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PA CATEGORIES

OFFERED

ENTER THE STAGE - PA Challenge  3rd to 8th  July 2021 

Solo Categories 

Notes:

Novice and Open sections are combined in the 6 and under age group, All other age groups have Novice and Open categories. If there are insufficient entries in a category management reserves the right to combine and make an unclassified section. 

A performer must win an open section to be entered into the Championship dancer on Gala night. If a competitor wins more than one section then the competitor chooses the genre they should enter and the person who won second place in the other category is entered into Championship Gala Night.

Solo Dance

Management reserves the right to combine categories if insufficient entries are entered.

Solo Performing Arts 

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Management reserves the right to combine categories if insufficient entries are entered.

Duo, Trio, Quartet

Management reserves the right to combine categories if insufficient entries are entered.

ACROBATICS – 
A choreographed routine comprising of mainly acrobatic work. The piece must have a contributing dance element included to create a fluent piece of work. The use of tricks, ariel, Tumbling, Contortion and floor work and balancing can be included.
 
CLASSICAL – 
Classical ballet is any of the traditional, formal styles Classical ballet technique. Competitors must wear a short tutu or romantic tutu and classical ballet section can wear either ballet or pointe shoes.
PLEASE NOTE – CLASSICAL, NEOCLASSICAL AND DEMI CHARACTER SECTIONS MAY BE COMBINED DEPENDING ON ENTRIES.
 
NEOCLASSICAL – 
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. Simple costuming with no trim or embellishments.
 
DEMI CHARACTER – 
Must be based on classical technique and have a strong storyline or characterisation clearly transmitting an emotion with a beginning, a middle and an end using steps  and mimed gestures.  Can include a prop, handheld or placed on the stage. A variety of music can be used with variations  in tempo.
 
CONTEMPORARY DANCE - 
A routine that must show the true contemporary technique in tempo and style. Contemporary is an interpretive dance showing parallel and turned out lines, control and balance, catch and release with a loss and control of centre.
 
HIP HOP – 
A routine that utilises the latest street dance in Hip Hop, Breakdance and rap movements. All different styles of Hip Hop including popping, locking, krumping, old school, breaking, whacking and voguing can be included but is certainly not limited.
 
JAZZ – 
Jazz accepts all styles and forms (Funky Jazz, Modern Jazz, Broadway, Commercial) in medium to fast tempo.
 
 
LYRICAL – 
A lyrical routine utilises 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.
 
TAP – 
Any style or tempo. No tap sounds are permitted in the music to aid the tapper. Competitors must wear tap shoes.
CONTEMPORARY SINGING –
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.
 
SONG AND DANCE – 
Song and Dance is a competitor showing their prowess as a Triple Threat in the Industry. The song MUST be 50% (1:30 minutes 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.
 
DANCE FOR YOUR LIFE - SOLO 
Any genre, any tempo any style of Dance. Give us your best minute to "Dance for your Life"
 
SING FOR YOUR LIFE - SOLO
Any genre, any tempo any style of Song. Give us your best minute to "Sing for your Life"
 
CABARET - SOLO
Cabaret competitors can choose any song from musical theatre, theatrical background or a modern song with a theatrical arrangement. Candidates consider the appropriate subject matter and lyric for a mainstream audience. The candidate will introduce themselves to the audience, and their song in a manner of their choosing. The candidate will perform the song as they would if in their own cabaret solo show, could include a Cabaret style dance, song and dance, theatrical or musical theatre base. Judges will consider the entertainment value of both song and introduction, vocal and emotional portrayal of song, technical singing and or dance elements.
 
DANCE IMPROVISATION - SOLO
Numbered participants are in a group of performers on stage. A genre is played and all candidates improvise until told to stop. In a competition like "Musical Statues," contestants are eliminated through different genres. "There can be only one". Entries can be done on the day … so come along and join in! No costuming allowed only a black outfit/ leotard, Leggings and top etc in this section.
 
SONGWRITING - SOLO
Competitors may choose a guitar or keyboard to accompany their entry. A full keyboard is supplied for participants. Bring your own guitar if needed. A DI input 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 the 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.
 
OWN CHOREOGRAPHY - SOLO
Must be students own choreography and NOT a taught routine from a teacher. ALL genre styles accepted.