Rules

The Soloist

Please perform routines that display your strongest style.

Judges will not discriminate against any style.

  1. Routines must be a minimum of 1:30 (one minute and thirty seconds) and may not exceed 3:00 (three minutes).  Timing will begin with the first note of music.  Music may either be started upon your entrance or after the soloist has entered the floor.  Timing will end when the music stops.

  2. Music must be provided in a CD format.  You may also use an iPod, but bring a CD as a backup.  Each competitor should have a person designated to stop and start the music.  Your designated music person should report to the theatre’s sound system room when your solo is on deck.  You may also email your music to vspotsos@umich.edu no later than 12/1/2019.  You must still bring a back-up CD.

  3. All routines should be choreographed for family viewing (choreography, music content, and costuming must be appropriate).

  4. Competitors will follow all USASF Rules and Regulations. Visit http://www.usasf.net for a complete list of rules.  We will be using National Federation rules. A 5 point per judge penalty will be assess to any soloist violating any of the specific rules listed above.  Questions on illegal moves may be emailed to vspotsos@umich.edu.

  5. Coaches/Teachers are responsible for legally purchasing their own music.  Music must be purchased through iTunes or a licensed provider.  If anyone questions the validity of your music, please be prepared to show proof of purchase to the competition director.

ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM, WE WILL SEND YOU A SAMPLE SCORE SHEET.  TEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, YOU WILL RECEIVE A SCHEDULE A MEDICAL RELEASE FORM, AND DIRECTIONS TO THE COMPETITION.