National Young Performer Awards 2018.

National Young Performer Awards 2020

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 15 - 18 October 2020 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 2020:
Ballet, Tap Dance, Troupe/Group Dance, Pianoforte and Vocal.

October 2021:
Modern Dance, Troupe/Group Dance, Highland National Dance, Orchestral Instruments and Speech & Drama.

2020 Nomination Classes

WHANGAREI 5, 6 & 7 JUNE 2020

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 2020.

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

2020 Ballet Criteria


A. Performers will be 15 and under 19 years as at 1st of October 2020.

B. Each performer will 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 B.1. The selection, however, MUST show a clear contrast in style to the variation selected in section B.1.

3. All performers will participate in a Technical Class conducted by or for the Adjudicators.  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 B. 1 or B. 2 at the discretion of the adjudicators. 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.

COMPETITORS PLEASE NOTE
Only enter the Nomination class if you are seeking a Nomination AND are committed to attending and competing at the National Young Performer Awards in Palmerston North 16-18 Oct 2020.

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-D.
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 inc gst per Nominee
Each Nominee is responsible for paying the rest of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards i.e. $175.00 incl gst

2020 Tap Dance Criteria


A. Performers will be 15 and under 21 years as at 1st of October 2020.

B. Each performer will 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 Adjudicators. 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 twelve performers who will repeat either B1 or B2, at the discretion of the adjudicators. 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.

COMPETITORS PLEASE NOTE
Only enter the Nomination class if you are seeking a Nomination AND are committed to attending and competing at the National Young Performer Awards in Palmerston North 16-18 Oct 2020.

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-D.
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 inc gst per Nominee
Each Nominee is responsible for paying the rest of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards i.e. $175.00 incl gst

2020 Troupe/Group Dance Criteria

A. Competitors will be under 25 years as at 1st of October 2020. Competitors may only compete in ONE nominated Troupe/Group per Studio or Educational Institution.

B. Each Troupe will 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 only and is not open to professionals*.

C. There will 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 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 15th and the Competition will be on Friday 16th October 2020.

E. A Final will be held on the afternoon of Friday 16th October, with up to 18 Troupes recalled to perform. The number of Troupes in the Final may change, at the discretion of the Adjudicator(s)

F. The winning Troupe 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 18th October 2020.

G. Costumes, choreography & music should be appropriate to the age of both the competitors and suitable for a family audience.

NEW RULES
H. Once a Troupe Item has received a Nomination, it is no longer eligible to enter another Nomination class. The Studio name and the genre of the nominated item will be published on the PACANZ website as soon as PACANZ is notified by the nominating Society.

I. The Item receiving a Nomination will be substantially the same Item when it is performed at the National Young Performer Awards on 16th October 2020. The genre and theme will be the same with minor alterations allowed in music, choreography, dancer number and costuming.

J. Troupe nominations are subject to challenge and possible disqualification if the above criteria are not adhered to.

NB. The CLOSING DATES will be relative to the date of Nomination. Troupe members’ names and ages & entry fee will need to submitted on the Official Entry by the closing date.
Nominees in the Troupe section are required to include performance copies of their music in MP3 format when submitting their entry, and a list of the titles and composer and/or artists for each piece. The FINAL DATE for submitting music is 4th September 2020.

SOCIETY NOMINATION
Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate ONE Troupe**, who shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on a performance at the Member Society Competition.
The adjudicator will determine that the Troupe has displayed a sufficient standard of performance to competently represent that society at the National Troupe 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, then NO nomination will be made.
The nominated Troupe is responsible for paying the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards, which is $250.00 incl 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 Troupe to represent their Society.
** If a Society has 25 or more Troupes that enter and compete for a Troupe Nomination, then they are
entitled to offer an additional Nomination. This applies to every multiple of 25 Troupes that enter and
compete for a Troupe Nomination. Therefore –
1-24 Troupes = 1 Nomination
25 Troupes = 1 additional Nomination
50 Troupes = 2 additional Nominations
75 Troupes = 3 additional Nominations