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Rules & Regulations

  • Contestants and Studio Directors/Teachers/Parents & Guardians give their permission to the director of Luv 2 Dance Competition Inc./Showtime Dance Challenge to use their photographs and/or videos in connection with advertising, TV, web site and news coverage of our competitions.
     

  • Faculty and Schedule is subject to change without notice, Final faculty lineup available at least one month prior to each city's scheduled convention.
     

  • Neither Luv 2 Dance Competition/Showtime Dance Challenge nor its directors and staff, nor the hosting facility is responsible for personal injury or property loss to contestants or spectators.
     

  • The Luv 2 Dance/Showtime Dance Challenge time schedule, directions, regional competition update and sponsorship offers will be available online and/or by email to all studios no less than one month before each Competition date.
     

  • Any routine that won 1st Place Top Score at a regional competition cannot enter that same routine in the same age class with the same performers at a current Regional or Current Finals/Nationals Competition.
     

  • All L2D Dollars awarded, Free Routine Scholarships and Convention Scholarships MUST be redeemed the consecutive season. These cannot be saved for future seasons.
     

  • If you are awarded a free entry for a SOLO or CONVENTION PASS, the named recipient must use it. These are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
     

  • In order to redeem a free Solo or Convention Scholarship, you must be entered with the studio that you received that award.
     

  • Incomplete routines will be "adjudicated only". These routines will not be eligible for Overall Awards.
     

  • The same contestant(s) cannot compete more than once in the same category and age range in Solos or Duet/Trios to prevent performers from competing against themselves.
     

  • No more than 50% of any Duet/Trio, Small Group, Large Group or Line may compete more than once in the same category and age range. Otherwise, one of the routines with more than 50% of those same contestants will need to be moved to a different category.
     

  • Contestants must check in with our Stage Manager/M.C. and backstage staff and perform in scheduled order unless our Stage Manager grants special permission. Failure to comply with any of these directives may result in the routine being "adjudicated only".
     

  • Wireless or hand-held microphones are NOT supplied by Luv 2 Dance Competition/Showtime Dance Challenge and therefore must be supplied by the performer . You may connect it to our sound system. You will need to notify us as soon as you get your FINAL schedule should you be doing so.
     

  • No form of liquid, gel, aerosol, glitter may be used that can adversely affect the dancing surface.
     

  • Dangerous props such as fire, swords and knives are prohibited.
     

  • Backdrops, hanging pieces or special lights are also prohibited.
     

  • Choreography that allows any dancer to be physically placed more than 6 feet off the ground of any scenic piece or prop is not allowed without prior Luv 2 Dance Competition/Showtime Dance Challenge office approval.
     

  • Live animals, fire, pyrotechnic devices or sharp objects are NOT to be used.
     

  • Smoking inside is strictly prohibited.
     

  • If stage is littered after your performance you will be responsible for an immediate and expeditious removal of any debris. Failure to follow these safety measures may result in the routine being "adjudicated only".
     

  • NO video recording is allowed. No photography is allowed when a specifically licensed photographer is present at the event, except at award ceremonies. Flash photography is never allowed. The use of video recording or unauthorized photography may lead to an entry being "adjudicated only". We urge all studio owners, teachers, and especially parents to keep our performers photographically safe by reporting suspected photographic violations.
     

  • Good sportsmanship is expected from all contestants and teachers. Failure to display such conduct may result in the routine being "adjudicated only".
     

  • Any choreography, music, or costume considered inappropriate for family viewing by our judges will become "adjudicated only" and or disqualified depending on the severity of the inappropriateness. Performances with thematic elements and "highly charged" issues reflecting a lack of discretion and awareness of the age and nature of a competition audience will be deemed inappropriate by our judges and will become "adjudicated only" or disqualified depending on the severity of the content demonstrated in the routine
     

  • Luv 2 Dance Competition/Showtime Dance Challenge generally will run ahead of schedule and performers must be ready to compete at least 30 min prior to scheduled performance time.
     

  • LATE PAYMENTS will be accepted ONLY IF SPACE PERMITS (and it is at the Discretion of L2D/Showtime Dance Challenge); However the Late Payment Fee will be enforced.
     

  • YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SCHEDULE IF FULL PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 1st. You will receive 1 REMINDER once your payment is late. After February 1st your entries will be removed without notification. Your deposits will be forfeited should your payment not be received in full (including LATE FEES by February 1st at Midnight). There will be NO EXTENSIONS passed this time. 
     

  • FINAL Schedules for ALL VENUES will be sent to you no later than February 14th, 2020, After this date requests cannot be taken into consideration as we will be working on scheduling immediately following.
     

  • Luv 2 Dance Competition Inc/Showtime Dance Challenge reserves the right to add or subtract days or move competition due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Competitors may not compete against themselves in the SOLO CATEGORY. Groups/Duets/Trios have some exceptions depending on the circumstance and how many dancers are competing in each of the groups. This will be examined by the Director and a decision will be made accordingly.  If a competitor has more than one solo in the same category they must move up an age category or change to a different discipline with one of their routines.
     

  • Luv 2 Dance Competition Inc/Showtime Dance Challenge reserves the right to cancel if enough entries are not received to run the competition (All registered studios will receive a full refund in this circumstance).
     

  • All prizes won for free workshops/entry fees MUST be used the consecutive season or it will be deemed expired.
     

  • Refunds/credits will not be made after the tentative schedule has been completed and emailed.
     

  • IF A DANCER IS INJURED, A DOCTORS NOTE MUST BE PROVIDED AND 75% of THEIR ENTRY FEES PAID WILL BE CREDITED BY FORM OF L2D DOLLARS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEASON STUDIO ENTRY FEES.
     

  • By entering you agree that all judges decisions are final.
     

  • Any participant found vandalizing or causing a disruption at the competition is subject to disqualification and/or liable for payment of repairs.
     

  • Competitors and their teachers are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship and general support to ALL participants.
     

  • ROUTINES CANNOT DANCE OUT OF ORDER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!!! Please read below for special circumstances.
     

  • Please ensure MUSIC AND COSTUMING are age appropriate. Adjudicators find it very distracting when costuming and music are inappropriate. Please keep in mind that Luv 2 Dance Competition/Showtime Dance Challenge is a family event! A comment will be made to the studio director if a Judge finds costuming unsuitable.
     

  • Make sure ALL music is cued, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
     

  • If a dancer is missing/absent from a routine we will let adjudicators know, but for no circumstance shall that routine dance at a later time!!! This is very important in keeping the competition ON TIME.
     

  • A $60 service fee will automatically be assessed for any and all checks returned to Luv 2 Dance Competition from the bank.
     

  • A $10 late fee per entry minimum will be assessed for entries and/or monies received after the 28 day reception deadline.
     

  • A $10 "Change Order" fee per change may be assessed for changes to any entry after the schedule is created. This includes late changes before and during the competition.
     

  • All studio entries must be submitted together or a processing fee of $10 per entry will be assessed.

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