MALENY SMALL TROUPES

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Time & Location

02 Oct, 8:00 am
Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552, Australia

About the Event

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  • Voice Critiques
  • Music Uploads - www.musicuploads.com.au
  • EBSDN has a  fun, friendly vibe - let's do this together
  • Entries must be received by the due date - 31st August 
  • There is no door fee anymore, we now charge a performer fee, which parents can pay on our website. $35.00
  • Once you register for EBSDN Troupe Event, we will send you a link to email out to your parents.
  • 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.
  • We are not in control of who enters or what the numbers are in particular sections.
  • EBSDN likes to have more than one in a section and if you are the only competitor, we will move or create an Own Choice section.
  • 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.
  • If you request entries or changes to be made by the EBSDN team you also agree to the rules and conditions in this document.
  • EBSDN will be running in AGE GROUP ORDER from 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.
  • We are committed to producing a Covid-safe event!
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at all entry points
  • Audience members are welcome to wear masks.
  • The Audience will sit in studio allocated areas, ONLY.
  • We have enough dressing room space to accommodate 150 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.
  • Only 1 parent is allowed in the dressing room areas per 4 children (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 very 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 Directors and 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 5 minutes.
  • Items exceeding the time limit will be disqualified and not eligible for a prize.
  • THERE IS A LIMIT ON ENTRIES 20 MAXIMIN PER STUDIO.
  • NO TRIPLE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.

TROUPE RULES

  • To make it easier for studios Everybody Sing and Dance Now we 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 12 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.

AGE CATEGORIES

  • 4 and Under
  • 6 and Under
  • 8 and Under
  • 10 and Under
  • 12 and Under
  • 14 and Under
  • 16 and Under
  • Open Age
  • Adult

TROUPE GENRES

  • Jazz - A routine that utilises jazz technique.
  • Tap - A routine utilising tap technique.
  • Entertainment - A routine that combines singing, miming and dancing.
  • 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 - 10 Minutes.
  • Hip Hop - A routine that consists of street styles of dance.
  • Broadway Jazz - A routine that consists of Fosse’s work, which is exemplified by Broadway shows such as Chicago, Cabaret and Sweet Charity.
  • Modern/Lyrical - A routine that Is a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques.Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics that inspire the choreography and that are used to express strong emotions or cover a clear theme.
  • Contemporary - A routine utilising a contemporary style of movement, which may be abstract or fluid. Non-traditional lines and shapes can be used, and choreography may incorporate a story line, theme or mood.
  • Classical Ballet - A routine that consists of classical steps and ballet technique.
  • Own Choice - A routine demonstrating any dance style or combination of dance styles.
  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now reserves the right to combine sections depending on entries received.
  • Performers' Age is calculated from 1st January.
  • All troupe performers must be within the correct age limit of the section.
  • Age Averaging will not apply for Everybody Sing and Dance Now
  • EBSDN  reserves the right to combine age categories depending on entries received.

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:
  • Highest Troupe Point Score
  • EBSDN Teachers Award
  • EBSDN Backstage Troupe Award

GENERAL RULES

  • 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.
  • MUSIC UPLOADS
  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now - Use's Music Uploads
  • Time limit - is 5 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 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.
  • 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, as they will not see them there.
  • 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

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