(GBPAC) Granite Belt Performing Arts Challenge 2019
Schools (Primary & Secondary)
02 May 2019 to 05 May 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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GBPAC 2019 - GROUPS & SCHOOLS - TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY


  1. Group entrance age is determined as age at 1st January of the year of competition.  The Committee reserves the right to ask for proof of age.
  2. Each dance school requires their own Public Liability Policy (minimum $10 million). The Committee reserves the right to request proof of policy.
  3. Each competitor/student can only dance twice per section.
  4. Time Limits must be observed. The maximum time limit will be 5 minutes for all Group items.
  5. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will be limited to the amount of performance time available. 
  6. Prizes – In each section there will be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Highly Commended. The judge may also award an Encouragement Award, at their discretion, for qualities they wish to acknowledge. Encouragement awards are not dependent on point scores.
  7. All competitors and other persons attending the GBPAC do so at their own risk. Any performer taking part in a dance event takes certain inherent risks. Participation in this competition indicates the acceptance of such risks by performers. Therefore by virtue of entering this event, it is agreed that participants will not hold the GBPAC or its officers, directors, officials, employees or volunteers responsible for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted by them while in attendance and/or participating in any activity related to the competition. The GBPAC and the hosting facility are not responsible for personal injury or property loss to either competitors or spectators.
  8. No communication with the judges during the course of the event will be permitted. The judge’s decision is final. 
  9. Music copyright payments are the responsibility of the dance studios/schools. 
  10. Music must be emailed to musicgbpac@gmail.com by 12th April 2019. GBPAC will not be held responsible for any music that cannot be played at the event.
  11. Personal videotaping and flash photography are prohibited. 
  12. All dance studios/school must provide the name, contact phone number and email of two volunteers per studio/school per session entered or entries will not be accepted. 
  13. Receipt of entries automatically entitles dance studios/schools to membership of the Granite Belt Performing Arts Challenge. Schools may then nominate one representative to sit on the committee. This person may not be on the committee of any other eisteddfod or similar competition. 
  14. Competitor’s names and/or photographs may be used for promotional or marketing purposes.  
  15. The Committee reserves the right to:
  • split or combine sections depending on entry numbers.
  • make amendments to its listed Schedule without prior notice, either before the commencement of, or during a session, and reserves the right to cancel a session if necessary.
  • appoint a substitute judge should this become necessary.
  • amend or alter the programme or to combine the age groups if there are insufficient entries
  • change the date/venue if considered necessary

8 & Under

Ballet; Jazz; Tap; Lyrical; Song and Any Dance


12 & Under

Ballet; Jazz; Tap; Lyrical; Contemporary; Song and Any Dance; Musical Theatre; Group Improvisation; Hip Hop; Acrobatics; Cultural/Ethnic/National


Open

Ballet; Jazz; Tap; Lyrical; Contemporary; Song and Any Dance; Musical Theatre;

Group Improvisation; Hip Hop; Acrobatics; Cultural/Ethnic/National


Primary Schools

Jazz; Other 


High Schools

Jazz/Hip hop; Contemporary; GLEE; Other


Special

Mature and Motivated



SECTION DEFINITIONS

  • Ballet – classical ballet performed to classical music.
  • Jazz – may include elements of Hip Hop but must be predominantly technical jazz. 
  • Tap – May perform traditional or street style tap. Every member of the team must wear tap shoes.
  • Lyrical – Slow Modern or Neo Classical dance
  • Contemporary – Abstract or experimental. An innovative way to move the body. Broad and creative technique.
  • Song & Dance/Song & Tap – Must be 50% Dance and 50% Song. Microphones are not be used at all.
  • Musical Theatre – From a stage or film musical and must include live singing, acting and choreographed movement and or dance. Must be presented in the style and context of the musical. Song & dances are not acceptable. Microphones may be used.
  • Group Improvisation – Groups must have a minimum of 4 students. They will be given a short piece of music for 15mins preparation time (isolated from other groups) and then perform on stage.
  • Hip Hop – a modern dance style, where traditional jazz technique is not the focus. 
  • Acrobatics – A combination of traditional dance with precision acrobatic elements, may include tumbling, balancing and pyramids.
  • Mature & Motivated – Any adult dance group of any style, no age limits.
  • Cultural/ Ethnic/National - Any style representing culture of a group, country or nation.
  • GLEE - From a stage or film musical or TV show or contemporary music piece and may include live singing, acting and choreographed movement and or dance. Must be presented in the style and context of the show. Song & dances are not acceptable. Microphones may be used.
  • Other – any routine that does not fit into the other categories.

Please note – care should be taken to ensure dancers are costumed appropriately for their age group and that choreography and music choice considers the audience in attendance at the event.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12/04/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Primary School Years (Prep - 6)
100 Jazz Primary School Group     Primary School Years (Prep - 6)

Time Limit: 05:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.501st $50          2nd $30          3rd $10          
101 Other Primary School Group     Primary School Years (Prep - 6)

Time Limit: 05:00

Any Other Dance style

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.501st $50          2nd $30          3rd $10          
High School Years (Year 7 - 12)
102 Jazz/HipHop High School Group     High School Years (Year 7 - 12)

Time Limit: 05:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.501st $50          2nd $30          3rd $10          
103 Contemporary High School Group     High School Years (Year 7 - 12)

Time Limit: 05:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.501st $50          2nd $30          3rd $10          
104 Glee High School Group     High School Years (Year 7 - 12)

Time Limit: 05:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.501st $50          2nd $30          3rd $10          
105 Other High School Group     High School Years (Year 7 - 12)

Time Limit: 05:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.501st $50          2nd $30          3rd $10