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By using this system, you are granting Headliners the right to use the information to establish services with you. Using this system does not obligate you to participation, however you may be held subject to cancellation policies as set forth by the rules and regulations of this competition. This site, Headliners, and WAE Technologies, and any other providers are not responsible for the validity of the information provided by you.

Official online entries must be completed in their entirety. ALL entries must be registered under a studio account. Once submitted, all registered entries have agreed to the Release of Liability. Headliners is not responsible for mistakes made while entering routines, such as but not limited to age, category, level.

Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to the amount of performance time available. Once a competition is announced as SOLD OUT, a non-refundable 25% deposit based on 100% of the entry fee will be required for studios who would like to guarantee their entries.  Deposits must be paid within 10 business days of being notified.

Events that are at 50% capacity or more may be subject to submitting a deposit. Deposits must be paid within 10 business days of being notified.

Entries are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To secure your place at any Headliners event, studios must submit a PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT. The Nationals participation agreement is due by January 15th.

Studios that pre-register must accurately indicate the number of entries they intend to bring. If the number of entries falls below or above the space we are holding, a penalty will be assessed. Changes to estimated numbers of routines made before the 45 day registration deadline will not be assessed a fee. Studios will be contacted once an event is deemed sold out and must submit changes to number of entries within 7 days.

Changes to estimated entries will be as follows: 6-10 entries - $500, 11-15 entries - $1000, 16-20 entries - $1500, 21 or more entries - $2000

Once a studio creates entries in the online registration portal, they are liable for all entry fees associated with the entries in the studio/dancer account. Entry fees can be paid by studio check, money order, or credit card. Credit card payments are accepted directly through the studio account. Any studios that pre-registered must submit final payment 45 days in advance or any incentives will be forfeited. All other balances must be paid in full 30 days prior to each event. A service fee will be assessed for all credit card payments. Only certified checks or credit card payments will be accepted for balances due 30 -14 days prior to the event date. Only overnight certified checks or credit payments will be accepted for balances due 14-7 days prior to the event date. Only credit card payments will be accepted for balances due 7 days or less prior to the event date. NOTE: Studios must issue one check for all entries. Independent entries will be charged a $10 independent fee. A $25 charge will be issued for checks returned or credit cards denied. All balances must be paid in full prior to the competition. Final Schedules are only sent once payment has been processed and made in full.

Entries are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To secure your place at any Headliners event, studios must submit a PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT. The Nationals participation agreement is due by January 15th. Headliners reserves the right to extend any event to accommodate entries received. Headliners also reserves the right to close the competition prior to the deadline should the number of entries received exceed the time allotted. Headliners reserves the right to re-locate or re-schedule any event.

Any cancellations of entries by the studio will result in a loss of all deposits and entry fees for that event. All late entries and changes made after Final Confirmations are delivered will be subject to a $10 late fee per entry after the deadline date.

In the event of postponement due to inclement wearther or government regulated shutdowns, studios will have the option to attend postponed dates or any additional cities within the same calendar year. 

Headiners reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum number of acceptable entries. In the event Headliners must cancel competition due to low enrollment, entry fees will be refunded. Deposits submitted are non-refundable and there are no refunds for entries if the required minimum number of acts are registered and the competition has been confirmed and/or rescheduled.

The only refunds considered are due to injury. If a dancer becomes injured, a doctor’s note is required for credit or refund to be processed. Doctor’s notes must be submitted via email to and will be processed after the event has taken place. Refunds are not processed until approved Doctor’s notes are received. The doctor's note must have explicit language about the injury causing an inability for the dancer to perform as well as the dates the dancer will be unable to perform.

If a technological problem occurs, photos, videos, and/or critiques are not guaranteed for each routine. Refunds will not be issued for any technological errors.

Judges' decisions are final. No refunds, credits, discounts will be applied for dissatisfaction of scores and/or results.

Headliners reserves the right to add additional competition days and/or change the date or location of a competition. Refunds will not be issued for date or location changes.

Requests must be submitted on the registration page under “Special Requests.” All requests received via email are invalid until input into registration. Once the Schedule is created and the Final Confirmation emailed, entries that have to be moved and do not perform before their respective award session will not be eligible for Overall Awards or Titles. These routines will still be eligible for individual medal standings and special awards. National entries can not perform out of session and be eligible for Overall Awards.There are no refunds for conflicts that cannot be accommodated. If requests remain unentered, Headliners will not issue refunds or credits for accommodations not made.

Headliners is not responsible for inaccurate information on your studio account. Including but not limited to, name, studio point of contact, email, phone number, and mailing address. Account emails cannot be unsubscribed in order to ensure all confirmations and schedules can be received.

If a technological problem occurs, photos, videos, and/or critiques are not guaranteed for each routine. Refunds will not be issued for any technological errors.

Headliners provides photo and video of all performances for free to the studios via a link approximately 10-14 business days after each event. The use of ANY electronic device for photography and videography is STRICTLY PROHIBITED during all performances and in dressing rooms. This rule provides for the protection of studio choreography as well as the protection of the dancers. Failure to comply with this rule may result in a point deduction to the act being recorded and/or photographed as well as confiscation of the recordings and/or photographs. It is the responsibility of the Studio Owner/Director to inform their students and parents of the NO Photo/Video rule. All studios/parents/dancers grant permission for Headliners to use photography and videography of their performances for promotional purposes including advertising, publicity and posting on social media outlets.

The studio, it's representatives, performers, spectators and attendees ("STUDIO") HEREBY RELEASES AND HOLDS HARMLESS Headliners, their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event ("RELEASEES"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY INJURY AND ILLNESS (including COVID 19 or any other virus, flu or airborne illness), DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to a person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by the law.


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