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Rules & Regulations

When doing your "Hours Danced Per Week" Calculations, please include all technique classes, combination classes, exam preparation classes and stretch classes.

Performance: Performances in this category are reserved for dancers who dance 7 hours or less per week. They will receive medals and awards. The number of awards is dependent on the number of performances in the category. 

Competitive: Performances in the category are for dancers who dance more than 7 hours per week. Medals will be awarded in the category as well as 1st, 2nd, and/or 3rd place awards. The number of awards is dependent on the number of performances in the category. 

Please note: Performance & Competitive may be in the same category but will receive separate awards.

Please note: All adult entries will be in an adult category if possible. In the event that an adult entry cannot or is not in its own category, these entries are not eligible for awards. 

Open entries are not eligible for awards.

When calculating years of training, please do not include any training before 6 years of age. The age of dancers is their age as of March 1st of the year of the festival. The current dance season is to be included in years of training.

Disciplines: Years of training in a discipline determines the level, with the exception of contemporary, modern, lyrical and musical theatre, where the average years of ballet and jazz only are to be used to determine the level. 

Variety performances may be lip-synced, but any and all musical theatre must be sung. Any lip-syncing in musical theatre will result in disqualification.

The maximum acro elements allowed in non-acro numbers is 3.

Minimum age: All ages are welcome to attend and will be adjudicated. Dancers between the ages of 3 and 5 will have their own category (Tiny Dancers) and will have their own adjudication if numbers warrant. If not, they will be in the regular categories and will receive their own, special awards. 

Props: Props are allowed in all disciplines. To allow time for set-up, please indicate on the entry form if a number will include props. 

Music: Teachers are responsible for playing their own music. Please ensure that your music is available in digital format and that you have a backup. Teachers: Please be aware of song content. Profanity and unsuitable content are subject to a $50.00 fine per infraction. Fines must be paid prior to festival's end. 

Prompting: Prompting by anyone backstage or in the audience will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification, with the exception of dancers aged 5 and under, where teachers are encouraged to help them along. 

Complaints: Decisions of the adjudicators are final. No one is to approach adjudicators or writers at any time during the festival. Complaints must be in writing and submitted to the organizer of the Dance Rage Festival prior to the end of the last day of the festival. 

Tap shoes: Tap shoes are only permitted on the stage. They must be carried at all other times. Pre-taped tap sounds will not be permitted. 

Rehearsal: Rehearsing will only be allowed in the designated practice area, shared by all participating studios. Cooperation is expected. No one will be permitted to practice on the stage during the festival. Parents are not permitted in the practice area

Backstage: Teachers are to bring performers backstage. Parents are not permitted in this area

Cameras and Video Equipment: Videotaping and picture taking in the auditorium are strictly prohibited during performances and adjudications. Violators will be given one notice. Further violations will result in the offending studio's disqualification. 

Re-Dances: Re-dances will be allowed at the discretion of the adjudicators and/or festival organizer. 

Missing Dancers/Substitutes: Please advise the master of ceremonies of any missing dancers. Substitutes are allowed in all categories, but the substitute must have the same age and level as the dancer they are replacing. 

Please be ready to dance up to one hour prior to your scheduled time. We reserve the right to run up to 45 minutes early.

Good sportsmanship is a must! Anyone displaying poor sportsmanlike conduct (ie: swearing, rudeness) will be disqualified and removed from the venue. 

Dance Rage reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of festival days required based on the number of entries received. 

Time Limits

Solos.............................................................................3 minutes

Duets............................................................................3.5 minutes

Small Group (3-5 dancers).....................................4 minutes

Medium Group (6-9 dancers)...............................4 minutes

Large Group (10-15 dancers)................................5 minutes

X-Large Group (16+ dancers)................................6 minutes

Production (20+ dancers)......................................10 minutes

Levels

Beginner/Novice.......................................................1-2 years of training

Junior/Level 1.............................................................3-4 years of training

Inter I/Level 2.............................................................5-6 years of training

Inter II/Level 3............................................................7-8 years of training

Inter III/Level 4...........................................................9-10 years of training

Advanced/Level 5......................................................11+ years of training

Adult..............................................................................Dancers aged 19 and over

Open..............................................................................Any entry with a teacher in the number

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