Terms & Conditions

Our terms and conditions

Please carefully read the rules, terms and conditions of Supreme Dance Competitions as failure to comply could result in disqualification.

  • All rules will be interpreted and enforced in the spirit of fairness to all participants.
  • All decisions of the Judging Panel and Competition Director are final and cannot be contested.


  • Solo performers are not permitted to compete against themselves in the same age or performance category.
  • There is a limit of 2 solos and 2 duos/trios per dancer.
  • All entries must be submitted online through a dance school. 
  • Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to the amount of performance time available.
  • Entries will be classed as provisionally booked and will not be guaranteed until the invoice has been paid in full and confirmed by Supreme Dance Competition.
  • Changes can be made to routines up to two weeks before the competition. 
  • Dance schools must ensure dancers’ names, ages and routine titles are entered correctly prior to the closing date.

Spectator Information

  • The general public are welcome to all events. Entry into the competition is charged as follows:

Per Day:

  • Adult – £12
  • Child aged 5-16 & concessions – £7
  • Under 5s – free
  • Family – £30

Per Weekend:

  • Adult – £22
  • Child aged 5-16 & concessions – £12
  • Under 5s – free
  • Family – £60
  • Family tickets will allow 2 adults & 2 children into the auditorium together.
  • Cash or debit cards are accepted for the purchase of spectator wristbands.
  • Wristbands must be visible in order to gain entry into the auditorium.  Supreme Dance Competition reserve the right to ask spectators to show their wristbands on entry.
  • Although exact times cannot be fully guaranteed, Supreme Dance Competition aim to start no earlier than 8.30am and finish no later than 8pm.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the first dance of the day.
  • Once the competition commences, entry into the auditorium will only be permitted after each category or break in the running order.  Spectators are asked to be respectful and to not move around the auditorium during a dancer’s performance.
  • Supreme Dance Competition events can run ahead of schedule and this should be taken into consideration if spectators leave the auditorium or venue.  Dancers will not be permitted to re-dance should a member of their spectator group be absent from the auditorium during their performance.
  • All Supreme Dance Competition events are family friendly events and inappropriate, offensive or unsporting behaviour will not be tolerated. All teachers, dancers, chaperones and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner towards each other and Supreme Dance Competition /venue staff. Failure to comply could result in immediate exclusion and loss of privileges to participate in future Supreme Dance Competition events.

Photography & Video

  • Where possible, Supreme Dance Competition allows spectators/dance schools to film their dancer’s routines.  Please refrain from filming others without their prior consent.  If a spectator/dance teacher is asked to stop filming at a Supreme Dance Competition event, they must stop immediately.  Failure to comply could result in the individual being asked to leave the auditorium or be excluded from the competition.
  • Photography or filming with the use of professional equipment is strictly prohibited at all Supreme Dance Competition events.
  • All dancers grant permission for Supreme Dance Competition to use photography and videography of their performances for promotional purposes including advertising, publicity and posting on social media outlets.
  • Certain venues prohibit the use of ANY electronic device for photography and videography in their auditoriums, as well as in dressing rooms and public areas backstage. It is the responsibility of the dance school principal/teacher in charge to inform their students and parents of these rules when relevant.


  • Dancers competing take certain inherent risks when involved in any physical activity. Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by the performers. Therefore, upon registration to any Supreme Dance Competition event, it is agreed that participants will not hold Supreme Dance Competition, its Director or employees responsible for injuries that occur or illnesses that may be contracted during the competition event. 
  • Dancers take part at their own risk. Supreme Dance Competition and the hosting venue will not be held responsible for any injury that may be sustained during any of its competitions. Schools must ensure that all tricks and movements performed by their dancers are appropriate to each dancer’s ability.
  • Supreme Dance Competition and the hosting venue are not responsible for any kind of damage, loss or injury sustained by dancers or spectators, or their property, while attending any area of the venue premises.
  • Dance school principals/teachers in charge agree to adhere to the Release of Liability Clause which must be completed during the registration process, for every entry submitted.
  • Due to Supreme Dance Competition events being open to the public, Supreme Dance Competition encourages all attendees to:
    • supervise children at all times;
    • be responsible for personal belongings;
    • be aware of the surroundings of the venue and emergency exits;
    • inform a Supreme Dance Competition employee of any unsuitable or suspicious activity; and
    • stay safe and have fun while attending Supreme Dance Competition events!


  • All music must be submitted online to Supreme Dance Competition no later than 14 days prior to the event.  Failure to do so may result in the routine, or dancer, not being able to perform.
  • Music will not be accepted on the day of competition.
  • Supreme Dance Competition understand that routine music can run over.  Any music submitted that runs excessively over the allocated time will be returned and asked to be cut.
  • Dance schools should bring back up music to the competition in case of technical issues.  This should be on electronic devices such as an iPod, iPhone, iPad.
  • No additional sound equipment or microphones may be used or connected to the venue sound system.
  • Supreme Dance Competition provides up to 3 head mics for each dance.

Entry Prices

Solos – £25 per  dance

Duets – £15 per dancer

Trios – £15 per dancer

Group Dancers – £10 per dancer

Please note there are no extra charges for title awards.  All dancers taking part will be considered for these awards.

Routine Entries – Means of Payment

  • Deposit and balance payments for registered routines will only be accepted via bank transfer.  Cash will not be accepted.
  • All balances must be paid within 14 days of receipt of invoice.
  • Payments made after the deadline date will incur a late fee.  Dance schools will be charged an additional 20% of their final balance if payment is not made by the deadline date.  No entries will be processed without full payment.
  • No payments for entries will be accepted at the competition event.


  • ALL dancers are the sole responsibility of their dance school/studio.  Supreme Dance Competition is not responsible for any competitor.
  • ALL entrants under the age of 16 must be chaperoned by a dance school/studio nominated adult at any Supreme Dance Competition event. 
  • Each dance school is permitted 1 chaperone per number of 12 children.
  • All named chaperones must have their DBS or chaperones licence details registered with Supreme Dance Competition prior to a competition.
  • Dance school principals/persons in charge and chaperones must be responsible and accountable for the conduct of the children in their care throughout the competition.
  • Only those registered as a chaperone will be permitted backstage.
  • Please ensure chaperones display their chaperone licenses at all times during a Supreme Dance Competition and carry with them their DBS certificates which must be provided at the registration desk on the day of the competition.  Chaperones may also be asked to provide ID and proof of DBS certificates at any time during the competition.
  • Lanyards will be provided to those chaperones with licenses which are displayed on wallet sized cards to allow the licence to be on display during competitions held by Supreme Dance Competition.
  • Failure to provide proof of DBS/chaperones licences on the day of competition will result in the named person not being permitted backstage or in the changing areas.
  • Any changes to the chaperone list made on the day of the competition will need to be authorised by the dance principal/person in charge and approved by Supreme Dance Competition before the individual is permitted backstage.
  • Male chaperones are not permitted in the female changing areas at any time.  Specific changing areas, for male dancers only, will be provided at every competition.
  • Public areas will be available for those not permitted backstage to assist dancers with any form of costume change. Corridors and fire exits must not be blocked at any time during a competition in case of emergencies.


  • Any cancellation of entries made after the deadline will result in a loss of the deposit and full entry fee paid for that specific competition entry.
  • Any changes to dancers already registered in performances must be made prior to the competition. If a change occurs on the day of the competition, the Competition Director must be notified immediately.
  • Any changes to group sizes, age divisions and/or levels should be made prior to competing performances.
  • Supreme Dance Competition reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum number of acceptable entries.  Supreme Dance Competition also reserves the right to add additional competition days and/or move the competition location due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • In the event that Supreme Dance Competition are forced to cancel a competition due to a health pandemic or other unforeseen natural disaster/world emergency, all entry fees will be refunded. However there will be NO refunded entries during such emergencies should the required minimum number of acts be registered and Supreme Dance Competition is permitted to proceed with the event.

Competition Rules

  • Dancers are expected to perform in the order of the printed programme unless agreed by the Competition Director prior to the competition or if special permission is granted by the Competition Director for costume changes on the day of the competition.
  • Dancers are only permitted three acts for a costume change. Failure to comply may result in dancers being ineligible for overall high point awards. The only exception to this rule is if the Supreme Competition Director has pre-approved the delay.
  • Dancers must perform their entire act on the stage.
  • Performers may not enter or exit the stage from anywhere other than the wings.
  • Starting, dancing and/or ending a performance in the audience is not permitted.
  • Jumping off the front of the stage is not allowed.
  • Items thrown into the audience or items thrown from the audience are not permitted.
  • Running in front of the judges’ table or approaching the panel of judges is also not allowed.
  • Gifts must not be presented to the judges in conjunction with a performance.
  • Special stage or house lighting will not be provided for any performance.
  • At no time are teachers, parents or dancers allowed to practice, rehearse or meet on stage.

Age Categories

  • Age is determined by how your old you are on the day of the competition.
  • Duo/Trio and Group ages are determined by the average age of the dancers.
  • If a protest regarding age arises, all competitors must be prepared to present proof of age.
  • Entries will be divided as follows:

Age Groups

  • Each entry will be placed in one of the following age groups based on the average age of all competitors in the routine.
  • Average age should be calculated by adding up the age of each competitor (as of the first day of competition) and dividing by the total number of competitors in the routine

Age Group Age
Starlets 7 and under
Rising Stars 8-11
Shooting Stars 12-15
Shining Stars 16+


Every entry will be placed in one of the following categories:

  • Classical Ballet & Character Ballet
  • Contemporary & Lyrical
  • Modern & Jazz
  • Open & Acro
  • Song & Dance, Vocal & Musical Theatre
  • Street, Hip Hop & Commercial


  • Any original performance that fails to be completed will be scored but will be ineligible for overall high score award.
  • Any act that re-performs may be eligible for overall high score awards only if, during the original performance, the technical error was committed by the Supreme Dance Competition team or venue staff.
  • A schedule with the performance time of each act will be sent out to dance schools no later than one week prior to the competition.
  • Dancers in the first 10 scheduled acts should arrive ready to perform in full costume, hair and make-up. All other competing dancers must be ready to perform at least one hour prior to their scheduled performance time.
  • Should the competition run ahead of schedule, dancers will still be expected to perform in the order of the programme and be ready when they are called upon backstage.
  • Dance principals should make dancers and their respective spectators aware that Supreme Dance Competition events can sometimes run ahead of schedule.  Dancers will not be permitted to re-dance should a member of their spectator group be absent from the auditorium during their performance.
  • Entry into the auditorium will only be permitted after each category or break in the running order.  Spectators are asked to be respectful and to not move around the auditorium during a dancer’s performance.


Prop and Set Rules

  • Props are acceptable if they do not alter or damage the backdrop, wings or the surface of the venue stage floor and can be easily removed following the completion of the routine.
  • Point deductions may result if the stage is not completely cleaned in the time permitted and/or the stage is damaged and not able to be returned to its original condition prior to the performance.
  • For safety purposes, all props (freestanding or hand-held) are restricted to a maximum height of 15 feet.
  • Customised backdrops and special lighting may not be used.
  • Helium balloons are only allowed if they are weighted and if permitted by the contracted venue.
  • Supreme Dance Competition cannot guarantee that power outlets will be available for props that require electricity.  Battery-operated props are recommended.
  • Should the Competition Director or venue staff be concerned that the weight of a prop is a safety hazard, then dancers will not be permitted to use it.  Maximum weight limits for venue stages can be made available upon request.
  • If the backdrop, wings or stage floor is damaged when sliding props on or off the stage, the dance school principal will be responsible for its replacement.
  • Props cannot be stored at a Supreme Dance Competition venue overnight. They must be loaded in and out of the venue on the same day they are used.
  • Storing props in the wings or backstage corridors is not permitted. Props must not be left where they can be a potential health & safety hazard.
  • Supreme Dance Competition will not be responsible for props left unattended.
  • Any special requests for the assembling of props must be discussed with the Competition Director prior to competition day.
  • All props must be labelled with the dance school name for identification purposes.
  • For health and safety reasons, certain props are prohibited from being on the stage. A list of prohibited and acceptable props will be included in the information pack.

Prop Set Up Time Limits

  • All props, for a specific routine, must be in place within 30 seconds.  Props must also be removed, following a routine, within the same time limit.
  • If prop set-up/removal exceeds this time limit, performances will be subject to a 5 point deduction.

Competition Scoring

  • Supreme Dance Competition is judged by a panel of three resident judges and a guest judge at each competition.  Guest judges will be announced in advance but may be subject to change at short notice.
  • By entering and performing at Supreme Dance competitions, dancers agree that all decisions of the Judging Panel and Competition Director are final and cannot be contested.
  • Performers must also agree that the time, manner, and method of judging made at a competition is at the discretion of Supreme Dance Competition.
  • If a dance school principal/teacher in charge has any protests or complaints on the day, they must submit their complaint in writing to the Competition Director no later than 30 minutes prior to an awards segment and notify a member of Supreme Dance Competition staff a complaint has been submitted.
  • Score sheets with judge’s critiques will be available to dance school principal/teachers in charge on the day of the competition. These will be ready for collection at the registration desk following the awards.
  • Each performance will be evaluated on the following five judging elements:

    Technique – 30 points total

    Performance & Artistry – 30 points total

    Commitment & Characterisation – 10 points total

    Choreography & Trueness to Genre – 20 points total

    Costume & Styling – 10 points total

  • There is a maximum of 100 points per judge for a total of 400 points.
  • If a dance, costume, or music is deemed inappropriate for family viewing by the judging panel, it will be scored lower by judges and may not be eligible for overall high score award.
  • Ties will not be broken for the general competition awards, however all exact ties will be broken for overall high score awards by the Judging Panel.


  • Every dancer who performs at a Supreme Dance Competition event will receive a medal.
  • Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
  • All solo winners will receive a trophy and a medal.
  • Each duo, trio & group that place will receive one trophy per routine and an individual award medal for each dancer in the routine.

Special Awards available:

Supreme Technique

Supreme Potential

Supreme Triple Threat

Supreme Concept

Supreme Chaperone

Supreme Dance School

Supreme Choreography

Supreme Teacher

Supreme Performance

Supreme Costume

Supreme Musicality

Starlet Dancer

Rising Star Dancer

Shooting Star Dancer 

Shining Star Dancer

Highest Scoring Solo

Highest Scoring Duo/Trio

Highest Scoring Group

Judges Choice x3

Bird College Scholarships

  • Scholarships will be awarded to one or more outstanding soloist at Shooting Stars and Shining Stars level only.
  • Each scholarship winner will be invited to attend a Bird College Summer School programme free of charge.
  • Bird College Scholarships are non-transferrable and cannot be transferred to another dancer or be redeemed for cash.