16th Annual Riverside Dance Festival 2020
Dance - Groups
27 Apr 2020 to 28 Apr 2020
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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RULES AND CONDITIONS

1. AGE

(a) Age is taken from 1st day of competition 14 April 2020.

(b) Troupe and Duo/Trio- strictly the age of the eldest competitor.                                 

(c) Competitors are permitted to compete up one age group in solos and duos but may not repeat any routines (Except Championships & Scholarships)

(d) Competitors must carry a copy of their Birth Certificate at all times.

2. ADJUDICATOR

(a) The Adjudicator’s decision is final

(b) With the exception of the Committee, no person shall be allowed to approach the Adjudicator or the Adjudicator’s table throughout the competition.

(c) At no time during the Eisteddfod shall the Adjudicator have access to the competitor’s or studio names and any person who has been a student of the Adjudicator in the last 12 months must withdraw immediately

3. PROTESTS

(a) Protests must be made in writing immediately to the report desk at a cost of $30.00. The fee will be returned if the protest is found valid.

4. COMMITTEE 

(a) The committee reserves the right to cancel, join or split sections

(b) The committee can appoint a substitute adjudicator.

(c) The committee can alter the program running order without notice.    

(d) Any decision on issues not covered in the rules will be final.

5. ENTRIES     

(a) All entries must be received by Sunday 8 March 2020

(b) Late entries will not be accepted.

(c) Full payment must be sent with entries.

(d) Refunds will not be given once entries are received unless the committee cancels a section. 

(e) Online Entries only

Complete online entries –

http://www.stardom.com.au/

6. MUSIC

(a) CD’s must state the competitor’s Name, Section Number and Competitor Number

(b) Only one song per CD please and clearly label if you have a tag.

(c) Music must be registered back-stage at the beginning of each SESSION.  

(d) Backing vocals are not permitted for Song & Dance (song part only) Classical or Demi sections but will be allowed for Tap sections.

(e) No background tapping sounds for any tap sections.

(f) Backing vocals only will be accepted for singing sections (Microphones are availablefor use in these sections)

(g) To ensure the reliability of CD’s, please burn at the slowest speed possible and do not use re-writable (RW) CD’s. ALWAYS CARRY A BACK-UP.

(h) All group and scholarship music is submitted electronically before the event to riversidedancefestival@gmail.com

7. TROUPES   

(a) A minimum number of 4 dancers in a Troupe

(b) Age of Troupe competitors See Rule 1b

(c) Studios may enter as many times as they like in a Troupe section.

8. TIME LIMITS

(a) Solos          3 mins            

(b) Duo/Trio 3 mins

(c) Troupes 5 mins

9. PRIZES

(a) Reports can be collected from the committee table after each section.

(b) 1-5 competitors - 2 prizes

6-10 competitors - 3 prizes

11-14 competitors - 4 prizes

15 or more competitors - 5 prizes

(Prizes may be reduced if dropouts occur)

(c) The Adjudicator may withhold any placing if he/she feels that a suitable standard has not been achieved.

10. CATAGORIES

(a) Restricted sections are for those who have never been placed 1st in that particular category in any age group except 6/u up to the closing date of entries for this Eisteddfod.

(b) Open sections are for those who have been placed first in that particular category in any age group except 6/u up to the closing date of entries for this Eisteddfod.

(c) A restricted competitor may also compete in open if they have more than one dance in that particular category but must not repeat any routine. A change of costume or music does not constitute a change of routine.

(d) National Character must comprise of traditional dance movement from one specified nation/country.

11. ADMISSION

(a) Admission is free during solo, duo/trio, championship and scholarship events. 

(b) Group Day admission is as follows:

Adults per Session      $15.00

Adults per day                                     $33.00

Children/ Aged Pensioners per session          $10.00

Children/Aged Pensioners per day                 $28.00

12. COMPETITORS

(a) Competitors perform at their own risk. No responsibility will be accepted for any injury, damage or loss of property during the Eisteddfod. This also applies to spectators.

(b) No rehearsing in the hall or on stage at any time.

(c) Competitors must be ready to compete in the order stated in the program. Dancing out of order will only be permitted if there is a quick change and only with permission of the Backstage Manager.

(d) Dancing en pointe is not permitted for competitors aged 10/u and competitors older who choose to dance en pointe will be expected to have the ability to do so. The adjudicator may at any stage in the dance ring the bell and dancers will be asked to change their shoes and perform at the end of the section

(e) No parents are to remain back-stage except to put on props. Parents must leave backstage once the child has finished.

(f) Solo competitors may only dance once in a section and Duo/Trio may appear only twice but with different partners

(g) Competitor Fee - each competitor will pay a Competitor fee of $49 payable only once regardless entry numbers. The fee is required per dancer and will be due at the time of completing and confirming registration. It does not apply to Group events.

13. IMPROVISATIONS

(a) Ballet, Tap, Lyrical & Cotemporary- a plain coloured leotard and tights are to be worn. No dance pants or skirts. No sequins. Matching hair ribbon or flower is fine. No Jewellery or accessories.

(b) Jazz & Hip Hop-Plain Leotard is to be worn (Crop top for Hip Hop is allowed). Dance Pants or bike shorts permitted. No jewellery or accessories.

(c) Male competitors must wear plain dance clothes.

(d) Improvisations CAN NOT be used to qualify for RDF Scholarships

14.  DONATIONS

(a) All donations are gratefully appreciated and will be acknowledged in the program.

15. PROGRAMS

(a) Are only available electronically and will be distributed as follows:

  1.                                Programs will be emailed to the contact email of each competitor.
  2.                                Online: via the website www.riversidedancefestival.com
  3.                                During the event: Airdrop available from the canteen

16. AGGREGATES

(a) Competitors are awarded points for places. The points are accumulated and the performer with the most points for their age group wins the aggregate.

(b) Championships and Scholarships are not counted in the aggregate.

(c) Duo & Trio events are not counted in the aggregate.

SPONSORSHIP

We are looking for businesses that are interested in sponsoring this Festival. Your sponsorship will go towards increasing the prizes and prize money awarded to competitors. Sponsorship is divided into 3 categories.

1. Premium-                Cost $150 you receive a full-page (A4) advertisement in the program, acknowledgment at the beginning of each session for duration of the Festival and priority listing on the Donations and Sponsorship page in the program.

2. Major-                     Cost $75 you receive a half (A4) page advertisement

In the program, acknowledgment at the beginning of each session for the duration of the Festival and primary listing on the Donations and Sponsorship page in the program

3. Donation-               we gratefully accept all donations big and small. This money will help to provide great prizes.

Closing date for sponsorship is 23 March 2020 and we will then contact you to arrange advertisement details.

PLEASE EMAIL

riversidedancefestival@gmail.com

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 15/03/2020 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
200Open Classical Ballet Troupe     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
201Open Classical Ballet Troupe     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
202Open Classical Ballet Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
203Open Classical Ballet Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
204Open Classical Ballet Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
205Open Demi Character Troupe     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
206Open Demi Character Troupe     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
207Open Demi Character Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
208Open Demi Character Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
209Open Demi Character Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
210Open National Character Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
211Open National Character Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
212Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
213Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
214Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
215Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
216Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
217Open Contemporary Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
218Open Contemporary Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
219Open Contemporary Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
220Open Broadway/Caberet/Musical Theatre Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
221Open Broadway/Caberet/Musical Theatre Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
222Open Broadway/Caberet/Musical Theatre Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
223Open Jazz Troupe     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
224Open Jazz Troupe     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
225Open Jazz Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
226Open Jazz Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
227Open Jazz Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
228Open Tap Troupe     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
229Open Tap Troupe     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
230Open Tap Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
231Open Tap Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
232Open Tap Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
233Open Hip Hop Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
234Open Hip Hop Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
235Open Hip Hop Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
236Open Song & Dance Troupe     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
237Open Song & Dance Troupe     14 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
238Open Song & Dance Troupe     Open Age

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
239Open Hip Hop Troupe     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
240Open Broadway/Caberet/Musical Theatre Troupe     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $22.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy