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SOLO APPLICATION FORM
Spotlight on Talent 2024 Solo Competition Regulations and Information
By submitting this application,
agree to allow us to use the following in publicity and on the association's website
including, but not limited to - your likeness (photo/video of performance), name, age, home town, and studio / teacher.
Eligibility requirements - may be amateurs or professionals, children up through 12th grade, no older than 19 years old, and can only compete once as a 12th grader.
Each participant may be in only one solo and one group performance each year, at the most.
There will be a limited amount of time to prepare make-up/costumes and change between acts, so please consider this in your planning for the finals if in both a solo and group act.
Solo time limit - 3 minutes
. If you have competed before, you may not repeat the same performance piece.
Acts are judged on:
Stage Presence-5 points
Appropriate Appearance-5 points.
All dance, costumes, and movement gestures should be tastefully done and age appropriate.
On Accompaniment music – no other voices / instrumentalist / dancing sounds / etc. should sing / play / perform your part.
Stage props must be small and light – able to carried onstage by 2 people, max..
Accompaniment must be submitted as Mp3s only - no CDs - these should be submitted online at the time of application. MP3s submitted outside of the application must be uploaded by the deadline of February 1 - NO EXCEPTIONS.
Sorry, but we cannot accept any changes after that. Please bring a back-up copy of your accompaniment on a USB thumb drive to turn in at check in
at prelims. The thumb drive will be returned upon request.
Preliminary competition is
Saturday, Feb. 10
at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High. Auditions begin around 8:30 a.m. Young ages will audition earlier, and judging for older contestants later.
application deadline January 25,
you will receive a notice via email informing you of your audition time, and the full schedule will be posted on www.heritagearts.org. If you DO NOT get that email by January 31,
NOTIFY us - you need that letter and info! Also, please check your SPAM Folder.
Final competition is
Saturday, March 16
at the same theater. We will have 2 shows. Groups may be scheduled in either show depending on the average age of the group and number of groups.
If you have a conflict with either date, contact us before entering –
or call 352-424-0135
Do you agree with the Regulations and Information?
Agree, except I don’t want HACA to use my likeness for publicity
Name of Performer
Contact Name (if other than Performer)
Address Line 2
District of Columbia
Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
- Choose grade -
MM slash DD slash YYYY
When using date picker first pick the year, then the month, then lastly the day of the month. If typing the date please use slashes ie. 11/22/2022.
Are you also in a group act?
If so, what group act?
Type of Talent (piano,vocal,ballet,etc.)
Show/ Opera Name (if applicable)
Do you have some type of accompaniment (background music)?
When will MP3 be uploaded?
Uploaded with Application (last step of application)
Will be Uploaded by Applicant by February 1.
Will be Uploaded by Teacher or Studio by February 1
Please enter the instrument(s) that will accompany the performance.
Did you create this on YOUR own?
How long have you studied your talent?
Please Enter Teacher Name, Studio Name, or None
Additional Performance Info
Which type of microphone(s) (if any) would you prefer?
We need more information about you—include your activities, hobbies, other interests or talents, etc.
Note – this information may be read by the MC at the finals.
(If applicable) Type any special information about your act (musical false endings, spoken words before music starts, props, staging, etc.)
If you think we may mispronounce ANY information you submitted about you and/or your act (i.e. name, title song, composer, bio info, etc), please note those here with the phonetic pronunciations.
Standard backdrop lighting color is a multi-color blend. If you prefer something different, choose a preference:
How do you prefer we communicate letters, judges’ comments, instructions?
Step 2: MP3 Upload
If your MP3 is ready please upload it now.
Before uploading the MP3, please rename it to
, not the name of the song or music.
Accepted file types: mp3, Max. file size: 64 MB.
Reminder Make sure to submit you MP3 by the February 1st deadline.
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