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Dance

Important Notice

Please note that Entries are closed for 2018 excluding art and photography.

Dance

Please read the General Rules of the Limpopo Eisteddfod

Only entries for the following 3 disciplines will be accepted:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Ballet
  • Tap

 

Guidelines for disciplines

Classical Ballet

No titles, character, story or props.  The routine will include mainly ballet techniques and classical steps and movement.  Only ballet shoes or point shoes.

Demi-Character Ballet

The dance consists of a story and character.  Props may be used. The dance may have a title.  Ballet shoes or point shoes must be worn.

Contemporary Ballet

Free movement steps combined with classical ballet steps.  Ballet shoes are optional.  Dance has no title.

Tap Straight

The dance routine should include clear tap technique with correct use of arms. No title, character, story or prop to be used.  Tap shoes must be worn.

Tap – character

The dance must convey a story or a character.  Props may be used.  The dance may have a title.  Tap technique to be shown.  Tap shoes must be worn.

 

GENERAL RULES

Programme

  • Dancers must be ready to dance 20 minutes BEFORE the scheduled time of the beginning of the session.
  • Dancers must dance in their correct category.

Timing

  • Maximum time duration of dances must be strictly adhered to otherwise dancers will be penalised:
    Solo: 4 years and older - min 1 minute, max  2 minutes
    Solo: 12 years and older -  min 1 ½ minutes, max  3 minutes
    Groups - min 2 minutes, max  4 minutes
  • Timing of the dance commences at onset of music or onstage movement.
  • Re-dances will be allowed at the discretion of the organisers and the adjudicator.  This will only be considered if the dancer had a memory lapse early in the dance or when technical problems with the music occur and if time is available on the schedule.

Dress Requirements

  • Dancers can wear any appropriate costume for the item of category for which they were entered.
  • Costumes should be appropriate for the particular participant’s age and frame of reference.
  • Make-up may be used.
  • Hair styles must compliment the dance genre.
  • Dancers must arrive fully dressed for their items.  The bathrooms may not be used as dressing rooms.

Music

  • Music player and speakers will be available as well as an operator.
  • Music must be emailed to Melisa Gilfillan at melisa.gilfillan@gmail.com no later than Friday 8 August in order to create a playlist.  NB:  Failure to submit music in time, may result in entrants not being allowed to participate.
  • Only music in mp3 or mp4 format will be accepted.  The title of the track should be saved as the competitor’s name and surname, item and syllabus code. NB: No USB’s or CD’s will be accepted.
  • Teachers / parents must be present to give instruction to the sound operator if necessary.
  • Music should be cut according to time limits.

Stage

  • No special lighting is available.
  • The curtains in front will remain open between dance items.
  • Please keep props to a minimum as no stage hands are available to assist.  Props must be removed from the stage immediately after use.

Adjudication

  • Participants will be judged on the following criteria:  technique, musicality, use of stage, stage personality and grooming,
  • No teacher, parent or pupil may approach the adjudicator.  Please communicate with the organiser if necessary.
  • Judging will be done according to the syllabus code on which the dancer has entered.  This code cannot be changed after the programme has been finalised.
  • The adjudicator’s decision is final.
  • Every dancer will receive a report from the adjudicator, as well as a certificate at the end of the session.

Dates

Friday 1 June - Closing date for entries

Friday 15 June - Late entries close.  PLEASE NOTE: Late entries will be accepted   after 1 June, when a levy of 50% of the original fee will be payable.  NO ENTRIES will be         accepted after 15 June.

Monday 20 – Friday 24 August 2018 - Competitions

Thursday 30 August 2018 - Gala Concert

    Awards

    1. The decision to make any award, is the prerogative of the adjudicator and is binding and final.
    2. Special awards will be made to participants who are category winners. As recognition for outstanding achievement a “Special Certificate of Merit” will be awarded to the participant who attained the highest mark in each category. An individual or a group may be designated as winner. Categories have been decided as follows:
      a. Ballet
      b. Contemporary Ballet
      c. Tap dancing
    3. The Executive Committee of the Eisteddfod may invite any dancer to perform at the Gala Concert on Thursday 30 August 2018.

    General

    1. It is the responsibility of each candidate to make sure of the times on the programme.
      Candidates that arrive late for their items will lose the opportunity to perform.
    2. No warm-up in the hall during performances.
    3. Dancers are allowed to sit in the hall during the performances and enter the stage directly from their seats or they can move around to the back of the stage just before it is their turn.
    4. No-one is to enter or leave the hall during a performance as this could disturb the participant and the adjudicator.
    5. We reserve the right to disqualify any dancer infringing the above rules.
    6. Small Groups consist of 4-8 dancers.
    7. Small Groups must be entered under one Group title / name.

    Entries

    • Entry fees are indicated for each item in the different sections.
    • Entries are facilitated automatically on our website at www.limpopo-eisteddfod.co.za,
    • Payments are then made simultaneously on the website via our PayFast portal – similar to buying items online.
    • No entry fees are refundable.

     

    Classical Ballet

    Classical Ballet

    No titles, character, story or props.  The routine will include mainly ballet techniques and classical steps and movement.  Only ballet shoes or point shoes.

    Demi-Character Ballet

    The dance consists of a story and character.  Props may be used. The dance may have a title.  Ballet shoes or point shoes must be worn.

    Contemporary Ballet

    Free movement steps combined with classical ballet steps.  Ballet shoes are optional.  Dance has no title.

    Tap

    Tap Straight

    The dance routine should include clear tap technique with correct use of arms. No title, character, story or prop to be used.  Tap shoes must be worn.

    Tap – character

    The dance must convey a story or a character.  Props may be used.  The dance may have a title.  Tap technique to be shown.  Tap shoes must be worn.