DANCE AWARDS

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Dancia International Sussex Young Dancer of the Year

Our new class introduced in 2016: soloists are selected by the adjudicator for the Junior (11 years and under) and Senior (12-18 years) Sussex Festival Dancer of the Year where they will be invited to perform two contrasting solos of their own choice in any genre.  This class will take place on the final day of the festival.  Our Adjudicator will select a Winner and a Runner Up from each age category and they will be announced during our Prizegiving ceremony.

London Studio Centre Summer Course - The Bridget Espinosa Award 

Mr Espinosa is again delighted to be able to offer a scholarship at Sussex Festival of Performing Arts to one of our dancers, aged 16 years and above, to attend a course at London Studio Centre’s Summer Programme in July/August. Our adjudicator will select a dancer to receive this award. Five day courses are available in Advanced Classical Ballet, Advanced Jazz, Musical Theatre and Advanced Contemporary Dance. These courses are designed for students who may be thinking of entering full-time dance training. Each course will allow you the unique opportunity to experience student life at London Studio Centre and offer the chance to work with our highly regarded teaching faculty, many of whom are current or past West End performers. 

Gibraltar International Festival Award

 

Each year a dancer is selected by the Adjudicator to take part in the Gibraltar International Festival in February or March. Travel and accommodation expenses for the dancer and a parent/teacher are all paid for by the Festival.  This is an exciting opportunity for dancers to experience a cultural exchange.  In return, Gibraltar International Festival send a dancer from their festival to take part in Sussex Festival each year.

The Brighton Academy Awards

West End Summer School - 14 Years +

The Brighton Academy are awarding a prize of a one week West Ends Summer School - a weeks worth of workshops from a selection of your favourite musicals by a host of the West End's top professionals PLUS a ticket to a top West End show and backstage tour! Dates 30 July - 3 August. Worth £200.

The Brighton Academy Taster Week 

The Brighton Academy are awarding a prize of a one weeks full training Taster Week to give a dancer the experience of being a TBA student. Dates 22nd - 26th October 2018. Worth £150.

The BRICTT Award

BRICTT are offering their Broadway & Beyond summer school for a spectacular week of singing, acting and dancing, perfect for the aspiring young performer, aged between 12 & 18 years. Dates for 2019 - 27th July - 1st August.

The Sussex Festival Adjudicators Award

 

Each year we ask our Adjudicator to select a dancer or dancers to receive this award. This may be selected from any performance during sessions at Roedean Theatre and can be chosen for promise, entertainment value or any special quality that the Adjudicator wishes.

The Pebble Trust Award

Dancers and Singers taking part in the Festival, and living within the Brighton and Hove postcode area, can apply for a Bursary Award of £500.  The money can be used for lessons, costumes, audition expenses etc.  Please email me if you would like to be considered for this award: joarnett@sussexfestival.co.uk - you will need to give full details about your dance and/or singing training, results from festivals, any other information about your successes, and whether you are in need of financial help to continue your training. The Trustees of the Festival and Pebble Trust will select the recipient of this award.

HIGHEST MARK SHIELDS

Junior Division Solos 11 years & under

Highest mark shields will be awarded to the dancer gaining the highest solo mark in each discipline from the age groups within the Junior Division. In the event of a tie this will be awarded to the Adjudicators choice.

Senior Division Solos 12 years & over

Highest mark shields will be awarded to the dancer gaining the highest solo mark in each discipline from the age groups within the Senior Division. In the event of a tie this will be awarded to the Adjudicators choice.

Duets

Highest mark shields will be awarded to the duet gaining the highest overall mark in each of the Junior Duet sections, Intermediate Duet sections and Senior Duet sections. In the event of a tie this will be awarded to the Adjudicators choice.

Trios/Quartets

Highest mark shields will be awarded to the trio/quartet gaining the highest overall mark in each of the Junior Trio/Quartet sections, Intermediate Trio/Quartet sections and Senior Trio/Quartet sections. In the event of a tie this will be awarded to the Adjudicators choice.

Group Classes

Each Group class winner will receive a Cup, which is to be retained by the School for one year.

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