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   Rules

Rules of LOF 2017 contest

  

  

1.

Competition is open for all female dancers and groups.

 

2.

Age restriction:

Juvenile

from 11 years (2006, 2007, ...)

Junior

from 12 to 15 years (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

Adult

from 16 years (2001, 2000, ...)

 

Adult 1

16 - 34 years (2001, ..., 1983) - Amateur Solo only

Adult 2

from 35 years (1982, 1981, ...) - Amateur Solo only

 

3.

Competition

Solo

categories:

Duo-Trio

according to the older in the Duo, Trio as Team

Team (4-15 dancers)

according to the 2/3 majority of the Team

There can be more dancers but we do not recommend it due to limited size of the stage (8x10 m)

 

Team - Number of dancers

Limit for other age category in Team

4 - 5

1

6 - 8

2

9 - 11

3

12 - 14

4

15

5

 

4.

Dance styles:

Raqs sharqi and drum solo (props as veils or wings can be used, but maximally 0:30 min

 of the composition time)

Folklore with props (beledi, saidi, melaya leff, shamadan, dabkeh, nubia, khaleegy,

 turkish folklore, etc.  ... tradition music or arabic pop)

Fusion and Fantasy (salsaorient, orient flamengo, bollywood, ...) min 50% elements from Bellydance

 

Tribal and Tribal fusion

 

     

If you do not know how to rank (to classify) your choreography, please contact us for consultation and

we will help you to rank it into one of the dance styles.

In case there are less than 3 participants in a dance styles, this dance style will be joined

with another one.

In case there are more than 3 choreos in one dancestyle e.g. Bollywood, we create new separate category for Bollywood.

 

5.

Status (licence):

Amateur

Beginners - recreational dancing, participants of dance courses who dance less

          than 1 year (who have not competed or have not danced so far in final round)

 

Advanced - recreational dancing, participants of dance courses who dance more

 

          than 1 year (finalists of competitions in category Amateur)

 

 

Professional

dance-lecturers

– dancers who perform often or periodically for reward

 

winners of any competition in cathegory Amateur Advanced

 

  

                    Solo - Amateur Beginners, Amateur Advanced, Professional.

Duo-Trio, Team -  Amateur or Professional only

Organizer reserves the rights to decide over participation of an applicant – submitting untrue information results in disqualification. Dance-lecturers can dance with their students (profesional with amateur)

Number of dancers

Limit for Professional in Team

 

Trio

1

Team      4 - 5

1

6 - 8

2

9 - 11

3

12 - 14

4

15

5

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Entry fee:

Amateur

Solo

Juvenile, Junior

9

Adult

19 €

/ person / dance style

Duo-Trio, Team

6 €

12 €

/ person / dance style

 

Professional

Solo

Adult

26 €

/ person / dance style

 

Duo-Trio, Team

18 €

/ person / dance style

 

 

 

 

 

Each participant is subject to payment, each dancer can dance only once in each of the categories

and dance styles i.e., 12 times maximum in total)

The entry fee is non-refundable; in case of failed participation or withdrawal from competition

the fee will not be refunded (nor in the case of illness).

 

 

7.

Entry forms:

It is understood, that by submitting the entry form you acknowledge and agree with the     

Rules of LOF 2017 contest

Term:  by no later than 22 February 2017 - on-line entry forms only here

Entry form becomes valid only after settling the entry fee.

Entry form received after deadline – double entry fee will be charged

 

Participants further agree with their performances being photographed and video recorded, allowing

this material to be used for advertising and promotional purposes, and waive any claims to be financially or otherwise compensated in relation to such pursuance.

 

8.

Music:

Solo

1st round

– one's own composition 1:45 – 2:30

  (Raqs sharqi - must include slow and quick sections  

                     - work with veil/wings – max 0:30)

Finals

uniform compositions for all the participants,

   timeout – 2:00 min (Titles of the 4 compositions here)

  /cross comparison of all competitors performing 

   simultaneously (at the same time) on the stage/

 

Duo-Trio

Finals

one's own composition (mix possible) 1:45 2:30

 

Team

Finals

one's own composition (mix possible) 2:30 – 4:00

 

Spoken word, etc. are included in competition time.

Please send your own compositions in mp3 format in advance. The organiser obliges not to render

these compositions to a third party and will use these only for purposes of Liptov Orient Festival.

 

Name of  the track:

juv_solo_folk_name.mp3

jun_duo_raqs_name_of_duo.mp3

adult_team_tribal_name_of_team.mp3

profi_solo_fusion_name.mp3

 

 

9.

Procedure of

Solo

1st round – finals

(semifinal - break - final - break - awarding)

competition:

Duo-Trio

finals

(final - break - awarding)

Team

finals

(final - break - awarding)

 

Dancers must NOT leave the stage during their perfomance in competition (e.g. join with audience).

Maximally 15 persons can be on the stage during the performance including NONE dancing,

standing or sitting persons. Males, children and animals can NOT be included in choreography.

Ligthing of the stage – natural light (artificial lighting). Lighting effects are not allowed.

Timetable will be sent to each participants.

 

 

10.

Criteria of judgement:

Body proportions, weight, and age are not subjected to judgement.

 

Solo

- Dance art – technical mastership of dance elements 

1-5 points

- Look of a dancer – visual impression, how suitably is costume  

  selected to a dance style, hair-style, make up

1-5 points

 

- Distinctiveness of display, dance expression, presentation, gestures   and mimics

1-5 points

 

 

Duo-Trio,

- Dance – technical embodiment

1-5 points

Team

- Spatial segmentation

1-5 points

- Synchronization

1-5 points

- Creativity, selection of music, costumes, props, consonance

  with music

1-5 points

- Artistic impression – expression/presentation

1-5 points

 

 

11.

Judgement:

1st round and  finals - non-public

 

 

 

12.

Awarding:

Only 1st to 3rd places will be announced and awarded

 

 

 

 

 

Solo - diploma and medal (gift prizes / prize money)

Duo-Trio - diploma and medal for all dancers (gift prizes)

Team - diploma and trophy for team, medal for all dancers in team (gift prizes)

 

A category will be opened if  there are at least 3 competitors subscribed for it.

Should there be only:

3 competitors – 1st place will be awarded

4 competitors – 1st and 2nd place will be awarded

5 and more competitors – 1st to 3rd place will be awarded

 

It is in compliance with the character of the competition where a dancer needs to win over at least two contestants.

   

13.

Judges:

Professionals from a given domain, or other dance domains, having relevant dance, music or

 

 

 

 

occupational education. It is not possible to appeal against the decision of the judges.

The task of judges will be to assess the performances of the contestants. Judges will not alter the course of the contest in any way, and they must not communicate with dancers while the competition is  in progress. Judges are obliged to respect the Criteria of judgement as well as the timetable of the contest.

 

Judges´ bonus

 

After the competions you can ask for the feedback from the judges about one positive and

one negative aspect in choreography.

 

 

14.

Supervisor:

Hosts and moderates the dance competition.

 

15.

Workshop:

Term:  by no later than 31 March 2017 - on-line entry forms only here

 

Cancellation fee of workshop:            by  31  March  2017      50%

from     1 April  2017       100%

16.

Payment:

by no later than 22 February 2017

competition (from 23 March 2017 - double Entry fee)

 

by no later than 31 March 2017

workshop (from 1 April 2017  +5 € / workshop)

 

 

Bank transfer to account no.:

(by no later than 22 February 2017)

 

                  Variable symbol:

 2017

                                Notes:

 Number of Application form

 

17.

Accommodation:

 

We do not arrange accommodation

 

Culture house is in the centre of the town and there are many facilities arround providing accommodation.

 

18.

Board:

 

Bufet-style meals (hot and could, meal of the day, hot and could drinks) will be provided

 

in the culture house

   

19.

Organizer reserves the right to:

 

 

Make changes in the competition rules as well as time schedule anytime throughout the contest, or annul the competition

 

 

Disqualify a competition participant anytime throughout the competition, if such a person breaches the Contest rules, or by her conduct damages good name of the event, organizer, partners or sponsors.

 

 

It is possible to appeal against the disqualification in writing with the chairman of the event not later than 30 minutes after the contest is over. Other legal means are not applicable.

Each such appeal will be chargeable with 35 €. Unsettled appeals will be void.

 

 

The contestants shall not rise a legal claim to prizes and donations; however, the organizer commits its person to hand all the prizes and gifts which have been provided by sponsors and partners. Enforcing the prizes in legal way is impossible.

    

20.

All costs regarding participation on the event will be borne by participants.

 

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