2015 Title Competition Guidelines
ALL Official Sheer Talent LTD. Competition and Workshop forms, MUST be submitted using the Online Registration System, before June 15, 2015, for all 2015 National Events. Competition and Workshop forms must be inclusive at the time of submission. Registration will not be processed without valid payment. Entries received after June 15, 2015, will be assessed a late fee of 10% on all balances and risk not being listed in the program. No TBA. Please ensure accuracy of age & spelling of names and music.
FORMS OF PAYMENT
Payment must be made using the Online Checkout System. Registrations received via fax are payable by Credit Card (all payments must be in U.S. Funds). Sheer Talent LTD. reserves the right to approve all payment arrangements. All billing issues must be resolved prior to the competition. We accept Visa, MC, Discover & American Express. IMPORTANT: There will be a 6% service charge for any American Express transactions. Also, please note that a $50.00 fee will be applied towards returned checks due to insufficient funds, plus any other applicable bank fees.
ALL Competition & Workshop fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Any credits due will be solely issued by Sheer Dance LTD.
The Sheer Talent LTD. National Title Competition will be open exclusively to solo's, at all age levels of competition: Small Wonders, Junior, Pre-Teen, Teen and Senior. Any Teacher who enters a solo at a Regional Competition and scores in the Gold, Platinum or Titanium Range (282 to 300 points) will automatically become eligible to participate in one of the National Title Competition Finals.
A soloist may enter as many solo routines as desired at a Regional event ($150.00 solo fee per entry). Should a competition participant enter more than one (1) solo at a Regional event (for example: Tap solo, Lyrical solo and Ballet solo) only the highest scoring of the solos may be entered into the National Title Competition Finals.
At a Regional, no places will be awarded for Titles. Only an announcement of the solos, which score a Gold, Platinum or Titanium award, will be made. Each solo will be awarded a certificate and given a National Title entry form to attend the city of their choice.
The deadline for National Title Competition is June 15, 2015. There are no exceptions to this rule.
The Teacher of each entrant is not required to register for National Workshops in 2014. However, each National Title contestant must be represented by a designated chaperone.
Title participants must pay a Title fee of $150.00 plus the Workshop fee. All title participants, including Small Wonders, are required to participate in pageant rehearsals and perform at banquet.
Scholarship winners of workshops are not entitled to complimentary banquet ticket or lunch vouchers.
Participants (except Small Wonders) in each of the National Final cities will participate in Proficiency Classes one hour in length for Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Acrobatic. Students will be grouped into two age groups; (Junior/Pre-Teen) and (Teen/Senior). Each proficiency class is worth 10 points. The two highest scores from the four previous mentioned Proficiency Classes, will be counted along with their performance score. The total score a participants can receive from the three judges is 360 points.
Sheer Talent LTD. is in agreement that each national title winner represents the entire respective region.
There will be an orientation of all title participants, explaining proficiency classes, dance apparel, workshop classes, numbers to be worn, and to be informed that they will be observed in every dance class as well as judged on their behavior and etiquette. Exact date and time to be announced.
Title participants will wear the following for Workshop & Audition class:
Ladies: Black Leotard, Tan Tights & Shoes
Men: Black Jazz Pants or Tights, Black Shoes & White T-shirt
Title participants (including Small Wonders) will make themselves available for three (3) individual two-hour rehearsals to learn an Opening Production number to be performed at the opening of the National Banquet and Award Ceremony in the city of participation.
SHEER TALENT LTD’s CROWN COURT
Selection of the 2015 Overall Winners for Sheer Talent LTD.’s Crown Court will be determined by a panel of Judges who will adjudicate, all National Miss & Mr. in each age level, from each National city.