70th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Dance Group
22 Sep 2019 to 28 Sep 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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DANCING DIVISION

ADJUDICATOR:  LAUREN BELONOGOFF

RULES & CONDITIONS

PLEASE CHECK FOR CHANGES IN 2019  

Routines, costumes and music selections are to be chosen with a view to the Age of the competitors and with the realisation that there will be children in the audience.

Note General Rule 13: Performance must remain on stage, upstage of the proscenium.

  1. TIME LIMITS

Time limits will be strictly adhered to. Time starts when the dancer starts or when music commences, whichever comes first.  The time finishes with the last note of the music or the dance movement whichever is the latter.  

NOTE - Tags will be timed.

See General Rule 2.

  1. SECTION ENTRY
  1. Groups must consist solely of current bone-fide students of the school name
  2. Any one competitor may only enter in one Dance Duo Section
  3. Any one competitor may only enter in one Tap Duo section
  4. The same item must not be performed more than once by the same competitor
  1. GROUP ENTRY
  1. Any one competitor must not enter in more than one group in the same section
  2. Groups to comprise of not less than six competitors
  3. Dancing Groups will appear as per the Official Programme
  4. See General Rule 8.
      4.  BACK STAGE AREA
  1. Once competitors have registered with the backstage marshal they are required to remain backstage until the section has been adjudicated.
  2. See General Rule 6.
      5.  PERFORMANCE
  1. The same dance must not be performed more than once by the same competitor or group during the currency of any one eisteddfod
  2. With the exception of Tiny tots, children coached or prompted will receive a written report and a mark, but will not be placed.
  3. In the case of Duets, Duos and Trios one of the competitors may be under the Age limit but may not enter BOTH the higher Age Section and their own Age Section.
  4. If any competitor is prevented from performing due to the withdrawal of one member, a substitute may be used. The backstage marshall must be notified of the change prior to the commencement of the section

      6.  AUDIO – See General Rule 5.

      7. CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF THE CURTAIN

       No curtains will be allowed in the following sections:

       Classical Solos/Tap Solos/Tap Duo/National Solos/Modern Solos including Championships

       Curtains will be allowed at the beginning and end, if required, for the following sections:

       Tiny Tots/Demi-Character Solos/ Song & dance Solos/Duos excluding Tap/Trios/Groups

       * Marshall must be notified prior to the start of the section regarding requirements for curtains.

      8.   PROPS

      Please refer to General Rule 7.  Please notify the marshal prior to the start of the section regarding requirements with props.

      9.   TITLES AND STORIES

  1. It is not compulsory to supply titles or stories.
  2. If competitors wish their stories to be read, a typed copy must be handed to the Marshall prior to the commencement of the Section.
  3. Titles only for National dances
  4. Stories for demi-character dances must:
  • Be kept to maximum of 25 words or less 
  • Typed in block letters in double line spacing

 10    REHEARSAL ON STAGE

  1. The stage is not available for rehearsal of solos.
  2. Time may be available for Tiny Tots by arrangement with the Eisteddfod Committee.
  3. Dance groups may request rostered stage time.
  4. First time competitors may request a familiarisation tour of the stage area by arrangement with the Committee.

11    DRESSING ROOMS

  1. Dressing Rooms, excluding Rooms 1(Committee) or 2 (Boys only), are available for all.
  2. Dressing Rooms cannot be set aside for the sole use of a particular group.

12    VENUE ETIQUETTE

NO loud yelling or calling out from the auditorium OR backstage area.

DANCE AWARDS

To be eligible for the dancing bursaries the competitor must enter and appear in the relevant Championship and one other appropriate solo section. The bursaries are limited to Townsville competitors Aged 15 and over.

The Janette Mulligan Ballet Bursary

The Extensions Youth Dance Company Tap or Modern Bursary

The Drummond Family Trophyfor the highest points in any of the following dance styles:

Tap     Modern Dance    Song & Dance

The Ann Roberts Trophy for the most promising Townsville competitor Aged 13 or 14.

The Kurt Phelan Trophyfor the most promising Male Dancer of the Eisteddfod.

The Melissa Feather Trophy for the highest points in any of the following dance styles:

                        Classical          Demi-Character       National

The Sally-Maree Herlihy Trophy for the most promising Townsville competitor aged 12 years and under.

  
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9/06/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 18 & Under
362 Classical Dance Group     Age 18 & Under

Minimum 6 members.

The Mrs Majorie Scully Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12 & Under
363 Classical Dance Group     Age 12 & Under

Minimum 6 members

The Abel Family Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
364 Lyrical/Expressive Dance Group     Age 18 & Under

Minimum 6 members

The Doug Gilchrist Trophy donated by Townsville Dancewear Centre

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12 & Under
365 Lyrical/Expressive Dance Group     Age 12 & Under

Minimum 6 members

The Margaret Findlay Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
366 Jazz Dance Group     Age 18 & Under

Including Cabaret and Novelty. MInumum 6 members

The Phelan Family Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 12 & Under
367 Jazz or Novelty Group     Age 12 & Under

MInimum 6 members

Donated by Rhythm Edge Dance Studio

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
368 Tap Group     Age 18 & Under

Minimum 6 membes

The Jane Pirani Trophy

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 12 & Under
369 Tap Group     Age 12 & Under

Minimum 6 members

Donated by Friends & Members of Extensions

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 7 to Age 18
370 Secondary School Dance Group     Year 7 to Age 18

Minimum 6 members

Donated by Dental Balance NQ

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
371 Primary School Dance Group     Year 6 & Under

Minimum 6 members

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.301st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC