We are excited to be running our first ever in-house choreography competition in 2018!
It is open to all Middle School (Prep to Year 12) students and will be held on Sunday 19 August (location TBC). Please encourage your child to enter as it will be loads of fun and a great confidence-building experience!
Students enter the competition as the choreographer for their dance. They can choose to choreograph on themselves or others in a solo, duo, trio or group entry.
All entry monies and admission donations go toward the running of the competition and the purchasing of ribbons and trophies.
Entries are NOW OPEN and close on 1 July 2018.
MOVEMENT METHODS WORKSHOP
To assist students in their preparations, we are running MOVEMENT METHODS. A holiday workshop that allows participants to explore the fundamentals of choreography and different approaches to building movement. These sessions are invaluable as they offer an introduction to choreography and provide a number of tools to draw from when creating dance pieces.
Cost: $15.00 per student
Monday 9 July, 5.00-6.30pm
Wednesday 11 July, 5.30-7.00pm
To book, visit your Parent Portal (Register for Classes / Events)
Those who enter the competition may choreograph dances as solos, duos, trios or groups in any of the following genres:
A ballet dance without story or props, to a piece of classical music. Senior students attending Pointe classes may opt to dance en Pointe.
A classical ballet dance that tells a story through movement plus mime or acting.
Jazz technique to a variety of music from old to new incorporating isolations, turns, kicks, jumps and floor work. Includes ‘broadway’ or ‘musical theatre’ jazz. Acro not permitted and dance only (no singing).
Incorporates all styles of Hip Hop dance, including Break Dance. Acro permitted.
A bare foot dance exploring abstract and individual movement patterns. Seek to find freedom and release through movement – use of gravity and breath are important.
A style of dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor using tap shoes
All classes will be working on choreography skills in the latter half of Term 2, choreography workshops will run during Week One of the school holidays (more info to follow) and the studio will be open for free bookings in week two of the holidays for student rehearsals.
Entry fees (payable by the Choreographer)
Solos: $10.00 each per entry
Duos, Trios & Groups: $12.00 per group
(competitors and children under 3 years free)