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COMPETITION

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2021 SEASON FINALE COMPETITION RATES

  •  All Major Credit Cards and Studio Checks are accepted as forms of payment. No personal Checks are excepted. No Exceptions.

  • All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 fee.

Make all checks payable to:

Velocity Dance Convention
4821 Lankershim Blvd. Suite F-299
North Hollywood, CA. 91601

REFUND POLICIES

  • All entries are final and non-refundable.  No exceptions.

COMPETITION AGE DIVISIONS

  • After receiving feedback from studios across the country, we have decided to change our age divisions only in the Competition portion of Velocity. 

  • There must be 3+ routines in each pro-am division to qualify for cash awards.

  • All age categories are based off of the average age in each duo/trio or group. To reach the average age, add the ages of all the dancers together, then divide by the number of dancers in the routine.

  • Names, ages, and birth dates of all dancers must appear in the registration system, or it will not be accepted.

  • In the unlikely event a dancer’s age needs verification, Birth Certificates must be available upon request.

  • All ages, Convention & Competition, are determined as of January 1st, 2021. (For example: Ages for November 2020 events will be as of January 1st 2021, and ages for March 2021 events will be as of January 1st 2021.)

COMPETITION RULES

  • In order to compete, a dancer must be registered for Season Finale convention classes as a full attendee. 

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  • Competing dancers may enter in as many categories as they please, but are not allowed to compete against themselves.  Numbers entered in the same category must have a 50% change in participants.

  • All ages, Convention & Competition, are determined as of January 1st, 2021. (For example: Ages for November 2020 events will be as of January 1st 2021, and ages for March 2021 events will be as of January 1st 2021).

  • We have an either/or rule for solos. Dancers must perform within a small group (4-9 dancers) or larger to compete a solo (1 dancer)/duo/trio (2-3 dancers), OR any students attending with a studio of 15+ students to the convention are eligible to compete in any division (including solos & duo/trios). If we can accommodate additional competition for a particular city, all registered attendees will be emailed three (3) weeks prior to the event opening up the solo registration to students who do not qualify within the either/or rule and are not registered as an Independent. Please note that this does vary city to city depending on registration.

  • No competition entries will be confirmed unless full payment has been received by the deadline. If competition entries have been entered into the system they will be deleted if not fully paid for by the 4 week deadline. You must pay a deposit before entering any competition routines into the online system.

  • All convention and competition entries must be postmarked by the cut-off deadline. If competition limit is reached before this deadline, no further entries will be accepted. *Entries are accepted in the order they are received.

  • All entries must register online HERE.

  • No entries will be accepted via email.

  • No entries will be accepted by fax or phone.

  • All entries must be registered by the registration cut-off date. (Information located under tour dates)

  • We do not offer live streaming of our competition. We do this to protect the artistry of the choreographer and the safety of the dancers. 

INDEPENDENT SOLOS

  • If you are registered as an “Independent”, you are not eligible to compete a solo.

  • In order to compete a solo, you must be registered under a valid studio name, and your studio owner or director must register you.

COMPETITION ENTRY LIMITS

  • Each studio will be allowed to compete a maximum amount of routines based on the information below. If a studio does not reach the number of participants listed below they may enter a maximum of 40 entries total. The 40 routines may also include solos. ONLY 1 solo per dancer.

  • Studios entering 50-59 students: May enter 45 competition entries

  • Studios entering 60-69 students: May enter 50 competition entries

  • Studios entering 70-79 students: May enter 55 competition entries

  • Studios entering 80+ students: Please call Velocity office at 818-416-1161. City limits may vary.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS

  • All music MUST be uploaded 48 hours prior to each event. You may upload your music online under the competition portion of your online registration

  • While uploaded music is preferred, teachers may turn in music during registration at the event.

  • If you need to turn in music at the event, all FlashDrives must be labeled with your studio name and code. Each entry should be labeled with the 4 digit Act # and Routine Name. (Example: 0001 Boys are Back, 0013 Closer to You, 0121 Diamonds)

  • All music must be submitted as:  .mp3, .m4a, or .aif

  • No CDs will be accepted, even as backups.

  • Teachers should have a back-up for every entry on hand, in case the primary FlashDrive does not work. If presenting on a mobile device, please make sure the music is not reliable on the internet. Music must be played from a music playing app, not from an email. Airplane mode and Wi-Fi will need to be turned to the off position when playing. 

  • All FlashDrives must be submitted to the registration desk at teacher registration. All FlashDrives will be imported and ran through a computer system at competition. No FlashDrives will be accepted after registration has closed, no exceptions.

COMPETITION GENRES

ADJUDICATION SYSTEM

  • All entries receiving a Gold award or higher, will be eligible for the 2021 Velocity Dance Convention Season Finale held at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.

POINTS SYSTEM

  • All ties will be broken; first by the technique score, second by the performance score, and third by a judges’ poll.

  • In addition to the adjudicated awards, an overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award will be given to the entries with the highest score in each division: Mini, Junior, Intermediate, Teen, Senior, and Pro-Am.

  • Choreography awards will be presented to the most outstanding choreography in the Mini/Junior/Intermediate and Teen/Senior divisions.

PROPS

  • General props are permitted.  Ceiling heights vary in each venue.  Please contact the Velocity Dance Convention Office if you are concerned with the size of a prop.

  • No dangerous props (Examples: fire, swords, guns, sparklers, etc.)

  • No use of live animals.

DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Photography and Video recording from any media devices (i.e. digital cameras, cell phones, SLR’s, Flip, etc.) is strictly prohibited during classes and competition. This is to enforce the children’s safety and privacy, as well as protecting the work of choreographers and faculty.  We offer professional photo and video services at each of our events.

  • Please visit the media booth, CEVENTPICS, onsite and inquire about studio package discounts. All Photo and Video may be ordered at each event location or online for Sunday pickup.

  • Any guest not complying with these procedures will lead in point deductions and could result in disqualification. No Exceptions.

SEASON FINALE STAGE

  • 40' Wide x 30' Deep (approximately 8' of additional off stage wing space on each side)

  • Marley dance floor

  • Professional audio including on stage monitors and professional lighting for all performance routines.

  • Tap mics will be located downstage during the competition.

  • Professional built in stage in the Grand Ballroom at The Mirage Las Vegas.

  • Props can be loaded in during specific times and we will have a designated room for prop storage.

THE FINE PRINT. . .

  • No changes may be made to competition entries two weeks prior to the convention. No exceptions.

  • Dancers may compete in more than one city per season.  However, each routine may only be competed at one regional city per season if the routine placed in top ten overalls.

  • Routines must be age appropriate, and suitable for family viewing.  If judges deem routine inappropriate, point deduction or disqualification may occur.

  • General lifts are permitted.

  • Teachers are not permitted to perform with students.

  • Competing dancers must perform in their scheduled order, unless permission is given by Velocity Dance Convention to hold a number to allow time for costume changes.  No Exceptions.

  • Competition order will not be altered to allow for rehearsal time, or pre-performance run-thrus. This can lead to point deduction or disqualification of the routine. No Exceptions.

  • Decisions made by the judges are final.

  • Velocity Dance Convention is not responsible for any music that is not picked up.

  • Admission to the competition is free.

  • There will be reserved seating for all teachers with competing numbers.

  • Visual coaching is strictly prohibited

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