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This competition is open to amatuer performers only. No full time or professional dancers are to compete in any sections. Entry fees are non refundable. Sections may be combined due to insufficient entries. Sections will be split if more than 20 entries and will be done so according to age.

There is to be no smoking on the grounds of the venue. There is to be no eating or drinking in the theatre. Spotlight Dance Competitions reserves the right to close event entries early if sold out.




Age is to be taken at the 1st of January for each year. Any entrants not adhering to this will be disqualified. Birth certificates may be required for proof of age upon adjudicators request. Duo's, Trio's and Troupe's must dance at the age of the oldest competitor.



Each competitor must purchase a competitor pass when entering this competition. Competitors must check in at front desk on each day of competition. A competitor who commences performing an item and stops will be allowed to restart the item at the end of the section for a critique only. However, if the restart is caused by a technical fault in equipment or the wrong music has been played, a restart for adjudication will be tolerated provided the fault is quickly rectified.
Competitors may appear only once in any section or age group including Duo's, Trio's and Troupes. No rehearsal is allowed on stage. A competitor who leaves the stage before completing their routine may reappear at the end of the section for a crit only.



Music for solos and duos must be checked in at least FOUR sections prior to a section. Music may be presented on USB,
CD, iPod or phone. USB’s, CD's and playlists must only have one song on them and labelled with the dancers name, school and section. Please ensure all devices are labelled with your full name to avoid confusion with other dancers, CD's are in covers and that you bring a back up copy of your music.

Troupe music must be emailed to at least ONE WEEK prior to the competition. Music must be in Mp3 format and the FINAL version of this piece. The file name must be saved as follows:
Section number/Section name/Name of dance school

If you have more than one troupe in a section, please also label them “A” and “B” and there will be no change to this order on the day of competition.


Solo Sections - 3 minutes max.

Duo/Trio Sections - 3 minutes max.

Song and Dance - 4 minutes max.

Troupe Sections - 5 minutes max.



The front curtain will not be used for solo, duo or trio sections. There will be NO curtain used at Troupe Day. Please ensure your dancers enter and exit the stage appropriately.



Prizes will be presented at the end of each section. Competitors are asked to stay in costume if possible. Each section may have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd awarded, as well as HM's and HC's in each section. The adjudicator’s decision is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into.



Props are permitted as long as the competitor or teacher can place on stage and take away as well.  Props are not the responsibility of Spotlight Dance Competitions.



Safe acrobatic moves will be permitted in routines, however our adjudicators will not reward acrobatics tricks over dance content. Whilst we accept certain acro moves can enhance a routine, it should not take up more than 10% of any routine.



Strictly no video or photography is to be taken in the theatre. Phones are also banned. Any audience member seen videoing or taking photo's will be asked to leave immediately and the act onstage will receive a zero score.



All competitors enter and dance at this competition at their own risk. Spolight Dance Competitions will not be held liable for any injuries.



Competitors may be accompanied by only one teacher or parent in the sidestage area and they must be wearing a wristband, this applies to all sections.  This is to ensure there is enough space sidestage for the competitors and Spotlight staff, especially during large sections and troupe sections. Teacher wristbands will be available from the front desk.

ALL Parents MUST purchase a wristband to gain access to the side stage area. Parents will only be allowed side stage to accompany dancers in the 6 and 8 year old solo and duo/trio sections, parents of dancers in 10 years and under or above age groups will only be allowed side stage to carry and place props for solo and duo/trio sections.




Dressing Rooms – the backstage dressing rooms will be used for solos and quick changes only. One will be for female dancers and one for male dancers.

The Troupe dressing rooms will be in the classrooms. All competitors, parents and teachers MUST keep the dressing rooms clean and use the rubbish bins provided. Extra cleaning charges will apply to schools if the dressing rooms are left untidy.




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