ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FOLLOW THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IN ORDER TO ALLOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION.
ANY DANCER/TROUPE WHO DOES NOT RESPECT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO A (OR SEVERAL) PENALTIES OR TO A DISQUALIFICATION.
Feel the Beat is basically an amateur dancer competition. Semi-professional dancers are admissible, but they must all be registered in the semi-professional category.
A dancer is classified as a semi-professional if he/she earns more than 5000$ per year for dancing.
Teachers may take part in the competition. If a routine contains 25% of semi-professional dancers or more, the routine will automatically be classified as semi-professional.
Payment must be made by cheque, Paypal or interac (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your registration will be processed upon receipt of your payment.
Individual payments made by dancers, parents or choreographers will not be accepted, except for the workshops or if a dancers register without being associated to a dance studio.
Payment must be sent to the following address:
FEEL THE BEAT 21 Hill Street, Edmundston NB E3V 1H7
A 50$ fee will be added to any cheque refused by a banking institution, for any and whatever reason.
6 - 8
9 - 11
12 - 14
15 - 17
18 - 22
Age groups are calculated automaticaly on April 12, 2024.
Small group (4 - 9 dancers)
Large group (10 - 16 dancers)
Production (17+ dancers)
UNIQUE: dancers living with a handicap.
Novice (1 - 2 years experience in the dance style)
Precompetitive (3 - 4 years experience in the dance style)
Competitive (5 - 9 years experience in the dance style)
*Group with at least 1 professionnal dancer earning more than 5 000$ per year
Props are allowed; however, they must be pre-approved by FEEL THE BEAT.
There is a 2-minute time limit for installing props and decors.
FEEL THE BEAT will not be held responsible for any damage or loss of props or costumes.
Music must be downloaded to the Dropbox account or directly in your FTB account before March 29 2024
Each song must be action-ready. Musical modifications or mixing will NOT be made by our technicians. Each song will be played from beginning to end.
You should have a copy on a USB key with you at all times and available to our technicians.
Lyrics may NOT contain inappropriate, obscene, violent or offensive language.
The length of each song will depend upon the categories.
One point will be deducted for each 10-second span that exceeds the time limit.
The length of the music is determined by three methods:
The chronometer will generally start at the first musical note and stop at the last note. If the choreography begins before the music starts, the chronometer will start with the first choreographed movements and stop when the last movements are finished.
The judges’ decision is final. Each dance school director will receive a copy of the evaluation along with the judges’ comments.
In case of a tie, the technical not will be privileged.
In order to preserve impartiality during the competition, titles and costumes must NOT indicate the identity of the group or dance school.
The technical director coordinates the judges’ work and is responsible for any deduction. His/her deductions will be final.
There is no limit to the amount of points deductible. All points are deducted from the total mark of 100.
Plagiarism of a choreography will not be tolerated. Any copied choreography will be penalized or may be disqualified from the competition.