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Royal South Street Competitions

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2017 COMPETITIONS Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 28 April CommBank Calisthenics Competition Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 14 April Herald Sun Aria Competition Closes strictly 5.00 pm Friday 2 June 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 information contained in this Schedule was current as 13 MARCH 2017. 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 Guidebooks prior to the commencement of the competition in 2017.

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 A.C.N. 004 058 020

Ballarat A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honourable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. Mr. Don Kinsey, AM. OFFICE-BEARERS 2016 – 2017 Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Secretary: Sheree Chevalier Board of Directors Ben Brown Mary-Rose McLaren Sheree Chevalier Michael Porter Dr. Anthony Cole Georgia Yanner Ron Harrington OAM Peter Zala Lloyd Harvey (ex-officio) Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mr. R. Matthews Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. B. McInnis Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mr. D. McMillan Mr. E.T. Lewis Mr. P.C. Nicholson

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Table of Contents Page

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Entry closing dates

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Office bearers

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat All advertisements are hyperlinked to the provider’s website.

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General Conditions of Competition

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Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules Debating Challenge Cup Speech and Drama City of Ballarat Choral Contest Contemporary Vocal Classical Vocal Herald Sun Aria Pianoforte Chopin Instrumental Solos Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands & Strings Energetiks Dance Competition CommBank Calisthenics Competition

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Royal South Street Competitions TENTATIVE TIMETABLE 2017 DATES, TIMES AND VENUES WILL BE CONFIRMED ON OUR WEBSITE AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

ACU Debating Challenge Cup – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August Celebrating Chopin – Sunday 6th August Pianoforte – Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th August Speech & Drama – Thursday 10th – Friday 18th August (excl. Sunday 13th) Victorian Band’s Championship – Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-final – Monday 21st August Contemporary Vocal – Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th August City of Ballarat Choral Competition – Sunday 27th – Tuesday 29th August Classical Vocal – Wednesday 30th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final – Monday 28th August Instrumental Solos – Friday 1st & Sunday 3rd September Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings – Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd & Monday 4th - Saturday 9th September Oxygen College Mi Sound – Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th September Herald Sun Aria – Friday 15th – Saturday 16th September Herald Sun Aria Grand final – Wednesday 25th October Energetiks Dance Competition – Monday 18th September – Saturday 7th October Commbank Calisthenics Competition – Sunday 8th October – Saturday 4th November

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.

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers that who 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 Competition Schedule pages 6 - 21 and click on their ad to link directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking. There are many that offer our competitors large spaces for rehearsal included as part of your stay, so please make sure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of our competitions. For the first time this year we are pleased to introduce a rehearsal room directory, useful if you are in need of additional space. We encourage you to research and explore all the businesses that advertise with us and discover what each one has to offer you. Maybe 2017 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.                

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Ballarat Accommodation Guide Ballarat Luxury Accommodation – Phil & May’s Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (Rehearsal Space) Big 4 Windmill Holiday Park Craig’s Royal Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Hilgar of Ballarat Quality Inn Heritage Quest Ballarat Mercure RACV Goldfield Resort Seymours The George The Western Twelve Errard

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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 Competition Schedule. To the extent of any inconsistency Special Conditions will take precedence over General Conditions. ‘The Board’ refers to The Royal South Street Society board of Directors. 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 a high volume of entries are received.

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 the Special Conditions.

1.3

ONE ENTRY - Only one entry is allowed from each competitor in each section, unless stated otherwise in the 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 to enter.

2.

ENTRIES

2.1

AGE LIMIT – Herald Sun Aria – Competitors must be at least 17 and not over 35 years on 31 December of the current year. Calisthenic Sections – The competitors age on 31 December of the current year. Dance Sections – The competitors age on 31st December of the preceding year All Other Sections - The competitor's age on 1 January 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 28 April. Calisthenics entries to be lodged before Friday 14 April. Herald Sun Aria entries to be lodged before Friday 2 June. All entries must comply with the general competition rules at the time of entry. A confirmation will be generated for the competitor and 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 stardom entry system.

2.3

LATE ENTRIES will NOT be accepted past the due date for the 2017 competitions. Due to Royal South Street Society using an ONLINE competition entry system, we are unable to process or receive entries after the due date. Exceptional circumstances in writing 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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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. 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 Schedule. 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.

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 board reserves the right to refuse any entry.

2.8

MINIMUM/MAXIMUM - The board 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 held by the school representative. A separate list for each item must be supplied to comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

2.10

COMPETITION ENTRY DISCLAIMERS

a)

COPYRIGHT – I/we declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. I/we certify that if I/we will be performing in the Royal South Street competitions from a printed copy, it will be either an original published edition; a photocopy, transcription or arrangement that is accompanied by written authorisation from the copyright owner authorising that photocopy, transcription or arrangement; or an original published edition where both the work and edition are out of copyright (in the public domain). I/we recognise failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures outlined on our website as well as information supplied to competitors prior to the commencement of our competition - will result in the competitor being unable to compete.

b)

RISK – I/we recognise that the Royal South Street Society is insured for public liability which does not comprehensively cover injury to performers, and that individuals or schools must ensure that they are adequately covered whilst performing in these competitions or otherwise enter at their own risk.

c)

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING – I/we acknowledge the Royal South Street Eisteddfod reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, live stream, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the eisteddfod without notification. Any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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promotional purposes, including competition results, photos via electronic and printed media at our discretion but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any participants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any participants so featured. I/we agree to Royal South Street appointing official photographers and videographers to record/photograph/ live stream any/all of my/group performance during the competition these photographs and videos can be retained, broadcast, telecast by Royal South Street for marketing, publicity and archival purposes, by submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission for this. Copies of photographs and videos will be made available to competitors/groups to purchase through the officially appointed photographers. If for any reason you do not wish to have your individual/group performance photographed or recorded it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. Individuals/ teams may only be exempt from live streaming in the case of exceptional circumstances such as legal issues it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. This email must be sent to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au and include the date, section number and performance number of the item. d

PERSONAL DETAILS (eg. Name, locality, and age category of sections) are published in the “Guidebook” and competitors should be aware that such details may be used by media outlets. Any further information concerning a competitor will not be provided to anyone without the competitor’s express permission.

e)

CONDITIONS – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that I/we have read and agree to abide by the “General Conditions of Competition”, and where relevant Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules” and “Special Conditions of Competition”. Competitors/guardians acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may result in disqualification, the withholding of prizes, and a future bar in competition. The decision of the Board or relevant discipline committees in all questions or disputes arising out of or not provided for, by these rules and regulations will be final. All entries are received according to this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the eisteddfod is based; accordingly no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.

f)

MEDICATION – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that it is the responsibility of individual competitors who require medication to ensure that they carry it with them at all times and have it side stage in the event they should require it. It is the individual competitor’s responsibility to have a responsible person present to administer the medication in case of an emergency.

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ADJUDICATORS

3.1

ASSISTANTS - The board 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 - Any unwarranted communication with the adjudicators, either by competitors, teachers, parents or other interested parties during the competitions is prohibited. Prohibited contact includes verbal, email, SMS or social mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Internet, Blogs or through any third party. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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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 where critiques will be available at the end of the division and will only be given to coaches.

3.5

PRIZE - The adjudicator has the right to withhold any prize. When awarding an Honourable Mention or Highly Commended these achievements are to be considered fourth and Fifth place respectively.

3.6

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

4.

COMPETITORS' OBLIGATIONS

4.1

COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to the relevant competition page on the Royal South Street website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/. The APRA AMCOS Copyright Declaration Forms can be found and downloaded from these pages. In order to compete at the Royal South Street Competitions, competitors must declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. The Royal South Street Society holds an APRA AMCOS & PPCA licence. Failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures will result in the competitor being unable to compete. Refer General Rule 2.10, A.

4.2

INSURANCE - The board requires all competitors to be responsible for insuring themselves or group/troupe members etc., against personal injury arising out of participation in the competitions. Refer General Rule 2.10, B.

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 board 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 board 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 board, fellow competitors, adjudicators and patrons.

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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. Entrants in the Freemason Festival of Bands & Strings and The City of Ballarat Choral Contest will receive written advice as to when they must register, attend the warm up room, and be present in the Green Room. Please allow time for transport delays and 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 Semi Final 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. CAMERAS, TAPE RECORDERS, VIDEOS, PAGERS AND MOBILE DEVICES. - The use of these by members of the audience during the competitions is strictly prohibited during items or when stage lights are down. Pagers and phones must be turned to silent while in the auditorium. Offenders may be removed from the auditorium and recording destroyed. Performances are copyright. Performances may be recorded by N.L. Harvey & Sons by arrangement on (03) 5331 2742 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 performance. Privacy and legal consent must be respected at all times.

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5.3

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 see ACF rules 1.6.

5.4

STAGE - The performing area of the Her Majesty’s Theatre 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, exploding device (eg party poppers), 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.” 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.

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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).

5.8

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

5.9

Volunteer event staff 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. SIDE STAGE – Side stage is off limits to any unessential personal, this includes parents, family members and friends. Only performers, teachers/ coaches and those required to complete a task at the time will be allowed side stage.

5.10

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 use a different scoring method.

6.4

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 board or adjudicator.

6.7

HM & HC – Honourable Mention and Highly Commended are considered Fourth and Fifth Place Respectively.

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RIGHTS OF BOARD

7.1

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

7.2

RECORDING - Refer General Rule 2.10, C.

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” as specified on the Competition pages of the RSSS website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/ 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. 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.

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. Calisthenics: See safety requirement ACF Rules 1.1.k viii & ix.

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 cannot 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.

2.5

All other costumes and props must enter and leave the theatre via the rear stage door or Unicorn Lane. Access of these items through the main foyer will be refused.

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2.6

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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ENERGETIKS DANCE COMPETITION VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicators: Yet to be determined SECTION CHAIR: Karen George Sub Committee: Dr Anthony Cole, Ray Pezzutti, Kerryn Gledhill, Sharon Richardson & Ben Brown

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. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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MICHELLE SLATER-COYNE PERPETUAL TROPHY For Song and Tap Troupe section 976. 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 31st of December of the preceding 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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No curtain for Novice sections including Novice Character or Novice Demi-Character solos. Mid curtain may only be used for group work. Scrim curtain may only be used for group work

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 or their order within a division, 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. Competitors must be aware of copyright responsibilities. The Royal South Street Eisteddfod is in no way responsible for personal breach of copyright. If in doubt, APRA AMCOS may be contacted directly. MUSICIANS. Please note the piano is no longer available

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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 can provide a small table, chair, 3 boxes (90cm x 60cm x 31cm high), steps are no longer available, and a ballet barrè 1.8 metres long. Scenery/backdrops 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, backdrops 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 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. The stage must not be sprayed with any paint, lacquer, glue or similar. Glass or ceramic items are not allowed on stage.

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9.1 REHEARSALS. No practice is allowed on stage during the dance competitions, except for Championship sections, subject to prior arrangements. 9.2

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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. 10.4 Once a performance has commenced and the music is faulty or ceases to play the dancer must continue. At the discretion of the Stage Manager, the performance may be repeated for critique only. 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 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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11.10 Novice – a competitor who at the time of entry has never won a 1 st, 2nd or 3rd prize in any solo event, in any age group at any competition anywhere. A novice may enter the Classical and/or the Theatrical section and one only other Section within the age group. The ‘novice dance’ cannot be repeated in another section. If a competitor appears in a novice section, they must not compete in the same style in the open section equivalent. (eg – Novice Classical entered, must enter in either a Demi Character or Modern solo open section) A student considering entering a Championship section, must not enter a novice section with a same style of dance (eg Classicial Championship entered – cannot perform a Classical solo in a classical novice section) 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 may also be submitted on the same device as the PowerPoint presentation; CD, DVD or USB; but must be checked by a theatre technician during a pre booked plotting session. In addition, a separate copy of the music must be provided as a backup. 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 14.1

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MUSIC PLAYER A CD player operator will be provided for you. CDs must be named on correct side, and handed to the operator before the performance. It is recommended that there be only 1 track per CD. Multiple CDs cannot be played for one performance item. Back up music may be on CD or USB, but not a digital music device or smart phone. Music recordings must be made with a good quality program on good quality CDs, preferably using wav, mp2, or mp3 file formats. iPods and similar devices cannot be used. 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). TIME LIMITS 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8

Performance time is taken from the start of correct music or movement of the competitor (whichever occurs first) until the competitor stops dancing, leaves the stage or the curtain falls (whichever occurs first). Timing does not include the reverence or tag. Novice solos – 2.5 minutes maximum Tap solo, duo and trio - 2.5 minutes maximum. All other dance styles - solo, duo and trio - 3 minutes maximum. Song and Dance, Song and Tap - solo, duo, trio - 4 minutes maximum. Special Tap Solo - Championships (390, 391, 394, 395) - 4 minutes maximum. Troupes and Groups - all styles - 5 minutes maximum. 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.

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 competition page http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/dance/ and act where relevant. 16.8 DRESSING ROOMS. Competitors must change in their designated dressing room; no public area is to be used for changing.

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SECTIONS NOVICE NOVICE SECTIONS: A novice dancer must NOT have won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize at any competition anywhere. A novice dancer may choose to enter in the Classical and/or Theatrical novice sections 300 – 305. The dancer may enter one other ‘OPEN’ section within the age group. Refer rule 11.10. A novice dance can not be repeated in any other section. If a competitor appears in a novice section they must not compete in that same style in the open section equivalent. Refer rule 11.10. 300 Novice Classical Solo 6 Years to Under 8 May be Classical, Demi Character or Modern First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 301 Novice Theatrical Solo 6 Years to Under 8 May be Jazz, Tap, Song and Tap or Song and Dance First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 302 Novice Classical Solo 8 Years to Under 10 May be Classical, Demi Character or Modern First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 303 Novice Theatrical Solo 8 Years to Under 10 May be Jazz, Tap, Song and Tap or Song and Dance First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 304 Novice Classical Solo 10 Years to Under 12 May be Classical, Demi Character or Modern First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 305 Novice Theatrical Solo 10 Years to Under 12 May be Jazz, Tap, Song and Tap or Song and Dance First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

UNDER 6 YEARS 315 Tap Solo Under 6 Years First $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 317 Song and Dance/Tap Solo Under 6 Years First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 318 Solo Under 6 Years May be Classical, Demi-Character, Modern, Jazz or Musical Comedy. First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18

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6 YEARS TO UNDER 8 320 Classical Ballet Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 321 Demi-Character Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third Medals. Entry $18 322 Modern Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 324 Jazz Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 325 Tap Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 326 Song & Tap Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 327 Song & Dance Solo 6 Years to Under 8 First, $15 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $18 8 YEARS TO UNDER 10 330 Classical Ballet Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, Second & Third: Trophies. Entry $20 331 Demi-Character Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 332 Modern Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 334 Jazz Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 335 Tap Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 336 Song & Tap Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 337 Song & Dance Solo 8 Years to Under 10 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

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10 YEARS AND UNDER 12 340 Classical Ballet Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, Second, Third: Trophies. Entry $20 341 Demi-Character Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 342 Modern Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 344 Jazz Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 345 Tap Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 346 Song & Tap Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 347 Song & Dance Solo 10 Years and Under 12 First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

12 YEARS TO UNDER 14 350 Classical Ballet Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, Second, Third: Trophies. Entry $20 351 Demi-Character Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 352 Neo-Classical Solo 12 Years to Under 14 A dancer may enter 352 AND 352.1 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 352.1 Contemporary Solo 12 Years to Under 14 A dancer may enter 352 AND 352.1. First, $25 & trophy; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 Trophy for First gift of Sutton family, all divisions 354 Jazz Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 355 Tap Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 356 Song & Tap Solo 12 Years to Under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 357 Song & Dance Solo 12 Years to under 14 First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

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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 $22 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 $22 362 Neo-Classical Solo 14 Years to Under 16 A dancer may enter 362 AND 362.1. First, $30; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 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 $22 364 Jazz Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 365 Tap Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 366 Song & Tap Solo 14 Years to Under 16 First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 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 $22 The overall winner will receive the Marquis Family Perpetual Trophy.

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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 $23 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 $23 372 Neo-Classical Solo 16 Years and Over A dancer may enter 372 and/or 372.1 First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 372.1 Contemporary Solo 16 Years and Over A dancer may enter 372 and/or 372.1 First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 374 Jazz Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

375 Tap Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 376 Song & Tap Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 377 Song & Dance Solo 16 Years and Over First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 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 $21 448 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 $21 470 Classical Ballet Duo or Trio Open May be a Classical or Demi-Character or Modern dance. First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 478 Theatrical Duo or Trio Open May be a Jazz or Tap or Song & Tap or Song & Dance. First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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CHAMPIONSHIP & SPECIALITY ITEMS 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. First, $60; Second, $40; Third $20. The winner will also receive a trophy donated by the Dance School of Distinction Ballarat. Entry $27 390 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. 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 $27 381 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. First, $200; Second, $70 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. Winner will also receive a trophy donated by Anita Coutts School of Dancing. Entry $32 391 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. 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 $32 392 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 and (b) Song and Dance (no tapping) or Jazz (as defined in 11.8).. 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 $37 394 Advanced Tap Championship Solo 14 to Under 16 Years Competitors should perform in at least two other solo sections; one of which must be a Tap solo; during this competition, and not repeat the dances of the other sections. This dance shall incorporate slow, and speed tapping without leaving the stage. First, $150 & the June Plater Cup; Second, $70 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. Entry $30 395 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. First, $200; Second, $70 & Medal; Third, $50 & Medal. The winner will also receive the Palmer Perpetual Trophy. Entry $30

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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. First $100 & Trophy; Second, $50 & Medal; Third, $25 & Medal. Entry $30 384 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. First, $1000; 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. Entry $44

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GROUPS & TROUPES UNDER 8 YEARS 920 Classical Group Under 8 Years May be Classical, Demi-Character or Modern dance. First, $50; Second, $35; Third $15. Entry $29 928 Theatrical Troupe Under 8 Years May be Tap, Jazz, Song & Tap/Dance. First, $50; Second, $35; Third $15. Entry $29 UNDER 10 YEARS 930 Classical Group Under 10 Years May be Classical or Demi-Character First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $29 932 Modern Group Under 10 Years First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $29 938 Theatrical Troupe Under 10 Years May be Tap, Song & Tap or Song & Dance. First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $29 934 Jazz Troupe Under 10 Years First, $60; Second, $35; Third, $15. Entry $29 UNDER 13 YEARS 940 Classical Ballet Group Under 13 Years The winner will also receive the Lily Piper Perpetual Trophy. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $32 942 Modern Group Under 13 Years First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $32 944 Jazz Troupe Under 13 Years First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $32 945 Tap Troupe Under 13 Years First, $75; Second, $50, Third, $40. Entry $32 946 Song & Tap Troupe Under 13 Years First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $32 947 Song & Dance Troupe Under 13 Years First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $40. Entry $32

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UNDER 17 YEARS 960 Classical Ballet Group Under 17 Years First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $34 962 Modern Group Under 17 Years First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $34 962.1 Contemporary Group Under 17 Years For Contemporary style only. First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $34 964 Jazz Troupe Under 17 Years First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $34 965 Tap Troupe Under 17 Years First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $34 966 Song & Tap Troupe Under 17 Years First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $34 967 Song & Dance Troupe Under 17 Years First, $90; Second, $60; Third, $50. Entry $34

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OPEN 970 Classical Ballet Group Open First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 972 Modern Group Open May be any Modern style except Contemporary First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 972.1 Contemporary Group Open For Contemporary style only First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 974 Jazz Troupe Open First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 975 Tap Troupe Open First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 976 Song & Tap Troupe Open . First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 977 Song & Dance Troupe Open First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 978 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. First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34 Prize money for this section is kindly donated by BLOC Music Theatre Inc. 979 Hip Hop/Funk Troupe Open First, $100; Second, $70; Third, $60. Entry $34

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