*A confirmation of your studio’s entries will be accessible through your online studio center. Please review and ensure entries are in the proper categories, performance levels and age divisions. Once the final schedule is completed, the ability to make changes and/or corrections is considerably limited, if not impossible. If changes are requested once the final schedule has been released, a $5 change fee will be assessed. This fee must be paid by credit card at the time the change(s) is made. All changes must be submitted in writing via email.
*When possible, every Regional schedule is based on the breakdown of entries by division level and type (solo, duet/trio, groups, lines, and productions) for that particular city. Dancer must be ready to perform 1 hour before their scheduled time.
*Performers must compete on the designated day, time, and in scheduled order, unless a schedule change has been pre-arranged with the Fusion office. Routines that compete outside of their scheduled day, time, or order will be eligible for adjudication only.
*A final schedule will be available via the online studio center to each studio 3 days (or before if available) prior to the first day of competition.
*Critiques are provided in the form of videos with an overall report providing a Judges score for each routine. The video critiques and score sheets will be available online via each studios DCG registration account in a timely manner following the conclusion of the competition.
*The placement and removal of props, mats, etc., must be completed within 1 minute. No form of liquid, gel, glitter or other substance may be used that would affect the dancing surface. No items may be thrown or shot off the front of the stage. Props should not be built backstage (see Stage manager for accommodations). Performers cannot stand above 66 on the prop. Props which exceed 106 in height cannot be guaranteed to fit on stage. Fusion will not supply power.
*Coaching of performers from the wings is prohibited.
*Good sportsmanship is expected from performers, students, parents and the general audience at all times. Horns, whistles and other noisemakers are not allowed in the theatre. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in point deduction and/or disqualification. Fusion reserves the right to eject from the premises any spectator or participant deemed to be acting in an inappropriate or disruptive manner.
Food & Beverage
*Unless permission is posted by the theatre, no food or drinks are to be brought into the auditorium, dressing or backstage areas.
*This is a family event, sexually explicit dance or music will not be tolerated.
*Soloists may compete in up to three solos. Only the highest scoring solo will appear in the top overall scores. There is no limit to the number of group entries a studio may perform. However, if a studio enters a group routine containing the same performers in the same category, only the highest scoring routine will appear in the top scores. All routines will be adjudicated.
*Except for technical difficulties on the part of Fusion, re-performance of any routine will be adjudicated only.
Video & Photography
*For the safety of the performers, no video cameras or photo/still cameras will be allowed during performances. Fusion contracts the services of a photographer and/or videographer as a convenience to parents, teachers and studio directors. The use of any type of camera or video camera during the competition may result in point deductions or disqualification of a routine or studio in overalls. Please inform parents of this rule to avoid conflicts. You may use flash photography and video cameras during the awards ceremony only.
*All registered contestants grant permission to Fusion and its representatives to publish their photos/videos on local or national television, promo videos, marketing material, the internet or any other visual media as deemed fit by Fusion in an effort to promote its competitions and/or conventions.
*All photography/videos taken by Fusion Productions and/or any independent representative commissioned by Fusion become the property of Fusion. Fusion reserves the right to sell said photography/videos at competition events and online for purchase on DVD, USB or by download.
*Fusion, its staff, the hotel, theatre or site of the competition will not be responsible for any accident or injury that may occur to anyone participating or attending these events. Choosing to compete in a dance competition assumes inherent risks including but not limited to sprains, bruises, pulled and sore muscles and broken bones. In addition, Fusion cannot be held responsible for unforeseen flaws in theatre stages that may inadvertently lead to the causing of an accident. Participants and Spectators agree not to hold Fusion Dance Competition, LLC, its officers or staff responsible for injuries, illnesses or damages sustained while participating in any activity related to a Fusion Dance Competition, LLC event. It is the responsibility of the dance teacher and or person in charge of the participating entries to educate them and other attendees from their studio as to these rules and policies.
*Fusion reserves the right, when necessary, to relocate a competition site and/or make changes to competition days/times. Fusion reserves the right to cancel any event due to lack of registration, weather, or other unforeseen circumstance.
*Each studio must have on file with Fusion, a Parental Waiver Form. This form may be obtained from our website on the Registration Page as well as directly from your studio center with Dance Comp Genie. Forms should be submitted no later than the opening of the competition at the merchandise table. This form will remain active for each competition year.
Privacy and Security Policy
*We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. As part of the registration process with Fusion National Dance Competition, we may collect information when you register through our website. We will never sell, give away or share this information with anyone. Our Registration Process is through DanceComp Genie, Inchol Solutions. FusionNDC is required to purchase an SSL Certificate each and every year as part of the requirement for secure online transactions. Your payment and personal information are always safe. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address so that it cannot be read over the internet.
*All performers and attendees consent to the use of photos and videos for marketing and advertising purposes including but not limited to print, web and other media outlets.