LIVE FINAL ROUND
At the completion of the virtual phase, Top Finalists from each age division along with alternates will be notified, and invited to an exclusive, in-person Final Round, held in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Mahaffey Theater. Based on time and physical distancing recommendations, there's a projection of 5-10 Primary Division Finalists, 25-40 Junior Division Finalists, 25-40 Senior Division Finalists.
ALL FINALISTS COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW
A full class including pointe evaluation for Junior and Senior Divisions. (Adjudicated by Jury)
Learn Classical Compulsory Variation
Both Male and Female participants learn a classical variation on property. Variation selection is not made public prior to event. For Female Junior and Senior Divisions, pointe is a requirement.
(Jury not present)
Stage Coaching Session - Classical Compulsory Variation *NEW
Finalists are separated into small groups and have the opportunity to run through the compulsory selection, one by one with master teacher on stage. (Not scored. Jury may, however be present)
Stage Performance Classical Variation No.1 (compulsory selection) *NEW
Finalists are asked to perform the compulsory selection for evaluation before Jury Panel Members.
(Adjudicated by Jury)
Stage Performance Classical Variation No.2 (prepared selection)
Finalists perform their prepared classical variation for evaluation before Jury Panel Members. Variation must be selected from pre-approved Repertoire List. (Adjudicated by Jury)
Stage Performance Contemporary Selection (prepared selection)
Finalists perform their prepared contemporary selection for evaluation before Jury Panel Members. The choreographic selection is the dancers' choice. If a finalist does not have a contemporary selection, they will need to learn the choreography provided by the competition. (Adjudicated by Jury)
Prepared classical variations must be selected from the approved Repertoire List.
Click here to read regulations for pointe work.
Prepared variations are rehearsed during the course of the year in your home town. The compulsory variation is learned collectively during the event.
The variation that qualifies a dancer for final round does not need to be the same variation performed in the live event.
Dancers are responsible for obtaining all rights to their contemporary work. If the piece was created for the participant, this does not apply. If wanting to perform the exact work of George Balanchine, for example, you must contact the Balanchine Foundation for rights. Dancers utilizing the choreographic work provided by the competition, this does not apply.
Regulation time limit for classical/contemporary choreography is 2:30.
No Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, or full Acro choreography allowed. No more than 2 acro elements can be put in contemporary solo work.
If you are not sure whether your choreography will be received well in a ballet competition, feel free to email us.