TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

          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. 

 

                                                               GENERAL RULES

  • 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 event and will result in instant disqualification, upon investigation.

  • Change 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 and we also send an email out to studios with a floor map, along with program.

  • 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 changing rooms will result in a cleaning fee (payable by the entrants who shared the dressing room) 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 states of undress and imagine your child or troupes in the background, getting changed.

  • Check In - Only Teachers need to check in to pick up Teacher ID and Student Performer passes.

  • 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!!

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now 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.

  • Song and Costume Choice - Please take care to select costumes, music, routine for general audience appeal.

  • Inappropriate choreography or costumes too revealing may have deductions per discretion of the judges.

  • Our audience is made up of parents and impressionable young students!

  • Protests -  Must be lodged in writing within 15 minutes of the completion of the section.

  • Each protest must be accompanied by a fee of $50.00 which will be forfeited if the protest is dismissed.

  • Props - That are to be used for a performance must be side stage prior to the session commencing and to be taken straight off after performance.

  • Any props that require any form of power, must be tested and tagged within the date of the competition.

  • It is the responsibility of the Studio Owner or a Teacher to place props on the stage and to ensure that there are enough people to assist if required, no more than 2 extra people.

  • There is a 60 second time limit to set props on stage for troupes.

  • The Backstage Manager MUST be notified of any props and people assisting the side stage.

  • If props are to be used at all, they should be appropriate and be a fully integrated part of the performance.

  • No baby powder, hairspray, glitter, or liquid to be sprayed or used on stage at all!!

  • Props are not to be dragged, pulled or pushed onto stage area without wheels to protect stage floor.

  • ANY Person not adhering to this requirement will not be able to use the prop on stage.

  • 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’s 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 Everybody Sing and Dance Now representative of unsuitable or suspicious activity.

  • Safety 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 Everybody Sing and Dance Now 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 Everybody Sing and Dance Now.

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now 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 children at all times.

  • 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 Nowand 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.

 

  • EBSDN CODE OF CONDUCT.

  • Be polite, courteous and respectful to my fellow competitors, teachers and dance schools.

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

  • Any bullying type behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated. Please report any concerns to an EBSDN team member.

  • Respect the theatre and change rooms, 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.

  • This is an alcohol and drug free event. The possession or consumption or being under the influence of illicit or non-prescribed drugs or alcohol is not acceptable at any time.

 

                                                                   YOU ARE YOUR OWN COMPETITION