TROUPE RULES

          Welcome to Everybody Sing and Dance Now.
 Our main goal is to always have a safe platform for young performers, to perform on. 

             What we are grateful for is your continued support. 

  

                                                            

  • Voice Critiques

  • Music Uploads - www.musicuploads.com.au

  • EBSDN has a fun, friendly vibe - let us do this together.

  • TROUPES CLOSE WHEN WE ARE FULL

  • There is no door fee anymore, we charge a performer fee, which parents can pay on our website. $35.00

  • TROUPE TIME LIMITS 

  • The length of a troupe routine must be no more than 4 minutes.

  • Production - 6 Minutes ONLY!

  • I have asked the adjudicators to deduct marks for any lyrics, costumes or choreography which they would categorise as “inappropriate” for EBSDN

  • Music MUST be sent to Music Uploads www.musicuploads.com.au

  • EBSDN likes to have more than one in a section and if you are the only Troupe, we will move or create an Own Choice section.

  • EBSDN will be running in AGE GROUP ORDER - 6/u to Open Age, and each "session" will be just one age group.

  • This way we can manage the number of people at any one time and maintain the strict Covid-19 regulations.

  • No filming or photos from any audience members is allowed.

  • No photos or videos in any of the dressing room areas.

  • Troupes MUST be ready to perform in program order when called.

  • Except for in the case of there being less than 3 routines since their last performance.

  • We are committed to producing a Covid-safe event!

  • Hand sanitiser will be available at all entry points.

  • We also ask you to provide sanitiser for your students as well.

  • Audience members are welcome to wear masks.

  • The Audience will sit in studio allocated areas, ONLY.

  • We have enough dressing room space to accommodate 250 dancers at a time, whilst still meeting the 4sqm rule

  • We have allocated cleaning breaks between sessions!

  • Additional event staff for Covid Marshalling.

  • Every person that attends EBSDN Troupes, will be required to QR Code in.

  • Studio Owners will need to coordinate which parents will be given dressing room passes, to limit the number of parents in the dressing areas.

  • All other parents must remain in the audience.

  • Please note dressing room parents will be allocated a pass.

  • NEW 2021 RULE - Only one routine per studio allowed in each section where there are less than 4 competitors (unless there is no double up of performers).

  • This is to avoid waiting for costume changes.

  • If an event is cancelled due to a COVID OUTBREAK we will reschedule the event or move it online.

  • Entries will not be added to the schedule until full payment has been received.

  • Entry fees will be accepted through PayPal.

  • Places are extremely limited due to COVID and entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

  • EBSDN reserves the right to bring forward the Registration and close entries early.

  • EBSDN will only take entries by the Studio Owners and they can be made on-line following the links.

  • As we sell out every year, please enter as soon asap.

  • COST

  • $20.00 - Per Troupe Entry

  • $35.00 - Performer Fee

  • The maximum time limit for each troupe is 4 minutes.

  • Items exceeding the time limit will be disqualified and not eligible for a prize.

  • SECTIONS:

  • We have the following age groups.

  • 6/under, 8/under, 10/under, 12/under, 14/under, 16/under and Open Age.

  • GENRES 

  • Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Classical Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary.

  • Entertainment = Song and Dance or Musical Theatre.

  • Production - A routine must have at least 15 dancers incorporating any style of dance or combination of dance styles - MUST portray a story line, plot or narrative throughout, resembling that of a film, book, play, musical, etc.

  • Props are MANDATORY and free standing. Adults and teachers are permitted to perform in the Production category.

  • Time Limit for Production - 6 Minutes ONLY!

 

  • CONTACT US:

  • Jen is there to answer any questions and is always happy to chat to studio owners about EBSDN.

  • So that you can be sure it's the right fit for your studio.

  • Please call Jen on 0423 241 774 or email admin@ebsdn.com

 

 

 

  • TROUPE RULES

  • Age is at 1st January 2021 and to make it easier for studios Everybody Sing and Dance Now allow a maximum of 2 competitors in a group to be within 1 year older than the competing age group.

  • If a studio has entered 12 Under Jazz and you have 2 performers who turned 13 in the December before the cut off this is ok, however, if there is more than two in the group, you will need to be registered in the age group above (14/U)

  • Please contact us for clarification if required.

  • EBSDN reserves the right to join age groups if entrant quota is not met.

  • Proof of age can be requested at the event if deemed necessary by Everybody Sing and Dance Now.

  • In the case of a dispute arising in respect of the age of any performer Everybody Sing and Dance Now can request copies of a birth certificate to be produced.

  • If full time students are combined with recreational schools when performing, the following rules apply:

  • Troupes must contain no more than the following:1 – 10 performers, maximum of 2 full time students or 1 – 20+ performers - maximum of 5 full time students allowed.

  • TROUPE SIZES

  • Small Troupes 4 to 11 performers.

  • Large Troupes 12 and up performers.

  • EBSDN reserves the right to combine section categories and troupe sizes if there are not enough entrants.

 

  • AWARDS

  • All prizes will be announced and distributed in a special awards ceremony at the end of each AGE GROUPS session.

  • Special awards will also be presented for the following categories:

  • EBSDN Highest Troupe Point Score

  • EBSDN Best Costume Award

  • EBSDN Teachers Award

  • EBSDN Studio Congeniality Troupe Award

  • MUSIC UPLOADS

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now - Use's Music Uploads

  • Time limit - is 4 minutes for Troupes.

  • Music Uploads Management - It’s contactless, all online, and will help take out the stress of music issues that arise from time to time, Plus they offer Voice critiques and all in one storage location including the option to access the routine videos.

  • As a requirement to enter the competition you will be required to upload your music via this service," in the given time period" no other options will be given.

  • No CDs, USB’s will be used now as we are using this system totally contactless.

  • Music Uploads offer this service and include features that will handle our music. This is a low cost paid service, (less than the cost of a USB) and includes a full range of benefits for The Dancers, Parents, and Studio owners, and event organisers. You will be required to have a valid "music upload cloud storage" that will allow you to store your Music, Voice Critiques, and Routine Videos all in one location.

  • Plans are charged at a Minimum of 3 to 12 months starting at less than $1/month, plus your music can be transferred to other participating competitions all over Australia without having to re upload your music each time.

  • REGION ADD ONS 

  • For each competition that is entered, you will need to add a region to your cloud account.

  • This will link the Music, Critiques and Videos so they can be transferred or viewed from one to the other.

  • The fee for this is per Family, Studio or School is $2.50, and there is no limit to siblings or students, it will just depend on your selected storage plan.

  • HOW IT WORKS

  • If you have already uploaded your music to this service before, you can simply purchase the region add-on, and transfer your music over to us.

  • If you are new to this, you need to set up the cloud storage account first and confirm it is active.

  • Upload your Music into the Storage Folder in your account.

  • Transfer a copy of the songs to the Region, you can check them to make sure they are all correct.

  • Done! No need to stress about your music now, as you now can see the music is 100% ready to go.

  • Just Remember, it is the responsibility of the STUDIO to ensure that they have the correct music files uploaded to each routine.

  • You can change your music files at any time before the cut off dates, and this is all done within your Music Uploads account, you have full control over this from now.

 

 

  • WHERE DO WE GET OUR VOICE CRITIQUES?

  • You will ask, where do we get our voice critiques?

  • The answer is - log into musicuploads.com.au look to the Top Left corner on the Dashboard page.

  • You will see a “ML” icon, this is where your critiques will be.

  • Critiques will be uploaded either on the day or that night.

  • To access these, log into your Music Uploads account and on the main dashboard page.

  • You need to look to the top left of the screen or on a mobile device click on the menu list.

  • If the onsite video company is collaborating with Music Uploads, they will deliver your videos directly into your storage account as well.


 

  • MUSIC UPLOAD SUPPORT

  • If you would like some support there are videos located on the support page or you can send a ticket in, and one of the team members will respond to you. DO NOT Post on Social Media, Text or Message any questions to these pages, as the support team will not see them. You must send a ticket from the support page so they can offer you some assistance.

 

  • *IMPORTANT NOTE FROM EBSDN*

  • We will upload your reports when we have a break or get time.

  • Please understand, they DO take a while to upload, and it also depends on the internet signal.

  • Please….be patient and allow between - 2 to 48 hours!

  • If you would like some help, use the Support Button, Do Not Post questions on Facebook, as they will not see them there.

 

  • REFUNDS - PLEASE READ

  • No refunds will be granted, unless a section has been cancelled by Everybody Sing and Dance Now.

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now, does reserve the right to change competition days or move the location due to unforeseen circumstances and catastrophic events entries will not be refunded.

  • However we will give a credit to another of our events.

  • We DO NOT provide refunds for change of mind, or clash with another competition or commitment.

  • When entering through website an invoice will be emailed to you.

  • DUE TO COVID-19 - If at any point the GOVERNMENT changes the rulings of events or they close borders, or you live in a hot spot or we as organisers live in a hot spot, or the venue move our dates.

  • There are NO REFUNDS as we will move the events online, as it is the only way forward, for everyone concerned.

  • We have successfully held online events, and I feel secure in the knowledge that it will be successful.

  • If the GOVERNMENT changes rules, or any of the above happens!

  • EBSDN can, however combine sections due to lack of numbers.

  • If EBSDN is cancelled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic or other catastrophic event or natural disaster or situation out of the control of EBSDN control, we will move the events online.

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now, does reserve the right to change competition days or move the location due to unforeseen circumstances as pointed out above and entries will not be refunded, but we can give a credit to another of our events.

 

  • REFUNDS - PLEASE READ

  • We DO NOT provide refunds for change of mind, change of mind regarding EBSDN rules or a clash with another competition or commitment.

  • If you have made a mistake (e.g., double entries) the dancer is injured (with proof) we will transfer to another of our events.

  • ALL EVENTS WILL MOVE TO ONLINE IF THE GOVERNMENT CHANGES THE RULINGS FOR EVENTS OR BECAUSE OF BORDER CLOSURES OR HOT SPOTS.

  • REFUND POLICY

  • No refunds will be made for troupes who are unable to attend, because their studio has had a COVID outbreak, we will credit them to the next Troupe event or move the event online.

  • Performers are not entitled to any refund of fee or transfer of fees in case of non-appearance in any section whatsoever, change of mind or any other reason, by entering into the competition you agree that we are to provide an event that is a competition where you are adjudicated by an adjudicator and given an award if deemed so.

  • If you request entries or changes to be made by the EBSDN team you also agree to the rules and conditions in this document.

  • Under Consumer Law there are limited circumstances where refunds are permitted.

  • These circumstances generally relate to where the services provided are not rendered with due care and skill or in compliance with a specified purpose or provided within a reasonable time.

  • They do not include circumstances where you change your mind or being unable to attend to for any reason.

  • Entry to the competition is subject to you agreeing to all the rules and conditions in this document.

  • Prizes -  winners will be awarded 1st. 2nd. 3rd places with trophies.

  • All performers in troupes will receive an Everybody Sing and Dance Now certificate.

  • WHICH WILL BE EMAILED TO STUDIO DIRECTOR.

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserves the right to provide alternate prizes at our discretion.

  • Performers - Everybody Sing and Dance Now is open to amateurs only.

  • An amateur refers to a person whose principal source of income is not and has not been derived from the exercise or teaching of dance.

  • Performers must enter and compete in their own age group, and no competing below age is permitted.

  • BULLYING - Everybody Sing and Dance Now, does not tolerate bullying, including inappropriate comments or actions.

  • This will NOT be tolerated at ANY - Everybody Sing and Dance Now competition and will result in instant disqualification, upon investigation.

  • DRESSING ROOMS

  • All entrants are to change in the allocated changing rooms ONLY.

  • Dressing rooms will be allocated at the beginning of each day for TROUPES.

  • Please remember to respect each other’s space and personal belongings.

  • Please ensure all dressing rooms are tidy at the end of the day.

  • Any messy change areas will result in a cleaning fee.

  • This will be payable by the entrants who shared the dressing space up to $300.00

  • Any entrant found to have caused damage to the dressing room will be charged the relevant repair costs.

  • If existing damage is found within the dressing room, please notify EBSDN COMMITTEE MEMBER immediately.

  • Photos will be taken of each dressing room at the beginning of each day; if any damage has been found by the   relevant entrants, a repair fee may be requested.

  • Please be mindful when taking photos as performers are in stages of undress and imagine your child or troupes in the background, getting changed.

  • CHECK IN – Troupes only Teachers need to check in.

  • Students should not check in but be prepared to meet teachers at a prearranged spot.

  • SCHEDULE - You must be prepared to perform at least 45 minutes before your time, as some studios might not show up!!

  • EBSDN will move up or back up performances to keep the competition running on time.

  • Troupes are expected to perform in the order they are scheduled.

  • However, in the case of insufficient entries in any event they may be combined with similar events.

 

  • PROPS

  • Safety is paramount in the use of props at EBSDN we do not take responsibility for any injuries caused using props. (Please read section safety/injury)

  • Any props left over at the conclusion of the event, will be placed in the bin.

  • PROMPTING  - is ONLY allowed in 4/u and 6/u troupe sections. NO PROMPTING from anywhere by students, studio   owners and teachers during the performance.

  • Anyone caught prompting in any other age group (except 4/u and 6/u) will lose 20 points from the total score. I know it is hard when you are side stage and you just want to say something!

  • SPORTSMANSHIP

  • All dancers and teachers are expected to display good sportsmanship. Failure to do so will result in immediate   disqualification.

  • Cancellations - Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserves the right to cancel any competition due to number of entries, or any other circumstance deemed   necessary.

  • No refund of money if the entrant is unable to attend the event on the new nominated day.

  • Locations - Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserves the right to add additional competition days or move the competition location due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Any change in competition days and/or times is at the sole discretion of Everybody Sing and Dance Now and will be determined by the amount of time available at each competition.

 

  • LOST PROPERTY

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now is not responsible for lost property.

  • Please do not leave your property and valuables in the auditorium or change rooms or unattended vehicles.

  • Please be responsible for all personal belongings.

  • Be aware of surroundings and inform an EBSDN representative of unsuitable or suspicious activity.
     

  • SAFTEY AND INJURY 

  • Participating in sport or dance competitions can be rigorous and result in injury.

  • They can include, but not limited to, sprains, bruises, pulled muscles, and broken bones.

  • Participation in EBSDN indicates the acceptance of such risks by performers and troupes.

  • Therefore, by virtue of entering this event, it is agreed that participants will not hold Everybody Sing and Dance Now or its officers, directors, staff, volunteers responsible for any sustained injuries sustained or illness contracted by them while in attendance and /or participating in any activity related to EBSDN

  • EBSDN and the hosting venues are not responsible for personal injury to contestants, spectators, or staff.

  • The safety of our competition dancers, spectators and staff is paramount at all EBSDN events.

  • Due to Everybody Sing and Dance Now being a public event, we encourage all attendees to - Supervise their children.

  • It is advisable that if you have a child under 13yrs of age, an adult should go to the toilet with them.

 

  • DISCLAIMER

  • Photographs/recordings of participants by any of the Everybody Sing and Dance Now staff, contractors, or members of the press become the property of Everybody Sing and Dance Now and may be used for future publicity.

  • The use of photos and videos for marketing purposes is granted to Everybody Sing and Dance Now upon receipt of a paid entry. This consent would remain in place for 4 years.

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now and its organizers are not responsible for any injuries incurred and your registration and participation mean implied consent. {Please read safety and injury}

  • Third party photos are strictly prohibited, Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserves the right to control and mandate all venue images, the sale of any photos for profit from a Everybody Sing and Dance Now competition by any third-party vendor, studio or patron is strictly prohibited.

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserves the right to change competition days or move location due to unforeseen circumstances and entries will not be refunded.

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now does not accept late entries, also once entry has been received there is NO REFUND.

  • INDEMNITY

  • All attendees, including but not limited to, Dancers, Singers, Parents/Care Givers, Teachers, Directors, Volunteers and Patrons, indemnify and keep indemnified Everybody Sing and Dance Now ( EBSDN) and its committee members and operators on both a commercial and personal basis against all actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, and expenses whatsoever which may be made against the registered EBSDN and or its volunteer members in carrying out the duties and requirements in terms of the event and these rules.


  • EBSDN CODE OF CONDUCT.

  • Please be polite, courteous, and respectful to your fellow competitors, teachers, and dance schools.

  • Treat all others as you like to be treated, by being polite, courteous, and respectful to other competitors and other people in the dance environment, regardless of ability, and strive to always create a positive environment.

  • Any bullying type of behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated.

  • Please report any concerns to an EBSDN team member.

  • Respect the stadium, hall and change rooms, by putting all rubbish into bins and keeping them neat and clean for the safety of myself and others.

  • Encourage everyone and do not openly gossip or criticise others in the competition.

  • Respect the adjudicator’s decision as fair on the day and how they saw it on the day.

                                                "YOU ARE YOUR OWN COMPETITION"