Riverside Rocks 100 Dance Competitions

Welcome to Riverside Rocks 100 Dance Competition Information Page.  Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for an evening of fun.

We will be having dance competitions at both ends of the Festival site.  Rock & Roll and Disco at the Thompson to Villaire  Hub, and Charleston and Swing at the Reedmere to Glidden Hub.  Please complete the on line application on this site and forward by July 29th. Here are the rules for the competitions:

  1. You must pre-register for each competition that you are participating in. This will give the organizers an indication if the event will take place
  2. There must be at least four entries to form an event.
  3. Open to all ages, but will not be divided by age.
  4. A kids dance competition will be held separately and will be run by EA Parties. More information to come.
  5. Walk-ons may be allowed, depending on the number already registered, and will be at the discretion of the organizing committee.
  6. Costumes are recommended and will be part of the judging criteria.
  7. Costumes must be dignified and acceptable for a family festival event.
  8. Adjudication will be by at least three judges, who will use the following criteria for all dance events:
  • Technique
  • Unison
  • Timing to the music
  • Originality
  • Costume
  • Overall performance
  1. Prizes will be awarded for first ($100), second ($75) and third ($50) places. Prizes will be in the form of Riverside Dollars which can be used at participating businesses within our business district.
  2. If numbers dictate, entrants will be divided into Groups, i.e. Group A, B, C, etc.
  3. The competition will follow an elimination format.
  4. Top three from each group will move on to the finals.
  5. All participants are required to act in a positive and cooperative manner throughout the competition.
  6. Results are final and will be posted on the website with the permission of the winners.
  7. Each couple will be given a number to pin on their back.
  8. Music will be played for one minutes, will stop, dancers will be asked to assume their position and music will start and the competition will commence. Music will play for 2-3 minutes depending on the song. Judging will occur during playing of music.  The judges may ask for one minutes of additional music to make a determination.
  9. Couples will remain in the dance area until Judging is completed.
  10. Please check in at the Registration Tent upon arrival to register and get your number.
  11. Times of dance events will be posted on the website when Schedule has been completed and numbers of participants are known. This information will also be available at the Registration desk.
  12. Riverside Rocks 100 reserves the right to make changes and/or adjustments to schedules and event requirements.
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