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Vilnius Dance Festival 2017

Pro Am Important Info

• Deadline for entries is 22nd of May, 2017 
• Please note that a 100 Eur late fee per person will be charged after the deadline. 
• Shortly after we receive your information, we will send you an invoice/confirmation with payment options. Please check this closely for spelling, correct entries, and correct charges and let us know immediately if we need to make changes. Please be advised that at the competition we may not have the time to make changes or take additional entries. 
• The organizer cannot be held responsible for any personal charges made to the hotel. All participants must pay for their own personal charges including phone and room service. 
• Upon arrival, Pro Am dancers should come to the reception of the venue hotel „Vilnius Grand Resort" and pick up the packages with your names. 
• Please be advised that the time in the schedule listed is approximate and subject to change.
• Each competitor should be present in the ballroom at least 30 minutes prior to his/her scheduled dance time. When you receive your heat sheet, please check and make sure your dances, levels, and ages are correct. We need to be made aware of any mistakes as soon as possible. 
• Student has to enter 5 single dances (4 single dances for American Smooth) per Scholarship. Scholarship Prize Money is halved if event has 3 entries or less
• All the rights for video, TV and live streaming commercial use belongs to Vilnius Dance Festival. Photo and video material taken at the Vilnius Dance Festival may be used for commercial purposes. Participants and audience by registering for the competition or purchasing the tickets accept these terms.
 

SPECIAL DEALS FOR STUDIOS: Studios entering 3 or more teachers with students will receive discount on the packages and 10% discount on all entry fees and tickets. The discount is going to be applied after we receive the information from the studio. Then we will send invoice/confirmation with payment options.

SYLLABUS: Material used in closed competition should be based on the current NDCA, Fred Astaire, Arthur Murray, or equivalent American step list and the ISTD or IDTA Syllabus for International style. Open divisions are not material restricted.

SOLOS/SHOWCASES are limited to 3 minutes. Music must be on an individual CD or USB drive.

DANCESPORT SPECTACULAR TOUR: All Pro Am entries at Vilnius Dance Festival are counted towards Dancesport Spectacular tour Points System. Awards Ceremony of the tour is going to take place at Encore Dancesport competition in Palm Beach, Florida, USA on the 16th of September, 2017.

VOUCHERS: Vilnius Dance Festival issued Vouchers have to be sent with entries. Only one Voucher per person is accepted.

ADJUDICATING: You have the option of being judged Contested or Uncontested. Contested entries: Are marked against other dancers in your category. Uncontested Entries: Are scored against the standard of the level, in which you are entered, the score is then converted to a 1st, 2nd or 3rd placement. Please select one for each form. The decision of the judges shall be final. Our judges are highly qualified and are not to be harassed or questioned about their reasons for markings. The Chairman of Judges shall be responsible for decisions concerning ties or any problems arising over marks. The skating system of judging shall be used.

ON DECK AREA: Dancers are required to be in the "On Deck" area two heats prior to their scheduled heat. Any competitor not on the floor when the Master of Ceremonies calls, is subject to disqualification for that heat. Please be advised that changes may be made from the original program and all dancers should be in the ballroom at least 30 minutes prior to the time they are scheduled to dance.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: The deadline for cancellation refunds is three weeks prior to the event. If the organizers are notified after the deadline, credit towards next year will be considered only in case of an emergency. Any canceled entries are subject to a cancellation fee. No refunds will be made at the event.