What birthdate do you use to enter your regional competition?
At STAR SYSTEMS™ you use the date you are the day of the regional competition for both solos and groups.
What birthdate do you use to enter your national competition?
At STAR SYSTEMS™ for GROUPS, you enter the same age you were at REGIONALS. However, for solos you use the age you are as of April 1st. In other words, if you entered as a 12 year old solo on a March 29 competition, but turned 13 on April 5th, you would enter your solo as a 12 year old.
Many competitions use a January 1st birthdate for solos, why don’t you?
Yes, if you are 12 on January 1st and have your birthday January 28 and compete February 3, you are almost 13 and a half by the time Nationals gets here, but still competing in the 12 year old division, because that was your age as of January 1st, not quite very fair to the TRULY 12 year old dancers.
What are the different ways you accept music at your competitions?
We accept music on cassette tapes, CD’S and iPods. We have been allowing the use of CD’S and iPods for several years now. We send you labels, to use, however if using an iPod if you provide a list to us, where to locate the music, there is no need for labels. If you have 10 or more routines we accept your CD’s in a case, use them one at a time and replace them back in the case, so that our announcer has control over your music at all times. You may also bring your iPod to the table as long as it is labeled with your studio name.
Some competitions are “downloading” music,why doesn’t STAR SYSTEMS™?
We do not download music, because many times teachers have spent a lot of money on their cuts, and sometimes go back and use the music in later years. By downloading, you take a high risk of someone else getting a copy of your music at any time, and there is of course always the chance of a computer crashing with all your competition music on it as well.
What about live feed, or online streaming, why don’t you provide that service?
Once again, coming from a former dance teachers perspective, I would not want my choreography (especially TOP SCORING) choreography online for everyone to see, it is each teacher’s individual creation right down to the design of the costume many times. Yes, watching from the audience a teacher could sketch a costume, and get a general idea of the number, but not totally copy it. Our first encounter that this truly happens is a few weeks ago two numbers were performed at a regional that were in some places the EXACT copy of the original choreography. These two routines were currently being shown online.
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