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GUIDELINES/ PRICING

Pricing:
Average cost per dancer: $20 – $25
Pricing will vary with each different Prelude event. If your team is accepted, they will be informed of any pricing change.
Information on submitting the payment will be provided to teams if they are accepted into the competition.


Dance Styles:
The dance style for this competition is mainly, but not limited to, hip-hop. Various dance styles may be incorporated in your team’s routine, but hip-hop must be the majority style. The use of themes and props is encouraged but not required.
NOT ALLOWED ON STAGE DURING PERFORMANCE:
The use of fire, flames, anything flammable, pyrotechnic devices and smoking.
Any liquids, wet paint, lotion, baby oil (mineral oil), glitter, baby powder or talcum powder may be used that can adversely affect the dancing surface.
Dry ice, fog machines, vaping or vaping products.
Balloons filled with helium.
If stage is littered after your performance your team will be responsible for an immediate and expeditious removal of any debris. Failure to follow these safety measures may result in score deductions or disqualification.
Knives and swords
Live animals


Time Limit:
6 minutes maximum. NO EXCEPTIONS. Violations will be subject to score deductions.


Music:
6 minutes maximum.
Music may NOT contain inappropriate or offensive language. Violations will be subject to score deductions.
Music must be emailed ahead of time to be screened for time length and inappropriate or offensive language.


Judging:
Judging criteria:
Routine – Scoring range between 36-45
Execution – Scoring range between 21-35
Presentation – Scoring range between 1-20

See sample judges scoring sheet HERE.
Directors of each competing team will be given their team’s score sheets immediately following the competition.


Prizes:
First, Second and Third place teams will be announced.
Trophies will be awarded to the Second and Third place teams. First place prizes includes championship trophy, championship banner, cash prize (amount to be determined).

Depending on the host teams’ decision, other prizes maybe awarded (best costume, best music mix, audience choice, etc).


Tech Time:
Each team will be given 10 minutes for their tech (rehearsal) staging and routine run-through. A stage manager will actively inform each team of their remaining time.


Waiver Form:
Each team must fill out an online waiver form ahead of time. A list of dancers all dancers performing on stage must be submitted. If your team is accepted, a link to the online waiver form will be emailed to their director/captain.


Check-in/Registration:
Please register your team at least 90 minutes before your tech time.
Early arrival is suggested to ensure your entire team will register on time and in a timely manner.
Bring photo identification to present at check in.
All dancers must sign the Waiver/Roster at check in.
Please have the majority of your team present and ready to tech at your scheduled tech time.
If your team is late, your tech time WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED.
Should there be any changes to your tech time, the contact person will be notified


Personnel Backstage (includes performers/chaperone/entourage) VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Only persons who are listed on the Waiver form and have paid the registration fee will be allowed backstage/performers dressing room area during tech and the show. This include musicians. MC’s, vocalist, and stylist: make-up, hair, wardrobe, etc… all must have paid the registration fee and be on the waiver form.
If parental chaperone is required for a minor, please have attending chaperone sign the waiver form in lue of the dancer(s). Chaperone must be cleared prior to the day of show or risk non-entry (chaperone and minor).
Persons who on the listed on the waiver form and have paid the registration fee will be given a performers wristband. Please keep this wristband on at all times!!! If removed, you will not be allowed to enter the backstage/performers dressing room area. If caught in the backstage/performers dressing room area by security or Prelude staff, you will be asked to leave and not allowed back in the backstage/performers dressing room area.
Due to theft in the backstage dressing rooms that has occured in past Prelude competitions, this wristband rule will be strictly forced !!!

Pricing:
Average cost per dancer: $7 – $10
Pricing will vary with each different Prelude event. If your team is accepted, they will be informed of any pricing change.
Information on submitting the payment will be provided to teams if they are accepted into the competition.


Dance Styles:
The dance style for this competition is mainly, but not limited to, hip-hop. Various dance styles may be incorporated in your team’s routine, but hip-hop must be the majority style. The use of themes and props is encouraged but not required.
NOT ALLOWED ON STAGE DURING PERFORMANCE:
The use of fire, flames, anything flammable, pyrotechnic devices and smoking.
Any liquids, wet paint, lotion, baby oil (mineral oil), glitter, baby powder or talcum powder may be used that can adversely affect the dancing surface.
Dry ice, fog machines, vaping or vaping products.
Balloons filled with helium.
If stage is littered after your performance your team will be responsible for an immediate and expeditious removal of any debris. Failure to follow these safety measures may result in score deductions or disqualification.
Knives and swords
Live animals


Time Limit:
4 minutes maximum. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Music:
4 minutes maximum.
Music may NOT contain inappropriate or offensive language.
Music must be emailed ahead of time to be screened for time length and inappropriate or offensive language.


Tech Time:
Each team will be given 10 minutes for their tech (rehearsal) staging and routine run-through. A stage manager will actively inform each team of their remaining time.


Waiver Form:
Each team must fill out an online waiver form ahead of time. A list of dancers all dancers performing on stage must be submitted. If your team is accepted, a link to the online waiver form will be emailed to their director/captain.


Check-in/Registration:
Please register your team at least 90 minutes before your tech time.
Early arrival is suggested to ensure your entire team will register on time and in a timely manner.
Bring photo identification to present at check in.
All dancers must sign the Waiver/Roster at check in.
Please have the majority of your team present and ready to tech at your scheduled tech time.
If your team is late, your tech time WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED.
Should there be any changes to your tech time, the contact person will be notified


Personnel Backstage (includes performers/chaperone/entourage) VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Only persons who are listed on the Waiver form and have paid the registration fee will be allowed backstage/performers dressing room area during tech and the show. This include musicians. MC’s, vocalist, and stylist: make-up, hair, wardrobe, etc… all must have paid the registration fee and be on the waiver form.
If parental chaperone is required for a minor, please have attending chaperone sign the waiver form in lue of the dancer(s). Chaperone must be cleared prior to the day of show or risk non-entry (chaperone and minor).
Persons who on the listed on the waiver form and have paid the registration fee will be given a performers wristband. Please keep this wristband on at all times!!! If removed, you will not be allowed to enter the backstage/performers dressing room area. If caught in the backstage/performers dressing room area by security or Prelude staff, you will be asked to leave and not allowed back in the backstage/performers dressing room area.
Due to theft in the backstage dressing rooms that has occured in past Prelude competitions, this wristband rule will be strictly forced !!!