After much hard work by David Hall of Black Swan (thank you), the registration software has been rejigged and DERT2015-ified to enable you to register your team/s. The website is at www.dertinfo.co.uk
Registering your team means registering your dancers, your muso/s and bag carriers etc. It is not for spectators, please see below.
Registration is open today (3rd November) and will close on the 30th November. This helps you in being organised as you’ve now a deadline to work to and helps us as it means this big chunk of work needn’t take longer than it should and we can concentrate on getting the right pubs to dance in, ensure you’re in the right category (Premier, Championship or Open), allocate judges to the competitions, make sure your invoices are correct and ensure that everything’s in place for a smooth event. Basically, there’s still loads to do.
If you took part in DERT 2014 in Leeds (a hard event to top lads!), then your registration details have been carried over. Simply use the email address you used last time and ask for a password recovery if you can’t remember it. You will need to Add/Remove Members as appropriate and click Register for DERT 2015. Please use the document below for assistance.
New teams to DERT or those who didn’t dance in 2014 should use the document link below to download a word file for you to use.
Registration process for DERT 2015
You can of course enter more than one team; e.g. Whip the Cat. Again, repeat what you did last year; team bio, photograph and most importantly Add/Remove Members. Go tot he website, read the document. It’ll make sense.
DERT issues, questions and conundrums
From now on, please email Edwin on email@example.com if you have any questions or issues or similar. Both of us are here to help you, ensuring a quality DERT in 2015.
Public Liability Insurance
Once you’ve registered, you will need to send us a copy of your Public Liability Insurance certificate, making sure it’s valid for the period of 10-12th April 2015. If we do not receive this, you will not be allowed to take part. No if’s, and no but’s. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectator tickets will not be on sale until after the registration period has closed and we know how many tickets will be available to buy. Sorry.
The DERTy Competition is now going to be 2 dances in front of different judges, Martin and I would like to make this more of an event for the Youth and Junior teams, driving miles to come for one dance doesn’t really cut it for us. The DERTy day then, is likely to start a little earlier and finish a little later.
As in previous years the competitions will be Main, Spotlight, DERTy and Traditional. The Main Competition will take place in 5 pubs in Bristol city centre. The Spotlight Competition will take place in a different venue during the day. The DERTy competition and the Traditional Competition will both take place in St George’s Bristol during the day, with DERTy during the daytime and the Traditional Competition taking place after the Main Competition has finished.
Veterans, Newcomers et al
If you wish to enter a veterans team, the same rules apply as last year; combined age of dancers to be 250 human years minimum! Newcomers applies to any team not having danced at a DERT before. There needs to be at least a couple of entries in these categories for it to meaningfully take place.
As we will be dancing in Bristol city centre and as St George’s Bristol is literally on Park Street with it’s cornucopia of bistros, restaurants and takeaways, DERT 2015 will not be organising any evening food for you. There are plenty of places to eat on and just off Park Street.
There’s been much deliberation about the rules! Not really, it’s basically all staying the same! We wanted to do something about Buzz though, as larger teams with hefty numbers can create more of a buzz than those who arrive with just 5 dancers and a musician. Buzz is important to a good DERT though, so this will just be a little tweak. Don’t fret.
A Rules document and further updates will follow when we’ve figured this all out.
Thanks for your patience everyone. Now get your team registered!
Edwin and Martin