how do i get a place in a Eisteddfod tEAM?
Admittance to our Eisteddfod Teams is by invitation or audition only.
Due to the high expectations of our eisteddfod team members, limited places will be offered. Current team members will not automatically be placed in performance dance classes. All current and new students will be required to attend an audition. If not placed in a eisteddfod dance class, children will attend one of the technique dance classes.
are there any compulsory classes?
& ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
*All team members must attend a weekly ballet class. All elite dance students must attend the corresponding technique class for their genre (e.g. all 12's elite jazz students must attend intermediate jazz). All Music Theatre/Song & Dance members must also attend a weekly jazz technique class.
*Ballet can be done in either a RAD exam class (2-3 classes per week) or casual RAD class (1 class per week - no exam). 15's/opens Music Theatre/Song & Dance team members do not have to attend ballet but must attend at least one technique class per week in either jazz or lyrical.
Any student who misses more than 1 eisteddfod class/rehearsal per term for reasons other than illness or school commitments may be removed from part or all of eisteddfod routines. 100% commitment to eisteddfod classes is imperative.
Is there a uniform?
All team members are required to purchase an “Eisteddfod Team Pack” that includes a bag, tracksuit, class uniform and ballet leotard or singlet for the boys.
The class uniform MUST be worn in all eisteddfod team classes and ballet.
Some costumes are based on a hire system although most costumes must be purchased.
WHAT performance STYLES are there?
SONG AND DANCE/MUSIC THEATRE: 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under, 18 and Under/Opens.
JAZZ: 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under.
LYRICAL: 10 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under.
TAP: 10 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under.
ACRO: 10 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under, 18 and Under/Opens.
These groups may or may not be entered into eisteddfods.
All team members must compete with their age group. Team members cannot be part of more than 2 age groups unless placed in specialty items.
Specialty items that are not rehearsed in class times will incur a rehearsal fee of $5 per class.
do i have to attend all performance TEAM cOMPETITIONS?
Team members and their guardian will be asked to sign a contract committing to the year’s competitions. If any team member cannot compete at certain competitions, notice will need to be given at the commencement of Term 1.
where does the eisteddfod team compete?
Competition dates can be found on our calendar.