myStage – a management system for dance competitions.
myStage is a competition and stage management system designed to simplify the administration of competitions. It centralises information for simple distribution.
myStage is automating the manual processes at our calisthenics competitions. It was first used for Royal South Street Eisteddfod in 2017 and is currently being used for Victorian calisthenics solo competitions.
This new system handles many aspects of the competition and has the potential to save time and increase operational efficiency.
Competition Admin – the specific details for each competition are configurable. The details defined at this point ensure the rest of the process is simple.
Entry System – A single profile is established for each competitor. It records their name, birthdate, registration number, skill level and coach – the details normally repeated to enter each competition. The system uses these details for subsequent registrations, listing sections for which the competitor is eligble. Multiple competitions can be entered at the one time and additional elements can be selected, such as DVDs and photos. Coaches can even use this system to manage registration for students.
At the administration end, the competitors status is always available, indicating if they are competing, have competed or withdrawn etc.
Stage Management – relevant information is distributed to assigned users via a laptop or iPad device. Adjudicators, registration team and stage managers have access to all details they need (but not what they don’t).
Results – Results are entered into the system after each item.
It will be interesting to monitor the progress of this system and see how well it is utilised at the competitions. The logic is sound. The initial implementation went well. The technical support is fantastic. It really does have a good chance of adding efficiency at our competitions by providing the volunteers with an alternative to the manual processes.
The myStage system was developed by AWICT Consulting