Rules and Regulations:

 

IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE REGISTRATION DUE DATE IS JULY, 22 2018 Sunday 11:59 PM.

  • REGISTRATION PAGE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER DUE DATE.

  • ALL FINAL MUSIC WILL BE COLLECTED DURING THE INTIAL SCREENING (MORE INFORMATION WILL BE EMAIL)

  • Kids can only participate in one competition performance. Kids are not allowed to participate in more than one competition performance. 

  • In an effort to promote our culture and young talent we have decided to make performances by younger kids (12 and under) to offer them discounted price tickets for $5 / each. All adults, kids age 12+, managers, and choreographers will be charged full price for the tickets.

General Rules and Guidelines for Participants:

Talent Hunt competition at FIA, will be consisted of four Dance Categories:

  1. Indian Cinema Performance (Bollywood, Tollywood etc.)

  2. Classical

  3. Folk

  4. Miscellaneous art performances.

Note: Kids will receive their medals right after their performance

  1. Talent Hunt Competition is open to all ages as listed below:

    • Age Groups: 4-6

    • Age Groups: 7-9

    • Age Groups:10-13

    • Age Groups: Adults - 14-16 & above

  2. The time limit for each entry will be strictly enforced as specified below:

    • Group Dance – 3 - 5 minutes (Running over 5 minutes will impact your points)

    • Vocal Music – Maximum 3 minutes

    • Instrumental Music – Maximum 3 minutes

    • Any Other Talents – Maximum 4 minutes

  3. Music and application will have to be submitted to the cultural team prior to July 23, 2017. Failure to do so will result in performance being eliminated from the competition.

  4. Photocopies of proof of age for each of the participants will be asked for in case of inquiry or dispute. All photocopies of proof of age will be destroyed after the event.

    • Exception to rules listed above and below are that a Group can have up to 25% of the number of participants of ages +/- maximum 1 year than the limits specified above.

  5. Due to time constrains ALL the performances will be limited to Maximum 5 minutes.

  6. The Evaluation criteria listed below will be used by the judges. The judges panel consists of distinguished and qualified judges that will judge each item presented in the competition. Each judge will use following 8 evaluations to judge the items, the total score possible is 100.

    • Team Formation and timing. 20

    • Entry 10

    • Lyrics Selection / Appropriateness 10

    • Action / Expression 10

    • Innovation / Originality 10

    • Overall Impression 10

    • Exit 10

    • Choreography    10

    • Costume            10

    • TOTAL 100

Music Rules and Guidelines for Participants:

  1. All music songs are first come first basis

  2. No repeat songs will be allowed

  3. No remix of the songs, which is already approved for another performance

Dance Performances:

  1. Dance performances will be divided in 3 main categories:

    1. Classical Dance Category

    2. Folk Dance Category

    3. Indian Movies Music (Bollywood, Tollywood etc.), Western Dance Category

  2. Minimum 6 participants are required for performing in Group dance category. If you have less than 6 participants than you would not be allowed to perform at the event.

  3. Only one manager or choreographer will be allowed backstage per performance

  4. There will be a non-competition segment of performances open for ages 16 years and above.. If you would like to participate, please fill out the registration form as found here (link to the form).

  5. Only limited number of group will be allowed for adult performances.

  6. Minimum 6 participants is required in the adult group as well.

Miscellaneous Art Performances:

  1. Miscellaneous Art Performances consist of categories for competition as listed below:

    1. Vocal Music

    2. Instrumental Music

    3. Other talents

  2. Vocal, Instrumental music, and other talents can be performed as solo or group act.

  3. Maximum 16 participants allotted on stage.

  4. There will be a non-competition segment of performances open for ages 16 years and above. If you would like to participate, please ensure to fill that out in the registration.

Please do not hold FIA cultural team accountable if you are not accommodated after the given deadlines. Our purpose is to ensure everyone has a pleasant evening with little discrepancies. Be Flexible, Be Polite, and CO-OPERATE with the FIA Cultural team, we are here to assist you to ensure you and your family members have a pleasant experience.