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Royal South Street Competitions Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia

2013 COMPETITIONS Entries Close strictly 11.59pm Friday 3rd May CommBank Calisthenics Competition Close strictly 11.59pm Monday 15th April One Act Play Festival Close Friday 28th June VBL Band entries exempt ** Date for entries to close TBC** LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353 Telephone: 03 5332 1054 Email: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au Website: www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

The Royal South Street Society uses the personal information you provide for the purpose of competition only. Information is not used or passed on to any other organisation for any purpose. All entry fees are inclusive of GST where applicable. The th information contained in this Prize List was current as 19 March 2013. The Royal South Street Society reserves the right to alter if the situation arises; sections, conditions, prizes, dates, locations, sponsors, adjudicators etc. The final competition information will be published in the discipline Guide Books prior to the commencement of the competition in 2013.

Our mission is to conduct Australia’s foremost Eisteddfod, promoting, fostering and encouraging participation and interest in the performing arts.

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Royal South Street Society Ballarat A.C.N. 004 058 020 A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honourable Alex Chernov, AO, QC Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Lady Primrose Potter, A.C. Mr. Don Kinsey, A.M. OFFICE-BEARERS 2012 - 2013 Board of Management Anthony Cole Ron Harrington O.A.M Lloyd Harvey Brian McInnis Peter Zala Sarah Edwards Sheree Chevalier Karen Eaton Michael Porter Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mr. R. Harrington O.A.M Mr. E.T. Lewis Mr. D. McMillan Mr. R. Morgan Mr. P.C. Nicholson Mrs. B. Dunlop

Member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc. 3


Prize list Table of Contents Page 2

Item Entry closing dates

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Office bearers

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat Scroll through the advertisements in the Prize List pages 6 24 and click on their ad to be linked directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking.

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General Conditions of Competition

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Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules

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CommBank Calisthenics Competition Special Conditions and sections

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Chopin Special Conditions and sections

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City of Ballarat Choral Contest Special Conditions and sections

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Classical Vocal Special Conditions and sections

60 - 62

Contemporary Vocal and Country Music Special Conditions and sections

63 - 78

Energetiks

Dance Competition Special Conditions and

sections 79 - 80

Debating Challenge Cup Special Conditions and sections

81 - 82

Herald Sun Aria Special Conditions and sections

83 - 85

Instrumental Solo Special Conditions and sections

86 - 92

Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands Special Conditions and sections

93 - 94

Her Majesty’s Theatre One Act Play Festival

95 – 99

Pianoforte Special Conditions and sections

100 - 105

Speech and Drama Special Conditions and sections

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Royal South Street Competitions TENTATIVE TIMETABLE 2013 DATES, TIMES AND VENUES WILL BE CONFIRMED ON OUR WEBSITE AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE www.royalsouthstreet.com.au 29th July – 2nd August

Debating Heats

5th – 9th August

Pianoforte

10th August

Chopin W&D Finance Speech & Drama Competition

12th – 16th August

Her Majesty’s Theatre One Act Play Festival

17th – 18th August

VBL Brass Band Championships

17th – 18th August

Debating Semi Final

19th August

Debating Final

26th August

Herald Sun Aria Heats

23rd August

Herald Sun Aria Semi-Final

24th August

City of Ballarat Choral Contest

25th – 27th August

Instrumental Solos

27th – 29th August 31st August – 8th September

Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands Classical Vocal

11th – 13th September

Contemporary Vocal & Country Music

14th – 17th September 18th September – 5th October

Energetiks Dance Competition

7th October – 2nd November

CommBank Calisthenics Competition

3rd November

“Stems Showcase”

For all updates and changes to the tentative timetable please refer to our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au. Dates, locations and final competition information will be published in the discipline Guide Books prior to the commencement of the competition. 5


Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local Accommodation providers that advertise in the Prize List and on our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation. For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please support the Accommodation Providers that support us. Scroll through the advertisements in the Prize List pages 6 - 24 and click on their ad to be linked directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking. There are many property’s that offer our competitor’s large spaces and rooms to rehearse included as part of your stay, so please ensure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of our competition. We encourage you to research and explore all the properties that advertise with us and discover what each one has to offer you during your stay. Maybe 2013 is the year to review your usual accommodation arrangements and stay with one of the many fantastic Accommodation Providers that support our Eisteddfod and welcome our competitors. 

Holiday Parks BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Bed and Breakfasts & Self Contained Apartments Ballarat Self Contained/Bed & Breakfast - Beds Connect Ballarat Premier Apartments Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments Quest Ballarat The Executive Townhouses 1117 Mair Motor Inns Begonia City Motor Inn Central City Motor Inn Victoriana Motor Inn Hotels and Motels Ansonia on Lydiard Ballarat Lodge Comfort Inn Bell Tower Comfort Inn Main Lead Comfort Inn Suites and City Views Craig's Royal Hotel Mid City Accommodation & Conference Centre Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard Quality Inn and Suites The Menzies Seymour’s on Lydiard The George Hotel The Western Hotel

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Motor Inns The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local Accommodation providers that advertise in the Prize List and on our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation. For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please support the Accommodation Providers that support us.

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General Conditions of Competition General Conditions apply to all sections in the competitions unless stated otherwise. Special Conditions for specific sections appear under the appropriate section in the Prizelist. 1.

THE COMPETITION

1.1

A competitor performs an item in a section (numbered 0-978) within a discipline (E.g. classical vocal). A section may be split into divisions if entries are excessive.

1.2

COMPETITOR - A competitor may be one person, or any group of two or more people. Each group competing in a section must comprise completely different personnel, unless stated otherwise in Special Conditions.

1.3

ONE ENTRY - Only one entry is allowed from each competitor in each section, unless stated otherwise in Special Conditions.

1.4

REPEAT OF ITEMS - An item by a competitor can only be performed once during the current competition, within the same discipline, except where special conditions permit otherwise.

1.5

Competitors who have been taught by the adjudicator of their section within the last 12 months are ineligible.

2.

ENTRIES

2.1

AGE LIMIT – Herald Sun Aria – Competitors must be at least 17 and not over 32 years on 31st December of the current year. Dancing Sections – Age will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year. Calisthenic Sections – The competitors age on 31st December of the current year. All Other Sections - The competitor's age on 1st September of the current year, shall be deemed the age required in the sections specifying age limits.

2.2

ENTRY DATE – Entries must be submitted via our ONLINE competition database on or before Friday 3rd May. Calisthenics entries to be lodged before Monday 15th April. Play Festival entries to be lodged before Friday 28th June. All entries must comply with the general competition rules at the time of entry. A confirmation will be generated to the competitor of which it is the competitor’s responsibility to confirm all details of the entry are correct. Should alterations be required, a request in writing must be forwarded to the Society. Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant. The eisteddfod cannot be responsible for entries lost through failed electronic transmission or incorrectly submitted online via our GENI database.

2.3

LATE ENTRIES will NOT be accepted past the due date for the 2013 competitions. Due to Royal South Street Society using an ONLINE competition database, we are unable to process or receive ANY entries after the due date. Exceptional circumstances in writing may be considered however will be subject to additional late fees. Late entries are only accepted subject to our final timetabling capacity and program deadlines without obligation. We reserve the right to print ‘late entries’ on a separate listing as an insert in the program or add further extra names to an event listing or particular section.

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2.4

ENTRY FEES - No entry will be accepted unless processed online with full payment. Entry fees are shown with discipline section items in the Prizelist. Fees for Calisthenics sections appear at the start of the section. Education schools may submit a purchase order online which must be paid within 21 days. Fees are payable to the Royal South Street Society. Competitors are not entitled to any refund of fees.

2.5

COMPETITORS NAMES - All competitors must submit with their ONLINE entry correct names, dates of birth and addresses. No competitor will be allowed to compete under any name other than as stated in their entry. A person is only permitted to enter ONCE in the SAME event, except where otherwise allowed.

2.6

NAMES OF PERSONS IN DUOS/TRIOS - In all items where two or three persons are competing, the name of each person must be given at the time of entry in order for the entry to be accepted and processed correctly online.

2.7

NON ACCEPTANCE - The committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.

2.8

MINIMUM/MAXIMUM - The committee may at its discretion cancel, combine or divide any section/s. There must be at least 3 entries in a section for it to proceed.

2.9

NAMES OF COMPETITORS IN GROUPS - In all group items, a list of the names of all people appearing in each item must be handed to the stage manager at the time of registration. A separate list for each item must be supplied to comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

3.

ADJUDICATORS

3.1

ASSISTANTS - The committee reserves the right to appoint a co-adjudicator, or assistant, or substitute adjudicator when necessary.

3.2

COMPLIANCE - The adjudicator's decision as to whether or not an item presented or proposed by a competitor complies with the conditions of a particular section shall be final.

3.3

COMMUNICATION - Communication with the adjudicators, either by competitors, teachers, or other interested parties during the competitions is prohibited.

3.4

CRITIQUE - A detailed critique by the adjudicator will be provided for competitors in each section. It may be obtained at the RSSS office at the end of each section, except Calisthenics. See Calisthenic General Rules 1B.

3.5

PRIZE - The adjudicator has the right to withhold any prize.

3.6

SOUND LEVEL - The adjudicator has the right to control the level of any amplified sound in the auditorium.

4. 4.1

COMPETITORS' OBLIGATIONS COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright forms can also be found and downloaded from this link. The Royal South Street Society holds an APRA & PPCA licence.

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4.2

INSURANCE - The committee requires all competitors to be responsible for insuring themselves or members against personal injury arising out of participation in the competitions.

4.3

ORDER OF COMPETING - Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the program unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. If not present when called upon, competitors are liable for disqualification.

4.4

PROOF OF AGE - In any section where an age limit is specified, the committee reserves the right to ask any competitor, at any time, to provide a proof of age. Any prize money may be withheld until such proof has been provided.

4.5

PERSONAL PRESENTATION - The committee expects behaviour of competitors and audience to be appropriate to the occasion. Offenders may be removed from the theatre. All competitors are requested to dress neatly and present well on stage. Performances should be appropriate to the competitors’ age and to conservative community values. Inappropriate language and movements are not appreciated.

4.6

REHEARSAL - No rehearsal or practice is permitted on the stage to be used for the competitions during the currency of the discipline for which the competitor is entered. Any competitor not observing this condition may be disqualified. Dancing championship sections and Calisthenics Free Exercises are exempt.

4.7

WITHDRAWALS - Competitors who do not intend to compete in a section for which they have entered, must notify the office to that effect at least 24 hours before the time appointed for that particular section. Notification of withdrawal is regarded as plain courtesy to the committee, fellow competitors, adjudicators and patrons.

4.8

REGISTRATION – Entrants (or a representative) must register with the session manager backstage (or as directed) at least 15 minutes before the start of the session or estimated time as advertised. Please allow time for transport delays or parking. No registrant can be accepted once the session manager has declared the session open.

5.

GENERAL ADVICE

5.1

ACCOMPANIST - The society provides an accompanist for the Herald Sun Aria and Classical Vocal sections. Competitors must provide their own accompanists for Speech, Calisthenics, Dancing sections, Choral and Instrumental sections, Contemporary Vocal & Country Music sections. Official accompanists, if appointed, are not obliged to play poorly presented, difficult or illegible music at sight. A prior rehearsal is always advisable.

5.2

CAMERAS, TAPE RECORDERS, VIDEOS, PAGERS AND MOBILE PHONES. - The use of these by members of the audience during the competitions is strictly prohibited. Pagers and phones must be turned off while in the auditorium. Offenders may be removed from the auditorium and film or recording destroyed. Performances are copyright. Performances may be recorded by N.L. Harvey & Sons by arrangement on (03) 533 12742 or mobile 0414 966 124 and Winkipop Media. Teachers, coaches, competitors, parents or representatives are strictly prohibited from filming recording or taking photography of any other competitor or performance backstage without consent. Privacy and legal consent must be respected at all times.

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PROTESTS - To be made in writing, within one hour of the disputed competition, and to be accompanied by a $10 deposit, this will be forfeited if the protest is deemed frivolous. Calisthenics excluded, protests NOT allowed in 2013. 27


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STAGE - The performing area of the stage is approximately 8.5m wide by 9.2m deep (for solos) or 10.81m deep (for Troupes). Stage slopes towards the audience at 37mm per metre length. Please be aware of this when constructing props. Clearance height below lighting bars is 5m. Fly bars are 11.2m long, and reside at 6m above the stage in their middle position. Thus, flown scenery should have a drop of 6m. The area from the front curtain to the edge of the stage is 800mm. Calisthenics refer to Special Conditions for stage size. An orchestra pit lies across the front of the stage and it has a drop of 900mm to a solid surface. There shall be NO jumping into the orchestra pit as part of any performance. Calisthenics refer to Special Conditions.

5.5

STAGE EFFECTS - No helium balloons, lighted candles, sparklers, lighted cigarettes or any naked flames are permitted. Approved smoke or fog effects are permitted in appropriate sections. Bubble or snow generators or aerosol sprays are not permitted. The society provides stage lighting and audio amplification.

5.6

STAGE PROPERTIES – Maximum height 3 metres, to sit safely on the sloping stage. (See 5.4) and may be elevated to sit onto steps or platforms. All props for use in Her Majesty’s Theatre must comply with safety regulations as stated on the RSSS website under “props”. Failure to comply will result in the props being banned. Note also no glass or ceramic items allowed on stage. No staples to be used repairing or assembling props on stage. If hay bales are used, they must be covered in plastic sheeting. Live animals, water, unprotected mechanical or electrical devices, or any dangerous items are not to be used.

5.7

ELECTRICALS – All leads, appliances, lights and stage property lighting using 240 volts within the theatre, must have a current safety compliance tag. (In service safety inspections and testing to Australian Standard 3760, can be performed by your local A or B Grade electrician). No single insulated cable is permitted to be connected to any Her Majesty’s Theatre power source. This applies to all voltages including extra low voltage (under 32 volts). Refer to website re props and electricals.

5.8

Entrants are expected to be prepared for their event at the time of performance.

5.9

Volunteer event staff and adjudicators are not permitted to advise, interpret or vary any rules, conditions, or any aspect of the conduct of the competition. The eisteddfod will not accept responsibility for any effect arising from such unauthorised comment.

6.

PRIZES

6.1

PRIZE MONEY/MEDALS - Prize money and medals for solo, duo or trio items may be obtained at the RSSS office immediately after the awards are announced. Certificates may be purchased at the office.

6.2

TIES - In the event of a tie for first prize in any section the first and second prize money shall be divided equally between the tied competitors. The competitor with the next highest points will be awarded third prize. In the event of a tie for second prize, the second and third prize money shall be equally divided between the tied competitors. Full aggregate points to be allocated in the event of a tie. E.g. Equal first 5 points each. Calisthenics is exempt.

6.3

AGGREGATE PRIZES - Aggregates are determined by adding points assigned to first, second and third places won in the various sections specified. Points are assigned thus First, 5 points; Second, 3 points; Third, 1 point. Calisthenic and dancing sections are exempt. 28


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AGGREGATE TIE - Where a tie for an aggregate occurs, reassessment is made thus greatest number of firsts to decide winner. If first are equal, then greatest number of seconds decides the winner. Calisthenics section is exempt. If a tie still exists, any prize money will be divided as in prize ties 6.2.

6.5

PERPETUAL TROPHIES - Will be held by the winner for 11 months. It is an expectation that all perpetual trophies MUST be returned to the RSSS after 11 months. All holders of trophies will be held responsible for their safe custody, engraving and return at their own expense. All trophies must be returned in the same condition they were received.

6.6

CRIT ONLY – RSSS reserves the right to allow an item to perform for crit only in the event there are insufficient entries to meet our minimum requirements to run a section with prize money, or there is deemed to be a conflict of interest as determined by the RSSS committee or adjudicator.

7.

RIGHTS OF COMMITTEE

7.1

FINAL DECISION - The decision of the committee in all questions and disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these conditions, shall be final.

7.2

RECORD - The committee reserves the right to record, broadcast, telecast, video tape or photograph any item or competitor of the eisteddfod. By submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission for digital images or photographs to be used for promotional or marketing purposes.

7.3

CONCERT - The committee reserves the right to hold a Showcase concert at the close of competitions. Competitors will be required to take part only if called upon. An approved technical rehearsal may be required.

8.

SAFETY

8.1

RISK - Competitors acknowledge that they compete at their own risk.

8.2

Performances should be designed to be safe for the performer, audience and theatre. Any ‘unusual’ items should be discussed with RSSS and the theatre technician first.

8.3

THEATRE REQUIREMENTS – All competitors performing in Her Majesty’s Theatre must read “theatre rules” and the “risk assessment” on the RSSS website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/risk_assessment, and act where relevant.

8.4

The theatre technician and stage manager may prevent a planned performance if in their opinion technical safety is inadequate. Risk assessment forms (JSEA) are required for any performances using props that have ANY risk associated with their use including things such as balls, ladders, or wheeled items for example. Forms are available from our website and MUST be submitted at/by the deadline list on our website which is at least two weeks prior to commencement of the discipline. See www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/risk_assessment for discipline deadline dates. Please contact the RSSS office if you are unsure.

8.5

The theatre technician, stage manager or adjudicator has the right to stop any item if they are of the opinion a competitor has suffered a serious injury, or there is a possible risk of serious injury.

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8.6

Items so stopped (8.4, 8.5) may be repeated and adjudicated normally, at an appropriate time, subject to the opinion of the adjudicator and stage manager on the nature of the danger. See safety requirement ACF Rules xi, xii.

8.7

Minor accidents which occur due to faulty property, choreography, or costume design, are not necessarily a reason for such a stop and restart of an item. Only the ultimate safety of the competitor is to be considered.

8.8

All patrons must observe directions or commands given by theatre personnel, Royal South Street Society officers and fire officers.

8.9

In the event of evacuation of the theatre, patrons should comply with directions from Her Majesty’s Theatre trained staff.

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Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules Please note these rules relate to Occupational Health and Safety legislation or emergency evacuation procedures and are in place for the safety of all users of Her Majesty’s Theatre. 1.

BACKSTAGE

1.1

No machinery or equipment (including hairdryers, curling wands, irons, portable audio devises) or any electrical distribution panels, lights, projectors or other electrical installation equipment or fitting are to be brought into the theatre without being tested and tagged complying with Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZs3760:2000.

1.2

Footwear is required to be worn at all times in all areas outside of the stage area.

1.3

Babies, toddlers and children are not to be in the stage area at any time unless they are performing in the item. No prams, pushers to be in the corridors at any time.

1.4

All corridors, stairwell and entrances or building access areas are to be kept clear at all times. Any items left in the corridors will be relocated to a more appropriate storage area. (This means no sitting/playing, swinging of rods or clubs, rehearsing on the stairs or corridors, storing of equipment, costumes etc outside dressing rooms or in the corridors.)

1.5

Stage access lift is only to be loaded under the direct supervision of Her Majesty’s staff.

1.6

All stage access, egress, fire escapes and exits, fire fighting equipment areas and access to prompt corner must be kept clear at all times.

1.7

All valuables are the responsibility of the owner and are left in dressing rooms at own risk. (We can not monitor access to all areas at all times).

2.

PROPS & STAGE SCENERY

2.1

All items to be rigged must be structurally sound, in good order, with correct fixtures for hanging and of fire retarded material. The technical staff of Her Majesty’s Theatre reserves the right to refuse to hang and fly any item which is deemed, in their opinion unsafe to do so. This decision is final.

2.2

All items of set must be structurally sound and in good working order. The technical staff of Her Majesty’s Theatre reserves the right to refuse the use of items that are deemed unsafe, unstable, not suitable for the task they are required to perform, particularly in relation to the rake of Her Majesty’s stage. (Refer to risk assessment information) On any Item with swivel casters a minimum of 2 swivel casters must be lockable. (Refer to risk assessment information).

2.3

Children (under 12) are not permitted to set up props, scenery on stage or assist in hanging flown items during afternoon or evening change over.

2.4

No LARGE sets or props are to be carried to or from the stage via the back stairs from stage door. We reserve the right to refuse items. (See prop building advice for guidance).

2.5

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No blue-tack used to hold down prop or set items on stage. (See risk assessment information)

3.

STAGE

3.1

No items made of glass or ceramic are permitted on stage at any time

3.2

No aerosol cans on the stage level at any time.

3.3

The pit area in front of the proscenium is installed for safety and is not a performance space. The area in front of the white line is not lit. Please do not proceed in front of this white line.

3.4

No mobile phones to be used in the stage area. This includes smart phones and apps.

4.

DRESSING ROOMS

4.1

No preparation of wardrobe or hair outside of dressing rooms (unless it is outside the building) this means the spraying of hairspray, fake tan or sprinkling of glitter.)

4.2

No food or drinks (bottled water excepted) are to be consumed in the dressing rooms.

4.3

Adhesive tape, gaffa, masking tape or blu tack is not to be used on dressing room walls, doors or in the corridors.

5.

GENERAL

5.1

Lewis Street at the rear of Her Majesty’s Theatre is a public street and all road regulations apply, please observe all road regulations, including the restrictions and parking signs.

5.2

No non performing children 12 and under are to be left unsupervised in the building at any time.

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COMMBANK CALISTHENICS COMPETITION VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicators 1st Period: Tracey Tutin, Vic. Karen O’Donnell, Vic. 2nd Period: Shirley Pettitt, Vic. Eileen Deveney, Vic. Sub Junior Championship, Junior Div 1 and Junior Championship panels: Juliette Barry,S.A. and Dianne Houston, Vic. 3rd Period: Karen Hicks, SA. Lindley Campbell, WA. Kerryn Waddell, Vic. Rhonda Just, Vic. 4th Period: Lisa Ritchie, Vic. Glenda Sellick, Vic. Bronwyn Lloyd, Vic. Rhonda Just, Vic. SECTION CHAIR: Mr. Ron Harrington DEPUTY: Mrs Dawn Harrington

ENTRIES CLOSE strictly 11.59pm Monday 15th, 2013. ENTRY FEES Most Graceful Competitor - $45 Senior Division 1, Championship Reserve & Championship - $30 Senior Division 2 & 3 - $28 Sub-Junior, Junior & Intermediate Championship & Div 1, 2 & 3 - $28 Divisions 4, 5, 6, 7 & Tinies, - $26 SPECIAL TROPHIES In sections where perpetual trophies are presented annually, the said trophies will be held by the winner for 11 months, when they must be returned to the office. All holders of trophies will be responsible for their safe custody, engraving and return at their own expense. AGGREGATE TROPHIES A trophy will be awarded to the coach of the team gaining the highest aggregate points as follows Division Seven: Sub-Junior, Junior and Intermediate gift of The Pancake Kitchen, Ballarat; Senior gift of Bronwyn Lloyd. Division Six: Sub-Junior and Junior Aggregates gift of Royal South Street Society; Intermediate aggregate gift of Ballarat Calisthenic College; Senior aggregate in recognition of Tunstall Square Calisthenic Club. Division Five: Sub-Junior, Junior, and Senior gift of Royal South Street Society; Intermediate gift of A. Otzen Division Four: Sub-Junior and Junior gift of the late Mr Doug Hayes; Intermediate gift of the late Mrs S. Hayes; Senior gift of Royal South Street Society. Division Three: Sub-Junior gift of Royal South Street Society; Junior gift of Clifton Old Collegians (Gold Coast Chapter); Intermediate gift of Karington Jewellers; Senior gift of Royal South Street Society. 33


Division Two: Sub-Junior gift of Clifton Collegians; Junior, Intermediate and Senior gift of Royal South Street Society. Division One: Sub-Junior gift of Manchester Unity Sebastopol Lodge; Junior gift of Allan Bros. Jewellers; Intermediate and Senior gift of Royal South Street Society. Championship Reserve: Senior gift of Blackburn Collegians. Championship: Sub-Junior gift of Manchester Unity Ballarat Lodge; Junior gift of the late Miss Norma Clark, Ballarat; Intermediate gift of Royal South Street Society; Senior gift of Thomas Jewellers. RESERVE AGGREGATE TROPHIES Trophies presented by the Victorian Calisthenic Coaches Association will be awarded to the runners-up of the aggregate awards. ROYAL SOUTH STREET TROPHIES will be awarded to the club with the highest overall aggregate points in Division Seven and Division Six Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. Mr & Mrs COULTER PRIZE will be awarded to the club with the highest overall aggregate points in Division Five Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. VI GRAHAM MEMORIAL PRIZE will be awarded to the club with the highest overall aggregate points in Division Four Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. THE SUE & DOUGLAS HAYES MEMORIAL TROPHY donated by the Hayes family will be awarded to the winner of the Division Four Senior aggregate. AIDA CRABB MEMORIAL CUP will be awarded to the club with the highest overall aggregate points in Division Three Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. JOY FILDES MEMORIAL PRIZE will be awarded to the club with the highest overall aggregate points in Division Two Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. JIM CHALMERS PERPETUAL TROPHY Donated by Mrs Lorna Chalmers, will be awarded to the club with the highest overall aggregate points in Division One Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. REGENT PERPETUAL TROPHY donated by an anonymous donor, will be awarded to the club with the highest overall aggregate points in Championship, Sub-Junior, Junior, Intermediate and Senior sections. MISS VERA E. HOPTON MEMORIAL TROPHIES gift of the C.V.I. awarded to the winner of Championship Free Exercises in Sub-Junior, Junior, Intermediate and Senior sections. SYNDAL PERPETUAL TROPHY awarded to each winner of Championship Aesthetic Exercises in Sub-Junior, Junior, Intermediate and Senior sections. MARGUERITE MULLINS MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY donated by the Mullins family will be awarded to the club with the highest aggregate points in all Championship Club Swinging. GWEN WOODWARD MEMORIAL SHIELD awarded to the winner of the Senior Championship Figure March. 34


EFFIE McINTYRE MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY Donated by Lyn O’Brien, Noelene Ransome and Pauline James will be awarded to the winner of the Senior Championship Song & Dance. THE COLTMAN FAMILY W-to-W CENTENARY PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of Senior Championship Calisthenic Revue. THE LEWIS GAY MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY Donated by the Gay family, will be awarded to the winner of Senior Championship Reserve Calisthenic Revue. DANDENONG CALISTHENIC CLUB PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of Division One Senior Free Exercises. BEV FOY & BARB WHITE MEMORIAL TROPHY gift of Sovereign Calisthenic College will be awarded to the winner of Division One Senior Song & Dance. REEVES PERPETUAL TROPHY gift of Mr W. Reeves will be awarded to the winner of Division One Senior Rods and Division Seven Senior Aesthetic Exercises. HELEN LILLIAN MONK PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of Division One Club Swinging, all sections. JAN UNSWORTH & TEMPLESTOWE CALISTHENIC COLLEGE TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of Division Two Seniors Club Swinging. MARGARET WHELAN & NORTH BALWYN CALISTHENIC CLUB TROPHY presented to the winner of the Division Two Senior Aesthetic Exercises. NEWPORT CALISTHENICS PERPETUAL TROPHY presented to the winner of the Division Two Seniors Song & Dance. HELEN LILLIAN MONK PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of Division Two Rods, all sections. VIVIENNE L BURY MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY gift of Mr Stephen Bury will be awarded to the winner of the Championship Intermediate Club Swinging section. JESSICA CABRAL MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY gift of St Gerard’s Calisthenic Club will be awarded to the winner of the Division Seven Intermediate Club Swinging. MRS PAT MILES MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY will be awarded to the winner of Championship Junior Calisthenic Revue.

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Special Conditions for the CommBank Calisthenics Competition To be read in conjunction with General Conditions

GENERAL RULES DEFINITIONS: a) b)

CLUB - means club or college, composite teams are NOT permitted. Competition Official – the person approved by relevant national body/state association to undertake the duties set out in the breach of rules/review process. Must adhere to the specified roles and responsibilities as set out by ACF (including the confidentiality agreement/role as observer).

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CRITIQUE – Critiques will only be available at the end of a division, unless there is a penalty. Critiques will only be given to coaches. CORE ITEMS – Free Exercises, Rod Exercises, Club Swinging, Figure March, Aesthetic and Rhythmical Aesthetic. FANCY ITEMS – Song/s with Actions, Song and Dance, Character/Folk Dance, Rhythmic Interpretation, Calisthenic Spectacular, Calisthenic Revue. SOLO ITEMS – Graceful Solo STAGE AREA The performing area of the stage is approximately 8.46m wide by 11.7m deep. The visible working area of the stage includes the area behind the back curtain when curtain is open and the apron area. The distance between black curtain when down and cyc is 1.650 reducing stage depth to 10.05m. The stage slopes towards the audience at 37mm per metre length. Please be aware of this when constructing props. The area from the front curtain to the start of the thrust is 700mm. Taped side lines clarify the stage area. Legs should abut side lines where possible. Front and back lines where marked are for safety purposes only. Stage markings for ‘down spot lighting’ allowed. Competitors must work within the working stage area for all items including entry and exit which must be from side or back of stage. CURTAINS FRONT CURTAIN – Means house curtain. The front curtain and mid curtain may only be used for fancy items, except front curtain for Tinies core items and aesthetic items; if starting in a black out. Black side curtains must not be moved. If they are purposely moved a breach of rules penalty will apply. Where that breach occurs within the line of sight of the adjudicator/s it is the adjudicator/s call. Where the breach occurs outside the line of sight of the adjudicator/s, the stage manager will inform the adjudicator of the breach. Black back curtain must not be brought forward of the tape markings on the floor. There is 1.650m between black and cyc. LIGHTING STANDARD LIGHTING – This is fixed stage lighting with no alterations allowed during the entire section. There is a standard rig plotted for these sections. The basic state is bright light with minimal shadows on the faces of the competitors. For items which work to the white curtain line it should be noted that it may not be possible to light this area without shadows. STANDARD lighting MUST be used in the following sections: Free Exercises, Club Swinging, Rods, Figure Marching.

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FANCY LIGHTING – Flashing lights, mirror ball, scrim curtain lighting, follow spots, ultraviolet lights, gobos, (only theatre gobos can be used) cyc lights, 9 fixed spots, curtain special for entrances and exits through the centre back curtains, and alterations of lighting states such as dimming, colour washes etc. Any other permissible special effect 36


lighting. Hand held 240V lights and spotlights on stands of any kind are not allowed. strobe lighting, laser derived lighting, back corner audience blinders – not allowed for health and safety reasons. Blackouts may only be used at the start and/or end of an item. DATA PROJECTOR – is available for use in all fancy items sections. Hired from RSSS. Clubs must supply their own operator and use a USB or a DVD, do not load onto computer. DVD’s must be formatted to play as a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation or formatted as a DVD. Audio on a DVD is acceptable but a separate back up CD, dedicated USB or DVD’s are required. CD-RW Discs are not compatible. f)

SMOKE MACHINE – May be used but only if modern, safe water based "fog fluid" is used. Smoke machine can be hired from RSSS. Safety is paramount in what ever you do. No use of smoke machine for Tinies.

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REMOTE DEVICES – May be used as specified item rules. May be operated by a person on or off the stage.

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STAGE DRESSING – Is props or scenery, standard steps, modules, drums, ramps and platforms arranged on stage prior to the commencement of the item, to create a mood or atmosphere for an item. Props can only be placed side stage at the end of the previous section, but can be stored in containers prior to this. Props must be made to stand safely, taking into account the rake of the stage. If props are fitted with wheels they must be able to be locked. Legs of flats must be hinged. Staples must not be used on stage area when assembling props. If props are unstable, for safety reasons the theatre technician or stage manager has the right to request that they not be used. Persons other than registered team members are not permitted to hold props on stage. Props must not be any higher than 3 metres, and pre assembled props backstage must not exceed 3 metres in width, see General Conditions 5.6 and RSSS website under “props”. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the restricted space backstage, the number and size of articles used in stage dressing must be restricted to three pieces of scenery or three pieces can be joined to make one scene. Prop panel maximum size to be 2400 x 1200 and two panels can be assembled together to make one, or six to make one large back drop scene. No more than six 2400 x 1200 panels to be on the stage. Stage dressing must be set and competitors ready to commence on stage within 5 minutes maximum, after which a bell will sound and the item will commence. If this is not STRICTLY adhered to in 2013, stage dressing could be banned.

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1. STANDARD STEPS as provided and specified by the competition committee. In order to save space back stage, the Royal South Street Society have available a set of steps, .7m high x 1.83m wide x 1.53m deep (4 sections). The .7m steps will have silver, gold or black frills attached to the front which can be used by teams who desire to use steps in fancy Items. Teams are not permitted to bring their own steps. FLYS. No flown scenery to be used. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Occupational Health & Safety issues must be taken into consideration at all times.

Ballarat Rule: Stage dressings must not be put on stage or taken off stage in a blackout. E.g. In front of the front curtain after it goes up.

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See ACF Rules. i) MASKS - are permitted, BUT the safety and health elements must be the responsibility of the coach. ii) No drawing pins or glass glitter to be used. iii) Props and scenery must be made to stand safely, taking into account the rake of the stage. If there are any safety concerns, they will be removed from the stage at the discretion of the stage manager iv) MODULES, DRUMS, RAMPS AND PLATFORMS must have a firm top and firm base of at least of equal dimension. Height to be no more than three times the minimum base dimension. v) Accessories must not be attached to any curtains in any way. vi) If baled hay is used, it must be covered in plastic sheeting. vii) Live animals not permitted. viii) Not applicable to RSSS competitions. ix) No lighted candles, helium balloons (see General Condition 5.5), sparklers or any naked flame or pyrotechnic devices permitted. x) Strobe and laser lighting not permitted. xi) In the event of an injury during a performance, the stage manager/chairman in consultation with the coach will have responsibility for stopping that item. Should that action not be forthcoming, adjudicators have the right to stop the performance. The adjudicator/s will ring their bell to cease the item. The team may re-present their item, minus the injured participant and will be eligible to be awarded a place. Other rules are applicable, e.g. minimum number. In the event that the participant is deemed NOT to be injured the team may re-present with that participant and be eligible for placing. See General Rules 8.4, 8,5 and 8.6 xii) In the event of a hazard on stage, the stage manager and/or coach have responsibility for stopping that item. The adjudicator may stop the item if a perceived hazard occurs on stage. The team may re-present their item once the hazard has been cleared. k)

Risk Assessment Requirements See General Rule 8.3. If using Guns of any kind as props, they must NOT be or look authentic. If a reasonable person thinks it looks like a gun, it is a gun. Refer HMT Firearms Policy and please check well in advance of competitions with HMT technical manager. Swords, knives etc used as props, must be blunt and preferably made of wood or plastic. 1. AEROSOL CANS – Must not be used on stage unless prior approval is obtained from RSSS. 2. No bubble, snow or other type of machines to be used.

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Technical Fault A technical fault is defined as something that affects the performance of the competitors and not the presentation of the item. It will be caused primarily by a power, musical source or equipment failure and not an incorrect lighting or mishap with digital imaging or stage dressing. Responsibility for calling a technical fault will where possible lie with the coach and the stage manager in consultation with each other. PLEASE NOTE: No talcum powder is to be used.

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AGGREGATE TROPHIES. Points for aggregate trophies will be awarded as follows: First, 6; Second, 4; Third, 2, HM, 1. Should a club secure more than one prize in any group section, only one award will count for the aggregate trophy. Where an item is divided into two divisions, aggregate points will only be allowed to the 1st division, but full prize money will be awarded in both divisions. In the event of a tie for any prize, full 38


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prize money will be paid and full aggregate points awarded. Tie in aggregate, each to receive a trophy. BREACH OF RULES Execution of a banned movement in competition will result in disqualification in the item in which it was performed. i) Each rule breached (including technical rules as stated) will be penalised by a deduction of 10 points. Actual deduction of the points to be carried out by the adjudicator/s. Any penalty incurred – the coach to be notified immediately. ii) Right of Review as per ACF Rules. iii) Curtain rules breaches as per General Conditions 1d. AGES Tinies Sub Juniors Juniors Intermediates Seniors

7 years and under 9 years and under 12 years and under 16 years and under 16 years and over

on 31 December of the year of Competition.

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COMPETITION i) ENTRY FORMS must be signed by coach to verify that all competitors are competing in correct age groups and that coaches have viewed the banned movements’ video. ii) Clubs must submit a list of all competitors in each item, on a form and at a time as directed by the competitions committee. iii) If a query is raised on ages/registrations, the club concerned may be requested to produce a birth certificate/ proof of registration, within 7 days. If proven that they have breached these rules, the club will be disqualified from any item in which that member/s has/have competed. iv) No competitor is permitted to compete with more than one club in any one competition. v) A competitor or team cannot compete in 2 age sections in the same item. vi) Competitors must appear in one (1) core item to compete in a fancy item, excluding Tinies. Solo competitors must compete in two (2) core items. vii) A team will only be permitted to work out of programmed order under extenuating circumstances.

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MINIMUM NUMBER i) The specified minimum number of competitors (8) must remain on stage and be visible throughout the item, excluding entry/opening and exit/closing. Minimum number may be exceeded. ii) Teams with less than the minimum number (8) will incur a penalty of 5 points. (Breach of rules). Maximum of 2 less competitors permitted to perform. iii) The minimum number of team members must be on stage at twenty (20.0) seconds from the commencement of ALL core items. (Excludes minimal rules).

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FALSE STARTS i) If the music has commenced and then is found to be incorrect, provided the team member has not entered onto the stage no penalty will be incurred. ii) If a team makes a false start, 10 points are to be deducted by the adjudicator/s, unless notified by the stage manager/chairman that the item has been stopped for technical or safety reasons. iii) In solo/team competitions, if the competitor/s leave the stage before the completion of their performance for a reason other than a technical problem they have the option of repeating the performance however, are ineligible to gain a placing. 39


iv) In solo/team competitions, if the competitor/s leave the stage before the completion of their performance due to a technical problem they have the option of repeating the performance and are eligible to gain a placing. 8.

CAMERAS, TAPE RECORDERS, VIDEOS, MOBILE PHONES AND PAGERS The use of these by unauthorised persons during competitions is strictly prohibited.

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PROMPTING. Prompting during the performance of any item is strictly prohibited. In the first instance of prompting the stage manager will issue a warning. Second and subsequent occurrences will each incur a breach of rules penalty.

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TIMING Setup/removal time – As per ACF Rules and Regulations. i) The start of any item shall be from, the entry of the first competitor on to the working stage area, or view of the first competitor on the stage area, or view of the first competitor at the opening/lift of the front curtain when used, or view of the first competitor at lights up/on. The finish of an item shall be: the exit of last competitor from the stage working area or view of the last competitor on the stage working area, or at the close of front curtain when used, or at blackout. ii) TIMING LIMITS TINIES – NO PENALTY Core items 1 ½ - 2 ½ minutes Fancy items 2 - 3 minutes SUB-JUNIORS Core items 1 ½ - 2 ½ minutes Fancy items 2 - 3 minutes JUNIORS Core items 2 - 3 minutes Fancy items 2 ½ - 3 ½ minutes INTERMEDIATES Core items 2 ½ - 3 ½ minutes Fancy items 3 - 4 minutes Calisthenic Revue 3 - 4 minutes SENIORS Calisthenic Revue 3 - 4 minutes All other items 3 - 4 minutes MINIMAL RULES Calisthenic Revue 3 - 4 minutes All other items 3 - 4 minutes NOTE: No twenty second rule applicable iii) TIMING PENALTIES: No grace under or over will be allowed. Points are to be deducted from the adjudicators points. The adjudicator will be advised of the penalty at the completion of the item. TINIES – NO PENALTY.

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ADJUDICATOR/S i) Communication with the adjudicators either by competitors, coaches or other interested parties during competitions is prohibited, except for rule 3ii, and council reserve the right to disqualify a team/competitor for any breach of this rule. ii) The adjudicator’s decision is FINAL, and no correspondence or verbal query will be entered into regarding any placing in any class, in any section, in any division, except for rule 3ii. iii) Protests will NOT be allowed in 2013. To be reviewed in 2014 COACHES All coaches, (team/soloists) must have level 1 accreditation, and must be registered with their state association.

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DRUMS Not available.

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GRADING i) Teams will only be accepted if they have reached C.V.I. grading level 7. ii) Clubs are graded into eight sections by C.V.I. viz Championship and 1-7. Clubs are notified each year as to their grading. A club can enter teams only in the section in which it is graded, but may compete for a section in a higher grade if there is no equivalent section in its own grade (limited to two sections). Entries for Tinies will only be accepted from Championship to Division Four graded teams.

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MUSIC Only one item per tape or CD. CD’s have to be top quality, if not they may malfunction. Tape or CD to be given to music player as soon as coach comes side stage.

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PRACTICE No team to practice on stage or side stage during the competitions. Refer General Rules 4.6.

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THEATRE REQUIREMENTS See Her Majesty’s Theatre requirements for complete list. a) Electricals. All leads, appliances, lights and stage property lighting for use on 240 volts within the theatre, must have a current safety compliance tag. This includes any electrical item used in the dressing rooms. (E.g. hot rollers, CD or tape players.) Batteries must be sealed and unspillable. b) Dressing Rooms. Decorating of rooms and passage ways not permitted. Only club banners may be hung. c) Leg Tan. Competitors’ feet and legs must be covered before entering auditorium. d) Footwear. We recommend that coaches/assistants wear appropriate footwear side stage, due to electrical traps in the floor and other hazards. e) Sand Bags. Only HMT sandbags to be used on stage. f) Elastic Straps (Octopus straps). Are not to be used on sets or props.

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TINIES Entry and exit optional. Song/s with Action & Folk Dance - prior to the item commencing, props and competitors may be placed on the stage and left to the close of curtain. No timing penalty. No smoke to be used.

ITEM RULES 1.

CORE ITEMS – Ballarat Royal South Street Society Rules only: Division 1 to 7 and Tinies. No props or scenery, standard steps, modules, drums, ramps and platforms permitted to be placed behind the back black curtain. The exception is flags, swords and guns or items of a similar size or nature. Championship Sub Junior, Junior and Intermediate: No props or scenery, only standard steps, modules, drums, ramps and platforms permitted to be placed behind the back black curtain. The exception is flags, swords and guns or items of a similar size or nature. This does not include draped fabric or lengths of material stretched across the stage. MARCH, FREE EXERCISES, RODS, CLUBS Minimum number 8 (Must be seen to enter and exit the stage). Standard lighting only permitted. Backdrop can be black curtain and/or cyclorama. Front, scrim and mid curtains not permitted, stage dressing and smoke not permitted. No pointe work, masks permitted. 41


Technical Rules: CLUBS i) The clubs must be clearly seen to come to a complete stop before(a) Changing the direction of a circle within a plane; (b) Changing the angle of the plane; excluding entry and exit. ii) Each arm and club may swing independently of the other, but on the same vertical plane. AESTHETIC EXERCISE Minimum number 8. No elevated steps allowed. Ballarat rule only. Championship Sub Junior, Junior and Intermediate: No props or scenery, only standard steps, modules, drums, ramps and platforms permitted to be placed behind the back black curtain. Division 1 to 7: No props or scenery, standard steps, modules, drums, ramps and platforms permitted to be placed behind black curtain. Fancy lighting (as defined) permitted. Backdrop can be back curtain and/or cyclorama. stage dressing not permitted, no pointe work, no elevated steps permitted. Smoke and masks permitted. Front curtain can be used if commencing with a black out. Scrim and mid curtain not permitted. NOTE: Coaches are not permitted on stage during set-up for this item. Delays will not be tolerated. RHYTHMICAL AESTHETIC Ballarat rule only. No props or scenery, standard steps, modules, drums, ramps and platforms permitted to be placed behind the back black curtain. Minimum number: 8. Mid curtain/Scrim curtain: No Front curtain can be used if commencing with a black out. Lighting: Yes Stage dressing: Not permitted Smoke machine: Yes Remote devices: Not permitted Masks: Yes Pointe work: No Technical Rules i) Elevated steps must be included. 2.

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FANCY ITEMS SONG & ACTION, SONG & DANCE, FOLK DANCE, RHYTHMIC INTERPRETATION Minimum number 8. Front curtain, mid-curtain, backdrop of black or silver curtain and/or cyclorama may be used. Fancy lighting (as defined) may be used. Stage dressings (as defined) may be used. Smoke, remote devices and masks permitted. No pointe work allowed. ITEM CONTENT (Any breaches will incur a 10 point penalty.) SONG/S WITH ACTIONS/MOVEMENT i) Assistance in singing by coaches or non-members of the team is not permitted during the item. ii) Singing and speaking on recorded music permitted; however, singing with recorded vocals is not permitted. iii) Limited solo singing permitted. SONG AND DANCE: i) Assistance in singing by coaches or non-members of the team is not permitted during the item. ii) Singing and speaking on recorded music permitted; however, singing with recorded vocals is not permitted. iii) Limited solo singing permitted. iv) Singing and dancing must be evenly balanced. 42


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FOLK DANCE: All titles to indicate country and/or region (if applicable) of origin. Costumes, music and suitable dance steps must be applicable to the country portrayed.

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RHYTHMIC INTERPRETATION: Elevated steps must be included. Delays will not be tolerated.

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CHARACTER/FOLK: i) Costumes, music and suitable steps must be applicable to the country/character portrayed. ii) When a Character dance is chosen, steps should align to the ACF Calisthenic Skills Dance syllabus.

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CALISTHENIC REVUE: i) May include singing, dialogue, calisthenic work and dance (of any style) ii) Singing and speaking on recorded music vocals permitted; however, singing with recorded vocals is not permitted. iii) Assistance in singing by coaches or non-members of the team is not permitted. iv) Limited solo singing permitted.

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CHAMPIONSHIP RESERVE & SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP “MINIMAL RULES” 2013 Ballarat Rule Only: Three items (disciplines) coach’s choice to be advised when checking in, must be presented without props or scenery, only standard steps, modules, drums, ramps and platforms permitted to be placed behind the back black curtain in the three nominated items. Flags, swords, guns or items of a similar size or nature permitted. This does not include drape fabric or lengths of material stretched across the stage. 20 Second rule does not apply to minimum number. Minimum eight (8) competitors on stage at all times (excluding entry/opening and exit/closing). Competitors must appear in one (1) core item to compete in a fancy item. No use of flys. Front curtain, scrim, mid curtain, black curtains, silver curtain and/or cyclorama permitted. Scrims must not be moved (except flown out/in). No set up time (except fancy items which have maximum set up time). Banned movements and safety aspects as per ACF Rules. Aesthetic Exercises – No elevated steps permitted. A.C.F. Technical Rules for Club Swinging: 1. The clubs must be clearly seen to come to a complete stop before – (a) Changing the direction of a circle within a plane; (b) Changing the angle of the plane; excluding entry/opening and exit/closing. 2. Each arm and club may swing independently of the other but on the same vertical plane. Rhythmical Aesthetic Elevated steps MUST be included. Lighting, smoke machine and masks are permitted. Calisthenic Revue i) May include singing, dialogue, calisthenic work and dance (of any style) ii) Singing and speaking on recorded music permitted; however, singing with recorded vocals is not permitted. iii) Assistance in singing by coaches or non-members of the team is not permitted. 43


iv) Limited solo singing permitted. v) A maximum number of six competitors will be permitted to work up into an older age group on the proviso that the intermediates working up into the Senior Calisthenic Revue meet the Senior age requirement of 16 years. This special condition does not apply to any other items. (State rules apply). No strobe lighting, laser lights, hand held lights and lighting on stands of any kind or back corner audience blinders. Delays will not be tolerated. Only one item per tape or CD. CD’s have to be top quality, if not they may malfunction. 4.

GRACEFUL SOLO: TIME LIMIT:

Minimum 3 Minutes - Maximum 4 Minutes

AGE LIMITS:

17 by the 31st December of the current year. No upper limit. Previous winners are ineligible to enter.

LIGHTING:

Fancy lighting permitted including use of smoke machine. 15 minute plotting sessions will be allowed to be booked for Graceful soloists on the afternoon of the competition.

STAGE DRESSINGS:

Not permitted.

BACKDROP:

Can be black back curtain and/or cyclorama permitted.

FRONT CURTAIN, SCRIM AND MID CURTAIN:

Not allowed.

MASKS:

Permitted.

POINTE WORK:

Not permitted.

Item must have a balance of aesthetic movement, elevated steps and dance.

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TINIES SECTION TINIES 7 Years and Under 0 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 1 Song/s with Actions. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 2 Character/Folk Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 3 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 SUB-JUNIOR SECTION DIVISION SEVEN SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 10.2 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 11.2 Song/s with Action. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 13.2 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 14.2 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 15.2 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 16.2 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION SIX SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 10.1 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 11.1 Song/s with Action. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 13.1 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 14.1 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 15.1 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third. $20 16.1 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION FIVE SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 10 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 11 Song/s with Action. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 13 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 14 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 15 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third. $20 16 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION FOUR SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 20 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 21 Song/s with Action. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 23 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 24 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 25 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third. $20 26 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION THREE SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 30 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 31 Song/s with Action. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 32 Character/Folk Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third. $20 33 Rods. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 34 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third. $20 35 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third. $20 36 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20

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NORMA CLARK MEMORIAL DIVISION TWO SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 40 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 41 Song/s with Action. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 42 Character/Folk Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third. $20 43 Rods. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 44 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 45 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third. $20 46 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third. $20 N L HARVEY & SONS DIVISION ONE SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 50 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 51 Song/s with Action. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 52 Character/Folk Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third. $25 53 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 54 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 55 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third. $25 56 Figure Marching. First, $100; Second, $50; Third. $25 NORMA CLARKE MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SUB-JUNIOR 9 Years and Under 60 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25. Winner will receive Miss Vera Hopton Trophy, gift of C.V.I. 61 Song/s with Action. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 62 Character/Folk Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third. $25 63 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 64 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 65 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 66 Figure Marching. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 JUNIOR SECTION DIVISION SEVEN JUNIOR 12 Years and Under 70.1 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 71.1 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 72.1 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 73.1 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 74.1 Folk Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 75.1 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 78.1 Calisthenic Revue. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION SIX JUNIOR 12 Years and Under 70 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 71 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 72 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 73 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 74 Folk Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 77 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 78 Calisthenic Revue. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20

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DIVISION FIVE JUNIOR 12 Years and Under 80 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 81 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 82 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 83 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 84 Folk Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 87 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 88 Calisthenic Revue. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION FOUR JUNIOR 12 Years and Under 90 Free Exercises. First, $60 Second, $40; Third, $20 91 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 92 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 93 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 94 Folk Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 97 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 98 Calisthenic Revue. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION THREE JUNIOR 12 Years and Under 100 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 101 Rods. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 102 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 103 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 104 Folk Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 107 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 108 Calisthenic Revue. First, $120; Second, $80; Third, $40 DIVISION TWO JUNIOR 12 Years and Under 110 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 111 Rods. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 112 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 113 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 114 Folk Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 117 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 118 Calisthenic Revue. First $120; Second, $80; Third, $40 DIVISION ONE JUNIOR 12 Years and Under 120 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 121 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 122 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 123 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 124 Folk Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 126 Figure Marching. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 128 Calisthenic Revue. First, $160; Second, $80; Third, $40 MCDONALDS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Years and Under 130 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 Winner will receive The Miss Vera Hopton Trophy, gift of C.V.I. 131 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 132 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 133 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 Winner will receive the Syndal Perpetual Trophy. 134 Folk Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 136 Figure Marching. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 138 Calisthenic Revue. First, $160; Second, $80; Third, $40 47


INTERMEDIATE SECTION DIVISION SEVEN INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 140.1 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 141.1 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 142.1 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 143.1 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 145.1 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 147.1 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 148.1 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION SIX INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 140 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 141 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 142 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 143 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 145 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 147 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 148 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION FIVE INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 150 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 151 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 152 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 153 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 155 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 157 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 158 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION FOUR INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 160 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 161 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 162 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 163 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 165 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 167 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 168 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION THREE INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 170 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second $40; Third, $20 171 Rods. First, $80; Second $40; Third, $20 172 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second $40; Third, $20 173 Rhythmical Aesthetic. First, $80; Second $40; Third, $20 175 Song and Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 177 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 178 Calisthenic Revue. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 DIVISION TWO INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 180 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 181 Rods. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 182 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 183 Rhythmical Aesthetic. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 185 Song and Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 187 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 188 Calisthenic Revue. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 48


DIVISION ONE INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 190 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 191 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 192 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 193 Rhythmical Aesthetic. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 195 Song & Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 197 Figure Marching. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 199 Calisthenic Revue. First, $150; Second, $75; Third, $40 CHAMPIONSHIP INTERMEDIATE 16 Years and Under 200 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 Winner will receive The Miss Vera Hopton Trophy, gift of C.V.I. 201 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 202 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 203 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 Winner will receive the Syndal Perpetual Trophy. 205 Song & Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 207 Figure Marching. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 208 Rhythmic Dance Interpretations. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 209 Calisthenic Revue. First, $150; Second, $75; Third, $40 SENIOR SECTION DIVISION SEVEN SENIOR 16 Years and Over 210.1 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 211.1 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 212.1 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 213.1 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 215.1 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 217.1 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 218.1 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION SIX SENIOR 16 Years and Over 210 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 211 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 212 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 213 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 215 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 217 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 218 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION FIVE SENIOR 16 Years and Over 220 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 221 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 222 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 223 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 225 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 227 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 228 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20

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DIVISION FOUR SENIOR 16 Years and Over 230 Free Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 231 Rods. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 232 Club Swinging. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 233 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 235 Song and Dance. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 237 Figure Marching. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $20 238 Calisthenic Revue. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 DIVISION THREE SENIOR 16 Years and Over 240 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 241 Rods. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 242 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 243 Rhythmical Aesthetic. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 245 Song and Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 247 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 248 Calisthenic Revue. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 DIVISION TWO SENIOR 16 Years and Over 250 Free Exercises. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 251 Rods. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 252 Club Swinging. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 253 Rhythmical Aesthetic. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 Winner will receive a Perpetual Trophy, gift of Mrs Margaret Whelan. 255 Song and Dance. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 257 Figure Marching. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20 258 Calisthenic Revue. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 DIVISION ONE SENIOR 16 Years and Over 260 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 261 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 262 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 263 Rhythmical Aesthetic. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 265 Song and Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 267 Figure Marching. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 269 Calisthenic Revue. First, $150; Second, $75; Third, $40 CHAMPIONSHIP RESERVE SENIOR 16 Years and Over 270.1 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 271.1 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 272.1 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 273.1 Rhythmical Aesthetic. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 275.1 Song and Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 276.1 Figure Marching. First $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 278.1 Calisthenic Revue. First, $150; Second, $75; Third, $40

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CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR 16 Years and Over 270 Free Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 Winner will receive the Vera Hopton Trophy, gift of C.V.I. and the Irise Trophy of $35. 271 Rods. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 272 Club Swinging. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 Winner will receive the Norma Peek Memorial Prize of $50 273 Aesthetic Exercises. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 Winner will receive the Syndal Perpetual Trophy. 275 Song and Dance. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 276 Figure Marching. First $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 277 Rhythmic Dance Interpretations. First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25 278 Calisthenic Revue. First, $150; Second, $75; Third, $40 280 Peace & Quiet's GRACEFUL SOLO Entrants must be 17 on the 31st December of the current year, and no upper limit, and a competing member of a team in at least two Calisthenic sections. Previous winners are ineligible to enter. Graceful or aesthetic movements, poses, natural dancing. Competitors are not allowed to use curtain. First, $1000; Second, $500; Third, $250: Gift of Ballarat UFS Dispensaries. Sashes for First, Second and Third donated by Brianna Lee. Small trophies to the Honourable Mentions donated by Carwen Calisthenic Club in memory of Ray Benn, stage manager of Royal South Street Society for many years. Highly Commended trophies donated by the Australian Society of Calisthenic Adjudicators (Victoria) Inc. The Sandra Iddles Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by friends of Sandra Iddles will be awarded to the teacher of the Graceful Solo winner. The winner will also receive a framed colour photo of herself gift of Norman L. Harvey and Sons, and the Renee Knight Memorial Perpetual trophy donated by Sovereign Calisthenic College in memory of Renee who competed as a graceful Soloist at Royal South Street in 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000. Renee was awarded Honourable Mention in 1996. The runner-up will receive the Vera Hopton Memorial Award. The roses to be presented to the finalists are donated in memory of Patricia Miles presented by the Victorian Calisthenic Teachers' Association. All competitors in this section will receive a gold medallion donated by Mr & Mrs D. McMillan.

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CHOPIN VENUE: Oddie Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, Lydiard Street Nth Ballarat Adjudicators: Julie Haskell, VIC. Timothy Young, VIC. SECTION CHAIR: Marion Blythman

DEPUTY: Lynn Bowman

740 CHOPIN PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under Own choice of one complete work or movement by Chopin. Time Limit: 12 Minutes First, $200; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $20 Royal South Street Society acknowledges the generosity of Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family who have honoured the society with this prize in memory of Andrew and Fiona’s mother.

741 Margaret Schofield Memorial Prize for a Performance of the Music of CHOPIN Open to any pianist 16 to 32 years who has been a resident in Australia for two years prior to the competition. Competitors must present a Ballade, Sonata Movement, Scherzo, the Barcarolle, or a similar large work. An additional Chopin piece may be played provided time requirements are fulfilled. Program choice will be taken into consideration. Time Limit: Minimum 12 Minutes, Maximum 15 Minutes. Entry $60 Royal South Street Society acknowledges the generosity of Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family who have honoured the society with this prize in memory of Andrew and Fiona’s mother. Winner $3000

Reserve $1500

Encouragement Award $500

Special Conditions 1. Previous winners eligible. 2. Dress Code: Each performance is considered a concert; therefore appropriate concert dress is expected. 3. COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright Forms can also be found and downloaded from this link. Please ensure the correct forms and attached to the front of each copy of music. Original Music must be sighted at registration. FORM 1 - Performers declaration form for Eisteddfods and Music Competitors FORM 2 - Temporary Copy for the use by an Adjudicator in an Eisteddfod Competition FORM 5 - Temporary Copy for the use by an Accompanist in an Eisteddfod Competition

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THE CITY OF BALLARAT CHORAL CONTEST VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat ADJUDICATOR: Mr Michael Loughlin, NT PRIMARY, SECONDARY SCHOOL AND OPEN CHORAL SECTIONS All music in choral sections is own selection unless otherwise specified. Not all open sections exclude school choirs SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1. A Choir has freedom of choice of instruments to form accompaniment - these include tuned and un-tuned percussion. However, musical directors should bear in mind that the item is "Choral". 2. No curtain is permitted during a performance between items. 3. Conductors optional. One conductor may conduct any number of choirs. 4. Conductors or musical directors are not to sing with the choir except in sections 800 and 807 and 812. 5. An individual member of a choir is NOT allowed to take part in more than one choir competing in the same section EXCEPT where a student performing in a school choir may also compete in one other non-school group. 6. Up to two members may be interchanged between items, but the maximum number must not be exceeded on stage at any one time. 7. Items may be sung in any language. 8. Accompaniment may be up to any THREE acoustic instruments which may include piano. Backing tracks are NOT permitted (except section 807 & 807.1). This allows for adherence to the composer’s musical intent to a particular piece. Grand piano will be placed to the left of the conductor. 9. Show Performance Choirs sections 807 & 807.1 allow up to five instruments as accompaniment which may include piano. Amplifiers and microphones for vocalists are permitted in sections 807 and 807.1 only. Backing tracks permitted for Show/Performance sections 807 and 807.1 only. 10. Choir steps are set up for choirs to use. Usage is not compulsory. 11. In all sections, music for the adjudicator is required. All bars must be numbered. 12. COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright Forms can also be found and downloaded from this website. 13. For any section to proceed a minimum of three (3) entries must be received, unless otherwise specified. 14. If a choir performs in more than one section, only ONE song may be repeated in the second section or any multiple sections, not a repeat of an entire programme. 15. An Australian arrangement is not an Australian composition 16. Time restrictions, where specified, must be adhered to. 17. AUDIENCE School educational groups of 10 or more, for a fee of $2 per student, may be part of the audience, providing they are effectively supervised. Students that are playing in an evening session would need to be registered as a school group and pay to be a part of the audience in an afternoon session. Prior arrangement for these education groups bookings must be made with the RSSS office. 53


800 COURIER SMALL CHORAL GROUP Open Open to any body of singers (male, female, mixed). Groups to consist of not less than 12 or more than 25 voices. Each choir to sing a program of 3 songs (a) Part song; in 3 or more parts, accompanied (b) Part song; unaccompanied (c) Sacred part song; accompaniment optional At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Time Limit: 12 Minutes. Commemorative plaques for conductor and accompanist of winning choir. First, $200 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $55 801 3BA INTERMEDIATE CHORAL CONTEST Secondary Students Open to all secondary school students. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 or more than 40 voices. Each choir to sing a program of 3 songs (a) 2 part song; accompanied (b) Unison song (c) Unaccompanied part song At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. NOTE - All Choirs must present a, b & c in that order. Time Limit: 14 Minutes. First, $200, Perpetual Trophy & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $55 802 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHORAL CONTEST Open to all primary school aged students. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs (a) Unison song; accompanied (b) Part song (c) A Cappella At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. First, $150 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $50 803 CITY OF BALLARAT CHORAL PRIZE Open Open to any choir - any combination of voices with a minimum of 20. Choirs to present a well balanced program of no less than three pieces that includes part singing (at least 4 part harmony in two songs and 2 or 3 part in the others) in a contrast of styles and tempo. At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Time Limit: 14 Minutes. The timing clock will be stopped between items. First, $800 & Perpetual Trophy & Plaque; Second, $300; Third, $100. Entry $80 N.B. At least 5 choirs must enter this section to enable competition to proceed 804 NOVICE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS (Primary/Junior School aged students). This section is for choirs who have not won in a choral section at Royal South Street Choral competition in the past three years. Choirs must have a minimum of 15 voices and are required to sing 2 songs; one of which must be by an Australian composer. Harmony optional. First, $75 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $40 805 HAL LEONARD PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS (to Year 4) Junior primary choirs limited to students up to year 4 inclusive. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices. Two songs to be performed. Harmony optional. Sponsored by Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of their late member W.H. Keith Young. First, $150 Voucher; Second, $100 Voucher; Third, $75 Voucher. Vouchers courtesy of Hal Leonard Australia Entry $50 N.B. 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of the RSSS if entries are insufficient.

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805.1 HAL LEONARD PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS Primary Students only. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices. Two songs to be performed. Harmony optional. Sponsored by Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of their late member W.H. Keith Young. First, $150 Voucher; Second, $100 Voucher; Third, $75 Voucher. Vouchers courtesy of Hal Leonard Australia. Entry $50 N.B. 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of the RSSS if entries are insufficient. 806 SCHOOL CHOIRS’ STANDARD COMPETITION This section is aimed at giving choirs the opportunity to perform on stage and to benefit from our adjudicator’s encouragement and advice. Open to choirs of not less than 15 voices. Each choir to perform two pieces, a unison piece and a part song. Accompaniment may be up to three instruments (which may include piano). Choirs will be performing to achieve a critique and a standard – gold, silver or bronze. Multiple standards at any level may be awarded. All choirs will receive a medal & certificate stating the achievement attained. Entry $50 807 HAL LEONARD SHOW/PERFORMANCE CHOIR Primary/Junior School This section focusing on entertainment is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g. featured solos and duets, movement/ basic choreography. Apart from a grand piano left of stage the stage will be bare. Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. Programme to consist of two contrasting styles of song. Amplified microphones and/or instruments permitted for up to 5 instruments or voices (which may include piano, any combination). Choral risers will be provided. 3 amplified microphones and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided. Time Limit: 10 Minutes. First, $150 Voucher, Perpetual Trophy & 40% off ShowKit*; Second, $100 Voucher & 30% OFF ShowKit*; Third, $75 Voucher. 7 20% OFF ShowKit*. Vouchers courtesy of Hal Leonard Australia. * ShowKit (for performance 2013/2014) Entry $50 807.1 HAL LEONARD SHOW/PERFORMANCE CHOIR Open This section focusing on entertainment is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g. featured solos and duets, movement/ basic choreography. Apart from a grand piano left of stage the stage will be bare. Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. Programme to consist of two contrasting styles of song. Amplified microphones and/or instruments permitted for up to 5 instruments or voices (which may include piano, any combination). Choral risers will be provided. 3 amplified microphones and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided. Time Limit: 10 Minutes. First, $150 Voucher, Perpetual Trophy & 40% off ShowKit*; Second, $100 Voucher & 30% OFF ShowKit*; Third, $75 Voucher. 7 20% OFF ShowKit*. Vouchers courtesy of Hal Leonard Australia. * ShowKit (for performance 2013/2014) Entry $50

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808 THE YOUNG PRIZE FOR OPEN AGE CHOIRS OR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS The Young Prize is in memory of our esteemed benefactors and dedicated choristers, the Late Mr WH Keith Young and the Late Mrs Amy Young OAM. Open to any combination of voices – Minimum of 20 voices. Choirs may repeat single items performed in other sections. Each choir must present a contrasting program of 3 songs (a) Sacred part song – 3 or more parts (b) Part song – 4 parts (c) Part song – Own choice item unaccompanied. At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Accompaniment - Up to three single acoustic instruments. Time Limit: 14 Minutes. First, $800 & Perpetual Trophy; Second, $300; Third, $100. Entry $80 N.B. At least 5 choirs must enter this section to enable competition to proceed. 811 SECONDARY SCHOOLS CHOIRS Choirs to consist of not less than 12 performers. This includes musicians/choristers. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs (a) Unison (b) Own selection (c) 3 or more parts At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Time Limit: 14 Minutes. First, $200 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $50 812 3BA COMMUNITY CHOIRS Open This section is designed to encourage participation of choirs other than school choirs that sing for the joy of choral singing. (CWA, Elderly Citizens, Church, Multi-cultural, Community choirs). Any combination of voices. Programme to consist of two songs, own selection. (a) Part song (b) Unison song Time Limit: 8 Minutes. First, $200 & Perpetual Trophy; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $50 813 A CAPPELLA Open Open to any ensemble minimum of 4 voices. Each group to sing a program of three items in three (or more) part harmony. (Small ensembles of less than 4 voices should refer to Contemporary Vocal section 594 Contemporary Vocal Groups page 62). Time Limit: 12 Minutes. First, $200 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $50

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CLASSICAL VOCAL VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicator: Dr Jonathan Welch AM, Vic Our adjudicator for this section is proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.

Official Accompanist: Ms Linda O’Brien SECTION CHAIR: Mrs Juanita Baldock DEPUTY: Mrs Pam Lea SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1.

This section is intended for vocalists who sing in a classical style. Competitors who present in a contemporary style may not be considered for adjudication. Competitors who wish to sing in a contemporary style are referred to the contemporary Vocal Discipline (pages 54-56).

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Competitors must provide music for the adjudicator and accompanist. All bars MUST be numbered.

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Singers may present folk and spiritual unaccompanied but all other sections must be accompanied by piano only. Audio tapes are not permitted.

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REPEAT OF ITEMS - An item by a competitor can only be performed once during the current competition, within the same discipline, except where Special Conditions permit otherwise.

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ORDER OF COMPETING - Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the program unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. Permission will only be given in exceptional circumstances. If not present when called upon, competitors are liable to disqualification.

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COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright. Forms can also be found and downloaded from this link. Competitors must provide music for the accompanist, and attached either Form 1 if the music is an original or Form No 5 Temporary Music for the use by an accompanist.

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UNDER 14 YEARS 501 MARJORIE DAVIS MEMORIAL FOLK SONG SOLO Under 14 Years Any folk song, a choice of any verses may be sung but must not exceed three verses. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 510 MARJORIE DAVIS MEMORIAL CLASSICAL SOLO Under 14 Years Own selection – but songs from film, musical theatre, musical comedy, Gilbert & Sullivan, opera and operetta are not permitted. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 511 R.H. YOUNG MEMORIAL SACRED SOLO Under 14 Years Three separate verses only of a hymn from any published church hymnal – refer General Rule 4.1. Sacred songs not from hymnals are not permitted. If a competitor wishes to sing a new or reasonably obscure hymn, a copy of the entire hymnal is to be produced. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 512 JOHN & LOUIS STAPP MEMORIAL SONG FROM MUSICAL THEATRE Under 14 Years Own selection from musical theatre, musical comedy or Walt Disney. Songs from films and arias from opera and operetta are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character. (costume optional.) First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 513 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN BORN COMPOSER Under 14 Years Own selection. Please Note: Special Condition No 1. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 KATHLEEN BENSON ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD a prize of $50 and a trophy may be awarded to a competitor in the Under 14 Years age group who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential and is not a prize winner. BRAM WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD donated by the Lions Club of Ballarat will be awarded to the competitor who has sung in 501, 510, 511, 512 & 513, using the aggregate scoring method (Rule 6.3). Aggregate winner $100 Runner Up $50 14 TO UNDER 18 YEARS 520 JOHN & LOUIS STAPP MEMORIAL SONG FROM MUSICAL THEATRE 14 to Under 18 Years Own selection from musical theatre, musical comedy and Gilbert & Sullivan. Songs from films and arias from opera are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character (costume optional). First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 521 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN BORN COMPOSER 14 to Under 18 Years Own selection. Please Note: Special Condition No 1. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 522 CLASSICAL SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Own selection. Songs from musical theatre, musical comedy, Gilbert & Sullivan, film, opera and operetta are not permitted. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24

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523 SACRED SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Sacred song, spiritual or hymn own selection. Arias from Bach Cantatas are not permitted. A choice of any verse may be sung but must not exceed three verses. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 524 BALLAD SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Song selection must be chosen for this section from the extensive list of ballads found on the RSS website http://www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/ballads First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 BRAM WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD donated by the Lions Club of Ballarat will be awarded to the competitor who is the winner of sections 520, 521, 522, 523 & 524, using the aggregate scoring method - (Rule 6.3). Aggregate winner $100 Runner Up $50 ANATS PRIZE of $250 gift of the Victorian Chapter of Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing, and will be awarded to the competitor who enters has sung in at least three of the following sections 520, 521, 522, 523 & 524 and who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential for a singing career. 18 YEARS AND OVER 530 COURIER RECITAL 18 Years and Over Two contrasting songs from two different genres. Combined time for both pieces must not exceed 10 minutes. I.e. Art song, music theatre, ballad or sacred song. First, $100; Second, $50; & Third, $25. Entry Fee $30 531 ROBERT LEMKE & CONSTANCE COWARD-LEMKE ARIA SOLO 18 Years and Over Competitors to perform two songs to encompass a short aria and a lied. Combined time for both pieces must not exceed 8 minutes. First, $100; Second, $30 Entry Fee $30 The William Morrell Memorial Encouragement Award of $100 will be presented at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a competitor who has performed in the Courier Recital section (530) and is worthy of encouragement." VCE 525 VCE VOCAL SOLO For Students studying VCE Music Performance & Music Investigation Music Performance students to perform two songs. Combined time for both pieces must not exceed 8 minutes. Song choices must be from two different categories. Music Investigation students to perform two contrasting songs. Singers will sing one song from the VCE syllabus and one own choice from their selected program. Please state area of focus at the time of entry. Combined time for both pieces must not exceed 8 minutes. First, $50; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

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CONTEMPORARY VOCAL & COUNTRY MUSIC SECTION VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicators: TBA Our adjudicators for this section are proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.

SECTION CHAIR: Mr Lloyd Harvey DEPUTY: Carolyn Bennett SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1. Contemporary Vocal - For modern style singing only. Singers who sing a classical style please refer to the Classical Vocal sections. Each competitor will sing one contemporary arrangement (own selection), there is no restriction on the age of the song. Freedom of interpretation within the style is acceptable. 2. Country Music sections– Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. 3. Original sheet music is not required for this section. (A copy of music for adjudicator is not required) 4. Competitors may perform to a professional backing tape or CD which may contain backing vocals only (i.e. no principal/lead vocal allowed), self accompany the item, or sing to a live instrumental backing group of no more than 4. 5. The Society will provide: grand piano, microphones both roving and standard (up to four) and tape deck & CD player. Tapes must be cued. 6. A tape/CD player operator will be provided for you. Tapes must be named, cued, marked on correct side, and handed to the operator before the performance. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CD-RW (re-recordable) discs, and not MP3 recordings. It is recommended that there be at least 30 seconds of blank tape at the end of each item recorded and preferably only 1 track per CD. 7. AN ACCOMPANIST IS NOT PROVIDED. There are a limited number of vouchers for Contemporary Vocal solo first prize winners to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat. Eligible sections will be published in the guidebook.

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10 YEARS AND UNDER 550 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RHYTHM & BLUES VOCAL SOLO 10 Years and Under Jazz and music theatre excluded. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $14 11 TO UNDER 14 YEARS 560 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RHYTHM & BLUES VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Jazz and music theatre excluded. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $20, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 561 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. 562 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $20, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 563 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $20, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

14 TO UNDER 16 YEARS 570 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RHYTHM & BLUES VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Jazz and music theatre excluded. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $25, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 571 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. 572 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $25, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 573 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $25, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 61


16 TO UNDER 18 YEARS 580 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RHYTHM & BLUES VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 yrs Jazz and music theatre excluded. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $30, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 581 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. 582 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $30, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 583 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $30, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 584 VCE CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO VCE Students Only For students studying VCE Contemporary Music Performance. Two contrasting songs, song choices must be from two different categories on the prescribed contemporary VCE syllabus. Singers who are studying ‘Music Investigation’ will sing one song from the contemporary VCE syllabus and one own choice from your selected program. Please state your area of focus at the time of entry. Time Limit: 8 Minutes for both pieces. First, $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 OPEN 590 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RHYTHM & BLUES VOCAL SOLO Open Jazz and music theatre excluded. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $40, & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 591 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO Open Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. 592 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO Open Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 593 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL SOLO Open Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 594 CONTEMPORARY VOCAL GROUPS Open Each group to present one item as per special conditions listed above. Any contemporary song choice is permitted but must include some harmony. Accompaniment is optional. Minimum 2 singers, Maximum 8 singers. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $50. Entry $30 62


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ENERGETIKS DANCE COMPETITION VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicators: Amanda Clerke, NSW Tibor Horvath, NSW SECTION CHAIR: Angela Cannizzaro Sub Committee: Lisa Pyke, Karen George, Karen Biggelaar, Ray Pezzutti & Dr. Anthony Cole Our appreciation is extended to Energetiks for their support. Energetiks show bags to be awarded to all soloists who receive an Honourable Mention or Highly Commended. AGGREGATE TROPHIES A) SOLO AGGREGATE winners of each age group. B) GRAND AGGREGATE Solo winner will be awarded a trophy, and the Connell Perpetual Trophy. C) TEACHERS AGGREGATE TROPHY will be awarded to the teacher of the winning school with the highest aggregate points in group sections; also $150 donated by Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Theatrical Dance Festival Victoria. SPECIAL TROPHIES In sections where perpetual trophies are presented annually, the trophies will be held by the winner for 11 months, when they must be returned to the RSSS office. All holders of trophies will be held responsible for their safe custody, engraving and return at their own expense. WAIGHT BALLET CHAMPIONSHIP PERPETUAL TROPHY For Courier Classical Ballet Solo section 384. CAROL TRENFIELD PERPETUAL TROPHY For Courier Classical Ballet Solo section 384. PALMER PERPETUAL TROPHY For Senior Tap Championship section 395. PIROUETTE PERPETUAL TROPHY For Modern Solo section 386. GRAEME COOMBS MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY For Song and Dance Troupe section 977. MICHELLE SLATER-COYNE PERPETUAL TROPHY For Song and Tap Troupe section 976. 64


BALLARAT TROPHIES AND GIFTS TROPHIES For Modern Solo section 362. JUNE PLATER TROPHY For Tap Championship section 394 MARQUIS FAMILY PERPETUAL TROPHY For overall winner of Song and Dance Solo section 367. YVONNE BARRETT PERPETUAL TROPHY For overall winner of Song and Tap Solo section 366. ROBYN PASCOE MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY For Jazz Troupe section 964. ANITA COUTTS SCHOOL OF DANCE TROPHY For Intermediate Ballet Championship section 381. MRS EVA HARRINGTON TROPHY For Junior Tap (section 390) and Intermediate Tap (section 391) Championships. DANCE SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION BALLARAT TROPHY Junior Ballet Championship section 380. JASMINE CARPENTER ENCOURAGEMENT TROPHY For Jazz Solo section 344. LILY PIPER PERPETUAL TROPHY For Classical Group section 940. ADJUDICATORS ENCOURAGEMENT TROPHY Selected from over the whole competitions. SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1.

AGE. The age of the competitor shall be taken as that on 1st of January of the current year. Birth certificate or proof of age may be requested at any time. See General Conditions 2. “Open” means any age.

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5. ENTRIES 5.1 NUMBERS OF ENTRIES. Where entries in a section are excessive, extra divisions or heats and finals may be arranged at the committee's discretion. Where numbers are inadequate sections may be combined or cancelled. 5.2 CHANGING DIVISIONS. Once the current guide book is prepared, competitors are not permitted to change between divisions of a section, except in exceptional circumstances. Requests for changes must be made in writing, and if allowed and accepted, the competitor will dance for a critique only! However, the dance will still allow the competitor eligibility for a championship section. 6. 6.1

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LIMITED COMPETITION. ONE APPEARANCE. A competitor or group can only appear once in any one section. A dancer cannot enter twice under different schools, or re-appear in different groups of the same school in the one section. NO REPEAT. An item by any competitor, specifically the choreography, is not to be performed again by that competitor in any other section. See General Conditions 1. DANCE COPYRIGHT. Choreography, costume and music of a dance are copyright of the teacher who taught the item. Students must have permission of the original teacher in order to perform the dance at this competition. A teacher may withdraw permission at any stage.

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MUSICIANS. The society provides an upright piano.

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PROPS AND SCENERY. All props for use in Her Majesty’s Theatre must comply with safety regulations as stated in the RSSS website under “Props”. Failure to comply will result in the props being banned. These must be made to stand safely on a stage sloping at 37mm per metre length. They must not be attached to theatre curtains, and must not damage the stage floor. See 16.5. Props and scenic items should be kept to a minimum. All items should be labelled with competitor’s name or school and age group. The society will provide a small table, chair, 3 boxes (90cm x 60cm x 31cm high), and a set of steps (The set is 1.83m wide x 0.7m high, with 3 levels), and a ballet barrè 1.8 metres long. Scenery/back drops may be hung from fly bars prior to the section, by arrangement with the duty technician. (Scene cloths should be 6.5 – 7 metres in height). Intention to fly scenery must be notified on the teacher’s “lighting cue sheet”. Choice of fly bar will be determined by order of request & operational limitations. Scenery must comply with safety standards such as anchor points and fire proofing, or will not be hung. All props, back drops etc must be removed from the stage area after the time of use, and not stored back stage except with special permission from the stage manager. Internal combustion engines are not to be operated on stage. If present as part of a prop, it must be drained of all fuel and oil before entering the theatre. WEAPONS. Guns for use as props, must NOT be or look authentic. Swords, knives etc used as props, must be blunt and preferably made of wood or plastic. CHEMICALS Aerosol cans must not be used on stage unless prior approval is obtained from HMT tech or RSSS. Talcum powder or similar is not to be used in props, costumes, or hair. Rosin is not to be used on the stage. Glass or ceramic items are not allowed on stage.

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STAGE CHECK. Any dancer unfamiliar with the stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre may walk on and view the stage prior to the morning and afternoon session, as directed by the stage manager. There shall be no warming up, no practice, no marking through, and no setting of formations during a “stage check”. REGISTRATION. Dancers should book in with the registrar before the start of the morning or afternoon or evening session. Absolute deadline is 5 minutes before the start of their section! Beyond that, competitors may not be allowed to perform. See General Rule 4.7 re withdrawals. HELPERS. For assistance with props, a dancer is only allowed up to 2 helpers (in addition to teachers). Helpers must leave the stage area after the item. WARM UP. During sessions, students waiting to perform may warm up quietly back stage behind the black curtain. Never on OP side stage (stage right). TROUPE STARTS. When called on stage prior to starting performance, troupe members must go straight to their start positions. There shall be NO marking, blocking of troupes, or rehearsal whilst waiting on stage. TROUPE NUMBERS. In under 17 and open age troupe sections, the maximum number of dancers on the performance area of the stage in any one item shall be 30.

10 RESTARTS. 10.1 A competitor who commences performing an item and stops, and is allowed to re-start the item, will receive a critique but no official marks. Except as follows; 10.2 Commencing with the wrong music may be tolerated, provided the fault is quickly corrected, and the dance has not begun. 10.3 If serious interference with, or premature cessation of a performance is caused by a fault of the society’s management or equipment, or by an accident beyond any ones reasonable control, then that item may be repeated and adjudicated accordingly. See also Safety Rule 16 and General Rule, Safety 8. A performance-in-crisis may be stopped by the adjudicator, teacher, theatre technician, or stage manager. A repeat performance will be allowed, subject to adjudicator, safety and practical considerations. Adjudication will be made on the first performance up to the point of disaster, and on any work after that point, in the repeat performance. 11 SECTIONS 11.1 Ballet - shall be based on classical techniques. In solos, short ballet tutus or short skirts to be worn by girls; properties and hand held accessories NOT to be used. 11.2 Demi-Character - a clear portrayal of a character or story by acting ability and expressive dancing using classical technique. 11.3 Modern Dance - shall include neo-classical and contemporary. Not jazz, disco, musical comedy. Note: In under 14 years and up, contemporary styles are separated to an individual section. 11.4 Song and Dance - any dance style can be used, but no tapping allowed. 11.5 Song and Tap - dance style shall be tapping only. 11.6 Song & Dance and Song & Tap - All vocal work must be performed live by members of the item. If recorded music is used, it must NOT contain any vocalization (e.g. singing, speaking, shouts, harmony backing etc). No assistance with singing (see 3). 11.7 Tap - No tapping in background music 11.8 Jazz - shall include jazz, disco, cabaret, and musical comedy (musical theatre) styles. 11.9 Groups and Troupes - minimum number of 6 performers. See 9.7 11.10 NOVICE - a competitor who at the time of entry has never won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize in any solo event, in any age group, at ANY COMPETITION anywhere. A novice may choose to enter one dance in either a novice section or a normal non-novice section. All other dances will be entered in the normal non-novice sections. THE “NOVICE DANCE” CAN NOT BE REPEATED IN ANOTHER SECTION. If a competitor appears in a novice section they must not compete in that same style in the open section equivalent. 67


Students entering championship sections must not enter a novice section with a same style of dance. (E.g. Classical championship cannot perform a classical novice.) NO ITEM CAN BE REPEATED. 12 SPECIAL EFFECTS 12.1 Special lighting, scrim curtain, or other effects only to be used for troupes or groups. 12.2 Special lighting by theatre technician must have prior arrangement by way of lighting forms or plotting sessions, organised within guidelines set out with lighting information to teachers. If a lighting form is not submitted only standard lighting (as per solos) will be provided. 12.3 Protected lights may be attached to competitors’ scenery and backdrops, but not to theatre curtains. 12.4 Naked flames, fuel lamps, lighted cigarettes, fireworks or apparatus capable of causing fire or smoke are NOT permitted. Approved smoke machines excepted. See 12.5. 12.5 Smoke/fog may be used, but only if modern, safe, water-based "fog fluid" is used. Smoke machine may be hired from RSSS. Safety is paramount in whatever you do. 12.6 Bubble or snow generators are not allowed 12.7 DATA PROJECTOR is available for use in troupe sections. Hired from RSSS. Teachers must provide their own operator. The RSSS pc computer must be used. Images to be provided on a dedicated CD, DVD or USB memory stick, and must be programmed to play as a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Only one item on each CD, etc presented. Audio must be submitted on a separate CD, not part of the PowerPoint presentation. 13 STAGE AREA 13.1 AREA: The performing area of the stage is approximately 8.5m wide by 9.28 m deep (for Solos) or 10.81m deep (for Troupes). Stage slopes towards the audience at 37mm per metre length. Height to below borders (top curtains) is 5 metres; to middle positions of fly bar is 6 metres. 13.2 ORCHESTRA PIT: The area from the front curtain to the edge of the stage is 800mm. An orchestra pit lies across the front of the stage and it has a drop of 900mm to a solid surface. There shall be NO jumping into the orchestra pit as part of any performance. The pit may be covered by an extended stage. This extension is not suitable for performance. 14 MUSIC PLAYER 14.1 A tape/CD player operator will be provided for you. Tapes must be named, cued, marked on correct side, and handed to the operator before the performance. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CD-RW (re-recordable) discs, and not MP 3 recordings. It is recommended that there be at least be 30 seconds of blank tape at the end of each item recorded, and preferably only 1 track per CD. 14.2 Music recordings must be made with a good quality program on good quality CD or tape media. IPods and similar devices cannot be used. 14.3 The adjudicator and the committee shall have the right to limit the volume level of the music to a safe level. (See General Rule 3.6). 15 TIME LIMITS 15.1 Performance time is taken from the start of correct music or movement of the competitor (which ever occurs first) until the competitor stops dancing, leaves the stage or the curtain falls (which ever occurs first). Timing does not include the reverence or tag. 15.2 Tap solo, duo and trio - 2.5 minutes maximum. 15.3 All other dance styles - solo, duo and trio - 3 minutes maximum. 15.4 Song and Dance, Song and Tap - solo, duo, trio - 4 minutes maximum. 15.5 Special Tap Solo - Championships (390, 391, 394, 395) - 4 minutes maximum. 15.6 Troupes and Groups - all styles - 5 minutes maximum. 15.7 Preparation Time: Time allowed to prepare the stage is limited to 1 minute for all solos, duos, trios and troupes. Note rule 9.6. Song and Dance and Song and Tap Troupes have a maximum of STRICTLY 5 minutes. 68


16 SAFETY 16.1 ELECTRICALS All leads, appliances, lights and stage prop lighting for use on 240 volts within the Theatre, must have a current safety compliance tag. This includes any 240 volt circuit supplied by a battery inverter, and any electrical item used in the dressing rooms (e.g. Hot hair rollers, CD / tape players). (In service safety inspections and testing to Australian Standard 3760, can be performed by your local A or B Grade Electrician). See General Rule 5.7. Any batteries used in a performance, must be sealed and unspillable. 16.2 STAGE AWARENESS. See dance rules 8.1, and 9.2. 16.3 DANCE SAFETY. Performances should be designed to be safe for everyone. Safety concerns will over-ride all competition rules. Performances will be stopped or disallowed if safety is deemed inadequate as determined by the theatre technician, adjudicator, or stage manager. Any potentially unsafe choreographic movement (e.g. aerials, lifts, etc) may have an on-stage practice, by request to/of, and under the supervision of the technical supervisor or the stage manager. See also dance Rule 9.7 and General Rule 8.1 through to 8.8. 16.4 DANGEROUS DANCING. Any dance requiring the use of wheels (eg bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skateboards, roller-skates, etc, mobile props), balls, ladders, throwing of items and any performance in front of the house curtain at Her Majesty’s Theatre, must have a “risk assessment” form completed and lodged with RSSS by or before 2 weeks prior to the start of the dance competition. Non-compliance may result in these props or item being banned by Her Majesty’s Theatre Staff. Forms are available on the RSSS website. 16.5 PROPS. Props must be designed for use on a sloping stage (37mm per metre), and to enable the use of sandbags for hold-down. Glass electrical globes, and electrical wiring, must be recessed or caged or protected to prevent damage or being touched. Ladders must be industrial and a competitor (soloist or a group/troupe member) can only climb the first two steps. The Society will provide one industrial A frame ladder. 16.6 MEDIC-ALERT. Medic-Alert bracelets, etc, may be worn during performances. The stage manager must be advised beforehand. 16.7 THEATRE REQUIREMENTS. All competitors, whether solos or groups, performing in Her Majesty’s Theatre must read “theatre rules” and the “risk assessment checklist” on the RSSS website, and act where relevant.

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SECTIONS NOVICE NOVICE SECTIONS: A novice dancer must NOT have won a place at any competition anywhere. A novice dancer may choose to enter one dance in novice sections 300 – 305. See rule 11.10. All other dances will be entered in sections 315 – 395. A novice dance can not be repeated in any other section. A novice may enter one dance in either a novice “Classical” or a novice “Theatrical” section (NOT BOTH). “Classical” may be a Classical, Demi-Character or Modern Dance. “Theatrical” may be Tap, Jazz, Song and Dance or Song and Tap Dance. If a competitor appears in a novice section they must not compete in that same style in the open section equivalent. 300 Novice Classical Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 301 Novice Theatrical Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 302 Novice Classical Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 303 Novice Theatrical Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 304 Novice Classical Solo 10 Years to Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 305 Novice Theatrical Solo 10 Years to Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 UNDER 6 YEARS 315 Baby Class Tap Solo Under 6 Years Time Limit: 2 Minutes First $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 317 Baby Class Song and Dance/Tap Solo Under 6 Years Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 318 Baby Class Classical Ballet Solo Under 6 Years Time Limit: 3 Minutes May be Classical, Demi-Character, Modern, Jazz or Musical Comedy. First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16

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6 YEARS TO UNDER 8 **Novice entrants please read novice section rules at the start of the section information. 300 Novice Classical Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 301 Novice Theatrical Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 320 Classical Ballet Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 321 Demi-Character Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third Medals. Entry $16 322 Modern Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 324 Jazz Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 325 Tap Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 326 Song & Tap Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 327 Song & Dance Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 8 YEARS TO UNDER 10 **Novice entrants please read novice section rules at the start of the section information. 302 Novice Classical Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 303 Novice Theatrical Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 330 Classical Ballet Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, Second & Third: Trophies. Entry $18 331 Demi-Character Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 332 Modern Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 334 Jazz Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18

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335 Tap Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 336 Song & Tap Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 337 Song & Dance Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 10 YEARS AND UNDER 12 **Novice entrants please read novice section rules at the start of the section information. 304 Novice Classical Solo 10 Years to Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 305 Novice Theatrical Solo 10 Years to Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 340 Classical Ballet Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, Second, Third: Trophies. Entry $18 341 Demi-Character Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 342 Modern Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 344 Jazz Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 345 Tap Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 346 Song & Tap Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 347 Song & Dance Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 12 YEARS TO UNDER 14 350 Classical Ballet Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, Second, Third: Trophies. Entry $18 351 Demi-Character Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 352 Neo-Classical Solo 12 Years to Under 14 A dancer may enter 352 AND 352.1 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18

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352.1 Contemporary Solo 12 Years to Under 14 A dancer may enter 352 AND 352.1. First, $25 & trophy; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 Trophy for First gift of Sutton family, all divisions 354 Jazz Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 355 Tap Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 356 Song & Tap Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 357 Song & Dance Solo 12 Years to under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 14 YEARS TO UNDER 16 360 Classical Ballet Solo 14 Years to Under 16 This dance cannot be repeated in section 384. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 BALLARAT ARTS FOUNDATION ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD One award of $100 will be presented to the competitor with the highest points across all divisions in section 360, 14 – U16 years Classical Solo who lives within a 75km radius of Ballarat and who is worthy of encouragement. 361 Demi-Character Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 362 Neo-Classical Solo 14 Years to Under 16 A dancer may enter 362 AND 362.1. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 Plus Ballarat Trophies and Gifts trophy for the winner of each division. 362.1 Contemporary Solo 14 Years to Under 16 A dancer may enter 362 AND 362.1. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 364 Jazz Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 365 Tap Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 366 Song & Tap Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 The overall winner will receive the Yvonne Barrett Perpetual Trophy. 367 Song & Dance Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 The overall winner will receive the Marquis Family Perpetual Trophy. 73


16 YEARS AND OVER 370 Classical Ballet Solo 16 Years and Over This dance cannot be repeated in section 384. First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 BALLARAT ARTS FOUNDATION ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD One award of $100 will be presented to the competitor with the highest points across all Divisions in section 370, 16 years and over Classical Solo who lives within a 75km radius of Ballarat and who is worthy of encouragement. 371 Demi-Character Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 372 Neo-Classical Solo 16 Years and Over A dancer may enter 372 and/or 372.1 First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 372.1 Contemporary Solo 16 Years and Over A dancer may enter 372 and/or 372.1 First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 374 Jazz Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 375 Tap Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 376 Song & Tap Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 377 Song & Dance Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $21 DUO OR TRIO SECTIONS Dancers may enter one dance in the ‘Classical’ section and one dance in the ‘Theatrical’ section. Time Limits see rule 15. 440 Classical Ballet Duo/Trio Under 13 Years May be a Classical or Demi-Character or Modern dance. First, $24 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $19 448 Theatrical Duo or Trio Under 13 Years May be a Jazz, or Tap, or Song & Tap or Song & Dance First, $24 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $19 470 Classical Ballet Duo or Trio Open May be a Classical or Demi-Character or Modern dance. First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 478 Theatrical Duo or Trio Open May be a Jazz or Tap or Song & Tap or Song & Dance. First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 74


CHAMPIONSHIP & SPECIALITY ITEMS Championship entrants must not enter a novice section with a same style of dance. (E.g. – Tap Championship cannot perform a Tap Novice). 380 Ballarat Ballet Guild Junior Ballet Championship Solo Under 12 Years Competitors must compete in at least two other solo sections, one of which must be a Classical solo, and must not repeat the dances of the other sections. One Classical solo only to be performed. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, $60; Second, $40; Third $20. The winner will also receive a trophy donated by the Dance School of Distinction Ballarat. Entry $25 390 Junior Tap Championship Solo Under 12 Years Competitors should perform in at least two other solo sections, one of which must be a Tap solo, and not repeat the dances of the other sections. This dance shall incorporate slow, and speed tapping without leaving the stage. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $60; Second, $40 & Medal; Third, $20 & Medal. The winner will also be awarded a trophy, gift of Mr & Mrs R. Harrington in memory of Mrs Eva Harrington. Entry $25 381 Intermediate Ballet Championship Solo 12 to Under 14 years Competitors must compete in at least 2 other solo sections, and must not repeat the dances of the other sections one of which must be a Classical solo. One Classical solo only to be performed. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, $200; Second, $70 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. Winner will also receive a trophy donated by Anita Coutts School of Dancing. Entry $30 391 Intermediate Tap Championship Solo 12 to Under 14 Years Competitors should perform in at least two other solo sections during this competition, one of which must be a Tap solo, and not repeat the dances of the other sections. This dance shall incorporate slow, and speed tapping without leaving the stage. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $200; Second, $70 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. The winner will also be awarded a trophy, gift of Mr & Mrs R. Harrington in memory of Mrs Eva Harrington. Entry $30 392 UFS Dispensaries Senior Theatrical Championship Solo 14 Years and Over Competitors should perform in at least two other solo sections during this competition, and must not repeat the dances of the other sections. Competitors will perform two dances. (a) Tap solo, any style. Time Limit: 2.5 Minutes, and (b) Song and Dance (no tapping) or Jazz (as defined in 11.8). Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $350; Second, $80 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. The winner will also be awarded a framed colour photo, gift of Norman L Harvey and Sons. The winner will repeat the performance during the evening of the final Saturday. Entry $35 394 Advanced Tap Championship Solo 14 to Under 16 Years Competitors should perform in at least two other solo sections during this competition, and not repeat the dances of the other sections. This dance shall incorporate slow, and speed tapping without leaving the stage. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $150 & the June Plater Cup; Second, $70 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. Entry $28

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395 UFS Dispensaries Senior Tap Championship Solo 16 Years and Over Competitors should perform in at least two other solo sections during this competition, and not repeat the dances of the other sections. This dance shall incorporate slow, and speed tapping without leaving the stage. Prize money gift of UFS Dispensaries Ballarat. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $200; Second, $70 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. The winner will also receive the Palmer Perpetual Trophy. Entry $28 386 Pirouette Modern Solo 14 Years and Over Dancers must also compete in either 372 OR 372.1 (or both) if 16 years and older, or; 362 OR 362.1 (or both) if under 16 years of age. The competitor cannot repeat a dance from either section. This solo may be any Modern style. The winner of this item will receive the Pirouette Perpetual Trophy to be held for one year and a replica to retain. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First $100 & Trophy; Second, $50 & Medal; Third, $25 & Medal. Entry $28 384 Courier Classical Ballet Solo Championship 14 Years and Over This section is open to any dancer. To qualify dancers must also compete in an appropriate age classical solo section. Competitors will perform one classical solo, this dance cannot be performed or repeated in any other section. Time Limit: 3.5 Minutes. First, $1000 & ABS Summer School Scholarship; Second, $200 & Medal; Third, $100 & Medal. The winner of this section will have their name inscribed on "The Waight Ballet Championship Trophy" and receive a replica of the trophy. The winner will receive "The Carol Trenfield Perpetual Trophy" to be held for 12 months, a framed colour photo, gift of Norman L. Harvey & Sons. The winner will repeat his or her performance during the evening of the final Saturday. A representative from The Australian Ballet School, will be in attendance, to select and award one competitor with a 1 week scholarship to attend the Pre-Professional Programme of The Australian Ballet School’s Summer School 2014. The selection will be at the discretion of The Australian Ballet School’s representative and may be awarded separately of the championship placings. Entry $42

GROUPS & TROUPES BABY CLASS 920 Classical Ballet Group Under 7 Years May be Classical, Demi-Character or Modern dance. Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $50; Second, $35; Third $15. Entry $27 928 Theatrical Troupe Under 7 Years May be Tap, Jazz, Song & Tap/Dance. Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $50; Second, $35; Third $15. Entry $27 UNDER 10 YEARS 930 Classical Ballet Group Under 10 Years May be Classical or Demi-Character Prize money gift of Ballarat Tourist Association Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $27 76


932 Modern Group Under 10 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $27 938 Theatrical Troupe Under 10 Years May be Tap, Song & Tap or Song & Dance. Prize money gift of Ballarat Tourist Association Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $27 934 Jazz Troupe Under 10 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $27 UNDER 13 YEARS 940 Classical Ballet Group Under 13 Years The winner will also receive the Lily Piper Perpetual Trophy. Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $30 942 Modern Group Under 13 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $30 944 Jazz Troupe Under 13 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $30 945 Tap Troupe Under 13 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $75; Second, $50, Third, $40. Entry $30 946 Song & Tap Troupe Under 13 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $30 947 Song & Dance Troupe Under 13 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $30 UNDER 17 YEARS 960 Classical Ballet Group Under 17 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $32 962 Modern Group Under 17 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $32 962.1 Contemporary Group Under 17 Years For Contemporary style only. Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $32 77


964 Jazz Troupe Under 17 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $32 965 Tap Troupe Under 17 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $32 966 Song & Tap Troupe Under 17 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $32 967 Song & Dance Troupe Under 17 Years Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $32 OPEN AGE 970 Classical Ballet Group Open Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 972 Modern Group Open May be any Modern style except Contemporary Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 972.1 Contemporary Group Open For Contemporary style only Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. Prize money gift of Pas De Deux Ballet & Dance Boutique. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 974 Jazz Troupe Open Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 975 Tap Troupe Open Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 976 Song & Tap Troupe Open Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 977 Song & Dance Troupe Open Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 978 BLOC Music Theatre Inc Broadway Troupe Open This dance must be from a musical or show that has appeared on Broadway (USA). No singing allowed. Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $32 Prize money for this section is kindly donated by BLOC Music Theatre Inc. 78


DEBATING CHALLENGE CUP VENUE: Anglican Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat SECTION CHAIR: Mr Eric McLeod DEPUTY: Mr Gordon Reynolds ADJUDICATORS: Years 5/6 TBA Years 7/8 TBA Years 9/10 TBA Years 11/12 TBA SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. The debating procedures will follow the generally accepted procedures in The Australia-Asian Debating Guide. To assist in your preparation RSSS has published an adjudicator’s assessment sheet which can be obtained from the Royal South Street website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au Each team will consist of three speakers, who will speak alternately, plus a nominated substitute speaker-in case of emergency. A student can be a speaker in only one debating team. The four highest scoring winning teams in each section will progress to the semi-finals with the final two teams competing for that section’s challenge cup. EACH SCHOOL IS ADVISED TO CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE NUMBER OF TEAMS IT ENTERS AND ENSURE THAT THOSE TEAMS ARE READY TO COMPETE WHEN REQUIRED. This is essential as the Challenge Cup is not an elimination competition and if a team had to be withdrawn it would result in their opposing team not being able to continue in the competition. Schools will be provided with a timetable and their debating topic/s in good time before the competition. A chairperson will control the debate. This chairperson will welcome and introduce each team, the audience, the adjudicators, timekeepers and announce the topic. The timekeeper will sound a warning bell one minute before the end of the speaker’s allotted time. Two bells will indicate the end of the allotted time. After each debate the adjudicator will give a verbal critique and announce the result. The adjudicator’s written critique and the breakdown of the total results will be forwarded to the school before the semi-finals and finals. Being a competition that requires an equal number of teams in each section the last team seeking entry may not be able to be timetabled. Every effort will be made to correct such an imbalance before making the decision not to accept the entry of an individual team. Teams for sections 820-823 will be registered under the school that they represent. TIME ALLOCATIONS: Section No: 820 Grades 5/6 Section No: 821 Years 7/8 Section No: 822 Years 9/10 Section No: 823 Years 11/12 ENTRY FEE School Teams $30 each

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PRIZES Section 820 Grades 5/6 School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a replica Runner-up team: A certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $20 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $20 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion Section 821 Years 7/8 School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a replica Runner-up team: A certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $25 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $25 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion Section 822 Years 9/10 School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a Replica Runner-up team: A Certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $30 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $30 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion Section 823 Years 11/12 School: Winning team: The Debating Challenge Cup and a Replica Runner-up team: A Certificate Individual: Winning team: A certificate and medallion Runner-up team: A certificate and medallion Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $35 from the Ballarat Zonta group Runner-up Best Female Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate, medallion and $35 from the Ballarat East Rotary Runner-up Best Male Debater in section heats: A certificate and medallion

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HERALD SUN ARIA From Grand Opera 89th Year $60,000 AWARDED BY THE HERALD SUN, MELBOURNE One of Australia’s Richest Vocal Scholarships

Adjudicators: TBA

PRIZES WINNER

$12,500

RUNNER UP

$6,000

SCHOLARSHIPS Winner: $22,000 for overseas tuition and travel Runner Up: $8,000 for overseas or Australian tuition and travel Encouragement Award: $2,500 for Australian tuition and travel

The Herald Sun Aria final will be held at Hamer Hall in Melbourne Tuesday 1st October 2013 at 7pm The six finalists will be accompanied by Orchestra Victoria. In addition, two semi-finalists will be chosen as emergencies.

$200 will be awarded to each of the 16 competitors selected for the Semi-Final at the Royal South Street Competitions. $1,250 will be awarded to each of the six finalists.

THE RUTH WHITEHEAD ENCOURAGEMENT MEMORIAL PRIZE A prize of $250 will be awarded to a semi-finalist, but not necessarily a finalist, who in the opinion of the adjudicators is worthy of encouragement. The award will be presented at the Royal South Street Society Stems Showcase concert to be held on Sunday 3rd November, 2013.

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HERALD SUN ARIA CONDITIONS 1 This contest is open to any Australasian person who has been resident in Australasia for at least 5 years immediately prior to October 1, 2013. Competitors must be at least 19 and not over 32 years of age on December 31, 2013. (E.g. Competitor can be aged 32 years and 11 months - but must not have attained 33rd birthday prior to 31st December). First prize winners of previous Herald Sun Aria contests are not eligible to enter. In the semi-final and final the adjudicators will consider the singer’s potential as well as performance. 2 Competitors must enter in their own names and be prepared to furnish birth certificates and proof of residency. 3 Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the official program, unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. 4 The closing date for entries is Friday 3rd May, 2013. Late entries will not be accepted. 5 Competitors must submit the full names of four arias from grand opera by Friday 23rd August 2013. Competitors will be notified by email and all aria selections must be submitted by this date. 6 Competitors in the heats will sing an aria of their own choice from the four submitted. In the semi-final, competitors must sing a different aria from that which they sang in the heat, which will be chosen by the adjudicators from the four submitted. At the final in the Melbourne Recital Centre, it is intended that competitors sing two arias of their choice, from the four submitted, at least one of which has not previously been sung by that competitor in either the heats or the semi final, however, this may be varied by the adjudicators in order to accommodate orchestral considerations. All arias are to be performed in the original language and key. 7 Sixteen (16) will be selected from the preliminary tests to compete in a semi-final at Royal South Street, from which six (6) will be selected to appear in the final at Melbourne Recital Centre. 8 The six (6) finalists must be available, if required, for interview in Ballarat on Saturday 24th August at the conclusion of the semi-final and must, by that time, have completed the questionnaire provided to all contestants by the Herald Sun. 9 An Official Royal South Street Society accompanist will be provided for the preliminary heats and semi-final in Ballarat. The accompanist fee doesn’t include any private rehearsals arranged directly with the accompanist. Both arias at the final will be sung to orchestral accompaniment and the finalists will be required for piano rehearsal in the afternoon before the final and orchestra rehearsal on the morning of the final. 10 COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright Forms can also be found and downloaded from this link. Competitors must provide music for accompanist and three adjudicators at all of the preliminary tests, semi-final and the final. Competitors at the semi-final and final are to have with them original music for accompanist and three copies of all four arias for the adjudicators. Each copy of music must have a form attached; Form No 2 Temporary Music for the use by an adjudicator and Form No 5 Temporary Music for the use by an accompanist. 11 Competitors who are selected to sing in the semi-final must, when submitting their music for the semi-final at registration, also submit Curriculum Vitae. 12 The semi-finalists of the “Herald Sun Aria” may be requested to sing at The Royal South Street Society’s Stems Showcase Concert to be held on Sunday 3rd November, 2013 at 2:00pm at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat. ENTRIES CLOSE STRICTLY 11.59pm FRIDAY 3rd MAY, 2013 540 HERALD SUN ARIA ENTRY FEE $85 ($65 + $20 Accompaniment Fee)

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INSTRUMENTAL SOLO SECTIONS VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicators: Greg Spence, VIC Jemima Bunn, Vic Paul Jones, Vic Recommended Accompanist: Sue Goessling Mob: 0412 463 405 Email: sgoessling@optusnet.com.au SECTION CHAIR: Mr Brian McInnis SPECIAL CONDITIONS 1. Competitors are not to repeat an item in another section. (See General Rule 1.5). 2. Competitors in sections 760 to 797 (where age limits apply), a competitor may enter in no more than TWO AGE GROUPS. 3. Own accompanist must be provided. (See General Rule 5.1). 4. TIMING. All competitors will be timed as per the maximum time limit mentioned in each section. Once the maximum time limit allowed has been reached for that section an orange light will appear, visible to both the competitor and adjudicator or a bell will ring and there will be no further adjudication. If the time limit is exceeded by 35 seconds then the performance must cease. 5. Competitors in percussion solos may use the instruments provided as listed or supply their own equipment. PERCUSSION SOLOS 760 PERCUSSION SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 6 Minutes. Open to any percussion instrument/s. Recorded accompaniment permitted. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 761 DRUM KIT SOLO 19 Years and Under Time Limit: 8 Minutes. Recorded accompaniment permitted. If two or more works are to be played, one may be on snare drum only. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 762 PERCUSSION SOLO 19 Years and Under Time Limit: 8 Minutes. Any percussion instrument/s. Programs using only drum kit and snare drum not permitted. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 STRING SOLOS 765 STRING SOLO 11 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

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766 STRING SOLO 13 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 767 STRING SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 5 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 768 STRING SOLO 18 Years and Under Time Limit: 6 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 769 VCE STUDENTS STRING SOLO VCE Students Only This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 770 STRING SOLO Open Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 771 CLASSICAL GUITAR SOLO 16 Years and Under Time Limit: 5 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 772 ACOUSTIC GUITAR SOLO 19 Years and Under Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 773 CLASSICAL GUITAR SOLO Open Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 WOODWIND SOLO 775 WOODWIND SOLO 13 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 776 WOODWIND SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 5 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 777 WOODWIND SOLO 18 Years and Under Time Limit: 7 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 778 VCE STUDENTS WOODWIND SOLO VCE Students Only This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 779 WOODWIND SOLO Open Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 84


BRASS SOLO 780 BRASS SOLO 13 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 781 BRASS SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 782 BRASS SOLO 18 Years and Under Time Limit: 7 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 783 VCE STUDENTS BRASS SOLO VCE Students Only This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 784 BRASS SOLO Open Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

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FREEMASONS VICTORIA FESTIVAL OF BANDS & STRINGS VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat. Adjudicators: Bill Miles, Vic. Greg Spence, Vic. Jemima Bunn, Vic. Joanne Heaton, Vic. Peter Brandy Vic , Roger Schmidi, Vic Ruth Safair, SA. Steve Williams NSW SECTION CHAIR: Mr Brian McInnis Our appreciation is extended to Freemasons Victoria for their support. SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. 1.

The Conductor is NOT to play with his or her orchestra or group. Open age sections and Stage Band sections accepted.

2.

In sections that have a maximum number of players specified, not more than 2 players may be interchanged between items, but the maximum number of players must not be exceeded on stage at any time.

3.

Competitors not to repeat an item in another section. (See General Rule 1.5).

4.

Competitors in sections 843 to 846 can only appear once in each section. (See General Rule 1.3).

5.

Own accompanist must be provided. (See General Rule 5.1). Acoustic music only permitted.

6.

If warm-up room is not available, bands allowed 5 minutes warm up on stage.

7.

Band must remain in position set, prior to rise of curtain.

8.

Percussion ensembles MUST use equipment supplied but may add to existing list.

9.

In Concert Band section 830, 831, 832, 833, 834 schools may choose the section they enter. Section 834 is only open to bands that play at an elite level. A selection process for this section will take place. Players must be currently attending the school for which they enter. Age limit 20 years. Schools may interchange no more than 6 players between two groups. i.e. 6 players may play for a Junior Band and a Senior Band in two sections or Junior or Intermediate, or Intermediate and Senior, etc. ANY SCHOOL NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE RULE MAY NOT BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM. All musical directors must ensure that when submitting their scores that instruments not present as marked on the score are to be blacked out for the entirety of that score. All scores presented “should” be double side printed. The head of music from each school must submit a signed declaration that competing students are currently attending the school for which they are competing. 86


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COPYRIGHT For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright, forms can also be found and downloaded from this link. Two copies of music for adjudicators required in 835, 836, 837, 838, 854, 855 and 856 each copy MUST have Form 2 attached to the front. Three copies of music for adjudicators required in 830, 831, 832, 833 & 834, each copy MUST have Form 2 attached to the front. All entrants must forward the copies of pieces to be played for Concert Band sections along with their pre-registration forms to the Royal South Street Society no later than Friday 2nd August, 2013. Competitors must have on stage during their performance an original set of the music that they are playing. (Copyright law) Copies of your music for the adjudicator/s must have all of the bars numbered.

11. V.C.E. Students may enter more than once in a VCE solo section as long as they play a different instrument for each entry. Instrument to be played must be included on each entry form. Where VCE Groups may enter more than once in a VCE group section the same instrument may be played. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. A detailed list of all percussion instruments provided will be sent to all schools and available on our website. Ensemble competitors will not be permitted to substitute any of the supplied instruments with their own, but may add to the kit if necessary. 12. TIMING. All competitors will be timed as per the maximum time limit mentioned in each section. Once the maximum time limit allowed has been reached for that section an orange light will appear, visible to both the competitor and adjudicator and there will be no further adjudication for the rest of that performance. 13.

EXEMPTION FROM PERFORMANCE CRITERIA Any Concert Bands that wish to play a major work may apply for an exemption of their performance criteria relating to both parts of section 833 the Senior Concert Bands section only. For applications to be considered performance time must be a minimum of 15 minutes. Requests must be forwarded in writing with a copy of the score no later than Friday 19th July, 2013. Please Note: Schools must choose from the lists provided, but are advised to carefully select their pieces to ensure that in the opinion of the adjudicators, a nil advantage and even competition is conducted.

14. AUDIENCE School educational groups of 10 or more, for a fee of $2 per student, may be part of the audience, providing they are effectively supervised. Students that are playing in an evening session would need to be registered as a school group and pay to be a part of the audience in an afternoon session. Prior arrangement for these education group bookings must be made with the RSSS office.

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CONCERT BANDS Symphony Orchestras please enter section 838 Area Orchestra. 830 FINE MUSIC BEGINNING CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 10 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece. (List on pg. 89), and (b) Own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Open to beginning students who have had no longer than 18 months learning their instrument. Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First, $100 Voucher & Plaque; Second, $75 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $50 Voucher & Plaque Entry $125 831 FINE MUSIC JUNIOR CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 12 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece. (List on pg. 89), and (b) Own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First, $150 Voucher & Plaque; Second, $100 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $75 Voucher & Plaque Entry $150 832 FINE MUSIC INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 18 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece. (List on pg. 89), and (b) Own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First, $200 Voucher & Plaque; Second, $150 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $100 Voucher & Plaque. Entry $175 833 FINE MUSIC ADVANCED CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 20 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece. (List on pg. 89), and (b) Own choice/s, except where exemption has been granted. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First, $300 Voucher & Plaque; Second, $200 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $100 Voucher & Plaque. Entry $200 EXEMPTION FROM PERFORMANCE CRITERIA Any Concert Bands that wish to play a major work may apply for an exemption of their performance criteria relating to both parts of Section 833 the Senior Concert Bands section only. For applications to be considered performance time must be a minimum th of 15 minutes. Requests must be forwarded in writing with a copy of the score no later than Friday 19 July, 2013.

834 PETERA CLAMP MEMORIAL SHIELD FOR “PREMIER GRADE” CONCERT BANDS This section is only open to bands that play at an elite level. A maximum number of bands in this section will not exceed six. Choice of repertoire made for this section must be above the standard of section 833. Bands that enter this section must download and submit the additional form from our website at http://www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/instrumental This form and information MUST be submitted hard copy to The Royal South Street Office by no later than the 4th May for scrutiny by a representative of Royal South Street and a nominated adjudicator. Definitely no "LATE ENTRIES" to this section will be accepted. If a band is not selected to play in 834 they will automatically be entered into section 833. All schools that enter this section will be advised as soon as possible which section they qualify for. There is "NO SET" repertoire and bands to play own selection/s. Any combination of Instruments (wholly brass combinations excluded).

Time Limit: Minimum 22 Minutes, Maximum 30 Minutes. The winning band will have their name engraved on the Petera Clamp Memorial Shield. The shield will remain the property of Royal South Street. First, $1000 & Plaque; Second $750 & Plaque; Third $450 & Plaque. Entry $250 Three adjudicators will be appointed for these sections refer to Special Condition 8. COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright. If you wish to apply for an exemption from Performance Criteria refer to details on page 87.

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Selections of Pieces for Concert Bands – 2013 Royal South Street Competitions Compiled By Michael Jongebloed of Fine Music Hawthorn

Advanced Along an English Countyside Andante and Tranquillo (from 1st Symphony) Branden's Rainbow Bushdance Chorale and Alleluia El Camino Real Irish Tune From County Derry March of the Belgian Parachutists O Magnum Mysterium Salvation Scherzo: Cat and Mouse Serenade Op. 22C Tempest Rising Intermediate Charm Cut to the Chase Folksongs from the Eastern Counties Hava Nagila I Wonder As I Wander Jessie's Well La Tregenda Music from Carmina Burana Play Procession Sorcerers Scramble Spyscape The Old Castle The Sun Will Rise Again We're Bound for Botany Bay Yorkshire Ballad Junior A Tango at Twilight Beneath Sacred Light Contempora Dancing Snakes Joy Ghost Dancing Incandescence Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring New Orleans Moment O Mio Bannino Caro Sands of Egypt Selections from Armenian Dances, Part 1 Toys Awakening Walsh Mountain When the Wind Whispers Beginner Abide With Me Battlesong Clouds Elephants Fanfare and Fireworks Ghost Ship Morning Mist Quest for Mountain Top Siege of Harlech Castle Storm Chaser The New Anzacs The Syncopated Clock Flying High Frenzy Quintessence Rise of the Bladesmith Royal March Shepherd's Hey Short Cuts for Beginning Band -- #1 Walking the Planks

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Ph (03) 9818 8520 print@finemusiconline.com.au

Composer Richard Saucedo Barber / Saucedo Andrew Boysen Jr Ralph Hultgren Howard Hanson Alfred Reed Grainger / Rogers Leemans / Bourgeois Arr. Reynolds R W Smith Robert Spittal Derek Bourgeois David Jones Kevin Puts By Todd Stalter Vaughan Williams / Wagner arr. Bobrowitz Niles/Brown Ralph Hultgren By Giocomo Puccini / arr. Brian Beck Orff / Bocook Carl Holmquist Robert Buckley Todd Stalter Timothy Loest Mussorgsky / Smith Philip Sparke Brian Hogg James Barnes Gabrielle Wojcik David Gillingham Gary Gazlay Neil Simon Ticheli Karrick Brant Richard Saucedo Bach / Hazo Bobrowitz Puccini / Vinson Scott Alfred Reed / Wagner Jones Nathan Cahill Rob Romeyn R W Smith Standridge Anne McGinty Saint-Saens / Conaway Brian Balmages Michael Story RobertSheldon Richard Saucedo RobertSheldon Kevin Mixon Brian Hogg Anderson / Bullock Owens William David Shaffer Compello Joseph Brian Balmages Robert Sheldon Grainger / De Stefano Various / arr. Michael Story R W Smith


STAGE BANDS Three or more bands must be entered in any one division for that division to be conducted and prizes offered. Not more than 20 players, 20 years and under. (Wholly brass combinations excluded) Two or more contrasted numbers to be played. Individual bands may enter one division only. PLEASE READ SPECIAL CONDITION 8 in association with this section. Schools may choose the division to enter, ensuring that in the opinion of the adjudicators a “no-advantage” and even competition is conducted. 835 FUTURE MUSIC – AURALIA & MUSITION PRIZE FOR NOVICE OR JUNIOR STAGE BANDS Time Limit: Minimum 12 Minutes, Maximum 15 Minutes (on stage). One piece must be a ballad. Novice bands are seen as bands that have only been learning and playing together for a short time. First, New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 10 students. Value $450 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second, $150 Voucher; Third, $75 Voucher. Plaques; First, Second & Third. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $50 836 FUTURE MUSIC – AURALIA & MUSITION PRIZE FOR INTERMEDIATE STAGE BANDS Time Limit: Minimum 12 Minutes, Maximum 18 Minutes (on stage). One piece must be a ballad. Intended for bands who have an appropriate balance and can perform above novice or junior band level, but not at an advanced level. First, New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 15 students. Value $675 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second, $200 Voucher; Third, $100 Voucher. Plaques; First, Second & Third. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $60 837 ROTARY CLUB OF BALLARAT SOUTH PRIZE FOR ADVANCED STAGE BANDS Time Limit: Minimum 15 Minutes, Maximum 20 Minutes (on stage). One piece must be a ballad. First, $400, Plaque & New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 10 students. Value $450 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training), Second, $250, Plaque & $200 Voucher; Third, $150, Plaque & $150 Voucher. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $80 839 JOHN CHENERY NOVICE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 19 Years and Under Minimum 4 players, Maximum 14 players. For this percussion section, a novice ensemble is defined as a group of young and/or junior players who are not at a senior standard. Time Limit: Maximum 12 Minutes. If only 4 players they all must play percussion instruments. Other nonpercussion instruments are permitted, providing, keyboard or bass guitar is only accompanying the ensemble. N.B: The ensemble must provide proper cables and plugs with a current test and tag certificate. Schools must supply a list of electronic equipment to be amplified to RSSS one month prior to the competition. Other Instruments may be used only to give a percussion sound. Please submit a list of instruments to be played to Royal South Street one month before date of competition. First, $100 & Shield; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $30 The John Chenery Novice Shield will remain the property of RSSS.

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840 JOHN CHENERY SENIOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 19 Years and Under Minimum 4 players, Maximum 14 players. Time Limit: Maximum 15 Minutes. Other non-percussion instruments are permitted, providing, keyboard or bass guitar is only accompanying the ensemble. N.B: The ensemble must provide proper cables and plugs with a current test and tag certificate. Schools must supply a list of electronic equipment to RSSS one month prior to the competition. Please submit a list of instruments to be played to Royal South Street one week before date of competition. First, $200 & Shield; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $50 The John Chenery Shield will remain the property of RSSS. 842 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 19 Years and Under Minimum 5 players. Time Limit: 10 Minutes Open to all types of instruments. First, $50 & Plaque; Second, $30 & Plaque; Third, $20 & Plaque. Entry $25 849 SMALL INSTRUMENTAL GROUP 19 Years and Under (3-5 Players) Acoustic music only. Time Limit: 6 Minutes First $30 & Plaque; Second $25 & Plaque; Third, $15 & Plaque. Entry $25 851 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E. STUDENTS Classical/Traditional ENSEMBLE This section is for one or more students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Plaque; Second, $30 & Plaque; Third, $20 & Plaque. Entry $25 852 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E. STUDENTS Rock /Jazz ENSEMBLE This section is for one or more students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. Time Limit: Maximum 9 Minutes First, $50 & Plaque; Second, $30 & Plaque; Third, $20 & Plaque. Entry $25

FESTIVAL OF STRINGS & AREA ORCHESTRAS 838 FINE MUSIC AREA ORCHESTRA To be comprised of players from any number of schools in a particular area or district, 20 years and under. Two or more contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 20 Minutes Vouchers gift of Fine Music Australia. First, $300 Voucher & Plaque; Second, $200 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $100 Voucher & Plaque. Entry $150 854 BALLARAT UFS DISPENSARIES NOVICE STRING ORCHESTRA 18 Years and Under Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players). At least two contrasted numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $60; Third, $40. Entry $40 855 BALLARAT UFS DISPENSARIES JUNIOR STRING ORCHESTRA 18 Years and Under Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players). At least two contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes. First, $100; Second, $60; Third, $40. Entry $40 856 BALLARAT UFS DISPENSARIES SENIOR STRING ORCHESTRA 20 Years and Under Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players). At least two contrasted numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes. Plaques; First, Second & Third. First, $250; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $40 91


JAZZ FESTIVAL 857 JAZZ COMBO CONTEST Open Minimum 5 players, Maximum 10 players. Open to any type of Jazz Combo. Vocal soloists may be included. Scores for this section are not required. The emphasis is on musical entertainment through improvisation. Music to be own choice. Time Limit: 15 Minutes. First, $200; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $40 858 PETER MARTIN & GEOFF SMITH MEMORIAL JAZZ SOLO Under 21 Years Solo instrument with solo accompanist or solo accompanist backing tape. Competitors may choose to play unaccompanied. Two pieces to be played, One not over 80 crotchets (ballad), and one not under 120 crotchets. A chord chart must be submitted at registration. Free jazz is not permitted. Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $150, Perpetual Trophy & Replica; Second, $75; Third, $50. Entry $20 Prize money donated by the Ballarat Jazz Club. The Peter Martin Memorial Shield will remain the property of RSSS. Mrs Mary Batten Memorial Prize An encouragement prize of $50 will be awarded to the soloist that in the opinion of the adjudicator shows the most potential, but is not a prize winner, in section 858 PETER MARTIN AND GEOFF SMITH MEMORIAL JAZZ SOLO.

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ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY IN CONJUNCTION WITH

BALLARAT NATIONAL THEATRE PRESENTS

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicator: Peter Tulloch SECTION CHAIRMAN: Mr. Peter Zala DEPUTY: Wendy Hall SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. Entrants must be cognisant of General Conditions No. 4.1; 4.2; 5.5; 5.6; and 5.7, in particular. DATES:

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August, 2013.

ROYALTIES:

Royalties must be paid by the entrant.

TIME LIMITS:

Minimum 20 Minutes and Maximum 45 Minutes. Ten minutes to set stage (includes time with lighting technician) and five minutes to strike stage.

RULES:

Companies are permitted to enter up to four plays in any one festival. A player may enter in more than one play, submitted by one or more than one group. Entrants to state title of play and exact running time of play and send two copies of the script with the entry to PO Box 33 Ballarat VIC 3353. (Plays must have two or more performers.) Groups must provide their own stage manager. The festival stage manager and technical supervisor will be available for help and advice wherever necessary.

ENTRIES:

If more entries are received than are able to be programmed, there will be a ballot and some plays may be placed on a waiting list. If cancellations are received any groups on this list may be given the opportunity to fill that position.

ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 28th June, 2013. REHEARSAL:

No rehearsal is allowed on stage at the theatre during the eisteddfod.

REPEAT:

A competitor winning a first prize, cannot repeat the same play during the next two play festivals.

ADJUDICATOR:

The adjudicator will be nominated by the festival committee.

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STAGE MEASUREMENTS: Competitive area of stage is 8.5m wide by 10.81m deep. The stage is raked towards the audience at 37mm per metre length, please be aware of this when constructing sets. LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS: A lighting form must be filled in for each play and a cued script provided if special effects are required. A lighting technician is supplied. STAGE EFFECTS: Lighted candles, sparklers, lighted cigarettes and any naked flames are NOT permitted. Any flat or curtain brought on stage must be fire proofed. Approved smoke or fog effects are permitted and can be supplied at a moderate fee. Own smoke/fog machine may be used but only if it is safety tested and tagged and water based “fog fluid” is used. Nothing is to be attached to the theatre’s curtains and legs. Fire arms or shooting blanks – proof of appropriate licence/permission must be provided 14 days prior to performance. All electrical equipment must have been tested and tagged by a competent person to comply with the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZs3760: 2000. AUDIO REQUIREMENTS: Sound equipment is provided (tape, cd, or mini-disc) and companies are to provide their own sound operators. AWARDS: The adjudicator has the right to withhold any award. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the play festival. A representative of each company is to be available at the adjudication for awards presentation. 690 ONE ACT PLAYS Open Awards: Best Production: First, $1000 & Trophy; Second, $300. *Best Costumed Production: Trophy. *Awarded at adjudicator’s discretion. Best Director: Trophy Best Male Actor: $50 & Trophy – Doug Sarah Best Female Actor: $50 & Trophy – Doug Sarah Best Support Actor, Male: Trophy – Ballarat National Theatre Best Support Actor, Female: Trophy – Ballarat National Theatre Player with the Most Potential: Trophy – Doug Sarah Player with the most potential: Youth; $50. – Victorian Drama League For the purpose of this condition ‘youth’ is considered to be a male or female actor, 21 years or under at the time of appearance. Entry $55

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PIANOFORTE VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat ADJUDICATOR: Timothy Young, VIC. Helen O’Brien, VIC SECTION CHAIR: Marion Blythman DEPUTY: Lynn Bowman SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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In all sections, competitors must provide music for the adjudicator. Refer General Conditions 4.1 V.C.E. competitors may repeat items once only in 19 years and under and open age. Time Limits: Competitors need to be aware of and comply with time limits. Performance will be adjudicated to the maximum time limit. Dress Code: Each performance is considered a concert; therefore appropriate concert dress is expected. School uniform is acceptable. COPYRIGHT For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/copyright Forms can also be downloaded from this website. RSSS novice sections are for students who have not won a place in solo piano sections at any eisteddfod and have not studied above Grade 1V AMEB or equivalent. DEFINITIONS OF POPULAR MUSIC - Themes from T.V., film, radio, jazz blues, boogie & ragtime, rock & pop are permitted. Does NOT include traditional classical music. E.g. Debussy, Bach, Mozart, Chopin etc.

8 Years and Under 700 PIANO SOLO 8 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $10 9 Years and Under 705 PIANO SOLO 9 Years and Under Own Selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 706 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 9 Years and Under Own Selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 10 Years and Under 709 NOVICE PIANO SOLO 10 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 710 PIANO SOLO 10 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 95


711 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 10 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 12 Years and Under 720 NOVICE PIANO SOLO 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 Prize money donated by Bob Matthews. 721 FLORENCE LEE MEMORIAL PIANO SOLO 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 Prize money donated by Bob Matthews 722 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 723 PIANO DUET/TRIO 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $40 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 NOTE: If insufficient entries in either the Under 12 or 14 sections, these sections will be combined. Name and address of partners in duets/trios must be given at time of entry.

724 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. HM & HC Certificate. Entry $12 ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $75 may be awarded to a student who lives or studies within a 75km radius of Ballarat, has played in at least three sections in the 11 years and under or 12 years and under age groups, and who in the opinion of the adjudicator, shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner in the 12 years and under age group. Previous winners in the age group are ineligible. 14 Years and Under 730 NOVICE PIANO SOLO 14 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 731 FLORENCE LEE MEMORIAL PIANO SOLO 14 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 732 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 14 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 733 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 14 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 96


734 PIANO DUET/TRIO 14 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 NOTE:-Name and address of partners in duets/trios must be given at time of entry. ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $75 may be awarded to a student, who lives or studies within a 75km radius of Ballarat, has played in the least three sections in the 13 years and under or 14 years and under age groups, and who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner in the 14 years and under age group. Previous winners in the age group are ineligible. ‘DARCY’ PERPETUAL SHIELD will be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points in all 14 years and under sections. 16 Years and Under 735 PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second &Third, Medals. Entry $18 736 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 737 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 16 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second &Third, Medals. Entry $18 738 AUGUST CHALLENGE PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under (A pre requisite for scholarship consideration) Entrants will be posted the music chosen by the Adjudicator 14 days prior to this section. All competitors to leave auditorium prior to commencement of this section. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 739 PIANO DUET/TRIO 16 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 NOTE:-Name and address of partners in duets/trios must be given at time of entry.

740 CHOPIN PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under Own choice of one complete work or movement by Chopin. Time Limit: 12 Minutes First, $200; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $20 Royal South Street Society acknowledges the generosity of Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family who have honoured the society with this prize in memory of Andrew and Fiona’s mother. FRANK ROBERTSON-SMITH SCHOLARSHIP of $300 for tuition will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to a pianist who has performed in The August Challenge Piano Solo and any two other sections in the 16 years and under age group. ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $75 will be awarded to a student who lives or studies, within a 75km radius of Ballarat, has played in three sections, and who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner in the 16 years and under age groups. Previous winners are ineligible. 97


19 Years and Under & VCE Sections 749 PIANO AS AN ACCOMPANIST TO ANOTHER MUSICAL INSTRUMENT 19 Years and Under. Piano only to be adjudicated. Time Limit: Maximum 6 Minutes First, $50; Second, $30; Third; $20. Entry $18 750 V.C.E. STUDENTS PIANO SOLO Work of a PRE 20th Century Composer One or more works may be played. This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music Performance or Music Investigations. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Certificate; Second, $30 & Certificate; Third; $20 & Certificate. Entry $18 This section is purely for students who are studying V.C.E. Music Craft, all units. 751 V.C.E. STUDENTS PIANO SOLO Work of a 20th Century Composer One or more works may be played. This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music Performance or Music Investigations. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Certificate; Second, $30 & Certificate; Third, $20 & Certificate. Entry $18 This section is purely for students who are studying V.C.E. Music Craft, all units. At the conclusion of this section, the adjudicator has agreed to conduct a MASTER CLASS. 753 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 19 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, $50; Second, $30; Third, $20. Entry $18 754 PIANO RECITAL 19 Years and Under Time Limit: Maximum 8 Minutes overall. Two contrasting works by different composers. This section is compulsory for consideration for the Frank Robertson-Smith Scholarship. NOTE: Special Condition 3 applies to this section. Prize money for this section was donated by Mr John Conaughton in memory of his Aunt Miss E Conaughton who was a writer at South Street for many years. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $20 AN ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZE of $100 will be awarded to the competitor, in the 19 years and under age group, who has played in at least 2 sections and who, in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner. FRANK ROBERTSON-SMITH SCHOLARSHIP of $300 for tuition will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to a pianist who has played in the recital and at least one other section in the 19 years and under age group. Open Age 755 PIANO SOLO Open Two contrasting items from (a) a Baroque composer (b) a 20th century composer, own choice. Time Limit: Maximum 12 Minutes overall First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $20 756 POPULAR PIANO SOLO Open Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $55; Second, $35; Third, $25. Entry $20

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757 PIANO SOLO CLASSICAL STYLE Open A work by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert or Clementi. Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $100; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $20 758 PIANO DUET/TRIO Open Own selection. Time Limit: 5 Minutes. First, $60; Second, $40; Third, $30. Entry $20 NOTE:-Name and address of partners in duets/trios must be given at time of entry. 759 PIANO COMPOSITION Open An original composition, any style. Time Limit: Maximum 5 Minutes First, $55; Second, $35; Third, $25. Entry $20 Inaugural prize for this section kindly donated by Dr. Calvin Bowman. RUTH WHITEHEAD MEMORIAL AGGREGATE PRIZE will be awarded to a pianist with the highest aggregate points in the open age sections and in the opinion of the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement. Previous winners are ineligible. Winner: $150 & Trophy

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W&D FINANCE SPEECH & DRAMA COMPETITION Our appreciation is extended to W&D Finance for their support of this section. VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat. Adjudicator: Margaret Gallagher, QLD SECTION CHAIR: Dr Mary-Rose McLaren The Senior Division and Group Sections prize money proudly supported by the Rotary Club of Ballarat South.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS Please read in conjunction with General Conditions 1 No prompting or assistance of any kind may be rendered during the performance of any individual item, except by the adjudicator. 2 Copyright regulations, see Rule 4.1 in General Conditions. 3 Time Limit - A warning bell will be rung when the time limit is reached and again 15 seconds later at which time the competitor must finish and leave the stage. The competitor will be adjudicated to that point only. 4 Competitors are requested to wear rehearsal blacks. 5 In all sections a copy of the selection or reading must be presented for the adjudicator, VCE, impromptu & prepared speech sections excluded. 6 Black rostrum blocks are available for use. 7 Reading from scripture sections competitors are required to read from a bible, not from a prepared card or sheet. 8 For sections 663, 680, 681 & 682, each group can enter only once in each section. However, individual competitors may be members of more than one group. SPEECHES AND BIBLE READINGS 650 READING FROM THE BIBLE Year 8 at School and Under (This section is exempt from the age aggregate.) Own selection, any translation. To be read from a bible and not from a prepared card or sheet. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, $20, Medal & a Bible; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12

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651 READING FROM THE BIBLE Year 9 at School and Older (This section is exempt from the age aggregate.) Own selection, any translation. To be read from a bible or book and not from a prepared card or sheet. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $25, Medal & a Bible; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 652 PREPARED SPEECH Year 9 at School and Older Own choice of topic. Competitors are advised but not required to write their own speeches. Time Limit: Minimum 2 Minutes, Maximum 6 Minutes. First, $30; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 653 IMPROMPTU SPEECH Year 9 at School and Older Competitors will have a choice of three topics chosen by the adjudicator. Preparation Time: 1 minute. Time Limit: Minimum 2 Minutes, Maximum 3 Minutes. A bell will be rung at 2 minutes and a double bell will be rung at 3 minutes. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, $30; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 UNDER 8 YEARS 600 NURSERY RHYME OR RHYME Under 8 Years Time Limit: 1 Minute. Own choice, memorized. Each competitor will receive a certificate of participation. Entry $5 UNDER 10 YEARS 610 RECITATION Under 10 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 611 IMPROMPTU MIME Under 10 Years Choice of three subjects. Time Limit: 2 Minutes A warning bell will sound at 1 minute, 45 seconds. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 612 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 10 Years Prose. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 613 ROALD DAHL IN COSTUME Under 10 Years Any selection from Roald Dahl, memorised. Time Limit: 1 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 THE KAVAL FAMILY PRIZE of $20 and a trophy will be awarded to the competitor with the highest combined points score in sections 610, 611, 612 & 613 using the aggregate scoring method. (General Rule 6.3) LORETO DE’VRIES MEMORIAL AWARD Two prizes of $20 will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, one to a male and one to a female competitor who has not won a first prize and is worthy of encouragement. 101


UNDER 12 YEARS 620 RECITATION Under 12 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 621 CHARACTER RECITAL Under 12 Years. Own choice selection of prose – one character from a play or novel, memorized. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 622 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 12 Years Prose. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 623 IMPROVISATION WITH OBJECT Under 12 Years While this is first and foremost an improvisation with object section, the object may be used to prompt an improvisation in a story telling genre. Time Limit: 2 Minutes. A warning bell will be rung at 1 Minute. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 624 REHEARSED IMPROVISATION Under 12 Years Groups of two, three, or four members. Rehearsal blacks to be worn. Three subjects to be chosen by the adjudicator and given one month before the competition. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 625 POEM FOR TWO Under 12 Years Prepared reading. Two competitors share the reading of a poem for two – must also include some unison work. Time Limit: 2 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 BALLARAT BOOKS AGGREGATE PRIZE a $25 voucher will be awarded to the competitor who is the winner of sections 620, 621, 622 & 623 using the aggregate scoring method. (General Rule 6.3). BALLARAT BOOKS ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS Two $20 book vouchers will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, one to a male and one to a female competitor who has not won a first prize and is worthy of encouragement. UNDER 14 YEARS 630 RECITATION Under 14 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 631 CHARACTER RECITAL Under 14 Years One character from a play or novel, own choice, memorized. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 632 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 14 Years Prose. Time Limit: 2 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 102


633 LEANNE McINNIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Under 14 Years Two items to be performed: a lyric poem and a selection of prose or drama, memorized. Time Limit: 5 Minutes overall First, $100. Entry $12 634 PREPARED SPEECH Under 14 Years Own selection of topic. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Shorter speeches will not be penalised. First $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 635 IMPROVISATION WITH OBJECT Under 14 Years Preparation time: 30 seconds. Time Limit: 2 Minutes Three objects to be given by the adjudicator; competitor bases the improvisation on one of these. Warning bell will ring at 1 minute, 45 seconds. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 636 IMPROMPTU READING FROM A NEWSPAPER Under 14 Years Preparation time: 1 Minute A reading from a recent newspaper story to be selected by the adjudicator; to be read as a newsreader. A chair and desk will be provided. The text will be provided from the newspaper as newsprint. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12 THE MR. AND MRS. R. MORGAN AGGREGATE PRIZE of $50 will be awarded to the competitor who is the winner of Sections 630, 631, 632, 634, 635, and 636 using the aggregate scoring method. (General Rule 6.3). ZONTA CLUB OF BALLARAT MAUREEN CHRISTIE MEMORIAL RPIZE The Ballarat Zonta Club prize of $30 awarded to a female competitor in sections 630-636, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement. BALLARAT EAST ROTARY JAMES F. O'SHEA MEMORIAL PRIZE A prize of $30 will be awarded to a male competitor in sections 630-636, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement UNDER 16 YEARS 640 CHARACTER RECITAL Under 16 Years One character from a play or novel. Own choice, memorized. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 641 POETRY RECITAL Under 16 Years Own choice poetry, memorized. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 644 IMPROMPTU READING Under 16 Years Preparation Time: 30 Seconds; to be read from a book selected by the adjudicator. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 645 PREPARED READING OF OWN CHOICE Under 16 Years Prose. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 103


646 IMPROVISATION BASED ON AN EMOTION CHOSEN BY THE ADJUDICATOR Under 16 Years Preparation time: 1 minute. Time Limit: 2 Minutes; A warning bell will sound at 1 minute 30 seconds. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $13 THE N.L. HARVEY & SONS TROPHY, gift of N.L. Harvey & Sons and $50 will be awarded to the competitor who secures the highest number of points in sections 640 to 646, using the aggregate scoring method (General Rule 6.3) ZONTA CLUB OF BALLARAT MAUREEN CHRISTIE MEMORIAL RPIZE The Ballarat Zonta Club prize of $30 awarded to a female competitor in sections 640-646, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement. BALLARAT EAST ROTARY JAMES F. O'SHEA MEMORIAL PRIZE A prize of $30 will be awarded to a male competitor in sections 640-646, who as determined by the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement.

SENIOR DIVISION Competitors must be 16 years of age or over. Prize money supported by Rotary Club of Ballarat South

660 IMPROVISATION WITH OBJECT 16 Years and Over Three objects (3) to be provided by the adjudicator. Time Limit: 3 Minutes; Bell at 2 minutes First, $40; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 661 VCE SOLO For students participating in Units 2 and 4 A non-naturalistic performance based on the competitor’s chosen solo criteria, according to the VCAA guidelines. Competitors are to provide a brief (approx 50 -100 words) statement of intent and are asked to note which criteria have been addressed in this selection of their solo. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $40; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 662 21ST CENTURY PROSE 16 Years and Over Reading, own choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $40; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 663 SHAKESPEARIAN RECITAL Secondary School or Open Solo or duo. Rehearsal Blacks to be worn. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Own choice from original Shakespearian text or from an adaption, memorized. First, $40; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 664 CHARACTER RECITAL 16 Years and Over Own choice of one character from a novel or play, memorized. To include costume. Time Limit: 5 Minutes. This section forms part of the Ivy Keates O.A.M. Prize. First, $40; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 666 THE ALMA PURCELL EFFECTIVE READING FROM THE POETIC WORK OF AN AUSTRALIAN 16 Years and Over Own choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes This section forms part of the Ivy Keates O.A.M. Prize. First, $40; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 104


669 LYRIC POEM 16 Years and Over Own choice, memorized. A sonnet or other lyric. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $40; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 670 THE LOUIE DUNN PRIZE 16 Years and Over The three competitors who gain the highest total points in the following sections (662, 663 & 669) will appear in a final for the Louie Dunn Prize of $250 and present any selection from drama or prose not already presented by such finalist at RSSS in the current year. Costume not permitted. Time Limit: 6 Minutes. Competitors must have a prepared piece ready to be presented in order to qualify. 683 Parents and Guardians 2 minutes in the spotlight Open This section exists to ‘give parents, guardians and grandparents a go’. A fun open section to allow parents and guardians to try out what their children do. Any of: improvisation with object, memorised poem, prepared reading, prepared speech, memorised monologue. Time Limit: 2 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15. 671 THE IVY KEATES O.A.M. MEMORIAL SPEECH AND DRAMA PRIZE The competitor who gains the highest total points in section 664 Character Recital and section 666 Effective Reading from a poetic work of an Australian, will be awarded $150. Prize gift of the former students, colleagues, friends and family of the late Ivy Keates, O.A.M. THE CUTHBERT’S AWARD of $150 will be made to the winner of sections 660-669 (excluding section 663) using the aggregate scoring method. JAMES F. O'SHEA MEMORIAL AWARD One prize of $50 awarded by the adjudicator for the encouragement of a non prize winner that performs in sections 660-669. GROUP SECTIONS Speech & Drama Special conditions apply. Proudly supported by Rotary Club of Ballarat South. 680 ACTING IN PAIRS Secondary School or Open Own choice original or published material may be used. Script to be provided for the adjudicator. Memorized. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $40; Second, $20; Third, $10. Entry $20 681 IMPROVISATION: Death in a Minute Open Explanation: The adjudicator provides the location and one occupation. The group must begin their improvisation immediately, with one competitor adopting the occupation, and the group using the location appropriately. The improvisation can last no longer than one minute and must conclude with the ‘death’ of one member only of the group. Groups will be adjudicated on their timing, interaction, creativity and ensemble work. Up to four people per group. Time Limit: 1 minute. All competitors must be present at the commencement of this section. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20. Entry $20 682 IMPROVISATION Explanation: Each team enters the stage and draws a topic from a hat. Topics may include locations (E.g. ‘At the beach’), a line of dialogue (E.g. ‘I told you not to’), a situation (E.g. ‘A bank robbery’), or similar. Groups must begin immediately to establish and develop a scene. Groups will be adjudicated on their interaction, particularly their ability to ‘offer’ and ‘accept offers’, imagination and ensemble work. Four people per group. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. A warning bell will be rung at 2 Minutes. First, $80; Second, $40; Third, $20. Entry $20 105


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