SECTIONS 2018 - Dance, Musical Theatre and Singing Genres

SECTIONS
ACROBATICS
Modern Choreographed routine comprising acrobatic work. Must have a dance element included to create a fluent piece. Use of tricks, Ariel, Contortion and floor work.
COMMERICAL JAZZ
A current jazz routine to commercial music, combining modern dance elements using strong jazz technique such as splits, kicks and isolations. NO HIP HOP
CLASSICAL
Classical section can include Neo Classical, Classical or Demi Character. Classical must wear a short tutu and either ballet or pointe shoes.
CONTEMPORARY
A routine that must show true contemporary technique in tempo and style. Contemporary is an interpretive dance showing parallel lines, control and balance which combine both lyrical and modern movements.
HIP HOP
A routine that utilises the latest street dance in Hip Hop, Breakdance and rap movements.
IMPROVISATION
Competitors compete in each age group. Each Competitor is assigned a number and they perform on stage to the adjudicator in groups. The adjudicators will do a series of rounds till they get to the winner from each age category were the winners will win a cash prize of $100.00 each.
JAZZ
Jazz accepts all styles and forms (Funky Jazz, Broadway style, Jazz,) in medium to fast tempo. Broadway choreography must be from a musical piece or cinematic musical.
KICK UP YOUR HEELS
This is for our Mature dancers aged 25+. Must have at least 6 or more performers in the troupe. It may be any style.
LYRICAL
A lyrical routine utilizes slow and controlled movement that demonstrates a close connection to the musical piece connected to lyric whilst showing strong technique in balance, flexibility and control.
OWN CHOREGRPAHY
Any style or tempo. No tap sounds are permitted in the music to aid the tapper. Competitors must wear tap shoes.
REVUETTE PRODUCTION
Production could be a piece that a studio uses for an opening number at a concert or end of year performance. Studios may use a variety of different songs and ages. The piece may include all styles including musical theatre, any dance genre, comedy, staging etc. To compete there must be at least 15 competitors and a time limit of 10 minutes.
TROUPE
Will be accepted where included in the above sections.Must have at least 6 or more performers in a troupe.
TAP
Any style or tempo. No tap sounds are permitted in the music to aid the tapper. Competitors must wear tap shoes.
NEO CLASSICAL
Neo Classical is a modern version of traditional ballet showing true classical technique and lines that can include flexed hands and feet, angular arm lines, parallel work with unconventional formations of dancers. Music is set to instrumental or vocal with no acrobatic or gymnastic tricks nor slow modern lyrical or contemporary style. Dancers may were ballet shoes, pointe shoes or bare feet only. Simple costuming with no trim or embellishments.
DEMI CHARACTER
Must be based on classical technique and have a strong story line or characterisation clearly transmitting an emotionwith a beginning, a middle and an end using steps and mimed gestures.
Can include a prop, hand held or placed on the stage. A variety of music can be used with variations in tempo, but non-descriptive music is easier
CABARET
Cabaret competitors can choose any song from musical theatre, theatrical background or a modern song with a theatrical arrangement. Candidates consider appropriate subject matter and lyric for a mainstream audience. Candidate will introduce themselves to the audience, and their song in a manner of their choosing. Candidate will perform song as they would if in their own cabaret solo show, Judges will consider entertainment value of both song and introduction, vocal and emotional portrayal of song, technical singing elements.
CHOIR
Choirs are encouraged to demonstrate a short program in the style that the choir normally works in. Judges recognise that choirs sing in a particular style of repertoire. Showing versatility within this style is a must. The time limit can include a medley of up to three songs. Judges look for technicality, musicality and performance. Any style of choir is accepted whether a traditional stand and sing, or show choir. The most important thing is to do what you do best!
CONTEMPOR-
ARYSINGING
Contemporary Singing is for competitors wishing to compete in singing a contemporary genre. The song can be any style (pop/rock, jazz, blues, country, gospel etc…). Singers will present their work in a manner suitable to genre adding emotion and movement where warranted. Group numbers will be judges on balance, dynamic and harmonisation. Judges will look for vocal technique, emotional connection, appropriate movement and entertainment value.
MUSICAL THEATRE
Musical Theatre Performance is NOT song and dance. The piece presented should amalgamate all three categories of singing/acting/movement to present an authentic performance piece. Judges will be looking for authenticity and character consistency within musical theatre piece. Judges also look at overall technique, presentation and entertainment values. The piece presented must be FROM A MUSICAL. No contemporary tracks are accepted. Please Note: The performance must ONLY be a song. No beginning introduction or monologues are accepted.
MONOLOGUE
Monologue competitors can choose any monologue from play, musical or other genre. Candidates consider appropriate subject matter and lyric for a mainstream audience. Offensive subject themes will result in disqualification. Judges will consider text analysis, physical vocal and emotional portrayal of character, projection, character consistency and performance value.
SONG AND DANCE
Song and Dance is a competitor showing their prowess as a Triple Threat in the Industry. The song MUST be 50% (2minutes or close too) in both Song- VOCAL and Dance- MOVEMENT. The dance section can be any genre- ballet/modern/ Broadway jazz/ acrobatics/ tap/ contemporary etc... The song is not restricted to a musical and may include any genre. Judges will be looking for authenticity and character consistency, overall technique, presentation and entertainment value.
SONG WRITING
Competitors may choose any instrument to accompany their arrangements with the exclusion of drums and full piano. An example is a guitar or keyboard. A full keyboard is supplied for participants. Instruments chosen must be easy to set up and set down on stage. All instruments need to be tuned, ready to perform. Songwriters need to choose an arrangement with appropriate subject matter and lyric for a mainstream audience. Offensive subject themes will result in disqualification. Judges will consider composition, arrangement, lyric, originality and technique and performance value.