Average cost per dancer: $25 – $30
Pricing will vary with each different Prelude event. If your team is accepted, they will be informed of the actual pricing.
Information on submitting the payment will be provided to teams if they are accepted into the competition.
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.
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).
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.
Each team must fill out an online waiver form ahead of time. A list of 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.
Prelude Acknowledgement Form: Please Fill out and Sign the Form HERE
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 read and understood the said Policies and will abide by them.
Access Check-In Form:
Each team must fill out an Access Check-In Form ahead of time. Please Fill out the Access Check-In Form HERE
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.
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 includes 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 are 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 occurred in past Prelude competitions, this wristband rule will be strictly forced !!!