FAQ FOR PARTICIPANTS
Is there a discount for groups or directors/teachers?
Groups of 10 or more may register all together. For every 10 registered dancers, 1 free registration is awarded. Directors who plan to participate (attend Friday’s events or observe Sunday classes or perform on Saturday) should consider themselves a registered participant and should pay the full registration fee. Directors who are traveling with a group but not participating (only ensuring that their dancers arrive at all events) will be exempt from the registration fee. This exemption will only be offered to 1 director per group. Other teachers and directors within the group should register for the entire event. Each attending dancer is required to register online or by mail. Attending groups may also opt to register individually. As long as you input the same group name, we will be able to see that you are attending with that group. Some group directors find it easier to have each dancer complete the online registration information.
Does each teacher and director need to register?
Yes! You are required to register online as this ensures that you are getting the updated emails necessary to instruct your company of dancers. If you feel that you are a director or teacher who does not need to pay the fee because you are a chaperon, you may request a registration code from our office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to perform in the Open Air Concert?
While the Open Air Concert is the centerpiece of every Project Dance Event, you are not required to perform. We do offer the World Tour Group Dance that is taught to all the dancers on the first day of the event. We perform it as a large group during the Open Air Concert. This works well for dancers who are attending as an individual and not with a company. They still get to perform onstage and enjoy this unique aspect of Project Dance.
Is there a pro-rated fee for partial participation?
We do not offer a rate for dancers who are only able to attend portions of the 3-day event. If you have a scheduling conflict that only allows you to participate in part of the weekend, you may still fully register for Project Dance and attend the portions that work with your schedule.
Can I perform a solo?
Solos have been performed at Project Dance Events, however, we are usually inclined to reserve solos for the dancers who are advanced professional level dancers. Keep in mind that we do offer the group dance which allows everyone attending to be a part.
Are participants allowed to sing live during a dance submitted for Saturday?
Yes, however, it must go through the same approval as a dance piece. Keep in mind that not every city has the same microphone capability.
What kinds of dances/costumes/music are appropriate for a Project Dance Event?
Our Open Air Dance Concert is a family-friendly, free to the public dance concert featuring various styles of dance. We encourage selections that speak a message of hope and healing. Audiences love upbeat, fun, humorous routines as well as heart-felt dramatic offering. Costuming and music should be acceptable for all ages.
How will I know that our dance got accepted for the Open Air Dance Concert?
It’s our honor to accept all submitted dance works for Project Dance events. While the submission process is not an audition, we do reserve the right to make suggestions in the area of costuming, content and music selection as we are presenting a day of dance that is family friendly and designed to offer hope and healing. A stage manager may contact you to discuss concerns or questions regarding the dance pieces that have been submitted.
May our company submit more than one dance piece for the Open Air Dance Concert?
Yes, in many cases we are able to honor 3-5 dance pieces submitted by each company. While we only guarantee 1 per group, due to the variables surrounding our outdoor events, we do our best to get you up on stage as much as possible. The key is to create 1 dance that includes ALL of your company dancers. This will ensure that everyone performs at least once.
I’m bringing several different companies from my represented studio. Should I try to put them all in 1 dance piece?
You may submit dance pieces for each of your separate companies. We recognize that you have dancers attending who are different ages or levels and we are happy to honor the structure you already have in place.
May I use props?
Yes and No! Props may be used if you provide all needed. We cannot guarantee storage throughout the day for props. And, there is no time between dances, therefore, your props will not be given time in order to preset or strike. Please do not ask our staff to purchase props for your dance pieces. Once you arrive to a city, research the best place for you to purchase needed props.