Thank you for supporting the Ballaarat Solo Competition.


WCPA – parking is available in School Lane (off Howitt Street), Howitt Street and Forest Street. NO PARKING in the Hotel car park as vehicles will be towed. If parking in the shopping centre car park across the road, be aware of signage to avoid towing.

1870 Founders Theatre – free parking available



Competitions are required to report to the Registrar (in the foyer – at either venue) at 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.


  • To withdraw prior to the competition weekend please contact Julie ~ 0417 390 599

(If NO answer please leave a message or send a text message.)

  • To withdraw during the competition please text the above number or email Do not call as we may be in the theatre and wont’ be able to answer.

Failure to notify us of your withdrawal 24 hours prior to your scheduled performance will incur a $25.00 fine under the CV ruling (as listed in the CV Solo Rules)


Due to CV ruling, no refunds will be given without a medical certificate (contact the director of competitions at the CV Office)

Music * New Rule

Music is to be handed in at the time of registration. There is NO provision to use CDs.

  • Music for all solo competitions must be on a USB stick
  • A small tag may be attached to identify your USB with name, club and section.
  • One file per USB. Files must be in mp3 format (not wav).
  • File name to be in the format of
    • age – 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17, Snr, Jnr or Int
    • item – cali, GG or duo
    • division – nov, elem or open
    • full name – first and last name as per entry


iPod/iPhone/iPad for music.

Lighting * New Rule

Blackouts are available for all sections, however, for Senior Graceful, we are offering fancy lighting.  Lighting sheets will be emailed to all participants of Senior Graceful sections.  Forms to be returned by March 31st (not to be handed in on the day)

Critique Papers

Will be available for pick up from the registration desk after the end of the section. There may be a slight delay as there is paperwork that we need to  complete prior to handing these out.



There is NO BACK CURTAIN for entry or exit available but there is a mid-curtain that can be used. The Stage Manager will assist you with this.

1870 Founders Theatre

Back curtain is available for entry and exits.


All performances will be timed and penalties will apply.


Coaches are required to report to Registration and present their current card to collect their complimentary entry pass for the session in which their student is competing.  Passes will only be issued to the coach listed on the entry form (a list of eligible coaches is available at the desk).  You will need to show ID to receive your pass.

A free ticket will be issued to only one listed coach per dancer. Additional listed coaches can purchase a discounted ticket for $10.

A coach with no student competing can purchase a discounted ticket at a child price (upon presentation of a VCCA registration card).

Please Note Coaches: That you will need to show your VCCA Teacher Registration on your Mobile phone to receive the discounted ticket or free entry pass, even if we know who you are please do the right thing and show your valid card. If you do not show us your registration you will have to pay full price.


Programs will not be placed on our website prior to the competition. These will be available on the day. Cost $3 as they are provided in booklet form that covers the entire weekend.

Ticket Prices

For your guests to come to watch (competitors will receive a free pass for the session they are competing in only): Just a reminder also that even if your Mum is putting you on Stage (unless she is a Coach) she will need to purchase a ticket. This will need to be purchased before going into the Dressing Room Area as there will be a volunteer manning the dressing room door so you will need a ticket prior to entering this area. This applies to both venues.

This is a venue request as we need to know where people are. Prices for your friends and family are listed on our website.


EFTPOS is available at our venues.


** A ticket is required for entry to the dressing rooms and auditorium **


Results * Rule as per CVI Rules

At metropolitan competitions, the following placings are being awarded:

8 or less competitors

  • At least 2 remain unplaced
  • 1st, 2nd 3rd
  • HM & HC – No equals

9 or more competitors

In sections of 9 or more

  • must leave at least 2 unplaced
  • 1st – 3rd , No equals
  • HM, No more than 2
  • HC, No more than 2

15 or more competitors

  • Special Mention may be awarded at Adjudicator’s discretion. Maximum of 2 No points announced – does not have to be next down points from HC
  • May be awarded up to and including 13 years (Juniors)


NO Parents or Coaches can be side stage when the Adjudicator is on the stage giving results. Only Technicians and official of the Ballaarat Solo Comp will be permitted side stage.

Results will be published throughout the competition on our Facebook and Website

Official Photographers

We welcome back Emma and Shaun  from WinkiPop Media as our official photographers.

In 2020 we acknowledge Winkipop’s 8th year as our official photographers. They will be taking performance photos of all competitors. There will be no portrait photos taken in the foyer.


Filming of Performance

Matthew Heenan from SBC Productions in Ballarat will be filming all items that have been pre-booked. This year the offer is for Digital Download within 2 hrs of your section end, direct to the email address that is listed on your entry. This worked very well in 2018.

Cost is $25 prebooked or on the day $30. If you wish to have a copy on DVD this can be arranged on request at an extra cost.

Please remember

  • Competition is supposed to be fun
  • The competitors are children
  • The Adjudicators are entitled to their Opinion
  • The Helpers are all Volunteers
  •  It is equally important to know how to win well
  • As well as lose well