CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

DANCE:

  • JAZZ    – traditional or commercial styles of up-tempo high energy Jazz.
  • TAP    – any style of Slow, Waltz, Ensemble, Straight or Speed tap accepted; no backing tap sounds allowed.
  • BALLET   – traditional Classical Ballet, Neo-Classical and Demi-Character accepted. Pointe only 12yrs & above.
  • LYRICAL  – expressive, yet subtle and dynamic technical dance focussed on conveying musicality & emotion.
  • CONTEMPORARY  – creative dance; can be abstract, not reliant on narrative, unpredictable, dynamic.
  • HIP HOP   – street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or evolved as part of hip-hop culture.
  • ENTERTAINMENT  – the following styles will be accepted: Song & Dance, Musical Theatre, Acro-Dance*, Bollywood,     World Dance as well as Cabaret & Broadway Jazz.

NB: Dance styles where a category is already offered e.g. ‘Contemporary’, are no longer eligible to compete in ‘Entertainment’ from 2017 season. Pre-recording of student voices is allowed – no microphones provided. *Acro-dance must have a strong dance element rather than tricks only.

VOCAL:

  • POP VOCAL   – popular songs from any era that have charted well. Ballad or up-tempo accepted. No backing vocals.
  • VARIETY VOCAL  – songs from any other genre including but not limited to Musical Theatre, Jazz, Classical etc. No  backing vocals allowed for Vocal-only sections

NB – Radio microphone provided for live performances – a microphone stand is optional.

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