Terms and Conditions of the 11th Singapore Open Dance Championship


    1. Competitors competing on 16th of December are entitled to free entry to the Ballroom.
    2. Competitors not competing on the 17th of December are required to purchase Dinner Tickets/ Standing Tickets for evening admission.
    1. The Championship Organizer reserves the right to change and/or cancel any event without prior notice.
    2. The Championship Organizer reserves the right to amend any terms and conditions should it deem necessary at its own discretion without prior notice.
    3. The Championship Organizer reserves the right to refuse entry into the Championship of any Competitor or Spectator who has demonstrated uncivil or unacceptable behavior towards theChampionship Organizer, its representatives, guests, employees and/or other competitors/spectators in previous championships, and/or any encounters leading up the 2023 Championships.
    4. In the Teacher/Student event, the teacher can only be an Amateur teacher.
    5. The Championship Organizer reserves the right to refuse entries with unknown status.
    6. All entries are subjected to the organizer’s approval. Any change in entries must be communicated to the organizers in writing, and must be approved and confirmed by the organizer,minimum 14 days prior to the competition. Example: Change of partners, etc.
    7. No change of partner is allowed in the same event.
    8. All entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable at any stage.
    9. All competitors must be present for their events on time. Latecomers will be disqualified.
    10. Adult-event competitors must be 16 years old and above. Junior and Juvenile competitors may not enter the Amateur Open/Closed AP, Adult Pre-Amateur Open, Adult Novice A & B, Adult Beginner One Dance, Adult Solo and Professional events.
    11. Strict compliance with the age requirements of the following categories will be followed:
      • Senior Over 35: Male & female dancers must both be 35 or above. • Combined age 70: Male & Female dancers together age must be 70 or above.
      • Senior Over 45: Male dancers must be 45 or above and female dancers must be 35 or above. • Combined age 90: Male & Female dancers together age must be 90 or above.
      • Senior Over 55: Male dancers must be 55 or above and female dancers must be 45 or above.
    12. For Youth, Junior & Juvenile events, age limits are taken as of the 2023 calendar year, regardless of whether the competitor’s birthday has passed.
    13. The judges’ decisions shall be final. The Championship Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any competitor attempting to challenge the judges’ decisions.
    14. In the event of any question or matter arising out of any point which is not expressively provided for in the rules, the Championship Organizer and its representatives shall exercise its authorityat its own discretion. The Championship Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any competitor attempting to challenge the Championship Organizer and its representatives’ authority.
    15. Unauthorized videotaping in any form is not allowed. Competitors or guests who wish to record the competition with any form of recording devices, including mobile phones, must purchase anofficial sticker/tag for S$50 from the Organizer.
    16. The Professional Closed Asia Pacific and Amateur Closed Asia Pacific events are open to competitors from South-East Asia countries, China, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Australia etc.
    17. The Organizer will not be held liable and/or accept any liabilities, claims for injuries, damages or losses suffered by any competitors.
    18. The Organizer will not be held liable and/or accept any claims for financial or material benefits in connection with publicity of the Championship.
    19. Multiple entries will be charged in accordance with the fees from each category.
    20. Tailcoats are not allowed in the Beginner event. Beginner competitors must dance basic figures only.
    21. Late entries submitted after 8 November 2023 will be for reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Championship Organizer, and a late fee of S$60 per entry shall apply.Overseas competitors, who compete in the Professional Open/Amateur Open, if accepted, will not be entitled to any provision of accommodation (if otherwise eligible).
    22. To protect the interests of the competition, organizers and future competitors, competitors receiving the complimentary accommodation MUST COMPLETE the competition and respective eventsfor this term to be valid. Any “no-shows” due to the breaking of partnership and/or unforeseen circumstances will disqualify the competitor(s) from redeeming their complimentary

      accommodation, and the registered competitors will be billed accordingly.

    23. All registration and entry fees must be fully and successfully paid within 7 days of the date of entry being made. Any entries that have not been fully and successfully paid within 7 days of theentry being made will be automatically rendered null and void. Entries will only be confirmed upon proof of full and successful payment being made.
    24. Registration and entry fees are strictly non-refundable, regardless of the nature of the unforeseen circumstances as each registration carries its own administrative, logistics and coordinationarrangements.
    25. Registered competitors must compete – competition entries must not be used as spectatorship day-entry tickets. Disciplinary actions will be taken against any competitors found flouting this rule,including but not limited to bans from future events/championships, and a report being made against the competitor’s regulatory/professional dance authority.
    26. The competition and organizers seek to ensure a professional and enjoyable competition for all stakeholders. Any competitors who encounter any unforeseen circumstance must communicatetheir challenges to the organizers as early as possible. Each request will be assessed individually. The organizer reserves the right to its final decision at its sole discretion.
    1. All competitors will be issued with number tag(s) for their respective events.
    2. Each issued registered number tag comes with a refundable security deposit of S$10 each and MUST be given upon registration.
    3. Issued number tags must be returned by the end of the competition at 2230hours, 17 December 2023, Sunday to the Number Tag Officer. Failure to do so will result in the security deposit beingforfeited. No delayed returns or delayed security deposit refunds will be entertained.