RULES, GUIDELINES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 2019

  1. TE Offers Competitions for all ages & Conventions for ages 7 & up with TE Judges, Staff and Guest Instructors (from Broadway, TV, etc). Theater & Ballroom venues with Professional Dance Floor. You can attend either one or both.
  2. Regional Events begin after school hours, weekend events only. (No Thursday or Friday mornings). Schedules are customized per event; any routine size and age can start as early as 7am.
  3. TE will schedule the maximum number of acts and may add or subtract days to any event as needed. We reserve the right to cancel events due to lack of participation or change dates & locations due to circumstances beyond our control.
  4. For room blocks, rates, cancellation dates & more visit our 2019 Competition/Convention page and click on the location you’re attending.
  5. Entries must be submitted by the school. Competitors are not permitted to come to any competition without their director. No spectator fees. No independent entries accepted.
  6. Independents accepted for Conventions Only. Fees differ for Independent applicants. There are spectator fees for conventions.
  7. All Competition Pricing and/or Convention (Group Rates) must go through your directors.
  8. TE requires a minimum in entry fees per event to participate in Regional & National competitions. Entry & Mandatory Registration fee’s cover the processing of entries. NO REFUNDS. Late fees will be applied for payments made 30 days or less prior to the event.
  9. Competitors can either compete against themselves or enter the Open Category. Modeling Routines are all one level. Productions are all one level, age division and genre. Parent, Student/Teacher & Adult Routines are all one Age Division and Level.
  10. No verbal requests Accepted: Requests & Additions must be in writing through your director at the time of entry and made in extreme circumstances only. TE will work to accommodate (SAT’s, Religious Conflicts, Proms & Graduations). Exact time requests are not permitted. Requests cannot be guaranteed & routines may be adjudicated only. Confirm your competitors Age, Category, Level and all additions (Improves, Photogenic, Titles, Birthday/Routine Dedications & Military support) with your director prior to registration. Any corrections, changes or additions made after payment must be made in writing by your director at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Fees will be charged per correction, change or addition. Customized schedules are emailed to your director 1 week prior to the event. No Changes accepted at this time
  11. Props have 1 minute for setup and break down. Routines are timed; routines not paid in advance will be charged.
  12. Directors must call to confirm availability in the event for any interested applicants received less than 3 weeks prior and may not appear in the program.
  13. Music must be uploaded by the director to your school’s registration account with an MP3 file at the time of entry.
  14. Shared dressing rooms are open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.  There will be signs directing you to the dressing rooms. If you need help finding the dressing rooms you can ask the Sales Rep, Stage Manager and/or Event Manager. Please make room for everyone and help in keeping event & dressing rooms clean. We would like to be invited back to all venues. 
  15. All session times are approximate. Competitors should arrive 1hr prior to the beginning of the 1st session of the day and 2hrs prior to the 2nd session of the day ready to dance as we do run early.
  16. A select number of physical programs will be available for purchase at the merchandise sales table.
  17. When choosing your seating options; be aware when sitting in the front music tends to be much louder. We need to keep it at this volume so everyone in the audience and competitors on stage can hear. Be respectful of all performances and keep conversations at a low volume.
  18. To avoid making an unexpected appearance in someone else video, please remain seated during all performances.
  19. Advertised instructors & judges intend to be at their specified event. Sometimes emergencies prevent this & will be replaced with another qualified Instructor and/or Judge.
  20. TE provides critiques in Video, Audio or Written format and given to every school from judges for each routine. Video & Audio Critiques will be uploaded to your school’s registration account within a week of the event.
  21. Stay posted to our Parents page for updates regarding Nationals. *IMPORTANT* Book your National reservations early. Rooms sell out!!! When making reservation or asking for information, ask for your representative’s name. TE will be unable to provide the itinerary by the cancellation date. Do not depend on it for reservations. 
  22. Event Recaps will be posted on social media within 2-6 weeks after the event.
  23. Select Studio interviews are released on Social Media any time between your event, through February the following season.
  24. Subscribe to our Youtube page or follow us on Facebook where videos are being posted every week. You can be directed to all social media pages from this website.