Dance Rules

D1 Nationality must be specified in all National Classes and name of Dance in Character.
D2 The Festival is not liable for any copyright infringement caused by CD recordings supplied by the performer.
D3 The Festival requires music on CD. There should be a single recording on the media. Music to be played by officials only. The quality of recording will be taken into account.  It is advisable to have a back up CD.
D4 A Competitor may not perform the same Dance in more than one Class.
D5 The time allowed must be strictly adhered to
D6 In the Groups all performers must be on the stage and active during the major portion of the dance.
D7 Performers may not dance more than once in any Solo Class.  In Duets a performer may only enter one Classical and one Cabaret Class and likewise in Trio Classes.
D8 No School may enter more than 3 groups in the Group Classes, and a group must consist of at least 5 persons.
D9 Competitors may NOT TRANSFER to another Class without prior permission from the Festival Office.
D10 Cabaret Solos, Duets and Trios may include song.
 D11  In Tap Classes “standard” taps (single sounds) only must be used.
D12 Tape Recording, Video Filming and Photographing of Classes are NOT ALLOWED.
D13 Pointe work is not permitted for any performer under 13 years of age.
D14 Performers will be allowed to re-dance but will not be eligible for first, second or third place.
 D15  Individuals shall not be eligible to enter this year’s Festival if they have changed dancing schools during the preceding 6 months and those schools attend the Festival, unless previous permission has been obtained.
 D16  Age limit is reckoned as on 31st August 2017 and will be strictly observed.
 D17  Individuals attending full time vocational dance schools are not eligible to enter.
D18 A Novice is a performer who has not gained 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any solo section at a comparable Festival. Song is NOT allowed in the Novice Section.
D19 Classes may be split or combined based on the number of entries.
D20 The Festival reserves the right to run up to 15 minutes early for any class.