Dear friends of R2B Mini Dance Competition, I am also wishing you a better, and happier, new year. We all are hoping that it will be.
Please download the "Release Form" and the "guidelines", above. All attending, including spectators, must sign.
Thank you for understanding and stay safe!
Sincerely, Janet LaCava ________________________________________________________________________________________ Here are our plans if the Pandemic is still an issue:
Possible studio block scheduling - Please note that studios with less than 10 entries, and independent entries, could be combined and scheduled together, but that is still to be determined. There will be time between each studio for us to sanitize for the next studio, if this is how I set up the schedule. I will inform you if we do this, again. Hopefully, I will be able to run scheduling as I have in the past, prior to the virus outbreak.
Limited spectators - We will follow each state’s restrictions and also consider our judge’s and staff’s best interests to determine a limit of people in a building/area at a given time. No more than one parent, or guardian, per dancer in the dressing room, and no children who are not performing. We kindly ask you to limit the number of friends and family who will attend as audience member. You can always share the competition with friends and family with your phone, tablet or videos.
Those in high-risk categories are not recommended to attend (including, but not limited to, those over the age of 65, those who are, or may be pregnant, and those with compromised immune systems.
Everyone MUST wear a mask, at all times, INCLUDING COVERING YOUR NOSE. It is not just for our safety, but yours, since vaccinations will stop you from dying from the virus, but you can still carry it and many cannot be vaccinated. If you or anyone you’ve been in contact with someone who has been exposed to Covid-19 or been in around an area that is high risk, within a 14-day window of the event, and/or you are feeling ill or are exhibiting symptoms, we ask you refrain from attending the event.
Children, who are not performing, or babies, must not attend.
Adjudicated awards (P, G, S, B) will be awarded for those acts, and any ordinals (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for any divisions that are done, throughout the day. Any overall awards will be presented at the end of the day.
To keep the competition on schedule, due to delays caused by costume changes and spacing between schools, only one judge will give a verbal critique, but they will all write their corrections on the score sheets.
There will be no food sales, this year. You are allowed to bring in your own food and drink. It is also suggested, but not required, that you bring your own trash bag for your food waste. Once done, you can close them and place in our trash bins.
We can suggest but cannot enforce, getting the Covid vaccinations. My personal staff, and myself, have been vaccinated.
Programs will be emailed and none will be printed. Everyone can print their own or use a digital copy on their phones, computers, or pads. We will have copies hanging in the dressing rooms.
Sanitizing wipes, and/or spray will be available to you, and you are asked to sanitize items with which you will have physical contact, but we suggest also bringing your own, also.
The bathroom near the stage area will be off-limits to everyone but the staff and those using the stage area to dress. The lobby bathroom and the downstairs’ bathrooms will be open.
All studios will be required to submit a waiver for everyone attending. A signature is required for all dancers, teaching staff, studio owners, and spectators, either by a parent/legal guardian, or themselves, if age 18 or older. The studio director will also be required to sign off on the form acknowledging that all signatures are accounted for. Please go to the website to download and print the waiver. Make sure all in attendance sign it and turn it in before, or on the competition date.
Judges WILL NOT deduct points from any performer on stage wearing masks, gloves or any other health and safety articles. Please have your students arrive in their first costume, with their hair and makeup ready.
Please limit the amount of people who handle or go near prop, that the dancers might touch, should be thoroughly disinfected.
Federal, state, and local mandates may change before the competition date. If so, you will be notified.
We thank you for your positivity as our team is working vigorously to maintain all CDC and government guidelines. Updates or specific changes to policy will be directly communicated with the studio owner prior to the event and updated on this document.