The fun of performing with makeup and costumes is the dream of every little dancer.
To give the beginner and novice dancers the chance to perform on stage without the stressful environment of competitive dance so that they can enjoy the experience and also get slowly introduced to competitive dance.
For the amateur and competitive dancer the chance to compete at a very high level against some of the best dance talent in the country. These are the dancers that train very hard year round to be the best and beat the best.
For dance schools to have a fun and exciting dance competition which they can include in their year program. This gives students in the class the opportunity to work together and learn routines for group or solo performances.
The Information document provides easy to understand and detailed information, sections, ages and guidelines of the SA Dance School Championships for every school director, teacher and student.
The SA Dance School Championship utilises a modern online system to manage the competition.
All registrations and entries are done on the online system via the internet and for a dance school the entries are very easy as the system automatically enters a dancer or group into the correct section according to the various rules. The dance school also has easy access to the competition program, student schedule, results and other information. Music for each routine is also uploaded into the system so there is no need for CD's.
For parents the online system also provides them with information regarding their child's entries, schedule, marks & placing's and where applicable judges' comments. All very convenient.
The 20 best routines will be chosen to perform at the prestigious Showcase evening and the top 3 routines will win trophies and be crowned the SA Dance School Championship Champions for 2017. After the Showcase event the Awards ceremony will take place for the best routines and dancers.
The following are the disciplines for the 2017 season: Acrobatics, Ballet, Disco Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern Jazz, Show Dance, Tap and Open. Please read through the rules and regulations for more details regarding each discipline.
The divisions for Solo's are: Studio Solo, Novice Solo, Amateur Solo, Advanced Solo. For Duet/Trio, Groups and Formations there are Beginnier & Novice and Amateur & Advanced divisions.
The age group a dancer will compete in will be according to the age the dancer is on 1 July. The age division for Duet/Trio, Groups and Formations will be determined by the average age of all dancers on 1 July.
At the SA Dance School Championship medals are awarded to each dancer scoring above 60% and dancers will be awarded a bronze, high bronze, silver, high silver, gold, high gold, Ultimate gold, or Diamond and this includes each dancer in a duo/trio or group and formation as well.
At the awards night, trophies and plaques are given to the best routines and dancers.
Each dancer will also receive a SA Dance School Championship certificate for each routine they performed in, indicating the mark and placing received.