Disclaimers (Regionals)

Safety

The safety of the dancers is paramount. A Backstage Manager, Roscoe Floor, and First Aid Kit will be at all BravO! events. The Roscoe Floor will be swept periodically and.or any time prips that cause debris are used.

Inappropriate Movements, Lyrics, & Costuming

Choreography, costuming, and/or the use of dance themes including but not limited to rape, suicide, murder, sex, domestic violence, anorexia/eating disorders, and dark undertones, chosen and/or presented to competition audiences with a lack of artistic discretion is considered inappropriate.

BravO! appreciates the art form, creativity, and desire to heighten world awareness of these themes through dance, but deems it inappropriate to present them to audiences that include children of every age. We recognize that this is extremely subjective and sensitive. We urge all studio owners, teachers, and parents, to keep performances thematically and choreographically appropriate. If dance movements, music lyrics, or costuming are deemed to be too suggestive or otherwise inappropriate for our family audience, the judges may score it lower. BravO! Directors and/or staff reserve the right to terminate a routine in the middle of the performance if requested by the panel of judges.

Inherent Risks

Any performer competing in a dance competition accepts certain inherent risks. These include, but are not limited to, sprains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, pulled muscles, and broken bones. Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by the performers and their parents/legal guardians. Therefore, by virtue of entering this event, it is agreed that participants will not hold BravO! National Dance & Talent Competition or its officers, directors, staff, or employees responsible for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted while in attendance and/or participating in any activity related to a BravO! Competition. Syncopated Inc., DBA BravO! National Dance & Talent Competition, and the hosting facility are not responsible for personal injury or property loss or damage to either contestant or spectators.

Media Release

Participants and teachers, by virtue of entering a BravO! Competition, give their permission and consent to the Directors of BravO! to use their images, likness, video footage, or photographs to appear on videos, television, or any other electronic media for advertising, news coverage, or other commercial use of our events.

Recording & Photography Restrictions

Video recording and photography of any kind is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Failure to comply with this rule may lead to disqualification or removal from the competition. We urge all studio owners, teachers, and parents to keep our performances photographically safe. Unfortunately, this rule has been put in place due to the possible prevalence of people of questionable nature and to protect the work of the dancers and choreographers. Cameras of any kind are not allowed in the dressing rooms. BravO! reserves the right to remove the media being used or those using it from the event. Failure to comply with these rules could result in the disqualification of dancer(s) and/or studio(s).

*Please feel free to take pictures and videos during our Awards Ceremonies!

General Disclaimers

BravO! reserves the right to cancel any competition due to weather, number of entries, or any other circumstance deemed necessary.

BravO! reserves the right to add additional competition days or move the competition location due to unforeseen circumstances.

Any change in competition days and/or times is at the sole discretion of BravO! and will be determined by the amount of time available at each regional competition.

Deductions may be made for routines that are not completed due to a dancer exiting the stage. If an uncompleted routine is allowed to attempt a second performance, it may not be eligible for Top Overall awards. This is to be determined by the judges and Competition Directors. Dancers above the Petite Level that walk off the stage and do not complete their routine will not be allowed to re-perform without the consent of the Competition Director.

Sportsmanlike behavior is expected at all times. Failure to display proper decorum could result in immediate disqualification.

Epileptics, asthmatics, and people with pacemakers should be advised that it is common for BravO! to use strobe light effects, laser effect, and water/glycerin based haze fluid throughout the entire competition.

BravO! makes every effort to align with reputable vendors (photographers, videographers, etc.) at all events. However, BravO! is not responsible for any unfulfilled orders resulting in a financial loss for the customer that may be caused as a direct result from the business practice of any of its vendors.

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