Safety & Public Liability

  • ITC competitions or events prioritise safety but are not liable for any injury, damage, or loss sustained by competitors, spectators, or their property on the venue premises.
  • Competitors and their parental/guardians affirm their good health and physical condition by participating in ITC competitions or events.
  • Acknowledging the inherent risks, participants agree not to hold ITC competitions or events, its directors, or employees responsible for injuries or illnesses during the competition.
  • Competitors/Parents/Guardians/Studio Owners/Directors commit to adhering to the Release of Liability Clause completed during registration.
  • Attendees are encouraged to supervise children, take responsibility for personal belongings, and report any unsuitable or suspicious activity promptly to any ITC staff

Auditorium Admission

  • Registration fees cover the cost of admission for all family and friends at all ITC competitions or events unless stated otherwise, such as a ticketed event for a fundraiser or show.
  • Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the first performance, and the general public is welcome to view the competition.
  • If the stage is littered during a performance, it is the competitor's responsibility to clean it up immediately following the performance.
  • Performers may not enter or exit the stage from anywhere other than the wings.
  • Jumping off the front of the stage is not permitted, and starting the performance from the audience or ending in the audience is also not allowed.
  • Approaching the panel of judges is strictly not allowed.
  • No gifts can be presented to the judges in conjunction with a performance.
  • Special stage or house lighting will not be provided for any performance.
  • At no time are teachers, parents, or competitors allowed to practice, rehearse, or meet on stage.
  • Dressing rooms are limited at each venue. A cleaning fee of $300 minimum will be assessed to any studio that leaves the dressing area in an untidy condition.
  • No food, drinks, or smoking are allowed in the competition area or inside the auditorium.
  • Failure to comply with any or all of the points outlined in this section can result in immediate disqualification and the loss of privileges to participate in future ITC competitions or events.
  • ITC competitions or events staff have the right to deny entry to the auditorium to any person or persons who do not comply with any of the housekeeping rules.

16. Prohibited/Unacceptable Props/Safety Regulations

Fire and Explosives:

  • Fire (including candles, matches, lighters), fireworks (including sparklers), explosives, swords, knives, weapons, and the use of animals are strictly prohibited.

Toy Weapons:

  • Toy weapons are acceptable. However, toys may not fire projectile objects or have blunt points or sharp edges.

Transportation Devices:

  • Hoverboards and motor vehicles are not allowed.

Props Guidelines:

  • All props should be made of non-toxic substances.
  • Prohibited items include water, wet paint, fake blood, fake snow, silly string, haze or fog machines, strobe lights, bubbles, bubble machines, confetti, streamer or confetti cannons, loose feathers, candy, chalk, crushed cork, flour, corn starch, loose glitter, sand, sawdust, dry ice, or any other similar substances.
  • Any act that uses a substance not permitted and creates a safety hazard for performers or on the floor may be penalised and/or disqualified.

Backdrops and Lighting:

  • Hanging backdrops and special lighting may not be used.

Helium Balloons:

  • Helium balloons are only allowed if they are weighted and if permitted by the contracted venue.

Rosin Use:

  • Rosin must be self-contained and cannot be applied directly to the floor. If your performance requests the use of rosin, please inform the stage director of the competition upon arriving to allocate a safe space.