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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee per student?

The fee to participate in this year’s Festival is $150 per student. Fees are due by Dec. 8, 2019 and should be paid in full by the organization's director or business office. We do not offer refunds.

You may register and pay with a credit card online by going to Festival Registration and Payment or register and pay over the phone by contacting Debbie Johnston in the School of Dance business office at 336-770-3208.

The fee includes a welcome packet and goodie bag (with a Festival t-shirt), three full days of dance classes and seminars offered by renowned UNCSA faculty and guests, a complimentary ticket to UNCSA’s Winter Dance presented at the Stevens Center, the opportunity to audition for UNCSA's Summer Dance Intensive and participation (if chosen) in the Festival Gala performance. Each company will pay its own expenses for transportation, lodging, food and any other expenses it deems necessary. Discounts on hotel accommodations will be available, and food will be available on campus at different venues.

Is there a limit to the number of students a school may register?

There is no limit to the number of students each school may register. However, the maximum enrollment for the Festival weekend is 600 students. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. The online registration will remain open until December 8, 2019, but may close sooner if we reach full enrollment.

What is the age limit for students who wish to participate?

Students must be 11 years of age or older to participate. Students must have had at least two to three years of ballet training and demonstrate a certain knowledge of vocabulary to keep up with the class. Please no beginners. We offer a special curriculum for 11-12 year olds, which is specifically geared toward toward their level of training.

When will we see the schedule?

Once registration and payment is complete, the Festival director will be contacting your organization to gather more information about participating students. A packet containing student placement, class schedule, and other pertinent information about the Festival weekend will be sent out to school/company directors sometime after the first of the year.

Do we have to submit a piece for adjudication to participate in the Festival weekend?

No. Submitting a piece for adjudication is purely voluntary. We welcome all schools whose students wish to participate in classes and other scheduled activities.

How do I submit a video of the adjudication?

To submit a video, go to Video Submission for Adjudication and fill out the required information. The deadline to submit is Dec. 15, 2018. Please note that all pieces submitted for adjudication must be in costume. If your piece is selected for the Festival Gala, you will be notified before January 1st. Program order and a tech rehearsal schedule will be included in the packet sent out by the Festival director.

Can companies submit more than one piece for adjudication?

Yes, but only ONE piece from each group will be considered for the Festival Gala performance. For more information concerning the adjudication process, please refer to the submitting videos Rules and Regulations.

Can I receive a critique of my piece?

Critiques are offered on a case by case basis. Please contact the Festival director for more information.

If I have any further questions, who do I ask?

Please contact the Festival director, Dayna Fox, at