Before the Competition:
1. HOW DO I FIND OUT THE EXACT LOCATION OF WHERE THE COMPETITION OR CONVENTION WILL BE HELD?
Go to the KAR home page www.dancekar.com.au and click on “Competition” then select “Schedule”, a list of all our competition cities, venues and dates will be available for you to view.
2. WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE AT THE COMPETITION?
Please check with your studio director in regards to a specific time you should be at the competition. We suggest dancers arrive at least 1 hour prior to their first scheduled performance.
3. HOW DO I REGISTER MY SON/DAUGHTER?
Simply create a PARENT CENTRE via our website www.dancekar.com.au, once your PARENT CENTRE has been approved you will be able to register your child for competition.
4. DO YOU ACCEPT INDEPENDENT ENTRIES?
No, all dancers must represent a dance studio. However, entries are not required to be registered through your dance studio, they can be registered independently by a parent or dancer using a PARENT CENTRE ACCOUNT.
5. MY FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO COME AND WATCH THE COMPETITION. IS IT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC? IS THERE A FEE TO WATCH?
Yes. Our competition is open to the public to enjoy. All spectators are welcome to watch our competition FREE of charge.
There is a $20 fee to view the Dance Convention (Workshops), typically held on Sunday. Observer bands must be purchased online prior to the event.
6. IS VIDEOTAPING OR PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED AT THE COMPETITION?
For the safety of your dancer, and the protection of their choreography, we do not allow audience members or the general public to videotape or photograph the dancers on stage. However, each performance is professionally filmed and photographed and can be viewed at our media centre. Parents are encouraged to take photos and videos during the awards presentation.
7. WILL THERE BE LIVE STREAM? IF SO, WHERE CAN I GO TO WATCH?
No, KAR does not offer Live Stream at this time, however, some photos and video footage of the dancers will be available to enjoy on our website, www.dancekar.com.au after the event. You can also go to our Facebook page or Instagram to stay connected with our competitions.
8. WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR ENTRY FEES?
All entry fees are located on our website in the “Studio OR Parent Centre”.
9. WHAT AWARDS ARE GIVEN AT A KAR COMPETITION?
KAR is an adjudicated competition. Awards are determined based on a point system. In the RISING STARS and ELITE STARS Levels, the awards given are Elite Top First, Top First and First Place Awards.
10. DOES KAR HAVE A TITLE COMPETITION AND HOW CAN I ENTER MY DANCER?
Yes, KAR does have a Title Competition for any solo entry that would like to participate. You can add these to your solo entry form, or you can register your dancer at the event for Title Competition at the Merchandise Table for $35 per routine.
*Just a reminder… The performance schedule will be available 10 days prior to the competition in the Studio Director’s studio centre. Please contact your dance studio for all the details. We will also email a copy of the performance schedule to those dancers that registered solo or duo/trio routines by submitting a solo entry form.
After the Competition:
1. I FORGOT TO ORDER A VIDEO OR PHOTO AT THE COMPETITION. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Its not too late… go to our Media Centre website and place your order at dancekar.com.au/store You can also contact our staff on (02) 8091 6791 and they will gladly assist you in placing a photo or video order.
2. HOW DO I ORDER A TROPHY?
You can order a trophy by calling our team at (02) 8091 6791 and they will gladly assist you in placing a trophy order.
3. CAN I STILL PURCHASE SOME DANCE ATTIRE THAT I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH AT THE COMPETITION?
Yes! You can order dance attire by calling our team at (02) 8091 6791 and they will gladly assist you in placing a dance attire order.
4. HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE KAR CONVENTION SCHOLARSHIP MY CHILD WAS AWARDED?
This scholarship is presented to one outstanding soloist in the RISING STARS and ELITE STARS levels. This Scholarship is awarded based on the judge’s favourite performance. Each winner receives complimentary access to attend any of the 2016 KAR DANCE CONVENTION (Workshops). The KAR DANCE CONVENTION (Workshops) Scholarship is non transferrable and cannot be redeemed for studio credit.
5. MY CHILD WAS SELECTED AS AN “ALL STAR DANCER” AND GIVEN AN INVITATION TO NEW YORK CITY OR HOLLYWOOD. HOW DO I FIND OUT FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY?
Your child should have received a certificate and an information pamphlet on stage at the presentation. If you did not receive one, and want more details about our New York Dance Experience, please visit Artistic Adventures website www.artistic-adventures.net For the Hollywood Dance Invitational please visit www.hollywooddanceinvitational.com
6. WHAT IS THE SCORING BREAKDOWN FOR AWARDS?
KAR is an adjudicated dance competition; contestants are being evaluated on a point system that is based on the average scores per each competition. Contestants are not being ranked against each other. The studio directors will have the exact point breaks for all the awards given at KAR.
7. HOW DO I GET A REFUND?
As stated in our rules, no refunds will be given on any registration fees.
If you registered solos/duos/trios independently you need to contact our office for any refund or credit requests.
If your routines were registered through your studio, all Refunds or Credits must be addressed with your studio director however the rule of NO REFUNDS still applies.
8. WHERE CAN I GET MY DANCER’S SCORES?
Score sheets and judge’s commentaries are available online in the Studio or Parent Centre that was used to register those routines.
9. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOUR OFFICE IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any further questions or need any assistance at (02) 8091 6791 OR our email is:
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