9. A SOUND SYSTEM is provided by the Society and Competitors must use the standard equipment. A sound operator will be provided (No additional charge for this service). The Committee and/or Sound Operator will not be held responsible for CDs incorrectly marked.

 

  1. USB/CD RULES:

a) Clearly label each USB/CD with Section Number, competitor number, start on or off stage.

b) Only one piece of music is to be recorded on each USB/CD.

c) If using a USB, it is recommended to have a CD back up recording.

d) MP3 and WAV files are allowed.

e) Under no circumstance is a sticker to be put on the actual CD. Leave CD in its case.

 

  1. Usage of venues or equipment PRIOR to the Eisteddfod is not the responsibility of the Lismore Musical Festival Society. All rehearsals should be privately arranged by and paid for by the competitor with the appropriate authority.
  2. No use of the stage for practice is permitted at any venue during the competitions.
  3. During the actual competitions all enquiries of, or representations to the Adjudicator must be made in writing either through the Secretary or a Committee member. UNAUTHORISED communication with the Adjudicator during the competition is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Failure to comply will mean immediate disqualification.

 

  1. PROTESTS: If any, shall be lodged with the Secretary in writing, within one hour after completion of section in respect of which the protest is entered and must be accompanied by $50.00 which shall be forfeited if the protest is deemed to be frivolous or unfounded.
  2. Competitors must change in dressing rooms. Public areas are not to be used as change areas.
  3. The use of glitter spray and hair spray (makeup or hair products) may be a health hazard for some competitors. These must be used with great care in a well-ventilated area, preferably in the open air.

 

  1. No dangerous moves may be made that could possibly cause injury to the contestant.

 

  1. Competitors will be regarded as being CONVERSANT WITH THE RULES of the competitions of the Society affecting their positions as competitors. The PLEA OF LACK

OF KNOWLEDGE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A BONA FIDE REASON FOR

THE INFRINGEMENT OF THE RULE. In the event of a protest being lodged the competitors; so infringing shall be liable to disqualification or may otherwise be dealt with by the Committee.

 

 

If anyone has difficulty with the online entry form or submission, please contact:

Rhonda on 0427404383.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 30/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Open
500 Classical Ballet Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
501 Classical Ballet Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
502 Classical Ballet Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
503 Classical Ballet Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
504 Classical Ballet Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
6 years and under
505 Classical Ballet Troupe     6 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
506 Demi - Character Dance Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
507 Demi - Character Dance Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
508 Demi - Character Dance Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
509 Demi - Character Dance Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
510 Demi - Character Dance Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
511 Cabaret Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
512 Cabaret Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
513 Cabaret Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
514 Cabaret Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
515 Cabaret Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
516 Jazz Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Voice acceptable

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
15 years and over
517 Jazz Troupe     15 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Voice acceptable

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
518 Jazz Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Voice acceptable

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
519 Jazz Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Voice acceptable

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
520 Jazz Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Voice acceptable

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
521 Jazz Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Voice acceptable

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
6 years and under
522 Jazz Troupe     6 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Voice acceptable

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
523 Variety or Musical Theatre Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
15 years and over
524 Variety or Musical Theatre Troupe     15 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
525 Variety or Musical Theatre Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
526 Variety or Musical Theatre Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
527 Variety or Musical Theatre Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
528 Variety or Musical Theatre Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Either a soloist or whole group may sing

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
529 Authentic National Character Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
15 years and over
530 Authentic National Character Troupe     15 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
531 Authentic National Character Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
532 Authentic National Character Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
533 Authentic National Character Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
534 Authentic National Character Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
535 Contemporary/Creative Dance Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
15 years and over
536 Contemporary/Creative Dance Troupe     15 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
537 Contemporary/Creative Dance Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
538 Contemporary/Creative Dance Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
539 Contemporary/Creative Dance Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
540 Contemporary/Creative Dance Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
6 years and under
541 Contemporary/Creative Dance Troupe     6 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
542 Hip Hop Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
543 Hip Hop Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
544 Hip Hop Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
545 Hip Hop Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
546 Lyrical Dance Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
15 years and over
547 Lyrical Dance Troupe     15 years and over

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
548 Lyrical Dance Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
549 Lyrical Dance Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
550 Lyrical Dance Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
551 Lyrical Dance Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
Open
552 Tap Dance Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
14 years and under
553 Tap Dance Troupe     14 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
12 years and under
554 Tap Dance Troupe     12 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
10 years and under
555 Tap Dance Troupe     10 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
8 years and under
556 Tap Dance Troupe     8 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
6 years and under
557 Tap Dance Troupe     6 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $25.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate