The competition rules below are valid at FDO's competetitions on 2022. The new rules for 2023 will be published in October 2022 at the latest. We will inform in our website, the Facebook and in member letter about possible changes the are made in the middle of the competition season.
Every single dancer that participates in FDO's competitions is obligated to read the competition rules in advance. In addition the dancer is obligated by the organization rules and the registration rules. Please contact the Office for help and advise.
Competition rules 2022, in Finnish
The use of the skating judging system is demonstrated in the Competition rules.
Our former Chairperson Pia Erkko also made a teaching video of the skating system. You can find the video here, in Finnish.
Registration to competitions
Before making the registration to a certain competition, you need to pay the fees through Ostoskori in your own profile (logged in).
After the fees are payed you choose the competition you want to enter and then the serie and fill you all the required information. Music can be downloaded later. Please notice that the registration is successful only when every dancer has his/her fees (Member fee, competition license and competition fee) payed. NB. Series marked with Open are open also for non-members! You only need to pay the competition licence and the competition fee!
You need to make only one registration per solo, duo, small group or formation. In group series you must provide a team leader that is responsible for the groups contact. He/she must have the the Member payed. He/she can be one of the group's dancers.
There are foreign judges in FDO's competitions so please notify you title in (also) English.
You can see your own registrations from your own profile's "Registration history" tab. when logged in. You are obligated to follow the competition site before the competition and also to check you own category's participants after they are published.
In all problems, please contact the Office, office(at)fdo.fi
Late changes and cancellation rules
FDO can accept new competitors after the registration deadline, if the schedule and the round limit are flexible. The extra fees for the late changes and registrations:
New registration made after deadline
- Solo 20 €
- Duo 40 €
- Small group 100 €
- Formation / Production 200 €
Changed that are made to the registration after deadline
- 1-3 changes per dance piece 20 €
- 4 or more 30 €
Music provided too late and chancing of the music after deadline 20 €.
The competition fee can be refunded against a valid medical certificate or reasonable proof. These must be delivered to the Office no later than two weeks after the competition. Member fee and competition licence are not refundable.
Competition order is drawn after the musics are delivered. The system organizes the competitors in random order. The system checks that there shouldn't be two competitors in a row from the same city. Scrutineers also try to check by hand that there aren't competitors from the same dance schools in a row. Please note that the system doesn't recognize cities like "Helsinki, Espoo" and "Espoo, Helsinki" to be the same location. These hand made changes aren't always possible if the competitor amount is limited.