1. Audition Registration Fee (plus 1 T-Shirt): GH¢50.00
  2. Participation: The National Dance Championship Audition 2017 is open to all including students, non-students and professional dancers.
  3. Performance Categories: There are 3 categories for participation:
    1. Freestyle dance
    2. Traditional dance
    3. Contemporary dance
  4. For the audition, the organizers shall provide the music for all performers. However, for the National Finals, contestants would be required to provide their own music for the traditional as well as the freestyle segments. 
  5. Each of the twenty (20) contestants will do a freestyle and traditional dance. After which the best eight (8) will be shortlisted to do a contemporary dance.
  6. The use of pyrotechnic gadgets, a smoke or combustible material as props is not allowed.
  7. Age: Not younger than 10yrs (unless as a member of a group where a minimum of 8yrs would be required)
  8. Time of Performance per appearance:
    1. 3minutes per appearance
  9. Dress Code
    1. Regional Audition: Each contestant is expected to be at the regional audition in the official National Dance Championship T-Shirt, an appropriate trousers/skirt and foot wear.
    2. Regional & National Finals: Finalists at the Regional Finals will be contesting in three categories; freestyle, traditional and contemporary. Contestants are expected to dress appropriately as it would be marked.
    3. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any contestant considered improperly dressed.
  10. Judging:
    1. The Regional Auditions would be judged by 2 sets of a three team panel made up of two people from the region and one rep of the National Organizing Team. This means the team that will select the regional contestants will not be the same team that will judge the regional finals.
    2. The National Finals will be judged by a 5-member panel made of professionals in dance and its related fields
  11. The criteria for judging are the following:
    1. Timing – Timing, Coordination, & Expression
    2. Teamwork - (where applicable).
    3. Technique - Balance, Lead/Follow, Active/Passive lead/follow, Frame, Arm Leads/Body Leads
    4. Choreography –Moves are part of choreo and can include: range of moves, variations, difficulty, innovation/creativity, style, use of lines/extensions,  use of space, Furthermore choreo consists of musical interpretation, flow of dance/routines,  clean execution of moves including dips/drops & aerials and the ability to genuinely freestyle.
    5. Performance – Showmanship, Audience Impact, and the Wow Factor
  12. The decision of the members of the board of judges is final and irrevocable.
  13. Prizes – refer to the page on prizes and awards for details
  14. A total of 20 contestants would be shortlisted for the regional finals.
  15. Each of the 20 regional finalists will be required to sell a minimum of 20 tickets into the Regional Finals. Success or failure guarantees plus or minus 20points respectively.
  16. Two Contestants would represent each region.
  17. Promotion of the activity shall be initiated through new and traditional media, posters and flyers to generate wide participation.
  18.  All Photos and videos of the contestants taking by the organizers will be used for the promotion of the event
  19. The audition registration fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  20. Participation in the National Dance Championship is NOT transferable.
  21. The winner of the Official vehicle of the competition cannot rebrand the vehicle until after one year of the competition
  22. The National and Regional Dance Champions cannot enter into any Dance Competition or Dance-related contract within a year after the competition without the permission of the Organizers of the National Dance Championship.

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