***NEW & UPDATED for 2020***
Here is a quick glance at the new and exciting updates for the 2020 Rainbow Australia Competition Season!
Please see all details below in the complete Rules and Regulations.
SPECTATOR INFORMATION: Doors will open exactly 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled performance. No food, drinks or smoking is allowed in the competition performance area or inside the contracted venue. All Rainbow events are family friendly functions. Please refrain from inappropriate, offensive or unsportsmanlike conduct. All participating teachers, dancers and spectators are expected to display good sportsmanship. Failure to comply could result in immediate disqualification and loss of privileges to participate in future Rainbow Competitions.
EVENT REGISTRATION FEE: Rainbow Dance Competition is proud to introduce the NEW and improved EVENT REGISTRATION FEE for the 2020 Regional Tour! This fee will cover the cost of the digital souvenir program, all family spectator entry & viewing as well as the digital photos and videos of all registered performances. Sibling packages are available; siblings are defined as brothers and/or sisters. Both siblings must be registered and linked in one parent account and only one dance studio. The fee is required/mandatory per dancer and will be due at the time of completing and confirming registration. All fees must be paid prior to the start of competition. The Digital Program will be released prior to the start of the competition. Usually two days prior to the competition date. Parents can access their dancers photos and videos inside their Parent Center online. Photos and Videos will be available one week after the completion of the competition.
REQUIRED EVENT REGISTRATION FEE: SOLOS, DUET/TRIOS AND TROUPES
$55.00 PER DANCER
$10.00 SIBLING PACKAGE ADD ON
REQUIRED EVENT REGISTRATION FEE: TROUPE REGISTRATION ONLY
$35.00 PER DANCER
$10.00 SIBLING PACKAGE ADD ON
Multiple Regional Event Discount - Dancers who compete at multiple Regional Rainbow Dance competitions do not have to pay an additional registration fee! Once a dancer has paid the 2020 Regional Registration fee any Regional event they attend thereafter will be complimentary.
NO PHOTO/VIDEO RULE: The use of ANY electronic device for photography and videography is STRICTLY PROHIBITED during all performances as well as in dressing rooms and lavatories. Failure to comply with this rule may result in a point deduction to the act being recorded and/or photographed as well as confiscation of the recordings and/or photographs. In addition, any spectator that fails to comply with our No Photo/Video rule may be escorted and removed from the event. It is the responsibility of the Studio Owner/Director to inform their students and parents of the NO Photo/Video rule. All contestants grant permission for Rainbow to use photography and videography of their performances for promotional purposes including advertising, publicity and posting on social media outlets.
SAFETY: Rainbow Dance and the hosting facility are not responsible for any kind of damage, loss or injury sustained by contestants or spectators or their property while attending any area of the venue premises. Dancers competing take certain inherent risks when involved in any physical activity. Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by the performers. Therefore, upon registration to any Rainbow event, it is agreed that participants will not hold Rainbow Dance Competition, its directors or employees responsible for injuries that occur or illnesses that may be contracted during the competition event. Studio Owner/Directors agree to adhere to the Release of Liability Clause which is completed during the registration process.
Due to Rainbow being a public event, Rainbow encourages all attendees to:
Online performance entries must be completed in their entirety. Registration on our website can only be completed by Studio Directors or an Official Studio Representative for duet/ trios and troupe entries. Studio Directors and Parents or Official Studio Representatives must check the release clause on every official online entry submitted. Our office MUST receive entries and payment by the set closing date of your competition city. Solo entries can be registered independently by a parent using the Parent Centre Online Registration, HOWEVER, ALL dancers must represent a dance studio. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and will be limited to the amount of performance time available. There will be a $15 late fee per performance after the closing date. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED WITHOUT FULL PAYMENT.
All payments must be made in full and are facilitated using PayPal. Credit Cards can be accepted and will incur a surcharge.
Entries close 8-10 weeks prior to each competition city, unless sold out prior. A tentative schedule and cut-off date will be sent to allow teachers and parents to make any changes to performances. After the cut-off date, NO CHANGES will be made to any performances. Any performances that are left UNTITLED or TBA will incur a $30.00 fee. Also, any changes that need to be made after the program is set to FINAL will incur a $30.00 fee. No performance will be announced on stage without a proper song title. Performance title cannot include the Dancer’s name, category and/or type of dance. NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS OR CREDITS will be given on any entry fees paid, for any acts not performing for any reason including medical reasons. All payments are final - No Exceptions.
Rainbow reserves the right to add or change additional competition days or move the competition location due to unforeseen circumstances. Rainbow also reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum number of acceptable entries. In the event this should occur, all entry fees will be refunded. There will be NO refunds on entries after the minimum number of entries have been received and the competition has been confirmed.
All dancers have paid an Event Registration Fee that covers admission into the competition, the Doors will open exactly 30 minutes prior to the first performance. Photography & Videography is STRICTLY PROHIBITED during any performance. This includes computers that are being used for the immediate download of photos. Failure to comply with this rule may result in a 1 point deduction (per judge) to the act being recorded and/or photographed and confiscation of the recording and/or photographs. In addition, any spectator that fails to comply with our No Photo/Video rule may be escorted and removed from the event. It is the dance studio’s responsibility to inform their students and parents of this rule.
If the stage is littered during a performance, please be ready to clean it up immediately following the performance. In addition, dancers must perform their ENTIRE performance on the stage. Performers may not enter or exit the stage from anywhere other than the wings. Jumping off the front of the stage is not permitted. Starting the performance from the audience or ending in the audience is also not permitted. Running in front of the judge’s table or approaching the panel of judges is also not allowed. No gifts can be presented to the judges in conjunction with a dance performance. Special stage or house lighting will not be provided for any performance. Rehearsing on stage prior to the start of a competition or after the completion of a competition day is strictly prohibited. At no time are teachers, parents or dancers allowed to practice, rehearse or meet on stage.
Dressing rooms are limited at each venue. Please arrive ready to perform, this includes arriving with make-up completed and dressed in first performance costume. A cleaning fee of $300 minimum will be assessed to any studio that leaves the dressing area in an untidy condition. No food, drinks or smoking is allowed in the competition area or inside the venue. Rainbow and the competition venue are not responsible for any lost property or injury to any persons attending the event. Dancers perform at their own risk. All performers agree that they are in good health and fitness and are physically able to participate. All participating teachers, dancers and spectators are expected to display good sportsmanship. Failure to comply could result in immediate disqualification and loss of privileges to participate in future Rainbow Competitions. All performances must be age appropriate and family friendly for all attending the competition. It is at the sole discretion of either the competition director or our judges that if a performance is too suggestive in either costuming, choreography or song selection that the performance may be asked to cease and points will be deducted. If such deduction takes place the affected performance will not be eligible for high point or special awards. We take great pride in creating a safe and age appropriate environment where children can excel in the art of performing without being exploited.
TYPE OF ENTRIES
Solos (each solo must be in a different category)
Duet/Trios (duets and trios will compete against each other)
Small Groups (4-9 dancers)
Large Groups (10-19 dancers)
Lines (20 or more dancers)
Super Line (15 or more performers – may comprise of performers from all levels and ages excluding TEACHERS / ADULTS)
Production (15 or more performers – may comprise of performers from all levels and ages including TEACHERS / ADULTS)
Division types are determined by the actual number of participants competing on stage at the competition, regardless of participants originally registered. An entry that changes its division type during the competition may be subject to compete as “adjudication only” at the Competition Director’s discretion.
All Solos, Duet/Trios are limited to 3:00 minutes
Small Groups, Large Groups & Lines are limited to 4:00 minutes
Super Lines and Production performances have a 5:00 minute time limit for performance and a maximum of 5:00 minutes is allotted for setup/removal of props. Extended time is available for Small Group, Large Groups, Lines, Super Lines and Productions only; up to 1:00 minute for $25.00 per performance
Dancers are expected to perform in the order published, unless the competition director grants special permission or it has been pre-approved by our office prior to the competition, and this approval must be in writing. Unauthorised delays of the performance schedule will result in a 1-point deduction per judge and/or disqualification. Performances not performing within 10 acts after their scheduled performance time will not be eligible for overall awards, unless it has been pre-approved from our office or by the competition director. Performances not completed will receive a 1-point deduction per judge. Re-performances that are not the result of a technical failure will not be re-adjudicated. A tentative schedule with the performance time of each act will be available online via the “Studio Centre”, one week prior to the competition. Contestants in the first 10 acts competing should arrive in full costume including hair and make-up and be ready to perform. All other competing dancers must be ready to perform one hour prior to their first scheduled performance time. If the competition is running ahead of schedule, dancers are expected to perform in order of the program and/or when called backstage.
SETUP TIME LIMITS
All performances (excluding Super Lines & Productions) are expected to set-up props in 30 seconds and remove props in 30 seconds. Super Lines & Productions are expected to set-up props in 2:30 minutes and remove props in 2:30 minutes. If prop set-up/removal exceeds these time limits, performances may be subject to a point deduction. An additional 1:00 minute total for set-up/removal of props may be purchased for a flat fee of $25.00.
MANDATORY MUSIC UPLOAD
Rainbow uses an electronic music file upload system for all performance entries. Studios have access to their own Music Manager upload page within their Studio Centre on the Rainbow website.
Contestants MUST bring back-up music in the event of a malfunction of the original music submitted. Music can be picked up at the merchandise table at the conclusion of each presentation of awards. CD’s that are not claimed at the end of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with the Rainbow office.
Age Divisions are as follows: 5 & under, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and Adult 20 & over. AGE OF COMPETITORS WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE 31st DECEMBER 2020. The average age will determine the age group for Duet/Trios, Groups and Lines. When determining the average age of a dance group, the total years collectively are divided by the number of participants and the final number is rounded DOWN to find the average age. Contestants will be responsible for showing proof of age to competition directors should a question arise.
LEVELS AND GUIDELINES
STARS OF TOMORROW – All solos, duet / trio & group performances registered will compete in one level of competition.
TEACHER LEVEL – Any performance in which a teacher 20 years of age and above performs. All teacher level performances are ineligible for cash prizes. Student teachers ages 19 and under are permitted to compete at Rainbow. Overall High Point awards will be awarded.
ADULT LEVEL – Any performance that consists of non-teaching adults. All ADULT LEVEL performances are ineligible for cash prizes. Overall High Point awards will be awarded.
SOARING STARS – The Soaring Stars Division is a very special program for Special Needs Dancers. We invite any studios with Special Needs students of any sort to allow them to share our stage, free of charge. We know from personal experience that these dancers share the joy of dance as passionately as anyone can, and we are honored to allow them to share that passion with us. The entire point of RAINBOW AUSTRALIA is to encourage children to use their gifts to help others. This category fits that vision perfectly, for when we’ve had special needs groups perform with us in the past, THEY have truly helped US, our staff, the judges, the other performers, and everyone in the audience. No one, anywhere, has ever seen a truer expression of the power of dance, and no one will soon forget it. There are no guidelines - we leave it up to the teachers and parents to tell us what accommodations are needed. Please note: There are no High Point Awards or Studio Credits presented in the Soaring Stars Level. Dances may be announced simply as "For Performance Only" if so desired.
Please contact our office if you need further clarification on our levels and guidelines. Any infractions of the rules & regulations will result in a point deduction and/or disqualification.
CATEGORIES OF DANCE: UPDATED FOR 2020
BALLET – Performance must contain ballet technique incorporating formal classical movements. No pointe shoes are allowed in the ballet category. No acro/gymnastic tricks are permitted.
POINTE – Performance must use pointe shoes and consist of pointe/toe technique. No acro/gymnastic tricks are permitted.
JAZZ – Performance must consist of jazz technique. Up to three acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
TAP – Performance must use taps on shoes and display tap technique. Up to three acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
LYRICAL – Performance must have dynamic emotion and expressive movements demonstrated with fluidity, balance, extension and control. Up to three acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
MODERN – Performance must consist of interpretive movements using modern technique such as natural movements focused on the “core” of the body with coordination between breathing and movement as well as a dancer’s relationship with the floor. Up to three acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
CONTEMPORARY – Performance must consist of a combination of modern dance, lyrical and classical ballet elements. Up to three acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
***In the above categories, lip-syncing and talking should be kept to a minimum, so as not to portray a character.
SONG AND DANCE – Performance must consist of both singing and dancing of any type. Rainbow will provide one handheld microphone. No additional sound equipment or microphones may be used or connected to Rainbow’s sound system. Up to three acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
***In the above dance categories, a limited number of acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible. An acro/gymnastic trick is defined as movements that pass through or stop at a fully inverted (upside down) position with both feet off the floor (the torso passing or stopping directly over the top of one’s head/shoulders).
Acro/gymnastic tricks include:
***A tumbling pass is considered one acro/gymnastic trick.
Lifts with other dancers are not considered acro/gymnastic tricks
ACRO/GYMNASTICS: Performance using controlled movements and flexibility, walkovers, aerials, back handsprings, etc. Must incorporate dance technique. Any number of acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
ETHNIC/INDIGENOUS: Performance must utilise ethnic/indigenous style of dance such as Chinese Folk Dance, Aboriginal Dance/Corroboree, Spanish Flamenco, Irish Dance, Russian Folk Dance, etc. Any number of acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
MUSICAL THEATRE: Performance featuring any style of dance from a Broadway Show, Movie or Television Show. Any number of acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
HIP HOP/FUNK: Performance demonstrating street style jazz that incorporates hip hop and/or funk choreography. Acrobatics and break-dancing are permissible. Any number of acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
OPEN: Performance demonstrating any dance style or combination of dance styles. Any number of acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY: Can be any style of dance, must be choreographed independently by the registered dancer. Any number of acro/gymnastic tricks are permissible.
SUPER LINE: - Performance must utilise at least 15 or more dancers incorporating any style of dance or combination of dance styles. This category is not divided by age and is designated for performances that include 15 or more dancers excluding TEACHERS and ADULTS. IMPORTANT - Super Line performances MUST portray a theme or style of dance, but should not portray a storyline, plot or narrative. Each Super Line has a 5:00 minute time limit for their performance and is given a maximum of 5:00 minute for setup and removal of props. All Super Line performances will compete against each other and will be presented with Overall High Point awards and Studio Credits. Adults and teachers are permitted to perform in the Super Line category.
PRODUCTION: - Performance must utilise at least 15 dancers incorporating any style of dance or combination of dance styles including TEACHERS and ADULTS. Production performances MUST portray a storyline, plot or narrative throughout, resembling that of a film, book, play, musical, etc. Props are MANDATORY and must be free standing. There will be no age division for Production entries. Adults and teachers are permitted to perform in the Production category. Production performances have a 5:00 minute time limit for performance and are given a maximum of 5:00 minutes total for set up and removal of props. NO EXCEPTIONS.
PROP AND SET RULES
Props are acceptable if they do not alter the surface of the tarkett floor and can be easily removed following the completion of the performance. A point deduction may result if the stage is not completely cleaned in 30 seconds or less and/or the stage is not returned to its original pre-performance condition. For safety purposes, all props (freestanding or hand-held) are restricted to a maximum height of 4.5 metres. The use of safety railings is recommended. Hanging backdrops and special lighting may not be used. Helium balloons are only allowed if they are weighted and if permitted by the contracted venue. There is no guarantee that power outlets will be available for props that require electricity. Battery-operated props are recommended. If the weight of a prop exceeds the maximum weight limit for a stage, or if the Competition Director feels the weight of the prop is a safety hazard, the dancers will not be allowed to use the prop. When sliding props or moving scenery, do not damage the tarkett dance floor. If the tarkett floor is damaged beyond repair, the studio owner/director will be responsible for its replacement.
Props must be loaded in and out of the venue on the same day they are used. Storing props in the wings or backstage is not allowed. Rainbow will not be responsible for props left overnight or unattended. Any special requests for the assembling of props must be discussed with the Competition Director upon arrival to the venue. All props MUST be labeled with the studio name for identification purposes.
All performances (excluding Super Lines & Productions) are expected to set-up props in 30 seconds and remove props in 30 seconds. Super Lines & Productions are expected to set-up props in 2:30 minutes and remove props in 2:30 minutes. If prop set-up/removal exceeds these time limits, performances may be subject to a point deduction or warning. An additional 1:00 minute total for set-up/removal of props may be purchased for a flat fee of $25.00.
PROHIBITED & ACCEPTABLE PROPS
IMPORTANT FLOOR SAFETY INFORMATION:
No form of liquid, gel, aerosol, glitter, powder or paint may be used that will physically alter the surface of the tarkett floor. (For more details on what is allowed please contact our office). * Note: Rosen must be self-contained and cannot be applied on shoes on the tarkett floor. If a dance is requesting to use rosin, Rainbow must know upon registration so that schedule adjustments can be made to clean up the tarkett residue post-performance. There will be a point deduction if Rainbow is not notified about the rosin usage and the tarkett floor is affected during the act. If the stage is littered during a performance, dancers are expected to clean the stage completely of all debris in ONE MINUTE or less. A one-point deduction will be given to any act that does not clean up the stage within the one minute time limit. A one point deduction will also be given to an act that uses a substance that is not permitted and creates a safety hazard on the tarkett floor.
DANCERS MUST be ready to perform at least 1 hour prior to their first scheduled performance, Dancers must perform in their scheduled order unless permission is given for costume changes. Points may be deducted from acts that do not comply. Dancers who do not perform within 10 acts of their given scheduled time may be ineligible for Overall High Point awards. The only exception to this rule is if the Rainbow office administration has prior notification or the Competition Director has pre-approved the delay. If the stage is littered during an act, please be ready to clean it up immediately following the performance. In addition, dancers must perform their ENTIRE act on the stage. Performer may not enter or exit the stage from anywhere other than the wings. Starting the performance from the audience or ending in the audience is also not permitted. Jumping off the front of the stage is not permitted. Running in front of the judges’ table or approaching the panel of judges is also not allowed. No gifts can be presented to the judges in conjunction with a performance. For safety purposes, props and performers should never come within 30 cm from the edge of the stage. No props or any items may be thrown from the stage into the audience. Special stage or house lighting will not be provided for any performance. Rehearsing on stage prior to the start of a competition or after the completion of a competition day is strictly prohibited. At no time are teachers, parents or dancers allowed to practice, rehearse or meet on stage. Not abiding by the previously stated rules, this may result in a one-point deduction from each judge.
Contestants will be judged by a panel of previously selected judges and all entrants agree that all decisions of those judges are final. All entrants agree that the time, manner and method of judging the competition will be solely within the discretion of the directors and producers of RAINBOW NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION. Any protest must be in writing, signed and received by the competition director within 30 minutes of the performance of the routine in question and at least 30 minutes prior to awards. All score sheets and Judges commentary for Duet/trios and troupes will be available to Studio Directors Only, and are online through the studio centre only. Score sheets and Judges commentary for all solos registered through the Parent Centre will be available after the competition through the Parent Centre. *All decisions of the Judging panel and Competition Director are final and cannot be contested.
Each performance will be evaluated on the following five judging elements:
1.) Technique – 40 points total
2.) Stage Presence – 25 points total
3.) Execution of Performance – 20 points total
4.) Choreography – 10 points total
5.) Overall Appearance – 5 points total
Production performances will be evaluated on the following judging elements:
1.) Technique – 30 points total
2.) Execution of Performance and Storyline – 25 points total
3.) Overall Entertainment Value & Stage Presence – 20 points total
4.) Execution of Choreography– 15 points total
5.) Costume – 10 points total
There is a maximum of 100 points per judge for a total of 300 points. If a dance, costume, or music is deemed inappropriate for family viewing by the judging panel, it will be scored lower by judges and may not be eligible for Overall High Point awards.Ties will not be broken for the general competition awards, however, all exact ties will be broken for Overall High Point awards by the judging panel.
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.
HIGH POINT EMBLEMS AND STUDIO CREDITS
High Point Emblems, badges and studio credits will be presented to the top scoring Solos, Duets/Trios, Groups and Lines. High point soloists will also receive High Point Medals. Routines must perform on the same day and before their awards ceremony to be eligible for High Point Awards. A High Point Emblem and Studio Credit will also be given to the highest scoring SUPER LINE and PRODUCTION ENTRY. Studio Credits will always be given to the overall winner regardless of the number of entries in each division. All Studio Credits will be presented to the Studio Director or Teacher. No Studio Credits or High Point Awards will be given in the TEACHER or ADULT LEVEL. High Point awards will be divided into 5 age divisions; 5 & under, 6 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 14, 15 to 19. The exact same Solo, Duet/Trio contestants may place only once in the Top 10 High Point Awards. Any act, which does not compete at their assigned day and time, will automatically be adjudicated and is ineligible for High Point Awards. Unless pre authorised with the Director or Rainbow Office, entries received after the program is printed are also not eligible for High Point Awards. Should an act drop below the minimum number requirement for the group size during the competition it will be adjudicated and is ineligible for High Point awards. Should and act drop below the minimum number requirement for the group size after the digital program is released and Rainbow is notified before the start of the competition, the act may compete in the appropriate division and time for eligibility
REGIONAL ULTIMATE DANCER COMPETITION
Once a dancer has won a Regional Ultimate Dancer title, they are no longer eligible to register and compete for the Ultimate Dancer Competition at additional Regional events in 2020.
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:
Mini Ultimate Dancer - Soloists 5 & Under regardless of gender.
Petite Ultimate Dancer - Soloists 6 through 8 years of age 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 – 30 points total
2.) Overall Entertainment Value – 25 points total
3.) Stage Presence – 20 points total
4.) Execution of Choreography – 15 points total
5.) Costume – 10 points total
There is a maximum of 100 points per judge for a total of 300 points. Ultimate Dancer scores will be determined at the same time as the Solo performance. There will be two separate and unique score sheets; one for the Solo performance and one for the Ultimate Dancer performance.
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 Regionals will have Ultimate Dancer FINALISTS and a highest scoring WINNER all FINALISTS and WINNER will receive an Ultimate Dancer backpack and an invitation to compete at the National Competition in the USA. The Ultimate Dancer highest scoring WINNER in each age division will also receive a Tiara or Cap. The highest scoring WINNER performance in each age division will be featured 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 return flight voucher to compete at the National Competition in the USA. All 2020 Ultimate Dancer Regional Finalists are eligible to compete in the 2021 National Dancer of the Year Competition at National Finals in the USA, at their own expense.
ULTIMATE DANCER WINNER
All Rainbow Australia Ultimate Dancer highest scoring WINNERS in each age division will be featured 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 return flight voucher to compete at the Rainbow National Competition in the USA in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. All dancers must travel with a chaperone at their own expense and the entire trip must be booked exclusively with Artistic Adventures. Flight vouchers have a price maximum and after the contest is won there is a 90 day time frame given to redeem the exclusive prize.
ULTIMATE DANCER COMPETITION: Rainbow Australia
Please notice we have Regional Winners, Regional Finalists, & Contest Winners
NATIONAL DANCER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION - USA
All Rainbow Australia Ultimate Dancers will be automatically entered in the Elite Starz level of Competition in the USA. The only exception to this rule is the Mini Division, they will register in Rising Starz, Ages 5 & Under. The 2021 National Dancer of The Year Competition is a separate event with an additional entry fee. All contestants must have qualified as an Ultimate Dancer WINNER at a 2020 Regional Competition at Rainbow Australia and may ONLY compete their winning performance from that event. Each Dancer of the Year contestant will receive a participation award. All National Dancer of the Year winners will be featured in the opening number at Rainbow’s Grand Finale’. ALL DANCER OF THE YEAR WINNERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN RAINBOW’S GRAND FINALE’ TO REDEEM THEIR CASH PRIZE. National Dancer of The Year Winners in the ELITE STARZ level (Petite, Junior, Teen, and Senior) may NOT re-compete for Dancer of the Year in the same level and age division the following year.
2021 OVERALL DANCER OF THE YEAR AWARDS - USA
Rising Starz Mini Dancer of The Year (Ages 5 & Under) – The Overall Winner receives a $250 Cash Award and a Custom Rhinestone Jacket. There will be 4 Runner-ups who will receive a Custom Award.
Elite Starz Petite Dancer of The Year (Ages 6-8) – The Overall Winner receives a $250 Cash Award and a Custom Rhinestone Jacket. There will be 4 Runner-ups who will receive a Custom Award.
Elite Starz Junior Dancer of The Year (Ages 9-11) – The Overall Winner receives a $250 Cash Award and a Custom Rhinestone Jacket. There will be 4 Runner-ups who will receive a Custom Award.
Elite Starz Teen Dancer of The Year (Ages 12-14) – The Overall Winner receives $250 Cash Award and a Custom Rhinestone Jacket. There will be 4 Runner-ups who will receive a Custom Award.
Elite Starz Senior Dancer of The Year (Ages 15-19) – The Overall Winner receives a scholarship to KAR’s Hollywood Dance Invitational (One round trip airfare, hotel accommodations) in December 2018 and a Custom Rhinestone Jacket. There will be 4 Runner-ups who will receive a Custom Award.
PHOTOGENIC AWARD -This will be awarded to the contestants judged to be most photogenic based the following criteria: Visual appeal, expressiveness of the dancer, age appropriateness, composition, lighting and quality of the photo. There is a fee of $25 to register for the photogenic award. This can only be done at the event, pre-registration prior to the event is not required. For each Regional competition, there will be one Junior Photogenic winner (age 11 and under) and one Senior Photogenic winner (age 12 and above). All entries must submit a recent photo with name, age, address, phone, and name of studio on back. In order to enter the Photogenic competition, the participant must be a registered Rainbow contestant during the current competition season. All entry fees and photos must be submitted at the competition at least one-hour prior to the final Groups/Lines Awards presentation. Absolutely no mailed photos or photogenic entry fees will be accepted in the Rainbow office. Each winner will be announced and presented with a highpoint plaque and an award certificate during the final Groups/Lines Awards presentation. All photos must be picked up at the registration table by the conclusion of the competition. All photos not claimed at the conclusion of the competition will be discarded unless previous arrangements were made with the Rainbow office. Photogenic winners from each Regional competition will have their photo on the Rainbow Australia website for an online voting contest, the photo with the most votes will be featured on the inside cover of the 2021 Digital Program!
MASCOT AWARD- This award is presented to one outstanding soloist age 8 and under at each Regional competition.
BEST COSTUME AWARD – This will be awarded to one group performance in each age division, for both small groups and large/line groups combined. This award is based on design, originality, fit and appropriateness. All Groups and Line entries are eligible for this award. Each Best Costume winner will receive a plaque on stage during the award presentation.
MOST ENTERTAINING AWARD – This award will be chosen by the panel of judges and presented to the Group deemed to be most entertaining in each age division, for both small groups and large/line groups combined.
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS – These will be awarded to Groups or Lines displaying outstanding qualities in each age division during their performances. Each winning act will receive award badges and a plaque.
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD-This award is presented to a group dance that displays exceptional technical execution, incredible commitment and impressive precision. All Small Groups, Large Groups and Lines from the entire competition are eligible for this award. The winner will receive a custom designer trophy and the entire studio wins FREE entries into any US KAR or Rainbow National Finals.
CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS - These awards are presented to one group dance in each age division. All Small Groups, Large Groups and Lines are eligible for these awards.
STUDIO OF EXCELLENCE AWARD - This award will be presented to the studio displaying the most studio spirit, enthusiasm and exceptional sportsmanship throughout the competition. The winner will receive a custom designer trophy and the entire studio wins FREE entries into any US KAR or Rainbow National Finals.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARDS - These awards are selected from the SOLOS, DUET/TRIOS, GROUPS AND LINE performances. This award is given to the performances with the highest overall total points in each category. The 7 Outstanding Performance Award categories are as follows:
Best Jazz Performance
Best Tap Performance
Best Hip-Hop Performance
Best Lyrical/ Modern/ Contemporary Performance
Best Musical Theatre/ Song & Dance Performance
Best Ballet/ Open/ Acro / Gymnastics Performance
Best Folk/Ethnic/Indigenous Performance
Each winning act will receive a plaque onstage for their outstanding achievement and accomplishment.
ALL STAR DANCERS INVITATIONS - The recipients of these awards are invited to participate in one or both of our exciting summer All Star Dancer experiences in Hollywood and New York City! All dancers 9 years of age & above from the STARZ OF TOMORROW, RISING STARZ and ELITE STARZ levels are eligible for this award. These special invitations are presented to All Star Dancers that display a passion for performing on stage. Winners will receive an informational brochure with details of these amazing events.
HOLLYWOOD DANCE EXPERIENCE - Join the hottest teachers and choreographers that Hollywood has to offer while immersing yourself in the professional dance industry! Enjoy six days of dance workshops, auditions, video shoots, scenic tours and even Disneyland! For more information please visit https://hdedance.com
NEW YORK CITY DANCE EXPERIENCE– For six days, you will experience the best of Broadway including inspiring master classes, top Broadway shows, guided tours and special events in the heart of New York City! For more information please visit www.artistic-adventures.net
GET THE BEAT - GOLDEN TICKETS - Golden Tickets will be presented to specific WINNERS at Rainbow Australia to compete at Get The Beat Finals in either Australia or World Finals in Mandurah Western Australia. Golden Ticket recipients receive ONE free entry for the winning performance they acquired at the Rainbow regional. The genre must also be the same when registering for GTB Finals. Golden Tickets will be presented in the ULTIMATE DANCER Competition to the WINNER in each age division Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen, and Senior. Golden Tickets will also be presented to the 1st place winning performances in the overalls for all age divisions in Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, Superlines and Productions. All entries must be submitted by 30 June 2020. Prize does not include or cover any additional expenses; hotel accommodations, flights, add-ons, etc. For more information go to www.getthebeat.com.au to read the Rainbow Qualifiers section.
GET THE BEAT - QUALIFIER CARDS - Qualifier Cards will be presented to the top 5 placements in the overalls for Solos and Duet/Trios. Qualifier cards are presented to the Top 2nd - 5th High Point winners in the overalls for all age divisions in Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, Superlines and Productions. The Qualifier Cards simply “qualify” the performance to enter the GTB TOP 5 DANCE OFF and CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS. THIS CARD DOES NOT PROVIDE FREE ENTRY .