This Awards Day is run by the RAD South East of England and has been set up to provide RAD students, based in the South East region and aged 7-17 years, an opportunity to take part in a fun, open level ballet class and compete for a place at the Awards Day final.
2020 South East Centenary Awards Final: Part of the Royal Academy of Dance Centenary celebrations.We are proud to announce that the Final of the 2020 South East Centenary Awards is one of '100 events in 100 places' to celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Academy of Dance. To find out more about the Academy's celebrations, please visit https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/rad100/
The Awards take place in two parts;
1. Firstly, students must take part in a county heat where they will be adjudicated based on criteria set out by the Royal Academy of Dance. The adjudicator at all the heats will be Darren Parish PDTD, DPBMN, RAD RTS.
2. Approximately 6-8 finalists will then be selected from each class at each county heat to attend the Final in London at RAD Headquarters, where a winner from each class will be decided. Darren Parish will be teaching the classes at the Final and two prestigious judges will adjudicate to select the winners.
Candidates will be judged throughout the class on their ability to demonstrate the following three elements in their work:
Technique - Incorporating co-ordination, alignment, use of space, line through the body, secure stretched leg extensions, elevation with controlled landings, articulated footwork
Musicality - Incorporating correct timing, rhythmical accuracy, and response to phrasing, dynamics and atmosphere
Performance - Incorporating expression and communication
There are some very exciting prizes on offer - including a special Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition package, which will include tickets for each of the four winners + 1 guest to the Final (which will take place on 5 September on the main stage at the Royal Opera House), as well as 1 ticket for the winners RAD teacher too. There will also be a number of runner-up prizes and certificates of participation for every candidate at each of the heats.
The Final will be held on Sunday 17th May 2020.
All candidates must be available for both their County heat and the Final.
Candidates must be entered by their Registered RAD Teacher.
Booking opens on Saturday 1st June at 12:00.
Booking closes on Friday 29th November at 12:00.
Class A - 7-17 years old. Must have passed RAD Primary in Dance, but not yet passed Grade 1 (as of 1 September 2019).
Class B - 8-17 years old. Must have passed RAD Grade 1, but not yet passed Grade 3 (as of 1 September 2019).
Class C - 8-17 years old. Must have passed RAD Grade 3, but not yet passed Grade 5 or any Vocational Exam (as of 1 September 2019).
Class D - 8-17 years old. Must have passed Grade 5, but not yet passed Intermediate (as of 1 September 2019).
Total fees are payable in advance. Refunds will not be available for unattended classes.
Awards Day 2020 is only for RAD teachers and RAD students in the South East Region.
Students must be entered in the county where they attend classes. E.g. If a student lives in Hampshire but attends classes in Surrey, they must be entered in the Surrey heat.
No Character or Pointe work will be done in any of the county heats or final.
RAD recommended uniform must be worn – plain classical style leotard (no crossover straps or lace inserts). Soft ballet shoes (soft pointe shoes are not permitted). Hair groomed neat and tidy in a classical style.
All students will receive a certificate of participation.
Confirmation and Registration.
Confirmation of place(s) will be emailed to the teacher as soon as possible after the closing date
Places are limited and allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.
If you have any queries, please contact your:
RAD RAC representative, Penny Parks - 0208 660 2127 | cGVubnlwYXJrcyB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t
RAD Regioanl Manager, South East Region, Sue Morice-Jones - 01634 305573 | c21vcmljZWpvbmVzIHwgcmFkICEgb3JnICEgdWs=