FAQs

When will the competition be held?

The competition will run across three weekends in May and June as follows:

Saturday 20 May 2017

Heat one – Primary school music heat
Heat two – Primary school dance heat

Saturday 27 May 2017

Heat three – Secondary school music heat
Heat four – Secondary school dance heat

Saturday 10th June, 2017
Grand Final

Where will the competition be held?

At the Riverwalk Stage (outside Shingle Inn), Sunshine Plaza, Horton Parade, Maroochydore, Queensland.

In the event of bad weather, please note an alternative indoor location offsite will be arranged.

What categories can my school enter?

There are four categories schools can compete in – primary school dance, primary school music, secondary school dance and secondary school music. Please note that each school can only put forward one act per category.

What if my school’s performance contains elements of both dance and music?

 

If students engage in singing or playing an instrument of any kind throughout their performance, they will need to enrol in the music category. Please note that while minor dance moves will be accepted as part of a music performance, judges’ scores will be based on music-related factors and entertainment value as opposed to choreography.

What has changed following last year’s competition?

 

Based on feedback from last year’s Breakthru participants, all grand final participants will now take home a share of the $30,000 prize pool.

The prize pool will be equally divided among the four competition categories, equating to $7,500 in cash and prizes per category. This means more schools will benefit from the prize money, and music and dance performances will be judged separately. For example, those competing in the primary school dance category will only compete against other primary school dance groups (not music groups) for a share in $7,500.

In 2017, there will be a total of four heats (one primary school dance heat, one primary school music heat, one secondary school dance heat and one secondary school music heat) over two weekends. There will be three winners per heat taken through to the grand final.

What prizes are on offer?

 

The total prize pool is valued at $30,000 (ex. GST) and will be distributed as follows:

Primary school music category
First prize: $3,000 cash for school and $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be divided among students.
Runner-up school prize: $2,000 cash.
Second runner-up school prize: $1,500 cash.

Primary school dance category
First prize: $3,000 cash for school and $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be divided among students.
Runner-up school prize: $2,000 cash.
Second runner-up school prize: $1,500 cash.

Secondary school music category
First prize: $3,000 cash for school and $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be divided among students.
Runner-up school prize: $2,000 cash.
Second runner-up school prize: $1,500 cash.


Secondary school dance category
First prize: $3,000 cash for school and $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be divided among students.
Runner-up school prize: $2,000 cash.
Second runner-up school prize: $1,500 cash.

How will the winners be chosen?

 

Three winners will be selected from each heat. Two winners will be selected by the competition judges based on technique, choreography/musicality, performance and entertainment value. The other heat winner will be selected based on public votes via www.sunshineplazabreakthru.com.

The three winners from each heat will compete again as semi-finalists in the grand final. Please note: Sunshine Plaza reserves the right to enter wildcards into the grand final if deemed necessary.

How do I find out the winner of the public vote for each heat?

 

Heat one and two public vote winners will be announced via the website on Thursday, 25 May. Heat three and four public vote winners will be announced on Thursday, 1 June.

How long should my school’s performance run for?

 

Performances should run for a maximum of five minutes. Students may finish earlier but are not permitted to exceed this timeframe.

Can I change my school’s allocated performance date?

 

Unfortunately, we are unable to reschedule performance dates as there is only one heat for each Breakthru category.

Can I bring a backing track with me on the day of my school’s performance?

 

To ensure the event runs smoothly and our sound team is well-prepared, we require that all backing tracks please be emailed to Kristen Roder at breakthru@freshprm.com.au prior to the event. Alternatively, CDs and USBs can also be posted to Kristen at 8A/35 Seaside Blvd, Marcoola QLD 4564.

What are the dress requirements?

 

All entrants are asked to wear the Breakthru t-shirt during their performance with black trousers, shorts, tights or skirts. Other accessories or costuming such as hats, bandanas, scarves etc. are accepted (although not required) as long as the Breakthru t-shirt branding is not obstructed. If you are unsure about the acceptability of a particular item of clothing or accessory, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note any additional costume accessories are not part of the judging criteria and will not influence the score awarded.

Can students wear make-up on stage?

 

Sunshine Plaza considers this to be a personal decision for parents and teachers and respects the decisions made by each participating school.

Students are not required to wear make-up as part of their performance and will not be judged on this basis.

We recognise that some schools use Breakthru as a rehearsal opportunity for upcoming school musicals or dance recitals and therefore prefer to use stage make-up during their performances to prepare students for events later in the year. With this in mind, the use of make-up is accepted on stage, with the final decision resting with parents and teachers.

Please note: While judges may comment on a group’s hair, costuming or make-up if they can see students have gone to a lot of effort to reinforce the theme of their performance, this is not part of the judging criteria and will not influence the score awarded.

What size is the performance area?

 

The performance area includes a 9600mmx 3600mm (or 34.56m2) raised stage and an additional 2000mmx9600mm space directly in front of the stage on the ground level to accommodate larger groups.

The maximum weight capacity of the stage is 550kg/m2. It is the responsibility of the participating schools to ensure their performance can be conducted safely within the allocated performance area. We suggest a maximum of 35 standing students or 25 seated students on the stage area at any time, with additional students using the ground level area.

Students will be able to access the stage via two sets of stairs: One on the back right (main entry point) and one on the left side of the stage. Access to the ground level performance area is from the left side (when looking from audience).

Can performances include acrobatics or lifts?

 

For safety reasons, acrobatics (including handsprings) are not permitted in performances. Lifts will only be accepted as part of dance routines if students have been trained to safely execute these maneuvers and if there is physical contact between performers at all times. Performers cannot be thrown in the air.

What equipment will be provided?

 

Sunshine Plaza will provide microphones, microphone stands, chairs and stools for student use (these can be requested on your registration form and will be set up by our sound technicians prior to the performance).

Schools requiring instruments or dedicated choir microphones are asked to bring these items. Please make sure you pack all necessary leads and that these are easily accessible at the time of your performance. It is the responsibility of the school to ensure all leads have been tested and tagged for safety purposes.

I will be bringing a lot of music equipment with me. Is there anywhere nearby that I can unload it?

 

You are welcome to use the loading dock located beside the multi-storey carpark to unload bulky equipment.

An area close to the stage will be allocated for schools to store any instruments or props. While we will have security monitoring the grounds, it is the responsibility of each school to keep watch over its equipment.

Will the event proceed in wet weather?

 

Yes, as the stage area is located undercover, the competition will proceed at the Riverwalk Stage in the case of light rain.

If heavy rain is predicted, the competition organisers may elect to relocate to an indoor venue nearby where possible. In this instance, we will notify all teachers via phone and email the day prior, and ask that you please look out for these notifications. We recommend teachers have a list of student contact details on hand in order to notify participants of a venue change.
Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kristen on breakthru@freshprm.com.au or
0406 546 461. We look forward to having you involved!

Terms and Conditions

  • How to enter – schools:

 

Breakthru – School Music and Dance Competition (Promotion)

 

  • Information on how to enter forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • Entry is only open to currently enrolled students of the following schools (School):

(To be updated once participating schools are confirmed)

  • Employees of the Promoter and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
  • The Promotion commences at 8.00am EST on Saturday 20 May 2017 and closes at 5.30pm EST on Saturday 10 June 2017 (Promotion Period).
  • To enter, each School must prepare one or more music or dance performances (Entry/Entries) which must be performed at the Sunshine Plaza Riverwalk Stage on the allocated Heat days/times.
  • Each Entry will be showcased via a video link on www.sunshineplazabreakthru.com and voting will be open from 9am each Saturday through to midnight Wednesday each week following the School’s live performance at the Riverwalk Stage (Voting Period). After the Voting Period closes for each heat, voting for that Entry will cease and no further votes can be cast.
  • There are 8 categories (Category/Categories) and each School can enter no more than 2 Entries in total. Those 2 entries can be in any of the applicable Categories. The Categories in which Schools can enter are as follows:
    • Primary Dance Individual
    • Primary Dance Group
    • Secondary Dance Individual
    • Secondary Dance Group
    • Primary Music Individual
    • Primary Music Group
    • Secondary Music Individual
    • Secondary Music Group

There will be 4  heats over 2 weekends (Heat) and Schools will be advised beforehand which Heat their Entries are participating in:

  • Saturday 20 May 2017:  Heat 1 Primary School Music / Heat 2 Primary School Dance
  • Saturday 27 May 2017:  Heat 3 Secondary School Music / Heat 4 Secondary School Dance

The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 10 June 2017 with participants in Grand Final selected as per the conditions in paragraph (i) below.

 

  • Entries must adhere to the following guidelines or risk disqualification:
    • Routine Length: Maximum 5 minutes.
    • Breakthru School Music & Dance Competition is a family friendly event. There must be no offensive language, provocative gestures or movements or discriminative themes.
    • All entrants must wear the Breakthru t-shirt during their performance.
  • The performance area includes a raised stage 9600 x 3600mm (or 34.56m2) and an additional 2000mm x 9600mm space directly in front of the stage on the ground level to accommodate larger groups. The maximum weight capacity of the stage area is 550kg/sqm or 125lb/sqft. It is the responsibility of the participating schools to ensure their performance can be conducted safely within the allocated performance area. The promotor suggests a maximum of 35 standing students or 25 seated students on the stage area at any one time, with any additional students utilising the area on the ground level. This should be taken into consideration when choreographing the performance. The promotor accepts no responsibility for any personal injury, death or property damage arises out of or in connection with each School’s performance.
  • A parent or guardian of every performing student must sign a Waiver & Release Deed Poll before performing the Entry. The school may also be required to sign a waiver.
  • The Winners must be available after the Grand Final for a photo shoot (to be arranged at a later date).
  • The Entry with the highest public Votes in each Heat at the end of each Heat’s Voting Period will go through to the Grand Final along with 2 judges’ choice winners from each Heat. There will be 12 entrants into the Grand Final (Grand Finalists). The Voting Period commences on 9am EST each Saturday and close at midnight EST each Wednesday following the relevant Heat. The Promoter reserves the right to enter additional wildcard entries if it so elects. All Grand Finalists are to perform their original performance pieces again at the Grand Final on Saturday 10 June 2017 where a Primary Music Winner, Primary Dance Winner, Secondary Music Winner and Secondary Dance Winner, 2nd runner up and 3rd runner up will be decided by the judges appointed by the Promoter and announced on the day.
  • The total prize value is $30,000 (ex GST) and will be distributed as follows:

 

Primary Music Primary Dance
Winning School prize: $3,000 Cash prize Winning School prize: $3,000 Cash prize
Winning Entry (student prize): $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be used by student(s) of winning performance Winning Entry (student prize): $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be used by student(s) of winning performance
2nd runner up school prize: $2,000 Cash prize 2nd runner up school prize: $2,000 Cash prize
3rd runner up school prize: $1,500 Cash prize 3rd runner up school prize: $1,500 Cash prize

 

Secondary Music Secondary Dance
Winning School prize: $3,000 Cash prize Winning School prize: $3,000 Cash prize
Winning Entry (student prize): $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be used by student(s) of winning performance Winning Entry (student prize): $1,000 worth of Sunshine Plaza Gift Cards to be used by student(s) of winning performance
2nd runner up school prize: $2,000 Cash prize 2nd runner up school prize: $2,000 Cash prize
3rd runner up school prize: $1,500 Cash prize 3rd runner up school prize: $1,500 Cash prize
  • The winning Schools and 2nd and 3rd place runners up from the Grand Finalists will be announced in person at the end of the Grand Final to be held at the Riverwalk Stage Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre on Saturday 10 June 2017.  All Grand Finalists and their school representatives must be present on this day. The Winners will also be announced on www.sunshineplazabreakthru.com on Monday 12 June 2017.
  • This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.  Each Entry in the Grand Final will be individually judged based on creative merit.  Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify or penalise any entrant that has breached these terms and conditions or gained votes in an inappropriate manner, including but not limited to hacking, breach of copyright or intellectual property rights or in breach of any laws or if they do not follow the guidelines and rules set.
  • The prize(s) is/are not redeemable for cash and cannot be transferred or exchanged.
  • Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to exclude, restrict or modify rights which you may have under any law (including the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”), and consumer guarantees relating to goods or services under the ACL) which may not be excluded, restricted or modified by agreement (‘Your Consumer Rights’). Subject to Your Consumer Rights, the Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage however caused (including by negligence), suffered or incurred in connection with the Promotion or the prize.  Any condition or warranty which would be implied by law into these terms and conditions is excluded.
  • By entering into the promotion you accept all conditions of entry including these terms and conditions. By entering the Promotion you warrant that you have not breached any copyright or intellectual property rights, and that the entry is your own.
  • By entering the Promotion, you grant to the Promoter an irrevocable, royalty-free license to use, adapt, reproduce, amend and publish the song/dance/music routine during the Voting Period and for future marketing or promotional purposes.
  • The Promoter may cancel the Promotion and not award the Prize where circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control prevent the Promoter from providing the Prize.  Should the Promoter cancel the Promotion the Promoter will:
    • advertise that the Promotion has been cancelled by placing a notice on the Breakthru website and contact the entrants by phone and email.
    • promptly destroy all entries received; and
    • not use the personal information you have provided on the voting form.
  • All entries become the property of the Promoter. As detailed in the privacy statement which accompanies these terms and conditions, all entries will be entered into a database and the entrants’ names and addresses may be used for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes.
  • The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
  • The Promoter is Lendlease Property Management (Australia) Pty Limited ABN 61 002 894 153 of Level 14, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, Exchange Place, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, NSW, Sydney 2000.

 

  • How to enter – customer (voting):

 

Breakthru School Music & Dance Competition

 

  • Information on how to enter forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • Entry is only open to residents of Australia. Employees of the Promoter and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.

Voting commences at 9am EST each Saturday and close at midnight EST each Wednesday following the relevant Heat.  At this time, public voting will close and all entries will be counted. There will be 4 heats over 2 weekends (Heat) and Schools will be advised beforehand which Heat their Entries are participating in:

  • Saturday 20 May 2017:  Heat 1 Primary School Music / Heat 2 Primary School Dance
  • Saturday 27 May 2017:  Heat 3 Secondary School Music / Heat 4 Secondary School Dance
  • To vote on the Breakthru School Music and Dance Competition Online you must:
  • Visit www.sunshineplazabreakthru.com
  • Click on the Vote Now section, fill out your details and vote for your favourite Entry.
  • Online voting is limited to one vote per Entry per valid email address. Any votes in addition to this will be ineligible and disqualified.

 

 

Privacy Statement 

The personal information you have provided to us by completing this entry form may be used for the purpose of administering the Promotion, to contact you if you are the winner of the competition, advising the public of the winner of the competition and, unless you opt out on the entry form or by contacting us, communicating with you on an ongoing basis with information on any products or services you may be interested in at Sunshine Plaza. This may be by any means of communication including telephone and electronic messages (e.g. email). If the information requested is not provided, you may not enter the competition.

From time to time this information may be used by and disclosed to our service providers (such as mail houses, delivery companies, market research) or our related companies. The use and disclosure of this information will be subject to the restrictions imposed on us by the Privacy Act 1988.

A copy of our Privacy Policy can be found through our website www.lendlease.com. If you would like a copy of our Privacy Policy forwarded to you, please contact the Privacy Officer at privacy@lendlease.com or call 1800 233 066. The Privacy Policy contains further details about the personal information we collect, what we do with it, where we send it and your privacy rights including accessing and correcting your personal information and raising any concerns.

The owners of Sunshine Plaza and the operating entities which are listed at www.lendlease.com are referred to in this Privacy Statement as “we”, “our” and “us”.

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