Rules & Regulations

General Rules & Information:

1.    Entries & fees for all venues of DANCEFEST must be received (full payment) 10 weeks prior to venue date.

2.    Early Bird discount of 20% is applied when fees & entries are received by Friday, October 29, 2021.

3.    Fees are accepted through E transfer or by studio cheque.  E transfer to: If you are mailing a cheque please mail to: Dancefest Inc. -  19 Shelley Lane, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4W4 NSF cheques are subject to a $50 charge. **There are no refunds for entries once submitted. 

4.    DANCEFEST reserves the right to cancel any competition or to add a day if necessary.

** .   (Small studios may not enter more than 115 entries.)  

5.     Dancers who work as teachers/choreographers and are paid through their studio may enter Dancefest and be awarded but are not eligible for overall awards. 

6.     Dancers may compete in the following dance genres:  Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Open, Musical Theatre, Song & Dance, Hip Hop, Acro,            Cheer & Street Dance.  Any routine (other than acro or open) may have a maximum number of 3 acro tricks only.  This is any trick leaving the floor and going            head over feet.  

7.     Categories are as follows:  Novice (new to competition) Pre-Competitive (train less than 8 hours per week) , Competitive (has competed before), High                          School.   Dancers who have competed in groups may still compete as a novice when performing a solo or duet/trio.  Novice groups must be 75% novice,                    duet/trios must be 50% novice.  

8.      Dancers and audience members 12 years & older must show proof of Covid vaccinations when entering a Dancefest venue in 2022.  

9.      Overall awards are awarded for Novice, Pre-Competitive and Competitive categories in solo, duet/trio, group and lines.

10.     Time limits:  Solo - 3 minutes maximum, Duet/Trio - 3 minutes maximum, Group/Lines - 4 minutes maximum, Extended Lines - 5 minutes maximum,                            Production - 10 minutes maximum (includes set up).