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Manchester Challenge Day Rules

 KIngfisher Events Dance Competitions rules

  • Entrant’s section is determined by age at date of competition

    • Baby:                   5 & under

    • Junior:                 age 6 – 9

    • Intermediate:      age 10-13

    • Senior:                 age 14-18

  • Age bands for duets, trios and groups, to be determined by the oldest member of the group 


  • ALL dancers should have proof of age with them on the day and we will be doing spot checks. If you cannot prove your age you or your troupe will be disqualified from the competition. Proof is via passport or TDCI card or similar. Photograph ID only accepted.

  • Troupes should have a minimum of 6 dancers.

  • Organiser’s reserve the right to amalgamate sections if low number of entrants warrants this action

  • Entrants to arrive and be ready 30 minutes before time of section. Competitions will not be held up for late arrivals.

  • Adjudicator’s decision is final.

  • Trophies are the property of the winner.

  • No Competitor can re-dance through lapse of memory except in Baby sections

  • Dancing out of section is not permitted

  • Competitors can only dance once in each section (with the exception of duets, trios and group dances)

  • Vocals are allowed on music except in the song section of song and dance routines.

  • Spaces are limited so entry will be given on a first come first served basis.


  • Time limits:

  • Baby, Junior – 1 ½ minutes, an extra half minute is allowed for song & dance

  • Intermediate and Senior – 2 minutes, an extra half minute is allowed for song & dance

  • Duets & trios – 2 ½ minutes, an extra half minute is allowed for song & dance

  • Groups – 6 minutes


  • Music should be on cd or USB (MP3) to be handed in when you arrive. Each entry on a separate cd / usb please.

  • Spectator fee is £5 for the day. This is paid when you arrive.

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