Please mark your calendar: BOLLYWOOD MUSIC AND DANCE COMPETITION : October 12, 2013
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Rules & Regulations
 
2013 BOSTON SARGAM Bollywood Music & Dance Competition
Saturday, October 12th 2013
www.bostonsargam.org

Rules & Regulations
Young ones are the hope for the future, and we at Boston Sargam strive to bring you an opportunity to showcase your talent. This coming fall, we present to you a unique Music & Dance competition, where young artists from the Boston, neighboring areas and out of state will share the stage with the very best. Please Note: There is an audition fee of $15 per person. One complimentary ticket (General seating) will be given to every participant. However, they can upgrade to a Premium or VIP seating with an additional charge, depending upon the availability of seats.

Music & Dance Competitions categories:
� Solo Song (Bollywood single Song or medley)
� Solo Dance (Bollywood Style)
� Group Dance (Bollywood Style)

How to Participate in Music & Dance Competition?
Please download the registration form from the website www.bostonsargam.org and register today.

By registering for this event, the participants agree to abide by the rules as set forth by the Boston Sargam, hosting this competition.

Event Rules - SOLO SONG


Age Divisions:

a) 10 to 16 b) 17 to 30 c) 31 and over

The song shall be:

  • Comprised of lyrics from a Bollywood movie/album song that should be performed without referring to any written lyrics.
  • A solo item performed by an individual as a single number. If multiple songs are combined, it is still to be performed as a single track
  • A minimum length of at least 3 minutes and can extend to a maximum length of 4 minutes.
  • Selected by the participant and performed on karaoke track (mp3 on a USB only) for the auditions.
  • For the finals, the participant can select song of his/her own choice and Boston Sargam will notify you about the quality of track and its approval.
  • After registering through our website, email us a MP3 audio clip of your song track. You may handover your mp3 on a USB in person. Alternately, you could send us a Youtube link.
  • Based on your audio clip, selections for the auditions will be made and audition timings will be notified to you via email.
  • The final performance will require you to present a single song track and it has to be approved by Boston Sargam.


Event Rules - SOLO DANCE

Age Divisions:

a) 10 to 16      b) 17 and over     �

The solo dance performance:
  • Selection of song should be from Bollywood movies.
  • A minimum length of at least 3 minutes and can extend to a maximum length of 4 minutes.
  • Song can include variation in styles and track can be made as a medley of songs.
  • After registering through our website, email us a MP3 audio clip of your song track. You may handover your mp3 on a USB in person. Alternately, you could send us a Youtube link as well.
  • Based on your audio clip, selections for the auditions will be made and audition timings will be notified to you via email.
  • The final performance will require you to present a single song track video and it has to be approved by Boston Sargam.


Event Rules - GROUP DANCE


Age Division:
a) 10 and over

The group dance performance:
  • Selection of song to be from Bollywood movies.
  • Group should be comprised of minimum 8 and maximum 18 participants
  • A minimum length of at least 4 minutes and can extend to a maximum length of 6 minutes.
  • Song can include variation in styles and track can be made as a medley, fusion or folk style.
  • After registering through our website, email us a MP3 audio clip of your song track. You may handover your mp3 on a USB in person. Alternately, you could send us a Youtube link as well.
  • Based on your audio clip, selections for the auditions will be made and audition timings will be notified to you via email.
  • The final performance will require you to present a single song track video and it has to be approved by Boston Sargam.
  • Please send in your video by September 30, 2013.


General Rules & Guidelines:
  • Boston Sargam reserves the right to reject applications that do not meet the selection criteria. 
  • Participant(s) should satisfy their age criteria as of the event day.  
  • Each category of the competition (solo song, solo dance and group dance) will be judged separately.
  • The song tracks submitted must be in mp3 format, either on a USB drive or as an attachment MP3 file if sent vial email
  • Track should be submitted at least 7 days prior to the auditions date.
  • Track should be submitted at least 7 days prior to the event date. 
  • There should be only one track on each USB/email and it should be clearly labeled/marked with the entry category, participant’s/group’s name, song name, song length, and choreographer name.
  • On the day of the auditions or competition, participants are requested to bring a backup USB in case somehow original track failed to play properly. 
  • Special effects such as smoke, disco balls and safe props will be allowed, but subject to a prior approval by Boston Sargam.  If approved, these will need to be set-up & removed from the stage in the limited time between the performances.
  • For safety reasons, no confetti, grains or pyrotechiques will be permitted on stage.
  • The stage must be left clean by the performers.
  • Participants from out of New England state will be allowed to join via SKYPE for auditions.  They need to complete the registration form and complete the formalities ahead of time.  If selected, performers need to be present in person on the Final day
  • Participants must to be present backstage at least 20 minutes prior to their assigned time.  If unable to show his/her presence at backstage, participant will forfeit a chance to participate.
  • No changes to song track or replacements of participants will be permitted on the day of the competition.
  • All dance routines and costumes should be appropriate for family viewing.
  • Contestants who are registered in multiple competitions will be given proper considerations about costume changes and Boston Sargam must approve these ahead of the event.  
  • The competition will be run according to a pre-assigned schedule. Therefore, no special time requests or changes will be accepted.   
  • Participant(s) must be prepared to compete out of order during any unusual or unexpected circumstances.
  • Each participant will be provided with a state of the art video to purchase. Personal video camera recording will be permitted from designated areas but no any posting to Youtube or online should be done without prior approval by Boston Sargam.
  • All participant(s) must be able to provide proof of their age if required.
  • A panel of judges as appointed by Boston Sargam will decide selection of winners.  All decision as made by judges will be final and no appeals will be permitted.
  • Song category - points will be adjudged based on the quality of voice, choice of song and its level of difficulty.
  • Dance category - points will be adjudged based on overall impression, choreography, level of difficulty, facial expression and costume/jewelry.
  • Point Deductions - coaching from the audience or sides of stage, exceed/under the time limit, change of song track, and un-sportsmanlike conduct.
  • Awards - the competition is based on merit and all decisions being final. Awards may include trophies that will be presented to the winners in each category.  All participants will receive a certificate of participation from Boston Sargam and these may be given ahead of the time.  Judges may reserves the right to give award to more than one contestant, if they get same number scores. 

Terms and conditions:
  • By participating in the competition, you agree to release and hold harmless Boston Sargam and its team, affiliates, representatives or volunteers from any and all claims for damages, injuries, causes of actions, or losses of any kind sustained from your participation.   
  • Boston Sargam is not responsible for loss of your personal items such your laptop, costumes, jewelry and personal injury etc.
  • Boston Sargam, at its own discretion, reserves a right to refuse any application, including sound track for the competition and performance.
  • Boston Sargam is not responsible for delays or malfunctions of light and sound or other errors that are human or technical in nature.
  • Boston Sargam reserves a right to change cancel the date of event or suspend all or any portion of the competition due to any unusual circumstances or technical difficulties.
  • Participants under 18 are assumed to have their parent’s permission to participate in this competition.
  • Boston Sargam will own rights to any photos, video or audio recording on the event day.  Any photos, video or audio track that is submitted to Boston Sargam by the participants or taken during the auditions or competition may be for future or promotional ventures, etc.

Contact information:
(For questions or more information)
auditions@bostonsargam.org

www.bostonsargam.org