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SPECIAL NEEDS TALENT SHOW 2017-

Click here for the entry form:  SNTS+2017+Entry+Form(1)
Come spread your invisible wings and reach for the stars. You can join Special Needs Talent Showcase as an individual or as a group. All types of performances are welcomed – musical acts, dancing, comedy, magic acts, martial arts, acrobatics, etc. Participation medals will be awarded to every contestant. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to all finalists at the Final Competition. All individuals with developmental disabilities are encouraged to try out and have the chance to enjoy an extraordinary experience!
Preliminary Auditions: January 22, 2017 at 1pm at SOUTH BAY Friends of Children with Special Needs Dream Center 1029 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose 95128
Please see attached or at our website: http://www.fcsn1996.org

Contestant Eligibility: Children or adults with developmental disabilities (Regional Center client or student with IEP in the school district). Past final winners cannot compete in the same winning act/group. For example: If you have won as a solo pianist, you cannot re- audition as a solo pianist. You can, however, audition with another instrument or play as part of an ensemble. Or if you won in a group, you may not compete with the same group, but the group members can do individual solo acts.
Special needs performers cannot be accompanied by any non-special needs individuals. For a musical group performance (e.g. instrumental or singing), only 1 non-special needs person is allowed as a conductor or director.
A contestant may enter multiple performances, up to a total maximum of 4 individual and/or group acts.
All performances will be video-taped. The parent/individual will be required to sign a photo/video consent form at the time of the audition.
A maximum of 5 minutes will be allotted per act. During Preliminary Auditions, performances will be stopped at 2 minutes. Please note that only the first 70 entries sent in by the January 13, 2017 deadline will be accepted to audition.
Entry fees: $20 per solo act; $10 per person in a group act, to be capped at $100 for groups over 10 people.
Ten finalists will advance from the Preliminary Auditions to the Final Competition. The top 3 finalists will win a promotional video and $500 cash. Tickets ($20 per ticket) to see the Final Competition will be available for purchase January 2017.