Solo | Duos | Trios | quartets & Championships Rules


Rules & Conditions

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

ABILITY

Sections are open to amateurs only. Entrants may perform only 1 routine in each event.

AGE

Age is determined by the dancer’s year of birth

TIME LIMITS

  • 3 minutes

CHECK IN

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.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

You must be prepared to perform 30 minutes 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.

COMPETITION STAGE

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.

SONG CHOICE

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.

STYLES OF DANCE

BALLET execute ballet technique. Pointe shoes may only be worn from 12/u and over

CONTEMPORARY such as Graham, Tharp. Dance can demonstrated using 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, chorus 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.

SONG AND DANCE demonstrates dance style and vocal ability.


EVENTS

RESTRICTED

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 restricted section 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.


CHAMPIONSHIPS

To qualify for championships, competitors must enter and dance in the following Open Sections.

Classical Ballet Championship
1 Classical & 1 Demi Character

Jazz Championship
1 Jazz & 1 either Broadway Jazz or 1 Hip Hop

Tap Championship
1 Slow & 1 Fast

Contemporary Championship
1 Lyrical & 1 Contemporary

 

What you need to dance

Classical Ballet
1 Classical Ballet & 1 Demi Character

Tap
1 Slow/Medium Tap & 1 Fast Tap

Jazz
1 Jazz & 1 Broadway Jazz or Hip Hop

Contemporary
1 Lyrical & Contemporary

THESE ROUTINES MAY BE REPEATS OF ROUTINES USED IN SOLO DIVISIONS


COMPETITION INFORMATION

TUDC prefer music to be provided on a device (iPad, iPod). The song must be the only track on the playlist. Alternatively you may bring a CD- again- only one track permitted on CD.

Reports are collected from the front desk. Reports will be available for collecting 10 minutes after each event has finished. 

In the event that a competitor fails to remember the choreography and exits the stage – a repeat of routine may be permitted at the adjudicators discretion.

Entrant will receive a 10 point deduction in the event of this happening.

Please arrive 1 hour prior to your start time. 

Please read the program thoroughly 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.