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COMPETITION WORK

Students from Grade 1 level and upwards are able to participate in competition solos/duos/trios, if selected by the teacher as being ready for competition work.

To be eligible to participate in competition work, students must also be enrolled to sit their exam,  & enrolled in conditioning (grade 2 ballet & upwards only). Students will not be considered for competition work unless they are also ballet exam students.

Students will need to attend 2 extra private lessons to learn their solo/duo/trio and a weekly private lesson to be able to participate in competition work (private comp lesson times are avail below). 1-3 solos can be rehearsed in a 20 min private lesson. 4+ solos will require 2 private lesson slots weekly. Duo/trios will share a private lesson slot.

 

Dance styles to choose from for competition work are: classical, contemporary, lyrical, neo-classical, demi-character. Teachers will ultimately decide what style best suits a student, however we do let students indicate which style their preference may be. 

 

Level 3 contemporary classes and upwards may also be offered opportunities to compete with troupes at competitions. These practices are done in class time so rarely occur any extra rehearsal time.

  • We generally have a pre-competition showing in May at our Denning Rd studio where students can have a "dress-rehearsal" with an audience prior to comp season getting underway

The fee structure for competitions in 2023 can be viewed under "CLASS FEES". Please note that there are fees to participate in each competition which will be invoiced prior to each competition.

An example of how participating in comps would look like with 1 solo:

  • 2x 1 hour private lessons to learn the solo, sessions scheduled by the teacher

  • Attend a weekly 20 min private lesson at the same time each week (missed lessons will not be refunded). Competition lessons run for terms 1 and 2 only.

  • Organise a costume, teachers can provide some direction with this - please do not make any purchases without checking that it is suitable first

2023 COMPETITION DATES:

Pre-Competition Showing at our Denning Rd Studio
Sunday 21st May 2023

Elite Eisteddfod South West
30th May - 5th June 2023
Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton

RAD Festival Of Dance
1st June - 5th June 2023
John Curtin College of the Arts

WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod
12th June - 18th June 2023
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury

Mandurah Festival of Dance
5 July - 15th July 2023
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
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