RULES AND REGULATIONS


General Rules (please also view our operational plan below for further rules)

 

All Dancers must sign a waiver before they will be permitted to perform or participate in our workshops.  No Exceptions. 


The deadline for entries is 30 days prior to the competition date.  Studios register their dancers and entries online in our Dance Comp Genie Software, once completed an invoice will be sent to you.  Registration is not finalized until we receive a signed waiver from each dancer and payment in full.


Refund or a credit will be given if a dancer has developed symptoms of COVID19 with proof of a doctor’s note.


Masks are required on site.


NOT permitted:  helium balloons, fire, animals, liquid or gels, paint, glitter or anything messy that cannot be swept quickly as props. Delay in schedule due to extended clean time will result in point deductions.


Each Studio will receive a detailed tentative or draft schedule approximately 3 weeks prior to the event.  If there are any conflicts or errors directors must contact Alison@questproductions.ca to request any changes.  A final schedule with dates and times for each entry will be sent to each studio prior to the event.  No changes can be accepted once the final schedule has been sent.


All competitors should be present and prepared to dance 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time in the event we are running ahead of schedule.  Competitors who are not available at performance time will be disqualified.


No coaching competitors while they are performing.  Any competitors who stop during a performance may repeat the performance for the purposes of adjudication but will not receive any awards.  Only exception - Ages 2-4 years old.


Dressing rooms will be assigned each day. Each studio should remove their belongings and deposit all trash in bins provided in the hallway.  Dressing rooms should be left clean and tidy each day.  Masks are not required to be worn when in your dressing room or on stage.  Dressing rooms will be cleaned and sanitized periodically.


Studio Owners/Directors/Teachers will be provided with a photo ID card which permits access to event, they do not need to purchase a ticket when they provide us with a jpeg photo 30 days before the competition.


Studio Owners/Directors only may pick up score sheets and award box at the end of the competition.  Any cash prizes or scholarships awarded at the Odyssey should be picked up at the same time.


At the Odyssey all previous marks are discarded. All routines are judged again by our panel of adjudicators.  Winners of the Odyssey will be selected as follows: Outstanding Solo, Junior Star, First, Second and Third Place (Groups), Best Choreography, Excellence in Costuming, Best Cabaret/Theatre, Outstanding Technical Achievement. Judges decisions are final.  Note:  Only one entry per school in a category can qualify for the Odyssey

 

Dance Classifications

Beginner – Dancers with less than 2 years of dance training in any dance style.


Intermediate – Dancers with 2-3 years of dance training in any dance style.


Open – Dancers with 4 or more years of dance training in any dance style.


High School Dance Team


Open Adult – Dancers over 21 years of age/former competitive dancers


Adult Recreational – Dancers over 21 years – recreational dancers


Dance Classifications


Beginner – Dancers with less than 2 years of dance training in any dance style.

Intermediate – Dancers with 4 years or less of dance training in any dance style.

Open – Dancers with 4 or more years of dance training in any dance style.

High School Dance Team

Open Adult – Dancers over 21 years of age/former competitive dancers

Adult Recreational – Dancers over 21 years – recreational dancers

Professional – dancers with or without a teachers certificate who earn more than $1000 per calendar year performing or teaching or teaches more than 4 hours per week

Pro AM – a group of dancers where one or more of the dancers are classified professional

 

Special Note for Studio Directors


Open and Intermediate dancers may not dance in a beginner classification.

Open dancers may not dance in an intermediate classification.

Beginner and Intermediate dancers may dance in a higher classification.

If there is one Open dancer in a group the entire group must dance Open.

If there is one Intermediate dancer in a beginner group, the entire group must dance Intermediate.

This rule will be strictly enforced.  If you are unsure please contact us Alison@questproductions.ca


Age Groups (as of first day of competition)

4 and under                        6 and under

8 and under                        10 and under

12 and under                     14 and under

16 and under                     18 and under

20 and under                     Open Adult

Adult Recreational

Ages for groups is an average of ages.  Duos & Trios oldest age dictates age category.

 

Marking Criteria

Presentation                      30 points

Technique                           35 points

Choreography                   25 points

Costume                              5 points

Music                                    5 points*

*Deduction may be made for any music over time by more than 10 seconds at the discretion of the adjudicators


Time Limits

SOLO/DUO/TRIO                              2 MINUTES 30 SECONDS

GROUP NUMBERS                           3 MINUTES

ENSEMBLES/PRODUCTIONS        5 MINUTES


DANCE TYPES

Jazz – must consist primarily of jazz technique

Tap – must consist primarily of tap technique.  Recorded tap sounds are not permitted

Contemporary – elements of jazz, lyrical and classical ballet stressing versatility, improvisation and fluid dance movements

Lyrical – expressive dance style blending ballet, jazz, storytelling and emotions

Ballet/Pointe – classical ballet where dancers are marked on ballet technique

Cabaret/Musical Theatre – may include several dance types, vocalization, lip syncing, acro, acting combined with interpreting a song or character from a Broadway show, movie etc.

Hip Hop – consist of hip hop and street dance styles

Street jazz – consist of jazz and street dance styles

Step/Line – consist of traditional step dance techniques and/or line dancing styles

Highland – consist of traditional highland dance techniques

Acro – consist of at least 50% acrobatic/gymnastic stunts incorporating dance technique and choreography

Modern – consist of modern and ballet techniques reaching beyond standard jazz vocabulary

Song and dance – consist of dance and vocalization to interpret a song/character from a Broadway show or movie with or without a microphone (dancer must provide own mic if required)

Improv – dancing any style to a song selected by organizers and heard only prior to performance

Own choreography- any dance style that is choreographed ONLY by the dancer(s) performing in an Open classification only.

Open – anything that does not apply to any of the above categories should be included in this category


FORMS

Waiver forms

All Dancers must sign a waiver before they will be permitted to perform or participate in our workshops.  No Exceptions. Download  waiver forms below.

Waiver Forms

Waiver Forms 2020 31.3KB

Operational Plan

Quest Operational Plan