As we approach the contest season, we are staying updated on the protocol and procedures necessary to keep our students, parents, and all the staff safe.
As stated above, we assure that, at MDDTTexas, we will adhere to the guidelines established by the State and Districts.
Should any contest be cancelled because of Covid-19, all registration fees will be refunded or transferred to another MDDTTexas contest.
Thank you for your understanding and being flexible as we approach contest season.We, at MDDTTexas, will continue to monitor the situation, and will follow the State, Local and District Guidelines in regard to the Covid situation. The host schools may have additional protocols. These will be posted as we move closer to our contest dates.
There is a possibility that some or all of these steps might be taken to ensure that all involved – participants, host school’s staff, MDDTTexas staff and spectators have a safe and successful contest.
These protocols may be adjusted at any time up to and including the contest day.
1) Participants and spectators may be limited. (This could include number of teams entering the contest and there could be a limited number of tickets available to purchase per team). It could also include presale only tickets.
2) If onsite ticket purchase is available, the only acceptable method may be credit cards only or other online devices with no cash accepted.
3) To assist with social distancing in the gyms, ‘Festival Judging’ may be used.
(Festival judging is when judges are on both sides of the gym).
4) Masks may be required for all entering the building. The only exception could be when a participant is performing. The dancers will be allowed to take off masks as they enter the floor and put them back on when exiting the floor.
5) All music may be uploaded to Google Drive at least 10 days before the contest. Other devices and CDs may only be used as back up.
6) A Google Form link could be sent to the director to confirm that participants and chaperones good health before representing the school the day of the contest.
7) Performances could be structured where the teams perform in a morning block and then others in an afternoon block, to allow management of social distancing if necessary.
8) Teams may not be allowed in performance areas to watch the competition.
9) Main areas may be cleaned by Custodial staff periodically throughout the day.
10) The judging sheets will be given to directors after the contest, but verbal critiques could be sent to the director the following day through Google Drive.
11) Host schools will assign dressing areas with social distancing in mind. Directors of the various participating teams should monitor their groups – masks may need to be worn in rooms (could vary depending on the situation at the time of a particular contest).
12) There could be sanitizing stations throughout the building, but it is asked that all participants also bring their own.
13) Award Ceremonies may be adjusted to allow only teams and directors to attend and awards given directly to the directors. (This portion might be livestreamed to allow parents/friends to see all the results).
**Additionally, each team will be assessed a $100 participation fee. The entire fee will be donated to the host school dance team to assist with cleaning and prep for achieving COVID-19 parameters and requirements.