Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The Newcastle Dance Awards is an open dance scholarship program for dancers ages 8yrs – 17yrs, we are happy to offer 10 age categories in this competition to allow for complete fairness based on age factor and each level of learning skills.

RULES OF THE COMPETITION:
* Open to both Male and Female Dancers currently residing in Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Central Coast, the Hunter Valley and surrounding areas.
* Ages 8yrs – 17yrs may enter
* Student must be the exact age of the division they are registering for.
* D.O.B. Must be submitted – a birth certificate may be asked for to prove D.O.B.
* Entry fee to compete is $55.00 (must be paid online before March 1) non-refundable
* Each dancer will be allocated time for a 3min dance performance.
* Costumes are encouraged (no nudity allowed)
* All styles of dance are allowed – our judges are looking for talent and performance skills!

AGE DIVISION ROUNDS:
Each Dance Competitor will be placed in their age division round 8yrs, 9yrs, 10yrs……….17yrs.

SEMI FINALS:
Top 3 competitors for each division will be chosen by judges and announced at the end of each age division round to proceed to perform for the semi-finals. (See time schedule when posted.)

FINALS & SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:
Top dancer for each age division will be awarded prizes &/or scholarships.
Top dancers from each division will compete in the finals for their chance to win either the $500 Junior or $500 Senior Major Scholarship Prize.

MUSIC SUBMISSION:
* All music must be burned to an audio CD (for Audio) – please be sure your cd works in a cd player.
* Your CD must be marked with dancers FULL NAME – AGE DIVISION & SONG TITLE
* All CD’s must be handed into the registration table 1 hour prior to your division start time and no less that 30mins before your division starts.
* No music will be accepted after the final 30mins prior to your division – if you are late – you will not dance and no refunds are offered for this competition.

ALL DANCERS MUST CHECK IN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO DIVISION START TIME
and no less than 30mins prior otherwise they will be eliminated from the competition – no acceptions and no refunds of entry fees or guest tickets.

ALL DANCE STYLES ACCEPTED

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW