National Young Performer of the Year 2021

(Finals held in Palmerston North  October 2021)

 

Nominations in Modern Dance  (Entry Fee $30 ) and Troupe (no extra entry fee)

Please read the attached criteria carefully.

NATIONAL YOUNG PERFORMER AWARDS
2021 CRITERIA FOR MODERN DANCE
A. Competitors shall be 15 and under 21 years as at 1 October 2021
B. Each competitor shall perform in three classes during the preliminary round:
1. Modern/Jazz
2. Contemporary
3. Master Class – run by the Adjudicators. No audience observation.
C. There shall be a maximum time limit of four minutes for each dance, taken from the beginning to the conclusion of the music.
D. There will be a semi-final at which competitors will repeat either B. 1 or B. 2 at the discretion of the adjudicator. Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).
The number of semi-finalists will be decided in accordance with the NYPA rules.
E. For the Final Award Concert six competitors will be recalled and shall repeat the item not performed at the semi-final.
F. Costumes, choreography & music should be appropriate to the age of the competitors and suitable for a family audience – this will be at the Adjudicators discretion.
NB. Nomination of competitors by Societies should be based on classes B1 and B2 i.e. with or without the Master Class, but may include an impromptu class, at the discretion of the society.
NB: FOR THE NATIONAL COMPETITION
Nominees in the Modern Dance section are required to upload performance copies of their music when submitting their entry form, and a list of the titles and composer and/or artists for each piece. They must bring the same music on USB to registration.
SOCIETY NOMINATION
Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate up to two competitors, who shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on Criteria stated in A, B and C.
The adjudicator will determine that a competitor has displayed a sufficient standard of performance to competently represent that society at the National Finals.
The standard required will be at the absolute discretion of the adjudicator but will include:
• A demonstration of adequate preparation
• An authority of performance
• A performance with a level of maturity commensurate with a national final competition of this age group.
If the adjudicator considers that sufficient standard has NOT been reached by any competitor, then NO nomination will be made.
The Nominating Society is responsible for paying part of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards, which is $75.00 incl gst.
The Nominee is responsible for paying their portion of the entry fee to the National Young Performer
Awards, which is $175.00 incl gst.

NATIONAL YOUNG PERFORMER AWARDS
2021 CRITERIA FOR TROUPES
A. Competitors will be under 25 years as at 1st of October 2021. Competitors may only compete in ONE nominated Troupe/Group per Studio or Educational Institution.
B. Each Troupe will be nominated at a Member Society Competition by performing in any dance genre pertinent to the Competition they enter. This competition is for amateur troupes only and is not open to professionals*.
C. There will be a maximum time limit of five minutes, taken from the beginning to the conclusion of the music. A penalty of 5 marks will be imposed if the time limit is exceeded by 10 seconds or more.
D. Troupes who gain nomination must be able to attend the National Young Performer Competition which will be held in Palmerston North. Compulsory Registration/Orientation will be on Tuesday 19th October and the Competition will be on Wednesday 20th October 2021.
E. A Final will be held on the afternoon/evening of Wednesday 20th October, with up to 18 Troupes recalled to perform. The number of Troupes in the Final may change, at the discretion of the Adjudicator(s)
F. The winning Troupe will be announced at the completion of Competition and it MAY be possible for the winning Troupe to perform at the Soloist Final Award Concert on the evening of Sunday 24th October 2021. Due to the MEGA NYPA and 8 Soloist genres competing, it may not be possible for the Troupe to perform in 2021.
G. Costumes, choreography & music should be appropriate to the age of both the competitors and
suitable for a family audience.
ADDITIONAL RULES
A. Once a Troupe Item has received a Nomination, it is no longer eligible to enter another Nomination class. The Studio name and the genre of the nominated item will be published on the PACANZ website as soon as PACANZ is notified by the nominating Society.
B. The Item receiving a Nomination will be substantially the same Item when it is performed at the National Young Performer Awards on 20th October 2021. The genre and theme will be the same with minor alterations allowed in music, choreography, dancer number and costuming.
C. Troupe nominations are subject to challenge and a Troupe risks disqualifying themselves, if the above criteria are not adhered to.
NB. The CLOSING DATES will be relative to the date of Nomination. Troupe members’ names and ages & entry fee will need to be submitted on the Official Entry by the closing date.
Nominees in the Troupe section are required to upload performance copies of their music in MP3 format when submitting their entry, and a list of the titles and composer and/or artists for each piece. They must bring the same music on USB to registration. The FINAL DATE for submitting music is 6th September 2021.
SOCIETY NOMINATION
Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate ONE Troupe**, who shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on a performance at the Member Society Competition.
The adjudicator will determine that the Troupe has displayed a sufficient standard of performance to competently represent that society at the National Troupe Finals.
The standard required will be at the absolute discretion of the adjudicator but will include:
• A demonstration of adequate preparation
• An authority of performance
• A performance with a level of expertise commensurate with a national final competition.
If the adjudicator considers that sufficient standard has NOT been reached by any Troupe, then NO nomination will be made.
The nominated Troupe is responsible for paying the entry fee to the National Young Performer
Awards, which is $250.00 incl gst.
* A professional is someone whose primary employment is being paid to perform or work in the performing arts. For the present purposes, being a student constitutes “primary employment” and therefore is not seen as a Professional. For the Student who receives payment for participation, either teaching or performing, this should not impose professional status on a person if it is by way only of an occasional bonus or benefit rather than their principal means of earning a livelihood. The exception to this is a participating teacher who may perform.