OTB Street Dance Competition January 2023 – Accrington Town Hall
Event programme link here- https://www.onthebeat.dance/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sunday-22nd-January-Accrington-Programme.pdf
Our first competition of 2023! We are so excited to start our events again and be back at the beautiful Accrington Town Hall. Joined by our judges Natasha, Ess & Arran, once again we are looking forward to an action packed day of Solos, Duos & Team sections for all ages!
We have now processed the entries for this event and are able to bring you a full schedule, age categories and some more information. Please see below the info you need to help you plan your time with us. The day will be split into 2 main sections (9 years & under and 10 years & over) with a couple of presentations across each section to cater for dancers that overlap in more than one section.
Accrington town hall postcode– BB5 1LA
Parking- As the venue is in the town centre, there is lots of on street parking around the venue, most of which is free on Sundays.
Food & Drink Policy– The venue has a bar serving hot & cold drinks all day. Hot dogs will be available and a tuck shop. Packed lunches are permitted to be brought inside the ballroom but can we kindly ask everyone to clear away any rubbish before they leave. Please don’t bring hot takeaway food or drink inside. Downstairs at the venue is a new large café area also serving drinks and this is also a good area to wait if you arrive before your section starts to help us reduce the people in the main room.
Wristbands– Please have your wristbands on and fastened securely before entering the building. Lost, damaged or forgotten wristbands will not be replaced and will have to be re-purchased. Please see our full wristband policy on the website.
There will be a limited number of wristbands available on the door priced at £22- priority access will be given to those who have a wristband in advance.
Photo/Video Policy- A reminder that you are permitted to take photographs and videos of your own dancers whilst they are performing solos & duos. If anyone objects to this, please see us prior to the start of the event. For teams, strictly only 1 nominated person is allowed to record at this time.
Allocated Seating- All seating will be reserved clearly with your dance school name.
Merchandise– our merchandise stall will be there in the foyer with some brand new items for 2023!
8.50am- Teacher access
9am- Doors open for dancers and spectators
9 years & under solos
9 years & under solo awards
9 years & under duos (inc parent & child fun event)
9 years & under duo awards
5 & under teams / 7 & under teams
5 & under teams / 7 & under team awards
12pm- lunch break (we suggest those dancing in the section 2 teams to arrive for around 12.15pm, those arriving for section 2 duos to arrive around 12.30-12.45pm, or a little later if entering solos only)
11 & under/ 13 & under/ 14 & over teams
11 & under/ 13 & under/ 14 & over team awards
10 years & over duos & all parents solos
10 years & over duos & all parents solos awards
10 years & over solos (inc parent & child fun event)
10 years & over solo awards (& awards of parent/child)
Approximate finish time- 330-4pm
You will notice below that we will also be running a fun parent & child event if both halves of the day. Dancers are permitted to enter this as well as their usual duo. In section 1, the child must be age 9 years & under. Please note that a parent can only enter 1 parent & child event (not one in the morning and then 1 in the afternoon). Parent & child duo event should be one dancer and one adult. The ‘parent’ cannot be a teacher (including a teacher who is a parent of a competitor) or a competitive dancer. The parent does not have to be the parent of the child they are dancing with.
Please see below the age categories for all solos (duos will be as the programme)
Dance 1- 3 & 4 years
Dance 1- 5 & 6 years
Dance 1- 7 years
Dance 1- 8 years
Dance 1- 9 years
Dance 1- 10 & 11 years
Dance 1- 12 years & over
Dance 2- 4 & 5 years
Dance 2- 6 years
Dance 2- 7 years
Dance 2- 8 & 9 years
Dance 2- 10 years
Dance 2- 12 years
Dance 3- 6 & 7 years
Dance 3- 8 years
Dance 3- 9 years
Dance 3- 10 & 11 years
Dance 3- 12 years & over
Dance 3- Parent
Dance 4- 8 & 9 years
Dance 4- 10 & 11years
Dance 4- 12 & 13 years
Dance 4- 14 years & over
Dance 4- Parent
Dance 5- 9 years
Dance 5- 10 & 11 years
Dance 5- 12 years
Dance 5- 13 & 14 years
Dance 5- 15 years & over
Dance 5- Parent
Dance 6- 9 years
Dance 6- 10 & 11 years
Dance 6- 12 years
Dance 6- 13 years
Dance 6- 14 & 15 years
Dance 6- 16 years & over
Dance 6- Parent
Dance 7- 10 & 11 years
Dance 7- 12 & 13 years
Dance 7- 14 years & over
Dance 7- Parent
Class Members Freestyle- 5 years & under
Class Members Freestyle- 6 & 7 years
Class Members Freestyle- 8 & 9 years
Class Members Freestyle- 10 years & over
Beginners Freestyle- 6 & 7 years
Beginners Freestyle- 8 & 9 years
Beginners Freestyle- 10 & 11 years
Beginners Freestyle- 12 & 13 years
Beginners Freestyle- 14 & 15 years
Beginners Freestyle-16 years & over
Inter FS- 8 & 9 years
Inter FS- 10-12 years