Rules & Regulations

ENTRY FEES

REGISTRATION FEE - $36 Per competitor – Not including troupe performers
The Registration fee covers entry for all family and friends to the venue, digital program and admin costs.

SOLOS (INCLUDING VOCAL) - $28 PER ENTRY

IMPROVISATION - $28 PER ENTRY

DUOS/TRIOS/QUADS - $14.00 PER COMPETITOR

CHAMPIONSHIPS - $38.00 PER ENTRY

DIAMOND DANCER (TITLE) - $48.00 PER ENTRY

TROUPES - $58 PER ENTRY + $50 ADMIN FEE PER STUDIO (PAID ONCE)

RULES & REGULATIONS

BY ENTERING DIAMOND DANCE CHALLENGE ALL COMPETITORS AND THEIR FAMILIES THAT ATTEND AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL OF OUR RULES & WILL TREAT ALL OTHER COMPETITORS & ORGANISERS IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER.
DIAMOND DANCE CHALLENGE IS AN EVENT THAT ENCOURAGES CHILDREN & TEENS TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF ONE ANOTHER AND WE WANT TO PROVIDE ALL PERFORMERS WITH A FRIENDLY & FAIR COMPETITION.

• Age sections- ALL AGES ARE TO BE TAKEN AS AT 1ST JANUARY 2021.
• Diamond Dance Challenge will not issue any refunds, credits or exchanges for any sections entered where a competitor is no longer able to attend, has been entered incorrectly or has been disqualified. Please ensure all rules are read carefully and understood before entering this event.
• The staff at Diamond Dance Challenge reserve the right to refuse entry.
• The organizers at Diamond Dance Challenge have no personal connection with the adjudicators of our events.
• All entries are to be made legally and honestly by the competitor and hereby releases any owners/volunteers and Diamond Dance Challenge representatives from any claims of damages or injuries sustained while participating in any activity related to this competition.
• Only entries paid in full will be accepted.
• If you require a change to an entry this may be possible only BEFORE our program is finalised. You will need to submit your request via info@diamonddancechallenge.com.au
• All changes made will incur a fee of $10 per entry. We cannot guarantee that changes will be accepted, this is at the discretion of the organisers.
• A competitor who has been taught by the adjudicator within 3 months prior to the competition date will not be eligible to enter. Any queries relating to this, please contact us directly.
• No video recording or photographing of any routines permitted in the theatre or side stage at Diamond Dance Challenge. Any person caught breaking this rule will be asked to leave and to remove all footage from their device, this could also result in disqualification of the competitor. There will be professional videos & photography taken at all our events and photos/video will be available to purchase.
• No mobile phones or tablets to be used when in the audience. All phones are to be turned on silent or switched off upon entry to the theatre.
• By entering Diamond Dance Challenge all parents, family members & performers agree to respect all other participants and staff at our events.
• Song & Dance/Tap & Vocal sections should have NO backing vocals.
• No routines are to be repeated (only permitted in Title Diamond Dancer sections)
• Birth certificates or proof of age may be requested at any time.
• Results are announced at the end of each section. The adjudicator’s decision is final and no discussion between family of competitor and adjudicator can occur at any time during section or following decision. This will be an instant disqualification.
• We reserve the right to appoint a substitute adjudicator if we feel necessary.
• All prizes will be at judge’s discretion.
• Our event can run up to one hour early. Please make sure you check in at the front desk on arrival.
• Age sections or Novice/Open will be combined if not enough entries received.
• Only one teacher or parent /guardian permitted side stage with a competitor during sections. Other helpers permitted only when required to help with props on and off stage.
• No props are to be left backstage. Once section is over props are to be removed from venue. Props must be cleared from stage promptly for the next act to commence.
• No rehearsal allowed on stage at any time during competition. Competitors only permitted to appear once in each section.
• Failure to comply with the rules and regulations of Diamond Dance Challenge will result in disqualification and withholding of prizes.
• Any competitor that forgets a routine, stops or music fails to work will be able to repeat a performance at the end of the section for critique only. (If music error is a fault of Diamond Dance Challenge we will allow the routine to be repeated and contestant will be eligible for prizes.)
• The use of instruments is not permitted for the duration of our Diamond Dance Challenge events.
• All competitors must wear tap shoes in all tap sections. Any shoe tapping beats in music are not permitted for tap sections.
• No props are to be used in routines that can create a hazard or put the competitor or others in danger.
• All performances should be family friendly and age appropriate.
• In the event of an accident or illness the ambulance may be called. The cost of this would be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. We highly recommend you have an ambulance subscription for the competitor.
• Bullying in any form will not be tolerated at Diamond Dance Challenge events. If it is brought to our attention that this has occurred by any person, that individual will be asked to leave the competition immediately and will not be permitted to return for the duration of the round.
• When you enter Diamond Dance Challenge you give consent to use the name and image of your child for media & promotion. This will include use on Diamond Dance Challenge’s Facebook & Instagram accounts and on our website.
• We will not distribute any personal information to any third party. Please advise us before entering should you wish for this to not occur.

PLEASE NOTE:

DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC, VENUE & EVENT RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
ANY CHANGES WILL BE OUTLINED CLOSER TO OUR EVENT AND WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS. IN THE EVENT OUR COMPETITION IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 WE WILL OFFER A REFUND FOR SECTIONS ENTERED. DIAMOND DANCE CHALLENGE COMPETITOR REGISTRATION FEE AND PAYPAL/COMPS ONLINE FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE

MUSIC SUBMISSION

In accordance with the federal laws, competitors must use original material or have permission from the relevant owners of the copyright.
The committee will not be held responsible for any copyright infringements
All music to be submitted via our website 4 weeks prior to the event. Each event will have a cut-off date.
All competitors will be emailed Music Submission information, with a link for easy upload.

Please send all music in MP3 format
Music needs to be clearly labelled with the competitor’s full name, section number (found on running sheet or programme), age group, style and whether they start on or off stage:

Guide only:

Samantha Jones – 1- 6 & 7 Years Jazz (on)

Samantha Jones – 2 -6 & 7 Years Tap (off)

To ensure that our event can run smoothly, please make sure you have submitted all your music by the cut-off date. This includes all Championship & Title Dancer songs. We reserve the right to remove a competitor’s entries if we do not receive the music by the cut-off date.

There will be an additional administration fee of $10 per track for any music changes or uploads after the due date.
Please contact us at info@diamonddancechallenge.com.au for more information.

**Please bring back up tracks on one USB to the event**

SECTION INFORMATION

AGE TAKEN AS AT 1ST JANUARY 2021

*Competitors must dance in correct age division to avoid disqualification

DUOS/TRIOS/QUADS & TROUPES ARE ENTERED AT ANY AVERAGE AGE LEVEL-
ADD ALL COMPETITOR AGES TOGETHER AND DIVIDE BY THE NUMBER OF COMPETITORS

NOVICE* - Applies to a competitor who has never placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in that style at any competition prior to the entry cut off for this event

OPEN* - Applies to a competitor who has placed 1st,2nd or 3rd in that style at any competition prior to the entry cut off for this event.

**We reserve the right to combine Novice & Open sections.**

TIME LIMITS:

ALL SOLOS/ DUOS/ TRIOS/ QUADS - 3 MINUTES

CHAMPIONSHIPS & DIAMOND DANCER SOLOS - 3 MINUTES
(4 MIN FOR CLASSICAL & TAP CHAMP ONLY)

TROUPES - 5 MINUTES

Time limits will be strictly enforced. The time begins when the music starts and ends when the competitor leaves the stage.

SOLO SECTIONS

4 & 5 YEARS JAZZ

NEO BALLET/LYRICAL TAP

HIP HOP

DEMI CHARACTER

OPEN STYLE

6 & 7 YEARS JAZZ (NO TRICKS) JAZZ

BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY

OPEN STYLE

CLASSICAL

NEO CLASSICAL DEMI CHARACTER HIP HOP ACROBATICS

SONG & DANCE/TAP

 

8 & 9 YEARS JAZZ (NO TRICKS) JAZZ

BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY

OPEN STYLE

CLASSICAL

NEO CLASSICAL DEMI CHARACTER HIP HOP ACROBATICS

SONG & DANCE/TAP

10 & 11 YEARS JAZZ (NO TRICKS) JAZZ

BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY

OPEN STYLE

CLASSICAL

NEO CLASSICAL DEMI CHARACTER HIP HOP ACROBATICS

SONG & DANCE/TAP

12 & 13 YEARS JAZZ (NO TRICKS) JAZZ

BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY

OPEN STYLE

CLASSICAL

NEO CLASSICAL DEMI CHARACTER HIP HOP ACROBATICS

SONG & DANCE/TAP

14 & 15 YEARS JAZZ (NO TRICKS) JAZZ

BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY

OPEN STYLE

CLASSICAL

NEO CLASSICAL DEMI CHARACTER HIP HOP ACROBATICS

SONG & DANCE/TAP

OPEN AGE JAZZ (NO TRICKS) JAZZ

BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

LYRICAL

CONTEMPORARY OWN CHOREOGRAPHY

CLASSICAL

NEO CLASSICAL DEMI CHARACTER HIP HOP ACROBATICS

SONG & DANCE/TAP

OPEN STYLE

VOCAL SOLO SECTIONS

All entered vocalists will be provided with a Microphone and Microphone Stand if required.

No backing vocals permitted on tracks. Time limit is 3 minutes.

We will offer vocal solo sections in the following age groups only*:

7 YEARS & UNDER, 9 YEARS & UNDER, 11 YEARS & UNDER, 13 YEARS & UNDER, 15 YEARS & UNDER AND OPEN AGE

VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

From 2021 we will be offering Vocal Championships for the following age groups:

9 & UNDER, 13 & UNDER, 14 & OVER

*Age is as at 1st January 2021

IMPROVISATION SECTIONS

Diamond Dance Challenge Improv sections will run like an audition.
Competitors will be given a number and brought on stage together to dance to the music selected by our team. There may be multiple songs played during different rounds to determine our winners.

The adjudicator will award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd + HM’s if required.

*Please note that due to the way we run our Improv sections on stage, age groups may be combined if we do not have enough competitors.

9 & UNDER JAZZ IMPROVISATION LYRICAL IMPROVISATION
13 & UNDER JAZZ IMPROVISATION LYRICAL IMPROVISATION
14 & OVER JAZZ IMPROVISATION LYRICAL IMPROVISATION

DUO/TRIO/QUAD SECTIONS

*DUOS/TRIOS/QUADS & TROUPES ARE ENTERED AT ANY AVERAGE AGE LEVEL- ADD ALL COMPETITOR AGES TOGETHER AND DIVIDE BY THE NUMBER OF COMPETITORS.

7 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

ACROBATICS

OPEN STYLE

NEO/LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP

9 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

ACROBATICS

OPEN STYLE

NEO/LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP

11 & UNDER JAZZ

BROADWAY JAZZ

TAP ACROBATICS

OPEN STYLE

NEO/LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP

13 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

ACROBATICS

OPEN STYLE

NEO/LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP

15 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

ACROBATICS

OPEN STYLE

NEO/LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP

OPEN AGE JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP ACROBATICS

OPEN STYLE

NEO/LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP OWN CHOREOGRAPHY

TROUPE SECTIONS

*DUOS/TRIOS/QUADS & TROUPES ARE ENTERED AT ANY AVERAGE AGE LEVEL- ADD ALL COMPETITOR AGES TOGETHER AND DIVIDE BY THE NUMBER OF COMPETITORS.

FOR TROUPE ENTRIES
STUDIOS MUST EMAIL THROUGH A LIST OF ALL COMPETITORS AND DATE OF BIRTHS.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COMBINE AGE GROUPS AS REQUIRED.

5 & UNDER JAZZ

LYRICAL HIP HOP

TAP CLASSICAL/NEO

OPEN STYLE

7 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

CLASSICAL/ NEO ACROBATICS

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP OPEN STYLE

9 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

CLASSICAL/ NEO

ACROBATICS

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP OPEN STYLE

11 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

CLASSICAL/ NEO ACROBATICS

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP OPEN STYLE

13 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

CLASSICAL/ NEO ACROBATICS

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP OPEN STYLE

15 & UNDER JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

CLASSICAL/ NEO ACROBATICS

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP OPEN STYLE

OPEN AGE JAZZ BROADWAY JAZZ TAP

CLASSICAL/ NEO ACROBATICS

LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

SONG & DANCE/TAP OPEN STYLE

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dancers must not repeat a dance in the Championships.

9 & UNDER JAZZ CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN jazz solo section
13 & UNDER JAZZ CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN jazz solo section
14 & OVER JAZZ CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN jazz solo section
9 & UNDER TAP CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN tap solo section
13 & UNDER TAP CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN tap solo section
14 & OVER TAP CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN tap solo section
9 & UNDER CLASSICAL CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN classical section
13 & UNDER CLASSICAL CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN classical section
14 & OVER CLASSICAL CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in the OPEN classical section
9 & UNDER LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in either a lyrical or contemporary OPEN section
13 & UNDER LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in either a lyrical or contemporary OPEN section
14 & OVER LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY CHAMPIONSHIP Must enter & dance in either a lyrical or contemporary OPEN section

DIAMOND DANCER (TITLE)

Dancers can perform any style they like in this section.

Dancers can repeat a dance from the competition, but they must have entered and competed in 2 dances at an OPEN level

MINI DIAMOND DANCER

7 & UNDER

Must enter & dance in 2 OPEN sections
PETITE DIAMOND DANCER

9 & UNDER

Must enter & dance in 2 OPEN sections
JUNIOR DIAMOND DANCER

11 & UNDER

Must enter & dance in 2 OPEN sections
PRE TEEN DIAMOND DANCER

13 & UNDER

Must enter & dance in 2 OPEN sections
TEEN DIAMOND DANCER

15 & UNDER

Must enter & dance in 2 OPEN sections
SENIOR DIAMOND DANCER

16 & OVER

Must enter & dance in 2 OPEN sections

PRIZES

SOLOS-    1ST PLACE TROPHY, 2ND PLACE TROPHY, 3RD PLACE TROPHY, HM MEDAL

VOCAL SOLOS -  1ST PLACE TROPHY, 2ND PLACE TROPHY, 3RD PLACE TROPHY, HM MEDAL

DUOS/TRIOS/QUADS- 1ST PLACE MEDALS, 2ND PLACE MEDALS, 3RD PLACE MEDALS, HM RIBBONS

CHAMPIONSHIPS*- CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES FOR 1ST, 2ND & 3RD  & HM MEDALS

DIAMOND DANCER* - LARGE TITLE TROPHIES & SASHES FOR 1ST, 2ND & 3RD (TIARA FOR WINNER) HM MEDALS + SPONSORED  GIFTS

TROUPES- 1ST PLACE RECEIVE MEDALS, 2ND & 3RD PLACES RECEIVE RIBBONS.

1ST PLACE ALSO RECEIVE A TROPHY FOR THEIR REPRESENTING DANCE SCHOOL

There will also be additional Special Awards & Prizes given out at each event. These will be listed in the final program for each event.

*PLEASE NOTE:

DIAMOND DANCER SECTIONS WILL NOT RUN IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH COMPETITORS OR WILL ALTERNATIVELY BE COMBINED WITH OTHER AGE GROUPS. THIS WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF DIAMOND DANCE CHALLENGE. SHOULD THIS SECTION NOT RUN, COMPETITORS WILL BE ISSUED A REFUND.

CONDITIONS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP & DIAMOND DANCER SECTIONS

To qualify for the Championship divisions competitors must have entered and performed in the OPEN solo section for that dance style. A dance CANNOT be repeated in the championship.

To qualify for the Diamond Dancer divisions competitors must have entered and performed in 2 OPEN sections. Diamond Dancer routines can be a repeated dance.