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Dance

Dance

Rules and Syllabi 2020

Please read the General Rules of the Limpopo Eisteddfod

Only entries for the following 3 disciplines will be accepted:

  • Ballet
  • Modern Dance
  • Tap

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.
  • Dancers must dance in their correct category.

Timing

  • Maximum time duration of dances must be strictly adhered to otherwise dancers will be penalised:
    Solo: 6 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 1 May 2020 in order to compile 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 17 April - Closing date for entries

Friday 24 April - Late entries close.  PLEASE NOTE: Late entries will be accepted   after 17 April, when a levy of 50% of the original fee will be payable.  NO ENTRIES will be accepted after 24 April.

Thurday 14 May 2020 - Competitions

    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:
      Solos
      6 – 9 years
      10 – 14 years
      16 years and older
      Groups
      10 years and younger
      11 years and older

    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. 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.
    • 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.

    Enter

    Classical Ballet Solo 6 - 7 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Solo 8 - 9 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Solo 10 - 11 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Solo 12 - 13 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Solo 14 - 15 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Solo 16 years and older

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Duet 6 - 8 years

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Duet 8 - 10 years

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Duet 10 - 12 years

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Duet 13 years and older

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Trio 4 - 6 years

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Trio 6 - 8 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Trio 8 -10 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Trio 10 - 12 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Trio 13 years and older

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Small Group 6 - 9 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Small Group 10 - 12 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Classical Ballet Small Group 13 years and older

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Ballet Solo: Demi-Character 6 - 7 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Ballet Solo: Demi-Character 8 - 9 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Ballet Solo: Demi-Character 10 – 11 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Ballet Solo: Demi-Character 12 – 13 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Ballet Solo: Demi-Character 14 - 15 years

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Ballet Solo: Demi-Character 16 years and older

    ZAR 100.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Duet 6 - 8 years

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Duet 8 - 10 years

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Duet 10 - 12 years

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Duet 12 years and older

    ZAR 180.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Trio 6 - 8 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Trio 8 - 10 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Trio 10 - 12 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Trio 12 years and older

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Small Group 6 - 9 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Small Group 10 - 12 years

    ZAR 220.00 Select

    Ballet: Demi-Character Small Group 13 years and older

    ZAR 220.00 Select

     

    Modern Dance

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

     

    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.