2019 Rules & Regulations

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By entering your studio/routines in any Star Talent event you release Star Talent Productions, its directors, staff and the facility in use from any and all claims of loss, damage, illness and/or injury sustained by any individual associated with your studio that is participating or spectating any activity connected with Star Talent Productions.

A tentative time schedule and directions to the competition location will be sent by email to all entered studios approximately one week before the competition. Unpaid entries will not receive a confirmation packet. Star Talent Productions does not have a general format in which we follow at our competitions. Every schedule is set up based solely on the breakdown of solos, duo/duet/trios, groups and production routines for that particular event. We do not have this breakdown in numbers until all of the entries have been processed and at that time we set up a schedule in which will best accommodate all of the dancers in regards to costume changes and rest periods.

Always BE PREPARED TO PERFORM ONE (1) HOUR AHEAD OF YOUR SCHEDULED TIME. This may mean awards and categories will run ahead of schedule.

Contestants give their permission to Star Talent Productions to use their photographs or video of any routine in connection with advertising, promotions or news coverage of our competition.

Absolutely, no smoking, eating or drinking will be allowed in the competition area, unless otherwise noted.

The music upload feature will be available when you register for a competition and complete your entries. All music must be recorded at your desired speed. Track speed WILL NOT be adjusted. It is required that you bring backup music in the event of a malfunction of the original copy. Flash Drives, iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc and CDs are an acceptable backups at the event. Music should be saved to an event Playlist. The playlist must be labeled with the entry number and routine. Example: 372 We’re Dancing

Entries and Fees must be postmarked thirty (30) days before the competition date. Late entries will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per entry and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis only if time permits.

No entries will be accepted 2 weeks prior to competition date.

Only Company or Certified Checks and Credit/Debit Cards will be accepted for payment. Make Payable to: Star Talent Productions. If sending paper entries then All competition entry forms, the studio summary form, and payment must be postmarked 30 days prior to the competition date. Online Entry payment should be received within five days of completed entry. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis and limited to the amount of competition time available. If entry fees are not paid then we will not allow performers to participate in the competition. ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE PAID BY Company Checks, Certified Checks or Credit/Debit Cards.

Send Payments to 124 Church Ave High Point NC 27262.

Entries are non-refundable with the exception that an event is canceled. Star Talent Productions reserves the right to cancel any competition. At that time, all entry fees for that event will be refunded.

Time Limits

Solos, Duo, Duet, Trios 3:00 min, Groups (all sizes) 4:00 min, and *Productions 10:00 min (Time limit includes entrance/exit and prop set-up) Additional time may be purchased for groups only for an additional fee.

*Production-A routine which is a minimum of 4:30 and not more than 10 minutes and which encompasses any of our other categories, or a combination thereof, or any style of dance. THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 16 PERFORMERS IN THIS CATEGORY.

Time limit includes set up and removal of all on stage props.

Star Talent Productions reserves the right, to extend or shorten the length of a competition based on the received entries for a specific event.

By entering your studio/routines in any Star Talent event you release Star Talent Productions, its directors, staff and the facility in use from any and all claims of loss, damage, illness and/or injury sustained by any individual associated with your studio whom is participating or spectating any activity connected with Star Talent Productions.

Star Talent reserves the right to deny entry based on past behavior or financial issues.

Age Groups

Contestants may enter as many categories as desired but each routine must be different. The same contestants cannot compete more than once in the same category and age group in solo, duet/trio, or group routine.

AGES ARE AS OF JANUARY 1st the average age determines the age division into which you compete. Add all of the ages of the contestants in the routine and then divide by the number of contestants. THIS AVERAGE MUST INCLUDE ALL PERSONS APPEARING ON STAGE AT ANY TIME DURING A NUMBER. Drop the decimal point when averaging ages (an average age of 15.9 would compete in the Teen (ages 13-15) division. You must compete in the average age of which your routine falls. Additionally if a protest regarding age arises all competitors must be prepared to provide proof of age. All protests must be presented in writing within 30 minutes of the incident and presented to the Director or Host of Star Talent Productions. All protests must be signed. In the event a protest regarding age occurs, we will require this proof. Please make sure to bring proof of age with you to the competition. Names along with ages and birth dates must appear on the entry form.

Nationals: If there are any substitutions of any performers for nationals, the ages must then be recalculated and the group must then compete in the age division for which they fall.

Our bump rule states that duet/trios or groups including dancers of different age divisions will compete no more than one age division younger than the oldest dancer, regardless of average age. For example: if a group includes a dancer age 16 (senior) and the average age is 11 (junior), the group will compete one level above junior – age 13 (teen)

Routines

Solo’s (1 Dancer) Time Limit 3:00

The average age cut-off for all solo routines is January 1st, of the competition year.

The same soloist may not place more than once for Overall High Score, the highest score will be used. For Dancers with Multiple Solos: A Grand Solo Award will be presented to the dancer with multiple solos based on the highest average of all solos performed by that participant at that event. TITLE DIVISION Star Talent will be offering a titles competition incorporated into solo competition (Title contestants must compete a solo, a 2nd separate performance is not required. Additional information will be released to studios at regional events.

Duo’s / Trio’s (2/3 Dancers) Time Limit 3:00

Add the age of each dancer as of January 1st and divide by the number of performers. If there is a decimal place, it is removed. For instance, for a Duo with a 14 yr old and a 15 yr old, the calculation would be 14.5 yrs. The “.5” is dropped and the age for the routine would be 14 and perform in the Teen Division.

Group’s Time Limit 4:00 PRODUCTIONS 10:00

(Small Group 4-9 Dancers, Large Group 10-19 Dancers, Line 20+ Dancers)

Add the age of each dancer as of January 1st and divide by the number of performers. If there is a decimal place, it is removed.

PRODUCTIONS are all one level. High Scores will be awarded in the 12 & Under age division and the 13 and over age division

  • Mini: 6 and Under
  • Petite: 7-9 years
  • Junior: 10-12 years
  • Teen: 13-15 years
  • Senior: 16-19 years
  • Adult: 20+
  • The age cut-off for the calculation for divisions is January 1st, of the competition year. For instance if the competition is in 2019, then the cut-off is January 1, 2019.
  • For Duo/Trio’s & Groups, if there is a decimal place, the total age is rounded down (the decimal place is dropped).
  • Our registration system will calculate the average age.

Our bump rule states that duet/trios or groups including dancers of different age divisions will compete no more than one age division younger than the oldest dancer, regardless of average age. For example: if a group includes a dancer age 16 (senior) and the average age is 11 (junior), the group will compete one level above junior – age 13 (teen)

Miss/Mister Star Talent Title Competition

Titles will be awarded in every age division and level.

Mini Miss/Mr. Excel

  • Petite Miss/Mr. Excel
  • Junior Miss/Mr. Excel
  • Teen Miss/Mr. Excel
  • Senior Miss/Mr. Excel

Mini Miss/Mr. Extreme

  • Petite Miss/Mr. Extreme
  • Junior Miss/Mr. Extreme
  • Teen Miss/Mr. Extreme
  • Senior Miss/Mr. Extreme

Mini Miss/Mr. Elite

  • Petite Miss/Mr. Elite
  • Junior Miss/Mr. Elite
  • Teen Miss/Mr. Elite
  • Senior Miss/Mr. Elite
  • 6 and Under
  • 7-9 Years
  • 10-12 Years
  • 13-15 Years
  • 16-19 Years

Regional Title score will be based on solo performance and an improvisation performance. National Titles will bescored on solo performance, Improv,  Interview,Photogenic and Workshop Classes. Each dancer will be grouped by age for the improv portion. Participants should perform in basic dance wear and given display number or letter. The music selection will be picked by Star Talent Productions and will not be released prior to the event. Improv scores based on Technique, Showmanship, Originality and Musicality. Soloists should chose only one (if multiple) solo for title consideration.

Privacy and Security Policy

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. As part of the registration process with Star Talent Productions, we may collect information when you register through our website. We will never sell, give away, or share this information with anyone.

Our Registration Process is through DanceComp Genie, Inchol Solutions. Star Talent is required to purchase an SSL Certificate each and every year as part of the requirement for secure online transactions. Your payment and personal information is always safe. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Payment and Refund Policy

All entries and payments are due 30 days prior to the competition date. Entries that are not paid at least 30 days prior may not be included in the final schedule. Late entries may be subject to a late fee. If you have not paid for your entries by the deadline date, we require payment by certified funds only. We can no longer accept a company check for entries received after the deadline. No acts will be allowed to perform until paid in full. No entry is guaranteed until payment has been received and processed.

Your registration with Star Talent Productions demonstrates that you have read and fully accept our RULES, REGULATIONS, TERMS and CONDITIONS.  There are no refunds after the deadline date

 

How Many Levels Do You Have?

Star Talent Productions has three (3) competitive levels: Excel (beginner), Extreme (intermediate) and Elite (advanced). Levels are determined by the amount of time a dancer spends in the studio each week.

What Are Your Time Limits?

Solo’s and Duet/Trio’s have a time limit of 3:00, Groups 4:00 and Productions 9:00 including set-up and break down.

What Awards do you present?

Each soloist and member of a Duo/Duet/Trio will receive their own rating award. Participants in each group routine will be awarded pins and a plaque for the studio. Each student who participates in a group routine will also receive one trophy to commemorate their Star Talent Accomplishments. Overall Recognition will be awarded in solo, duo/duet/trio, groups and production** divisions, within each overall age division. The top scoring group routine in each overall age division will be awarded a studio trophy. Top Category Awards will also be presented. Up to 6 Overall High Score of the Day Trophies will be awarded at Regionals 3 in the 12 and Under Division to the Highest Scoring Solo or Duet/Trio, Group and Production. 3 in the 13 and Over Division to the routines with the competition high score in Solo or Duet/Trio, Group and Production. High Score Awards are given in all age groups at Nationals.(14 Awards) Other judges and director awards may be given at each competition.

Please call (336) 905-8821 or email us for a complete list of rules and regulations