Parent FAQ

Welcome Parents...


Before the Competition:


1. HOW DO I FIND OUT THE EXACT LOCATION OF WHERE THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD?

Go to the RAINBOW NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION home page rainbowdancecomp.com.au and click on “Competition” then select “Schedule”, a list of all our competition cities, venues and dates will be available for you to view.

2. WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE AT THE COMPETITION?

Please check with your studio director in regards to a specific time you should be at the competition. We suggest dancers arrive at least 1 hour prior to their first scheduled performance.

3. HOW DO I REGISTER MY SON/DAUGHTER?

Simply download the competition entry form from our website rainbowdancecomp.com.au click "Competition" then "Register Independent" complete the solo/duo & trio entry form and return it by email to our office.

4. DO YOU ACCEPT INDEPENDENT ENTRIES?

No, all dancers must represent a dance studio. However, entries are not required to be registered through your studio, they can be registered independently by a parent or dancer using the Parent/Dancer Registration Centre.

5. MY FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO COME AND WATCH THE COMPETITION. IS IT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC? IS THERE A FEE TO WATCH?

Yes. Our competition is open to the public to enjoy. All spectators are welcome to watch our competition FREE of charge.

6. IS VIDEOTAPING OR PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED AT THE COMPETITION?

For the safety of your dancer, and the protection of their choreography, we do not allow audience members or the general public to videotape or photograph the dancers on stage. However, each performance is professionally filmed and photographed and can be viewed at our media centre. Parents are encouraged to take photos and videos during the award presentations.

7. WILL THERE BE LIVE STREAM? IF SO, WHERE CAN I GO TO WATCH?

No, Rainbow National Dance Competition does not offer Live Stream at this time, however, some photos and video footage of the dancers will be available to enjoy on our website, rainbowdancecomp.com.au after the event. You can also go to our Facebook page or Instagram to stay connected with our competitions.

8. WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR ENTRY FEES?

Our solo, duo & trio entry fees are listed in the Parent/Dancer Registration Centre which can be located on our website at the top right hand corner labeled “Parent/Dancer Centre.”
Group entry fees can only be accessed by your studio director and is located on our website in the “Studio Centre”.

9. WHAT AWARDS ARE GIVEN AT A RAINBOW NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION?

Each act that performs will receive a score from a panel of three predetermined judges at Rainbow Competitions. General awards are based on composite scores and not on placement within an age group in each category. This may result in multiple Double Platinum, Platinum and High Gold awards given in each age group for each category. All acts will receive one custom award and individual award badges for the dancer(s) in the performance. Although acts are competing against an adjudicated point system for general awards, all contestants will compete against each other for the Overall High Point awards within their age division. If there is only one act competing in a particular division, that act will be judged against a point system. The point-break for all given awards is determined by the scoring range of that particular competition. Any act that performs outside of its original scheduled performance time, must wait to receive their general award placement until its assigned awards ceremony.

10. DOES RAINBOW HAVE A TITLE (ULTIMATE DANCER) COMPETITION AND HOW CAN I ENTER MY DANCER?

REGIONAL ULTIMATE DANCER COMPETITION

Any soloist wishing to compete for the Ultimate Dancer competition must pre-register for their respective Regional Competition. There is a fee of $45.00 to register for the Ultimate Dancer Competition. Soloists can pre-register before the Regional competition or register at the Regional competition before the act performs, any Ultimate Dancer registrations done at the event will be $55.00 per performance. Ultimate Dancer is open to ALL soloists competing at Rainbow. Soloists may enter one or multiple solos for consideration. A separate entry fee will apply for all entries. Finalists will be selected in each age category as follows:

Petite Ultimate Dancer - 8 & UNDER Soloists 8 years of age and younger regardless of gender.
Junior Ultimate Dancer - Soloists 9 through 11 years of age regardless of gender.
Teen Ultimate Dancer - Soloists 12 through 14 years of age regardless of gender.
Senior Ultimate Dancer - Soloists 15 through 19 years of age regardless of gender.

The selection will be made based upon the act displaying the MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE QUALITY in each division. Ultimate Dancer performances will be evaluated on the following elements:

1.) Technique – 20 points total.
2.) Stage Presence – 20 points total.
3.) Execution of Choreography – 20 points total.
4.) Costume – 20 points total.
5.) Overall Entertainment Value – 20 points total.

There is a maximum of 100 points per judge. All solos competing for the Ultimate Dancer category must be pre-registered. Ultimate Dancer scores will be determined at the same time as the Solo division. There will be two separate score sheets; one for the Solo division and one for the Ultimate Dancer category. All Regional Finalists will receive an Ultimate Dancer sweatshirt and an invitation to compete at the National Competition in the USA. The Ultimate Dancer Top Winner in each age division will also receive a Tiara or Cap. The Top winning performance in each age division will be on the Rainbow Australia website at the end of the tour for an online voting contest. The dancer with the most votes at the end of the tour will receive a trip to compete at the National Competition in the USA. All 2017 Ultimate Dancer Regional Finalists are eligible to compete in the 2017 National Dancer of the Year Competition at National Finals in the USA, at their own expense.



After the Competition:


1. I FORGOT TO ORDER A VIDEO OR PHOTO AT THE COMPETITION. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

Its not too late… go to our Media Centre website and place your order at rainbowdancecomp.com.au/store You can also email our team at registration@rainbowdancecomp.com.au and they will gladly assist you in placing a photo or video order.

2. HOW DO I ORDER A TROPHY?

You can order a trophy by emailing our team at registration@rainbowdancecomp.com.au and they will gladly assist you in placing a trophy order.

3. CAN I STILL PURCHASE SOME DANCE ATTIRE THAT I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH AT THE COMPETITION?

Yes! You can order dance attire by emailing our team at registration@rainbowdancecomp.com.au and they will gladly assist you in placing a dance attire order.

4. MY CHILD WAS SELECTED AS AN “ALL STAR DANCER” AND GIVEN AN INVITATION TO NEW YORK CITY OR HOLLYWOOD. HOW DO I FIND OUT FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY?

Your child should have received a certificate and an information pamphlet on stage at the presentation. If you did not receive one, and want more details about our New York Dance Experience, please visit Artistic Adventures website www.artistic-adventures.net For the Hollywood Dance Invitational please visit www.hollywooddanceinvitational.com

5. WHAT IS THE SCORING BREAKDOWN FOR AWARDS?

Rainbow is an adjudicated dance competition; contestants are being evaluated on a point system that is based on the average scores per each competition. Contestants are not necessarily being ranked against each other. The studio directors will have the exact point breaks for all the awards given at Rainbow.

6. HOW DO I GET A REFUND?

As stated in our rules, NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS will be given on any registration fees.

7. WHERE CAN I GET MY DANCER’S SCORES?

Score sheets and judge’s commentaries are available online only to Studio Directors. Parents and dancers do not have direct access to the scores. Please contact your teacher or studio director to print, listen and review the judge’s scores and critiques. OR email registration@rainbowdancecomp.com.au and we will assist you further.

8. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOUR OFFICE IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any further questions or need any assistance at (02) 8091 6791 OR our email is: registration@rainbowdancecomp.com.au

WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH RAINBOW AS PLEASANT AND STRESS FREE AS POSSIBLE.