National Young Performer Awards 2017
The 2016 National Young Performer Awards will be held in Palmerston North, at the Regent on Broadway Theatre hosted in conjunction with the Palmerston North Dance Assn on the weekend 20 to 22 October 2017.
The awards are operated on a two year cycle:
October 2017: Orchestral Instruments, Modern Dance, Highland National Dance, Speech & Drama
October 2018: Troupe/Group, Ballet, Ballet, Tap Dance, Pianoforte, Vocal
Northland Ballet & Dance Inc 2017 Nomination Classes
WHANGAREI 18 to 20 AUGUST 2017
Northland Ballet & Dance Inc intends to offer nomination opportunities to Modern Dance and Troupe/Group competitors who meet the criteria for each category below.
The entry fee is $20.
The purpose of the nomination class is to select a dancer or dancers who will be able to represent Northland Ballet & Dance Inc at the national competition in Palmerston North in October 2017.
Candidates who are unable to fulfil this requirement are advised not to enter.
Parents/guardians of candidates are reminded of the financial commitments, particularly in regard to travel and accommodation.
In submitting your entry you have agreed to be available to compete at the National Final. Any prize money awarded is intended to assist with your travel expenses.
The National Young Performer nomination class won’t be held unless there are at least 2 competitors.
2017 CRITERIA FOR MODERN DANCE
A. Competitors shall be 15 and under 21 years as at 1 October 2017.
B. Each competitor shall perform in three classes during the preliminary round:
3. Master Class – run by the Adjudicator. No audience observation.
C. There shall be a maximum time limit of four minutes for each dance, taken from the beginning to the conclusion of the music.
D. There will be a semi-final at which competitors will repeat either B. 1 or B. 2 at the discretion of the adjudicator. Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).
The number of semi-finalists will be decided in accordance with the NYPA rules.
E. For the Final Award Concert six competitors will be recalled and shall repeat the item not performed at the semi-final.
F. Costumes, choreography and music should be appropriate to the age of the competitors and suitable for a family audience.
NB. Nomination of competitors by Societies should be based on classes B1 and B2 i.e. without the Master Class, but may include an impromptu class, at the discretion of the society.
NB: AT THE NATIONAL COMPETITION
Nominees in the Modern Dance section are required to include performance copies of their music on CD when submitting their entry form, and a list of the titles and composer and/or artists for each piece. It is the Competitors’ responsibility to ensure they abide by NZ Copyright Law.
Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate up to two competitors, who shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on Criteria stated in A, B1 and B2.
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 Nominating Society is responsible for paying part of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards, which is $75.00 incl GST.
The Nominee is responsible for paying their portion of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards, which is $175.00 incl GST.
2017 CRITERIA FOR TROUPES/GROUPS
A. Competitors may be of any age. Competitors may only compete in ONE nominated Troupe/Group for any particular Studio or Educational Institution. e.g : a Competitor may be in ONE Troupe for their Dance Studio and ONE Troupe for their High School or College.
B. Each Troupe/Group shall be nominated at a Member Society Competition by performing in any dance genre pertinent to the Competition they enter. This competition is for amateur troupes/groups only and is not open to professionals*.
C. There shall be a maximum time limit of five minutes, taken from the beginning to the conclusion of the music. A penalty of 5 marks will be imposed if the time limit is exceeded by 10 seconds or more.
D. Troupes/Groups who gain nomination must be able to attend the National Young Performer Competition which will be held in Palmerston North. Compulsory Registration/Orientation will be on the evening of Thursday 19 October and the Competition will be on Friday 20 October 2017.
E. The winning Troupe/Group will be announced at the completion of Competition on the Friday and it would be appreciated if the group were available to perform at the Final Award Concert on Sunday night 22 October 2017.
F. Costumes, choreography & music should be appropriate to the age of both the competitors and suitable for a family audience.
NB. The CLOSING DATES will be relative to the date of Nomination. Troupe/Group members’ names and ages & Entry Fee will need to submitted on the Official Entry Form by the Closing date.
Nominees in the Troupe/Group section are required to include performance copies of their music on CD when submitting their entry form, and a list of the titles and composer and/or artists for each piece. The FINAL DATE for submitting music is 8 September 2017.
Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate ONE Troupe/Group**, who shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on a performance at the Member Society Competition.
The adjudicator will determine that the Troupe/Group has displayed a sufficient standard of performance to competently represent that society at the National Troupe/Group 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 expertise commensurate with a national final competition.
If the adjudicator considers that sufficient standard has NOT been reached by any Troupe/Group, then NO nomination will be made.
The nominated Troupe/Group is responsible for paying the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards, which is $250.00 incl GST.
The winning Troupe/Group will receive a Trophy and $1,000 for their Studio.
* A professional is someone whose primary employment is being paid to perform or work in the performing arts. For the present purposes, being a student constitutes “primary employment” and therefore is not seen as a Professional. For the Student who receives payment for participation, either teaching or performing, this should not impose professional status on a person if it is by way only of an occasional bonus or benefit rather than their principal means of earning a livelihood. The exception to this is a participating teacher who may perform.
** As some Societies split their dance genres and run large Competitions with different Judges and/or at different times of the year, they will be able to nominate more than one group to represent their Society.
** If a Society has 30 or more entries in the Troupe/Group Nomination section, then they are entitled to offer a second Nomination.