Dance

competition

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Competition rules:

  • The Dance Competition is open to contestants of all ages.
  • The competition is divided into two (2) rounds: preliminaries and finals.

 

Preliminaries

  • Contestants entering the dance competition will participate in a preliminary competition on the Wednesday evening of CMTC in a closed judging room.
  • During preliminaries, contestants will perform for a maximum of one (1) minute and will be cut off at the judges’ discretion. A list of finalists will be posted at the CMTC information booth on Thursday morning.
  • Dancers must submit their dance music for preliminaries and finals, in MP3 format, using the Dance Music Submission Form on or before April 1, 2021.*
  • Songs and/or music containing profanity or explicit adult material will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Performances must be single acts only.
  • Judging will be based on dancing ability and technique, audience appeal, stage presence, and appropriateness of costume.
  • *It is highly recommended that performers who are selected for finals perform the same dance that was presented at preliminaries.

 

Finals

  • Dance finalists will perform live in front of a panel of judges and an audience on the Saturday afternoon of CMTC. At the dance finals, contestants will perform on hardwood parquet flooring measuring approximately 32×16.
  • Performances have a maximum time limit of two (2) minutes. Music will be stopped at the two-minute time limit.
  • Judging will be based on dancing ability and technique, audience appeal, stage presence, and appropriateness of costume.

 

Wardrobe Requirements:

  • Wardrobe/costume must be in good taste and non-flammable.
  • No roller skates, roller blades, use of any sharp instruments, or any equipment that CMTC or its host venue may deem dangerous.

Tips from the Judges:

Practice, practice, practice. If you make a mistake in your routine, keep going!
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