2017 Winners

We applaud all contestants and their instructors on their hard work and beautiful presentations, and congratulate the following Global Dance Challenge 2017 winners on their accomplishments!

Category Awards & Medals

Category A (training over 20 hours)

Category B - Novice Ballet

Category C - Open Category

Outstanding Performance Awards

Competition

Competition Dates:

January 31st, 2017 - February 4th, 2017

Venue:

The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Address: 777 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Registration Deadline:

January 6th, 2017

Entrance Qualification:

Interested in competing for the Global Dance Challenge Awards? Check the competition eligibility criteria below.

Am I Eligible To Enter?

The Global Dance Challenge is open to pre-professional dancers and students from all around the world ages 6-19, of all economic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds.

Candidates pay a set fee for a unique week-long creative experience inclusive of competing and coaching from world-renowned master teachers and choreographers. Additional packages are available for full room and board as well as for travel packages and excursions.

Rules & Regulations

Participants may enter the competition in the following categories:

Classical Ballet, Neoclassical Ballet and Contemporary Ballet (On Pointe)

Candidates will then be divided into Category A and Category B depending on the number of hours per week that the dancer trains. If the candidate trains for more than 20 hours a week, they should enter in Category A, otherwise they should enter in Category B.

Types

- Neoclassical Ballet welcomes original choreography or most creations of the late 20th or 21st century. For example, A W. Forsythe or J. Kylian style choreography would be considered neoclassical. Balanchine choreography is not allowed.

- Classical Ballet Solo should be choreographed in the style of 18th to 20th century. Dancers in the A-1 JUNIOR BALLET and B-1 JUNIOR BALLET may present a classical variation or a piece of original choreography utilizing classical technique.

- Contemporary Ballet Solo (on pointe) for females should be original choreography set with contemporary movement but executed on pointe. If the solos are not on pointe, the participant should be placed in the Open Category.

- All competitors in A-1 JUNIOR BALLET and A-2 SENIOR BALLET competing in the Ballet Solo category must prepare two variations in classical, neoclassical or contemporary ballet; one in the Semi-Finals round and an alternate one in the Final round of the competition.

- All competitors in B-1 JUNIOR BALLET and B-2 SENIOR BALLET competing in the Ballet Solo category have the option of bringing one or two solos in classical or neoclassical or contemporary ballet to be performed; one in the Semi- Finals round and the same or alternate in the Final round of the competition.

- A-2 SENIOR BALLET and B-2 SENIOR BALLET may choose from the list of example classical variations below or a piece of original choreography utilizing classical technique.

See Examples for variations on classical variations.

For those who train over 20 hours but cannot qualify for Category A-1 due to age discrepancies, GDC reserves the right to make exceptions based on letter of reference(s) from school of training and/or instructor with brief summary of dance experiences of the competitor.

Open Category

Open Category welcomes Contemporary (no pointe shoes allowed), Jazz, and Chinese Dance. It is important that the choreography is suited to the candidate’s age and capability. Original choreographic creations for GDC are very much appreciated!

Sub-Categories:

  1. Contemporary (must not be on pointe)
  2. Chinese Dance*
  3. Jazz

Types

  • Solo
  • Duet
  • Group (3 -6 dancers)
  • Ensemble (7+ dancers)

- All competitors in C-1 OPEN or C-2 OPEN category have the option of bringing one or two pieces to be performed; one in the Semi- Finals round and the same or alternate in the Final round of the competition.

- *Note: The Chinese Dance sub-category includes Chinese traditional and Chinese minzu dances

GDC reserves the right to designate the correct category of the participants’ entry. You must reserve all rights to the music and choreography for your performance. GDC is not liable for any fees or claims against usage.

Time Limitations

Scoring

The scoring system is evaluated on a 100-point system.
Points will be given in the following areas:

The mark given for each participant is the average of scores given by all judges - usually three to five of them from different backgrounds. In addition to providing a numerical score to each participant, judges may offer comments on the score sheet, to help guide participants.

Music

Awards & Scholarships

Global Dance Challenge Awards

Ballet

Open

Special Mentions

Awards Policy:

Prizes & Scholarships

Total Prize and Scholarship Amount: $75,000 CAD

Agenda

GALA Program:

Intermission

Master Class Instructors: