Syllabus 2020

Digital submissions only


  1. By entering this festival you are deemed to be in acceptance of these rules without exception.
  2. This festival is for amateurs who do not derive the main part of their income from teaching or performance of any performing arts genres.
  3. The age of the entrants is taken on the closing date of the festival. If dates of birth are incorrect then this may lead to disqualification, proof can/may be asked for.
  4. The adjudicator’s decision is final and no discussions or correspondence concerning such decision may arise.
  5. Competitors may submit one performance in each age category and genre.
  6. Dancers must perform in their video footage as if they are participating at a usual festival scenario, ie: Costume, hair and make up presented when being filmed.
  7. All footage must be ready to go with the performer verbally stating who they are, how old they are and what genre/title they will be performing (see example page).
  8. Performance footage must be set ready to play and the festival will not accept responsibility for bad quality footage. Please make sure there is only one performance on what you submit. If there are more then you will have to split the video into separate files.
  9. Timing will be counted from the first note or word of the track, if you over run the time limited set for your section, a penalty will incur within your marks. Exactly like the procedure in a stage festival.
  10. No vocals or chanting (backing harmonies or otherwise) are allowed in ballet, MT songs or song and dance sections. Tap music must not include any recorded tap or similar effects.
  11. Pointe work is not allowed for any entrant under the age of 13 or of an equivalent level to intermediate age group.
  12. Competitors are not allowed to dance with breakable props or dangerous objects.
  13. If props are required in any performance, the competitor must be able to handle them without assistance.
  14. Organisers of the festival reserve the right to amend the rules as and when it is considered necessary for the benefit of the festival and online safety and security of competitors.
  15. No digital enhancement will be accepted.
  16. The organisers of the festival do not hold themselves responsible for any injury, damage sustained.
  17. It is up to the parent/guardian whether they submit footage from previous festivals, taken in the studio, or onstage at a venue.
  18. Footage can also be submitted if your property has an adequate space available to perform the routine. 
  19. If you are submitting footage from a previous festival, then the performer must have been in that section within the last twelve months of our closing date.
  20. Entry fees MUST be submitted and paid for in full at the same time as the footage is submitted.
  21. Once footage has been accepted via ‘We Transfer’, entry fees will not be refunded.
  22. Your dance teacher MUST have acknowledgement that you are entering this festival and the organizer MUST have your tick of approval on the entry form that your teacher has approved you to submit their dance choreography.