SASDS Adelaide 51st Annual SA Stage Dancing Society Dance Eisteddfod 2024
Troupes / Schools
28 Sep 2024 to 04 Oct 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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SASDS

South Australian Stage Dancing Society

 

Terms and Conditions of Entry

 

  1. I am aware of, and will comply with, the Rules of the Competition and conditions of the SASDS policies as listed below and, on the website, (www.sasds.com.au).

  2. I have checked my entries thoroughly, and where appropriate, discussed them with my dance teacher. I understand if I have made an error with my entries no changes can be made after the programme goes to print and no refund can then be given. Any changes after the entry closing date and before print may attract a $10 fee.

  3. I understand Eisteddfod performances will be recorded and photographed in whole and extracts may be used for editorial purposes and/or for the promotion of the Eisteddfod in future.

  4. I have read and understood the Eisteddfod Syllabus & Rules as set out below.

 

Syllabus & Rules of Competition

 

 

GENERAL 

 

  1. All matters relating to the application of the rules and matters concerning the Eisteddfod shall be determined by the SASDS Committee exercising its sole discretion.
  1. All decisions of the SASDS Committee will be final. To assist with the efficient and smooth running of the Eisteddfod, the Stage Manager, in consultation with other members of the Executive Committee (where practicable), has the discretion to interpret the Rules as they relate to day-to-day performances. 

 

 

ENTRY AGE 

 

  1. Competitors age is determined as of 1 January in the year the Eisteddfod is being held. This will determine their age group.
  1. Solo & Duo/Trio competitors must enter their correct age group. Stardom is set up to only accept entries in the correct age group according to their date of birth. In exceptionalcircumstances competitors may be allowed to compete in an older age group, but not a younger age group. Exceptional circumstances will be discussed and decided by the committee on a case-by-case basis.
  1. Duo/Trio entries are determined by the age of the oldest competitor. 

 

 

GENRES/DANCE DEFINITIONS 

 

CLASSICAL BALLET 

Incorporates classical ballet vocabulary and technique. Classical variations are acceptable.  

 

DEMI CHARACTER/CHARACTER 

Based on classical ballet technique but must portray a story involving mime and acting. Classical variations are acceptable. 

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER 

A folk or traditional national dance choreographed to appropriate music with costume depicting the style of the chosen country. 

 

LYRICAL 

Incorporates ballet, jazz and contemporary technique. The collaboration of music and choreography is used to express a range of emotions, for example love, joy, anger. The dancer must show an emotional connection between the music and the choreography. The music may contain lyrics. 

 

CONTEMPORARY 

Includes abstract and often extreme concepts. Contemporary dance needs to explore the dancer’s body and range of movement. Use of the torso, floor work, unpredictable changes of rhythm, speed and direction is often depicted. Choreography is physically intricate and versatile incorporating dynamic and expressive movement, strength and flexibility. 

 

JAZZ

Incorporates fast choreography to a variety of music from old to new. Current jazz technique should be shown including turns, kicks, jumps, floor work and arm and foot combinations. Important it is not a "broadway jazz" or "musical comedy" piece as this would be classed under Broadway or Musical Theatre style.


BROADWAY JAZZ

Broadway jazz is a stylised and dynamic performance of traditional jazz technique combined with themes emanating from Broadway style musicals and films. It combines fast and slow jazz dance technique including moves such as turns, kicks and jumps with intricate footwork and body and arm movements with expression, to create a stylish performance. This genre does not involve any singing. The Broadway jazz genre includes but is not limited to, traditional Broadway jazz such as Fosse style and also more contemporary expressions from modern Broadway musicals.


MUSICAL THEATRE

An item choreographed to music from a film musical or stage musical. Must not be an exact replication but should show the appropriate characterisation and choreographic musical theatre style dance. This genre does not involve any singing. Identifying features include story focused and character driven movement, exaggeration, quirkiness and sometimes humour.

 

HIP HOP 

Incorporates all styles of Hip Hop dance. Characterised as street/break dance style. Must not be a commercial jazz routine, as this would be classed under the “JAZZ” genre. 

 

TAP 

Any style or tempo of tapping. Should show important tapping techniques such as light and shade, musicality, rhythm and syncopation with beats. 

 

SLOW TAP 

Incorporates the above “TAP” description but choreographed to a slow piece of music. 

Must be of a slow tempo. 

 

FAST TAP 

Incorporates the above “TAP” description but choreographed to a fast piece of music. 

Must be of a fast tempo. 

 

SONG AND DANCE 

Routine must contain both singing and dancing (musical theatre style) of approximately equal length. Pre-recorded singing or any vocals are not permitted whilst competitors are singing. 

However, we do allow for backing vocals and full vocals in the dance section only. 

 

SONG AND TAP 

Routine must contain both singing and dancing (tap style) of approximately equal length. Pre-recorded singing or vocals are not permitted whilst competitors are singing. However, we do allow for backing vocals and full vocals in the tap dance section only. 

 

OWN CHOREOGRAPHY 

An original dance solo of specified style, choreographed by the competitor. No costumes or props, competitors to wear simple black class attire. 

 

IMPROVISATION 

Original, unplanned and unprepared movement to a piece of music supplied by the 

adjudicator. Music is heard once in its entirety per competitor directly before taking to the stage to perform. No costumes or props, competitors to wear simple black class attire. 

 

ACROBATICS 

Incorporates both Acrobatic/Gymnastic tricks and technique performed and choreographed as a dance.

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS:

 

LITTLE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP 

Can include any of the genres listed in these definitions. Routines can be repeated in this section. 

 

FUTURE STARS CHAMPIONSHIP 

Can include any of the genres listed in these definitions. Routines can NOT be repeated in this section. 

 

CLASSICAL CHAMPIONSHIP 

Performance of 1 Classical AND 1 Character/Demi-Character routine. 

Competitors must have entered and competed in ONE qualifying solo open section of either a Classical Ballet OR Character. The minimum age is ten years. Routines can NOT be repeated. 

 

MODERN CHAMPIONSHIP 

Performance of 1 Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz AND 1 Lyrical or Contemporary. Competitors must have entered and competed in the qualifying open sections of a Jazz AND Lyrical. The minimum age is ten years. Routines can NOT be repeated. 

 

TAP CHAMPIONSHIP 

Junior Championships is a performance of 1 Tap Medley (a Slow/Fast Medley) 

Senior Championships is a performance of 1 Slow Tap AND 1 Fast Tap 

Competitors must have entered and competed in a qualifying open Tap section. The minimum age is ten years. Routines can NOT be repeated. 

 

THEATRICAL CHAMPIONSHIP 

Performance of 1 Song & Dance AND 1 Song & Tap 

Competitors must have entered and competed in a qualifying open section of either a Song & Dance OR Song & Tap. The minimum age is ten years. Routines can NOT be repeated. 

 

DANCE SCHOOLS SHOWCASE 

Can include any of the genres listed above in these definitions. Adjudication is based on technique and entertainment.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS SHOWCASE 

Can include any of the genres listed above in these definitions. Adjudication is based on technique and entertainment.

 

ALL ABILITIES SHOWCASE 

Can include any of the genres listed above in these definitions. 

This section is intended as an inclusive group performance opportunity for dancers with disabilities. Teachers/Coaches are permitted to assist the performers during these

performances if required. Costumes to reflect the style and music shown. 

Adjudication will generally be based on choreography, technique, use of stage, variations in steps, musicality, flexibility, expression, music interpretation, music arrangement and entertainment.

 

 

AGE GROUPS & GENRES: 

 

Solos – Open

 

  • Under 6 
    • Classical or Character/Demi-Character
    • Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz
    • Lyrical or Contemporary
    • Song & Dance or Song & Tap or Tap
  • 6 & Under 8
    • Acrobatics
    • Character or Demi-Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre/Broadway Jazz
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 8 & Under 10
    • Acrobatics
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 10 & Under 12
    • Acrobatics
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 12 & Under 14
    • Acrobatics
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 14 & Under 16
    • Acrobatics
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 16 & Over
    • Acrobatics
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap

 

Solos – Novice 

 

  • 8 & Under 10
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 10 & Under 12
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 12 & Under 14
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 14 & Under 16
    • Broadway Jazz
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap

 

Duos/Trios – Open Only

 

  • Under 10
    • Broadway Jazz or Musical Theatre or Jazz
    • Classical or Character/Demi Character
    • Lyrical or Contemporary
    • Song & Dance or Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • Under 12
    • Broadway Jazz or Musical Theatre or Jazz
    • Classical or Character/Demi Character
    • Hip Hop
    • Lyrical or Contemporary
    • Song & Dance or Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • Under 14
    • Broadway Jazz or Musical Theatre or Jazz
    • Classical or Character/Demi Character
    • Hip Hop
    • Lyrical or Contemporary
    • Song & Dance or Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 14 & Over
    • Broadway Jazz or Musical Theatre or Jazz
    • Classical or Character/Demi Character
    • Hip Hop
    • Lyrical or Contemporary
    • Song & Dance or Song & Tap
    • Tap

 

Improvisation

 

  • 10 & U/14 Junior Improvisation
  • 14 & Over Senior Improvisation



Troupes

 

  • 6 & Under 
    • Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz
    • Song & Dance or Song & Tap
    • Tap
    • Lyrical or Contemporary
  • 8 & Under
    • Classical or Character or Demi-Character
    • Contemporary or Lyrical
    • Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz
    • Song & Dance or Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 10 & Under
    • Acrobatics
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary or Lyrical
    • Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 12 & Under
    • Acrobatics
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • Musical Theatre
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • 15 & Under
    • Acrobatics
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap
  • Open 
    • Acrobatics
    • Character or Demi Character
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Hip Hop
    • Jazz or Musical Theatre or Broadway Jazz
    • Lyrical
    • National Character
    • Song & Dance
    • Song & Tap
    • Tap

 

All Abilities Showcase


Secondary School Showcase

 

Dance School Showcase

 

Championships

  • Little Stars Championship – U/6
  • Future Stars Championship – 6 & U/10
  • Junior Classical Championship - 10 & U/14
  • Junior Tap Championship – 10 & U/14
  • Junior Modern Championship – 10 & U/14
  • Junior Theatrical Championship – 10 & U14
  • Senior Classical Championship – 14 & Over
  • Senior Tap Championship – 14 & Over
  • Senior Modern Championship – 14 & Over
  • Senior Theatrical Championship – 14 & Over

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

  1. The Eisteddfod is only open to amateurs. For the purposes of this rule, “amateur” means any current primary or secondary school student; or any eligible 'open age' competitor who since leaving secondary school, has not worked in any professional capacity in the dance, theatre or performing arts’ industries. Any open age competitor will be deemed to have worked in a professional capacity in the dance, theatre or performing arts industries under this rule where they satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
    1. They have, in any one financial year since leaving school, earned an income of $15,000 or more for work undertaken as a choreographer, teacher, dancer, singer or actor;
    2. They have received one or more qualifications at Diploma level or higher in any facet of dance, theatre, singing or acting;
    3. They have been a cast member of any professional dance, musical or theatre production, with a running time of 4 weeks or more; or
    4. They have appeared in any television show or movie as a dancer, singer or actor in a paid role.

 

If clarification regarding eligibility is required, please contact secretary@saeisteddfod.com.au prior to entering.

 

  1. ‘Open Age’ teachers will only be allowed to compete in the Troupe sections of the Eisteddfod with the prior written consent of the SASDS committee. This must be submitted in writing or via email to the SASDS committee before the commencement of the Eisteddfod. The SASDS committee may exercise its sole discretion in the granting of consent.

  2. ‘Open Age’ Assistant teachers (one who assists a teacher and receives no/or token remuneration) are eligible to enter any section of the competitions.

  3. The Open Hip Hop Troupe section has no age or amateur status requirements. SASDS welcomes competing Hip Hop crews that compete at HHI or similar and thus rules for this section, and this section only, have allowedeachers/professionals to compete alongside students as they do in other Hip Hop crew competitions.

 

 

ENTRY TO THE COMPETITION

 

Solos: $30 per entry

What do you receive:

  • Medals on SASDS ribbons
  • CASH Prizes
  • Adjudication by Industry Professionals
  • 2 alternating Adjudicators at each Eisteddfod
  • Trophy, cash prizes and vouchers for Solo Aggregates
  • Trophy, cash prizes and vouchers for Outstanding Solo in an age group

Plus a one-off $25 Registration fee per family to help cover Eisteddfod costs 

(we are all volunteers)

 

Duos/Trios: $40 per entry

What do you receive:

  • Medals on SASDS ribbons
  • CASH Prizes
  • Adjudication by Industry Professionals
  • 2 alternating Adjudicators at each Eisteddfod

Plus a one-off $25 Registration fee per family to help cover Eisteddfod costs 

(we are all volunteers)

This may have already been paid under your solo entry.

 

Improvisation: $30 per entry

What do you receive:

  • Medals on SASDS ribbons
  • CASH Prizes
  • Adjudication by Industry Professionals

Plus a one-off $25 Registration per family to help cover Eisteddfod costs 

(we are all volunteers)

This may have already been paid under your solo entry.

 

Little Star Championship: $30 per entry

What do you receive:

  • Trophy
  • CASH prizes
  • Various vouchers from a sponsors
  • Adjudication by 2 Industry Professionals
  • 2 Adjudicators providing valuable feedback
  • Added to the distinguished list as the year’s winner in the annual programme

 

Future Star Championship: $30 per entry

What do you receive:

  • Trophy
  • CASH prizes
  • Various vouchers from a sponsors
  • Adjudication by 2 Industry Professionals
  • 2 Adjudicators providing valuable feedback
  • Added to the distinguished list as the year’s winner in the annual programme

 

All other Championships: $50 per entry

What do you receive:

  • Trophy
  • CASH prizes
  • Various vouchers from a sponsors
  • Adjudication by 2 Industry Professionals
  • 2 Adjudicators providing valuable feedback
  • Added to the distinguished list as the year’s winner in the annual programme

 

Troupes: $30 per entry

What do you receive:

  • Medals on SASDS ribbons
  • CASH Prizes
  • Adjudication by Industry Professionals
  • 2 Adjudicators at each Eisteddfod

  1. Entries must be submitted on the officialSASDSwebsite online data system, on orbeforethe date specified. Troupe entries may be submitted by the online form and sent either by post or email to thesecretary@saeisteddfod.com.au

  2. Accuracy and approval of entries is the sole responsibility of the competitor or responsible person. It is assumed the competitor has approval from the Principal of their Dance school or Choreographer to enter this Eisteddfod.

  3. All solo, duo/trio and troupes are asked to pay a compulsory registration fee at the time of lodging entries. This fee goes towards the cost of running our Eisteddfod, for example, the venue, adjudicators, accommodation, computer expenses etc.

  4. As a volunteer organisation and not privately run business, only financial members (or students of financial members) of the SA Stage Dancing Society can submit entries to the Eisteddfod. By paying your Registration Fee you are becoming a financial member.

  5. No entry will be assumed to be accepted unless accompanied by full payment. No refund will be offered if, after entries close, an error is discovered by the competitor and/or where a competitor does not appear for any reason other than if the section is cancelled by SASDS. Changes may be made at the discretion of the SASDS committee prior to printing of the programme.

  6. If solo entries in any section equal twenty two (22) or more, sections will be arranged into two or more divisions by SASDS except for Championships and Scholarships where there will be no divisions. Where possible, this will be split on the basis of year of birth.

  7. If a section is cancelled by SASDS, entry money will be refunded. Scholarships and Championships must receive a minimum of four (4) entries to be included in the program. If cancelled, entry money will be refunded.

  8. The age groups of Scholarship and Championship sections may be adjusted if necessary, at the discretion of the SASDS Committee

  9. No competitor may compete twice in the same section other than the 12 & Under, 15 & Under and Open Age Hip Hop Crews and Secondary School Showcase .

  10. No group may compete twice in the same section other than the Secondary School Showcase (if offered).

  11. Solos must comply with the technique listed for that genre as described as per the SASDS Dance Definitions document.

  12. No school, individual or group is to present the same song and set of work in different sections, except for the Little Stars Championship.

  13. The committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.

 

 

NOVICE SECTIONS

 

  1. Once a competitor has placed in a section (with 5 or more competitors) at any dance competition (first, second or third), they must enterthe following two yearsas an open competitor for that genre.

  2. Competitors who enter an Open sections (excluding open sections that do not have a corresponding novice section) are no longer eligible for Novice Awards or Novice Aggregates (if offered) in that year.

  3. Please be respectful and enter this section only if you are a true novice.

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

 

  1. To enter a Championship section, competitors must have entered and competed in a qualifying open section(s) as follows:

  • Modern Championship – Open JazzANDOpen Lyrical.
  • Classical Championship–EITHEROpen Classical Ballet OR Character OR Demi Character.
  • Theatrical Championship –EITHER OpenSong & Dance OR Song & Tap.
  • Tapping Championship - Open Tap section.
  • Future Stars Championship – 2 Open Solos in any genre.
  • Little Stars Championship – 1 Open Solo in any genre.

 

 

TROUPES

 

  1. Troupe performances must have a minimum of four (4) competitors.

 

2       There must be at least one competitor on stage at ALL times. 

 

 

AWARDS

 

  1. An awards list will be available on the SASDS webpage detailing prizes available for each year of the Eisteddfod.

  2. In the event of a tie in any section, full prize money (if offered) will be awarded to each competitor. In the event of a tie in sections involving Aggregate Awards (if offered), full points will be allotted to each competitor. Prize money and aggregate points will be awarded on the Adjudicators’ placings irrespective of the number of entrants.

  3. Where a tie occurs for any Aggregate Award (if offered), the greatest number of firsts will decide the winner. If firsts are equal then the greatest number of seconds or if needed, thirds will decide the winner. If firsts, seconds and thirds are all equal, joint winners will be declared.

  4. As placings in Novice sections determine the movement of a competitor to an Open section, the Adjudicator may withhold a placing if they determine they may not yet be ready for that section.

  5. A critique will be provided for each performance in every section and may be accessed only by the teacher, competitor or their carer.

  6. All open and novice (where offered) Aggregate winners and runner ups are no longer eligible to enter any novice sections in future Eisteddfods.

 

 

ADJUDICATORS

 

  1. Communication with the Adjudicator either by competitors, teachers or other interested parties during the Eisteddfod is absolutely prohibited. SASDS reserves the right to disqualify a competitor for any breach of this rule.

  2. Competitors who have been taught, coached or advised by the Adjudicator, excluding participation in workshops or examinations, in the twelve (12) months prior to the closing of entries will not be eligible to compete in that section.

  3. Adjudicator’s decision as to whether or not an item presented by a competitor complies with conditions of the section shall be final. A formal protest may be made and assessed by the SASDS Executive Committee.

 

PROTESTS

 

  1. Protests regarding breach of rules, or an adjudicator’s decision due to a breach in the rules, are to be made in writing within two hours of the completion of the section accompanied with a $20 fee. This fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

  2. The decision of the SASDS Executive Committee in relation to protests shall be final. All entries are received subject to this provision.

 

STAGE REHEARSAL

 

  1. No rehearsal or practice is permitted on the stage to be used for the Eisteddfod after the commencement of ‘bump-in’, or during the whole of the Eisteddfod period. Any competitor not observing this condition will be automatically disqualified.

 

 

PROPS

 

1     Props and accessories are allowed for all genres provided the following specifications are met:

  1. Any props used should be flame resistant.
  2. Props are not to be dragged pulled or pushed onto the stage area without castor wheels placed under the prop. This is to protect the Tarkett floor and any damages incurring a cost will be passed on to the competitor.
  3. All articles of any substances that may create problems for the floor or introduce risk of injury for competitors are not permitted. Examples of this include: liquids, powder, clay, foodstuffs, glitter, confetti and loose feathers etc.
  4. Straw bales used as props must be enclosed completely in clear plastic.
  5. No glass, mirrors or other breakables are allowed on stage.

Any props that require the stage to be swept after use are discouraged.

 

  1. Failure to adhere to the above may result in the routine being ineligible for a placing and may be performed for a critique only. This will be at the discretion of the adjudicator and/or stage manager.

  2. Props to be used for a performance must be side stage prior to theSESSIONcommencing. It is the responsibility of the teacher to place props on the stage, and to ensure there are enough people to assist if required. No more than 3 extra people. Please notify The Stage Manager if any props and/or people required to assist side stage.

  3. Stage preparation of props is allowed with the following time restrictions.

    1. Solos have a30 secondtime limit to set props on stage for solos AND30 secondto time limit to remove all props once the solo has finished.
    2. Troupes have one (1) minute to set props on stage AND one (1) minute to remove props once all competitors have left the stage.
    3. Speciality Sections/Showcase has three (3) minutes to set props on stage and three (3) minutes to remove all props once all competitors have left the stage.

 

Failure to adhere to the above time frames may result in the routine being ineligible for a placing and being performed for a critique only. This will be at the discretion of the adjudicator and/or stage manager.

 

  1. All props are to be deemed appropriate and to be fully integrated as part of the performance as determined by the adjudicator.

 

CURTAIN

 

  1. A curtain (where available) will be allowed for 6 & Under and 8 & Under Troupe sections. No curtain will be provided for any other troupe, solo/duo/trio or scholarship/championship sections unless directed by the Stage Manager.

  2. Access to the centre of stage via a rear curtain will be dependent on the venue.

 

LIGHTING

 

  1. All lighting will be dependent on the availability at the venue.

  2. For all troupe routines where the use of the curtain is not permitted or unavailable, a blue wash will be applied to allow for safe movement/placement/positioning of competitors and props on stage. Once set, a blackout will be applied at the commencement and conclusion of the routine.

  3. If available, special lighting is allowed for all troupes. Lighting plots are to be submitted by a designated date prior to the start of the Eisteddfod along with a nominated caller. (Date to be communicated each year dependant on venue). If the nominated caller is not present side stage at the time of the performance, the special lighting will not be made available. Standard stage lighting is to be used for all other items. Lights attached to or part of scenery is permitted only if electrically tested/ tagged, or battery powered. No lighted candles or naked flames will be permitted on the stage.

  4. Backdrops and flies for troupes are allowed if applicable to the venue.

 

 

MUSIC

 

  1. Music must be uploaded on to the Eisteddfod system when opened and completed by the date stated. You should test your music on the system as suggested.

  2. Any music not uploaded may be bought in by the competitor on either an iPad, iPod, Tablet, IPhone or Smart Phone. No USB’s will be accepted. A cable connection is provided for iPod/iPads/Tablets and Smart Phones.

  3. To play on a device you must:

    1. Have only one item per Playlist
    2. Set the volume to its highest level
    3. Switched to airplane mode
    4. Have the screen security passcode de-activated.

 

 

SPECIALTY SECTIONS

 

  1. SASDS may also offer specialty sections including, but not limited to, Studio Showcase, Multi-Cultural, Secondary Schools, and Video competition. All competitors in the Specialty Sections will operate under these rules. Any modified rules affecting these sections will be identified on the SASDS web site.

 

AT THE EISTEDDFOD

 

  1. Proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or student ID, must be shown upon request.

  2. Times given for commencing Sessions are absolute. Competitors are required to be ready to perform should preceding entrants not appear. You should be at the venue when your session commences.

  3. All Competitors must check-in upon arrival at the Eisteddfod. Competitors must compete in the order they appear in the official program, unless approved by the Stage Manager. It is the competitor’s responsibility to be ready when called by the Stage Manager. If the competitor is not ready, they will not be eligible for a placing and may perform at the end of the section for a critique only.

  4. All routines must adhere to the specified time limit. Timing of the performance is from the first movement and finished on the last movement of the routine (not the music). Should an item extend over time by 10 seconds or more, the adjudicator will be notified and no placing will be awarded. The adjudicator will however, offer a critique.

  5. Competitors who commence a performance then stop or leave the stage will not be eligible for a placing unless the fault is of a technical nature of SASDS equipment. Competitors are encouraged to return to perform at the end of the section for the adjudicator to provide a critique of their performance.

  6. No audible vocal assistance is to be given side stage.

  7. No backing vocals allowed whilst singing in the Song and Dance and/or Song and Tap sections.

  8. In own Choreography and Improv sections (where offered), simple black class attire such as a leotard and skirt/shorts must be worn. Handheld props allowed only in own choreography sections; this includes the use of a Brentwood style chair. Competitors only allowed side stage during these sections.

 

9     We encourage support in the audience and side stage. Continued screaming is not encouraged however. It is also kind and part of our Eisteddfod’s mission to encourage all performers both on and off stage.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

 

  1. SASDS reserves the right to video tape or photograph for TV, print, online (website and society Facebook or other online media) or other promotional purposes any performance in the Eisteddfod. Should any competitor not be comfortable or have specific legal requirements, please contact the contactsecretary@saeisteddfod.com.auprior to entering or approach one of the SASDS Committee who will be happy to assist you.

  2. Professional photography and videography organisations will be employed by SASDS to photograph and video each on stage performances. These recordings will be available for purchase by the competitor or their parent/family only. Principals of dance studios may purchase Troupe performances. All purchases of troupe performances must be signed and approved by the Principal of the requested School’s performance.

  3. Use of Video, Audio or Image Recording devices by audience members or Eisteddfod participants, including but not limited to, Cameras, Video Cameras and Audio Recorders whether discrete devices or embedded within mobile phones, music/media players, pens or other items, is strictly prohibited within the theatre, side stage or in competitor allocated rooms. This is required by our Child Safe Policy, and protects the copyright of performers, choreographers and others involved in creating each performance. Offenders will be removed from the Eisteddfod.

  4. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of entry grants permission for photographs or video of performances to be taken:

  1. Note that for duos, trios and troupes it is the responsibility of the person submitting the entry and approving photography/videography to ensure that permission is granted by all performers involved in the performance or, if under 18, their parent or carer prior to submitting the approval.
  2. If permission has not been granted and there is a request to change please notify the SASDS Committee either at the Eisteddfod or viasecretary@saeisteddfod.com.auprior to the day of the performance.

 

COPYRIGHT

 

  1. The Eisteddfod is covered by a license from Australian Performing Rights Association for the performance of music during the eisteddfod. Competitors are reminded, however, that the making of photocopies or recordings of copyright works may be an infringement of the copyright act. SASDS will not be liable for any copyright infringement. Any mechanical royalties that may be payable for performance of recorded copyright material is the responsibility of the performer.

 

INSURANCE

 

  1. Competitors are not covered by public liability insurance. All dance schools and parents/carers should ensure that competitors are privately insured for any injury incurred during the eisteddfod. Entry and performance is at your own risk.

 

ELECTRICAL ITEMS

 

  1. All electrical items e.g. hairdryer, hair rollers/ straighteners, lights as props, mobile phone/iPod/iPad chargers etc., must be tagged in the current year or will not be able to be used anywhere in the venue.Untagged items found in rooms will be removed and available at the ticket box for collection and removal from the venue.

 

 

TEACHER/COMPETITOR PASSES

 

  1. Solo, Duo/Trio competitors are provided free entry to the competition.

  2. All Principals must be financial members of the society and can collect their passes, in person, from the ticket box in the foyer at the eisteddfod venue.

  3. Principals must nominate teachers who require a side stage pass to the Committee no later than one week prior to the commencement of the Eisteddfod. Teachers must collect their passes, in person, from the ticket box in the foyer at the Eisteddfod and have either provided previously or when collecting their pass, provide a current valid Working with Children Check.

  4. Any other person/persons requiring to be side stage need permission from the SASDS Committee or Stage Manager and are required to be registered and have identification visible at all times side stage.

  5. All personsrequiring to be side stage need to provide a current Working with Children check.

 

SUPERVISION AND LIABILITY OF MINORS AND COMPETITORS

  1. Competitors accept that there is an inherent risk that exists within physical activity. It is the responsibility of the competitor not to go beyond their physical capabilities and skill level. Routines must be within the competitor’s skill set.
  2. To the extent permitted by law, SASDS is not liable for any potential loss, damage, accident, injury or death that may occur as a result of participation in this competition.
  3. It is the responsibility of Parents and Guardians to supervise their children at the Eisteddfod except when prevented due to performance related restrictions. In this case, the child’s dance school/teacher will assume responsibility for their safety.
  4. The terms and conditions of entry have been read and approved by a Parent or Guardian of competitors under the age of 18 (minors).

 

 

 

MOST IMPORTANTLY!

 

SASDS BELONGS TO YOU!

Look after it. 

Look after yourselves and each other. 

Support and encourage each other.

 

Remember

One day you could be sharing a room with the person next to you up on stage when you travel interstate to a University or possibly employed in a show! The people around you are your community, the people you may work with, work for and hopefully enjoy a lifetime of friendship.

 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1/06/2024 12:29:00 AM (AEST)
5002Open Tap Troupe     6 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5004Open Jazz Troupe     6 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5005Open Lyrical or Contemporary Troupe     6 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          4th HM          
5006Open Song & Dance or Song & Tap Troupe     6 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5100Open Hip Hop Crew     8 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM Ribbon          
5101Open Classical Ballet or Character/Demi-Character Troupe     8 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5102Open Tap Troupe     8 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5104Open Jazz or Musical Theatre/Broadway Jazz Troupe     8 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5105Open Lyrical or Contemporary Troupe     8 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5106Open Song & Dance or Song & Tap Troupe     8 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5200Open Hip Hop Crew     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM Ribbon          
5201Open Classical Ballet Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5202Open Tap Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5203Open Character/Demi-Character Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5204Open Jazz or Musical Theatre/Broadway Jazz Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5205Open Lyrical or Contemporary Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5206Open Song & Dance Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5207Open Song & Tap Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5211Open Acrobatics Troupe     10 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5300Open Hip Hop Crew     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5301Open Classical Ballet Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5302Open Tap Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5303Open Character/Demi-Character Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5304Open Jazz or Musical Theatre/Broadway Jazz Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5305Open Lyrical Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5306Open Song & Dance Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5307Open Song & Tap Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5308Open National Character Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5309Open Contemporary Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5311Open Acrobatics Troupe     12 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5500Open Hip Hop Crew     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5501Open Classical Ballet Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5502Open Tap Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5503Open Character/Demi-Character Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5504Open Jazz or Musical Theatre/Broadway Jazz Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5505Open Lyrical Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5506Open Song & Dance Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5507Open Song & Tap Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5508Open National Character Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5509Open Contemporary Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5511Open Acrobatics Troupe     15 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5900Open Hip Hop Crew     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

The Open Hip Hop Troupe section has no age or amateur status requirements. SA Stage Dancing Society welcomes competing Hip Hop crews that compete at HHI or similar and thus rules for this section, and this section only, have been relaxed to allow teachers. Please see the latest Rules on our website www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5901Open Classical Ballet Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5902Open Tap Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5903Open Character/Demi-Character Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5904Open Jazz or Musical Theatre/Broadway Jazz Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5905Open Lyrical Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5906Open Song & Dance Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5907Open Song & Tap Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 05:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5908Open National Character Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5909Open Contemporary Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
5911Open Acrobatics Troupe     Open

Time Limit: 04:00

Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal + $35          2nd Silver Medal + $30          3rd Bronze Medal + $25          HM          
8912Open Showcase Troupe     Dance School

Time Limit: 10:00

Competitors may perform a mixed Showcase performance from any genre. Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au. No age restrictions.

Entry: $30.001st Winner          2nd          3rd          4th HM          
8913Open Showcase Troupe     Secondary Schools

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum of 4 schools required to enter for section to proceed. Competitors may perform a routine from any genre. Please see current Rules / Dance Definitions. Available on the SASDS Webpage www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Winner          2nd          3rd          4th HM          5th Encouragement Awards          
8914Open Showcase Troupe     All Abilities

Time Limit: 04:00

This section is designed for All Abilities. It is intended as an inclusive group performance opportunity for dancers with disabilities. Competitors may perform a routine from any genre. Solo, Duo, Trio competitors welcome at committees discretion. Teachers/Coaches are permitted to assist the performers during these sections. www.sasds.com.au

Entry: $30.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          4th HM