Johannesburg, South Africa

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SAIBC Rules & Regulations

Along with substantial monetary prizes, placing medals etc, our Jury have the option of awarding special prizes and scholarships.

 

PROFESSIONALISM & CODES OF CONDUCT

SAIBC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Scholar: Ages
For dancers 12 to 15 years of age, on the first day of the competition. At the discretion of the SAIBC, younger competitors may be given permission to participate.

Juniors: Ages
For dancers 16 to 20 years of age, on the first day of the competition. At the discretion of the SAIBC, younger competitors may be given permission to participate.

Seniors: Ages
For dancers 21 to 28 years of age, on the first day of the competition. At the discretion of the SAIBC, younger competitors may be given permission to participate.

Competitors in all three divisions:
•Competitors may appear either as soloists or as couples.
•Couples may be formed between members of the same age division or separate age divisions, with a competing partner or a non-competing partner.
•Competitors’ programme per Round has to be selected from the SAIBC Repertoire.
•Competitors will be chosen by the Selection Committee of the SAIBC based on:
• Written application
• DVD of a classical solo variation
• Clearly labelled head-and-shoulders portrait photo
• Clearly labelled in-movement dance photo of competitor in costume or practice clothes
• Clearly labelled photo in arabesque pose

REPERTOIRE

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE FEMALE: SOLOS only
Any two solos from the classical ballet repertoire. Competitors are advised to choose solos that showcase their versatility.

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE MALE: SOLOS only
Any two solos from the classical ballet repertoire. Competitors are advised to choose solos that showcase their versatility.

MALE & FEMALE: PAS DE DEUX
Any pas de deux from the classical ballet repertoire.

CONTEMPORARY SOLO
Must comply by the following:
• Created post-2010.
• Original choreography.
• Permission for use of music must be provided by the competitor with their Registration Form.
• The solo should not be longer than 3 minutes.

 

CONTEMPORARY: PAS DE DEUX

Must comply by the following: 

  • Created post-2010.

  • Original choreography. 

  • Permission for use of music must be provided by the competitor with their Registration Form. 

  • The pas de deux should be no longer than 5 minutes.


SAIBC COMPETITION STRUCTURE
Competitors should avoid doing solos from the same style but should present solos that show their stylistic versatility.
The contemporary section of the competition will be judged separately from the classical section.
Each round will be judged independently.
The final round will only include the classical section.

SCHOLAR
Round One: Pas de deux or two classical solos and contemporary solo.
Semi Finals: Pas de deux or two classical solos which may include what had been danced in the previous round.
Finals: Performing classical solo or pas de deux.

JUNIOR
Round One: Pas de deux or two classical solos and contemporary solo.
Semi Finals: Pas de deux or two classical solos which may include what had been danced in the previous round.
Finals: Performing classical solo or pas de deux.

SENIOR
Round One: Pas de deux or two classical solos and contemporary solo.
Semi Finals: Pas de deux or two classical solos which may include what had been danced in the previous round.
Finals: Performing classical solo or pas de deux.

SAIBC GENERAL RULES

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STAGE APPEARANCE

1. For couples, the number of the female competitor will be used.
2. If a partner is eliminated, he or she must continue to appear with or without his or her partner in subsequent rounds, the Semi Finals and the Finals.
3. Competitors must furnish their own costumes and make-up.
4. Performance in the nude is not allowed.
5. The competition takes place at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town, South Africa on a professional stage covered with dance mats. The stage dimensions are 15.4 metres wide by 15 metres deep.
6. Some or most competition performances and classes are held before a public audience.

MUSIC

1.Competitors must furnish their own music.
2.CDs and USB memory sticks are accepted for performances.
3.Only performance quality recordings will be accepted.
4.The competitor will be responsible for payment should inferior recordings have to be re-recorded or replaced, or will have to perform to piano accompaniment.
5.Only ONE variation/pas de deux recording per CD; therefore, ONE full set of CDs must comprise 3 CDs (for Rounds 1, 2, 3).
6.THREE COPIES of the full set of CDs (One CD per variation/pas de deux per competitor) are required.
7.Full Set Copy 2 & 3: To be brought with competitor for rehearsal & back-up purposes.
8.All CDs to be labelled clearly, as follows:
• Category: …
• Name: …
• Round: 1/ 2/ 3
• What: Classical/Contemporary solo/Pas de deux
• Contact: Email & telephone (include dialling codes)
9.CD players will be furnished by SAIBC for performance & rehearsals.
10.Competitors are responsible for and must provide to the Competition office written permission for use of original music and choreography.

SEMI FINALS AND FINALS

1. It is compulsory for competitors and their partners who reach the SEMI Finals and therefore the FINALS to appear in the Gala on Sunday 4 March 2018.
2. If a dancer is unable to perform due to injury, he or she must show a doctor's statement to this effect.
3. Dancers appearing in classical works and contemporary works are required to perform both to recorded music.
4. Competitors do not receive royalties for any television broadcast or taping of performances. The SAIBC will be entitled to have the Final and Gala filmed for television in part or in its entirety.

PUBLICITY

SAIBC reserves the right to use entry photographs, DVDs and any footage or photographs taken throughout the competition for publicity and promotional use.

COMPETITION

1. Daily rehearsal space will be provided. Stage rehearsal is provided on the day of performance.
2. Daily class will be provided for competitors and non-competing partners. The first class will be on 26 February 2018 will be compulsory for publicity purposes.

TRAVEL AND HOUSING

1. Travel expenses to and from Cape Town, South Africa, and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the competitor.
2. Competitors’ transport from arrival at Cape Town International Airport to departure from Cape Town International Airport is the responsibility of the competitor.

1. The judges decisions are final and no discussions will be entered into.

2. When entering you agree to abide by the rules, regulations, dates and timelines stipulated by the organisers of the SAIBC And that the dancer/teacher/parent/other will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Respecting the integrity of the classes, teachers other dancers, organisers, SAIBC crew and Judges.

3. Right of admission is reserved.

Failure to abide by these codes of conduct will result in immediate disqualification without refund.