Improv, Student Choreography
THESE ARE FOR ALL L2D/Showtime ELITE VENUES ONLY
Note: DOES NOT INCLUDE OUR BLUE MOUNTAIN VENUE
The Improv Category is HIGHLY recommended in the dance industry as it is becoming more and more popular and required amongst many, if not all auditions outside of the Dance Studios. Even some dance exams require this and it also builds confidence in your dancers.
We hold this on the Sunday Late Afternoon/Night prior to final awards of the weekend.
We select 3 MAINSTREAM songs for dancers to select from that would cover all genres of dance (Ie we will have a song that is more contemporary so the more technical disciplines will be able to use it such as ballet/modern/contemporary/lyrical, we will have a more upbeat song that gears more to hip hop/street jazz/jazz/tap and one more that is in the middle that can go either way).
We will call all the dancers entered in the Improv Category backstage before we commence this category. They will have 5 min backstage where we will play the 90 second edit for each of the three for them to select from.
The dancer will then let our MC backstage know if they are doing number 1, 2 or 3. The dancer selects the discipline and which song they prefer. They will then go on stage in age order with the song they choose from our selection and doing the discipline they are most comfortable with performing.
The judges will critique them on their ability as an IMPROV soloist. It is 75% performance and 25% technical. We are looking to see how well they are able to perform to a piece un-choreographed. It is their ability to feel the music and do what comes natural to them that we want to see.
WE ALLOW DANCERS TO ENTER THIS UNTIL THE FINAL SCHEDULE HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
UNIFORM FOR IMPROV DIVISION:
BLACK (leotard or shorts and crop top is acceptable, tights not mandatory, shoes are depending on discipline).
COST FOR IMPROV DIVISION:
SAME AS A SOLO
AWARDS FOR IMPROV DIVISION:
Not included in Regular divisions or Regular Overalls. Each Dancer in the improv category will receive a soloist medallion and 1st Place Recepient will be awarded a trophy.
6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13+ (if we have less than 3 in a breakdown we may combine). If there are more than 5 in a breakdown we will split it.
This category is open to competitors of all ages even if not dancing in our competition but may be a sibling.
We will now be dividing our PHOTOGENIC CATEGORIES into 3 divisions
MINI PHOTOGENIC OVERALL
JUNIOR PHOTOGENIC OVERALL
SENIOR PHOTOGENIC OVERALL
We will have a billboard posted for the photos to be displayed throughout the weekend. It must be a NATURAL AND CLEAR photo of the contestant. It must be an 8 x10 or a 5 x7 photo submission. Black and white or Colour photos will be accepted. You must clearly write the Contestants name, Studio Name, Age and Address on the back of the photo.
An Individual Score Sheet with a mark breakdown for the PHOTOGENIC Category will be given - 1 per Judge/photo.
PHOTOS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION. ALL PHOTOS MUST BE HANDED IN AT THE MERCHANDISE TABLE AT THE VENUE YOU ARE ENTERING BEFORE SATURDAY NIGHT.
THE FEE FOR PHOTOGENIC
$30/entry. One photo per contestant will be accepted.
will receive a trophy and social media spotlight.
We only announce the overall winner for this category and it will be announced at the FINAL Awards Session of the Competition Venue.
Photos of all except the WINNER will be placed in your Studio Directors Envelope for pick up on the final day of competition by your STUDIO DIRECTOR ONLY. Please do not forget as we will dispose of any photos left behind after the teardown is completed. PLEASE NOTE WE DO KEEP THE 1st place winners photo for promotional materials.
STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY CATEGORY:
A routine choreographed & taught by one of your competition team students. Can be any performance style, entry type or age division, however, all student choreography pieces will compete against each other as 12 & under or 13 & over. Each dancer entered in this category will recieve the same awards as they would in the regular divisions but they wont compete against routines in the regular divisions and do not qualify for general overalls. Dancers will receive Ribbons with placement and pins with standing ie Perfectly Platinum, Dynamic Diamond, Glittering Gold, Etc.
The Winner Will Recieve A Special Trophy.
COSTUME FOR STUDENT CHOREO DIVISION:
Costume must be worn just as you would any other choreographed routine.