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 events.  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.


Refunds are not given for any reason.  Exceptions for registrations after March 1, 2021 -  Refunds or full credit will be given to any dancer with a medical condition or if a dancer has developed symptoms of  COVID-19; this will require a doctor’s note.  In the event that Quest Productions must postpone an in person event due to Covid-19 we will offer three options;

1.  virtual event

2.  credit for future event

3.  full refund.


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 2 weeks prior to the event.  If there are any conflicts or errors directors must contact External link opens in new tab or windowAlison@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 typically  pick up score sheets, awards & any cash prizes or scholarships on the last day of competition.   During the next few months these awards boxes will be shipped directly to each studio.


At the Odyssey all previous marks are discarded. All routines are judged again by our panel of adjudicators.  Judges decisions are final.  Parents should voice any concerns over awards to their studio director.  Parents should never approach organizers or judges to question results.  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 - please share this info with parents and dancers to ensure there are no misunderstandings with regard to classifications.


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 External link opens in new tab or windowAlison@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