Code of Ethics

Etiquette

  • conventional rules of manners
  • unwritten code forbidding unprofessional conduct

Competitions can be loads of fun and a good chance to practise performing on stage. But the experience can be spoilt by competitors’ poor behaviour and bad manners. Make it your priority to demonstrate great competition etiquette and increase the fun factor.

Here are some simple rules to follow.

  • Always be polite, courteous and a credit to your dance school.
  • Be encouraging of other competitors and never make fun of their performance.
  • Be a good sport and congratulate the winners. Remember to clap all competitors.
  • Be ready when called but don’t move into the wings until the contestant before you has finished competing.
  • Be quiet in the wings and stand well back. Remember, if you can see the audience, they can see you.
  • Cover your costume at all times if you are front of house.
  • The adjudicator’s decision is final. Remember they are trying to be fair to all competitors so no discussion with them is possible.
  • Try not to get disheartened if you don’t win. Try your very best, enjoy your performance and have fun.