14th Annual Riverside Dance Festival 2018
Dance - Groups
21 Apr 2018 to 22 Apr 2018
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

RULES AND CONDITIONS

 

1. AGE

(a) Age is taken from 1st day of competition (16th April 2018).

(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 18th March 2018.

(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) All entries are online 

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 available for 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 BACKUP.

 

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

Duo/Trio - 3 mins

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.

(d) 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.

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

 

11. ADMISSION

(a) Competitors are admitted free of charge for the whole day in which they are competing.

(b) Only 1 teacher from each school will be admitted for free except on Troupe days where 2 Teachers will be granted free entry.

(c)          Adults per Session                                     $14.00

Adults per day                                            $32.00

Children/ Aged Pensioners per session     $10.00

Children/Aged Pensioners per day             $27.00

Season Pass (Adult)                                   $65.00 (Includes Troupe Day)

Season Pass (Child/Aged Pensioner)        $45.00 (Includes Troupe Day)

 

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) 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.

 

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.

 

14. DONATIONS

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

 

15. PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payment can be made by

 

Direct Credit

Riverside Dance Festival

BSB –                    062-593

Acc No -               1048 8833

Please attach payment receipt to entry form and put Competitor’s name in message window.

 

CHEQUE

Riverside Dance Festival

PO Box 1802

Queanbeyan NSW 2620

 

Credit Card

Fill out appropriate section on Entry Form

Entries will not be taken without payment.

NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.

 

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 $100 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 $50 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 Friday 11th March 2016 and we will then contact you to arrange advertisement details.


Scholarship Rules

The purpose of the Riverside Dance Festival Scholarships is to encourage students that show potential to continue their dance education.

 

To qualify

All students entering the RDF Scholarships can be either restricted or open students.


Scholarship students qualify by entering THREE styles appropriate Solo Sections except Improvisation Sections.

 

Performance in Scholarship

Students who participate in RDF Scholarships will perform ONE style appropriate routine that has not been repeated in a Championship. The routine performed may be a repeat from qualifying sections.

 

Entertainment/Theatrical Scholarship:

One of the following – Slow or Fast Tap, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Song and Dance, Hip Hop

 

Classical Ballet Scholarship:

One of the following – Classical Ballet, Demi Character or National Character

 

Modern Expressive Scholarship:

One of the following – Modern Expressive, Lyrical, Contemporary or Neo-Classical


Championship Rules

To qualify

All students entering in Championships must compete in open not restricted sections.

Championship students qualify by entering the styles appropriate Improvisation Section and any two sections that are listed within the guidelines. 

 

Performance in Championship

Students who participate in the Championship will perform TWO routines as stated within the Championship guidelines below. Students may repeat ONE routine previously performed in the Solo Section. The SECOND routine must only be performed in the Championship.

 

For Example:

Junior Jazz Championship 10 & Under

Qualifying routines

Section 34 10/U Open Jazz

Section 60 12/U Open Hip Hop

Section 129 10/U Jazz Improvisation

Performance Routines

Broadway Jazz – new only performed in Championship

Jazz – Repeat from Section 34

Scholarship Rules

The purpose of the Riverside Dance Festival Scholarships is to encourage students that show potential to continue their dance education.

 

To qualify

All students entering the RDF Scholarships can be either restricted or open students.


Scholarship students qualify by entering THREE styles appropriate Solo Sections except Improvisation Sections.

 

Performance in Scholarship

Students who participate in RDF Scholarships will perform ONE style appropriate routine that has not been repeated in a Championship. The routine performed may be a repeat from qualifying sections.

 

Entertainment/Theatrical Scholarship:

One of the following – Slow or Fast Tap, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Song and Dance, Hip Hop

 

Classical Ballet Scholarship:

One of the following – Classical Ballet, Demi Character or National Character

 

Modern Expressive Scholarship:

One of the following – Modern Expressive, Lyrical, Contemporary or Neo-Classical


Entry Fees


Solos $13.00 per routine

Duos/Trios $13.00 per person

Championship $28.00

Scholarship (Prize Money Awarded) $45.00

Troupes $20.00

Admin Fee $10.00 (plus any additional fees regarding credit payments)


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 18/03/2018 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
200Open Classical Ballet Troupe     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
201Open Classical Ballet Troupe     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
202Open Classical Ballet Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
203Open Classical Ballet Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
204Open Classical Ballet Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
205Open Demi Character Troupe     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
206Open Demi Character Troupe     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
207Open Demi Character Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
208Open Demi Character Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
209Open Demi Character Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
210Open National Character Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
211Open National Character Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
212Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
213Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
214Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
215Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
216Open Lyrical/Modern Expressive Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
217Open Contemporary Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
218Open Contemporary Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
219Open Contemporary Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
220Open Broadway/Caberet/Musical Theatre Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $19.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
221Open Broadway/Caberet/Musical Theatre Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
222Open Broadway/Caberet/Musical Theatre Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
223Open Jazz Troupe     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
224Open Jazz Troupe     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
225Open Jazz Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
226Open Jazz Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
227Open Jazz Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
228Open Tap Troupe     8 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
229Open Tap Troupe     10 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
230Open Tap Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
231Open Tap Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
232Open Tap Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
233Open Hip Hop Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
234Open Hip Hop Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
235Open Hip Hop Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
236Open Song & Dance Troupe     12 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Cash Prize + $50          1st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
237Open Song & Dance Troupe     14 Years & Under

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy          
238Open Song & Dance Troupe     Open Age

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Trophy          1st Cash Prize + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Trophy