74th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Dance
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
301 Dance Trio/Quartet     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:30

Any Style.

Donated by Geraldine Poole

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
302 National Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:15

Excluding Scottish & Irish

Donated by Kirwan State High School Creative Arts Support Group

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15 to 18
303 Tap Championship Solo     Age 15 to 18

Time Limit: 07:00

2 Dance Routines: 1.Slow routine 2. Quick routine. Time limit of 3:30 per dance. Must compete in appropriate Age Solo.

Donated by Joyce Munroe

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
304 Tap - Excluding Slow Solo     Age 15 to 18

Time Limit: 03:15

The Fern Brown Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 & 14
305 Tap - Excluding Slow Solo     Age 13 & 14

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by Ann Thurley

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11 & 12
306 Tap - Excluding Slow Solo     Age 11 & 12

Time Limit: 02:30

Donated by the Bradshaw Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 9 & 10
307 Tap Any Style Solo     Age 9 & 10

Time Limit: 02:30

The Hellen Bradshaw Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 7 & 8
308 Tap Any Style Solo     Age 7 & 8

Time Limit: 02:30

Donated by Marcia Chock Man

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 6
309 Tap Any Style Solo     Age 6

Time Limit: 02:30

The Marg E Laun Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15 to 18
310 Tap - Slow Or Waltz Solo     Age 15 to 18

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by Derek Nielsen

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 & 14
311 Tap - Slow Or Waltz Solo     Age 13 & 14

Time Limit: 03:15

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11 & 12
312 Tap - Slow Or Waltz Solo     Age 11 & 12

Time Limit: 02:30

Donated by Katrina Sayce

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
313 Tap Duo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by the Ball Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12 & Under
314 Tap Duo     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by the Dury Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
315 Dance Duo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:15

Excluding Tap

Donated by James Cook University

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14 & Under
316 Dance Duo     Age 14 & Under

Time Limit: 03:15

Excluding Tap

Donated by Tauman's Paint Townsville

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12 & Under
317 Dance Duo     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 03:15

Excluding Tap

Donated Richard & Rachael White, Townsville Neurosciences

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10 & Under
318 Dance Duo     Age 10 & Under

Time Limit: 03:15

Excluding Tap

Donated by Sarah Jackson

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 to 18
319 Song & Dance Solo     Age 13 to 18

Time Limit: 03:30

Must be 50/50 Content; No backing vocals in song section.

Donated by the Roche Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10 to 12
320 Song & Dance Solo     Age 10 to 12

Time Limit: 03:30

Must be 50/50 Content; No backing vocals in song section.

The George Connor Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 7 to 9
321 Song & Dance Solo     Age 7 to 9

Time Limit: 03:30

Must be 50/50 Content; No backing vocals in song section.

Donated by North Queensland Opera & Music Theatre

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15 to 18
322 Classical Ballet Championship Solo     Age 15 to 18

Time Limit: 07:00

2 Dances- 1. Classical Solo (pointe) 2. Demi-character solo; Time Limit 3mins 30 secs each routine; must perform in an appropriate Age Solo.

Donated by Ann Roberts School of Dance Pty.Ltd.

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Age 16 to 18
323 Classical Ballet Solo     Age 16 to 18

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by the Roger & Pat Costigan Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15
324 Classical Ballet Solo     Age 15

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by Fiona Fleming

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14
325 Classical Ballet Solo     Age 14

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by the Bearne Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13
326 Classical Ballet Solo     Age 13

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by Alison Day/Tierney

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12
327 Classical (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 12

Time Limit: 02:30

Donated by Pamela Garrick

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11
328 Classical (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 11

Time Limit: 02:30

The Bunny Costigan Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10
329 Classical (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 10

Time Limit: 02:30

Donated by Croft Gilchrist School of Dancing

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 9
330 Classical (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 9

Time Limit: 02:30

Donated by Anne Gilchrist

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 7 & 8
331 Classical (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 7 & 8

Time Limit: 02:30

Donated by Michelle Smith

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 6
332 Classical or Demi-Character Solo     Age 6

Time Limit: 02:30

The Marg E Laun Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 16 to 18
333 Demi-Character Solo     Age 16 to 18

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by Mary Tonner

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15
334 Demi-Character Solo     Age 15

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by First Class Dancewear

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14
335 Demi-Character Solo     Age 14

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by Michelle Flynn

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13
336 Demi-Character Solo     Age 13

Time Limit: 03:15

Donated by Ron & Melody Northey

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12
337 Demi-Character (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 12

Time Limit: 03:00

Donated by Yoko Giles

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11
338 Demi-Character (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 11

Time Limit: 03:00

Donated by the Stanton Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10
339 Demi-Character (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 10

Time Limit: 03:00

Donated by St Margaret Mary’s College

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 9
340 Demi-Character (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 9

Time Limit: 03:00

Donated by Fay White

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 7 & 8
341 Demi-Character (Demi-Pointe Only) Solo     Age 7 & 8

Time Limit: 03:00

Donated by Lisa Gilmore

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15 to 18
342 Modern Dance Championship Solo     Age 15 to 18

Time Limit: 07:00

2 contrasting Dances: 1. Slow Routine 2. Quick Routine; Time limit 3:30 per Dance; Must compete in appropriate Age Solo.

The Nola Gardner Memorial Trophy donated by the Gardner Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Age 16 to 18
343 Modern Dance - Slow Tempo Solo     Age 16 to 18

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by the Burns Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15
344 Modern Dance - Slow Tempo Solo     Age 15

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

The Jane Howden Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14
345 Modern Dance - Slow Tempo Solo     Age 14

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by Kylie Ball

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13
346 Modern Dance - Slow Tempo Solo     Age 13

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by Kathleen Booth

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12
347 Modern Dance - Slow Tempo Solo     Age 12

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by the Thurston Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11
348 Modern Dance - Slow Tempo Solo     Age 11

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Solex

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10
349 Modern Dance - Slow Tempo Solo     Age 10

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Reflexions Dance Studio

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 16 to 18
350 Modern Dance - Up Tempo Solo     Age 16 to 18

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by Michelle Ryan

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15
351 Modern Dance - Up Tempo Solo     Age 15

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by the Feather Costigan Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14
352 Modern Dance - Up Tempo Solo     Age 14

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by the de Hoog Family

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13
353 Modern Dance - Up Tempo Solo     Age 13

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by Eliza Croft

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12
354 Modern Dance - Up Tempo Solo     Age 12

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Gold City Dance Studios

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11
355 Modern Dance - Up Tempo Solo     Age 11

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Tegan Crane

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10
356 Modern Dance - Up Tempo Solo     Age 10

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Reflexions Dance Studio

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 9
357 Modern Dance Solo     Age 9

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Megan Plath

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 7 & 8
358 Modern Dance Solo     Age 7 & 8

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Dentist on Paxton

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 6
359 Modern Dance Solo     Age 6

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

The Marg E Laun Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 to 18
360 Hip Hop Solo     Age 13 to 18

Time Limit: 03:15

Any Style

Donated by Anna Cubis

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 7 to 12
361 Hip Hop Solo     Age 7 to 12

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style

Donated by Maddie Crane

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 5 & Under
362 Tiny Tots Dance Solo     Age 5 & Under

Time Limit: 02:30

Any Style except Scottish Or Irish

Donated by Dancers Academy of Ingham

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 to 18
363 Impromptu Dance - Classical Solo     Age 13 to 18

Time Limit: 02:00

Music provided by Adjudicator. Single coloured leotard only.

The Meryl Weston Trophy

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
364 Impromptu Dance - Modern Solo     Age 13 to 18

Time Limit: 02:00

Music provided by Adjudicator. Single coloured leotard only.

Donated by Dental Balance NQ

Sponsored by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC