See below for info on ages, standards & styles

Ages

  • 5 and under
  • 6 and Under
  • 8 and Under
  • 10 and Under
  • 12 and Under
  • 14 and Under
  • 16 and Under
  • Open age

Standards

ALL STYLES, SECTIONS AND STANDARDS ARE STRICTLY SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY ONLY.
ALL CATEGORIES MAY BE MERGED AT ANY TIME.

My first eisteddfod

This is for Under 5’s only. Teacher is allowed to dance with them from the audience. Every student in this category gets a trophy:)

Upcoming

We hate the name ‘specialty restricted’, it sounds like a disability. We call this section Upcoming as we believe this to be the section for dancers who are in training, and the best place to train is on the stage. Students should be entered into this category under the director of their Dance Studios instruction. It is for students who haven’t competed in many eisteddfods and who are still working on their technique and performance skills. It is for students who have perhaps started later than their peers or cannot commit to hours upon hours a week but still have a passion for their chosen field. All students entered into this category are treated gently and respectfully.

Open

Students should be entered into this category under the director of their Dance Studios instruction. This category is for competent dancers who are well on their way to mastering their craft, have competed in many eisteddfods and are interested in a more competitive eisteddfod. Open students should have a suitable knowledge of dance technique and have adequate performance abilities. All students are marked competitively.

Premiere

Students should be entered into this category under the director of their Dance Studios instruction. Put simply, this category is where the best come to compete with the best. All students are marked highly competitively.

Pro

Strictly for full time dancers only.


Styles

Jazz

Commercial, Broadway, Traditional, Pop.

Tap

Slow, Fast, Traditional, Modern.

Lyrical

Dance with a story, attachment to the music. Expression of lyrics or story through choreography.

Contemporary

Exploration through movement, strength and control. Variation on a theme or abstract interpretation of a mood or theme.

Hip Hop

Commercial, Lyrical Hip Hop.

Classical ballet

Traditional

Demi Character

Resembling a character dance that uses classical technique as a basis for interpretation. Telling a story through Classical Ballet.