Health and safety

In preparation for our 2020 - 2021 Dance Tour, we have implemented Health and Safety procedures and guidelines to offer the safest competition experience for our studios, dancers, spectators and staff.

While our competition format has been redefined to adhere to CDC, local, state, and/or federal government mandates and recommendations our competition EXPERIENCE will still offer a fun, fair, friendly and safe environment for everyone!

NOTE: We will continue to update our procedures as conditions and information changes. Regulations may also vary based on event location and city. Venue specific regulations will be provided to studios prior to the event. *Policy may vary from city to city based on venue and city/state guidelines.

We look forward to having you join us and we can’t wait to BEINSPIRED!

What to expect from WCTE:

  • Competition format will be scheduled by studio “Time Blocks”. Studios will be assigned specific time blocks for dancers to perform all of their routines.

  • Studio Adjudication Awards are requested to be picked up by a studio representative / studio director at the conclusion of their scheduled “Time Block”.

  • No scoring deductions will be given for any costumes including masks, gloves, or any Personal Protective Equipment or choreography modifications to accommodate social distancing.

  • Each studio will have designated studio wristbands for participants and spectators that must be worn during their scheduled “Time Block” for admittance.

  • Competition and Awards Ceremonies will be scheduled and available for online viewing, free of charge.

  • Auditorium Seating will be limited and with restrictions.

  • There will be frequent disinfection of the stage, backstage area, seating areas, lobby / foyer areas, and dressing rooms.

  • There will be traffic flow and floor patterns to aid in social distancing.

  • WCTE staff and crew will be required to wear face masks/coverings.

  • WCTE staff and crew will have their temperatures taken and complete wellness check-ins each day.

What WCTE can expect from you:

  • Any attendee that has flu-like symptoms, we request that you do not attend the event.

  • Any attendee who is running a fever, or who has been ill for the last 72 hours, we request that you do not attend.

  • Anyone who has knowingly been in contact with someone who has been ill in the past 14 days, we request that you do not attend.

  • In compliance with procedures set forth by the CDC, WCTE is requiring everyone to practice social distancing and it is required that a mask or face covering be worn at all times. (Dancers are required to wear a face covering for duo/trio and group size routines complying with city/state guidelines at that time. A solo routine with (1) one dancer onstage can be excluded at the discretion of the Studio and in accordance with city/state guidelines at that time). *Policy may vary from city to city based on venue and city/state guidelines.  

  • Props will be handled by the studio only and we require that prop personnel wear mask/ face coverings at all times.  

  • Only performers in the routine will be allowed backstage. One (1) studio representative/ teacher for each routine will be allowed backstage at a time. Studio representative/ teacher must have their VIP lanyard visible when backstage. Backstage manager will strictly monitor backstage access.

  • We strongly encourage you to limit the number of family members inside your studio’s dressing room. We advise no more than (1) family member per each family.

  • All music must be uploaded online prior to the event date.

  • Spectators may only enter the facility during their own studio’s designated scheduled time block and must be wearing their designated studio wristband for approved entry.

  • We strongly recommend Studio Directors/ Teachers to conduct daily temperature and wellness checks on their performers and staff.

  • We encourage that all attendees adhere to social distancing for the health and safety of others.

  • Dancers and all attendees are required to submit a waiver to the competition prior to the event online, in order to participate and / or attend the event.


General props are permitted. It is the sole responsibility of each studio to ensure that its props are taken on and off the stage in a safe and timely manner.

Props must be assembled / disassembled within 2 minutes or a 5 point (-5) deduction will be assessed. Please do not build props backstage as this can be hazardous to the dancers. For safety purposes, if artists are more than 4’ off the ground please incorporate safety / fall protection into the prop.

Dangerous props (i.e. swords, fire, etc.), use of live animals and liquids are prohibited on the stage. Special effects (including haze and lasers) are not permitted.

Fog machines are only permitted when approved by our office and the venue. Written approval must be submitted to our office at least 2 weeks out from the event date.

Studios are liable for any damage to the stage, Marley dance floor and equipment.

Artists, studio directors, instructors and parents / guardians are understood to recognize the risks inherent with performing, setting up and removing props from on / off the stage as well as in / out of the venue. Participating in the competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by the artists, studio directors, instructors and parents / guardians. WORLD-CLASS TALENT EXPERIENCE, INC. and the hosting facility are not responsible for personal injury or property loss during the event.



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