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Rules & Conditions

Entry is conditional upon acceptance of the competition rules of The Ultimate Dance Challenge – TUDC. Please read them carefully.


Sections are open to amateurs only. Items may only be repeated in the Final. Entrants may perform only 1 routine in each event.


Age is determined by the first day of the competition.


6 to 10 years – 2 1/2 mins.

12 years and up – 3 mins.


All competitors must check in at the Check in Desk on arrival.

Parental/Guardian Supervision

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult whilst in attendance.


You must be prepared to perform 1 hour before your time. Costume change issues of 3 or less numbers will be accommodated. TUDC will move up or back routines to keep the competition running on time. Routines are expected to perform in the order they are scheduled. In case of insufficient entries in any event they may be combined with similar events.


Tarkett Flooring is supplied at all TUDC Events. ROSIN IS NOT TO BE USED in any part of the venue, dressing room or stage area.


Please take care to select costumes, music, routine for general audience appeal. Inappropriate choreography or costumes too revealing may have deductions per discretion of the judges. Our audience is made up of parents and impressionable young students.


BALLET execute ballet technique. Majority of entrants in ballet shoes.

CONTEMPORARY such as Graham,Tharp. Dance can demonstrated balance, isolation, extension, based on space, force, weight and time, can be characterized to reflect the choreographers vision.

JAZZ dancers execute free form movement, and may wear jazz shoes, character shoes, half soles bare feet, executing controlled moves that involve balance and flexibility.

HIP HOP routine consisting primarily of Hip Hop Technique – Inappropriate lyrics should be cut out or voiced over along with inappropriate gestures.

LYRICAL interpretation of lyrics using a combination of ballet or jazz, showing legwork, balance, body emotion.

MUSICAL THEATRE dance interpreting a song from a Movie, Musical or Broadway Show.

TAP executing tap technique in tap shoes. No Tap sounds on music. Tap music accompaniment can include vocals. Recorded tap routines are not allowed.

ENSEMBLE TAP consist of 16 Bars Waltz, 16 Bars Slow and 16 Bars Fast Tap.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS Competitors will need to have an entertaining dance or song as the Adjudicator will be looking at the entertainment content.

SONG AND DANCE demonstrates dance style and vocal ability.

EVENTS PRE OPEN Confined to competitors who have never been placed 1st in any age group, at any Competition or Eisteddfod (including specially restricted and restricted) in that particular dance section ie. Jazz

OPEN Confined to competitors who have won a 1st Place in the Pre Open section (including restricted) in any age group, at any Competition or Eisteddfod in that particular dance section ie. Jazz

IMPROVISATION plain dance apparel must be worn. Ballet entrants must wear ballet tights.


TO QUALIFY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP – competitors must enter and dance in the following Open Sections.

Classical Ballet Championship1 Classical & 1 Demi Character
Tap Championship1 Slow & 1 Fast
Jazz Championship1 Jazz & Modern Expressive or 1 Jazz Improvisation
Song & Dance Championship1 Song & Soft Show & 1 Song & Tap
National Championship1 National Dance
Modern Expressive Championship1 Modern Expressive & 1 Contemporary
Contemporary Championship1 Contemporary & 1 Modern Expressive
Babies Championship Must have danced in Babies Section in the current year

CHAMPIONSHIP – what you need to dance

Classical BalletJunior 12/U, Senior 13/O1 Classical Ballet & 1 Demi Character
TapJunior 12/U, Senior 13/O 1 Slow/Medium Tap & 1 Fast Tap
Song & DanceJunior 12/U, Senior 13/OSong & Dance
Jazz/Musical TheatreJunior 12/U, Senior 13/OMust dance 1 routine
Lyrical/ContemporaryJunior 12/U, Senior 13/O1 Lyrical & Contemporary


BABIES CHAMPIONSHIP – 1 dance any style – may be a repeated dance


Please arrive 1 hour prior to your start time. Music must be clearly labelled in a clear case, please no lables on CD’s. If the CD is labelled with a sticker it will not be accepted by the sound technician. Entrants are permitted to sign in upon arrival. Reports are collected from the front desk, entrants or a presentative must sign to collect reports. If performing in numerous events, reports will be available for collection at the end of your last event. Reports will be available for collecting 15 minutes after each event has finished. No rosin is to be used throughout the club. The stage is lined with tarkett. In the event that a competitor fails to remember the choreography and exits the stage – a repeat of routine will not be permitted for any age group – entrant will be marked on what was performed – this decision will be made final by the adjudicator. Please read the program throughly and ensure you have entered the correct event – if you need to change your event to another event a $10.00 admin fee will be charged.