WOLLONGONG SMALL AND NOVICE TROUPES 20th FEBRUARY

WOLLONGONG SMALL AND NOVICE TROUPES 20th FEBRUARY

Closing Date

20 Feb 2022, 8:30 am
Illawarra Sports Stadium, Fred Finch Park, Hooka Creek Rd, Berkeley NSW 2506, Australia

About the Event

NOVICE AND SMALL TROUPES ENTER HERE 

  • EBSDN  is an official  qualifing competition for Showcase National Champions. 
  • NOVICE TROUPE RULES
  • Novice Troupe is a troupe with little or no experience in competing, i.e. not a NEW troupe made up of existing experienced, competitive troupe members.
  • There must be a minimum of 70 percent of novice dancers in NOVICE TROUPE SECTIONS.
  •  The troupe must be completely new to competitions and eisteddfods.
  • You may have experienced soloists in these groups, BUT NOT ALL.

  • February Troupes Age as at 1st January 2021.  (NOT A MISTAKE) 
  • Voice Critiques
  • Tarkett Flooring
  • We use Music Uploads - www.musicuploads.com.au
  • EBSDN has a fun, friendly vibe - let us do this together.

  • TROUPES CLOSE WHEN WE ARE FULL
  • Compulsory Troupe Dancer Registration Fee: 
  • This fee covers Dancers Insurance/competitior passes, program, free auditorium entry for one parent/guardian to view the competition.
  • This can be paid on our website and we will send a link to you, once you enter your troupes, so you can send it to your parents, to pay.
  • Please refer to General Terms and Information on our website for full details.
  • Extra spectator tickets will be able to be purchased via Try Booking.
  • Cost will be $10.00. All tickets must be sold online ONLY, once sold there will be no more.
  • If we go into lockdown, your studio has a COVID outbreak, all spectator tickets purchased via Try Booking will be refunded to ticket holders.
  • Registration Fee will not be refunded, it will be hold in credit till the competition s rescheduled. 

  • TROUPE TIME LIMITS
  • Troupes All Ages - 4 Minutes 
  • Production Troupes All Ages.  - 5 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 by the LOCK OUT DATE.
  • 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 - 4/u to Open Age, and each "session" will be just one age group.
  • At a pinch, we will merge 4/U. 6/U and 8/U. 
  • 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.
  • A 5 point deduction for any memeber of the audience who is filiming a troupe routine or taking photos. 
  • 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 and if the venue asks, your double vaccinated certificate. 
  • 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 2022 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
  • $25.00 - Per Troupe Entry
  • $35.00 - Troupe Dancer Regerstration Fee also allows 1 Parent to attend. 
  • $10.00 - Spectator Tickets. 

  • SECTIONS:
  • We have the following age groups.
  • 4/under, 6/under, 8/under, 10/under, 12/under, 14/under, 16/under and Open Age.

  • GENRES
  • Jazz, Broadway Jazz. Tap, Hip Hop, Classical Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary.
  • Entertainment = Song and Dance or Musical Theatre.
  • Own Choice - Choreography that doesn’t fit into the other genres, for example; National Traditional.
  •  It could also be for a third routine in a section that you have already a routine in. 
  • For example 8U have 3 x Jazz routines, the third one can be entered under this category. 
  • 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 - 5 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.
  • Novice 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.

  • COVID 19 
  • DUE TO COVID-19 Pandemic or other catastrophic event or natural disaster or situation out of the control of EBSDN control. Or if at any point the GOVERNMENT changes the rulings of events or they close borders, if the area you or we live in goes into a snap lockdown or you live in a hot spot or we as organisers live in a hot spot, or  The Goverment imposes stay at home orders or the venue move our dates. 
  • EBSDN will move do one of two things. 
  •  A: With the venues help we will reschedule the competition to a future date.
  • EBSDN will take the dates the venue give them and send them to studios, as soon as we get them.  
  • B: 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.
  • 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.

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