74th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Dance Group
15 Sep 2024 to 21 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2024 DANCING DIVISION RULES & CONDITIONS 

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ADJUDICATOR: Christopher Favaloro, Sydney

1. DUO/TRIO/QUARTET

  1. Competitors may only enter in one Dance Duo Section.
  2. Competitors may only enter one Tap Duo Section.
  3. In the case of Duets, Duos, Trios and Quartets, one of the competitors may be under the Age Limit, but may only enter for one Section.

2. MODERN DANCE ROUTINES (ALL EXCEPT GROUPS): A maximum of 3 acrobatic moves allowed. An acro or trick move is any move where hips go over the head, e.g. walk-overs, round-offs, aerials, baranis, hand-springs, chin stands & cartwheels.

3. GROUPS

  1. Competitors cannot perform in more than one Group in the same Section.
  2. Not less than six competitors.
  3. Must consist solely of current bone-fide students of the school name 

4. PERFORMANCE

Competitors coached or prompted will receive a written report and a mark, but will not be placed. (Except Tiny Tots)

Competitors may restart a forgotten routine but will not be placed

 5. MUSIC MP3 Upload to Stardom. Bring track on USB as back-up.

 6. CURTAIN (Optional)

Allowed for the following Sections:

Tiny Tots, Demi-Character Solos, Song & Dance Solos, Duos (excluding Tap), Trios, Quartets & Groups.

Marshall must be notified prior to the start of the Section regarding requirements.

 7. DEMI STORIES & NATIONAL TITLES (Optional) 

Must be handed to the Marshall prior to Section commencement: Demi: A typed copy, 25 words or less. National: Title only.

8. IMPROMPTU DANCE SECTIONS

Music supplied by the Adjudicator. Max time: 2 mins.

Classical: Single colour leotard, pink tights & ballet/pointe shoes. No trims or hair adornment.

Modern: Leotards and tights, or leotards and jazz pants. No trims or hair adornment.

9. CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

Tap: One slow routine followed by one quick routine. Distinct contrast in tempo & style must be shown. Competitors must have performed in a Tap Solo.      

Classical Ballet:One Classical Solo (pointe) followed by one Demi-character Solo. Competitors must have performed in a Classical or Demi Solo.

Modern Dance: One slow routine followed by one quick routine. Distinct contrast in tempo & style must be shown. Competitors must have performed in a Modern Solo.

10. REHEARSAL ON STAGE

  1. Tiny Tots only (by arrangement with the Eisteddfod Committee).
  2. First time competitors may request a familiarisation tour of the stage area (by arrangement with the Committee).

11. STAGE DIMENSIONS14.7m x 11.8m.

 

DANCE AWARDS

BALLET BURSARY AND TAP OR MODERN BURSARY

Any Townsville competitor age 15 to 18 who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, shows the most potential. Must have competed in the relevant Championship.

AWARDS:

  • Most outstanding dancer in Tap, Modern or Song & Dance.
  • Most outstanding dancer in Classical, Demi-Character or National.
  • Most promising Male Dancer.
  • Most promising Townsville competitor aged 13 or 14.
  • Most promising Townsville competitor aged 12 years and under.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 18 & Under
365 Classical Dance Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 members.

Donated by James Cook University

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 12 & Under
366 Classical Dance Group     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 members

The Abel Family Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
367 Lyrical/Expressive Dance Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 members

The Doug Gilchrist Trophy donated by Townsville Dancewear Centre

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 12 & Under
368 Lyrical/Expressive Dance Group     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 members

The Margaret Findlay Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
369 Jazz Dance Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Including Cabaret and Novelty. MInumum 6 members

Donated by Dentist on Paxton

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 12 & Under
370 Jazz or Novelty Dance Group     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

MInimum 6 members

Donated by Dentist on Paxton

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
371 Tap Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 membes

Donated by Jane Pirani

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 12 & Under
372 Tap Group     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 members

Donated by Solex

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 7 to Age 18
373 Secondary School Dance Group     Year 7 to Age 18

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 members

Donated by Dental Balance NQ

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
374 Primary School Dance Group     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Minimum 6 members

Donated by The Dance Collective

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC