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Dance Festival for a Cause

Rules and Regulations

Deadlines for Early Registration:

December 28, 2023 

A schedule will be sent to participating groups 15 days prior to the festival. 

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

Entry Fees are non-refundable.

Master Classes: 

Master classes are planned on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 12 pm. The cost is $25 per class. 

Master Class registration will stay open until classes fill. 

Be Safe  

Any performer competing in dance Festivals 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.

Festival Divisions: 

Solos, Duets-Trios, Groups

Festival Levels: 

Junior, Teen, Senior, Professional, Recreational

Age Categories:

Junior: 11 and under

Teen: 12-15

Senior: 16+

Professional: 19+ (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. 


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 costumes are family-friendly and appropriate.  



Please contact Artistic Director Sara Rohs at 

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