Dance Competition Online sign-ups end October 26th.
Dance Competition Preliminaries – Friday, October 28th 2-4PM
Dance Competition Finals – Saturday, October 29th TBA
Online sign-ups: Click the “sign-up now” link at the bottom of the page.
On site sign-ups: Will occur within the first 15 minutes of the preliminaries (2pm-2:15pm). There will be no late entries. It is highly advised to sign up in advance.
Note: Even if you sign up online you must be at the prelims from 2-4pm on Friday.
Prelims will be held in the Main Ballroom from 2pm until 4pm on Friday October 28th. Everyone that wishes to compete must attend the prelims. We advise showing up 15 minutes early so we can start on time.
Please bring your music on a flash drive or CD so we can rip the song onto the laptop the music will be played from. Even if you emailed your song ahead of time, bring a hardcopy just in case.
The prelims will be closed to the public, we ask that you don’t even bring a handler unless you believe it necessary. Most folks will be headless when not trying out. We will have water and staff to help you if you need it.
We will have 18 final slots for the dance completion. If 18 or fewer acts try out we will not be making cuts and will instead use the time to allow each competitor to dance on the stage and get feedback from the prelim judges.
If more than 18 acts try out we will be having cuts. In that case you will have to perform at least 1:30 of your routine for our prelim judges. These judges will be completely different than our finals judges, so you don’t have to worry about spoiling anything. The prelim judges will then use the same scoring style as the finals judges to rank those trying out. The top 18 will then make it into the competition.
Entries and Song Choices
Group entries will be allowed in. In the case of 3 or more group entries making it into the competition, there will be a separate category for groups. Groups will be given an extra 30 sec for their song length for every extra person, up to 4 minutes.
Example: A three person group could dance for up to 3 minutes (2min+30sec+30sec)
For all solo entries your song can not exceed 2 minutes in length. If you do not cut your song at 2 minutes the DJ will fade it out.
Your song must be appropriate for a PG-13 audience. Please no swears, inappropriate language or themes, slurs or excessive sexual undertones. There will be people in the audience of all ages, please keep that in mind.
A qualifying fursuit consists of a fursuit head, hand paws, feet paws and a tail (species pending). You are also of course welcome to wear your full suit is you have a full suit, plantigrade or digigrade. Quadsuits of course will also be welcome.
If you have gotten through to the finals, you must meet in the Headless Lounge at TBA, NO LATER. Please feel free to show up earlier than that as you can always dehead and get some water. The show begins at TBA, meaning the first act goes out moments after TBA so everyone needs to be there.
The order will be announced at TBA when you arrive and we’ll have it on a sheet out back so you can remind yourself. All finalists will perform their piece, receive verbal judging, and then at the end, all finalists will be welcomed back out on stage for a fun freestyle dance with everyone else to entertain the crowd while judges tally votes.
Judges will take into consideration every dancers musicality, originality, technicality, crowd appeal and overall performance. They will then place competitors in slots 1-18 as the competition moves on until they have a full placement from 1st to 18th at the end. The places everyone gets from each judge will then be added up and the folks with the 3 lowest scores will get 1st, 2nd and 3rd (think golf scoring system.)
Example: Bob’s performance scores a 5th, 7th, and 4th place slot from the 3 judges. Totaled together that’s 16 points. If Sally received 2nd, 5th, and 3rd place slots she’d get 10 points and thus would beat out Bob.