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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?

Registrations are EASY for Teachers & Parents, allowing Parents to set up their own KAR PARENT Account, this account will also link to RAINBOW allowing parents and dancers to register and manage their own registrations! Setting up a Parent Or Studio Account is simple! Visit our website www.dancekar.com.au click “PARENT CENTER” tab at the top right corner and follow the instructions to create a new account. Once your account has been activated you will be able to start registering! Solo entries can be registered independently by a parent using the Parent Centre Online Registration, HOWEVER, ALL dancers must represent a dance studio. Registration on our website can only be completed by Studio Directors or an Official Studio Representative for duet/ trios and troupe entries.

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.

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?

Each act that performs will receive a score from a panel of three predetermined judges at KAR Competitions. General awards are based on composite scores and not on placement within an age group in each category. This may result in multiple ELITE TOP FIRST, TOP FIRST and FIRST PLACE awards given in each age group for each category. In the RISING STARS and ELITE STARS levels, the awards given are Elite Top First, Top First and First Place Awards. All acts will receive one custom award and individual award badges for the dancer(s) in the performance. Although acts are competing against an adjudicated point system for general awards, all contestants will compete against each other for the Overall High Point awards within their age division. If there is only one act competing in a particular division, that act will be judged against a point system. The point-break for all given awards is determined by the scoring range of that particular competition. Any act that performs outside of its original scheduled performance time, must wait to receive their general award placement until its assigned awards ceremony.

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 for $45, or you can register your dancer at the event for Title Competition at the Merchandise Table for $55 per routine. Finalist will be selected in the divisions below:

Mr. Mini Dance and Miss Mini Dance: Soloist 5 years of age and younger in both Rising Stars and Elite Stars Levels.

Mr. Petite Dance and Miss Petite Dance: Soloist between 6 - 8 years of age in both Rising Stars and Elite Stars Levels.

Mr. Junior Dance and Miss Junior Dance: Soloist 9 through 11 years of age in both Rising Stars and Elite Stars Levels.

Mr. Teen Dance and Miss Teen Dance: Soloist 12 through 14 years of age in both Rising Stars and Elite Stars Levels.

Mr. Dance and Miss Dance: Soloist 15 years of age and over competing in the Elite Stars Level ONLY . Dancers, 20 years of age and over are ineligible for Title Competition. The selection will be made based upon the routine displaying the most outstanding performance quality.

ULTIMATE TITLE DANCER AWARD

All KAR Australia RISING STARS & ELITE STARS Regional Title winners will be placed on the KAR AU website for an online voting contest for the chance to win a return flight voucher for the KAR USA Nationals of their choice; Las Vegas, NV or Anaheim, CA. There will be 1 Ultimate Title winner selected from each of the following online voting contests. Ultimate Petite Title Dancer (Age 8 & Under), Ultimate Junior Title Dancer (Age 9-11), Ultimate Teen Title Dancer (Age 12-14) and Ultimate Senior Title Dancer (Age 15-19). All dancers must travel with a chaperone at their own expense and the entire trip must be booked exclusively with Travel Counsellors for Performing Arts. Flight vouchers have a price maximum and after the contest is won there is a time frame given to redeem the exclusive prize.



After the Competition:


1. I FORGOT TO ORDER A VIDEO OR PHOTO AT THE COMPETITION. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

KAR no longer sells photo or video during competition. KAR Dance Competition is proud to introduce the NEW All Inclusive Registration and Media Fee for the 2019 Regional Tour! For the low price of $55 per dancer or $65 for siblings, (Siblings are defined as brothers and/or sisters) dancers and the studio will enjoy ALL your Regional Photos and Videos. The fee is required/mandatory per dancer and will be due at the time of completing and confirming registration. All fees must be paid prior to the start of competition. Parents can access their dancers photos and videos inside their Parent Center online. Photos and Videos will be available 1 week after the completion of the competition.

Multiple Regional Event Discount - Dancers who compete at multiple Regional KAR Dance competitions do not have to pay an additional media fee! Once a dancer has paid the 2019 Regional media fee of $55 or $65 per family, any Regional event they attend thereafter will be complimentary.

2. HOW DO I ORDER A TROPHY?

You can order a trophy by emailing our team at registration@dancekar.com.au 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 emailing our team at registration@dancekar.com.au and they will gladly assist you in placing a dance attire order.

4. MY CHILD WAS SELECTED AS AN “ALL STAR DANCER” AND GIVEN AN INVITATION TO NEW YORK CITY. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. WHERE CAN I GET MY DANCER’S SCORES?

All score sheets and Judges commentary for duet/ trios and troupes will be available to Studio Directors Only and are online through the studio centre only. Please contact your teacher or studio director to print, listen and review the judge’s scores and critiques. Score sheets and Judges commentary for all solos registered through the Parent Centre will be available after the competition through the Parent Centre. Email registration@dancekar.com.au if further assistance is needed.

8. 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: info@dancekar.com.au or registration@dancekar.com.au.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH KAR AS PLEASANT AND STRESS FREE AS POSSIBLE!

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