EBSDN Terms and Conditions

  • EBSDN 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, always. 

  • Entry into EBSDN is subject to you agreeing to EBSDN Terms and Conditions.

  • PERFORMER REGISTRATION FEE: This is compulsory for each performer and At SOLO competitions it covers two guest viewing and a digital program. At troupes it covers ONE guest viewing and a digital program. Please note this fee is non-refundable if you choose to not show up.

  • It is NOT refundable, if you choose not to perform anymore.

  • It is not refundable if we go into lockdown.

  • It is not refundable if the competition is moved due to COVID 19 or if we have to transfer to new dates. 

  • AS WE ARE LIVING IN COVID -19 TIMES.

  • ONLY THREE GUESTS CAN ATTEND A SOLO|DUO| EBSDN EVENT with the Performer Registration Fee. OR UNLESS WE SPECIFY OTHERWISE ON OUR PRIVATE FACE BOOK GROUP PAGE OR BY EMAIL. 

  • At solo|duo|trio competitions, we will have 50 extra tickets available to purchase, per day.

  • Extra tickets will be available for troupes, when student lists are given to us from teachers, and we can then determine if we can have extra guests attend.

  • Extra tickets will be $15.00 for Solos, Duos, Trios and Troupes.

  • Please make sure you, or anyone accompanying you are not showing signs or symptoms of a cough, cold or flu at the time of the event as stated by the relevant Government COVID-19 Restrictions.

  • Or if you have a fever, above 37.5 degrees Celsius, at the time of the competition.

  • If you are supposed to be in isolation at the time the competition commences as per current government guidelines, you are not allowed to attend EBSDN. 

  • You must remove yourself or anyone accompanying you that has the above symptoms.

  • If you contract COVID - 7 to 14 days before an EBSDN SOLO/DUO/TRIO competition, we will transfer with a transfer fee of $40.00 to another EBSDN competition.

  • If you are a close contact, we will transfer your performer with a fee of $40.00 to another EBSDN competition. 

  • You must agree to follow the directions of the COVID-19 Plan and Rules provided at all times when in attendance of EBSDN.

  • PLEASE READ AND AGREE at the point of entry of your routines – THIS IS A STRICT MUST DO! 

  • CONDITION OF ENTRY without agreement on your entry we will not allow your entry to be processed. 

  • The hosting of this competition is subject to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Due to COVID-19 occupancy rules, limits, and restrictions EBSDN will not be selling spectator tickets for any 2022 events, at the door by cash.

  • If you must purchase a performer registration pass at the door, it will be by card and $40.00 

  • EBSDN has the right to amend the program at any time and combine sections.

  • EBSDN retains the right to change any of these terms and conditions in regard to our Covid-19 safe plan in line with the current State or Federal Government guidelines at the time of competition.

  • Understand that an EBSDN LIVE event may be suspended or modified at any time without notice.

  • EBSDN will take all steps necessary to ensure that the competition is compliant with rules and guidelines issued by The Government leading up to and at the time of the event. 

  • If at any point the GOVERNMENT changes the rulings of events, closes the border.

  • EBSDN will do one of three things.

  • A: The competition will become an online competition whereby each performer or troupe will head back to their studios to perform and then upload the videos to Music Uploads. 

  • We will after every remaining performance has been uploaded to Music Uploads, we will make the event LIVE for those entered into the competition to view. 

  • Each performance will be judged online with voice critiques and the same prizes we would have at a live competition, will be mailed to each performer or studio, at a cost. 

  •  B: With the venue's help we will reschedule the competition to a future date.

  • Please understand that EBSDN is prepared and determined to run every event as planned in 2022. The competitions that have opened for 2022 are all locked in, staffed and ready to go forward.  The only thing that will stop EBSDN is if the State Government restricts us.

  • It is possible that we may be able to postpone certain competitions, with the venue's help. 

  • EBSDN has successfully held online events, and we have successfully moved EBSDN to future dates and I feel secure in the knowledge that it will be successful. 

  • C: If your studio has a COVID 19 outbreak before the competition.

  • It is up to the studio director to make contact with Jenny from EBSDN and inform her of this.

  • The situation will then be dealt with directly by Jenny and Studio Director. 

  • Each Studio or Student that contracts COVID -19 will have to provide a clearance letter from NSW OR QLD HEALTH to show that you are now negative. 

    • Everyone's health and safety comes first and foremost.                        ____________________________________________________________________

  • NSW and QUEENSLAND

  • By entering the Venue, Guests acknowledge that there is a risk of contracting COVID-19 and the Venue owner, Manager, and Hirer do not guarantee that it is or will remain a COVID-19 free area.

  • The Guest assumes all risk for any loss or damage caused in this regard while in or around the Venue. By entering the Venue and providing the information, each Guest authorizes the Venue owner, or Manager to collect and store a Patron’s personal data, who may share it at any time with relevant authorities for the purposes of contact tracing.  
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  • SAFETY

  • We have taken extra health and safety measures – for our performers, guests and EBSDN Staff.

  • We ask that you follow all posted instructions while attending a competition.

  • However, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 currently exists in any public place where people are present. 

  • COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. 

  • Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

  • By visiting an EBSDN competition, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
     

  • INDEMNITY 

  • All  attendees  agree  when  taking  part  and  registering  for Everybody Sing and Dance Now (EBSDN)  (competitions),including  but  not  limited  to,  Dancers, Singers,  Parents/Care  Givers,  Teachers,  Directors,  Volunteers  and  Patrons,  indemnify  and  keep  indemnified 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 Everybody Sing and Dance Now (EBSDN) Directors/staff  and  or its  volunteer  members in carrying out the duties and requirements in terms of the event and these rules. Not limited to loss of property or personal injury to those who attend the competitions. 
     

  • BULLYING

  • Bullying or intimidation at an EBSDN competition is not acceptable and any evidence of such, will result in instant dismissal from the competition. Sportsmanlike behaviour is always expected. Failure to display proper decorum could result in immediate disqualification. This includes attempting to recruit students from other studios to attend your studio. This is NOT acceptable!!                                     _________________________________________________________________

  • INJURY OR LOSS

  • There is an inherent risk of injury involved with performing and athletic activity. 

  • EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now) makes no warranties or representations, either expressed or implied, to prevent injuries to individual participants.

  • Performers and teachers understand that any competitors in dance competitions take inherent risks.

  • These include, but are not limited to, sprains, bruises, pulled muscles, and broken bones.

  • Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by performers. 

  • Therefore, by virtue of entering this event, it is agreed that participants, guardians and teachers agree to hold harmless and indemnify EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now) its officers, directors officials, staff, employees or the hosting facility for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted while in attendance or participating in any activity related to a EBSDN® Competition. EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now) and the hosting facility are not responsible for personal injury to contestants or spectators.

  • EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now) is not responsible for lost or stolen property. 

  • Do not leave your property and valuables unattended in the theatre or dressing rooms.

  • MUSIC

  • All music provided to EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now) by a studio or participant (“Entrant”), for use at an EBSDN event, must be properly licensed for live performance use.

  • It is the Entrant’s responsibility to obtain all licenses necessary for use of music at an EBSDN competition.

  • Therefore, by virtue of entering this event, it is agreed that participants, guardians, and teachers agree to hold harmless and indemnify EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now) or its officers, directors, officials, staff or employees from any and all claims associated with use of Entrant’s selected music.

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  • REFUNDS 

  • Please note, EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now) competitions are prepared months in advance. We pay out for all prizes, venue deposits, insurances, staff, staff travel and accommodation, flooring, adjudicators, their travel and accommodation etc etc. 

  • Your entries into our competitions, which you enter months or weeks before we run, are what we use to pay for all the outgoings above.  

  • EBSDN (Everybody Sing and Dance Now), does reserve the right to change competition days or move the location due to unforeseen circumstances and entries will not be refunded, but we will give a credit to another of our competitions.

  • Performers are not entitled to any refund of fee or transfer of fees in case of nonappearance in any section or if you or your performer/ performers choose, they do not want to perform anymore or routine or routines are not polished or finished.

  • We DO NOT provide refunds for change of mind, change of mind regarding EBSDN rules, clash with another competition or commitment or the performer/s decide they do not want to partake in competitions, anymore. 

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

  • By entering the competition, you agree that we are to provide an event that is a competition.

  • 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 moves our dates. EBSDN will do one of three things. 

  • A: The competition will become an online competition whereby each performer or troupe will head back to their studios to perform and then upload the videos to Music Uploads. 

  • We will after every remaining performance has been uploaded to Music Uploads, we will make the event LIVE for those entered into the competition to view. 

  • Each performance will be judged online with voice critiques and the same prizes we would have at a live competition, will be mailed to each performer or studio, at a cost. 

  •  B: With the venue's help we will reschedule the competition to a future date.

  • Please understand that EBSDN is prepared and determined to run every event as planned in 2022. The competitions that have opened for 2022 are all locked in, staffed and ready to go forward.  The only thing that will stop EBSDN is if the State Government restricts us.

  • It is possible that we may be able to postpone certain competitions, with the venue's help. 

  • EBSDN has successfully held online events, and we have successfully moved EBSDN to future dates and I feel secure in the knowledge that it will be successful. 

  • C: If your studio has a COVID 19 outbreak before the competition.

  • It is up to the studio director to make contact with Jenny from EBSDN and inform her of this.

  • The situation will then be dealt with directly by Jenny and Studio Director. 

  • Each Studio or Student that contracts COVID -19 will have to provide a clearance letter from NSW OR QLD HEALTH to show that you are now negative. 

  • Everyone's health and safety comes first and foremost. 
                              _____________________________________________________________________​

  • RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Unless otherwise stated, EBSDN is for amateur performers only i.e. any person who does not derive nor has ever derived his or her main income or a substantial income as a teacher and/or performer in the particular category of performing arts for which he/she wishes to enter.

  • 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.

  • Performers may enter an age group older than their own, if a genre isn’t available in their own age group. 

  • No person may enter under a name other than their own, and entries are not transferable.

  • Performers must be ready to compete in the order in which their name appears in the program and will not be allowed to compete out of section.

  • No performer will be allowed to compete more than once in any solo section unless sections are combined.

  • Competitors must be aware of copyright responsibilities.

  • EBSDN is in no way responsible for personal breach of copyright.

  •  If in doubt APRA and AMCOS may be contacted directly.

  • Entries close, when we are full, please submit entries as early as possible online.

  • Online payment will be by Square or direct debit​

  • Enter online at www.ebsdn.com.au  

  • No late entries. 

  • For assistance in entering please contact the office admin@ebsdn.com

  • It is the responsibility of the entrants, teacher, parent, or carer to list the correct section numbers on entry.

  • The Committee accepts no responsibility for incorrect entries received.

  • Entry fees are not refundable unless the section is cancelled by EBSDN or there is an error in programming.

  • Unless otherwise stated, any one item may be performed once only by a competitor during the competition, except for TITLE EVENTS. 

  • ​Time limits must be observed.

  • These are the maximum - an item may be shorter than the limit but not exceed it.

  • Should time limits be exceeded, the adjudicator will penalise.

  • ​EBSDN reserves the right to cancel, combine or split any section/s.

  • ​EBSDN reserves the right to appoint a new adjudicator should it be deemed necessary.

  • ​ If there are not two performers in a section when programming, that section will be merged with another section or cancelled. 

  • ​Prompting, except by an adjudicator, is not permitted.

  • ​ Performers who have been pupils of an adjudicator within one year prior to the event start date will only be eligible for report ONLY.

  • ​Unless specifically invited by the adjudicator, contact must not be made directly by teachers, competitors or parents.

  • ​Mobile phones must be switched off backstage and change room areas at all venues.

  • No cameras allowed in these areas. Mobile phones, cameras and video recorders.

  • No photographs during a performance.

  • ​Any item having to withdraw after entering must notify Everybody Sing and Dance Now as soon as possible to ensure smooth programming of the event.

  • ​Performers must be present at the beginning of the session as withdrawals may alter the order of appearance.

  • Due to this, it is unwise to anticipate exact performance times.

  • ​Any protest or objection must be referred to Jenny within 30 minutes of the Adjudicator's decision In the case of a dispute arising in respect of the age of any competitor and his/her eligibility to appear in any age grouping.

  • EBSDN reserves the right to request a copy of the birth certificate of that competitor.

  • Anonymous letters will NOT be considered and if there is any outpouring on Social Media in bullying a performer, parent, teacher, volunteer or adjudicator. Whoever is responsible will not be able to enter an EBSDN event, again.

  • Every care will be taken for competitors' safety, but EBSDN will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by any performer and or damage to property during the Event.

  • Teachers please note - there will be no additions to the printed program unless the omission is the fault of EBSDN

  • ​EBSDN has the right to amend the program at any time.

  • ​Performers and/or winner's names and/or photographs may be used on our social media and in the media. Should this not be appropriate the EBSDN office MUST BE notified.

  • ​EBSDN has the power to decide any question not contained in these rules and regulations.

  • ​Failure to comply wholly or partly with any of the rules and regulations may result in disqualification or the withholding of prizes. The decision of EBSDN on any question or dispute shall be absolutely final.

  • ​Performers must change in their designated area - No public area to be used for changing.

  • ​The use of the house curtain is prohibited.

  • ​Props must be free standing and able to be quickly placed on the stage.

  • No props that cause debris ie. talc powder, confetti, glitter or popping of balloons is allowed.

  • ​Duo and Trio sections, performers may perform three times in these sections.

  • In duos and trios, the eldest performer must enter the relevant age section.

  • All performers must have at least one backup copy of their music on them... just in case.

  • ​No performer is to perform anywhere other than the stage area.

  • This includes entry, exits and absolutely NO jumping off the stage.

  • ​The right to call upon any PERFORMER or studio to furnish a birth certificate or copy thereof and to withhold any prize until such certificate has been furnished.

  • ​Inappropriate and suggestive movement, costuming and /or obscene language is not permitted, as The Adjudicator may comment and/or penalise.