BALLET COMPETITION & FESTIVAL

November, 2021

Master Classes and competition: November 5th, 2021

Competition and festival performance: November 6th, 2021

General Information

We invite dancers interested in competing and showcasing their dance skills as a way to participate in Relevé’s mission to benefit children’s health organizations to register today.  During the competition we aim to preserve the best traditions of classical ballet, develop the creative abilities and performing skills of students, create conditions conducive to the realization of their creative potential, identify and support the most gifted dancers, as well as establish creative contacts between classical groups!

  • Open to all dance students and pre-professional dancers ages 9-18
  • Age Categories *Dancers age as of January 1, 2021
  • Youth (ages 9-11)
  • Junior (ages 12-14)
  • Senior (ages 15-18)
  • Participants may choose to compete with a solo, pas de deux/ensemble, or in multiple categories

SOLOISTS

  • Must perform in both of the following:
    • Classical Ballet – Choose from the list enclosed (Classical Repertoire List) or dancer’s choice
    • Contemporary/Modern – Dancer’s choice intended to highlight other skills, strengths, and versatility as a dancer
  • Releve Master Classes are mandatory for solo competitors
    • These classes are a valuable part of the competition experience and will be taught by the judges
    • Dancers will be evaluated by judges during the Master Class
    • Master Classes are divided by Youth, Junior, and Senior level
    • Master Classes will take place on Friday, November 5th
  • When registering as a solo competitor, you are paying to be at the Competition and the Master Classes
  • Master Classes are included in the registration fee for solo competitors only

PAS DE DEUX

  • Dancers must perform entire Pas de Deux that they chose and must be junior or senior level
  • Must be at least 12 years of age
  • NOTE: Pas de Deux couples with male dancer under age 14 must use “par terre” partnering only.

                   *No lifting above shoulder level

ENSEMBLE

  • Contemporary, modern or character
  • Must be registered by the school/studio
  • All dancers must be in same age division at junior or senior level
  • 2 to 10 dancers

TEACHER PASSES

  • Given on competition day
  • To ensure safety, photo ID is required to receive teacher pass
  • One representative per studio has access to backstage, and only during 30-minute warm-up
  • To reserve pass, teacher name must be on registration form

           

OTHER DETAILS

  • Independents (not affiliated with a studio) – still granted one pass
  • Passes reserved for teachers and artistic directors only – No parents.
  • No representatives backstage once competition begins
  • Participants are allowed to enter the competition as an independent or under school affiliation
  • Participants are not required to bring a representative
  • Dancers may perform more than one variation, but Relevé does reserve right to restrict number of variations
  • Dance schools can enter as many students as they wish
  • Relevé reserves the right to decline any registration
  • Anyone interested in watching the competition throughout the weekend can purchase a $5.00 Relevé wirstband for admission
  • Saturday performance tickets: $10.00/General Admission *These tickets can be purchase at the door

VIDEO AND PICTURES

  • All video and picture taking by participants, family, teachers is prohibited
  • Relevé reserves the right to take photos and videos throughout the weekend
  • By participating in Relevé Ballet Competition, dancers/legal parents/guardians give permission for Releve’ to take photos/video for promotional purposes.

PERFORMING EN POINTE

  • Due to safety and well-being of all dancers, we recommend only well prepared students ages 12 and over perform en pointe
  • Dancers in Youth Division (ages 9-11) are prohibited from performing en pointe.
  • All Youth participants may perform any variation from the Classical Repertoire list on flat shoes