400: The Sydney Eisteddfod BALLET SCHOLARSHIP (16-19 Years)

FINAL Sunday 26 August 2:30pm

Venue: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

Event Ages: 16 to 19 years

Event Type: Solo

Sponsored by
The Guillermo Keys-Arenas Dance Trust & supplemented by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund

Details
Status: Open

Two variations are required:
a) One from the traditional classical repertoire listed below.
b) Free contrasting solo of up to 3 minutes. No tap shoes allowed. This Free Variation may be repeated in ONE other dance event. Please refer to Item 7 under the Dance Category Rules & Conditions. Entrants are advised that it is important to show elements with ground and air usage, dynamic movements that cover space and are in contrast to their classical solos, to show diversity.

FINALS: Finalists repeat both Variations in a deciding Final at the Sydney Opera House (Sunday 26 August 2018). Backing CDs will be the same accompaniment as used by the entrants in the heats.

Class allocation for all interstate/regional entrants will be scheduled for the last day only if entries are received on or before Tuesday 13 March 2018. After which they will be allocated into classes where there are spaces.

Note: Proof of Age & Residency Requirements.

CONDITIONS:
1. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Open to any dancer who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.
3. Dancers who accept an 'Apprentice Scholarship' or a 'Contract' with a company AND those who are already training with an overseas school at the time of the competition are not eligible for these scholarships, but can perform for 'comments only' and are not eligible for a refund.
4. Semi-Finalists will be required to produce proof of age and residency before they are allowed to compete (e.g. original birth certificate or a photocopy OR an Australian or New Zealand passport OR a permanent resident stamp. A driver's licence is NOT acceptable).
5. Entrants are advised to submit PROFESSIONAL QUALITY BACKING CDs.
6. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the classical solos only. No marks will be given on these reports.
7. All entrants must attend a Closed Preliminary Class with the Adjudicators. Dress code for both the Preliminary Class and the Master Class:
* Ladies: Leotard with pink tights and flat ballet shoes with elastics (no ribbons). Please bring your Pointe Shoes for the Master Class (Semi-Final) Class only.
* Gentlemen: Any coloured tights, white leotard or singlet top, white socks and black or white shoes. Unitards of one colour NOT ALLOWED.
NOTE: Entrants not following this dress code may be disqualified.
8. All entrants present their Classical Variation before an audience. Backing CD may be piano or orchestral arrangement. Up to one third of these dancers will be selected as Quarter-Finalists.
9. Quarter-Finalists present their Free Variation before an audience. Up to 20 Semi-Finalists will be selected. Entrants to supply their own PROFESSIONAL QUALITY BACKING CDs for both routines. See Entrant Corner for CD Policy. Semi-Finalists will have a group photo on stage after the announcement, in their free variation costumes.
10. Semi-Finalists attend a Closed Master Class with the Adjudicators, from which EIGHT FINALISTS + TWO RESERVE FINALISTS will be chosen. All finalists are required for interviews with the adjudicators after the Master Class.
11. Finalists repeat both Variations in a deciding Final at the Sydney Opera House in the SAME COSTUMES as presented in the heats. Backing CDs will be the same accompaniment as used by the entrants in the heats. It is compulsory to perform in the Final under the direction of an experienced lighting director, appointed by Sydney Eisteddfod.
12. Awarding of the Second Scholarship to a dancer of the opposite gender to the winner is at the discretion of the adjudicators and remains subject to performance standard.
13. Winners receive payment of the cash component within 21 days of the Final and Scholarships progressively in instalments upon application as follows:
Study In Australia - Four equal instalments over one year.
Study Overseas - Two equal instalments over one year.
14. To qualify for each instalment, payment is subject to the winner providing satisfactory progress reports of continued study from teachers or teaching institutions.
15. The Scholarship must be taken up within two years from the date of winning, and be completed within one year thereafter or be forfeited. If the winner is under, or subsequently accepts, a professional contract, the Scholarship can still be used provided approved tuition or coaching is undertaken and reported as per Condition No 14 above.
16. The Winners and Finalists must be reasonably available for media interviews and to perform without fee in future Showcase performances nominated by and in the interest of Sydney Eisteddfod.

Adjudication Procedure & Dates:
1. All entrants must attend a Preliminary Class with the Adjudicators (Thursday 19 July & Friday 20 July 2018). Dress applicable to both the Preliminary Class and the Master Class: (DRESS CODE: See No 7 above under the 'Conditions' for this Scholarship).
2. All entrants present their Classical Variation before an audience (Saturday 21 July 2018). Entrants to supply their own backing CD, which may be piano or an orchestral accompaniment.
3. Up to one third of those dancers will be selected for a Quarter-Final. Quarter-Finalists present their free variation before an audience (Sunday 22 July 2018).
4. Up to 20 Semi-Finalists will be selected to attend a Master Class with the Adjudicators, from which EIGHT FINALISTS + TWO RESERVE FINALISTS will be chosen (Monday 23 July 2018).
5. All Finalists will be interviewed by the Adjudicators after the Master Class.

All entrants are advised to have the following information pre-prepared as finalists will be asked to supply the following information shortly after they are selected:
* Title of classical variation
* Title AND style of free variation
* A 200-word biography in paragraph format (as a Word file, not printed).

Total Prize Value Exceeds $34,000.

The Sydney Eisteddfod Guillermo Keys-Arenas Dance Trust Fund Outright Winner Scholarship: Total Prize exceeds $18,000 ($3,000 cash plus a $15,000 Scholarship) and the opportunity of a short secondment with The Royal Danish Ballet.

2nd Scholarship: $10,000 ($2,000 cash plus a $8,000 Scholarship). Sponsored by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund. Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicators to a dancer of the opposite sex to the winner.

Finalists (excluding place-getters): $1,000 each. Sponsored by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund.

* Both Winners will have the opportunity to attend classes and observe rehearsals, at the discretion of the Artistic Directors, with: The Australian Ballet; Birmingham Royal Ballet, UK;Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet Academy, USA & Northern Ballet, Leeds, UK.
* Both Winners will have the opportunity to attend classes with:
English National Ballet School, London & The Royal Ballet School, London.
* Both Winners will receive a photographic portfolio to the value of $100 of performance photos taken during the Festival courtesy of WinkiPoP Media.

* Selected by Queensland Ballet's Artistic Director Li Cunxin, or a QB representative, two finalists will be awarded the opportunity to attend classes and observe rehearsals with the Company and/or Academy for one week in 2019.

* The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Performance Awards (at the discretion of their Directors or appointed representative) to one or two Finalists, consisting of a performance fee of $1,500 and return airfares and accommodation (up to 10 days) for recipients living outside Victoria. The prize will be an opportunity to perform, with a full orchestra and international guest artists, in two or three performances of the ACB's December full-length classical ballet production at the Arts Centre, Melbourne.

* Tanya Pearson Artistry Award: Presented to the Finalist who displays the highest level of artistry and stagecraft in keeping with the teachings of Tanya Pearson. The recipient will receive an original bronze sculpture, male or female, by reknowned artist Linda Klarfied that has been specially designed and forged in honour of Mrs Pearson.

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • Dance Category Rules & Conditions
  • CD Policy
  • Repertoire List

Levels in this Event

Preliminary Class - Closed to Public (Tentative) 19/7/18
Preliminary Class - Closed to Public (Tentative) 20/7/18
Heats - Classical Variation (Tentative) 21/7/18 Shore School - Smith Auditorium
Quater-Finals - Free Variation (Tentative) 22/7/18 Shore School - Smith Auditorium
Semi-Final - Master Class, Closed to Public (Tentative) 23/7/18
FINAL 26/8/18 - 2:30pm Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
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Levels in this Event

Preliminary Class - Closed to Public (Tentative) 19/7/18
Preliminary Class - Closed to Public (Tentative) 20/7/18
Heats - Classical Variation (Tentative) 21/7/18 Shore School - Smith Auditorium
Quater-Finals - Free Variation (Tentative) 22/7/18 Shore School - Smith Auditorium
Semi-Final - Master Class, Closed to Public (Tentative) 23/7/18
FINAL 26/8/18 - 2:30pm Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

Entrant Details

Teacher Details

Entry Fee: $110.00 $85.00 Early Entry Fee

Tickets
General Session Tickets

Adult $20, Concession $16

General Session tickets are sold at the venue prior to the session. General Session seating is unreserved. Correct money for our Volunteer ticket sellers is appreciated. Eftpos facilities now available. Tickets are available for purchase from 45 minutes prior to the session.

Finals tickets

A Reserve: Adult $72.20, Concession $62.20
B Reserve (restricted viewing): $58.20

To book tickets to the final please call Sydney Eisteddfod on 02 9261 8366

The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship & Dance Group Finals - A Reserve ( $72.20 )Adult
The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship & Dance Group Finals - A Reserve ( $62.20 )Concession (Children 16/u, Pension, Seniors & Student card holders. ID must be shown.)
The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship & Dance Group Finals - B Reserve ( $58.20 )(Restricted viewing)