National Young Performer of the Year 2022

(Finals held in Palmerston North  October 2022)

 

Nominations in Modern Dance (2021 criteria), Ballet & Tap (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

2022 CRITERIA FOR BALLET

A. Performers will be 15 and under 19 years as at 1st of October 2022.

B. Each performer will compete in three classes during the preliminary round;

1. Solo Variation from the following Lists:

 

Female : Gamzatti – La Bayadere Act II            Male : Peasant Pas 1st Solo – Giselle Act I

: Giselle – Giselle Act I :                                                 Albrecht – Giselle Act II

: Aurora’s Wedding – Sleeping Beauty Act III :                      Bluebird – Sleeping Beauty Act III

: Aurora’s Birthday – Sleeping Beauty Act I :                        James – La Sylphides Act I

: Prelude – Les Sylphide :                                              James – La Sylphides Act II

: Odette – Swan Lake Act I :                                              Pas de Deux – 1st Solo Flower Festival

: Odile – Swan Lake Act III :                                               Variation – Corsaire – Act III

: Esmeralda – La Esmeralda :                                             Basil – Don Quixote Act III

: Kitri’s Entrance – Don Quixote Act I :                                Prince Desire – Sleeping Beauty Act III

: Bluebird – Sleeping Beauty Act III :                                  Siegfried – Swan Lake Act III

 

2. Solo Variation from any recognised classical repertoire which MAY or MAY not be from the list in B.1. The selection, however, MUST show a clear contrast in style to the variation selected in section B.1.

 

3. All performers will participate in a Technical Class conducted by or for the Adjudicators. No audience observation will be permitted. The Technical Class will be taken into consideration in determining the semi-finalists.

 

C. There will be a semi-final of up to twelve performers who will repeat either B. 1 or B. 2 at the discretion of the adjudicators. The number of semi-finalists is determined as per the NYPA rules 7.1-7.2. Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).

D. For the Final Award Concert six performers will be recalled, and shall repeat the item not performed at the semi final.

 

COMPETITORS PLEASE NOTE

Only enter the Nomination class if you are seeking a Nomination AND are committed to attending and

competing at the National Young Performer Awards in Palmerston North 21-23 Oct 2022.

 

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 a performance as outlined in A-D.

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 i.e. $75 inc gst per Nominee

Each Nominee is responsible for paying the rest of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards i.e. $175.00 incl gst

 

  

NATIONAL YOUNG PERFORMER AWARDS

2022 CRITERIA FOR TAP DANCING

A. Performers will be 15 and under 21 years as at 1st of October 2022.

 

B. Each performer will compete in three classes during the preliminary rounds.

1. Championship 3 Speed

(Please note: This differs from the original 2022 Tap Dance Criteria as due to the cancellation of the 2021 NYPA the Criteria needs to be the same for both the 2020/2021 nominees and the 2022 Nominees)

 

2. Tap Dance, own selection (not Song and Dance).

 

3. All performers will participate in a Master Class, taken in the manner of an Audition, conducted by or for the Adjudicators. No audience observation will be permitted. The Master Class will be taken into consideration in determining the semi-finalists.

 

C. There shall be a maximum time limit of 4 minutes for each dance, 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.

 

D. There will be a semi-final of up to twelve performers who will repeat either B1 or B2, at the discretion of the adjudicators. The number of semi-finalists is determined as per the NYPA rules 7.1-7.2. Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).

 

E. For the Final Award Concert six performers will be recalled and shall repeat the item not performed at the semi-final.

 

COMPETITORS PLEASE NOTE

Only enter the Nomination class if you are seeking a Nomination AND are committed to attending and

competing at the National Young Performer Awards in Palmerston North 21-23 Oct 2022.

 

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 a performance as outlined in A-D.

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 i.e. $75 inc gst per Nominee

Each Nominee is responsible for paying the rest of the entry fee to the National Young Performer Awards i.e. $175.00 incl gst

 

 

 

NATIONAL YOUNG PERFORMER AWARDS

2022 CRITERIA FOR TROUPES

 

 A. Competitors will be under 25 years as at 1st of October 2022. Competitors may only compete in TWO nominated Troupe/Group PER Studio OR Educational Institution.

(Please note: This differs from the original 2022 Troupe Criteria and will be in place for Troupes nominated in 2020/2021 as well as for Troupes nominated in 2022)

 

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 18th October and the Competition will be on Wednesday 19th October 2022.

 

E. A Final will be held on the afternoon/evening of Wednesday 19th 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 would be appreciated if the group were available to perform at the Final Award Concert on Sunday night, Sunday 23rd October 2022.

 

G. Costumes, choreography & music should be appropriate to the age of both the competitors and

suitable for a family audience, as determined by the Adjudicator.

 

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 the same Item when it is performed at the National Young Performer Awards on 19th October 2022. The genre and theme will be the same with minor alterations allowed in music, choreography, dancers 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 2022.

 

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.