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CLASSICAL BALLET DANCE 

Tentative 2017 Dates:


April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2, 3
Cleland Theatre
               

For information contact the Dance Director: Danica Venables -  250-689-0694
Click here to contact Dance Director by E-mail


It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries.

These rules apply to Penticton Festival only – Provincial Rules vary

 

MUSIC CHANGE!!!!

  1. The Festival will supply sound equipment backstage including iPOD hookup and CD player. Teachers/parents will play their own music from backstage. Individual CDs are not required. Backup music is the responsibility of competitor and/or teacher.
    1. All music can be on one device. A playlist for each track is recommended so music will stop when complete. A master CD may be use; be sure to select the appropriate track.
    2. If using an iPhone, please ensure it is on Airplane mode
    3. Please remove cases for a secure fit with the connection cord
    4. Please be sure to charge your device before arrival
  2. Stage will be marked for centre and quarter points. No other markings are permitted. We regret that special lighting is not possible. Marley floor will be provided.
  3. Time limit for dancers is 3 minutes maximum for solos, duos and trios, 5 minutes maximum for groups, and 12 minutes maximum for production numbers, including set up.
  4. Duos and Trios are entered by the age of the older competitor. Group class age is determined by adding all ages together and dividing by the number in the group. All ages are determined as of December 31st before the upcoming festival.
  5. Small Group: 4 to 8 dancers, Large Group: 9 & more dancers, Extra-large groups (16 & more) may be distinguished, dependant on entries
  6. There are two Entry forms: Solo/Duo/Trio Form and Group Form.All participants for Duos, Trios and Groups are to be submitted on ONE entry form only. It is important not to list the original entrant as an additional dancer
  7. No person may compete in 2 different entries in the same class/category. This includes GROUP DANCES. Teachers please advise dance director if a conflict occurs.
  8. Changes of dance category are not permitted during the Festival, except at the discretion of the Dance Director (ie. Medical reason). All change requests should be submitted by March 1, 2017. A change fee of $15 will apply and must be paid prior to performance.
  9. Any dancer who leaves the stage during a performance shall be allowed one re-start for adjudication only. If the competitor is not at fault, i.e. failure of lighting, etc., the repeat performance will be adjudicated and marked as usual.

  

Dance Entry Fees

Solo Class

Workshops

$ 20.00

$17.00

per solo

per class

Duet, Trio

$ 10.00

per person

Groups - 4 or More

$ 7.00

per person

         
The Registration Program Will Automatically Create These Groupings:

6 years and under

8 years and under

10 years and under

12 years and under

14 years and under

15 years

16 years and over

 

BALLET DANCE CLASSES

 

 

For those dancers wishing to perform for Adjudication Only,

please enter the Non Competitive option (box on registration page).

No marks or placements will be awarded.

 

Ballet Demi-Pointe: Classical technique. One hand-held prop may be used if integral to the dance. Soft ballet slippers must be worn. Classical music with lyrics may be used. Be aware that BC Provincials does not allow lyrics.

 

Ballet Pointe: Classical technique, in Pointe shoes. One hand-held prop may be used if integral to the dance. Classical music with lyrics may be used. Be aware that BC Provincials does not allow lyrics. Classical variations are recommended only for dancers 16 years and over.

Interpretive / Contemporary Ballet: Dancer must use ballet technique incorporating the body is the medium of expression and interpretation of the music in order to portray an intangible thought or mood, real or imaginary. This genre should express an idea, but not tell a story. No sets/props permitted. Ballet shoes (soft or pointe) must be worn in this category. Music with lyrics may be used. Be aware that BC Provincials does not allow lyrics. Contemporary Ballet is a constantly evolving style and may incorporate modern dance technique. May or may not tell a story/ express an idea.
         

Demi-Character/ Character: Dancer must perform classical ballet technique from the waist down and character from the waist up, or the whole body. Must portray a specific character, real or fictitious, with ballet technique and stylized movements. Hand held props may be used providing they are an integral part of the dance. Classical music with lyrics may be used. Be aware that BC Provincials does not allow lyrics or more than one prop.

National / Character National: A folk dance and/or a choreographed dance which portrays the traditional style of a specific country with or without the use of mime or props. Vocal and instrumental arrangements permitted.

Junior Choreography: Adjudication will be based on written notes, choreography, and performance. 

This category is intended for young/student choreographers. Performance may be a solo, duo or group number (solo fee applies). The choreographer may participate in the dance. Dancers wanting feedback on their choreography should be encouraged to enter in this category. Respective category (i.e., Ballet duo) will receive adjudication on performance/technique, and not on dance making. 

  • Choreography notes (1 copy) are required for the Junior Choreography category. They must be received at the Lobby Desk, prior to the commencement of the first session of the day.
  • Choreography notes (point form) to include
    • Inspiration
    • Reason for costuming choice
    • Reason for music choice
    • Movements and counts must be written out for at least one minute of the piece

Workshop Classes, Ballet: Open to ALL dancers who meet age requirements, as of December 31. Dancers wishing to qualify for Ballet Provincial Representation MUST take part. If registering for the workshop online please send in $17. Late sign up in person will be allowed for $25.00 fee, as long as there is room in the class.
Ages for Classical Workshops are

Junior, 10-12 years

Intermediate, 13-15 years

and Senior, 16-20 years old.

Dress Code for Ballet Workshop Classes: 
Participant’s grooming is important and will be noted, please dress according to the guidelines set out below. Absolutely no belts, trims, jewellery, leg warmers, etc. are permitted.
Females: Pink tights, dark, solid-coloured leotard, pink ballet slippers. Hair in a classic bun.
Males: Dark tights or fitted shorts and a solid-coloured shirt or solid-coloured leotard, ballet slippers. Hair neatly groomed.

 

 

MODERN DANCE

 Tentative 2016 Dates:
April 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 (Fri - Fri)
Cleland Theatre
               

For information contact the Dance Director: Danica Venables -  778-476-0903
Click here to contact Dance Director by E-mail


It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries.

These rules apply to Penticton Festival only – Provincial Rules vary

 

MUSIC CHANGE!!!!

  1. The Festival will supply sound equipment backstage including iPOD hookup and CD player. Teachers/parents will play their own music from backstage. Individual CDs are not required. Backup music is the responsibility of competitor and/or teacher.
    1. All music can be on one device. A playlist for each track is recommended so music will stop when complete. A master CD may be use; be sure to select the appropriate track.
    2. If using an iPhone, please ensure it is on Airplane mode
    3. Please remove cases for a secure fit with the connection cord
    4. Please be sure to charge your device before arrival
  2. Stage will be marked for centre and quarter points. No other markings are permitted. We regret that special lighting is not possible. Marley floor will be provided.
  3. Time limit for dancers is 3 minutes maximum for solos, duos and trios, 5 minutes maximum for groups, and 12 minutes maximum for production numbers, including set up.
  4. Duos and Trios are entered by the age of the older competitor. Group class age is determined by adding all ages together and dividing by the number in the group. All ages are determined as of December 31st before the upcoming festival.
  5. Small Group: 4 to 8 dancers, Large Group: 9 & more dancers, Extra-large groups (16 & more) may be distinguished, dependant on entries
  6. There are two Entry forms: Solo/Duo/Trio Form and Group Form.All participants for Duos, Trios and Groups are to be submitted on ONE entry form only. It is important not to list the original entrant as an additional dancer
  7. No person may compete in 2 different entries in the same class/category. This includes GROUP DANCES. Teachers please advise dance director if a conflict occurs.
  8. Changes of dance category are not permitted during the Festival, except at the discretion of the Dance Director (ie. Medical reason). All change requests should be submitted by March 1, 2015. A change fee of $15 will apply and must be paid prior to performance.
  9. Any dancer who leaves the stage during a performance shall be allowed one re-start for adjudication only. If the competitor is not at fault, i.e. failure of lighting, etc., the repeat performance will be adjudicated and marked as usual.

  

Dance Entry Fees

Solo Class

Workshops

$ 20.00

$17.00

per solo

per class

Duet, Trio

$ 10.00

per person

Groups - 4 or More

$ 7.00

per person

         
The Registration Program Will Automatically Create These Groupings:

6 years and under

8 years and under

10 years and under

12 years and under

14 years and under

15 years

16 years and over

 

MODERN DANCE CLASSES

 

 

For those dancers wishing to perform for Adjudication Only,

please enter the Non Competitive option (box on registration page).

No marks or placements will be awarded.

 

NOTE:  Neither ballet shoes (soft or pointe) nor jazz shoes are permitted in this discipline.

Modern: A stylized dance form with a foundation in technically-based disciplines such as Duncan, Graham, Ailey, Horton, etc. Dance that rejects the limitations of classical ballet and which favours movement derived from the expression of inner feeling, free dance, contraction and release, fall and recovery, and dynamism.

 

Contemporary: Free movement of dance encompassing various dance disciplines--with modern technique as its base. A constantly evolving style of movement that explores and gives physicality to human ideologies, behaviours, and emotions with emphasis on engaging the whole body.

 

Junior Choreography: Adjudication will be based on written notes, choreography, and performance. 

This category is intended for young/student choreographers. Performance may be a solo, duo or group number; solo fees apply. The choreographer may participate in the dance. Dancers wanting feedback on their choreography should be encouraged to enter in this category. Respective category (i.e., contemporary group) will receive adjudication on performance/technique, and not on dance making. 

  • Choreography notes (1 copy) are required for the Junior Choreography category. They must be received at the Lobby Desk, prior to the commencement of the first session of the day.
  • Choreography notes (point form) to include
    • Inspiration
    • Reason for costuming choice
    • Reason for music choice
    • Movements and counts must be written out for at least one minute of the piece

Workshop Classes, Modern: Open to ALL dancers who meet age requirements, as of December 31. Dancers wishing to qualify for Modern Provincial Representation MUST take part. If registering for the workshop online please send in $17. Late sign up in person will be allowed for $25.00 fee, as long as there is room in the class.
Ages for Modern Workshops are Junior, 10-12 years, Intermediate, 13-15 years and Senior, 16-20 years old.

Dress Code for Modern Workshop Classes

Participant’s grooming is important and will be noted. Absolutely no belts, trims, jewellery, leg warmers, etc. are permitted. Participant may wear any of the following: Dark, solid colour bodysuit, tights, close fitting shorts, Capri’s, jazz pants. Solid, dark colour close fitting tops. Hair neatly groomed. Kneepads may be worn. No sweat pants/shirts.  May bring socks, no formal footwear needed.

 

Revised: September 2015

 


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