2024 Border District Eisteddfod
Group Sections
25 May 2024 to 26 May 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Border District Eisteddfod 2024 Dance Rules and Information

 

Contact Details

Racheal Burns 0400 442 882

Email: dance@borderdistricteisteddfod.org.au

 

Venue

Stanthorpe Civic Centre

61 Marsh St, Stanthorpe QLD 4380

 

Competition Dates

Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th May 2024

 

Entry Fees

Solos - $10

Duos & Trios - $15

Groups - $25

 

Closing Date – Solo, Duo Trio & Repertoire

Friday 22 March 2024 midnight via stardom.com

We will not accept any late entries after this date.

 

Rules and Regulations

 

  1. ENTRY

This Eisteddfod is open to amateurs only who have not or are not receiving income derived from the particular class for which they entered.

All entries and payments are to be submitted online via stardom.com.

 

Dancers/Studios enter and participate in this eisteddfod according to all rules and guidelines listed. Lack of knowledge will not be accepted as a reason for the infringement of any rule.

 

Every care will be taken for competitors’ safety but the Committee will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by any competitor and/or damage to property during the Eisteddfod.

 

Entry fees are not refundable unless the section is cancelled by the Committee or there is an error in the program. Late entries will not be accepted.

 

Solo, Duo & Trio competitors may compete only once in that section

Groups may enter more than once in each section but must have 1 different person in each group, they may not be the same group. There is to be a minimum of four competitors for groups.

 

No routine is to be performed more than once.

 

  1. CHILD SAFE EVENT

This is a family-oriented dance eisteddfod therefore costumes, routines and lyrics must be suitable.

 

Please be mindful of avoiding inappropriate language and gestures. Reduction in points or disqualification will be at the discretion of the Adjudicator/ Dance Convenor.  

 

The BDE has a strict ‘No Tights, No Dance’ policy.  We aim to provide a safe family friendly competition and in the interest of child safety this rule will be enforced for all competitors.

 

  1. CHECK-IN

Please ensure you check in at least 15 minutes prior to your section start time.  

 

  1. TIME LIMITS

Duo/Trio: 3 minutes

Song & Dance Solo: 4 minutes

All other Solos: 3 minutes

Groups: 5 minutes

 

  1. MUSIC

All music is to be uploaded to www.musicuploads.com.au. Please ensure you have back up music compatible with a 3.5mm cord.

 

  1. AGE

Competitors age is determined at 1st January 2024. Dancers may dance up into older groups but must not be older than the age group for that section.  Open sections are open to all ages. Competitors must be prepared to provide Proof of Age if required.

 

  1. ALTERATIONS; CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM OR ADJUDICATOR

The Committee reserves the right to make any alterations or additions to the program when they become necessary and to appoint a substitute adjudicator at any time without notice. The Committee has the right to combine sections where required due to numbers.

 

  1. LAPSE OF MEMORY OR MUSIC MALFUNCTION

Competitors 12 years & over who commence a performance, stop completely, and leave the stage are encouraged to dance a second time but for “critique only” & will be unplaced.

 

Younger competitors in this situation may be placed at the discretion of the Adjudicator (marks will be deducted).

 

At any age, if this is a fault of a music malfunction, which is out of the control of the dancer, then the dancer may repeat his or her dance without penalty.

Prompting, except by an adjudicator is not permitted.

 

  1. COPYRIGHT & PHOTOGRAPHY

The Eisteddfod Committee is not responsible for any infringement of copyright or royalty by performers or those associated with the performances.  Copied music and choreography is used at their own risk. We assume that all studios/schools hold the relevant licence.

 

Competitor’s names and/or photographs may be used for promotional or marketing purposes.  Should this not be appropriate the Eisteddfod Committee must be notified.

 

Flash photography is NOT ALLOWED at any time during the Eisteddfod.  Photographs and recordings are allowed for PRIVATE USE ONLY during individual sections however photographs of groups MUST NOT be taken without the express permission of ALL performers in that group.

 

  1. THE ADJUDICATORS DECISION WILL BE FINAL

Communication with the adjudicator is not allowed.

 

  1. BACKSTAGE

We ask you to be respectful of the amount of people backstage acting as support. We ask that all competitors have max of one support person backstage.

 

  1. DRESSING ROOMS

Each Dancer will be responsible for keeping their dressing space clean and tidy. The toilets/bathrooms cannot be used as change rooms or for hair and make-up. Male or Unisex dressing rooms are set aside for those who require these so please enquire. You may be directed to a specific dressing room area please follow the directions of BDE team as to your space allocation.

 

  1. TAP SHOES

No pre-recorded tapping during dance sections is permitted. Tap shoes must not be worn in the auditorium and tap shoes must be removed or covered backstage.

 

  1. ADJUDICATOR COMMENT SHEETS

Can be obtained from the table at the back of the hall.

 

  1. SONG & DANCE SECTION

No voice accompaniment allowed during Song and Dance routines.

 

  1. PROPS

Props are only permitted for Demi Character sections. Props should be small in size and must not create a hazard side stage.  


BORDER DISTRICT EISTEDDFOD DANCE AWARDS 2024


SOLO AWARDS

MOST PROMISING BALLET DANCER.  Any age. To be chosen by the Adjudicator

MOST PROMISING TAP DANCER.  Any age. To be chosen by the Adjudicator

MOST PROMISING UP-TEMPO JAZZ DANCER.  Any age. To be chosen by the Adjudicator

MOST PROMISING NEO-CLASSICAL/CONTEMPORARY DANCER Any age. To be chosen by the Adjudicator

MOST PROMISING HIP HOP DANCER.  Any age. To be chosen by the Adjudicator

MOST PROMISING ANY SONG & DANCE ITEM.  Any age. To be chosen by the Adjudicator


AGE AGGREGATE TROPHIES  Highest points gained in 3 solo items

AGE AGGREGATE TROPHY – 6 years & under

AGE AGGREGATE TROPHY – 8 years & under

AGE AGGREGATE TROPHY – 10 years & under

AGE AGGREGATE TROPHY – 12 years & under

AGE AGGREGATE TROPHY – 14 years & under

AGE AGGREGATE TROPHY – 16 years & over


GROUP AWARDS

CHAMPION GROUP 6 YEARS & UNDER. Awarded to the group with the highest mark.

CHAMPION GROUP 8 YEARS & UNDER. Awarded to the group with the highest mark.

CHAMPION GROUP 10 YEARS & UNDER. Awarded to the group with the highest mark.

CHAMPION GROUP 12 YEARS & UNDER. Awarded to the group with the highest mark.

CHAMPION GROUP 15 YEARS & UNDER. Awarded to the group with the highest mark.

CHAMPION GROUP OPENS. Awarded to the group with the highest mark.

MOST ENTERTAINING GROUP. Adjudicators choice.

MOST OUTSTANDING COSTUMES & PRESENTATION. Adjudicators choice.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 22/03/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
D089 Classical Ballet Group     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D090 Classical Ballet Group     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D091 Classical Ballet Group     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D092 Classical Ballet Group     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D093 Classical Ballet Group     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D094 Classical Ballet Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D095 Jazz (Up-Tempo) Group     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D096 Jazz (Up-Tempo) Group     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D097 Jazz (Up-Tempo) Group     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D098 Jazz (Up-Tempo) Group     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D099 Jazz (Up-Tempo) Group     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D100 Jazz (Up-Tempo) Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D101 Neo-Classical / Slow Modern Group     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D102 Neo-Classical / Slow Modern Group     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D103 Neo-Classical / Slow Modern Group     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D104 Neo-Classical / Slow Modern Group     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D105 Neo-Classical / Slow Modern Group     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D106 Neo-Classical / Slow Modern Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D107 Tap Group     6 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D108 Tap Group     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D109 Tap Group     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D110 Tap Group     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D111 Tap Group     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D112 Tap Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D113 Contemporary Dance Group     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D113a Contemporary Dance Group     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D114 Contemporary Dance Group     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D115 Contemporary Dance Group     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D116 Contemporary Dance Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D117 Hip Hop Group     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D118 Hip Hop Group     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D118a Hip Hop Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D126 Song and Dance/Any Dance Group     8 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D127 Song and Dance/Any Dance Group     10 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D150 Song and Dance/Any Dance Group     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D151 Song and Dance/Any Dance Group     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00
D152 Song and Dance/Any Dance Group     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Entry: $25.00