GENRES

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CLASSICAL 
 

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CHARACTER BALLET

NATIONAL CHARACTER BALLET
 

LYRICAL
 

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CONTEMPORARY

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CLASSICAL

Classical ballet is a traditional, formal style of ballet that adheres to classical ballet technique. It is known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique, its graceful, flowing, and precise movements, and its ethereal qualities.

Maximum Time Limits

U6 ,U8, 8/U10   -  2 mins

All other ages 3 mins

CHARACTER/ DEMI
BALLET

Character ballets are based on a traditional, formal style of ballet that adheres to classical ballet technique.  A Character Ballet portrays a story: story line, a situation ie a trip to the dentist,  a Demi Character portrays the character itself,

ie a cat, doll, fairy

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

NATIONAL CHARACTER BALLET

National Dances are internationally known, and danced even by the nobility and royalty. Most of the National Dances originated as Regional Dances and became stylized and balletic by the nobility, who subsequently spread them throughout the country. In short a National character Ballet is the representation of a country's traditional dance, traditional and authentic steps.

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

lyrical

Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. This style concentrates on an individual approach and expressiveness of such emotions as love, joy, hurt, or anger. 

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance almost defies description because it can be balletic

or wholly abstract, jazz

influenced or lyrical, structured or unconventional. 

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

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JAZZ
 

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BROADWAY JAZZ
 

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HIP HOP
 

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ACROBATIC
 

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JAZZ (FAST)

Commercial Jazz is known to be a highly choreographed dance form. It features a mixture of sharp and fluid movements,  animated expression similar to dances seen on commercial video clips.

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

BROADWAY JAZZ

Broadway Jazz dance evolved on Broadway in the 1950s into the new, smooth style that is taught today and known as Theatre Jazz or Modern Jazz. This performance style of Jazz was popularised to a large extent by Bob Fosse’s work, which is exemplified by Broadway shows such as Chicago, Cabaret and Sweet Charity. 

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

HIP HOP

Hip-hop dance is a vibrant form of dance that combines a variety of freestyle movements to create a cultural piece of art. Through its three main styles of popping, locking, and breaking, hip-hop dance has evolved into one of the most popular and influential styles of dance.

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 2.5 mins

ACROBATIC

Acrobatic performances must be comprised of 75% acro and 25% dance.

Acrobatic moves are restricted in all other genres to our 3 trick rule. Please contact us if you need clarification

e: candanceaustralia@me.com

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 2.5 mins

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TAP

FAST TAP
 

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SONG & TAP

SONG & DANCE

THEATRICAL
PRESENTATION

VOCAL



 

TAP

Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of metal taps affixed to the heel and toe of shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion, coupled with both characteristic and interpretative body movements.

Maximum Time Limits

U6 ,U8, 8/U10   -  2 mins

All other ages 3 mins

FAST TAP

Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of metal taps affixed to the heel and toe of shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion, coupled with both characteristic and interpretative body movements.

FAST TAP  must be at a consistent speed approx

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

song & TAP

A theatrical performance that combines singing and dancing/tapping. The routine should be a 50-50 split of the two genres.

this rule applies for both

Song & Tap

and

Song & Dance

Maximum Time Limits

U6 ,U8, 8/U10   -  3.5 mins

All other ages    4 mins

theatrical presentation
AND VOCAL

Theatrical Presentation is the presentation of a song of any sort

The performer is to present in the style of a stage show setting.

Vocal sections in March & October are stand and sing only.

Maximum Time Limits


All ages 3 mins

see guidline page for all other time limits

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CanDance Australia
the dance championships

sections

TAP CHAMPIONSHIPS

12/U15YRS
15 & OVER


qualifying dances
1 tap solo
1 fast tap solo

Championship routine consists of
MEDLEY -slow or waltz followed by a fast

4 min maximum time limit in championship section

 

MODERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

12/U15YRS
15 & OVER


qualifying dances
1 jazz solo
1 lyrical solo OR 1 contemporary solo

2 Championship routines 
1 jazz solo
1 lyrical OR contemporary solo

3 min maximum time limit each routine in championship section

 

THEATRICAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

12& OVER

qualifying dances
1 song & tap solo
1 broadway jazz solo

2 Championship routines 
1 song & tap solo
1 broadway jazz solo 

4 min maximum time limit song & tap championship section
3 min maximum time limit broadway jazz championship section

CLASSICAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

12& OVER

qualifying dances
1 classical ballet solo
1 character ballet solo

2 Championship routines 
1 classical ballet solo
1 character ballet solo 

3 min maximum time limit each routine in championship section



sections maybe split or combined depending on entry numbers