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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.)
perform at their own risk during the festival.
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.
the case of unforeseen circumstances the Committee reserves the right
to appoint an alternative adjudicator.
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.
decisions are final. No competitor is to communicate with the
adjudicator during the festival.
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.
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.
trophies shall be awarded in all age groups. Aggregate Points for all
solos sections will be awarded as follows:
sections: 1st - 5 points, 2nd - 3 points, 3rd - 2 points, HM - 1 point
sections: 1st - 4 points, 2nd - 2 points, 3rd - 1 point
will be no points awarded for VCE sections. In the event of a tie
winners will share the trophy.
Teachers Aggregate will be awarded to the school gaining the highest
points over the entire festival.
Troupe Aggregate will be awarded to the school with the most points
accumulated for troupes.
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
Limits for items:
and Dance/Tap, Solos and Duos/Trios 4 minutes
other Solos and Duo/Trios 3 minutes
and Cameras are not permitted in the theatre. The festival will
provide a professional to video requested items.
and competitors are to wear passes at all times.
teachers and competitors will be allowed back stage (except sections
food or drink is permitted in the theatre.
smoking is permitted anywhere in the building or school grounds, you
MUST be outside the school boundaries.
in this section must wear: girls – plain colour leotards and flesh
tights or stockings. Boys – dark colour tracksuit pants and white
for 1st, 2nd & 3rd, ribbons for HM & all participants receive