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Star Central Dance Tournament
STATUS BAR:
CONTEST CLOSED  The contest deadline has passed. Files and Uploads are locked.
INFORMATION:
Contest Start Date: Thursday December 22, 2016 12:00 AM
Contest Deadline: CONTEST CLOSED
Days Left: 0
Max Entries Per-Person: 1
Submit questions to: info@omniexpo.com
ACCEPTED FILE TYPES:
  • avi
  • mp4
  • mpeg
  • mpg
  • wmv
How do I enter?
  • Register for an OMNI FANDOM EXPO account or log into your account if you already have one.
  • After you have logged in, go to the "Contests" section. 
  • Select "Star Central Dance Tournament
  • Click on "Submit Entry
  • Fill out the form completely. 
  • Hit "Submit" and wait until the file has fully uploaded. 
  • You may now preview, edit or delete your file from this area
Description:


Star Central Dance Tournament

Ready to show off your moves on stage and prove to everyone that your group has what it takes to be name top dancers? Can you go head to head against other teams in dance off battles, tournament style? Can you Pop, Jazz, Swing, and Break dance your way to the top? Do you have what it takes to impress the judges and the audience with your routine?

The Star Central Dance Tournament is a fun tournament style competition where teams can show off their dance skills on stage. Whether it’s imitating a dance or making up your own routine, they dance to prove why they should be in the number one spot in this tournament and call themselves the Champions.
Contest Rules:
When and Where (Subject to Change):
•    Stage Presentation: Main Events: Friday - 4pm

What's Required to Enter: 
All contestants / creators / models MUST have a current Omni Fandom Expo Badge (VIP Pass, Weekend Pass, Day Pass for the day of the contest, etc.), and must have their sign up form filled out. 

Who may enter:
Anyone EXCEPT Omni Fandom Expo owners, core staff, family members of owners / staff, Sponsored Cosplay Guests, Judges, significant others of judges, or owners and family members of affiliated partners may enter (if you are not sure this applies to you, ask before you submit an entry).

How many people can be on a Team:
Teams are made up of one (1) to six (6) people. No more. No less. No excpetions.

How to Enter: 
Signups will be conducted online. You will upload a video of you or your team performing and provide all the information asked in the form. From there they will contact you and inform you if you have been accepted to participate. 

Pre-judging and Judging:  
The first wave of judging will be conducted by the Contest Coordinator and selected staff members based on your demo video you send in. If you are accepted you will be entered into the tournament and be judged during your different performances per round. This is a tournament-based competition so it is elimination-style judging. Meaning if you’re cut you don’t proceed to the next round. 

How to Enter / Upload:
  • Register for an Omni Fandom Expo account or log into your account if you already have one.
  • After you have logged in, go to the "Contests" section. 
  • Select "Star Central Dance Tournament " 
  • Click on "Submit Entry" 
  • Fill out the form completely. 
  • Leave as much information as you can in the comments. (ie: Who’s on your team, any special moves you plan to do, etc.)
  • Hit "Submit" and wait until the file has fully uploaded. 
  • You may now preview, edit or delete your file from this area
Demo Performance File Upload Criteria:
  • Your demo performance that you upload should showcase your talents and serve as pre-qualification into the tournament.
  • Please upload only ONE (1) video file of your demo performance.
  • Your demo video should be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes long.
  • You do not have to perform any song that you will enter into the final round.
  • You do not have to perform an entire song.
  • You do not have to demo all three songs you will choose if you make the final round.
Maximum amount of teams that will move on from the Preliminary Round: 
There will be a total amount of 8 teams accepted for the Final Dance competition. 

Finalists Entry: 
All finalists that are chosen to perform in the on stage tournament held at the con will be required to sign additional paperwork at Omni Fandom Expo. During this time the finalists entering the main competition will also submit their Songs / MP3’s. 

Finalists will provide Three (3) songs in MP3 format at the convention. You must have your Three (3) dance minimum MP3’s with you and will inform the Contest Coordinator the order of your routines / dances in the tournament. Once the order has been established, it will not be subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: Any team comprised of one to six people may be up against any other team made up of one to six people. We will not match you to the same number of people in another group. Example: a team of 2 might go up against a team of 6 or a team consisting of only one person against a group of 5.

Please go to the Contest Signup (location TBD) at the convention and fill out your forms and provide your music to the Contest Coordinator BEFORE the competition.

Filename Criteria (Only for On Stage Performances / Dances):
  • File must be MP3 format.
  • File must be on a USB Flash Drive. (Omni Fandom Expo will only copy your file and will not keep your Flash Drive).
  • File must be easily accessible in the root directory of the Flash Drive. Please do not bury your file in multiple directories.
  • Filename must follow the following format “Team Name_ Routine_Dance Order Number_ Song Name.
    • Example: ShootingStars_Skyhigh_Dance1_Stars.mp3
  • Filename MUST contain underscores (_) instead of spaces ( ). Again, DO NOT put spaces between words, use the underscore.
  • No special characters allowed (*&%!"', etc...).

RULES:

ON STAGE RULES:
  • Because this requires repeating: All content MUST comply with the Omni Fandom Expo General Guidelines, Code of Conduct, Prop / Weapon Policy, Orlando City ordinances, and The Florida Hotel & Conference Center guidelines. Nothing should exceed the PG-13 rating. This means no swearing, no depiction of sexual acts. Bleeps or other forms of censoring are acceptable.
  • TIME LIMIT: All performances may not exceed 3 minutes. The MC (Master of Ceremonies) or Contest Host narration/introduction will not count towards the performance time.
  • LANGUAGE: All language may not exceed a PG-13 Rating.
  • Microphones will not be provided on stage for contestants to use.
  • The use of GLITTER, flash powder, fake blood, fireworks, lasers, electrical flashes, smoke machines, silly string, or any other effect that may cause potential damage, by the entrant are PROHIBITED due to Fire Marshal and The Florida Hotel & Conference Center regulations. The use of any of them will / may cause immediate disqualification or removal from the convention. Please ask before you attempt to use any of these effects.
  • PLEASE BE AWARE THE FLORIDA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR FOG/SMOKE. Do not bring any costumes that may require this as an effect!
  • Do not throw any items into the audience (flyers, candy, silly string, etc..).
  • Do not leave debris on stage that cannot be quickly cleaned by stage hands in fewer than 10 seconds.
  • During your performance, interaction with the MC, Contest Host, Judges, or the audience is prohibited.
  • Contestants cannot be in more than one group. 
AWARDS:
TBD

Judging Criteria: 
  • On Stage Performance judging will happen on stage in front of the audience members and the panel of judges. 
  • Judges will judge based on how clean and solid your performance is. Also by crowd interaction and complication of your routine. 
  • Portrayal and Creativity are key factors while judging. 
  • If your group chooses to do a dance based on a preexisting routine the judges will also judge on accuracy / portrayal. 

FAQs: 

I want more / less people on my team!
Well, you can't have zero people and our max limit is 6. Sorry.

Can I use a microphone during my performance?
No, contestants WILL NOT be given microphones on stage. This is a DANCE competition.

I have a cosplay I want to dance in. Is this ok?!
This is perfectly acceptable but please keep in mind that you should practice your performance beforehand in costume to make sure that you can perform without complication. Let’s be real… You don’t want to dance in something restricting or bulky… and if you can’t dance in heels, switch to flats. 

I have an element of my costume that is removed during performance. Is this allowed?
As long as the costume underneath this element that’s removed still falls under the Omni Fandom Expo and The Florida Hotel & Conference Center rules and guidelines and is not hazardous to anyone else on stage. YOU MAY NOT discard it toward or into the audience. 

I want to change costumes between rounds. Is that allowed?
You may change costumes if you like; however, if you are still in the process of changing when your name is called for the round and you are not there, you will be subject to disqualification.

I want to dance to a song that has rated R language. Is that ok?
We're sorry, but all songs and performances must be within a PG-13 rating.

Can I choreograph rated R dance moves?
Again, we're sorry, but all songs and performances must be within a PG-13 rating.

Can I do a burlesque style dance with suggestive / erotic moves?
No. This is not that type of dance competition. You will be disqualified.

I really want to do a special effect but it involves silly string or better yet, GLITTER!
Silly string and glitter have been completely outlawed at Omni Fandom Expo by the governing laws of the Time and Space anomalies commission. It has been found that using such items may completely damage the time space continuum surrounding you and will result in your ejection of the Omni Fandom Expo localized timestream. In other words... NO! DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT USING THEM!

I am going to totally ignore the rules and do something incredibly cool like, use a rated R song, do rated R dance moves, throw glitter, shoot fire during my performance, or some other crazy thing that I think is super cool but the convention won't let me do it normally! It's an AWESOME surprise and the audience will love it, so I am not telling anyone including the Judges or the Contest Coordinator. Everyone will think it's so AWESOME that I will be forgiven and just win automatically!
While that might sound really AWESOME, and your routine might be really AWESOME, this idea could get you AWESOMELY DISQUALIFIED and then possibly (depending on what you did) AWESOMELY EJECTED from the convention. We aren't even going to talk about how AWESOME the rules of Orlando City Ordinances are or how AWESOME getting arrested for breaking them are. Sooooo... don't...

My entry / dance was rejected in preliminaries. What do I do now?
We are sorry, but all decisions are final. You may re-enter until the deadline.

Can I modify my entry form after I turn it in?
No, you cannot normally modify your entries at the convention once they are turned in. You must speak to the Contest Coordinator directly and explain why it needs to be modified. Any such modification is up to the sole discretion of the Contest Coordinator.

What if I have large, props, and set pieces for my dance?
If approved, special arrangements for loading and unloading can be made for these items. Please consult with the Contest Coordinator ahead of time about your needs and if they will be allowed.

My team was better than everyone else and EVERYONE knows it! The competition is RIGGED and the entire internet will know of this!
Our competitions are judged fairly. Please remember that being a good winner also means being able to be a good loser. Not everyone can win. Please don't ruin someone else's day just because you can't accept someone else won. If you didn't win, please congratulate the winners and be happy for them. They did their best also.
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