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Dance Festival for a Cause

Rules and Regulations

Be Safe  

Any performer competing in dance competitions takes certain inherent risks. These include, but are not limited to, sprains, bruises, pulled muscles, and broken bones. Participation in this Festival indicates the acceptance of such risks by performers. Therefore by virtue of entering this event, it is agreed that participants will not hold Madison Contemporary Dance liable for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted by them while in attendance and/or participating in any activity related to Dance Festival for a Cause hosted by Madison Contemporary Dance. 


Madison Contemporary Dance and the hosting facilities are not responsible for personal injury to any contestants or spectators or for lost or stolen property. Do not leave your property and valuables unattended in the event center, theater, or dressing rooms.


Entry Fees are non-refundable and non-creditable.

The last date to register is Jan 1, 2023. 


A $5 late fee per entry will be charged to the studio for entries received after the December 15th deadline.

A time schedule, preliminary schedule, and competition location confirmation will be sent to the studio 15 days prior to the festival. 

Adjudicator's video critiques will be emailed to studio owners/directors after the Festival. 

Competition Divisions: 

Solos, Duets-Trios, Groups

Competition Levels: 

Junior, Teen, Senior, Professional, Recreational

Age Categories:

Junior: 12 and under

Teen: 13-15

Senior: 16+

Professional: 18+ (graduated high school)

Recreational: All Ages


Adjudicating is for positive and constructive feedback for students and teachers. No awards will be given. 

Time Limits:

The time limits are 3:00 minutes for all Solos and Duet-Trios, 4:00 minutes for Groups, and 6:00 minutes for Large Groups, 10:00 minutes for Professional Groups. 

Master Classes: 

Master classes are planned on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 12 pm. The cost for dancers not participating in the performance is $25 per class.


When registering choose Convention, if you are registered to perform please use the promo code PERFORMER in the Studio Code box.  


Props are allowed. You are responsible for prop set up and take down after each piece.


Family Friendly & Appropriate:

Please make sure dance movements, music lyrics, and costuming are family-friendly and appropriate.  




Please contact Artistic Director Sara Rohs at 

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