ADC|IBC offers a unique fusion of the historic ballet competitions such as, Varna, Prix de Lausanne, NY IBC & USA IBC, while maintaining accessibility for the pre-professional student. Our event structure is designed for the professionally driven student. We aim to educate and provide the necessary experiences for our students to grow in knowledge and strength to enter professional companies
All competitive rounds are packed tight into a 5 - 6 day event rather than over the course of several weeks, thus making it accessible to students. Focus is not on elimination, but rather earning the highest score, by remaining in the competition to its entirety.
Round 1 takes place in the spacious ballrooms of our host hotel. Professional grade 60' x 45' foot sprung floors are specifically brought in for the event. All spaces are equipped with marley surface floors. Dance space is equivalent to stage size with ample space around the dance floor to wait and prepare.
ALL AGE DIVISIONS COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW
A full class at discretion of ADC | IBC with Jury Panel Members Present for evaluation. (not en pointe)
Learn Classical Compulsory Variation
Both Male and Female participants learn a classical variation gender appropriate. Variation selection is not revealed until start of event. For Female JR & SR Divisions, pointe is a requirement.
(Jury not present)
Learn Contemporary Compulsory Selection
Male and Female, all age divisions, learn a contemporary selection between approximately 45 seconds in length. (Jury not present)
Final Round I Evaluation
Once all selections have been taught, participants are asked to perform the selections for evaluation before Jury Panel Members. Females will be evaluated in groups of 3 -4 students. Males are typically evaluated one at a time.
HOW IS THE ROUND I SCORE FIGURED IN OVERALL?
Here's the Breakdown:
Each Panel Member allocates a score per combination/element seen.
Barre - not scored (warm-up only)
Center - Scored in Adagio, Tendu/Pirroutte, Petite Allegro, Moderate and/or Grande Allegro (slight changes may occur based on current panel or master instructors)
Compulsory Classical Variation - Scored
Compulsory Contemporary Choreography - Scored
After the Jury Panel has seen/scored all requirements, an average of all individual scores will be rendered.
This averaged, single Round 1 Score, for example '89', will then be averaged into ALL of the participants' solos in Round II. You will notice Round I Score at Top of all score sheets. This round is NOT an elimination round; it is 1/3 of the Individuals overall score. At the end of the Round, the dancers will be ranked per age division, so that progress can be monitored through the event
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WHY ROUND ONE IS IMPORTANT
First Opportunity for the Jury to become acquainted with the participants. Your displayed work ethic, ability to learn quickly, and overall impression will remain with the Jury for the subsequent round.
The score affects your final outcome in the competition.
It neutralizes the competition, so no individual has any sort of advantage.
Specific achievements from this round are awarded.
Scholarships are being pre-selected.
Jury gets a clear picture of talent level from the audition format.