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Dance

Dance

Rules and Syllabi 2021

Please read the General Rules of the Limpopo Eisteddfod

Only entries for the following 3 disciplines will be accepted:

  • Ballet
  • Modern Dance
  • Lyrical
  • Open

Guidelines for disciplines - See below at Item Lists

 

GENERAL RULES

Programme

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

Time limits

  • Maximum time duration of dances must be strictly adhered to otherwise dancers will be penalised:

    Item

    Minimum time

    Maximum time

    Solo:  6 years and older

    1 minute

    2 minutes

    Solo:  12 years and older

    1 ½ minutes

    3 minutes

    Duet: 6 years and older

    1 minute

    2 minutes

    Duet: 12 years and older

    1 ½ minutes

    3 minutes

    Trio: 6 years and older

    1 minute

    2 minutes

    Trio: 12 years and older

    1 ½ minutes

    3 minutes

    Quartet: 6 years and older

    1 minute

    2 minutes

    Quartet: 12 years and older

    1 ½ minutes

    3 minutes

    Groups: Small and Big

    2 minutes

    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 ballet@mgda.co.za no later than Monday 3 May 2021 to compile a playlist.  NB:  Failure to submit music in time, may result in entrants not being allowed to participate.
  • Only music in mp3 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

  1. Closing date for entries: Friday 16 April 2021
  2. PLEASE NOTE:  Late entries will be accepted until Friday 23 April 2021.  A levy of 50% of the original fee will be payable for these late entries.  NO ENTRIES will be accepted after 23 April 2021
  3. Competition date:  Thursday, 13 May 2021

    Awards

    1. Awards

      Every performance will be adjudicated according to the performer’s age and item. The adjudicator will use a 100-point scale and will consider a variety of areas. The decision to make any award, is the prerogative of the adjudicator and is binding and final.

       

      Special Certificate:  A special certificate may be awarded to outstanding contestants.  Such a contestant would have achieved the highest mark in the item taken part in, and impressed the adjudicator with a performance of an exceptionally high standard for his/her age. This certificate may thus be awarded to a contestant of ANY age; and will be handed out at the Eisteddfod’s Gala Concert.

    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. NB: No teacher or parent may assist a participant in any way by means of gestures or any other way of communication.
    4. 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.
    5. No-one is to enter or leave the hall during a performance as this could disturb the participant and the adjudicator.
    6. The use of resin on the stage floor must be confirmed with the Limpopo Eistedfodd Organisers. The type of flooring will depend on whether the use of resin is permitted or not. No resin may be distributed across the entire stage, performers may only step in a small amount before commencing on stage. Teacher are responsible to provide their own resin for their students.
    7. We reserve the right to disqualify any dancer infringing any of the above rules.

    Entries

    • Entry fees are indicated for each item in the different sections.
    • A dance may be entered as “own choreography” (a dance choreographed to be performed by only one candidate) or as a set dance (a set dance is when the same dance is taught and performed by more than one candidate from the same school. Please select one of the options when submitting an entry.
    • 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.

    Entries for this category are closed.

     

    Modern Dance

    Free movement steps.  Shoes according to the dance genre or bare feet.  This category includes jazz, contemporary,  hip hop etc.

    Entries for this category are closed.

     

    Lyrical Dance

     

    Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet, modern and contemporary. A lyrical dancer will use movements to express strong emotions such as love, joy, romance etc. The dancer often performs to music with lyrics as this serves as inspiration for the dancer’s movements and expressions. Movements in lyrical dance are characterised by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one movement to another. Leaps are high and turns are fluid and continuous.

    Entries for this category are closed.

    Open Category

    Any other form of dance that does not fit in the above mentioned categories may enter in the open section.

    Entries for this category are closed.