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Before the Competition:


1. HOW DO I FIND OUT THE EXACT LOCATION OF WHERE THE COMPETITION WILL BE?

- The venue address and a map is available at the click of a button. If you go to the KAR home page, www.dancekarlive.com, and click on “Competition” then select “Schedule”, a list of all our competition cities, venues and dates will be available for you to review.

2. WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE AT THE COMPETITION?

- Please check with your studio director in regards to a specific time you should be at the competition, but keep in mind that, dancers should always plan on arriving at least an hour before their 1st dance is scheduled to perform.

3. DO YOU ACCEPT INDEPENDENT ENTRIES? IF SO, HOW DO I REGISTER MY SON/DAUGHTER?

- Yes, we do accept Independent entries. You will need to contact our office to inquire on how to register as an independent entry.

4. MY FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO COME AND WATCH THE COMPETITION. IS IT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC? IS THERE A FEE TO WATCH?

- Yes. Our competition is open to the public to enjoy and no, there is not a fee to watch.

5. IS VIDEOTAPING OR PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED AT THE COMPETITION?

- For the safety of your dancer and protection of their choreography, we do not allow audience members, or the general public to videotape or photograph the dancers on stage. However, each performance is professionally filmed and photographed and can be viewed at our media center. Parents are encouraged to take photos and videos during the award ceremony.

6. WILL THERE BE LIVE STREAM? IF SO, WHERE CAN I GO TO WATCH?

- No, KAR does not offer Live Stream at this time, however, some photos and video footage of the dancers will be available to enjoy on our website, www.dancekar.com after the event. You can also go to our Facebook page or Instagram to stay connected with our competitions.

7. WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR ENTRY FEES?

- Our entry fees are listed on our website in the “Studio Center” and only available to studio owners and directors.

8. WHAT AWARDS ARE GIVEN AT A KAR COMPETITION?

KAR is an adjudicated competition. Awards are determined based on a point system. In the Recreational & Primary Levels, the awards given are Top First Place, First Place & High Second Place Awards. In the Secondary, Intermediate & Elite Levels, the awards given are Elite Top First Place, Top First Place, First Place and High Second.

9. HOW CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON THE MODEL SEARCH CONTEST?

- Our Social Media Correspondent can certainly help answer all your questions! She can be reached at (714) 826.8440 ext. 1014.

10. DOES KAR HAVE A TITLE COMPETITION AND HOW CAN I ENTER MY DANCER?

- Yes, KAR does have a Title Competition for any solo entry that would like to participate. Your teacher can register dancers online for the Title Competition, or as a parent, you can register your dancer at the Merchandise Table for $35 per routine.

11. HOW DO I ENTER MY DANCER INTO THE PHOTOGENIC CONTEST?

- Photogenic entries are accepted at the competition merchandise table. You must bring a recent photo no larger than 8x10 with your dancers name, age, contact information and dance studio written on the back. Please make sure the photo is a head shot so we can see your dancer’s beautiful face. The entry fee for this contest is $25 per photo. All registration and payment for the photogenic contest is done at the competition.

*Just a reminder… The performance schedule will be available 10 days prior to the competition in the Studio Director’s studio center. Please contact your dance studio for all the details.



After the Competition:


1. I FORGOT TO ORDER A VIDEO OR PHOTO AT THE COMPETITION. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

- Never fear… you just need to go to our Media Center website and place that order at www.KARmediacenter.com .You can also contact a media team member at (714) 826. 8440 and they will gladly assist you in placing a photo or video order.

2. HOW DO I ORDER A TROPHY?

- You can order a trophy in our Online Store at www.karflash.com. Please allow 2-4 weeks for deliveries.

3. CAN I STILL PURCHASE SOME DANCE ATTIRE THAT I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH AT THE COMPETITION?

- Our KAR Flash department can certainly help you with that! However, please keep in mind that not all items at our competitions are available online. To place an order, please visit our online store at www.karflash.com.

4. HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE KAR CONVENTION SCHOLARSHIP MY CHILD WAS AWARDED?

- Our Administration Team can help you with that! Please feel free to call our office and speak to an a friendly Team Member who will gladly give you all the details about our KAR Dance Conventions and scholarships. You can reach them at (714) 826.8440. Congratulations on winning a scholarship!

5. MY CHILD WAS SELECTED AS AN “ALL STAR DANCER” AND GIVEN AN INVITATION TO NEW YORK CITY. HOW DO I FIND OUT FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY?

- Your child should have received an informational pamphlet on stage. If you did not receive one, and want more details about our New York Dance Experience, please visit Artistic Adventures website www.artistic-adventures.net.

6. WHAT IS THE SCORING BREAKDOWN FOR AWARDS?

- KAR is an adjudicated dance competition, so contestants are being evaluated on a point system that is based on the average scores per each competition. Contestants are not being ranked against each other. The studio directors will have the exact point breaks for all the awards given at KAR.

7. HOW DO I GET A REFUND?

- All Refunds or Credits must be addressed with your studio owner/director. Unfortunately, parents are never issued a refund or credit directly.

8. WHERE CAN I GET MY DANCER’S SCORES?

- Score sheets and judge’s commentaries are available online only to Studio Directors. Parents and dancers do not have direct access to the scores. Please contact your teacher or studio director to print, listen, and review the judge’s scores and critiques.

9. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOUR OFFICE IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

-Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or need any assistance at (714) 826.8440
OR
Our email is:
info@dancekar.com

BE ASSURED THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKE ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH KAR AS PLEASANT AND STRESS FREE AS POSSIBLE.

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