Singapore Challenge Cup Dance Competition 2020

Rules and Regulations


The objective of the Singapore Challenge Cup is to promote dance culture, and to provide a platform for practice and experience sharing for young dancers and professionals.

Category Format Age Group Duration Limit
Ballet Solo 7 - 9 2.5 minutes
(Classical Ballet, Neo Classical Ballet and Modern Ballet) 10 - 12 2.5 minutes
13 - 15 2.5 minutes
16 - 19 2.5 minutes
20 - 29 2.5 minutes
Duo/Trio 7 - 9 2.5 minutes
10 - 12 2.5 minutes
13 - 15 2.5 minutes
16 - 19 2.5 minutes
20 - 29 2.5 minutes
Ensemble (4 - 8 participants) 7 - 9 4 minutes
10 - 12 4 minutes
13 - 15 4 minutes
16 - 19 4 minutes
20 - 29 4 minutes
Group (9 - 30 participants) 7 - 9 4 minutes
10 - 12 4 minutes
13 - 15 4 minutes
16 - 19 4 minutes
20 - 29 4 minutes
Toddler Solo 4 - 6 2 minutes
(Any style of dance) Duo/Trio 4 - 6 2 minutes
Ensemble (4 - 8 participants) 4 - 6 4 minutes
Group (9 - 30 participants) 4 - 6 4 minutes
Jazz Solo 7 - 9 2.5 minutes
(Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop) 10 - 12 2.5 minutes
13 - 15 2.5 minutes
16 - 19 2.5 minutes
20 - 29 2.5 minutes
Duo/Trio 7 - 9 2.5 minutes
10 - 12 2.5 minutes
13 - 15 2.5 minutes
16 - 19 2.5 minutes
20 - 29 2.5 minutes
Ensemble (4 - 8 participants) 7 - 9 4 minutes
10 - 12 4 minutes
13 - 15 4 minutes
16 - 19 4 minutes
20 - 29 4 minutes
Group (9 - 30 participants) 7 - 9 4 minutes
10 - 12 4 minutes
13 - 15 4 minutes
16 - 19 4 minutes
20 - 29 4 minutes

1. For the ballet competition, contestants performing the different styles of classical ballet, neo classical ballet and modern ballet will compete in the same category.

2. Ballet soloist competitors must present classical ballet repertoires and competitors of age 13 or above must wear pointe shoes and dance en pointe.

3. For the jazz competition, contestants performing the different styles of modern jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop will compete in the same category.

4. If team members are of different ages, the team will compete in the age group according to the age of the eldest member. The age will be calculated as the year of competition, i.e. 2020, minus the year of birth regardless of the month and day.

5. Every contestant must enroll in the appropriate age group otherwise he/she will be disqualified.

6. To encourage participation in a higher age group, each contestant may participate in two entries in two different age groups for Solo or Duo or Trio, e.g. a contestant who is 11 years old may participate In Solo in 10-12 and Trio in 13-15 age group in ballet. Enrolling for 2 pieces of dances in the same age group is strictly prohibited.

7. Contestants who enroll to Solo or Duo or Trio should enroll in their own names while contestants who enroll to Ensemble or Troupe should enroll in the names of the organizations to which they belong.

8. The Organizer reserves the right to combine age groups with less than four entries.

9. Each contestant is not allowed to represented two different organizations in the same age group of ensemble/troupe.

10. The whole performance must be presented on the stage. No jumping off the stage or getting onto the stage from the auditorium is allowed.

11. For the participants' safety, please ensure that all props used during the events are not risky to anyone's health or life.

12. No water, no real fire, no fireworks, no spraying, no powder, no props with sharp edges, no fragile materials (e.g. mirror, glass), no release or holding of hydrogen balloon(s) or any flying objects (e.g. bird, drones) or any other falling fine objects like shredded paper, rice, sand, flower etc., no heavy props and scenery are allowed to be used on-stage. Small and light props may be used but must be removed immediately after the completion of the dance. Use of props must be safe and according to the Notice to the Venue. The Organizer reserves the right to make the final decision.

Application Procedure:

1. Enroll online by clicking on www.singaporechallengecup.com on or before 01 June 2020. Please backup the completed form for your record purpose.

2. Submit the form on-line, and settle the entry fee and the bank service charges of both sides (if necessary). Submission will only be accepted with payment slip uploaded in JPEG format.

3. Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. The organizer will not reserve any competition for potential contestants.

4. Successful enrolments will be confirmed via emails within 10 working days. A "Reference Number" for each enrolment will be provided for subsequent enquiries or follow-ups.

5. The organizer will only accept late entries, when the quota of contestants is not yet exhausted. A surcharge of S$20 per piece per request will be levied. No late entries will be accepted on or after 1 June 2020, i.e. 10 days after the closing date.

6. Any request for change/update of enrolment details (e.g. change of the name of dance) must be sent to the organizer via email on or before closing date with the Reference Number quoted, whereas requests made on or after 01 June 2020, a surcharge of S$20 per entry will be levied. Late requests or requests made through other means will not be accepted.

7. The name of dance should be in English. For names in other languages, please provide an explanation in English. Except for classical ballet repertoires.

8. When the contestant reports for the competition on the organizer has the right to check the identity document of the contestant, such as Identity Card passport, student card, etc., which bears the name, photo and date of birth of the contestants, in order to make sure that the reported contestant is the same person stated in the entry form. Failure to present the identity document may lead to disqualification of the contestant.

9. The contestants will be disqualified should there be false Information filled In the entry forms.

10. The name of contestant printed on the certificate is based on the name in the entry form. If the name printed on the certificate is to be amended after the certificate Is distributed, an extra charge of S$20 per sheet is to be levied.

11. Admission to the auditorium Is only allowed for persons holding tickets for that particular session disregard whether the person Is a contestant. Each ticket admits one only.

Prizes:

The Marking Scheme

➢ Score 85 or above: Gold prize (medal and certificate) will be awarded

➢ Score 80-84: Silver prize (medal and certificate) will be awarded

➢ Score 75- 79: Bronze prize (medal and certificate) will be awarded

➢ Score 65 - 74: #Certificate of Challenger" will be awarded

➢ The Best Performer prize will be awarded in the Ballet and Jazz (Solo/Duo/Trio) category for Junior Division (7-12 of age) and Senior Division (13-29 of age), i.e. a total of 4 prizes. Trophies and certificates will be awarded.

➢ The Outstanding in Ensemble/Troupe prize will be awarded in the Ballet and Jazz category for Junior Division (7-12 of age) and Senior Division (13-29 of age), i.e. a total of 4 prizes. Trophies and certificates will be awarded.

➢ The Best Performer prize will be awarded in Toddler (4-6 of age). A trophy and certificate will be awarded.

➢ The prize award ceremony will be held at the end of each session, all contestants should stay on the stage during the ceremony. The actual duration of each section varies according to the number of participants in that section. The best performer and the Outstanding in Ensemble/Troupe prize will be presented when the competitions of those age groups in the categories are completed.

Adjudicators and assessment criteria:

1. An adjudicator panel will be formed by professional appointed by the Organizer.

2. Awarded scores will be based on artistry (musically, performance, style and creativity) and technique (structure, theme, movement and co-operation).

3. The results concluded by the Adjudicators are final.

4. The lyric of the music must not express any vulgar or violent content. The content of the dana must not contain violent issues including but not limited to gun-shooting, killing, suicide or imitations of such actions, and indecent or obscene movements, The Organizer will stop the competition immidiately and the contestants will be disqualified when such situation arises.

5. The commencement of the presented piece will be timed as the moment at which the music starts or the contestant start performing on the stage whichever the earlier. The completion of the presented piece will be timed as the moment at which the music ends or the contestant stops moving on the stage (not including the curtsey) whichever the later.

6. The length of the piece of music should not exceed the maximum limit for the respective category. 0.5 mark will be deducted from the awarded score for the first excessive 10 seconds and another 0.5 mark for the subsequent 10 seconds (or a fraction of the 10 seconds) and so on. For the length of dance/duration limit , please refer to the table of Categories, Age Groups and Time Limit.

7. The maximum number of contestants In troupe is 30, 0.5 mark will be deducted from the awarded score for each excessive contestant and so on.

Music:

1. Music of every dance pieces (entry) should be submitted in mp3 format recorded individually by email one month before the start of competition; otherwise the contestant(s) Will be disqualified, Music of dance submitted on the competition day Will not be accepted. The Organizer will use the music submitted during the period mentioned above only.

2. Live music companionship Is not accepted.

3. The contestants are responsible for all copy-right issues related to the use of the music.

Photography and Video Recording:

1. No photography and video recording Is allowed without the official permission from the Organizer. The offenders will be expelled from the competition venue when necessary and recorded images must be deleted.

2. Photographs of the contestant's piece of dance will bet stored In a use drive for each team (I.e. each entry code) and will be given to the teachers/contact persons/contestants on the competition day;. The teachers/contact persons will be Informed by emails later to download the video clips.

Others :

1. Rehearsals or placing on stage will not be provided.

2. The Organizer reserves the right to change the schedule of competition in case of emergency. Announcements of new schedule will be made through the official Facebook or website.

3. The Organizer reserves the right to change the rules and regulations.

4. Enquires: Please contact the Secretariat of Singapore Challenge Cup Dance Competition.

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