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FESTIVAL.

DU
BALLET

just for ballet dancers

Festival du ballet 2020

just for ballet dancers.

RULES & GUIDELINES.

registration now open!

GENERAL RULES.

 

•   Dancers must be registered with a studio. No independent entries will be accepted.
•   Entries will not be processed until full payment is received.
•   Soloists may enter themselves only once per category - except for the Variation category.  A second solo in the same category will be for adjudication only and must be specified at time of registration. 
•   Duo and trio dancers must have a change of partners to compete twice in the same category.
•   Solo, duos and trios are all eligible for high score awards without having to be in a group.
•   Levels are calculated based on hours of all ballet instruction per week - all ballet class time to be included.

•   Please ensure to enter dancers' maximum hours danced per week and not their current hours per week if they have recently decreased.
•   Re-dances are permitted in Novice and Intermediate categories only. Re-dances are permitted in all categories due to technical problems or anything not of the dancer’s fault.
•   Categories may be combined or separated based on entries received and at the discretion of event management.
•   It is the responsibility of the studio to ensure that pieces are entered into the appropriate category. Variations/Repertoire must only be entered into those categories.
•   Pointe work is recommended for Advanced & Accelerated dancers. At the discretion of the teacher, dancers in Novice & Intermediate may enter into the Pointe categories. 

ENTRY INFORMATION.

 

•   Entry deadline is December 15th, 2019.
•   Entry fees are non-refundable.
•   We reserve the right to refuse entries.
•   Studios must pay by business cheque, money order or email transfer. Personal cheques will not be accepted - strictly enforced.
•   Entries will not be processed until full payment is received.
•   Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We welcome all early submissions.

•   Entries received prior to deadline may not be accepted if the event is full.
•   Each late entry is to pay a $15 surcharge and will be accepted only if the schedule permits.
•   Entry fees do not include GST.
•   Schedule sent to email provided on registration account at least 4 weeks prior to event. Please ensure email provided is correct.
•   Dancer information (hours of training per week) can only be entered once. If a correction is needed, please contact us. Thank you in advance for ensuring all entries are accurate.  Inaccurate entries may be subject to penalties.

CATEGORIES.

 
•  Classical
•  Interpretive
•  Classical – Pointe 
•  Modern
•  Demi – Character
 
•  Pas de Deux
 
•  Contemporary
•  Contemporary Ballet
•  Contemporary Ballet Pointe
•  Variation
•  Repertoire 
•  Adult 19-29 years and 30+ years

ALL CATEGORIES:

   Pointe work is recommended for Advanced and Accelerated dancers. At the discretion of the teacher, dancers in Novice and Intermediate may enter into the Pointe categories. 
•   Choreography may contain props, touching, lip syncing, acro/gymnastics moves and floor work in all categories.
•   Soloists may enter themselves only once per category (except for the Variation category).  A second solo in the same category will be for adjudication only and must be specified at time of registration.  Duo and trio dancers must have a change of partners to compete twice in the same category.
•   Categories may be combined or separated based on entries received and at the discretion of event management.
•   Adult: Any routine where the average age of all dancers is 19-29 or 30+. Routines may be any ballet dance form.  Solo/Duo/Trios – ONE or more dancers aged 19 and over.  Groups - TWO or more dancers aged 19 and over OR the average age of all dancers is 19 and over. Categories will be split depending on number of entries.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS.

CLASSICAL   •   Routine uses any specific ballet technique (R.A.D., Cecchetti, Vaganova, etc.) and classical steps. Ballet slippers only. No variations/repertoire allowed.


CLASSICAL – POINTE   •   Routine uses any specific ballet technique (R.A.D., Cecchetti, Vaganova, etc.) and classical steps. Pointe shoes only. No variations/repertoire allowed.

 

DEMI-CHARACTER   •   Routine has a strong classical ballet base while portraying a character throughout. Pointe shoes or ballet slippers may be worn. Category will not be separated based on shoe style. No variations/repertoire allowed.

 

CONTEMPORARY   •   Routine is based on an unstructured dance form influenced by Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern technique. It draws from alternative or newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical techniques. It is ever changing and evolving and should involve emotion. All styles of footwear and bare feet are accepted, excluding pointe shoes. Category is separated based on flat/pointe shoes. 

CONTEMPORARY BALLET   •   Routine is based on an unstructured dance form influenced by ballet technique. It draws from alternative or newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical techniques. It is ever changing and evolving and should involve emotion. All styles of footwear are accepted, including bare feet (excluding pointe shoes). 

CONTEMPORARY BALLET POINTE   •   Routine is based on an unstructured dance form influenced by ballet technique. It draws from alternative or newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical techniques. It is ever changing and evolving and should involve emotion. Pointe shoes only.

INTERPRETIVE   •   Any ballet technique may be used as long as the body is used to translate and interpret an idea or mood, feeling or emotion, human condition or dramatic expression combined with dance movement. All styles of footwear are accepted, including bare feet.

MODERN   •   Routine is a free, expressive style of dance style that includes contract and release, floor work and fall and recovery. Style is based on the methods of Graham, Limon, Horton, Hawkins, Humphrey etc. Title needs to be submitted on the entry. All styles of footwear are accepted, including bare feet. 


REPERTOIRE   •   Groups only. Performing authentic sections or variations from the classical repertoire of a ballet. Open to all levels. Please state name of selection, composer and choreographer on entry form. Applicable footwear to the selection.

VARIATION   •   Solos only. Performing authentic selections or variations from the classical repertoire of a ballet. Open to all levels. Dancers may enter more than once in this category. All entries are eligible for placement and recognition. Please state name of selection, composer and choreographer on entry form. Applicable footwear to the selection.

PAS DE DEUX   •   A dance for two people; typically a man and a woman.

ADULT DANCE   •  19-29 years or 30+ years • Any routine where the average age of all dancers is 19-29 or 30+. Routines may be any ballet dance form. Solo/Duo/Trio with ONE or more and Groups with TWO or more dancers aged 19 and over OR the average age of all dancers is 19 and over must be entered into Adult Dance category. Categories will be split depending on number of entries and at the discretion of event management.

Trophies and monetary awards will be given according to the following in the Adult Dance Categories:
5 or less entries – 1st high score trophy is awarded.
6-10 entries – 1st high score trophy and $100 is awarded to highest scoring performance.
11+ entries - Top 10 list, 1st – 4th high score trophies, and monetary prizes are awarded ($50 - $100).

 

LEVELS.

NOVICE   •    0 - 3.0 hours of ballet* instruction per week 
INTERMEDIATE   •   3.25 - 6.0 hours of ballet* instruction per week   
ADVANCED   •   6.25 - 9.75 hours of ballet* instruction per week
ACCELERATED   •   10.0 or more hours of ballet* instruction per week
 

* All ballet class time to be included: technical, syllabus, ballet based choreography, modern and contemporary ballet.

MORE INFO:

•   Registration system will calculate the average of all dancers.
•   Dancers may not enter a lesser level than previously danced in at Festival Du Ballet.

•   When entering 'Hours per week' consider all forms of non-competitive and competitive training, including technique and regularly scheduled private sessions.

•   Please ensure to enter dancers' maximum hours danced per week and not their current hours per week if they have recently decreased.
•   Example of calculating level: 1.5 hours ballet technique, 1 hour modern, 1 hour contemporary ballet and 1.5 hours ballet choreography per week =  5 hours of ballet based dancing = Intermediate

 

AGE DIVISIONS.

•   The system will calculate division using dancer’s age as of December 31, 2019.
•   Duos, trios, and groups - the system will add and average the age of all the dancers (looking at the first decimal, if applicable) to round to the nearest whole number (12.4 = 12/ 12.5 = 13).
•   Age Divisions may be combined or separated based on entries received and at the discretion of event management.
•   If two or more dancers in a routine are aged 19 years and over they must enter and perform in the Adult Category OR if the average age of all dancers in a routine is 19 and over.

JUDGING/AWARDS.

 

•   Three qualified, experienced adjudicators specializing in the art of ballet.
•   Final marks are the average of the adjudicators’ scores.
•   Each routine will receive typed comment sheets from the adjudicators with their scores. Adjudication sheets are provided electronically to studio owners at the end of each level via Dropbox.
•   1st, 2nd, 3rd and Performance placements are given in each category. In Novice and Intermediate levels, medals are awarded on stage to all dancers. In Advanced and Accelerated levels, medals are awarded on stage to dancers placing 1st – 3rd. Performance medals are available after award sessions to all dancers.
•   Awards Sessions to be held at least 3 times per day.
•   Awards will be upload to the website if there is internet available at the venue. If not, the results will be upload within a couple days.


HIGH SCORE AWARDS   •  High Score Awards will be presented at the completion of each level. Trophies and cash awarded.
TOP TEN AWARDS   •  Top Tens are announced (in order of score) once 10 numbers in the high score category have performed. Updates are announced throughout the event. Final Top 10s are announced at the end of each level and receive a certificate for their studio.
CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS   •  One per award session from the adjudicators to recognize outstanding choreography. All winners are entered into a draw to win cash prizes at the end of the event.
SPIRIT AWARDS   •  Three performances are chosen by the adjudicators at each award session that show amazing energy, excitement and enthusiasm for dance. All Spirit Award winners are entered into a draw to win a $200 Pizza Party for their studio.
JUDGE'S PICK AWARDS   •  One performer per session is chosen by the adjudicators to give more recognition to more dancers. Performer is selected based on something special seen in them – such as “sharing your passion”, “amazing facial expressions”, “fantastic unique style” and more. Dancers receive a special Judge’s Pick t-shirt and a certificate signed by the judges!

•   The Rose Gala Finale is held at the end of the event featuring the highest scoring numbers of the competition to compete for more awards!
•   Novice/Intermediate and Advanced/Accelerated have their own sections in The Rose Gala Finale with their own sets of awards and trophies placing 1st - 4th.
•   The top 2 winners of The Rose Gala Finale Advanced/Accelerated section, are then invited to perform at the
Provincial Honours Performance in May at the Hard Rock Casino Theatre in Coquitlam, BC.

 

MUSIC/TIME LIMITS.

MUSIC

•   Teachers or a studio representative are responsible for playing music on equipment provided by the competition.  

Unless music has been previously uploaded at registration through DanceComp Genie.
•   Music can be uploaded/changed until 24 hours before performing.
•   Please be sure to carry backup copies of all music.
•   CD and iPod connection will be available.

•   Any questions or concerns, please find the backstage manager or event staff.

TIME LIMITS

SOLOS, DUOS, TRIOS  •   3 minutes            GROUPS  •   5 minutes 

•   Dancers are timed from the first note of the music until the last dancer exits the stage.
•   All dances are timed by a Festival Du Ballet timer.
•   Overtime entries may be subject to penalties and will not be eligible for High score awards.
•   Please ensure prop set-up and take-down is prompt.

 

AUDIENCE/DANCER

INFORMATION.

•   Admission for audience is $3 per day. Programs are $5.
•   Dancers are FREE for the entire event.
•   At the request of event choreographers there is absolutely NO camera or video equipment of any kind used in the theatre. No exceptions to this rule.
•   Professional photographers and/or videographers will be at the event if possible.
•   Doors to theatre will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each day.
•   Doors to the dressing rooms and lobby will open one hour prior to the start of each day.

DIRECTOR/TEACHER

 

INFORMATION.

•   A green room with coffee and light meals will be provided to all registered teachers and studio directors.
•   If possible, we will provide a monitor of the stage in the green room.
•   Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival at the event. If your name is not found on the list please find your studio director.
•   Admission and program complimentary for all registered teachers and studio directors.
•   Teachers are responsible for playing their own music on equipment provided by the competition, unless previously uploaded to DanceComp Genie.  Both CD and iPod connections available. Please be sure to carry backup copies of all music.
•   Event directors are always on site to answer your questions.
•   Adjudication sheet are provided to studios only after each high score award session via shared Dropbox folders. Studio directors may authorize (in writing only) more representatives to receive adjudication sheets.