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Festival Guidelines

Hounslow Festival

23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st January 2021

Rosedale College, Wood End Green Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2SE

Schedule to be announced 

Please read carefully:

  1. Performers must provide their own music. A separate CD must be provided for each dance. CDs must have the dance on ONE TRACK with NO other tracks following. Clear labelling - name of competitor and style of dance on CD is essential. These must be handed in to the official in charge of music

  2. Performers must report to the official in charge of CDs on arrival or at least 30minutes before their class is due to start. Late-comers will be allowed to dance only if time permits at the discretion of the organiser and will be marked but not placed. 

  3. The festival organiser may start classes up to 30 minutes early if the festival is running early. Therefore, please arrive prepared to dance 30 minutes earlier than planned. 

  4. The Adjudicator will award marks out of 100 for each performance. The Adjudicator’s decision is final no discussion or correspondence will be entered into..

  5. In the Stage Dancing section certificates will only be provided upon request.

  6. A medal will be awarded to each winner of Solo and Duet Classes provided that the winner obtains a minimum of 84 marks. 

  7. Awards (cups, salvers etc.) will only be made to winners obtaining 84 marks or more, and will normally either be presented at the conclusion of the class in which they are gained, or at a suitable point as printed in the programme. All winners must sign for their Awards.

  8. MOBILE PHONES, VIDEO, FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, AND ELECTRONIC VISUAL AND AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES Mobile phones must be turned off during a session. No videos, flash photography, or recording by electronic and recording devices are permitted during a performance. This is to avoid disturbance to performers and also to comply with copyright regulations (permission from the ‘PRS for Music’ is required to make a video recording of a copyright work).


  10. On occasion, the local press may visit the Festival and take photos in relation to publicity of Hounslow Festival of Music, Speech & Dance. A resident photographer for the Festival may be in attendance, but not always. On these occasions photographs will be taken of any performer on stage. If any entrant, wishes not to be photographed, they should state so at the time of submitting their entry and then again upon arrival at the Festival. This should be notified to the table accepting dance music immediately and before their performance on stage. If press photographers should be invited to take photographs, competitors will be advised and given the opportunity not to participate.

    Entrance to a festival session is free to performers who are performing at that session and their accompanists. For all other audience members please see the published entrance fees on website.

  12. The stage and wings are out of bounds to all except authorised persons and entrants about to perform. Authorised persons include one parent per child who may accompany children under 7 years of age, and older performers for the sole purpose of wardrobe or props. 
  13. Due to Covid restrictions, please ensure hair and make up are done from home and use the changing rooms only for changing into a costume.

  14. Access to changing rooms is restricted to teachers and parents who need to help children with dressing.

  15. Anyone not in this category will be asked to leave the area. Family changing facilities are available for those children attending with male parents / carers in line with our safeguarding policy.

  16. Dressing Rooms must be kept tidy and respect must be given to the school property. Any possessions left in the dressing rooms are entirely at the owner’s risk

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