Rules and Regulations for all entries for 2017:


Please read carefully before filling out the form and paying the dues. The Cultural Committee’s decision on acceptance of all the entries will be final.

  • Submit entries by Sunday, 09/24/2017, 11:59 PM via entry forms on the website only. Last date to submit general entry with late fees is Sunday,10/01/2017, 11:59PM.This is the final date for submission of all entries.
  • Fill out entry form in its entirety for each performance separately.
  • Pay the dues at the time of submission or the entries will not be considered at all.
  • Entries sent through emails or phone calls will not be considered for scheduling.
  • Check the form carefully and pay dues accordingly. There is no refund or exchanges. No refunds on cancellation for any reason.
  • Pay extra attention to what is asked on the form before filling it out and submitting.
  • Please pay attention to spellings. Please provide first and last names of all the participants.
  • All general entries have time limit of 6 min. Group performances are strongly recommended.
  • All participants in general entries should be of age 6 and above for all performances.
  • All are expected to perform both days unless paid extra fees to perform on specific day or one day only and should be available to the entirety of the program.
  • If performers are in more than one entry, please make sure you mention that with the name of their other item. Ask your participants beforehand about being in multiple entries and ask their item’s name and choreographer’s name. This will help with minimum conflict at the time of scheduling. Failure to do so may end up in entries scheduled back to back for that performer. Due to the tight schedule during the Festival the item may lose spot to perform.
  • Submit entries only after you are sure of the participant’s availability to perform. Any changes after the submission of entries may or may not be included in printed schedule and in emcees write up.
  • Specific days to perform can be requested at an additional cost. If no additional cost paid then has to be available for both days to perform. Specific time requests will not be considered. It is expected to be present for the entire time of the FOI on your requested day. Please do not email us with those time specific requests. Those emails will not be answered.
  • Please make sure that confirmation email of the entry has been received within 48 hours (not a receipt). If not, send us an email.
  • All participants are expected to report near the stage half an hour before their scheduled time. Failure to do so may end up in not being able to perform at all. There will be no refund if you cannot perform for any reason.
  • Any changes in names of the participants or any other details should be given in print to a Cultural team member at the time of reporting near the stage.
  • Participants for next 3 items should be near the stage.
  • Participants, choreographers, teachers and group parents are expected to adhere to the rules of the cultural program. Do not crowd near the stage.
  • Please visit the website regularly for updates. FOI Cultural Committee reserves the right to reschedule or eliminate any entries.
  • For Competition Entries: All the above rules in general to be followed and
  • All performers in each competition category have to be available to perform on both days and entirety of the FOI program.
  • The age is based on the oldest participant in the group. Each entry should have minimum of four participants.
  • All competition in each category will be held if minimum number of established number of entries is received.
  • Please pay attention to time limits. Time will be recorded by time keeper. Points are deducted from the overall score if time limit is exceeded. Judges decision will be final.
  • Please read all rules and required criteria before submitting entries.
  • “Jhil Mil Sitaare”: Maximum time limit is 5 minutes per entry. Ages: 5-8 years only. Dance items only. No singing or reciting entries. Little kids are encouraged to perform on their choice of music. It should be a group performance with vibrant costumes and props.
  • “Do Sitaare”: Maximum time limit of 8 minutes only. Ages: 9- 13 years only. Any dance format is allowed. Pick a famous pair of Indian Cinema and show the creativity on the stage using their film’s music. The performance should be fully entertaining and should have wow factor with costumes, stage props etc.
  • “Badalte Sitaare”: Maximum of 8 minutes only. Ages: 14 years and above. Any dance format allowed. Show the change in the style of acting, singing, dancing, hairstyle, makeup etc in the films; Show the difference between then and now. Use innovative approach and be creative. The performances should be of full entertaining value.
  • “Love is…” : Maximum time limit is 10 min. Ages : mixed group of all above 6 years. This is Dance Drama competition. Any dance genre is allowed. Instrumental music is allowed. There are many forms of love. Define love in your artistic way and show it on the stage using talented artists, amazing dance style, vibrant costumes, props etc. and create the mood for the audience.
  • Fill out the form and pay dues before the deadline.
  • Failure to report half hour before the scheduled time will disqualify from the competition. The judge’s decision will be final. If any questions regarding the competitions, please email to 2017.cultural.foi@gmail.com. The cultural committee’s decision of acceptance of entries will be final.
  • Fees for FOI Cultural Program: Entry fees for Regular item will be $15.00 per item. If requesting to perform on specific day then please add $25.00. Entry Fees for Competition Item is $40.00 per item. Performing on specific days requests not allowed for competition items. It is mandatory for all the participants to be available for entire program times for both days if entering for competition. Last day to submit the entry is 9/24/17 at midnight. After that there will be a late entry fee charge of $25.00 for each submission until 10/01/17.This is the Final date for submission of entries.