Art Forms – 2017 Highland and National Dance
National Young Performer Awards
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2017 Criteria for Highland & National Dance
A. Competitors shall be 15 and under 25 years as at 1st October 2017
B. Each competitor shall perform in three classes during the preliminary round, in the following order:
- Choice of one solo Highland dance; Highland Fling, Seann Triubhas, Sword Dance
- Choice of one solo Irish step dance; Irish Jig Single Time, Irish Jig Double Time, Irish Hornpipe
- Sailors Hornpipe
C. There will be a semi-final of up to eight performers who will repeat either B1, B2 or B3 at the discretion of the Adjudicator. Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).
D. For the Final Award Concert three performers will be recalled and shall repeat an item from B, but not the item performed in the semi-final.
E. The marks from the preliminary and semi-final rounds will NOT be carried over to the final performance.
Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate up to two competitors, who shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on a performance as outlined in A-B (above).
The adjudicator will determine that a competitor has displayed a sufficient standard of performance to competently represent that society at the National Finals.
The standard required will be at the absolute discretion of the adjudicator but will include;
- A demonstration of adequate preparation
- An authority of performance
- A performance with a level of maturity commensurate with a national final competition of this age group.
If the adjudicator considers that sufficient standard has NOT been reached by any competitor, then NO nomination will be made.
The Nominee is responsible for paying part of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards i.e. $175.00 inc GST
If the adjudicator considers that more than two competitors have reached a sufficient standard, the adjudicator may report to the committee that those competitors should be given the option of a Direct Entry.
The Direct Entry competitor will be responsible for paying the full entry fee i.e. $250.00 inc GST
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