Competitions & Examinations
In 2024 EK Dance Academy will again, subject to any government restrictions due to Covid-19, be entering students into Onstage Performing Arts Dancing Competitions (in April only) should there be enough interest. These competitions give students a chance to perform in front of an audience at various times throughout the year and also help your children improve as they compete against many other performers in their age group.
Competitions are run in the April, July and September school holidays over both weeks. We plan to take part in the April competitions, and depending on the level of interest, decide on the others. Participation in competitions is not compulsory. All students have an opportunity to enter, however, please note that rehearsals for the April competition will be held on various days during Term 1 (dates and times will be confirmed early in 2024). Students who wish to take part in competitions must be available at the times specified. No other classes will be scheduled for competition practice, if dates and times do not suit. Competition students must also take part in the Saturday Strength and Conditioning class in term 1.
Students are only permitted to perform a competition in a style of dance that they have experience in. Please let me know if you would like to be involved in competitions and in what styles of dance, by Wednesday 13th December 2023. This will give me a chance to sort out rehearsal schedules and music and plan for developing the choreography for each dance. Competitions can be danced as solos, duos, trios and troupes and cater for many dance styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Neo-Classical, Slow Modern and Song and Dance.
EK Dance Academy will be participating in the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Exams and the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams in 2024. All exam participants need to be invited by me to take part. Participation in examinations is based on the ability of the dancer. If you wish your child to be considered for an exam, please indicate your interest on the enrolment form and I will provide more information as the year progresses.
Please Note: Students aged 8yrs and upwards will not be permitted to do a Jazz and Tap exam unless they participate in a ballet class, as this is the foundation for all dancing styles.