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Welcome to Everybody Sing and Dance Now. Our main goal is to always have a safe platform for young performers, to perform on.  

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How do I enter the Eisteddfod, what are the age groups, what genres is there, what is the cut off date and how much does it cost to enter?

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 

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.

Categories 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, Characterisation
and 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. 


 

Entry Fees 

Wollongong and Caboolture Solos - $20.00

Fraser Coast Solos - $22.00 

Duos and Trios - $30.00

Improvisations - $18.00

Troupes and Singing Groups - $40.00 

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. 

 

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

Entrants are required to collect their adjudicator’s report at the conclusion every session, you can ask a friend to collect them for you.

If they are not collected at the end of the event, they will be placed in the bin. 

 

My parents/siblings/friends want to come and watch. Do they have to buy a ticket and do we turn our phones off? 

Solos/ Duos and Trio events, do not require tickets at the door, this has already been paid for by your spectator pass, when you register your performer. You can bring friends and family to watch. 

 

EBSDN Shining Star Awards -  Tickets are required to this event, tickets can be purchased at the door.  Adults $10.00 and Children $5.00 

 

EBSDN Troupes -Tickets are required to this event, tickets can be purchased at the door. 
Adults $15.00 and Children $5.00  A session. Day Pass $30.00

Everybody Sing and Dance Now, reserve the right to refuse entry to any person.


Mobile phones must be switched to silent when entering the auditorium. 

Time Limits Dance 

Solos - 3 minutes

Improvisations - 1 minute

Student Choreography - 3 minutes

Song and Dance: 3. 5 minutes 

Duos/Trios - 3.5 minutes

Troupes - 5 minutes

Time Limits Singing 

Solos 5 Under to 7 Under - 3 minutes

Solos 11 Under to Open Age - 3.5 minutes.  

Duos/Trios - 4 minutes

Singing Groups - 5 minutes

 

Music 🎵 🎶 EBSDN ONLY USE USB.

 

First and foremost - All music, lyrics and dance attire MUST be age appropriate! 

Time limits are the maximum allowed and will be counted from the moment the music or dialogue begins.

If performers go over this, you will receive a 5 point deduction. 

Performers must adhere to copyright responsibilities.

Everybody Sing and Dance Now are not responsible for any infringement of copyright, royalty or privacy laws by performers or persons associated with the performance. 

All music will need to be received before the start of your session not your section.

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

MUSIC MUST BE ON USB. 

EBSDN ONLY USE  - USB please make sure it is labelled correctly. (see example below) 

USB each song and genre must be labelled clear and concise when our music operator opens it up our laptop and in the order they are performing in. Please put performers name and genre on there.

You can put all your songs on the one USB as long as it’s labelled in the order your performing is performing in! If it is not in order of how they perform, our music operator does not know what they dance too or what songs their jazz, tap, contemporary etc etc.

Our Music Operator does not know what your performer is dancing or singing too, or if they start on or off stage or what section they are in.

When handing in your USB please let our VOLUNTEER on music desk know that all your music is on one USB and make sure they write that next to your performers name in the program.

Please place your USB in a clear sandwich bag (we will have some available on the day) with a list of all the songs on USB and the section number, competitor numbers and on/off stage. 

This is the information that we need in order to run the competition smoothly.

Remember to pick up music and reports at front desk, failure to do so will see them placed in rubbish after the event.


 

Labeling Your Music

This is the information below; that we need in order to run the competition smoothly.
 

Performers Name: Jon Martin

Section Number: 2 

Competitor: 3 

Starts On or Off Stage: On
 

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.