Solo performances:

  • • All contestants must enter at least 2 contrasting items.
    • All performances may only be a maximum of 3 and a half minutes.

Age Group Requirements
5 - 7 years Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.
8 - 10 years Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.
11 - 12 years Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.
13 - 14 years Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.
15 - 16 years Two contrasting pieces of 3 and a half minutes per piece.
17 - 18 years Two contrasting pieces of 3 and a half minutes per piece.
19 - 25 years Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Group performances:

  • • All groups must enter at least 2 contrasting items.
    • All performances may only be a maximum of 3 and a half minute.
    • Maximum of 5 members per group will be allowed.
Age Group Requirements
8-13 years

Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.

14-18 years

Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.

19-25 years

Two contrasting pieces 3 and a half minutes per piece.

Competition dates

The entry form with the registration and entry fee, identification documentation and recording are to be received at the email address below by no later than 30 June 2020.

Semi-finals:

    • Pietermaritzburg 31 July, 1 and 2 August 2020.
    • Bloemfontein 15 and 16 August 2020.
    • Cape Town 21, 22 and 23 August 2020.
    • Gauteng 4, 5 and 6 September 2020.

 Grand finale performance round and presentation of prizes: 24 – 27 September 2020.

 Masterclasses: Venue and date that suit both parties to be confirmed.

Competition Venue

Dance, Drama and Vocal
Semi-finals will take place at regionals.

Grand Finale
Grand Finale will take place at Atterbury theatre.

Masterclasses preparation

  • Winners of the Masterclasses must be prepared for a 60-minute session.
  • Masterclasses are for public exhibition. All participants and teachers are encouraged to attend sessions to learn from the techniques presented. An entrance fee of R25.00 per person may be levied at the door.

General Competition Rules

  • A certified copy of birth certificate, passport or identification document is required.
  • The formal competition will take place over 3 rounds in an elimination format.
  • Audition round: A YouTube link played by the entrant representing contrasting styles.
  • Semi-Finals is a public performance.
  • Grand Final is a public performance.
  • Please note: Entrants may be requested to verify or authenticate their recordings by personal performance of short excerpts from pieces chosen prior to their participation in the Semi-finals.
  • The Semi-finals will take place over a two-day period. The venue will be allocated according to the category. Competitors will be notified of their status via email.
  • The Grand finale adjudication will take place over a single day.
  • The judge’s decision is final.
  • This competition is open to persons from the ages of 5 to 25 years. The age of a contestant will be deemed as at 31 August 2020.
  • All prize winners from previous competitions may enter.
  • The Executive Committee has the right to amend the age category of the contestant if it is established that the contestant has entered the incorrect category.
  • If a contestant competes in a round where the adjudicator is also the contestant’s teacher, a second adjudicator will be present for those contestants to ensure that there are no irregularities.
  • No agents, coaches, teachers, team leaders or make-up artists will be allowed backstage during the competition. Only one guardian will be able to accompany contestants to and from backstage.
  • Parents and guardians will be responsible for their minor children at all times before, during and after the competition.
  • The Executive Committee reserves the right to cancel a category or this competition at any time if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances are outside of its control. Entry fees will not be refunded under any circumstances whatsoever including, but not limited to the contestant wishing to withdraw from the competition.
  • No flash photography may be used in any of the venues during the competition and all phones must be switched to silent.
  • No intimidation of any contestant by any party or other contestants will be tolerated and all contestants are urged to be highly professional.
  • Pictures and performance may be used by the competition for all social media and advertising purposes without remuneration.
  • Prize giving will follow shortly after the final performance.
  • All competitors must report at least 20 minutes before their allocated time in each round. Clean, unmarked copies of works to be performed must be presented in triplicate.  Original sheet music must be available.
  • Costumes and props must be age appropriate and full competition wear will be required.
  • Dress code in the final round is formal.
  • Stage etiquette is compulsory.

How to enter

Entry Fees

Solo participants

Entry fee:

R550 (minimum of 2 pieces are required) must accompany the entry form and is non-refundable.

Additional Pieces:

R110 per piece.

Group participants

Entry fee:

R950 (minimum of 2 piece is required) must accompany the entry form and is non-refundable.

Additional Pieces:

R230 per piece.

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