See Below for Important Information & Rules/Regulations!
• Competition will run in sessions approximately 2-3 hours with an adjudication.
• Dancers will have designated dressing rooms and only those dancers are allowed in their dressing rooms. Each room has a limit, based on social distancing.
• One (1) Teacher OR chaperone per studio will be allowed in the dressing room/backstage area per session that their dancers are in. This will be strictly adhered to and we ask for everyone’s cooperation as we have limited capacity within the current restrictions for the dressing room area.
• All dancers in any given session, must remain in their dressing room until adjudication; following adjudication they are asked to promptly exit the dressing room area for sanitizing.
• Limited audience will be allowed into venue for each session and tickets will be sold by session.
• Participating dancers will be given first opportunity to purchase a maximum of 2 seats per session they are dancing in for parents/family. Once this priority deadline has passed any remaining seats will be open for purchase at a first come first served basis. Details on admission/ticket orders will be sent out soon.
• Following each session, patrons must exit the theatre promptly to allow us to sanitize. When in the theatre lobby, patrons are required to use social distancing. A mask must be worn while in the building as per public health guidelines.
• Dancers must also wear a mask, unless performing. If a dancer feels more comfortable wearing a mask during their performance, there will be no mark deductions from the judges.
• Our judges will be adjudicating virtually via livestream in real time due to the current government regulations.
• McKeil video will be providing livestream services free to everyone, a link will be provided closer to the event. There will also be video and pictures available for purchase of each routine during the event.
Studio Directors can contact us regarding using 2020 credits or submitting registration.
All registrations must be submitted via our online system by the studio director.
• SOLO - The competitor will be entered in the category determined by the age of the competitor as of midnight January 1st.
MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS
SOLO - 3 MIN
• NOVICE CATEGORY: Any dancer with less than 2 full years of dance training in any dance style as of midnight January 1st. In order to enter in Novice Duo, Trio, Group/Line/Production categories 100% of the participants must have under 2 full years dance.
• PRE-COMPETITIVE INTERMEDIATE: Any dancer with over 2 years and less than 5 years of dance training in any dance style and dance less then 3 hours a week. In order to compete in the Pre-Competitive Intermediate category 100% of the participants must have less than 5 years.
• PRE-COMPETITIVE OPEN: Any dancer with more than 5 years of dance training in any dance style, who dances less than 3 hours a week. In order to compete in the Pre-Competitive Open category 100% of the participants must have more than 5 years.
• INTERMEDIATE CATEGORY: Any dancer with over 2 years training and less than 5 years of dance training in any dance style as of midnight January 1st and dances more than 3 hours per week. In order to compete in the intermediate category 100% of the participants must have less than 5 years.
• OPEN: Any dancer who has more than 5 years of dance training in ANY dance style and dances more than 3 hours per week.
• ADULT CATEGORY*: Adult Dancers over the age of 21 who wish to remain involved in competitive dance festivals. **Dancers in the adult category must not fall under the Professional category**
• PRO-AM CATEGORY*: A combination of Professional and Amateur dancers who wish to dance together.
• PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY*: Professional category is for those dancers who are currently studying and/or completed studies at a post secondary level, including professional training programs, certificate programs, university/college programs (This includes university/college dance teams) and/or who teach more than 8 hours of dance on a weekly basis and/or earn $1500 per year or more from performing/teaching dance.
* Please Note: Adult, Pro-am & Professional entries are not eligible for the Millennium Finals, DanceAbition Showcase Finale, or The Battle of the Beast.
NOTE TO STUDIO DIRECTORS
• Open and Intermediate dancers may not dance in a Novice division.
• Open dancers may not dance in an intermediate division.
• Pre-Competitive Dancers may not contain any Intermediate or Open dancers unless they fall under the less than 3 hours/week rule.
• Novice, Intermediate & Pre-Competitive dancers may dance in a higher division.
• If there is one Open dancer in a group the entire group must dance Open.
• If there is one Intermediate dancer in a Novice group, the entire group must dance Intermediate.
This rule will be strictly enforced.
ALL MUSIC SHOULD BE SUBMITTED VIA DROPBOX
• All music for your studio submitted via dropbox (with back up music on a USB) must be submitted no later than 2 WEEKS prior to the start of the competition.
• Please make sure all routines are labelled correctly in your Dropbox folder. Please label all music files exactly as shown below:
ID # - SCHOOL CODE - NAME OF ROUTINE, whether it is an ON STAGE or OFF STAGE start
EXAMPLE: 345 - A - SHAKE IT - ON STAGE
• Backup music on USB/Phone/iPod etc. should be kept with the teachers in case of a technical problem.
• Teachers are responsible to pick up any music left at the music table at the end of the competition.
1. Go to Dropbox.com
2. Sign in or create an account.
3. Create a new folder, and name it as your dance school (Blue folder with + sign)
4. Click on the “upload” button (white paper with + sign)
5. Find your music and/or video files and click upload.
6. Once uploaded and labelled properly (example above), select the folder and click “Share Link”
7. Send link either in an email or directly from dropbox to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• JAZZ - a straight jazz category.
• TAP - routines where tap shoes are worn. Vocalization/Props are permitted, but must be integral to the performance. NO TAP SOUNDS PERMITTED IN MUSIC.
• LYRICAL - an interpretation of the lyrics and/or music that combines ballet and jazz techniques. Vocalization/Props are permitted, but must be integral to the performance.
• BALLET - straight ballet category with no acrobatics or tricks. No vocalization allowed. Props permitted but must be integral to the performance.
• CONTEMPORARY - modern dance techniques as well as classical and is a free type of movement. Vocalization/Props are permitted but must be integral to the performance.
• MODERN - natural movement & space combining various elements of other forms of dance. Vocalization/Props are permitted but must be integral to the performance.
• HIP HOP - a routine incorporating jazz & street dance techniques. Vocalization/Props are permitted but must be integral to the performance.
• SONG & DANCE - routines which must include singing and dancing in any styles (i.e. jazz, tap, ballet, etc) by performers. No lip sync or taped vocals allowed except back-up voices are permitted. Props are allowed if integral to the performance. Performers have a choice of using a wireless microphone, if requested.
• MUSICAL THEATRE - a theme based interpretation which includes dance techniques from various styles. The use of vocalization or lip-sync is allowed as long as they are an integral part of the performance.
• ACRO - combination of dance technique and floor acrobatics with aerial challenges.
• OPEN– Any routine that does not seem appropriate in any of the above categories. Can be a combination of styles.
• STEP DANCE - Footwork is the most important part of the dance. A display of steps is more important then gesture or posture. Body & Arm movements and styling are either restricted or considered irrelevant.
• PRODUCTION - A routine using 10 or more dancers to portray a theme, concept or story. Production categories have an extended time limit of 4-10 minutes and will be primarily judged on concept, formations and choreography.
Please note-the use of acrobatics/tricks is allowed in any category unless noted otherwise above but must be integral to the performance. Also, any prop that dirties the stage resulting in it needed to be swept, wiped, or picked up after the performance is not allowed. As you can appreciate, this causes delays in the schedule and we aim to stay on time.
*Millennium Dance Productions will not issue refunds or be held responsible for sudden cancellation or time lost due to extreme weather or any other extraneous circumstances. Millennium Dance Productions will not be held responsible for injuries, damage and lost of stolen property over the duration of the competition. Millennium Dance Productions will not be held responsible for any additional fees incurred (ie: Parking fees, Parking Tickets, etc.) by dancers, teachers, studio owners or any participants while attending one or more of the events.