Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Registration:

  1. I am a parent trying to register and pay for a solo or ensemble that my child is competiting in. How do we register and pay?
  2. I requested my password to be emailed to me, but did not receive it. What can I do?
  3. My email address has changed. How can I register using my old account with my new email address?
  4. I am an indiviudal attending a camp that is normally attended by teams. How should I register?
  5. While registering, the server seems to time out or run very slowly so that I am unable to get to the next screen. What should I do?
  6. I am bringing two or more different teams to one competition. How can I register those teams using online registration?
  7. Should I compete with ensembles or team routines?

Answers

  1. I am a parent trying to register and pay for a solo or ensemble that my child is competiting in. How do we register and pay?


    If your team is not attending and your child is the only performer from your school or team competiting, you can use our main registration system to register. You should list their school name as "Indepedent- last name". On a second screen where it says "team name" please list their first and last name with grade level. Indicate "Solo and Ensemble only" as the classification button. After you register and pay online, complete the solo and ensemble form to submit your dancers name and grade level if they are performing more than one solo or ensembles.

    If your team is attending but the director wants each parent to pay for solos
    , you will need to have your director register the team with the complete number of solos and ensembles. Once the director has registered, parents can pay online securely using the following link for Quick Pay. Parents should enter the contest name and their performers name and grade in the payment form notes section. They will also need to enter the fee for the solo or ensemble.

    If your team is already registered and you are adding an additional solo there are two forms to complete. First, add the solo or ensemble using the following forms for Dance or Auxiliaries. Then use our Quick Pay. Parents should enter the contest name and their performers name and grade in the payment form notes section. They will also need to enter the fee for the solo or ensemble.



  2. I requested my password to be emailed to me, but did not receive it. What can I do?
    Your virus protection software has probably filed the email as junkmail or your school's virus/spam software has rejected the email entirely. If you are unable to retrieve the email you can complete the following form to request the password look-up or to request a new password. We will attempt to send you a new email with the password confirmation.. Please allow up to 1 to 2 business days for a response since this request is handled personally by our web design company, though it may often be quicker. Additionally you can call the MADance office to request a password lookup if your emailed password confirmation is never received.
  3. My email address has changed. How can I register using my old account with my new email address?
    You fastest solution would be to register as a new customer with your new email address. Another alternative is to complete the request form asking our web design company to change the email address associated with your registration account. Please allow up to 1 to 2 business days for a response since this request is handled personally by our web design company, though it may often be quicker.
  4. I am an indiviudal attending a camp that is normally attended by teams. How should I register?
    Individuals registering should be prepared to pay securely by credit card when registering online.
    If you are registering for a university, communter, hotel camp, or competition you can login to the team registration system. Enter your name and your school name in the line that requests your School Name so that we know you are an individual registering, and not the entire team. You will list your home address for the confirmation packets and use your own email address for the confirmation email.
  5. While registering, the server seems to time out or run very slowly so that I am unable to get to the next screen. What should I do?
    Server delays are not uncommon on the internet. When registering, please only click a submit button one time and allow the action to process until the next page is loaded or an error message is received. If an error message is received, p
    lease use this link to log in again. You will need to start over with your registration using your email address and password. Or you can return to register in an hour or two when the server is available again. When you receive an error message you are welcome to email our web design company. Please copy and paste the error message into the text field on the form.
  6. I am bringing two or more different teams to one competition. How can I register those teams using online registration?

    1. Log into the registration system
    2. Complete the registration for one of the age groups you are bringing to the competition.
    3. After submitting the registration form and completing the payment screens, return to the beginning screen for registration. http://www.danceusa-services.com/ma/contest/login.asp .  It is best to avoid using the back browser button here so that you are starting with fresh files.
    4. Log into the registration system again.  Then proceed to register for the second age group.

  7. SHOULD I COMPETE WITH ENSEMBLES OR TEAM ROUTINES?

    The biggest difference is in terms of the awards for the performers.

    With a small ensemble, for example, your routine will compete against every other studio or school that has a small ensemble at that age level for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Studios and schools are all included in these age groups together. If the routine does not place, the routine is not called out during awards… only winners for ensembles are recognized at awards. In addition, if you had more than one small ensemble in that age group, it would be competing against itself and the other small ensembles. All members of an ensemble receive a medal with your scoresheets at the end of the night, but the routine may not place for trophy recognition.

    If they compete as a team routine, jazz team routine for example, they will compete only against teams in their classification performing a team jazz routine. These team routines are all recognized when they receive a score of 85 or better. 85 and higher receives a Superior Trophy and are recognized during the awards ceremony. Teams that perform more than 3 team routines are elgibile for MANY more awards including Best in Class, Choreography, Super Sweepstakes and Sweepstakes, and Technqiue as well as Winner's Circle. In addition, studios and schools do not compete against each other from Middle School ages through High School.

    Here is a list of routine styles or dance categories to choose from for Team Routines.
    Ensembles (duets, trios, small and large) do not compete by style.


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