2020-2021 COMPETITION PRICING
EXT. LINE (16-24)
(ends 30 days before event)
(Additional studio fees may apply.)
All fees are per dancer per routine.
A 5 point deduction will be taken if the time limit is exceeded.
NEED ADDITIONAL TIME? You may purchase up to 3 additional minutes of time for any Group, Line, Ext. Line, or Production for just $5 per dancer, per additional minute. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE TO REQUEST MORE TIME.
**If the in-person event is unable to be held, studios and dancers may choose to attend the event virtually. Dancers can take workshop classes at home or at the studio may organize a "watch and dance party" at their studio. Competition routines will be uploaded to Streetz by provided upload link and judged virtually. Awards ceremonies will be broadcast live when all routines have been scored.
Competitions will NOT be open to the general public. Due to social distancing guidelines, we will only be opening the audience to Studio Owners, Studio Teachers, and Studio Assistants. A studio can purchase up to 2 Studio Assistant passes and this pass can be given to a parent for them to watch their dancer on stage. Please remember to check out our Live Stream.
Age is determined by actual age as of January 1st of the competition year.
To reach the average age of the entry, add all of the ages together and divide by the number of dancers in the entry. When averaging ages, always DROP THE DECIMAL POINT. For example, if a routine averages to an age 10.7, you would drop the decimal, therefore, the routine would compete in the 8-10 yr. old category.
2 WAYS TO COMPETE
COMPETITIVE - Entries compete against other dances for critiques, awards, and prizes.
SHOWCASE - Entries that wish to perform only for critiques. These routines will not be scored and will not be eligible for Adjudicated or High Score awards. Great for beginning dancers and performance groups.
JAZZ - Primarily jazz technique, utilizing uptempo music.
BALLET - Primarily ballet or pointe technique, including classical steps and movements.
TAP - Primarily tap technique. Routines demonstrating clogging technique may not compete in the tap category.
HIP HOP - A routine utilizing hip hop or street type moves.
LYRICAL - A combination of jazz and ballet techniques to slow music incorporating emotional and storytelling elements.
CONTEMPORARY - A fusion of many jazz styles with a strong emphasis on modern technique.
MUSICAL THEATRE - Consists of Broadway/theatre dance styles.
OPEN - Consists of all other categories or a combination of multiple categories. Not sure? call our office.
Judges reserve the right to change the performance division of a number if they feel it is incorrectly placed.
CHOREOGRAPHY & MUSICALITY
DOUBLE PLATINUM: 96-100
HIGH GOLD: 88-91.99
First overall award winners will receive free entry to compete that dance at the current year's Streetz National Finals. To qualify, dance must be contested in the overall rankings meaning it must not be the only dance in the category and must be at least against one other dance.
BEST OF STREETZ
A select few Streetz Star, Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior and Pro-Am routines will be chosen, by consensus of the judges, to receive the Best of Streetz Award. Best of Streetz Awards are presented to the routines that the judges feel are, overall, the most technical AND entertaining. Depending on each studio's overall results, some Best of Streetz routines may be asked to re-perform in the Closing Show. Each Best of Streetz award winner receives free entry to compete that dance at the current year's Streetz National Finals.
STREETZ CHOICE AWARD
The best number from each studio will be chosen, by consensus of the judges, to perform in the weekend's Closing Show. It may be the highest score from the studio, it may not be. It is simply what the judges remembered and liked the most.
To be eligible for the Streetz Choice Award, a studio must have entered at least 10 entries (a minimum of 5 must be group routines. Group routines are 4+ dancers in the dance) into the competition. Each Streetz Choice Award routine must be a Group, Line, Extended Line or Production.
Each Streetz Choice Award winner receives free entry to compete that dance at the current year's Streetz National Finals.
Streetz Choice Award Winners will be announced at the last awards session of competition. Studios will be notified by 12pm the performance order for the closing show.
Please see your corresponding City Page at www.TheStreetzDance.com for specific entry limits for your tour city!
Streetz Stage is 40' x 28'.
IMPORTANT: If there are too many entries to compete all the routines on Saturday, anyone registering for a solo or duo/trio must be available to perform on Fridays after 3:30pm. If THE STREETZ decides to schedule any solos or duo/trios before 3:30pm on Friday and a routine decides not to perform, THE STREETZ will provide a full refund. In a few rare circumstances, there might be a Group Competition on Friday starting at 2pm. If this happens, we will do our best to notify the studio at least two weeks prior.
Streetz welcomes general props to our competition! However, the use of props is the sole responsibility of the studio. Props must be placed and removed from the stage within 30 seconds combined by the studio. It is also the studio’s responsibility to ensure the stage is left clean and clear following their performance. Teachers, dancers and parents are more than welcome to help with props as long as the judges cannot see any studio affiliation. Please refrain from using fire or helium balloons as well as props being thrown into the judges area and/or audience. Streetz cannot guarantee props over 10’h will fit on the stage. No paint or liquids can be used as props. No liquid or paint will be allowed.
FAMILY FRIENDLY ROUTINES
THE STREETZ realizes that dance and art cross a broad range of styles, taste, and appropriateness. However, THE STREETZ is a family event and our event will reflect this type of view. Each judge's critique sheet has a check box for appropriateness and a 5 point deduction for each judge that checks this box. If all 3 judges check this box the routine may be disqualified.
COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS
•All contestants must be registered along with their teachers for the entire convention in the city where competing. No ONE DAY registrants can compete.
•Competition Fees and Convention Tuition Fees must be submitted at the same time.
•All routines must be appropriate for family viewing. Inappropriate routines will be stopped and/or disqualified.
•Dancers may compete in more than one number in their CATEGORY and age division.
•No use of fire, glass, or live animals on stage.
•Stage must be left clean by performers.
•No beginner students.
Competition entry fees must be paid in full along with Convention tuition for each entry. All competitors must be registered for entire convention.
NO PHONE OR E-MAIL COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED
•No Coaching from audience or backstage.
•NO JUMPING OFF OF STAGE.
•General lifts OK.
•Beginning entrance and final exit will be Stage Right or Stage Left only.
•70 DANCERS MAXIMUM on stage at any given time for safety.
•Dances that win 1st Overall and is contested may not compete the same dance at another regional event in the same season.
HELPERS ON STAGE DURING NUMBERS
You may have “helpers” (dresser, human props, etc) on stage during a routine. Every person on stage must perform in the number and be seen by the audience for at least 2 counts of eight.
“Helpers” must meet the following requirements:
1)must re registered as a student or assistant teacher for the entire convention.
2)must be registered as a performer as performer and have fees paid for any competition entries they perform in.
•All numbers must appear according to their scheduled sequence unless a STREETZ stage manager grants permission otherwise.
•In the event that an entry is choreographed by one of the judges, he/she will only critique the entry and then his/her "score" will be the score that gets dropped. The other 2 judges scores will be averaged to create the dropped score.
•Judges may stop a number in progress and request that it be repeated. If Streetz' equipment fails, the studio may choose to continue or to re-do the number. If performers' equipment fails, excluding music CDs, the performance must continue or be withdrawn.
•Competing dancers should be ready 1 hour prior to their scheduled competition time. The Competition may run up to 1 hour early and each dancer will be expected to perform at the earlier time. Also, please keep this in mind if you are leaving the competition and plan on returning for Awards. A quick way to check to see if we are running early is to tune into the livestream at livestream.com/thestreetzdance.
•All Streetz attendees authorize the use of their images in photos and video for any and all Streetz' purposes.
•In the event that a Streetz Company Member would like to compete, they must follow the 50% company rule policy. The rule states, if 50% or more of the dancers in the dance are company members, the dance may not be classified as competitive. It must go into the showcase division. If less than 50% of the dancers in a number are Streetz Company Members, the dance may enter the Competitive division. For example: a company member may not compete a solo or duo, however, a trio would qualify as competitive if they are the only company member in the dance.
HOW COMPETITION WILL RUN WITH SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Streetz will be offering LIVE Streaming for all competition
All seating for competition will be based on current CDC and local guidelines in your city.
Audience for competition will be limited to Studio Owners, Teachers, and designated studio assistants and limit 2 guardians per dancer in the dance. We ask that you help us by only watching your dancers only. Please remember to check out our Live Stream
We will be limiting backstage to dancers and 1 studio representative only.
We will be limiting the number of routines backstage
We ask that all competition music is uploaded at least 1 week in advance. If you need assistance, please contact our admin team prior to your event to assist.
Dancers will not be required to wear masks while performing, but masks are required at all other times during the event. Including in dressing rooms as well as traveling in hallways.
We will provide ziplock bags with each dancers name on it which they will carry with them while traveling to and from the stage. When it is their turn to perform they may take their mask off if they choose, put the mask in the ziplock bag and place it on a provided table or somewhere of their choice. Upon completing their performance, they will locate their bag and put their mask back on if it was removed. Dancers will be responsible for keeping their ziplock bag for both days of competition. Replacement ziplock bags available.
They must stay with their team at all times. Our staff will be assisting with social distancing between studios. If your dancers choose to wear masks while performing, there will be no point deductions.
We will allow 2 guests per dancer to observe for the group competition and 2 guests per dancer for solo competition.
WHAT PARENTS CAN EXPECT FOR COMPETITION
Masks are required for everyone for the remainder of the entire season and until further notice. The only exception of this is when dancers are about to perform on stage. Even as state restrictions are being lifted, masks will still be required to be worn correctly by everyone. Streetz is considered a private event and can refuse service to those that may not comply with these rules. Further, a studio may lose points on their routines or even be disqualified from the competition if those affiliated with that studio are not wearing a mask or following other safety rules.
If you are feeling sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms we ask that you stay home and tune into the livestream to support your dancer(s).
You should expect there to frequent audience rotation. You may only arrive to the designated competition entrance door at the back of the ballroom 2 routines ahead of the one you wish to watch. You will then be allowed into the ballroom and considered to be on deck 1 routine before the routine you wish to watch goes on stage. Once that routine is completed, you will be allowed to walk to the front of the ballroom where we will have designated seating for you to watch the routine from your studio. As soon as that routine is over, audience members will exit through designated competition exit doors at the front of the ballroom. Then the next group will take their place and the cycle will continue throughout the remainder of competition. The livestream will be a great tool to be able to tell which routine is currently onstage so that guests may better gauge when it is their time to enter the ballroom.
Please do not gather at the competition entrance door unless you are 2 routines away from watching your dancers.
There will only be 2 guests per dancer allowed to observe the solo and group competitions. That does not include studio owners or teachers. For example, if there are 10 dancers on stage, there may be 20 guests in the audience and so forth.
The entire competition, including awards, will be livestreamed. We ask any extra guests watch via livestream to limit contact and exposure in the ballroom.
There will be periodic sanitization breaks throughout the competition. During this time, everyone will be asked to leave the ballroom but may return once the ballroom and stage has been fully sanitized. This break will typically be 5-10 minutes.
The first rows of seats are reserved for studio owners and teachers ONLY. They will be clearly labeled and we ask that you leave those seats open for them.
Photo and video is prohibited. Shutter Storm takes wonderful photos and videos of your dancer that you may purchase throughout the weekend. This rule is strictly enforced.
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Streetz has decided there will be no in-person awards until the pandemic of COVID-19 is resolved. This does include the competition awards and the Closing Show on Sunday.
All adjudication awards on Friday and Saturday following the competition, as well as the Closing Show will be streamed live. The live stream will be available to watch on all of your mobile devices, tablets and/or computers.
All competition awards will be available for contactless pickup by 12pm on Sunday. You may also choose to donate your awards back to Streetz if you do not want to pick them up. Awards must be picked up at event as we will not be mailing out awards later. We invite you to have an in-studio awards ceremony where you and your dancers can celebrate all of your hard work!
Performance opportunities for the Closing Show will still be available through the Streetz Team program and will be a part of the live streamed closing show. The timing of the Closing Show live stream will be adjusted to allow dancers to pack up from the event. Please see your city's schedule for timing.
The judges may choose to move a number into a different category (example, from Open to Jazz, etc.) based on dance style, The Streetz rules, etc. There are no penalties or deduction when this occurs. The decision of the judges is final.
NEW THIS YEAR! Score sheets and video critiques will be uploaded to your studio accounts no later Tuesday after the event. Printed score sheets are available upon request.
By entering The Streetz Convention and Competition you accept that the decision of the judges is final.
A 10-point deduction will be taken from your score for misconduct in the dressing room and/or the backstage area.
Each number will be judged by video critiques that will be uploaded to their competition account on thestreetzdance.com. Videos will be upload no later than 1 week after the event.
In the event that the judging system or microphones go out during a dance number, Streetz is not liable to give a full refund.
All competition music should be uploaded to the registration system no later than 2 weeks before the event date. To upload, log into your studio account and click the upload music button on the dashboard.
Please remember to have a backup readily available if there is an issue with the music. Sometimes the best backup is to have a ipod, usb drive, phone, or computer that we can plug in and make sure the song plays. You can also use a CD as backup but make sure there is only 1 song per CD and labeled with the performance name and number.
If you have any questions about how to upload the music into the registration system, please contact us directly at 409-356-7844.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY
Photography and Videoing during competition are strictly prohibited. Advanced technology of video on cell phones, cameras, etc has forced us to prohibit all camera use during competition. This includes ALL still photography, with or without flash. This is to protect the rights of the choreographer as well as your children’s safety, and to make it possible for Streetz Dance to offer a professional photography and video service. Any violations can result in routine and/or studio being disqualified.
Health and Safety Disclaimer
By registering or attending Streetz Dance Convention and Competition, I am fully aware of the risk associated with myself, my child, or my group participating in a dance class or competition at The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition and will listen to instructions from the faculty or teachers. I acknowledge that I currently have adequate insurance coverage for myself, my child, or my group's protection. I realize the rise of injury involved and hereby agree to assume the responsibility of such for said student and further agree to save and hold harmless The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition LLC, its employees, and all others concerned, and to indemnify them against loss.
I jointly and severally hereby forever release, discharge, and acquit The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition LLC from any and all contracts, claims, suits, actions, or liabilities both in law and in equity specifically arising from, relating to or otherwise described as an limited to participation in any dance class including damages or injuries arising from or resulting from participation at a Streetz Dance Convention or Competition. This release shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, assigns, and personal representatives. In Case of an emergency, I give my permission for emergency medical treatment.
I, as dancer, parent, group director, or guardian, agree to hold The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition LLC, and The Streetz faculty and staff harmless for any injury, damage, or loss sustained as a result of participation in any events related to The Streetz Dance Convention or Event. If you have any doubts about your physical abilities, please consult with your physician before participating.
I understand that by registering or attending the Streetz Dance Convention and Competition LLC, they may use any photo or video for promotional purposes.
I have read and shared the policies with my dancers and observers.
No Refunds. No Exceptions.
I acknowledge the potential inherent dangers to people from contracting COVID-19, or any form of a similar virus (collectively hereinafter referred to as “COVID-19”), including serious illness and death, and that those with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, respiratory illness and other illnesses, are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and /or are at a higher risk of having serious health problems, including death, if COVID-19 is contracted. I also acknowledge the risk of people contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 from various types of gatherings, especially large gatherings, and that said risk also increases if guidelines published and/or promulgated by governmental agencies and/or health authorities, such as CDC, are not strictly followed. I also further acknowledge that COVID-19 Claims, as defined below, may arise from any type of gathering.
The World Health Organization has declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic. Due to its capacity to transmit from person-to-person through respiratory droplets, the government has set recommendations, guidelines, and some prohibitions which Streetz Dance Convention and Competition adheres to comply with.
In consideration of my participation in the foregoing, the undersigned acknowledge and agree to the following:
-I am aware of the existence of the risk on my physical appearance to the venue and my participation that may cause injury or illness such as, but not limited to Influenza, MRSA, or COVID-19 that may lead to paralysis or death.
-I have not experienced symptoms of fever, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, dry cough or exhibiting any other symptoms relating to COVID-19 or any communicable disease within the last 14 days.
-I have not been, nor any member(s) of my household, diagnosed to be infected of COVID-19 virus within the last 30 days.
Following the pronouncements above I hereby declare the following:
-I am fully and personally responsible for my own safety and actions while and during participation and I recognize that I may be at risk of contracting COVID-19.
-With full knowledge of the risks involved, I hereby release, waive, discharge the Streetz Dance Convention and Competition LLC, its board, officers, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the premises or while using the facilities that may lead to unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.
-I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Streetz Dance Convention and Competition LLC from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, lawsuits, and/or liabilities or claims arising whether directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the released party due to injury, loss, or death from or related to COVID-19.
-I agree as the studio leader that this waiver will cover everyone associated with my studio. This includes but is not limited to dancers, parents, observers, relatives and anyone else attending Streetz Dance Convention and Competition LLC.
By signing below or by registering or attending a Streetz event, I accept terms and conditions below and I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Liability Release Waiver and understand its contents; that I am at least eighteen (18) years old and fully competent to give my consent; That I have been sufficiently informed of the risks involved and give my voluntary consent in signing it as my own free act and deed; that I give my voluntary consent in signing this Liability Release Waiver as my own free act and deed with full intention to be bound by the same, and free from any inducement or representation.
This waiver will remain effective until laws and mandates relevant to COVID-19 are lifted.