Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod 2021
Duo & Trio
05 Oct 2021 to 18 Oct 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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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.

It should also be noted that is Schedule differs from last year’s in that:


A LATER CLOSING ENTRY DATE and consequently NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted. However, AGE CUT OFF has CHANGED.


  1. In these rules and conditions, the word “Committee” shall mean “The Management Committee of the Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod. The decision of the Committee in all questions arising, shall be final. All entries are deemed to be made subject to these decisions.

  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 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: In all competitions except for Troupe sections, the age as of the 31st of May 2021 shall be deemed to be the age of the competitor.

Troupe Sections, the age on the 1st of January 2021 shall be redeemed to be the age of the competitor.


  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 hold any prize/money until such proof shall have been furnished.
  1. 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.

  2. Entries in all sections must be lodged on or before the 30th of September 2021 through the Stardom platform via the website www. lowerclarencedanceeisteddfod.weebly.com. No entry will be accepted without its full entry fee.

Due to later entry date, NOT LATE ENTRIES will be accepted.

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

  1. In all sections were two or more combine to compete e.g., duos, duets, trios, the name of each competitor must be given at the time of entry.

  2. In sections where there are two or more competitors in combination, NO competitor may compete more than one in a any capacity. No competitor shall be allowed to render the same item in more than one section except in the District dancing section.

  3. Competitors MUST perform in OWN age sections and not outside their own age group, unless specifically indicated in the schedule as to open to all ages (unrestricted).

  4. 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.

  5. The Workcover Authority requires all electrical equipment e.g., hairdryers, heated rollers & 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 Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod requests these requirements be observed as penalties are severe.

  6. District dancing entries are restricted to Competitors who live within a 50 km radius and learn from Studios with a 50 km radius of Maclean, at the time of the current Lower Clarence Dance 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).

  7.  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).

  8. TAP SOLOS, ENSEMBLE TAP, WALTZ TAP SECTIONS: Vocals on music for these dances is not acceptable. Competitors with Vocals on these sections will be automatically disqualified. This rule does not apply to Section 397 to 405.


  2. 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.

  3.  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.

  4.  If through unforeseen circumstance an Adjudicator is unable to perform his/her duty, the Committee reserves the right to appoint a substitute.

  5.  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.

  6.  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.

  7.  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.

  8. 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.

  9. CD RULES:

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

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

c) All music files must be in CDA FORMAT. Any other file type cannot and will not be played.

d) Please leave the CD in its case to avoid damage and it is advisable to inspect CDs for damage prior to handing in and ensure that it is the correct music for the Item.

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


  1. Usage of venues or equipment PRIOR to the Eisteddfod is not the responsibility of the Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod. All rehearsals should be privately arranged by and paid for by the competitor with the appropriate authority.
  1. No use of the stage for practice is permitted at any venue during the competitions.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Competitors must change in dressing rooms. Public areas are not to be used as change areas.

  5. The use of glitter spray and hair spray 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.

  6. 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.
10 years and under
045 Dance Duo & Trio (Any Style) Duo & Trio     10 years and under

Time Limit: 03:30

Entry: $18.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
12 years and under
071 Dance Duo & Trio (Any Style) Duo & Trio     12 years and under

Time Limit: 03:30

Entry: $18.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
14 years and under
101 Dance Duo & Trio (Any Style) Duo & Trio     14 years and under

Time Limit: 03:30

Entry: $12.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
15 years and over
122 Dance Duo & Trio (Any Style) Duo & Trio     15 years and over

Time Limit: 03:30

Entry: $18.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC