SYLLABUS

BALLET

Classical Ballet - Dances should include adage and allegro. Titles, characterisations and handheld props are not allowed. Costumes should ensure that every aspect of classical technique is clearly visible. Repertoire is not allowed. 

 

Stylised Ballet - The communication of an idea through movement, danced with Classical Ballet technique when using hand props or with traditional style, such as Hornpipe, Spanish, Scottish, Tarantella. Soft or pointe shoes must be worn.

Classical Ballet and Stylised Ballet will be judged together. However, only one dance from these two disciplines may be entered.

NO POINTE WORK ALLOWED IN NOVICE CLASSES

TAP

All styles and developments in technique, including characterisation and humour, are encouraged providing the projection, beating and presentation of the routine is fully sustained and appropriate.  

MODERN

An all-inclusive term applied to an ever-evolving performing art. It includes Lyrical, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, and all styles of Modern Theatre Dance. NO ACRO ALLOWED.

All styles of Modern will be judged together. However, only one dance from any discipline can

ACRO

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context 

SONG & DANCE / MUSICAL THEATRE

The song sets the scene, mood and style of the dance. Pitch and accuracy whilst singing are essential. The dance should provide continuity and reflect the words of the song, which should be sustained throughout. The overall performance should show a combination of Song, Dance and Drama/Acting. 

NATIONAL

All traditional music, songs and technique appropriate to the country of choice are acceptable. Younger competitors are expected to demonstrate traditional performances. Seniors may introduce theatrical performances that are clearly based on a national tradition.

CHARACTER

A dramatic, artistic or sometimes humorous presentation of :

  • A story /character from any book, poem, play, film, history, cartoon, original created theme, etc.

  • The mannerisms and essential features of animals, birds, insects, reptiles, virus, and topical

    interpretations of abstract themes.
    Appropriate technique for the character should be used.

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