GENERAL RULES

INTRODUCTION

First of all, we at BLOOM are excited to welcome you to our inaugural year!  We are committed to keeping dancers, teachers, and parents at the forefront of all we do, from running an on time competition to maintaining a safe, friendly environment.  

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration can be completed by using our Registration page on this website.  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE BY THE COMPLETION DEADLINE.  Entries received after the deadline will be subject to a 10% late fee.  Entries are not processed until payment is received.  In addition to registering, a CONSENT RELEASE FORM must be completed, signed and returned to us by the entry date.  

COMPETITION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Payments can be made by credit card or cashier's check.  No studio personal checks will be accepted. 

ENTRY CHANGES & ACCOMMODATIONS

Entry changes must be requested no later than 2 weeks prior to the competition date.  Any changes after that may not be accepted.  BLOOM will try to accommodate all entries; however due to possible time constraints we may be unable to do so.  

BLOOM reserves the right to limit the number of entries and/or to close an event once we have reached capacity.  All participants must be available on all days of competition.  BLOOM reserves the right to cancel a competition if a minimum number of entries are not received.  In the event of a cancellation, all monies paid to BLOOM will be refunded.

EARLY BIRD REBATE

To qualify for our special Early Bird Rebate the following conditions must be met:

  • Payments must be made IN FULL sixty days prior to the deadline

  • Entries submitted must total a minimum of $1000 to qualify

  • The CONSENT RELEASE FORM must by signed by all parents and studio representatives and submitted by the Early Bird deadline.

  • Rebates only apply to regional competitions

TIME LIMITS

  • solo/duets/trios - 3:00 minutes

  • small groups - 4:00 minutes

  • large groups - 5:00 minutes

  • productions -  8:00 minutes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All contestants must conduct themselves in a professional manner.  Any unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification.  

  • In the event that the competition is ahead of schedule, competing dancers must be ready to perform one hour prior to their scheduled time.  Contestants must perform on his/her designated day and in the order stated in the program unless officials of BLOOM change the line-up.

  • A solo performer may not compete against his/herself in a given category. In a duet/trio, at least one dancer must be different when competing in the same category.  

  • Under no circumstances will any performer be allowed to re-perform any routine unless the number has been interrupted by a technical error on the part of BLOOM.  Conditions of the stage are not the responsibility of BLOOM, and will not be considered in the re-performance of an entry.

  • LIABILITY:  Neither BLOOM, nor its' staff and sponsors, the hotel, the theatre or site of the competition will be held responsible for any accident or injury that may occur to anyone participating or attending these events.  BLOOM cannot be held responsible for unforeseen flaws in theatre stages that may inadvertently lead to the causing of an accident.  Persons entering the competition and/or participating as a spectator or in any other aspect MUST assume the responsibility for any unforeseen injury. 

  • Upon entering and competing in BLOOM, all teachers/dancers give permission and consent to BLOOM to use any photographs or videos for promotional advertising or other commercial use.

  • Personal videotaping and photography is strictly prohibited during performances.  Any persons caught videotaping or photographing will have their associated studio's routine disqualified from the competition.  Photos and videos may be taken during the awards ceremonies.

  • Routines may not take place physically above 6 feet.  Live animals, liquids, gels, powders, glitter, dangerous props and weapons are not allowed.  The use of fog, smoke, helium balloons or special lighting is strictly prohibited.

  • The use of props is allowed in all categories.   All props must be carried on by the performer or studio representative and must be in place and/or removed within 2 minutes.

  • No coaching from anywhere by anyone during performances.  This will be enforced and points deducted.

  • All choreography, costuming, music lyrics and/or dance themes must be appropriate for our family audience.

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