Competition Rules

1. Upon arrival at VIEW, please ensure to pick up your studio owner/teacher bag at the VIEW Dance Challenge registration table.
2. All music must be submitted by the music submission deadline. (See music for further information and options)
3. Dancers must always be ready to perform thirty minutes prior to their scheduled time.
4. All entries are to report backstage to the VIEW Stage Manager three numbers before the scheduled number.
5. All entries will perform in the order they are scheduled. If for any reason a routine must perform out of order, it must be approved by a VIEW director and it must be performed before the end of its category. If this is not done, the dancer will only receive a score and not be eligible for placement and some circumstances overalls.
6. Please notify the stage manager of any holds needed.
7. Dancers may not compete against themselves in any performance style and category. (Ie: If a performer has two Jazz Solo’s they may only compete the second routine in the next age division up). Only groups are granted the exception of dancing in the same category on the condition that 50% of the dancers  are not the same.
8. Second performance attempts will only be granted if time is permitting. An entry at a second attempt will be verbally adjudicated but will not receive a standing and does not qualify for overall awards unless the second performance was due to a music error a costume malfunction.
9. Any entry in any class and category, displaying suggestive and/or inappropriate content will be disqualified. VIEW Dance Challenge will strive to keep its competition family friendly.
10. Except for rosin, the use of baby powder, paint, and any other substances that could leave marks or debris on the stage is prohibited for safety reasons. If any such substances are found on the stage, they will result in a deduction of marks or disqualification.
11. Please be advised that studios will be held responsible for any damages to theatre change rooms. Any personal belongings, costumes or dance apparel left behind at the competition will not be the responsibility of VIEW Dance Challenge.
12. Judges scores will be e-mailed to the studio director upon the completion of competition.
13. All judging critiques will be provided in video format.
14. MONETARY AWARDS: Monetary awards will be credited directly to the studio account.
15. PROPS:
a. All entries with the use of props must be declared to VIEW Dance Challenge prior to the schedule being finalized.
b. Props for entries may only be placed backstage during the adjudication prior to the upcoming scheduled dance session.
c. Maximum prop height: 10’6” (if our venue ceiling height permits taller props, VIEW will permit it)
16. In event of a tie for any of the overall and VIEW TOP awards, our panel of judges will choose a winning entry at their own discretion.