Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions 



  • Use of any props must be passed by us prior to the event.
  • Solo's must be no longer than 2 minutes. Song and dance solo's 2.5 minutes , Duets/Trios no longer than 2.5 minutes. Groups max 4minutes.
  • The running order of the day and the placing of your tracks will be the decision of ' So You want to dance'
  • All music must be uploaded onto our system 'dance bug' two weeks prior to the event, principles will be required to bring a backup copy to event.
  • The stage edges will be clearly marked please take into consideration the dimensions of the stage when choreographing your routines. Dimensions can be found on the Theatres website.
  • The safety of the children during the choreography is the teacher’s responsibility.
  • Children will be expected to be ready to go on stage at their allotted times. And need to arrive at least 1 hour before their section time.
  • Tracks will be played in their entirety please do not expect us to do late starts or fade Outs.
  • We have a professional sound and lighting technician unfortunately individual lighting requests may not be granted.
  • We do not take responsibility for any injuries incurred during the performance. Any Tricks/acrobatics must be well rehearsed and safe in the space. 
  • We do not take any responsibility for any loss or damages to personal goods and valuables.
  • Routines must be rehearsed and ready to run, on stage rehearsals will not be possible.
  • Due to the child protection act, personal photography and video filming on any device will not be permitted.
  • However, there will be a professional photographer at the event (Ivell Photography).
  • Medals, trophies, scholarships, and cash prize will be awarded on the day of event.
  • No smoking or chewing gum is permitted inside the theatre.
  • Please ensure all mobile phones are switched off during the performance.
  • Breach of any terms and conditions may result in disqualification.
  • It is your responsibility to check music is correct, no re-dances will be allowed due to your error, please clearly mark music.                                                                  
  • No refunds will be given for entrance fees once you have committed to the competition.
  • Please note; when entering via the software on the website, the system will be closed one month prior to event date. Any amendments to entries needed after this time will incur an administration fee of £5. All accounts must be finalised one month prior to event date. Once your account is finalised and the system is closed your entries have been registered and are entered into the event, no refunds will be given at this point. 
  • Children must be always accompanied and not left to roam freely around the Venue. It is the responsibility of the licensed chaperones, teachers and parents/carers to take care of their children during So you want to Dance events. 
  • All children must be always accounted for throughout the day. Children will be signed in at the SYWTD desk in the foyer and given a room allocation for changing. 
  • Each school will be given a pack which will include sign in/out sheets, accident and illness forms, record sheets and a copy of our BOPA.


All competitions are limited to non-professionals, professionals are those deriving their main means of lively hood from teaching or performing in the subject of competition, persons receiving an occasional fee will be deemed to be non-professional for the purpose of the competition.




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