Those attending a SHOCK competition, in any capacity, are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and responsible manner at all times.
To optimize the SHOCK on-stage experience for dancers, we ask that the audience assist with limiting sources of distractions such as: keep talking during performances to a minimum, switching mobile device to vibrate and entering/exiting the theatre between performances only.
SHOCK strives to provide a fun, supportive and encouraging environment for all participants. We strongly encourage spectator’s display their support by applauding and cheering for not only their own studio’s routines but for all routines performed on stage. Distasteful cheering or unruly behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification and/or removal from the premises.
SHOCK makes it a priority to ensure that the stage viewing experience is as enjoyable as possible. No sitting in aisleways or sitting in seats that are reserved for teachers or those with accessibility limitations. Furthermore, devices used to amplify support, such as air horns or noise makers are prohibited, with the exception of The Showdown.
We ask that studios help maintain a clear backstage area. Studio directors and teachers are permitted at all times. Parents are not permitted in the backstage area during the competition unless you are registered as an independent studio. Dancers may wait backstage up to three numbers before their performance, and must stay clear of the wings.
Men are not permitted in the girls dressing room and women are not permitted in the boys dressing room. Anyone who abuses the dressing room area will be subject to removal from the premises.
All participants are responsible for cleaning their area and properly disposing of all garbage.
Please be advised that studios will be held responsible for any damages to the venue.
Under no circumstances should a studio director, teacher, parent or dancer approach the judges.