Saturday, May 6, 2023
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60201
School Doors Open: 4:00pm
Auditorium Doors Open 4:30 pm
Show starts 5:00 pm
$30 Regular Presale – Fees and Tax not included in price
$35 at the door
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Please read the following information carefully. For safety and liability purposes, dance team captains/directors are required to convey all below information to each of team members participating and/or performing on stage.
Prelude Dance Competition and CODA reserves the right to replace any team that does not submit the required materials by the deadlines below. If you have any questions, or concerns, or your team cannot meet a deadline due to an extenuating circumstance, please email the Prelude Midwest Communications Director, Riane Taday, at email@example.com
Registration Fee: $30 per dancer
Registration Fee Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Registration fee includes official Prelude Midwest shirt.
Note: In order to keep a concise record of which teams have sent in their registration fees, please only send ONE payment per team. In the memo section, signify which team it is and how many dancers you’re paying for.
*The director/contact person whose name you write in Row 1 of the Roster will have his/her fee waived. Only one (1) fee waived per team.
Ways to pay the Registration Fee:
ZELLE: (Preferred method to pay registration fee)
Download Zelle App via Apple Store or Google Play OR check your bank app. Some bank apps have Zelle already incorporated within them.
VENMO: (Preferred method to pay registration fee)
Download Venmo App via Apple Store or Google Play
Download Cash App via Apple Store or Google Play
CREDIT CARD (Using Venmo):
You may use Venmo. Venmo allows you to add your credit card as the primary funding source.
Download Venmo App via Apple Store or Google Play and follow the instructions below:
Paypal on computer:
6 minutes maximum. NO EXCEPTIONS. Violations will be subject to score deductions.
6 minutes maximum.
Music may NOT contain inappropriate or offensive language. Violations will be subject to score deductions. See “Guidelines for Competition Teams” Tab. Music must be emailed ahead of time to be screened for time length and inappropriate or offensive language.
The dance style for this competition is mainly, but not limited to, hip-hop/street style dance forms. Various dance styles may be incorporated in your team’s routine, but hip-hop/street style dance form must be the majority style. The use of themes and props is encouraged but not required.
NEW CATEGORIES AND ADDITIONS TO THE JUDGING PROCESS:
1) FOUNDATION/ STREET DANCE FORMS CATEGORY
To honor Black Culture, African Diaspora and the roots of Hip Hop/Street Dance, a new category is added to the scoring criteria. Competing teams are REQUIRED to incorporate three (3) foundation/street/club dance art forms in their routine (incorporating more than three (3) foundation/street/club dance art forms is allowed).
Your team must perform a minimum of four (4) 8-counts (32 counts) or 1 phrase PER foundation/street/club dance art forms.
Teams must submit a list of the 3 foundation/street/club dance art forms that is incorporated in their routine. If your team incorporates more than 3 dance forms, also list those forms as well.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT DANCE FORMS/STYLES LIST: Wednesday, April 27, 2023
This new required category will account for 10% of your teams total score. The maximum amount of points a team can receive in this category is Ten (10) points.
Here is a list of foundation/ street dance forms to choose from:
Head Judge will assess for deductions in all routines by competing teams.
Here is the list of deduction criteria and the corresponding points that will be subtracted from the total score:
3) AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION
NOT ALLOWED ON STAGE DURING PERFORMANCE. Failure to follow these safety measures WILL result in automatic disqualification:
The judging panel consist of 3 Performance Judges and 1 Head Judge.
Highest possible score is 100 points
See sample judges scoring sheet HERE.
Directors of each competing team will be given their team’s score sheets immediately following the competition.
Voice critique recording will be emailed to the directors of each competing team no later than 2 days after the competition.
Judging Criteria Within Each Category:
Scoring range between 31-40
Scoring range between 21-30
Scoring range between 11-20
Head Judging Categories:
FOUNDATION/ STREET FORMS (10%)
Scoring range between 1-10
Here is a list of required materials and its deadline:
1) Shirt List/ Roster Form – Deadline: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2023
You will be given access to a Google Sheet – please use it to list your roster. After the deadline you will no longer have access to edit, but you will still be able to view. You will also be required to sign a waiver form on the day of Prelude.
3) Prelude Acknowledgement Form – Deadline: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2023
All competing and exhibition teams (directors, captains, team members) must read and understand Prelude’s Policies regarding Anti-Abuse, Anti-Racism, Anti-Othering, Procedure and Accountability Practices, Gender and Accessibilities, and Land Acknowledgements (https://www.preludedancecompetition.com/policies/)
The Director or Captain for each team must sign a Prelude Acknowledgement Form stating that they have read and understood the Policies and Procedures, Performance Guidelines, and Judging Criteria and will abide by them.
The Director or Captain must acknowledgement that they shared the Policies and Procedures, Performance Guidelines, and Judging Criteria with their dance team. All their dance team members must read and understood the said Policies and will abide by them.
Please Fill out and Sign the Form HERE
4) Access Check-In Form (if needed) – Deadline: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2023
Please Fill out the Access Check-In Form HERE
Each team must fill out an Access Check-In Form ahead of time.
This Access Check-In Form will inform us if any of your dancers on your team people needs special access. This is a useful way to value access and destigmatize it in an ableist culture that hides, shames and individualizes access.
Upload your materials in your team folder via Google Drive! If you are a first time user, please see the instructions below.
Existing Google Accounts will already have a folder shared with them from Prelude Dance Competition.
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you submit your materials early so that you have time to make adjustments if necessary!
5) Team Bio, Photo and Team cheer – Deadline: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2023
6) Music Mix, Lighting, and Props – Deadline: WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2023
7) Lighting Cue Form – Deadline: WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2023
8) Foundation/Street/Club Dance Art Forms List – Deadline: WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2023
Google Drive Instructions (for first-time users)
Backstage Access Wristbands must be worn at all times.
Only those with wristbands will be allowed backstage at any point during the day. NO EXCEPTIONS.
PRELUDE DANCE COMPETITION, ITS HOST TEAM OR THE VENUE/THEATER IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGE OR THEFT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OR ITEMS. IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU DO NOT BRING OR LEAVE VALUABLE ITEMS IN YOUR BAG.
*DAY OF SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. YOUR TEAM WILL BE NOTIFIED IF CHANGES ARE MADE.
10:00AM – Check-In Begins
All teams must check-in 90 minutes before their tech time. (Early arrival is highly encouraged to ensure that your team will not miss your tech!) Each dancer must bring photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, school ID, passport) to present at check-in. All dancers will be required to sign a Waiver/Release Form. Failure to check-in by your assigned time runs the risk of non-entry.
10:30-3:00PM – Tech Rehearsals
NOTE: The Competition and Tech Time Lineup will be e-mailed to all teams no later than MONDAY, MAY 1, 2023.
3:00PM – House Meeting
During the House Meeting, the Prelude Committee will go over rules not covered by the Runners, concerns raised during tech rehearsal, as well as answer questions. We encourage your entire team to be present and punctual at the House Meeting. (You don’t want to miss roll call!)
4:00PM – Doors open
5:00PM – Show begins
Is your team ready for Prelude Midwest 2023?
Use this checklist to make sure! Reference this list on the day of competition just to make sure you have completed everything.
DAY OF PRELUDE: