National Young Performer

National Young Performer Awards 2018

The National Young Performer Awards are coordinated by the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand (PACANZ).

This national competition will be held on the weekend of 19, 20 and 21 October 2018 in Palmerston North, at the Regent on Broadway Theatre, hosted in conjunction with the Palmerston North Dance Association.

The awards are operated on a two year cycle:

October 2018: 
Ballet, Tap Dance, Troupe/Group Dance, Pianoforte and Vocal.

October 2019: 
Modern Dance, Troupe/Group Dance, Highland National Dance, Orchestral Instruments and Speech & Drama.

2018 Nomination Classes

WHANGAREI 10, 11 & 12 AUGUST 2018

Northland Ballet & Dance Inc intends to offer nomination opportunities to competitors in Ballet, Tap Dance and Troupe/Group Dance classes 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 Young Performer Awards competition organised by the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand (PACANZ), in Palmerston North in October 2018.

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.

Please note

The National Young Performer nomination class won’t be held unless there are at least 2 competitors.


SEE ALSO

PACANZ - Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand Inc

National Young Performer Entry Information

2018 Ballet Criteria

A. Performers shall be 15 and under 19 years as at 1st of October 2018.

B. Each performer shall compete in three classes during the preliminary round:

1. Solo Variation from the following lists:

Female

Gamzatti – La Bayadere Act II
Giselle – Giselle Act I
Aurora’s Wedding – Sleeping Beauty Act III
Aurora’s Birthday – Sleeping Beauty Act I
Prelude – Les Sylphide
Odette – Swan Lake Act I
Odile – Swan Lake Act III
Esmeralda – La Esmeralda
Kitri’s Entrance – Don Quixote Act I
Bluebird – Sleeping Beauty Act III

Male

Peasant Pas 1st Solo – Giselle Act I
Albrecht – Giselle Act II
Bluebird – Sleeping Beauty Act III
James – La Sylphides Act I
James – La Sylphides Act II
Pas de Deux – 1st Solo Flower Festival
Variation – Corsaire – Act III
Basil – Don Quixote Act III
Prince Desire – Sleeping Beauty Act III
Siegfried – Swan Lake Act III

2. Solo Variation from any recognised classical repertoire which may or may not be from the list in B1. The selection, however, must show a clear contrast in style to the variation selected in section B1. 

3. All performers will participate in a Technical Class conducted by or for the Adjudicator.
No audience observation will be permitted.
The Technical Class will be taken into consideration in determining the semi-finalists.

C. There will be a semi-final of up to twelve performers who will repeat either B1 or B2 at the discretion of the adjudicator.
The number of semi-finalists is determined as per the NYPA rules 7.1-7.2.
Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).

D. For the Final Award Concert six performers will be recalled, and shall repeat the item not performed at the semi final.

SOCIETY NOMINATION

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, B1, B2 and C.

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 i.e. $75 including gst.

The Nominee is responsible for paying the rest of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards i.e. $175 including gst

2018 Tap Dancing Criteria

A. Performers shall be 15 and under 21 years as at 1st of October 2018.

B. Each performer shall compete in three classes during the preliminary rounds:

1. Championship 3 Speed.

2. Tap Dance, own selection (not Song and Dance).

3. All performers will participate in a Master Class, taken in the manner of an audition, conducted by or for the Adjudicator.
No audience observation will be permitted. The Master Class will be taken into consideration in determining the semi-finalists.

C. There shall be a maximum time limit of 4 minutes for each dance, 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.

D. There will be a semi-final of up to 12 performers who will repeat either B1 or B2, at the discretion of the adjudicator.
The number of semi-finalists is determined as per the NYPA rules 7.1-7.2.
Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).

E. For the Final Award Concert six performers will be recalled, and shall repeat the item not performed at the semi-final.

SOCIETY NOMINATION

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, B1, B2 and C.

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 i.e. $75 including gst.

The Nominee is responsible for paying the rest of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards i.e. $175 including gst

2018 Troupe/Group Criteria


A. Competitors shall be under 25 years as at 1st of October 2018.
Competitors may only compete in one nominated Troupe/Group per studio or educational institution.

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 5 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 18 October and the competition will be on Friday 19 October 2018.

E. The Final will be held on the afternoon of Friday 19 October, with 12 Troupe/Groups recalled to perform.
The number of Troupe/Groups in the Final may change, at the discretion of the Adjudicator(s).

F. 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 21 October 2018.

G. Costumes, choreography and 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 and 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 in MP3 format on a USB, when submitting their entry form, and a list of the titles and composerand/or artists for each piece.

The final date for submitting music is 6 September 2018.

SOCIETY NOMINATION

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 including gst.

* 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.