• All entries and full payment of fees must be received prior to the competition date.

  • It is agreed upon entering Masters Dance Awards that all participants, including parents, teachers and spectators, will not hold Masters Of Choreography or directors, employees, or facilities liable for injury sustained, illness, or lost property while in attendance and/or participating in any activity related to the event.

  • The use of flash photography, professional cameras and filming devices, are strictly prohibited during the competition.

  • Harassment and unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification and eviction off the competition premises. 

  • Masters Of Choreography reserves the right to disqualify any competitor for any action not in accordance with any of the rules of the Masters Dance Awards.

  • There are capped numbers for this event in each genre and in each age category.

  • Masters of Choreography reserve the right to cancel any Masters Dance Awards competition.

  • If in the event of a cancellation, all entrants will receive a full refund.

  • This is a drug and alcohol-free event.



  • Masters Dance Awards runs ‘average age’ categories.

  • The age of the entrants is taken from the 1st of January 2020.

  • A minimum of 75% of the competing team must be within the age category they are competing in or younger.

  • The team can only have a maximum of 25% which can be older. However, they can only be older up to the next age category. Example: -if you had 12 dancers in your under 14 team, 9 dancers would have to be 14 years of age or under with 3 dancers that could be older (15 or 16,). THEY WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE DANCERS OVER THE AGE OF 17 as they would be ahead by two (2) age categories.

  • Proof of age must be presented upon request. The Masters Of Choreography committee reserve the right to withhold any medals or trophies until ID has been sighted.




  • Troupes/teams/crews music must be a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of four (4) minutes.

  • Troupes/teams/crews must comply strictly with the time limits stated.  They will not be judged if music has gone over the time limit and they will become accountable for disqualification for any breach of this rule.

  • ALL music must be submitted prior to the event and emailed to

  • Masters Dance Awards excepts MP3 & MP4 formats.

  • Please ensure that music choices are suitable for family audiences.

  • The music being used cannot have swearing or inappropriate language.

  • You must bring a copy of your music on USB to the event with you.

  • All music will be played by our competition DJ, on a professional audio system.

  • In the event of faulty music, the team/crew can have one more attempt to perform with a back-up copy of music at the end of the section.




  • Concept and costuming is left to the discretion of the team/crew entering based on their own interpretation of their piece.

  • Costuming should conform to acceptable standards of morality and good conduct.

  • Choreography, music, costumes, and props should be consistent with the concept of the chosen theme.

  • Props are permitted providing they are not dangerous.

  • The transportation, set-up and removal of props are the sole responsibility of the team/crew using them.

  • If you are utilising props in your choreography, please make sure your performers in the competition area can remove them immediately after use.

  • Sharp objects like actual knives and spears, intoxicating fumes, oil, and inflammable materials cannot be used as props in order to adhere to Health & Safety guidelines and to avoid accidents during the performance. Violation of this provision shall mean disqualification of the group.



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