BOOK 4 CODE OF ETHICS / DISCIPLINARY RULES
SECTION 1 CODE OF ETHICS, STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
1.1 RULES FOR COMPETITORS
COMPETING IN EVENTS NOT SANCTIONED OR RECOGNIZED BY IDO IDO licensed competitors are not permitted to compete in any competition featuring any discipline that is administrated under IDO jurisdiction that is advertised as a World or Continental Championship, unless that event is fully recognized and sanctioned by the IDO. IDO licensed competitors who enter such non-recognized / non- sanctioned events may jeopardize or lose their IDO license.
Competitors will always act in a dignified manner with good sportsman-like behavior. Competitors will treat other competitors in the manner in which they would like to be treated. All competitors must be good losers and also good winners.
Acts of violence and intimidation against Organizers, Adjudicators or competitors will not be tolerated on or off the premises at any time during the event.
CONDUCT BACKSTAGE, ON, OR AROUND THE STAGE
- Be punctual and well behaved while backstage.
- Be friendly with their fellow competitors and never be a distraction to a fellow competitor‟s performance.
- Be quiet and refrain from stretching or rehearsing while waiting for their turn to compete.
- Do their best to keep the dressing rooms, toilets and backstage area clean, and must discard rubbish in proper receptacles.
CONDUCT WHILE OBSERVING IN THE AUDIENCE
- Treat other competitors and nations with respect, and should refrain from making unnecessary noise or unnecessary movement during a performance.
- Competitors and their fans should refrain from loud noises such as compressed air horns, which can be annoying to the judges, audience and the competitors. However, cheering creates a good atmosphere and provides encouragement for fellow competitors.
- Be aware that they may be disqualified if they are responsible for throwing any object onto the stage or interfering with another competitor‟s performance in any way.
CONDUCT WHILE OFF THE COMPETITION PREMISES
Competitors will always act in a dignified manner while attending any IDO event, both on the competition premises and while in a hotel, restaurant or other facility.
Gross misbehavior could result in disqualification from the competition.
Any act of violence, aggression or sexual misbehavior against fellow competitors or anyone else may result in immediate disqualification and future suspension from IDO competitions.
Any violations of the local law may result in immediate disqualification and suspension from future IDO competitions.
BEING A GOOD SPORT AND DANCE AMBASSADOR
Each competitor should always act in a friendly manner toward their fellow competitors, and should be a good sportsman at all times. Everyone should work together to make each IDO Event a very memorable occasion with all of the dancers getting along in a friendly manner.
PROVIDING THE AUDIENCE WITH A POSITIVE IMAGE OF DANCE
Dancers and Educators, as well as Adjudicators and IDO officials must be aware and adhere to these rules, at all times.
Performing dancers should make every effort to provide a proper and positive image of dance to the audience. The music should always be age appropriate. Lyrics should not contain inappropriate words, especially in the Children‟s and Junior age divisions.