Dance Section

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The Dance section provides for a variety of dance styles, ranging from acrobatics, classical ballet, modern dance, hip-hop, belly dancing to full dance productions. There is no limit to the number of dancers that can participate in a item and includes solo dances, duos, trios, up to large groups for all age groups starting with the pre-school section (5 years and younger).

DANCE SECTION: RULES AND REGULATIONS

AGE

In order to be aligned with the educational policy and an outcomes-based approach to education, learners are to be entered according to school grades, and not age.

MUSIC

  • The choice of music should be appropriate to suit the genre, relevant to the age group and should receive careful attention, especially where lyrics are involved. Foul or abusive language is not acceptable.

TIME ALLOCATION

  • Participants and teachers are reminded that dances that are too long could lose their impact, while dances that are too short can leave the onlooker (adjudicator) surprised and wishing for more (or puzzled – not having had enough to understand the meaning!)

COSTUMES

  • Costumes are not prescribed by the NEA and are by no means rigid, BUT not studio attire with or without logo may be worn on stage (No studio uniform). (The names of studios are also not printed on the adjudicator’s documentation).
  • Any suitable costume may be worn that suits both the dancer and compliments the dance and music.
  • Poor judgement in the choice of costume and grooming will inevitably impact on the overall effect of a dance. (In wearing an unsuitable costume, a participant is penalizing her/himself.) 

Important: A higher fee is charged for HARD COPY entries! Why not register and enter online?

To access the complete  Part 8: Dance Section  extract from Prospectus 2020 – 2021, login to the secure NESA Online Entry platform. If not registered yet, you will be able to do so now. Login HERE