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Miss Dance & Dance Master of Great Britain

Applications to organize heats for the Miss Dance & Dance Master of Great Britain competition sponsored by the International Dance Teachers' Association are granted under the following conditions.


Miss Dance & Dance Master of Great Britain is a National competition in Theatre Dance. The Grand Final is arranged for June 2024.


The total value of prizes will be in excess of £6,000. The following rules for the Miss Dance & Dance Master of Great Britain events are reviewed annually. 






You must be 16 years of age by 31 May 2024.


Your performance must not exceed the maximum time limit of 3 minutes.  No play off is allowed.


You will be required to give a completed theatrical dance performance which may include Modern Jazz, Tap, Acrobatic Dance, Dialogue, Song, Instrumentation, or Comedy (Classical Ballet, Pointe Work, Character, Greek, National are not permitted).


Either non-vocal or vocal music may be used for your performance, but a vocal track may not be used to enhance the natural voice.  Miming to the song is not allowed and the dance must be relevant to the vocal.


Whilst we wish to encourage creativity we do need to be mindful of the wide range of audience watching the heats and Finals. Therefore we ask that your entries avoid insensitive subject matter that could cause distress.  In particular, you should avoid subject matter that could cause offence such as political, religious or health matters.  Where, in the opinion of the judges, this guidance has not been followed it may affect the marks awarded.

You must report to the heat organisers at least 30 minutes prior to the advertised time of the heat commencing, failure to do so will result in automatic withdrawal.  You must dance in number sequence.  Competitors not completing their performance will be disqualified and not permitted to re-dance.  Competitors may re-dance only in the event of music failure.


If you win your heat but are not able to participate in the Finals you must inform Mrs Sharon Berry, the Heat Winners Co-ordinator immediately by email to


If you reach the Finals, you must perform the same dance to the same musical arrangement as the heat.  Length of routine cannot be altered after qualifying.  Any alternation will result in disqualification.


Immediately after winning a heat, music for the Finals must be forwarded in MP3 format to the IDTA Music Coordinator Mrs J Kirkland at email address or as appropriate.  Music sent to Mrs J Kirkland will be transferred to an iPod to be played through the Opera House Theatre's sound system.  In the event of a technical failure competitors should have a back up track available on final day on a USB/iPad/iPod.


For the 2024 heats and Finals microphones or radio mics are permitted.  These will only be provided by the IDTA on the day of the Finals.


To protect the health and safety of other competitors and backstage staff, only small properties that can be carried by one person will be permitted in a performance.


An independent panel selected by the Miss Dance Committee will adjudicate at the Miss Dance and Dance Master GB Finals.


The adjudicator(s) decision is final and no correspondence may be entered into.


A Photography/filming ban is in place at the grand final. The IDTA engages an official photographer and also videos the Finals.  The video footage or still images may be used for promotional/advertising purposes and published by the IDTA in a variety of formats.  Anyone who does not wish to be filmed must notify the organisers prior to the event and they will be removed from any footage.  In the event of television coverage, live streaming or production of a DVD recording, all competitors agree that the rights to any fees from such recording will rest with IDTA Ltd (the organisers) and no competitors nor associations shall have any claim to the organisers, television company, video steaming company or DVD producer.


The Miss Dance, Dance Master of Great Britain logo cannot be used without the permission of the Miss Dance Committee.


The winners of Miss Dance and Dance Master of Great Britain are not eligible to enter the event in future years.


Any choreographed routine that has gained 1st place in the grand final in either Miss Dance or Dance Master of Great Britain, cannot be performed by any other future competitor.


Commencing in June 2023 any competitor wishing to enter 

Miss Dance or Dance Master of Great Britain will need to apply for   a registration card, fee of £6.00. The application form can be found on the Miss Dance and Dance Master website @  The registration card must be applied for at least 6 weeks before the first heat you wish to compete in to allow for the card to be processed and returned to you in time. If you have not received your registration card 3 weeks after application, please email cards are valid for one year only from 1st June to 31st May. All cards must be shown at every heat entered, failure to present your card will result in not being able to participate in the heat. 

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