General Rules

Photos & Videos

​No cameras or audio or video taping through any means whatsoever will be allowed in the auditorium or other venue during performances.  Use of cameras, computers, laptops, cell phones, I-pads, tape recorders, or any other type of device during performances is strictly prohibited and may result in point deduction, disqualification of the routine, or disqualification of the studio.  Use of cameras and videos, including flash photography, is welcomed during award ceremonies.  The studio is responsible for notifying all students, parents, and other participants of these rules and restrictions in writing prior to the event.  

 

 

 

Performance Guidelines

If Precision Arts Inc. and/or its judges deems the dance movements, music lyrics, costuming or overall theme of the routine inappropriate for a family audience of all ages based upon sexual content, vulgar or profane lyrics, or obscenity, the scores may be reduced as a penalty reflecting the inappropriate music content, costumes and/or dance movements. Coaching from the wings is prohibited at all events.  

 

 

 

Prop & Scenery 

Guidelines

Safety is our main priority, and thus specific rules apply with respect to props, scenery, and lighting. Precision Arts Inc. reserves the right to limit or deny prop usage depending on venue or time restrictions for certain events.  Generally, use of props is allowed, but the props must be free-standing and follow the specific rules below.

  • Use of fire, swords, knives, guns, or other weapons which could injure participants are prohibited in routines and on stage.  Simulated weapons may be used in routines and on stage only if they are specifically approved for use based on their material, construction, and dull edges by Precision Arts Inc. in writing prior to the performance.  

  • Use of liquids, gels, aerosols, glitter, or similar substances that would affect the dancing surface is prohibited unless the use is specifically approved for use by Precision Arts Inc. in writing prior to the performance.  

  • Use of special fog, smoke, and dry ice is prohibited.

  • Helium balloons are prohibited in the auditorium, in routines or on stage.

  • Live animals are prohibited in the auditorium, venue, in routines, and on stage.

  • Scenery or backdrops requiring the use of theater fly bars is prohibited.     

  • Lighting may not be adjusted.

 

 

 

Waiver & Release Information

Contestants and teachers understand that by entering a Precision Arts, Inc event give their permission and consent to the directors of Precision Arts, Inc to use their images or photographs or appear in videos, television, or any other electronic media for advertising, news coverage or any other commercial use of our events. Any performer competing in dance competitions takes certain inherent risks. These include, but are not limited to sprains, bruises, pulled muscles, and broken bones. Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by performers. Therefore by virtue of entering this event, it is agreed that participants will not hold Precision Arts, Inc.; or its officers, directors officials, staff or employees responsible for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted by them while in attendance and/or participating in any activity related to a Precision Arts, Inc. Precision Arts, Inc and the hosting facility are not responsible for personal injury to either contestants or spectators. Studios are required to notify all participants in advance and provide copies of executed copies of the Precision Arts Inc. Participant Waiver and Release of Liability to Precision Arts Inc. prior to the start of the event.

Do not leave any property, costumes, props, or valuables unattended in dressing rooms, theatres, auditoriums, or otherwhere at the event venues.  Precision Arts Inc. is not responsible for lost or stolen property of the studio or any participants.

 

Terms & Conditions

 

All official communication between Precision Arts Inc. and participating studios will occur via email, and studios are encouraged to regularly check email and respond promptly to any questions or requests for information. Parents are instructed to contact the studio directors for any information, not Precision Arts Inc.  

Entries must be postmarked by or entered online by the entry deadline date, which is 21 days prior to the scheduled event.  Entries are accepted in the order received and acceptance is limited based upon performance time availability. All registrations received after the entry deadline will be considered only if space remains available. Precision Arts Inc. reserves the right to reject any entry application for any reason.  

Entry fees must be paid by credit card or cashier’s check payable to Precision Arts, Inc..  Full payment of the entire entry fee must be made at least 21 days prior to the scheduled event. After the deadline date has past, any late registrations must be paid by credit card and will have a $10.00 late fee applied per routine. Students and routines removed after the 21 day deadline are considered a fair scratch. No credit will be offered.  

Entry fees are not refundable should a participant need to withdraw student, routines, or cancel for any reason. Precision Arts Inc. reserves the right to cancel scheduled events if, in its sole discretion, the event cannot occur due to circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to weather related conditions, pandemics such as the Covid-19 or other contagious diseases, viruses, or unforeseen threats to public health and safety, acts of God, strikes, lockouts, vendor disputes or bankruptcy, civil disturbances, interruptions due to government or court order, law, statute, ordinance or regulation.  In the event of a cancellation, Precision Arts Inc. reserves the right to postpone and reschedule the event to a future date within twenty-four (24) months of the originally scheduled date when circumstances allow. If the event is rescheduled to a future date within twenty-four (24) months of the originally scheduled event, the entry fees, or deposits previously paid shall be applied to the rescheduled event. The rescheduled event may be held at a different venue located within fifty (50) miles from the originally scheduled venue; the rescheduled event may be held on a different day of the week and may differ in length (between 1-5 days).  Precision Arts Inc. shall provide the studio with notice of its intent to reschedule the event no later than ninety (90) days following the canceled event.  In the event that Precision Arts Inc. elects not to reschedule the event within that timeframe, all entry fees and deposits shall be refunded in FULL.  In the event that a studio is unable to attend the rescheduled event or another event within twenty-four (24) months of the originally scheduled event for good cause shown, the studio shall be issued a dollar-for-dollar credit for use at another Precision Arts Inc. event, which credit shall not expire.   

Any complaints or disputes by a Studio shall be made in writing to Precision Arts Inc. to the corporation’s authorized registered agent with the Office of the Secretary of State of Illinois.  Studios and participants agree and consent to exclusive jurisdiction in the State of Illinois and venue in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial District, Will County, Illinois for any dispute or lawsuit arising out of this Agreement, and they waive any and all rights to contest such jurisdiction and venue, and any objection that such county is not convenient.  

 

By registering for an event, you agree and fully understand the above, its contents, and agree to be bound by the terms contained therein.  The studio owner, as authorized for the participating studio, further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Precision Arts Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from any loss, liability, injury, damage, or cost to its business, officers, directors, employees and agents, person and/or property which may result from its participation in this event.  

Please continue to check www.precisionartschallenge.com for updated Rules, Regulations and Policies and answers to frequently asked questions about all aspects of the competitions and performances.  Precision Arts Inc. reserves the right to amend, modify, delete, or add additional Rules, Regulations and Policies at any time deemed necessary.