2017 Metropolitan Festival of Dance
Special Sections
28 Jun 2017 to 07 Jul 2017
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

Rules


When entering age is to be taken at the 1st of January this year. Entrants over age in any section will be immediately disqualified. Birth Certificates must be presented if requested.


A novice is a person who has not won a first, second or third at any competition in the type of sections he or she is entering. This is to be taken from 11.59pm on the closing date i.e./ if you send off your entry and you then receive a prize at another festival before MFD closing date you must ring and notify.


Dance Troupes must have a minimum number of five. No vocals are allowed on track in Song & Dance/Tap sections while competitor is singing (during dance acceptable).


The competitor is responsible for appearing in the order they have been programmed. If the competitor misses their number they will be able to appear at the end of the section for crit only. If the non-appearance is the fault of the festival the competitor will still be able to compete.


No routines are to be repeated (VCE & VET excluded). Competitors are to appear only once in any section.


The Committee reserves the right to combine sections if insufficient entries are received in any section.


Competitors and teachers must not have had any form of tuition or coaching by the adjudicator after the 1st of January. (Summer/Winter School N/A but committee must be informed of this beforehand.)


Competitors perform at their own risk during the festival.


Competitors must still be a student at the school stated on the entry form. If the competitor is a student of more than one school this must be stated on the entry form.


In the case of unforeseen circumstances the Committee reserves the right to appoint an alternative adjudicator.


The Committee reserves the right to refuse entry. The Committee reserves the right to disqualify any one in breach of the rules including tapping anywhere in the theatre other than on stage.


Adjudicator’s decisions are final. No competitor is to communicate with the adjudicator during the festival.


Prizes will be announced at the completion of each section. Only Award/Championship entrants are required to stay in costume and stand on stage at the end of the sections.


Protests are to be made in writing to the Committee within 10 minutes of the completion of the section in question with a fee of $20.00 which will be forfeited if the protest is deemed frivolous.


Aggregate trophies shall be awarded in all age groups. Aggregate Points for all solos sections will be awarded as follows:

Open sections: 1st - 5 points, 2nd - 3 points, 3rd - 2 points, HM - 1 point


Novice sections: 1st - 4 points, 2nd - 2 points, 3rd - 1 point


There will be no points awarded for VCE sections. In the event of a tie winners will share the trophy.


A Teachers Aggregate will be awarded to the school gaining the highest points over the entire festival.


A Troupe Aggregate will be awarded to the school with the most points accumulated for troupes.


Perpetual trophies are to be returned to the Committee one month prior to the commencement of the following year’s festival. Trophies are to be returned in the condition they were presented or a fine will be incurred.


Time Limits for items:

Song and Dance/Tap, Solos and Duos/Trios      4 minutes

All other Solos and Duo/Trios                                 3 minutes

Troupes                                                                       5 minutes


Videos and Cameras are not permitted in the theatre. The festival will provide a professional to video requested items.


Teachers and competitors are to wear passes at all times.


Only teachers and competitors will be allowed back stage (except sections under 10).


*NO food or drink is permitted in the theatre.


*NO smoking is permitted anywhere in the building or school grounds, you MUST be outside the school boundaries.


JAZZ IMPROVISATION:

Competitor in this section must wear: girls – plain colour leotards and flesh tights or stockings. Boys – dark colour tracksuit pants and white t-shirt.


Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd, ribbons for HM & all participants receive a medal.


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 26/05/2017 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
S02 Jazz Championship Solo     13 Years & Over

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S04 Tap Championship Solo     13 Years & Over

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S01 Jazz Championship Solo     Under 13 Years

Time Limit: 03:00

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S06 Jazz Improvisation Solo     13 Years & Over

Time Limit:

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S03 Tap Championship Solo     Under 13 Years

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S08 Ballet Award Solo     13 Years & Over

Time Limit: 07:00

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S05 Jazz Improvisation Solo     Under 13 Years

Time Limit:

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S10 Theatrical Award Solo     13 Years & Over

Time Limit: 07:00

Entry: $17.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S07 Ballet Award Solo     Under 13 Years

Time Limit: 07:00

Entry: $18.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon          
S09 Theatrical Award Solo     Under 13 Years

Time Limit: 07:00

Entry: $17.001st Perpetual Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy + $20          3rd Trophy + $10          HM Ribbon