Question: Do you have paper entry forms?
Answer: NO. We do not accept paper entries. All acts must be entered online
Question: What date do I use to establish a performers age?
Answer: Age as of January 1.
Question: Should I round up or down when averaging ages for duets, trios and groups?
Answer: Simply drop the decimal point and any numbers that follow when averaging (thereby rounding down). For example: The average age of your group comes out to be 12.8. Drop the decimal point (.8) and your group falls in the 11-12 age division. These calculations will be made for you automatically when you enter online.
Question: What is the competition entry deadline?
Answer: Entries must be processed online with payment in full no later than 21 days prior to the first day of competition, unless you’re expecting a rebate (see below). However, entries are accepted on a “first come, first served” basis and may be limited due to available performance time. Many of our shows closed out last season PRIOR TO THE PUBLISHED DEADLINES. You are encouraged to enter as early as possible. Note also that entries are not considered “received” until paid in full and thus, unpaid entries may be bumped by paid entries entered at a later date.
Question: What is the REBATE entry deadline?
Answer: Rebate entries must be entered online and paid 45 days prior to the first day of competition. Additional qualifications are required (click here for more on rebate program).
Question: I need to send my rebate payment to you overnight. What is your physical office address?
Answer: 137 Pirner Ste. 5 , Haysville, KS 67060
Question: Do you accept credit card payments?
Answer: YES, unless you’re expecting a rebate (see above) . Credit/debit card payment is required to process entries, unless they are rebate acts which must be paid via money order or cashiers check.
Question: Will I be able to take photos or video of my child’s performance?
Answer: NO. Video recording and photography of any kind is strictly prohibited. This rule has been established at the request of our studio directors and teachers to protect their rights in choreography, costuming, etc. In most cases, however, a staff photographer and videographer will be available to professionally meet your photo and video needs.
Question: Can I upload my performance music?
Answer: YES, we strongly encourage everyone to upload their performance music at least 14 days prior to the first day of the competition you will attend. Look for the “Upload Music” button for each of your entries, or email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: Can I enter “Special Awards” categories (Photogenic, TOP Entertainer) at the door?
Answer: NO. We do not accept these entries at the door. All specials need to be pre-registered and paid during online entry.
Question: Can I jump off the front of the stage during my performance?
Answer: NO. We are no longer allowing that. This rule has been put into effect for the safety of the performers, judges and audience members.
Question: How do I submit my photo(s) for the photogenic contest?
Answer: Photos need to be uploaded prior to competition (new this year). Look for the “Upload Photo” button when you enter, or email email@example.com for instructions.
Question: Is there a time limit for setting up props?
Answer: YES. Production props must be in place within 2 minutes of the time the prior act has cleared the stage. Props for all other solo, duet/trio, or group acts must be in place within 1 minute. Hint: If the use of power tools are necessary on stage to set up your prop, you should probably reconsider your prop.
Question: Is liquid allowed on stage?
Answer: NO. Liquid of any kind is prohibited on stage. This includes water, paint, hairspray, fog, etc. Also prohibited is the throwing of glitter or confetti.
Question: How does your entry system assign act levels?
The Short Answer: Each act is leveled by the majority level (50% or more) of the performers in the act. Overrides to a higher level are accepted by request prior to the show entry deadline. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on leveling.
Question: Can I “buy” extra time for my acts?
Answer: NO. Since this is a competition, we feel that all acts should perform under the same rules for performance time.