What is it?
Students aged 6+ are invited to choreograph a dance routine (there are 3 categories solo, duet and group) with out any outside help, choose costumes (feel free to recycle old show costumes, use class uniform etc they do not need to be brand new or fancy!!), hairstyle, music and which style of dance they would like to do!! It can be anything they like – the only rule is it must not exceed the time limit (see below) or have any adult/outside help. The competition will be judged by an independent dance teacher that does not work for Jazzy J’s.
Please note that there will be no allocated time within normal classes for the competition and that practices are to organised by the children/parents.
Where is it?
This year we are going BIG with a full scale production at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday 21st June 2020
How to enter.
There is a £2 entrance fee per child and the closing date for entry is 1st May 2020. Simple complete an entry form and pass it back to your teacher (or email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Entry forms can be collected from your teacher or you can request one via email
Music must be handed in (already edited) no later than 1st June 2020 – we can not except entries or music after these dates, also note that the entrance fee is non-refundable.
|Age range||Category**||Max Dance Length^|
|6-8 yrs*||Duet||2 min|
|9-11 yrs||Solo||1.5 min|
* There is no solo category for the 6-8 yr age range
** Groups are 3 or more students
^ This is the maximum amount of time the dances can be, they can be shorter!
If you have group/duet where the ages span the set ages don’t worry, this is fine, we will decide which age range to put them in.
All music must be cut/faded out at the right length for the dance and must not exceed the time limit.
On the day
Children taking part will be required to be at the theatre from 10:15am until the end of the show ~5pm (tbc when we know the number of students taking part). The children will be given a 10 minute slot to practice their dance on stage on the morning of the performance as well as a dress rehearsal later on.
Back stage help
We will need chaperones to help on the day, if you have a chaperone license and are available from 10am until the end of the day and would like to help please let us know (you will not need to buy a ticket if you are helping out).
Tickets should be bought directly from The Joseph Rowntree Theatre and go on sale shortly https://www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk/about/box-office/
Please note that children performing in the choreography competition or dance presentations (Street/Musical Theatre/Contemporary) do not need a ticket but everyone else does even if they are coming for the awards section.
£8.50 a ticket
£28 for a family of 4
£2 off when you buy 5 or more tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable.