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Northern Ballet

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PERFORM Yorkshire Awards day

Sunday 8 October 2017 (closing date 1 September 2017)

Held in the theatre at the prestigious Northern Ballet this event is an exciting programme of dance, including classical ballet and solo performance, observed by teachers, family and friends. Designed to give students a taste of performing, this event is subsidised by the Yorkshire Youth Dance Theatre Fund to inspire young dancers.

Trophy awards will be selected along with invites to perform as a special feature at our Pop-Up event, on Sunday 29 October 2017, inside Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre and hosted by BBC’s Blue Peter presenter, Radzi Chingyanganya.

Candidates will firstly take part in a 1¼ hour non-syllabus ballet class enabling them to
share the experience of being taught by a highly acclaimed RAD tutor in an
audition style atmosphere. They will then perform their own choreography in a 2-minute
solo performance before the session concludes with the Awards ceremony.


1. Click REGISTER to confirm your interest for an application form. Postal entries only will be accepted using the application form provided. Numbers are limited and applications will be dealt with and acknowledged immediately on a first come, first served basis. Students can only enter one session (Session A or Session B) and must take part in classical ballet class & solo performance section/session. CD to be sent with application form and payment (see Music CD item No. 13 in T&C). There are 75 observer seats available on a first come, first served basis so please ensure required quantity is included on the application form along with
pre-payment. No observer seat payments will be sold on the day

2. Observer places are per session and cannot be used to observe multiple sessions. Sorry no children under 6 years of age permitted.

3. All fees will be paid into the bank by the closing date. Final details of the event will be sent no later than 3 days after the closing date.

4. Cancellation Policy. No refunds will be made once the closing date has passed however the RAD may cancel the event if it fails to attract a viable number of students by the closing date. Fees in this instance will be refunded if they have already been banked.

5. Content & Timetable. The RAD reserves the right to alter the advertised programme without prior notice. The information in this and any other printed or electronic notice was correct at the time of printing.

6. As a guide to session class levels, candidates should have recently passed their exam or currently studying the class level.

7. Ballet classes are non-syllabus and the tutor may therefore challenge students to do some movements that they are not familiar with.

8. Sibling Discounts - non applicable.

9. Due to conflict of interest, students can only observe once they have participated in their session. Entrants will not be eligible for any awards should this condition not be followed.

10. Ballet Class Details - Barre work and/or pointe work will not be featured in the ballet class. Costumes are not allowed to be worn in the ballet class. Classes will have a pianist accompanist.

Dress: Girls: Leotard (any style or colour), pink ballet tights and ballet shoes.

Boys: Black or navy tights, fitted top and ballet shoes. Hair to be neat and tied back in an appropriate style.

11. Pop-Up Award – If selected candidates are unable to accept the invite to perform at the Pop-Up event in Leeds on Sunday 29th October 2017, they will not be offered any alternative award or monetary prize. Performing at the Pop-Up event does not include any travel or accommodation costs. No awards can be used by anyone else.

12. Awards: The independent adjudicator’s decision for awards is final. No written correspondence will be entered into. Award categories will include -

Ballet class: Technique Trophy/Musicality Trophy/Performance Trophy and an overall class winner cash award of £100.

Solo Performance : Costume Trophy/Musicality Trophy/Epic Trophy/Joy of Dance Trophy and a special Invite to perform as a special feature at our Pop-Up event.

Key Elements of Judging:

Technique: Incorporating co-ordination, alignment, use of space, line through the body, secure stretched leg extensions, elevation with controlled landings, articulated footwork.

Musicality: Incorporating correct timing, rhythmical accuracy and response to phrasing, dynamics and atmosphere.

Performance: Incorporating expression and communication.

13. Solo Performance Requirements:

Music: Each candidate is asked to submit their music (CD) with their application form. The CD should include a label with the name of the student. Please note that any music which may cause offense will not be allowed. Please check your tracks for offensive language or inappropriate subject matter before submitting. CDs unfortunately cannot be returned after the event.

14. Solo performances are not to exceed two minutes and can be mostly of any dance genre except: no acrobatic, no tap, no previous RAD event performance and no barre work. Choreography can be provided by entrant or teacher.

16. Costumes are optional for the solo performances but are encouraged as Awards are available for this category. Costumes must be appropriate and RAD event staff has the right to refuse the wearing of any costume they deem inappropriate.

17. Small, manageable props may be used and are to be provided by the candidate and not the venue or event organisers. RAD staff has the right to refuse any props they deem inappropriate with regard to any H&S issues.

18. Candidates are advised that there is only a 15 minute timeslot to change from ballet class before solo performances commence. Please ensure that any costumes can be organized accordingly by the candidate within this timeframe.

Contact Debbie White, Regional Manager for any further information. Tel: 01325 717 888

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