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Don’t Miss out…..REGISTER NOW Fall Conventions & Regional Competitions Entry Fees Rolled Back to last year's low Rates. Hurry!

Don’t Miss out…..REGISTER NOW Fall Conventions & Regional Competitions Entry Fees Rolled Back to last years low Rates. Hurry!

Rules for our Regional Dance Competition and Convention

All rules, regulations and policies of the competition and the event venue, hotel and high school,
must be read, accepted and waiver signed for all attendees including Parents,Teachers and Guests

A Note to Studio Owners
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Let’s work together to create a wonderful time for your Studio, Students and Parents for your Regional Competition, Convention and National Event this summer.

REGISTRATION SUMMARY: is your most valuable button/tool in your registration portal as it list all your entries with details (song names,ages, style of dance , student name, choreographer name. You must check this frequently to make sure make sure you have it accurate as 3 months prior to your competition, we are setting the outline of the schedule. You will want all your Routines correctly listed in the portal so we can give you the proper amount of performance time and space you need. You will not be able to change the info after the program book is finalized on our end as it would cause all the other students to have a time change. Having the correct information in your Registration Portal is Crucial.

SAVE YOUR SPOT EARLY: Enter online Early so we can save you all the spots you need. With inflation and less venues booking, our dates will sell out early. Don’t wait to enter or edit your entries. Do it as soon as you decide you want to come.

Student Names: In many shows, we are printing the student’s names on t-shirts, and sweatshirts. Regardless if students purchase an item, they want to see their name spelled correctly. Please go over your Registration Summary at least 30-90 days prior to make sure Student’s Names are spelled correctly.

Proof Read: Proofread and share your Registration Summary to your team ASAP so they can verify the student’s name spelling.

Entry Fee Prices are not listed in your Registration Summary. You must email in, call in or check your online invoice to see entry fee prices. Don’t hesitate to email carol@stepup2dance.com or call me at 781 231-0211 anytime.

Ability
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Often times a school will have a variety of levels in a group. Simply choose the one that you feel is most appropriate & comfortable for your dancers.

A competition can not know for sure how many hours, years a student has danced. Studio Directors are left to their own discretion and judgment to choose the ability level that makes the most sense. Go by the majority of students in the act and move up if in doubt.

Novice: Studied 2 years or less, &/or spends no more than 2 hours per week studying any form of dance or acro/gym.

Competitive: Studied from 2 to 7 yrs.
This is the level to choose if dancers are beyond new, novice, beginner dancers.

Advanced: Studied any type of dance or any combination of dance/gym/theatre for more than 7 yrs.
This level is higher than competitive yet lower than pro-am.

Pro-Am: Combination of amateur and professional dancers. Eligible for scholarships, cash at regionals/nationals, if there are 10 or more entries in the same category. A professional dancer is classified in our student’s dance competition as a teacher or teacher’s assistant, who is 18 yrs or older, who is paid or unpaid, who may have choreographed and or taught any students at any time. It is up to the discretion of the Show Director & Judging Staff to determine who may be placed or moved to pro-am at any time. One professional makes the entire routine Pro-Am.

*NOTE No competition can know for sure how many hours, or how many years a student has danced, Studio Directors are left to their own discretion and sound judgment when entering routines to choose the ability level that makes the most sense. Go by the majority of students in the act ad move up if in doubt.

Adjudication Scoring
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Is provided to the registered email address of the Dance Studio. This is emailed to the registered studio the morning after the competition, along with studio scores and judges critiques.

Age
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Age is determined by the age the dancer is on the date of competition. The group age is determined by the average age of the group members. Studio owners must take care to enter the correct birth date into the online system. (Director may further separate or combine age divisions/categories according to the number of performers)

3/4
5/6
7/8
9/10

11/12
13/14
15/16
17/18

19/24
25/40
41& up

Awards
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SOLO: Adjudication Trophies for every Soloist. Overall Sashes for Top Scores in the Age Division.
Tiara for Highest Overall Score in Age division .

Optionals: Title, Photogenic, Formal Wear, Fashion Wear.
Trophies for all Optionals. Tiara for Overall Top Score

DUO/TRIO: Adjudication Trophies for every student in Duo/Trio. Overall Adjudication Placement. Overall Signs for High Point Winners Beautiful Trophies every Act / Performance.

GROUPS: Adjudication Team Trophy for every Performance. Overall Adjudication Placement. Overall Signs for High Point Winners in age divisions.

PIN or MEDALS for every student. Read More

Check In
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Only Studio Owner / Teacher needs to check in to pick up Teacher ID. Students should not check-in, but should be prepared to meet the teacher at a prearranged spot.

Communication
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All Communication comes from the competition software from carol@stepup2dance.com to the email address that registered. If you choose not to share your cell phone with the software giant where all the comps in 5 counties will see it, simply add your cell # to your NOTES in your Registration so Carol can reach out to you in an emergency.

Competition Schedule
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KEEP ENTIRE WEEKEND open for competition. Check thru your registration Entries for accuracy. No changes after the Final Schedule is sent out.

STUDIO OWNER: # of Routines: We are under contract to pay for the times we reserved based at the High School 90 days prior – which is based on the number of entries Studio Owners put in. You are responsible to bring the number of routines you entered. If you have put in 20 routines online then that is what you are required to bring. If you have less or more, you must EDIT your REGISTRATION on line and notify us 90 days prior

Entire Weekend: Studio must keep the entire weekend open for the competition schedule.

30- 90 days prior to Competition: The schedule is determined by our office, along with venue officials approx, 30 days prior with factors of final number of entries, ages, type of entries, genre and the venue dressing rooms, allowances, and requirements.

Compliance: The competition and entire attending studio body are held to be in compliance with the regulations of the Venue/Public/Private School, regarding times, number of attendees, parking, and the standard policy of schools: no food allowed in.

Conflict: Communion, Proms affect that affect students /communities. With a letter from the organization 90 days prior, we will offer a substitute time

Final Deadline: Due 30 days prior for Music Upload

Final corrections: Due 30 days prior for  Routine Changes:

Final Studio Schedule:  Monday morning of Show Week. If you do not receive your schedule by 2pm, check spam/junk mail and email carol@stepup2dance.com

Food Policy No food/open beverage brought into the dressing room, competition ballroom, theatre, or public area in any high school, private school, or hotel. Plastic bottled water only is allowed in these spaces. Leave lunch in-vehicle, purchase at the restaurant if one is on-site or go out to lunch, but the food is not allowed to be brought into public or private schools at this time.

No Changes: Your Final schedule is an automation of what you entered into the system. The system can not accept changes to your Registration Portal after the schedule goes out. Make changes anytime, 24/7 BEFORE the Registration Closes, usually 15 days prior to the show.

Number of Guests: Should City, Town, Venue, require limitations on the number of guests, parking, attendees, and dressing room availability, this information will come to the Studio Owner’s email address in the Final Studio Schedule. Typical (Auditorium)- performing students 2 guests: (Dressing Room) student/teacher / 1 chaperone if necessary.

Competition Stage
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Competition Stage is Approximately 40 x 60. The Stage Floor will feature an industry-standard Marley tour floor.

Convention Master Class
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SU2D Convention Master Classes are 1 day. Classes are limited enrollment and students who need extra help have the opportunity for more instruction.
Typical Day is 8:00 am-3:00 pm with ½ hr lunch. Classes are TAP JAZZ CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP and MUS. TH or OPEN. Some cities offer Acro and some offer a fun improv challenge at the end.
GroupPhoto / Dance Pins,/ Certificates are given at the end. More details can be found on the Convention page Read More

Dance Categories
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Duo/Trios
Groups 4-8 dancers
Lines 9-16 dancers
Classes 17 & dancers
Mini Production any # of dancers 5-8 min
Production any # dancers 8-10min
Student Choreography Title can be Group or Solo
Make sure to check off the box that says Student Choreographer and be sure to list the students’ names in the teacher’s field. This is an add on Cost.

OPTIONAL EVENTS
Dance Title: Click off Title on the Solo that you would like to enter.
You may only enter 1 solo.
Your Talent score will be added into your Solo Talent and to Title.
Solo w/ Title (optional) may compete competes against all age divisions
Note: (no photo, no gown, no interview) just dance.

Learn More

Broadway Audition (interview, stage question)
Most Photogenic email photo into carol@stepup2dance.com & upload it in the software
Costume Photo (solo or group)
Costume Model (solo or group)
Formal Wear Model
Fashion Wear Model

Dance Title & More Optionals
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DANCE TITLE * PHOTOGENIC * MODEL * BROADWAY AUDITION

DANCE TITLE
Dance Title is an optional event. Every entry receives adjudication placement and a beautiful trophy.

How to Enter:
Add your solo to Dance Title by checking off the Title box under the name of routine song.
Student entering  2 or more solos ~ you must  choose only one solo routine to enter Dance Title.

What is required:
Dance Title  is judged during the Solo Talent Competition and student  competes one time only .
Student does not redance their solo to be inTitle.

Overall Dance Title is similar to Solo Overall:
Overall Tiara is awarded to Age Division Top Score only, regardless of style of dance and ability level.
Overall Tiara is awarded if 3 or more entries perform in their age division.
In age divisions with less than 3 entries,  age division may or may not be combined with older or younger age divisions.
Students eligible to win both and receive  2 crowns for  Overall High Point  Solo and Overall High Point Title.

Deadline
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Deadline for Entries: We encourage all entries to come in PRIOR to JAN. 1 for placement in the schedule.
Balances must be paid no later than 30 days prior to the event. If space permits we may accept late entry with a late fee.

Discount
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REGIONAL DISCOUNT DEAL:
10% off for Regionals in 2022.

1) Mail-in entire full payment prior to September 30th. (Step Up 2 Dance, P.O. Box 474, Boston, MA 02127)
2) Additional Entries if space are full price due 30 days prior to the event by money order, bank check, or online.

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NATIONALS DISCOUNT DEAL:
10% off for all Nationals in 2022.

1) Mail-in studio check for $100. Deposit before January 1st. (Step Up 2 Dance, P.O. Box 474, Boston, MA 02127)
2) Final Balance by May 1st, 2021.

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Dressing Room
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Only participating female dancers, 1 female chaperone and teacher are allowed in the Dressing Room. Do not spray near others or any chemicals that may be sensitive to allergy-prone people. Bring costumes to your vehicle as soon as Act is over and keep your dressing area clean. Bring into the dressing room Only what you need for the first couple acts. Competition nor venue is responsible for lost, damaged, stolen.

Boys Dressing Room may or may not be provided based on venue / school needs. Bring your own pop up tent.

Entry Fees
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Studio Owners only: If you wish to know entry fees before logging into your online registration – email in your request to carol@stepup2dance.com.
Also, once you are in your online registration and begin to enter, an invoice from Dance Comp Genie Is available that displays your entries, cost per student.

Food Policy
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High School policies: will not allow food or drink is allowed auditoriums, locker rooms, or dressing rooms. If you choose to bring a cooler, it must remain in vehicle. Some School may have an eating area in or outside that they allow and if so we will inform Studio Owner.

Hotel Policy: food can be consumed in your private room, but outside take out, delivery is not allowed in restaurant , lobby or public space.

FAQ Studio Director
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WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER FOR THE SHOW ?
ASAP. Don’t wait.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY FEES?
Entry Fees are only available to STUDIO DIRECTORS
Email carol@stepup2dance.com from your Studio email

CAN I MAKE CHANGES AFTER I ENTER OR AFTER I PAY?
Yes! click MAKE CHANGES button, select ROUTINE, EDIT any field, click SAVE

CAN I ENTER a LATE ENTRY?
Yes, if room in the schedule and it does not create hardship to
others. There maybe an administrative late Fee . Call the office ASAP.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY FINAL SCHEDULE?
Your Final performance schedule is emailed to your Studio
Account on the MONDAY of your show week approx. 7 days before show.
Prior to your Event. NO CHANGES can be made after that time.
QUESTIONS Call 781 231-0211 Office Email Carol@StepUp2Dance.com

MOST IMPORTANT
REVIEW, PRINT, EMAIL to PARENTS, YOUR REGISTRATION
when you first ENTER so they have a chance to catch/ correct a
wrong spelling, age, genre, ability level before it’s too late to
fix! By the Time you receive your final Schedule, 7 days before
the show, you will not be able to get any edits fixed as the
program book will be printed.

Genre of Dance
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Note: BALLET, TAP, JAZZ – Maximum 3 tricks
Please move routines with more than 3 tricks to Open or Acro/Gym. A trick is a move in which the dancer’s feet go over her/his head – such as a walkover, back handspring.
A cartwheel is classified as a trick (feet overhead).

ACRO controlled moves that involve balance & flexibility., such as walkovers, chest rolls, handstands. It can contain flexibility moves or contortionist moves along with dance moves and choreography. Mats are allowed but must be set up and dismantled fairly quickly.

BALLET executes the ballet technique. Majority of dancers in ballet shoes.

BROADWAY AUDITION This Fun event is for solos only to test a student’s talent, interview & modeling ability against all age divisions. Please wear black dancewear (any style) & (any type) dance shoes. Present yourself on Stage (freestyle walk out, turn, walk back) we provide music, Introduce yourself to Judges (approx 20 seconds), Answer One Question from Head Judge (student may choose from several questions, Perform at least one Solo Talent.

CHARACTER portraying a character from a play, movie, show. etc such as a nun, doctor, thru any style of dance.

CHEERLEADING Acrobatics/Gymnastics is allowed. It can have stunts, tosses, pyramids. The routine must have and will be judged on dance steps, moves, and choreography can be Junior High, High School, or College cheerleading team as well as a dance school.

CLOGGING executing clogging technique including rhythmic formations and patterns.

CONTEMPORARY fluid, nebulous style of dance, establishing an emotional state w/ mind-body connection. Like modern, balance, floorwork, fall and recovery, and improvisation.

DANCE TITLE entry is for a soloist who would like to test their skill against all solos in all age divisions who enter the title. One does not need to enter a dance title in order to win the solo talent category. If entering more than 1 solo, all student’s solo scores are averaged together for the overall highest average score.

ETHNIC/FOLKLORIC style is of a particular ethnic group, such as Hawaiian, Polkas.

GYMNASTICS tricks, such as cartwheels, walkovers, back handsprings showing form. The routine should include dance technique, choreography, and fluid movement. Mats are allowed but must be set up and dismantled fairly quickly.

JAZZ dancers execute free form movement, and may wear jazz shoes, character shoes, half soles bare feet, executing controlled moves that involve balance & flexibility.

HIP HOP routine consisting primarily of Hip Hop Technique. (Inappropriate lyrics should be cut out or voiced over along with inappropriate gestures)

LYRICAL interpretation of lyrics using a combo of ballet or jazz, showing legwork, balance, body emotion.

MODELING EVENTS such as Formal Wear Model (dress or gown), Fashion Wear Model, (casual coordinated outfit), Costume Model (any costume, can be performed by solo or whole group) All modeling events are Freestyle, (no props please), approx 1 min on stage, we provide music. Modeling is typically held prior to the start of solos.

MODERN such as (Graham, Tharp). Dance can demonstrate balance, isolation, extension, based on space, force, weight, and time can be characterized to reflect the choreographer’s vision.

MUSICAL THEATRE dance Interpreting a song from a Movie, Musical, or Broadway.

PHOTOGENIC ENTRY can be a headshot, 3/4 shot, or full length. It can be home shot or professional. No larger than 8×10. Costume Photogenic can be for soloist or group. Must be mailed in 2 weeks prior, name, studio, date of birth on the back of the photo.

OPEN is a mix of 2 or more styles. Unlimited tricks are allowed. A jazz or tap routine that has tricks may go here.

POINTE execute pointe technique with the majority of dancers in pointe shoes.

POM a routine incorporating the use of Pom precise and definite movement. Acro allowed. Judges on both Pom technique and dance steps, moves, and choreography.

SONG & DANCE demonstrate dance style and vocal ability.
No other lead voices on music. No Special microphones or sound equipment is to be hooked up performer or DJ. Limited to 2 cordless house microphones.

TAP executing tap technique in tap shoes. No Tap sounds on music.

TITLE The Dance Title entry is for a soloist who would like to test their skill against all solos in all age divisions who enter Title. One does not need to enter Dance Title in order to win the solo talent category. If entering more than 1 solo, all student’s solo scores are averaged together for the overall highest average score. Males / Females have separate Titles. This is an Optional Event.

TWIRLING may use batons or twirling props, showing the technique with choreographed dance moves. (no fire, knives or swords)

VOCAL no backups or other voices on music, no special microphone hookups, or sound adjustments. Vocalists will be supplied with a wireless microphone & may have a microphone stand per request prior to the show.

Guest
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High School / Hotels: Performing students 2 guests . We will share the High School / Hotel policy with Studio Owner prior to event.

Judges Critiques
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Judges Critiques are available only to Studio Owner. Judges Critiques and Scoring is available immediately in 24-48 hours after the show. Studio Owner will receive an email when ready. Each school may have only 1 Studio Registration and 1 password.

Independent Entry
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CONVENTION: Independents may enter Convention workshop Click here.

COMPETITION: We accept solos from dance schools who are not entering groups, only if room. If your studio is not attending & you would like to perform, only your STUDIO OWNER may enter you under the STUDIO name. Dancers, Performers, Parents MAY NOT USE the online entry form. The online entering system is only for Dance Studio Owners.

Injury
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Participating in the sport of dance competitions can be rigorous and can result in injury. Upon entering the competition, parents/students hold harmless Step Up2 Dance for injury, damage, or loss. Parent waiver must be signed to participate.

In event dancer cannot attend due to illness, injury, the teacher may substitute another dancer in the same category, the same age, and the same ability. If the Teacher cannot substitute dancer, a credit will be given to the STUDIO. No refunds can be made.

Late Entry / Late Fee
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LATE ENTRY: If Room, $10-$25.

LATE PAYMENTS: $10. – $25. Per routine

Late Entry / Late Payment causes hardship to attending dancers, studios, and staff. Please be on time.

Limited Entries
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HOLD your spot EARLY with a DEPOSIT ASAP. The number of entries we accept depends upon a multitude of factors, such as number and size of dressing room space, school/district or custodial requirements, and if the next day is a school day. Our Winter Shows Jan/Feb/March are typically shorter hours to allow for bad weather travel while our Spring Shows in April, May are a bit longer In many locations we offer a 1 day only show and in some, we hold Solo and Duo/Trios on Saturday with Groups on Sunday.

Line Up Order
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No food/open beverage brought into the dressing room, competition ballroom or theatre, or public area. Only bottled water only is allowed in these spaces.
It is required that students perform at their scheduled time.
Schedule times are emailed to Studio Owner 1 week Prior.

STUDIO ENTRIES, PERFORM FIRST BY GENRE, THEN ABILITY:
DUO/TRIOS
GROUPS
LINES
CLASSES
MINI PRODUCTIONS
PRODUCTIONS

SOLOS PERFORM FIRST BY AGE DIVISION THEN BY GENRE:

3-4, 5-6
7-8, 9-10
11-12, 13-14
15-16, 17-18
19-24
25-40
41 & up
Age Divisions are not combined in Adjudication or Overalls High Point but for Optional Events , such as Title, Student Choreographer, Model and Photo, we reserve the right to combine an age division if small number of entries.

Music
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DEADLINE: 30 DAYS! ALL MUSIC MUST BE UPLOADED NO LESS THAN 1 MONTH PRIOR TO THE EVENT!

LATE CHARGE: if all Music is not in by Deadline studio will be invoiced $10 –  $25 charge per routine that must be paid prior to the performance.

CHANGE OF MUSIC: after 30-day deadline is $10- $25. Charge per routine.

FLASH DRIVE, bring a backup clearly labeled – with the correct song title, entry number, and studio name. If your music has to be played off Flash Drive, a late fee applies.

CDs, iPads, iPods, tablets, and computers, are not accepted. No outside music equipment, including of any kind, is allowed.

No Re-Competing
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Performer is allowed one turn to compete. If music fails to start or is wrong song, dancer may pause and their routine may be placed on hold until Studio Owner brings Back Up music.

Once students begin dancing to their song, they should finish. Should their music skips, fail, shuts off during a performance (our fault, your fault, no-fault), or if performer forgets, the dancer is expected to complete her routine to the best of her ability .

No Smoking
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All public schools strictly forbid smoking on school grounds, outside on stairs, or in the parking lot. Violators may be fined & dismissed by school officials.

Optional Events
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DANCE TITLE * PHOTOGENIC * MODEL * BROADWAY AUDITION

Dance Title
Dance Title is an optional event. Every entry receives adjudication placement and a beautiful trophy.

How to Enter:
Add your solo to Dance Title by checking off Title box under the name of routine song. Student entering 2 or more solos ~ you must choose only one solo routine to enter Dance Title.

What is Required:
Dance Title is judged during the Solo Talent Competition and student competes one time only.
Student does not redance their solo to be inTitle.

Overall Dance Title is similar to Solo Overall:
Overall Tiara is awarded to Age Division Top Score only, regardless of style of dance and ability level.
Overall Tiara is awarded if 3 or more entries perform in their age division.
In age divisions with less than 3 entries, age division may or may not be combined with older or younger age divisions.
Students eligible to win both and receive 2 crowns for Overall High Point Solo and Overall High Point Title.

MODEL
Choose COSTUME MODEL* FASHION MODEL * FORMAL MODEL
No experience necessary for these fun optional events. All modeling events are freestyle, (no props please), approx. 1 min on stage. Modeling is typically held prior to the start of solos. We provide music. Read More

PHOTOGENIC
Photos must be EMAILED into carol@stepup2dance.com at least 3 weeks prior to the Show.
Subject Line: Photogenic & which Show Location
Studio Name, Age, Performer’s name must be included in the same email as the Photo.
All Photos should be emailed in together by dance studio owner or dance studio secretary.
We can not accept calls, emails from parents.
All communication must go through Studio Owner.
The photo can be any size, Color, or Black/White, home shot, or professional.
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MODEL
Choose COSTUME MODEL* FASHION MODEL * FORMAL MODEL
No experience necessary for these fun optional events.
All modeling events are freestyle, (no props please), approx. 1 min on stage.
Modeling is typically held prior to the start of solos. We provide music.
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BROADWAY AUDITION
1) INTRODUCE yourself (microphone) on stage (20 seconds, Name, Age, Interesting Fact about You)
2) MODEL your black dancewear (any style leotard, dance shorts, etc.)
dance shoes (any type or color)
3) ANSWER a Pop Question (microphone) from judges about your future ambition.
This is for All ages, levels.
Director will rehearse with candidates for 5 min. before going on stage.
Broadway Audition is available at select locations.
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Overnight Accomodations
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Discount Hotel Rooms are available. Reserve early under the Step Up 2 Dance group name for best rates.

Parent / Teacher Waiver
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Waiver Hard Copy: Studio Owner / Parent release for Student to attend.
Email it to carol@stepup2dance.com

Waiver Online: New Online automated Digital Waiver saves time for busy teachers & parents who are not at the studio.
STUDIO OWNER Log in to your REGISTRATION PAGE

  • Click on DANCERS PAGE
  • See the (email address) field beside Dance Student
  • Once all fill in all the email addresses for attending students, click SEND ALL.
  • The automated waiver that Step Up 2 Dance has created is sent instantly & emailed to the parent.
  • Once a parent signs the waiver, the email button says complete.
Payment Information
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PAY ONLINE ANYTIME WITH PARTIAL or FULL PAYMENT.
You may pay with any credit card – simply select full or partial payment and put in the amount you wish to pay. This will be processed by PayPal and you do not need to have a PayPal account. All you need is any Credit or Debit Card.

Mail: Studio Checks accepted only before Jan. 1. After Jan. 1 the office only accepts Certified Cashier’s Check or Money Orders.
Include Studio Name, Date & Location of Competition to:
STEP UP 2 DANCE
P.O. Box 474
Boston, MA 02127
Total complete payment must be received at least 30 days prior to the deadline. ( no overnight mail, no signature request is accepted. Do not include Notes, send a note by email as we are out on Road Tour and office is limited hours.

Photo
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For 2020 – 2021 we allowed studios to take their own photos and video and we live streamed all shows. Coming into 2022 with COVID behind us, we will update the Studio Owners before each show on taking your own or professional services.

Program Books
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We are ego friendly green to be in compliance with many of the venue regulations.

Program Books are not Sold nor are they available at the Show.

The entire schedule of acts and times are posted for you on the wall in the lobby.

Stage Manager is available all day for questions as well.

You may also use the software app posted for you, however we are not responsible for internet connection in schools to connect to the app which are sometimes blocked by school firewall.

Props / Scenery
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Only non-dangerous props are allowed. Must be built off stage, carried , not dragged onto stage. Studio is responsible for Damage to Marley. Studio Prop Crew must be in the wings. We ask Performers to get into place on stage within 15 second time frame. Excessive Time for set-up maybe subject to Point deduction.

Questions
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We welcome emails and calls from Studio Directors Only. Correspondence from parents, students will be referred to the Studio Owner. STUDIO OWNERS ONLY call Carol 781 231-0211.

Refund Credit
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No refunds can be made. If there is illness or injury – Credit is issued to the Studio that paid the entry for the student. A doctor’s maybe required.

Song Choice
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Please take care to select costumes, music, routines for general audience appeal. Inappropriate choreography or costumes too revealing may have deductions per the discretion of the judges. Our audience is made up of parents and impressionable young students.

Solos, Duos/Trios 2:45 min
Groups, Lines, Classes 3:00 min
Mini Production 5:00 min
Production 8:00 min

EXTENDED TIME is $3 per dancer

Solos 15 seconds
Duos/Trios 15 seconds
Groups 30 seconds
Lines, Classes 60 seconds
Mini Production 2 min
Production 2 min

Title
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DANCE TITLE * PHOTOGENIC * MODEL * BROADWAY AUDITION

Dance Title
Dance Title is an optional event. Every entry receives adjudication placement and a beautiful trophy.

How to Enter:
Add your solo to Dance Title by checking off Title box under the name of routine song. Student entering 2 or more solos ~ you must choose only one solo routine to enter Dance Title.

What is Required:
Dance Title is judged during the Solo Talent Competition and student competes one time only.
Student does not redance their solo to be inTitle.

Overall Dance Title is similar to Solo Overall:
Overall Tiara is awarded to Age Division Top Score only, regardless of style of dance and ability level.
Overall Tiara is awarded if 3 or more entries perform in their age division.
In age divisions with less than 3 entries, age division may or may not be combined with older or younger age divisions.
Students eligible to win both and receive 2 crowns for Overall High Point Solo and Overall High Point Title.

PHOTOGENIC
Photos must be EMAILED into carol@stepup2dance.com at least 3 weeks prior to the Show.
Subject Line: Photogenic & which Show Location
Studio Name, Age, Performer’s name must be included in the same email as the Photo.
All Photos should be emailed in together by dance studio owner or dance studio secretary.
We can not accept calls, emails from parents.
All communication must go through Studio Owner.
The photo can be any size, Color, or Black/White, home shot, or professional.
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MODEL
Choose COSTUME MODEL* FASHION MODEL * FORMAL MODEL
No experience necessary for these fun optional events.
All modeling events are freestyle, (no props please), approx. 1 min on stage.
Modeling is typically held prior to the start of solos. We provide music.
Read More

BROADWAY AUDITION
1) INTRODUCE yourself (microphone) on stage (20 seconds, Name, Age, Interesting Fact about You)
2) MODEL your black dancewear (any style leotard, dance shorts, etc.)
dance shoes (any type or color)
3) ANSWER a Pop Question (microphone) from judges about your future ambition.
This is for All ages, levels.
Director will rehearse with candidates for 5 min. before going on stage.
Broadway Audition is available at select locations.
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Time Limits
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Solos, Duos/Trios 2:45 min
Groups, Lines, Classes 3:00 min
Mini Production 5:00 min
Production 8:00 min

EXTENDED TIME is $3 per dancer

Solos 15 seconds
Duos/Trios 15 seconds
Groups 30 seconds
Lines, Classes 60 seconds
Mini Production 2 min
Production 2 min

Video
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Video services offered at most shows. Studios/Parents/Audience is not allowed to take videos during competition.

Waiver for Parent / Teacher
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Waiver Hard Copy: Studio Owner / Parent release for Student to attend.
Email it to carol@stepup2dance.com

Waiver Online: New Online automated Digital Waiver saves time for busy teachers & parents who are not at the studio.
STUDIO OWNER Log in to your REGISTRATION PAGE

  • Click on DANCERS PAGE
  • See the (email address) field beside Dance Student
  • Once all fill in all the email addresses for attending students, click SEND ALL.
  • The automated waiver that Step Up 2 Dance has created is sent instantly & emailed to the parent.
  • Once a parent signs the waiver, the email button says complete.