Solo Competition Rules
- All genres of dance are welcome
- Performances should be no longer than 3m 30s
- Our usual judging criteria will apply
- Costume is not required – and will not play any role in the judging.
- There are competitions for Primary, KS3 and KS4/5
- There is a maximum number of entries from a school of 5 per key stage.
- £10 entry fee (per piece). If your school uses purchase order numbers, we expect you to supply (on entry).
- Indicate the region you are located in when entering.
- When videoing, please try to have a shot where judges can see the entire group including feet.
- The video should be of a complete performance – not multiple dances edited together.
- The entry needs to be a new piece rather than something entered previously or performed for a school function in years past.
How to enter
The Great Big Dance Off
Virtual Solo Competition
We are sure you will agree that the last couple of years have been an extraordinary time for everyone. We enjoyed seeing how you shared messages of encouragement and support and were delighted to see so many fantastic entries for the solo and group virtual competitions.
Following the success of the virtual competitions, we will continue with the solo competition in 2023/24 and are so excited to be able to get back to the live competitions for group performances. Most of our ‘usual’ rules will be the same for the virtual solo competition, and schools are welcome to enter a maximum of 5 pieces per Key Stage – but individual pupils can feature in a maximum of 2 dances.
- The initial entry must be registered using the below form by Friday 24th November 2023. Ideally we would like the registration as early as possible.
- Following this, you will receive a confirmation email with video submission information.
- Upon completion of this, all entries will be assigned their own participant number.
- The video deadline is Friday 1st December 2023.
- Videos should not include graphics, titles or other identifiers with pupil or school name. All we will need is the participant number.
- The videos will only be seen by us and the judges and not used on any website / social media etc.
- Entries must come via the school.