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Rules & Regulations

Updated: September 1st, 2017

 

1. Entry deadlines are as follows: 
- All Canadian Fees due January 15th, 2018
- All American Fees due 6 weeks prior to the event
2. Age of dancers as of January 1st, 2018
3. Only Canadian cheques or money orders are payable to “Candance”. American cheques or money orders are payable to “Candance North America”. No rebate for late NSF cheques and late entries must be paid for by certified cheque. We do not accept credit cards
4. Full-time teachers and/or full-time professional dancers are NOT ALLOWED to compete in the regular competition; they may however compete in the Adult division (no overalls awarded)
5. Candance uses the latest digital sound systems at all events. Music uploads for this season will be available on January 15th, 2018. Please contact us if you do not receive an email to upload your music
6. Any photography, flash photography, digital photography, video taping, and/or recording of any kind is STRICTLY PROHIBITED at all Candance events. Routines risk being disqualified!
7. Convention is mandatory for all competing dancers at the national level. All classes will run for around competition levels and ages to allow all dancers to take full advantage of all convention classes.
8. All judges decisions are final
9. Each event will have 3 qualified judges
10. Time limits will be strictly enforced. There will be a 1 point deduction for every 5 seconds the routine is over the time limit
11. All judges critiques will be provided on a flash drive. Critiques can be picked up at the end of the event. Only studio directors or teachers are allowed to pick up the critiques. The flash drive will contain three (3) judges critiques for each routine that is registered and performs
12. Novice, Pre-Competitive, Adult, and Parent categories are not eligible to compete in the Dance Off
13. Dancers must be ready at least 30 minutes before their scheduled time to perform. Dancers must sign in with a backstage manager at least 3 minutes prior to their scheduled performance
14. A dancer can only win "Title Soloist Regional Winner" or "Runner-Up" in one city per season. Dancers must score 80 or higher to receive a title award
15. No independent entries are accepted at Candance. You must be registered with a dance studio
16. All scholarships and awards are subject to change without notice
17. There will be a Diamond Dance Off at events with over 400 registered entries. If there are less than 400 entries, we will only award High Scores and Overalls
18. The placement of props and sets must be completed in 2 minutes or less. Please contact the Candance office for products sets/props
19. The studio is responsible for completely clearing the stage of all items following their performance
20. Any rules and/or regulations may be updated and/or changed at any time 

To calculate the average age of your routines: Add ages together (as of January 1st, 2018) and divide by the number of competitors in the routine; drop the decimal place.

SOLOS & DUET/TRIOS
Age(s) as of January 1st, 2018

Age Divisions: 5 & Under, 6 Years, 7 Years, 8 Years, 9 Years, 10 Years, 11 Years, 12 Years, 13 Years, 14 Years, 15 Years, 16 Years, 17 Years, 18 Years, 19 & Over


SMALL GROUPS, LARGE GROUPS, LINES, AND EXTENDED LINES
Age(s) as of January 1st, 2018

Age Divisions: 5 & Under, 6 Years, 7 Years, 8 Years, 9 Years, 10 Years, 11 Years, 12 Years, 13 Years, 14 Years, 15 Years, 16 Years, 17 Years, 18 Years, 19 & Over


PRODUCTIONS
Age(s) as of January 1st, 2018

Age Divisions: 12 & Under, 13 & Over

 

ADULT/PARENT/PROFESSIONAL

Age Divisions: 19 & Over

*This category is NOT eligible for overalls, cash awards, or the Diamond Dance Off
**This category is for any combination of professional-teacher and/or professional-dancer, and dancers, that do not fall into any other division
***Professional: is a dancer that is NO LONGER a student and earns a full-time income to dance professionally and/or teach


MINI CATEGORY
This category is for dancers age 5 to 8 years; available only in the Competitive division.

JUNIOR CATEGORY
This category is for dancers age 9 to 12 years; available only in the Competitive division.

TEEN CATEGORY
This category is for dancers age 13 to 15 years; available only in the Competitive division.

SENIOR CATEGORY
This category is for dancers age 16 and over; available only in the Competitive division.

 

NOVICE
This division is suited for a dancer that has never competed before in a Solo, Duet, and/or Trio. They may have competed in a group. All novice small groups, large groups, lines and extended lines must be 100% novice.

*A novice dancer is allowed to compete in both the "Pre-Competitive" and "Competitive" divisions
**This division is NOT ELIGIBLE for the Diamond Dance Off


PRE-COMPETITIVE
This division is suited for the recreational dancer and the part-time competitive dancers. They cannot exceed a maximum of 5 hours of training per week; this includes all rehearsal time.

*A pre-competitive dancer is NOT ALLOWED to compete in the "Competitive" division
**This division is NOT ELIGIBLE for the Diamond Dance Off


COMPETITIVE
This division is suited for a dancer that has competed before and is a full-time competitive dancer. This division is eligible for all Overall Awards and the Diamond Dance Off (small groups, large groups, lines, and extended lines).

*Dancers in this division have the opportunity to qualify for our 2018 Title Soloist Competition and 2018 National Finals Performing Arts Competition


ADULT/PARENT/PROFESSIONAL
This division is suited for any combination of professional-teacher and/or professional-dancer, and dancers, that do not fall into any other division. 

*This division is NOT ELIGIBLE for the overalls, cash awards, or the Diamond Dance Off
**Professional: is a dancer that is NO LONGER a student and earns a full-time income to dance professionally and/or teach

SOLO
1 Dancer

DUET
2 Dancers

TRIO
3 Dancers

SMALL GROUP
4 to 9 Dancers

EXTENDED SMALL GROUP
4 to 9 Dancers

LARGE GROUP
10 to 15 Dancers

EXTENDED LARGE GROUP
10 to 15 Dancers

LINE
16 or More Dancers

EXTENDED LINE
16 or More Dancers

PRODUCTION
4 or More Dancers


*All Pre-Competitive and Novice routines have a maximum time limit of 2.5 minutes!
**A maximum of 2 minutes is allowed to setup props and/or sets for small groups, lines, and extended lines. Please contact us for production props and/or sets.

SOLO
3 Minutes

DUET/TRIO
3 Minutes

SMALL GROUP
3 Minutes

EXTENDED SMALL GROUP
4 Minutes

LARGE GROUP
4 Minutes

EXTENDED LARGE GROUP
5 Minutes

LINE
4 Minutes

EXTENDED LINE
5 Minutes

PRODUCTION
8 Minutes

THE FOLLOWING GENRES ARE OFFERED AT CANDANCE IN THE NOVICE / PRE-COMPETITIVE / COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS:

DEMI-POINTE / DEMI CHARACTER
*Any routine in this genre with the use of Pointe shoes must select "Pointe"

POINTE

JAZZ
*A maximum of 2 acrobatic tricks are allowed in this genre

TAP
*No pre-recorded tap sounds are allowed in this genre

ACRO / GYM

LYRICAL

MODERN / CONTEMPORARY

MUSICAL THEATRE

HIP HOP / STREET

OPEN
*Any routine that does not seem appropriate in any of the above genres


BRONZE:
75 - 79.9

SILVER:
80 - 84.9

GOLD:
85 - 89.9

PLATINUM:
90 - 94.9

DIAMOND:
95 & Over


CANDANCE 2018 NATIONAL FINALS AWARDS:
*Medals, Ribbons, Pins, and Plaques are awarded in ALL divisions
**Novice, Pre-Competitive & Production have separate overall awards
***The top 3 routines will be announced if there are 6 or more routines in the category

- $5000,00.00 National Finals Champions (12 & Under, 13 & Over)

- Overall Scholarships in all categories (Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior)

- Joe Noce Memorial Award

- Costume Award (12 & Under, 13 & Over)

- Adjudicators Choice Award (12 & Under, 13 & Over)

- Choreography Award (12 & Under, 13 & Over)

- Candance People's Choice Award Winners (12 & Under, 13 & Over)

- Candance Most Photogenic Award


CANDANCE TITLE SOLOIST COMPETITION:
The winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, 3rd runner up, and 4th runner up will be awarded at the "2018 Candance Red Carpet Multimedia Banquet" during our National Finals in Orlando, Florida!

*Audition class high score overalls for the Junior, Teen, and Senior divisions for each genre will be awarded
**The congeniality awards will be held on the same day as our 2018 Title Soloist Competition


Title Soloist Divisions
Mini Miss & Mister: 5 Years - 8 Years
Junior Miss & Mister: 9 Years - 12 Years
Teen Miss & Mister: 13 Years - 15 Years
Senior Miss & Mister: 16 Years & Over

CANDANCE TITLE SOLOIST COMPETITION:
The winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, 3rd runner up, and 4th runner up will be awarded at the "2018 Candance Red Carpet Multimedia Banquet" during our National Finals in Orlando, Florida!

*Audition class high score overalls for the Junior, Teen, and Senior divisions for each genre will be awarded
**The congeniality awards will be held on the same day as our 2018 Title Soloist Competition


Title Soloist Divisions
Mini Miss & Mister: 5 Years - 8 Years
Junior Miss & Mister: 9 Years - 12 Years
Teen Miss & Mister: 13 Years - 15 Years
Senior Miss & Mister: 16 Years & Over

Click here to view further information and details regarding the 2018 Title Soloist Competition.

***IMPORTANT***

Please contact Candance at our office for ALL entry fee information. Pricing for entry fees does not include HST; please add tax to your total.

Contact our office for available Teacher's Incentives during the 2018 Tour.

Call us toll-free at + 1 (866) 305-6174 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ENTRY FEE'S INCLUDE:

- The opportunity to perform on a professional stage equipped with a high quality sound system

- Adjudication by 3 highly-qualified professional and/or celebrity judges

- The ability for you and/or your studio to upload your music

- Video critiques and judges scores provided on one or more Candance USB Flash Drives; Includes 3 high quality videos with judges voice critiques for each registered entry and a print-out of all scores

- Fun, safe, and family-friend environment

 

*The following features are provided FREE from Candance: Live Stream, Candance TV, Social Media Photos, and Awards Photos.

 

 

Candance Entertainment Group Inc.
64 Water Lily Trail
Schomberg, Ontario  L0G 1T0
Canada

Toll-Free: +1 (866) 305-6174
Email: info@candanceeg.com

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