Entries Guidelines

We encourage you to register early to reserve your spot in our event. A non-refundable deposit is now required in order to register for any 2018 event. Entries and payment must be submitted 30 days prior to the competition date for Regional Competitions. Entries and payment must be submitted 45 days prior to the competition date for the International Finals Competition. Late fees will be enforced (please see below for further information). If the competition reaches its routine maximum prior to your studio submitting entries, you will be denied entry.

Names, ages and birth dates of all contestants must appear on the electronic entry form or it will not be accepted. Contestants will be responsible for producing proof of age should any questions arise. Failure to do so may result in disqualification and forfeiture of awards.

Scheduling requests are subject to a $45 per routine fee if a solo or duet/trio, and $100 per routine if it is a group of any size. No exceptions.

Scheduling requests and their associated routine’s entry fees are non-refundable. We do not accept scheduling requests for “Sold Out” events. Scheduling requests may mean that routines dance for adjudication only.

We are no longer accepting paper entries. All entries must be submitted online. Entries must be submitted 30 days prior to Regional Competitions, and 45 days prior to the International Finals Competition. In order to create the competition schedule, this deadline MUST be strictly enforced. Late fees will be enforced. Please call the Thunderstruck office if you need to submit entries after the deadline. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to the amount of performance time available. Please note: Studios’ entries must be paid for in full in order for any changes to be made after registration has been closed online by the studio. Fees due will equal registration entry total at time of studio closing registration online. No exceptions.

By registering and participating in a Thunderstruck event, you agree to allow us to send you emails regarding your entries, rules, schedules, and other Thunderstruck related things. Your email will never be sold to a third party.

ADDITIONAL FEE INFORMATION: If a competition sells out prior to the 30-day deadline, payment is due in full to secure your entries. Upon final payment for your routines (30 & 45 days prior to the event date), you will receive confirmation of your entries for review. Immediately review carefully, ensuring that you have entered all routines in the proper division and category to avoid change fees. Each studio that has completed registration by the 30-day deadline, is allowed one round of complementary changes up to 7 days after submitting their completed registration.

Changes made from after the 30-day deadline to 15 days prior to the event date or for studios registering past the 30-day deadline, are subject to a $15 late fee per change/newly registered routine. Late fees are automatically assessed to accounts after the 30-day deadline for registrations has passed. All changes made 14 days to 6 days prior to the event are subject to a $25 late fee per change/newly registered routine. Changes/newly registered routines made 5 days prior to the event, or at the competition, are subject to a $50 late fee per change/newly registered routine. Changes/late fees must be paid by credit card at the time the change(s) is made. No changes will be made without the Directors approval.

There will be a $40.00 service charge for all checks returned from the bank. If the bank has returned a check, all future entries or purchases must be made by money order or cashier’s check. All entries must be paid in full before the competition for the contestant to be allowed to perform. If payment is received late (14 days or less before the event), you must pay your entry fees and late charges with a credit card, money order, or cashier’s check. No exceptions.

Competition Format

Thunderstruck does not have a general schedule format that we follow at our Regional Competitions. Every regional schedule is set up based on the breakdown of entries. The schedule is set up to best accommodate the competition and to utilize time in the most efficient way possible. This would not be possible if we followed a pre-determined format. Events will not be scheduled to perform earlier than 7:00AM on any day. Every effort will be made to schedule the last entry to perform no later than 10:00PM on Sunday nights.

Please Note:

Thunderstruck usually runs on or ahead of schedule. We recommend all performers be prepared at least 2 hours before your scheduled time. Please be prepared to perform when scheduled. Legitimate costume change issues of less than four routines will be accommodated. In the interest of running on time, Thunderstruck reserves the right to modify the schedule. The wrongful holding of numbers may result in disqualification. If you are rehearsing your routines when you are supposed to be on stage performing, Thunderstruck reserves the right to withhold the routine from overalls or may lead to a point deduction.

Refund Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable but are transferable if the contestant or Studio wish to apply it to another competition within the same competitive season upon Thunderstruck’s approval. In the circumstance of individual dancer injury, Thunderstruck will provide a 50% credit for the dancer’s non-competed routines to the Studio. Studio must submit a letter listing the competitor’s affected routines. A medical certificate or doctor’s note must also be provided. Credit notes are valid for one year and can be used by the studio for future entry fees or merchandise. With no exceptions, there are no refunds for entries that fail to perform at the competition. Entry fees are non transferable to other dancers.

Locations and Cancellations

Thunderstruck reserves the right to add additional competition days or move the competition location due to unforeseen circumstances. Any change in competition day’s and/or times is at the sole discretion of Thunderstruck and will be determined by the amount of time available at each regional competition. Thunderstruck reserves the right to cancel any competition due to weather, number of entries, or any other circumstance deemed necessary. Thunderstruck reserves the right to reschedule the competition due to inherent weather conditions.

Liability and Release

Any dancer participating in a Thunderstruck Dance Productions event is understood to recognize the risks inherent in dance and dance performances. Participation in this conventions/competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by contestants and their parents/guardians. Thunderstruck assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property loss at these events. Choreographers, teachers and performers automatically grant permission to Thunderstruck Dance Productions to use their photos for publicity purposes, including ads, television, videotaping and film broadcasting in connection with promotional campaigns. Thunderstruck Dance Productions will not be responsible for injury or loss of belongings. Thunderstruck Dance Productions reserves the right to disqualify any contestants infringing on the rules.

Any concerns or complaints must be received in writing to:

Thunderstruck Dance Productions
1181 S. Buffalo Dr. Suite 140
Las Vegas, NV United States of America 89117

We are always interested in improving and receiving feedback. Please sign all letters so that we have the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

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