Tartaran, the island surrounded by The Cross. Houses the capital of the region and is home to the Order of Arcane Sages.
Biggest Little Dance Battle 2019 Rules
What is it?
A dance battle competition that consists of individuals dancing off against each other in successive knockout rounds. The winners of each round will advance to the next round until only one victor remains!
Performance is rated by a panel of judges. There are two divisions – one for people wearing fursuits and one for non-costumed performers.
Dance Battle Rules
Touching a competitor in any way is not allowed while a performance is in progress. This includes by accident!
Performers should take extra caution to be safe and avoid accidental contact with their opponent, audience members or staff.
Nothing may be thrown at any person, be it your opponent, the judges, the audience, the MC or otherwise. If an item is thrown at the ground during your performance, you should pick it up and remove it from the dance floor when your round is over.
You may not throw anything onto the dance floor while it is not your turn, this includes when you are spectating.
Other dancers’ performances may not be interrupted.
Prop items are limited to clothing articles only such as bandanas, hats, etc.
Cursing, vulgar language, sexual or excessively rude behavior is not allowed.
Because this is a battle, “burns” are allowed but they should be kept appropriate.
Contestants must dance to the song that is played (choosing or declining a song is not allowed).
If you’re not called up, you may not step onto the dance floor at all while a round is in progress.
Your costume must consist of a head, hand paws, feet paws & tail (when species appropriate), at minimum. Full suits are highly encouraged. “Happy feet” costume shoes are acceptable footwear.
If the dancer is performing in a partial suit, all skin must be covered.
For non-costumed performers
Attire should be that which is permitted by the convention and venue. Please don’t wear clothing with explicitly vulgar/profane writing or imagery. You will be dancing, so dress to move!
Loose accessories which might be lost during your performance, such as rings, necklaces and lanyards, should be removed before performing.
Contestants under 16 must have parental permission and a parent in attendance for the event. Age policies for the convention must be adhered to. Parental Disclaimer: The organizers of this event aim for a “PG-13” rating and want you to know that this is a dance battle, which means it is potentially a bit more competitive by nature. However, we forbid any explicit/profane behavior or clothing and encourage good sportsmanship as well as a supportive environment for the participants.
You must abide by all convention policies and have your own, active convention membership (badge) on the day of the event.
Participation in this event is first come first served!
You must sign up and be on our list to participate! Online signup is highly recommended as slots are limited! If brackets are not filled already, in-person sign-up will be made available at the convention. Once the brackets are filled, all those remaining will be placed on the waitlist.
Dancers: if you signed up, we expect you to be there! If you have signed up and later need to drop out, it would be highly appreciated that you communicate this to the organizers as soon as possible. This is to facilitate our participant management and allow us to move others up from the waitlist.
If you were placed on the waitlist, be prepared to dance–you may be called upon to take the floor suddenly and at any time! Arrive at least by roll call (usually 30 mins before the event) and preferably at the call time! Roll-call will be taken and anyone not present will be replaced with those on the waitlist at that time.
This is a dance battle, but it is meant to be fun and spirited, so cheer on your fellow dancers and show good sportsmanship! See you there!