Dance Competition Regulations

Thunderstruck Canada Dance Competition Regulations


Entries are processed in the order they are received and are limited to the amount of performance time available, so please enter early to avoid disappointment! Dancers may enter as many categories as they wish. All entries will receive complete adjudication package for each performance.

Names and birth dates of all performers must be correctly entered in your roster in our online registration system. This will be used to automatically calculate the correct age group for routines. Performers will be responsible for producing proof of age in the event it is challenged by a studio director. Failure to do so may result in disqualification and/or forfeiture of awards.


You can enter more than one solo, but you can not compete against yourself with two routines in the same Dance Styles. Each routine is adjudicated and receives a plaque, but only the top performance is considered for the Overall Awards. A dancer may dance solo's in a different performance division or dance up an age group to be eligible to place multiple solo's in Overall Awards.

Duo's & Trio's

Duo's & Trio's compete in the same category.


  • Late entries will be accepted if scheduling permits.
  • Entries will not be accepted at the competitions.
  • Please enter by the deadline date, which is 45 days prior to the competition start date unless otherwise posted.
  • Independent entries accepted at discretion of Thunderstruck Canada. There is a $25 admin fee for entrées with five (5) or less solos.
  • Thunderstruck Canada Dance Corporation reserves right to refuse and/or remove an entry.

There will be a $45.00 service charge for all cheques returned by the bank. If the bank has returned a cheque, all future entries or purchases must be made by money order, bank draft or certified cheque. If payment has not been received on a returned cheque by the competition date, dancers(s) will not be permitted to perform.

Dancers will not be permitted to dance without full payment prior to the competition. In the event of and NSF or other outstanding fee, interest will be charged at a rate of 1.5% per month (18.00% per annum) from date the competition started.

Late Changes

We provide a copy of registrations to studio's for review and it we strongly encourage studios to verify routine information, especially performance divisions so that any necessary changes can be made before the deadline. Registrations will remain open until 30 days prior, so you can make any adjustments. Email reminders will be sent to studios. We want you to get changes done before the deadline to avoid late change fees.

Late change requests need to be made by the studio director by submitting a ticket for a late change request. Teachers, parents, or dancers - please have your studio request any changes. We can not accept a change unless it comes from the authorised studio contact. Changes by phone or email will not be processed.

A late change is any change to routine information (excluding performance divisions) that occurs after registration is closed, which is 30 days from the competition start date and are subject to the following late change fee schedule, non-negotiable and must be paid before the routine can be performed.

  • For each change made less than 30 days prior to the competition start date - $10.00 fee.
  • For each change made less than 15 days prior to the competition start date - $15.00 fee.
  • For each change made less than 7 days prior to the competition start date - $25.00 fee.

Changes to performance divisions are extremely difficult once the schedule is completed and will be accepted at the sole discretion of Thunderstruck Canada.The following fees apply:

  • For a Performance Division Change after the deadline but before the Final Schedule - $10.00 fee.
  • For a Performance Division Change after the Final Schedule is set - $25.00 fee.

NO CHANGES WILL BE PERMITTED AT THE COMPETITION WITHOUT THE DIRECTORS APPROVAL. Changes to move up a Performance Divisions will be at the discretion of the Competition Director. If a change down is approved, it will be done so only with the understanding that the routine will be performing for adjudication only.


Thunderstruck Canada reserves the right to cancel any competition due to weather, number of entries, or any other circumstance deemed necessary. Thunderstruck Canada reserves the right to reschedule the competition due to inherent weather conditions or other extenuating circumstances. Deposits made for competition are refundable up to 90 days prior to the competition start date.