ENTER THE STAGE TROUPE CHAMPIONSHIPS
**Management reserves the right to combine categories if insufficient entries are entered.
Additional Large Troupe Categories
Student Choreography, Ability Group, Mature and motivated
Large Troupes 9 + competitors
Small Troupes 5-8 Competitors
Management reserves the right to combine categories if insufficient entries are entered.
ACROBATICS – TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
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 - TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
Jazz accepts all styles and forms (Funky Jazz, Modern Jazz, Broadway, Commercial) in medium to fast tempo.
LYRICAL – TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
Any style or tempo. No tap sounds are permitted in the music to aid the tapper. Competitors must wear tap shoes.
CONTEMPORARY SINGING – TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
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 – TROUPE
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.
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS – PRODUCTION OR DANCE
This competition is opened to senior high schools only and must be entered by the school and P.A. director or teacher. The piece may include all or any styles of performing including but not limited to musical theatre, any dance genre, comedy, staging etc. To compete there must be at least 15 competitors and a time limit of 5 to 10 minutes. Values of entertainment, technique and performance value, theme and storytelling will be adjudicated as well as teamwork.
JUNIOR SCHOOLS – PRODUCTION or DANCE
This competition is opened to primary schools only and must be entered by the school and P.A. director or teacher. The piece may include all or any styles of performing including but not limited to musical theatre, any dance genre, comedy, staging etc. To compete there must be at least 15 competitors and a time limit of 5 to 10 minutes. Values of entertainment, technique and performance value, theme and storytelling will be adjudicated as well as teamwork.
P.A. SCHOOLS PRODUCTION- TROUPE
Production could be a piece that a studio uses for an opening number at a concert or end of year performance.
ABILITY TROUPES -TROUPE
Opened to all groups and/ or schools that offer classes for ability students. Can be any genre of dance or performing arts.
MATURE AND MOTIVATED
This is for our Mature dancers aged 25+. Must have at least 6 or more performers in the troupe. It may be any style.
CHOIR – TROUPE
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 the choir is accepted whether a traditional stand and sing or show choir. The most important thing is to do what you do best !