Syllabus


Age and class

Age
(as of 01/09)
Class
3 - 6 yearsBaby
7 - 8 yearsAJunior
9 - 10 yearsB
11 - 12 yearsCIntermediate
13 - 14 yearsD
15 - 16 yearsESenior
17 - 21 yearsF

Marking guidelines

Rule 35: The Adjudicators take into account the whole performance including the choice and interpretation of the accompaniment, the quality of recordings and suitability of recorded vocals. The quality of reproduction will be critically assessed and bad recordings may be penalised. All competitors will be awarded marks utilising the ensuing mark criteria:

MarkAwardDescription
90+OutstandingAn exceptional performance, both technically and artistically
87 - 89DistinctionAn excellent performance technically and artistically
84 - 86CommendedA convincing performance technically and artistically
81 - 83MeritA capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or technical ability
78 - 80ModerateA performance showing development of technique and/or communication
75 - 77FairA performance limited in its communication


Qualifying marks for All England Dance regionals is as follows:

Entry typeClassAgeQualifying mark
SolosBaby (pre-junior)6 years and under84

A7 - 8 years86

B9 - 10 years86

C11 - 12 years86

D13 - 14 years86

E15 - 16 years86

F^17 - 18 years86
Duets, trios, quartets and groupsJunior (including baby)10 years and under86

Intermediate14 years and under86

Senior21 years and under86

^All England Dance only premit soloists upto the age of 18 years of age, this does not apply to our Festival, the upper age limit is 21 years of age.

Entry fees and time limits

Time is displayed in minutes, specified times for dances must not be exceeded. Timings will be checked on a random basis, from the first note or word of the accompaniment, or if it should occur first, the first movement of the dancer to the dancer’s last movement at the completion of the dance. Over timed dances will be penalised. A musical exit may be included on the recording providing it falls within the time limit. (Rule 19)

Please note if N/A is displayed entries to the section are not accepted.

Please read rule 7

Genre/DisciplineBabyA and B (Junior)C, D, (Inter) E and F (Senior)Fee
AcroN/A1.52.0£5.50
Ballet - classical1.51.52.0£5.50
Ballet - modernN/A
N/A
2.0£5.50
Ballet - stylisedN/A
N/A
2.0£5.50
Character1.51.52.0£5.50
Choreography For OthersN/A
1.52.0£5.50
CommercialN/A
1.52.0£5.50
Contemporary*N/A
1.52.0£5.50
GreekN/A
1.52.0£5.50
InterpretationN/A
1.52.0£5.50
Lyrical1.51.52.0£5.50
Modern1.51.52.0£5.50
NationalN/A
1.52.0£5.50
Novice (see rule 9)N/A
1.52.0£5.50
Own ChoreographyN/A
1.52.0£5.50
Song and Dance1.52.0N/A
£5.50
Musical TheatreN/A
N/A
2.5£5.50
Tap1.51.5N/A
£5.50

*Contemporary: please select either Classical or Modern on the entry form: only one entry is permitted.

Duet, trio and quartet

Please read rule 8

Genre/DisciplineBabyJuniorInter and SeniorDuet fee
Trio feeQuartet fee
AcroN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50£16.00
Ballet - classicalN/A
2.52.5
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00
Ballet - modernN/A
N/A
2.5
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00
Ballet - stylisedN/A
N/A
2.5
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00
Cabaret2.5N/A
N/A
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00
CharacterN/A
2.52.5
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00
Choreography PartnershipN/A
2.52.5
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00
Classical2.5N/AN/A
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00
CommercialN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
ContemporaryN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
GreekN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
Interpretive CollaborationN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
LyricalN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
ModernN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
NationalN/A
2.52.5
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
Song and DanceN/A
3.0N/A
£10.00£13.50
£16.00
Musical TheatreN/A
N/A
3.0£10.00£13.50
£16.00
TapN/A
1.52.5
£10.00
£13.50
£16.00

Group

Please read rule 11

Genre/DisciplineBabyJuniorIntermediateSeniorFee per dancer
AcroN/A
4.04.54.5£2.50
Cabaret4.04.04.04.0£2.50
Classical4.04.04.04..0£2.50
CommercialN/A
4.04.04.0£2.50
ContemporaryN/A
4.04.04.0£2.50
Song and DanceN/A
4.0N/A
N/A
£2.50
Musical TheatreN/A
N/A
4.54.5£2.50


For genre/discipline descriptors please see our Genre Descriptions page.