FEBRUARY SPECIALLY RESTRICTED & RESTRICED. ONLY.

FEBRUARY SPECIALLY RESTRICTED & RESTRICED. ONLY.

Closing Date

19 Feb 2022, 8:00 am
Berkeley, Fred Finch Park South West, Hooka Creek Rd, Berkeley NSW 2506, Australia

About the Event

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  • ENTRIES CLOSE WHEN FULL 
  • Age is at 1st January 2022
  • EBSDN CONDITION OF ENTRY
  • Please understand that his event could be cancelled or modified at any time without notice.
  • Contact tracing will apply during this event, please download the NSW CHECK IN APP. 
  • All attendees MUST complete the required QR Code at the event.
  • 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 NSW Government COVID-19 Restrictions.
  • If you do not have a fever, above 37.5 degrees celsius, at the time of the event.
  • You are NOT supposed to be in isolation at the time the event commences as per current government guidelines.
  • You agree to not cover up any cough or cold, and will remove yourself or anyone accompanying you that have these symptoms.
  • You will READ AND AGREE at the point of entry of your routines – THIS IS A STRICT MUST DO!
  • Without agreement on your entry, your entry will not be processed.
  • The hosting of this event is subject to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • EBSDN will take all steps necessary to ensure that the event is compliant with rules and guidelines issued by the Government leading up to and at the time of the event.
  • Performers MUST sanitise their hands when they go on and off stage.
  • We also ask that you bring your own hand sanitiser, we will have hand sanitiser, but ask you bring your own as well.
  • Everyone must agree that EBSDN Competitions are not a social event and we all must abide by the rules set out.
  • There is to be NO gathering in common areas, change rooms etc etc. 
  • Performers MUST bring a mat to warm up on.
  • EBSDN will not be selling spectator tickets for any 2022 events at the door.
  • Due to COVID-19 occupancy rules, limits and restrictions.
  • We will include in each SOLOISTS entry fees, ONE spectator ticket.
  • This is ONLY for SOLOS!! 
  • All performer passes are non refundable; they are part of the condition of entry.
  • Additional spectators for solo performances will be dependent on the number of entries and if we can, you will be able to purchase PASSES online 2 weeks before the competition, online - www.ebsdn.com
  • As per normal solos will be done in age block groups!
  • The hosting of this competition is subject to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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 move do one of two things. A: The competition will become an online competition whereby each performer or troupe will upload a video to Music Uploads.  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.   B: With the venues help we will reschedule the competition to 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 venues 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.
  • 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 $35.00
  • EBSDN has the right to amend the program at any time and combine sections.

  • ENTRY FEES NSW
  • Solos $25.00
  • Duos $40.00 
  • Small Troupes $30.00
  • Novice Troupes $30.00
  • Performer Fee $35.00
  • Performer Fee Applies to all solosits and troupes. 
  • Performer Fee Allows ONE guest ONLY to attend. 
  • Troupes will be required to pay the performer fee 2 weeks out from competition, via a ticket link that we will send to studio owners. All studios will need to submit a list of names for all performers in troupes, this is for numbers at the venue.  If performer fee is paid at the venue it will be $45.00 

  • GENRES DANCE SOLOS DUOS TRIOS.
  • Jazz.
  • Fast Tap. Slow Tap. Any Style Tap.
  • Broadway Jazz / Musical Theatre. 
  • Song and Dance.
  • Modern/Lyrical. Contempoary. 
  • Classical Ballet. Demi Character.
  • My First Year On Stage.
  • My First Time On Pointe. 
  • Open Choice - This is for a routine we do not have a section for, or a second routine.

  • AGE GROUPS
  • Tiny Tots 4/U 
  • Petite 6/U
  • Pre Junior -  8/U
  • Junior - 10/U
  • Pre Teen  - 12/U
  • Teen  - 14/U 
  • Senior - 15 and Over 

  • DANCE TIME LIMITS
  • Petite to Junior  -  2 ½ minutes
  • Pre Teen and Up  - 3 minutes!
  • Song and Dance All Ages - 3 minutes
  • Duos and Trios - 3 minutes
  • Small Troupes - 4 minutes
  • Novice Troupes - 4 minutes 

  • SECTION DEFINITIONS
  • SPECIALLY RESTRICTED: For performers who have not placed or won at any competition.
  • RESTRICTED: For performers who have never placed 1st in any recognised eisteddfod or dance competition, in the style they wish to enter.
  • MY FIRST YEAR OF SOLOS: This is for Performers who are performing their SOLOS in their first year of competiting.
  • NOVICE TROUPES: A troupe of dancers that may be new to the stage and competitions. 
  • 80% of the troupe must be comprised of Non-Open Dancers. 
  • Adjudicators will be able to know the differience between Novice Troupes and Non Novice Troupes. 
  • Troupes will be split into genre sections pending the number of entries. 
  • SMALL TROUPES: No more than 12 performers allowed in a troupe. No less than 4 in a troupe. 

  • Late Entry, Charges, Cancellations and Admittance
  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now will not accept late entries.
  • Once an entry has been received there is NO REFUND.
  • NO refunds will be issued after your entry has been received.
  • You cannot ask for a refund for change of mind, not performing any longer, clash with another competition or occasion. 
  • There is a fee to transfer to another EBSDN competition $20.00. 
  • PLEASE READ OUR REFUND SECTION BELOW

  • REFUNDS - PLEASE READ
  • 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.
  • 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. EBSDN will move do one of two things. 
  • A: The competition will become an online competition whereby each performer or troupe will upload a video to Music Uploads.  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.
  •   B: With the venues help we will reschedule the competition to future date.
  • We have successfully held online events and have rescheduled competitions. I do feel secure in the knowledge that it will be successful.
  • If EBSDN moves online, we will ask you to upload your videos to Music Uploads and our adjudicators will still be able to give you voice critiques and you will be able to view the competition.
  • 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 chooses, they do not want to perform anymore.
  • We DO NOT provide refunds for change of mind, change of mind regarding EBSDN rules, clash with another competition or commitment or the performer decides 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!! 

  • PLEASE READ REFUND SECTION ABOVE.
  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserve the right to refuse entry to any person.
  • On entry you give your consent for Everybody Sing and Dance Now to use and retain the name and image of your child for the purposes of public relations, media and promotion in print or through the EBSDN Facebook page and website.
  • This consent would remain in place for 3 years.
  • Entries must be received by the closing date.
  • You cannot make changes once program has been finalised.
  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserves the right to combine low section numbers.

  • UPLOADING TO MUSIC UPLOADS
  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now - Use's Music Uploads
  • 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 into 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 competitors to ensure that they have the correct music files uploaded to each routine. You can change your music files at any time before the cutoff dates, and this is all done within your Music Uploads  account, you have full control over this from now.

  • Uploading Music Short Version
  • NOTE: Some mobile phones may be incompatible, please use a computer if needed. Music Uploads website - www.musicuploads.com.au
  • Step 1: Add New Region
  • Step 2: Upload Music to Storage Folder
  • Step 3: Transfer Music to Competition
  • Step 4: Check Your Music
  • Video Getting Started - https://screencast-o-matic.com/
  • Support - If you have watched the getting started video and would like some further help, you can contact Music Uploads Via / Live chat within the system, or click support.
  • Please do not leave messages on their Facebook page, as they are missed.
  • Please use their Support Chat if needed
  • www.musicuploads.com.au

  • 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, 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.

  • 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 , they will not see them there.

  • CHOREOGRAPHY ​OWNERSHIP.
  • Parents, Dancers and Teachers/Choreographers - Please be aware of what routines are being performed.
  • If a student has left a dance studio please ensure you have permission from past choreographers/teachers to be able to continue to perform routines who's ownership may be in question at any competition.
  • Please understand that disputes in regards to this must be mediated and handled with class on not on the social media platform, or the event itself by the parties involved.
  • Failure to do so we will see disqualification for all parties involved.
  • If on social media Everybody Sing and Dance Now is named for allowing a routine to go on stage EBSDN.
  • We will not get involved in this, we simply ask that you do the right thing.

  • PROPS
  • No props unless they can be handled by the dancers (troupes and soloists) with no volunteer or adult help allowed to prevent contact and transference issues.
  • Special permission may be sought if absolutely necessary and safety procedures implemented.
  • Props cannot be stored backstage or anywhere on site as this takes up square meterage limiting the amount of dancers allowed even further!
  • Please ensure you are regularly cleaning your space with disinfectant.
  • Ensure all items are clean and the change room is left in order and disinfected at the end of your age groups and upon vacating.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • By entering Everybody Sing and Dance Now you agree to abide by the rules and regulations as outlined in our Syllabus.
  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now public liability does not comprehensively cover injury to performers therefore individuals and studios must ensure that they are adequately covered whilst performing or otherwise enter at their own risk.
  • By entering Everybody Sing and Dance Now, you give consent  to use and retain the name and image of your child for the purposes of public relations, media and promotion in print or through our social media and website. This consent would remain in place for 3 years unless you advise otherwise.
  • Rules and Regulations pertaining to each section are outlined in this Syllabus and will not be repeated in the program.
  • Changes to some rules may occur from year to year, therefore it is imperative that all instructions are read carefully. Disqualification may follow if rules are not observed.
  • Time limits stated are maximum allowed.
  • Cameras are not permitted and mobile phones must be switched off at all times in dressing rooms and backstage areas.
  • Competitors must change in dressing rooms and public areas are not be ut