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. 

COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY.

  • Contact tracing will apply during EBSDN events, therefore, all attendees MUST complete the required attendance forms provided prior to the event and 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 the relevant Government COVID-19 Restrictions.

  • If you have a fever, above 37.5 degrees Celsius, at the time of the event.
     

  • If you are supposed to be in isolation at the time the event commences as per current government guidelines.
     

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

  • You must agree to let EBSDN know if you are feeling unwell,with a cough or cold.
     

  • You must remove yourself or anyone accompanying you that have these symptoms.
     

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

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

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

  • Please understand that an EBSDN LIVE event may be cancelled or modified at any time without notice.
     

  • 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.
     

  • If at any point the GOVERNMENT changes the rulings of events, closes the border and the venues move our dates again, I will make the move to have our events online, it is the only way forward.
     

  • We have successfully held online events, and I feel secure in the knowledge that it will be successful, due to GOVERMENT changes.
     

  • Due to COVID-19 occupancy rules, limits and restrictions EBSDN will not be selling at the door, spectator tickets for any 2020 events.

     
     How do I enter the Eisteddfod?
 

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now uses an online entry program. 

  • To access the website head too  - www.ebsdn.com

  • If you have any difficulties completing your entry online, phone 0423 241 774. or email admin@ebsdn.com 
     

  • REFUNDS  

  • 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. 
     

  • There are NO REFUNDS as we will move the events online, as it is the only way forward. 
     

  • We have successfully held online events, and I feel secure in the knowledge that it will be successful, if the GOVERNMENT changes rules, or any of the above happens! 
     

  • EBSDN can, however combine sections due to lack of numbers.
     

  • If EBSDN is cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic or other catastrophic event or natural disaster or situation out of the control of EBSDN control, we will move the events online. 
     

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now, does reserve the right to change competition days or move the location due to unforeseen circumstances as pointed out above and entries will not be refunded, but we can give a credit to another of our events. 
     

  • We DO NOT provide refunds for change of mind, change of mind regarding EBSDN rules, clash with another competition or commitment.

    If you have made a mistake (e.g. double entries) or the dancer is injured (with proof) we will transfer to another of our events.
     

  • ALL SOLO EVENTS WILL MOVE TO ONLINE IF THE GOVERNMENT CHANGES THE RULINGS FOR EVENTS OR BECAUSE OF BORDER CLOSURES. 
     

  • ALL 2020 TROUPE EVENTS WILL BE CREDITED TO 2021 - IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT LET US PROCEED DUE TO COVID - 19  IN 2020.
     

  • 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.
     

  • What time should we arrive? 

  • Everybody Sing and dance Now, reserves the right to run up to One AND A HALF HOURS early at any events WE HAVE.
     

  • Therefore it is a very good idea to arrive earlier in case this happens. 
     

  • EBSDN  holds NO responsibility if you miss your event if we have run early.
     

  • We do update our Facebook Page regularly regarding running times, when an event is running.
     

  • It is the responsibility of the studio ( for troupes) , parent or guardian (solos/duos/trios) who have entered into the event to have access to this information.


     

  • What are the age groups?
     

  • Age Groups for Solos/Duos and Trios at Everybody Sing and Dance Now are odd ages.
     

  • 5/U. 7/U. 9/U. 11/U. 13/U. 15/U and Open Age.  
     

  • Age for  Solo/Duo Everybody Sing and Dance Now event is age as first day of each competition.
     

  • Troupes and Singing Groups are even ages and age as at 1st January.
     

  • 4/U. 6/U. 8/U. 10/U. 12/U. 14/U. 16/U. and Open Age. 
     

  • Troupes and Singing Groups we do allow for a maximum of 2 competitors in a group to be within 1 year older then competing age group.
     

  • An example if a studio is registered for 12/U routine and they have 2 competitors who turned 13 in the December before cut off this is fine, however if there is more then two the group, they will need to be registered in the age group above - 14/U.  Please contact us for clarification if required.


    What genres are there for Dance Troupes  – Solo – Duo/Trio ?

  • Ballet - Choreography must contain Classical Ballet technique and steps.
     

  • Demi Character - Choreography must contain Ballet technique and steps the routine must tell a story through ballet steps.
     

  • Contemporary - Choreography containing expressive movements. Must demonstrate balance, flexibility and control. Contemporary will generally be more dramatic/stronger style then lyrical depending on the choreography.
     

  • Lyrical - Choreography containing expressive movements. Must demonstrate balance, flexibility & control. Lyrical will generally be softer style then contemporary depending on the choreography.
     

  • Hip Hop - Choreography containing the foundations of Hip Hop / Jazz funk.
     

  • Jazz - Choreography based on Jazz technique.
     

  • Broadway Jazz - Combines elements of musical theater, with the music being danced to generally focused on Broadway Productions.
     

  • Tap - Choreography containing Tap technique.
     

  • Song and Dance - Can include song and dance / song and tap only.
     

  • Acro - Must contain acrobatic/gymnastic skills.
     

  • Own Student Choreography - This needs to be choreographed by the performer only and we rely on your honesty for this!! 
     

  • Own Choice - This can be another routine, it could also be for a second routine in a section that you have already a routine in. As an example a troupe or soloist has 2 x Jazz routines, the second one can be entered under this category.


    Categories Singing - Groups  – Solo – Duo/Trio

  • Up Tempo - Having a fast or lively tempo.
     

  • Ballad - A song that tells a story, and it can be dramatic, funny, or romantic.
     

  • Country - Consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyrics, and harmonies.
     

  • Musical Theatre - Song from a Musical. Singers to be assessed on Costume, Staging, Characterisationand Vocal Performance. 

  • Disney Pixar - A Song from a Disney or Pixar Movie. 
     

  • Song from a TV Movie - (not a stage show) Song MUST be from a TV MOVIE. 
     

  • Hit Parade - Songs from the 50’s, 60’s - The Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, 60’s - The Monkeys, Sandy Shaw, 70’s - Helen Reddy, Elton John.
     

  • Own Choice - Your choice of song, must be age appropriate. 

    Where do I register when I get to the venue?

  • As you walk in the door at each venue, registration and music desk can be found at front of house.

  • All entrants must register and hand their music in 1 hour prior to performer being on stage. 

  • Please remember, an event can run early so please arrive sooner rather than later. 

    How does the adjudicator score and what happens, if the nominated adjudicator on program, does not show up? 

  • Adjudicators will mark out of 100

  • Technique / Execution - 40%

  • Choreography - 20%

  • Presentation/Costuming - 10%

  • Overall Performance takes in visual appeal, confidence, appropriate choice of song for age, effective use of stage and entry and exit from the stage - 30%

  • Total = 100%

  • If an adjudicator is unable to perform their duties or can not make it, Everybody Sing and Dance Now will appoint a new adjudicator.


    What happens if I can’t stay till the end of the competition. How can I get my report?
     

  • Reports are now audio critiques and will be in your inbox, where you upload your music. 


     

  • AS WE ARE LIVING IN COVID -19 TIMES.

  • ONLY ONE PARENT OR GUARDIAN CAN ATTEND A EBSDN EVENT.

     

  • Time Limits Dance 

  • Solos - 3 minutes

  • Improvisations - 1 minute

  • Student Choreography - 2 minutes

  • Song and Dance: 3 minutes 

  • Duos/Trios - 3 minutes

  • Troupes - 5 minutes

    Time Limits Singing 

  • Solos 5 Under to 7 Under - 3 minutes

  • Solos 11 Under to Open Age - 3 minutes.  

  • Duos/Trios - 4 minutes

  • Singing Groups - 5 minutes


    Music 🎵 🎶 BEING UPDATED 

  • Make sure you have a backup, ALWAYS. USB. IPAD etc etc.




    Stage and 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, however you may dance up an age group.
     

  • Please remember it is  not the responsibility of the backstage personnel to search for missing competitors.

  • You must report at the start of your section, to backstage and have your name marked off with our Backstage Manager, failure to do so, could have you marked off the program and disqualified.
     

  • Stage curtains will remain open for the entire Competition.

    Collecting Reports and Music

  • Individual performers or parent of a child under 9, are requested to collect their own reports and music, from registration desk.

  • Any reports and music not collected by the end of the EBSDN event will be destroyed. 

    Program

  • You must be prepared to perform at least 1 hour before your time, as some performers or studios might not show up. Costume changes with 3 or less numbers will be accommodated, you MUST let backstage manager know - ASAP.
     

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now will move up or back up performances to keep the competition running on time.
     

  • You are expected to perform in the order you are scheduled, however, in the case of insufficient entries at any event they may be combined. 
     

  • Sections will be divided into two separate sections if there are more than 20 performers in a section.

  • A draft program will be sent out no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.
     

  • You will then have one week to request any changes.
     

  • The final program will then be sent out three weeks prior to the event. No changes will be made to the program once the final copy has been sent. 
     

  • We reserve the right to divide entries with excessive numbers and combine age groups where there are insufficient entries.
     

  • Everybody Sing and Dance Now have the right to amend the program at any time, if necessary.

    Dressing Rooms 

  • All entrants are to change in the allocated changing rooms ONLY
     

  • 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. 

    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!

    Props

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

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

  • 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 performer and performers parent, to place props on the stage and to ensure that there are enough people to assist.​ 
     

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

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

  • If paper, petals etc are to be used, backstage manager must be told on your arrival.
     

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

  • You will be given a credit  to our next competition, only. 


    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.

  • No refund will be given, if you can not.  

    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

  • First and foremost - Bullying by any person, including inappropriate comments or actions IS NOT tolerated at any Everybody Sing and Dance Now event and will result in instant disqualification and upon investigation, it will result in a permanent ban from any Everybody Sing and Dance Now event.
     

  • Participating in sport or dance competitions can be rigorous and may result in an 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 members of the audience, performers parents, studio directors, teachers, the performers and troupe members. 
     

  • 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 or illness contracted or sustained 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 performers, spectators or staff. 
     

  • The safety of our competition performers, spectators and staff is paramount at all Everybody Sing and Dance Now events.
     

  • Due to Everybody Sing and Dance Now being a public event, we always encourage all attendees to - Supervise children. 
     

  • It is also advisable that if you have a child in attendance at Everybody Sing and Dance Now, an adult should go to the toilet with them at all times. 

    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 Now and 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. Once the program is available a $5.00 fee will be charged for any changes or adjustments to current entries. This includes changing the style of the performance, changing the age group, changing from small, medium to large, or any other changes that are a result of your incorrect registration. 

  • This fee will not be charged when Everybody Sing and Dance Now have made an error, or we combine sections and have offered alternative sections.
     

  • PLEASE NOTE WE ADVISE ALL PERFORMERS ARRIVE AT THE START OF EACH SESSION DUE TO PERFORMERS NOT SHOWING.

     

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