Troupes entered into each section must bear a strong and obvious resemblance to the intended genre. We acknowledge that is is difficult to fit as much variety as we would like into a one day festival: as such, our adjudicator(s) have been informed to be understanding in this regard.
The festival will have a seated audience in the drama hall. All spectators must have paid the entry fee and at all times wear the event wrist band that will be provided upon payment at the door; Any spectator who cannot provide their wrist bank may be asked to leave the auditorium and purchase a band.
Spectators are to conduct themselves in a respectable manner at all times; we encourage all members of the audience to applaud every performance regardless of their affiliation; they are all someone’s child who have been brave enough to step onto a stage and perform, we intend to have you treat them as such.
Teachers, Performers and Parents are to conduct themselves in a respectable manner at all times. Midlands Dance Festival promotes good sportsmanship and appropriate etiquette from everybody at the festival.
Poor behaviour such as harsh or negative criticism, boasting or insulting, whether with intention to be heard or not, will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification.
We’re privileged to be hosted by the Ripley Academy, their theatre and sports building was newly built in July 2018. All performers and visitors are expected to treat the building and all of it’s facilities with the upmost care and respect.
There is to be no filming or photography under any circumstances.