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Karen Nanasca

 

 AHA AWARDS

 2019 

 

WELLINGTON - NEW ZEALAND

EASTER - Thurs 18th to Mon 22nd April 

at

THE OPERA HOUSE

113/111 Manners St Wellington

 

ENTRIES 

PLEASE READ - Entry Info - Terms & Conditions

Entries open online 1st Sept 2018 & closes when quota reached 

Age groups for 2019  (as at April 18th 2019)

 Juniors (11-12yrs)  - A Group (13-14yrs)  - B Group (15-18yrs) 

 

AWARDS ENTRY FEE

 NZ$195 plus 15% GST ($224.25)

 

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Finals presentations 

 

 

 

Cash awards & Scholarships are allocated by an international jury to contestants who enter & perform in these biennial events. Sponsorship cannot be allocated to any dancer who has not entered these events.

  

$450,000

includes

CASH AWARDS 

TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

 TRAVEL GRANTS

 

 

       

         Winners of each category (J,A,B) are offered complimentary entries to the Finals of the

Youth America Grand Prix - New York April 2020

 

 The Supreme Winner 13-16yrs is offered complimentary entry to the

 Asian Grand Prix - Hong Kong August 2019

 

1st & 2nd place winners of each category receive 1yr magazine sub Donated by ‘Dance Australia’

 

Terms & Conditions & ENTRY INFO 

 

CASH PRIZES

 

JUNIOR SCHOLARS

(11 – 12yrs)

 

1st:  $3,000.00 

 2nd:  $1,000.00                                             3rd:   $500.00

 

8 FINALISTS:$150 cash each

 ‘AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD' 

                       Energetiks ‘Dance Requisites Voucher' valued at $150                                                                                      

 

SUPREME A & B GROUPS

 

          SUPREME WINNER (A or B) $7,000   

     

A Group (13-14yrs)                   B Group (15-18yrs)

 

1st:      $5,000.00                    1st:      $5,000.00

 

2nd:    $2,000.00                     2nd:    $2,000.00

 

3rd:     $1,000.00                     3rd:     $1,000.00

        

5 FINALISTS: $250 cash each

 

‘AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS'
   Group A – Energetiks ‘Dance Requisites Voucher' valued at $250  

Group B – Energetiks ‘Dance Requisites Voucher' valued at $250

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

We are proud to offer contestants top international training scholarships

Click on their logos for further information on Sponsorship page

 

Set Solo & photo must be submitted to register as entered but these can be changed later

Final changes deadline Feb 11th 2019

 

 

APRA LICENCE

                  AHA Awards is affiliated to the Performing Arts Competition Assn of New Zealand (PACNZ) AHA Awards complies with APRA regulations & forward fees on behalf of all Competitors

 

 

Judging

The jury evaluates candidate’s potential based on: technique, musicality & physical suitability. Scholarship allocation is based on candidates suitability for that school & so a Semi or Quarter Finalist may receive a scholarship over a Finalist.  The Jury will observe and mark the competitors Adjudicated classes on a semi-private stage, and Preliminary Set Solos and Own Choice items (for Supreme A & B categories) on a public stage. 

 

2019 CONTEST FORMAT     

Note: Age group has changed for 2019 event because there are higher entry numbers in A Group

Age as at first day of competition (April 18th 2019) 

Juniors = 1 set solo (11-12yrs inclusive)  

Supreme A = 2 contrasting solos (13-14yrs inclusive) 

Supreme B  = 2 contrasting solos  (15-18yrs inclusive)                                                        

Contestants' solos are judged in four rounds: Preliminaries, Quarter-Finals, Semi-finals & Finals 

Contestants Present:  (Contestants perform in order of age)

No eliminations until Classes & Preliminaries are completed

1) An adjudicated classical class (no eliminations) on Stage

2) One ‘Set’ Solo chosen from the professional classical repertoire list below 

3) One ‘Own Choice’ Contrasting Solo (excludes Junior Scholars)   

One ‘Own Choice’ (excludes Juniors) Original choreography (copyright law) in contrasting dance style (contemporary or neo/lyrical) Either barefoot, flats or pointe shoes.      

This solo must not exceed 1.45 mins maximum.  Contestants must up-load their own choice music (MP3) on their entry page at least 4 weeks prior the event. 

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Classes

Adjudicated classes on stage Thursday 

The classes are part of the contest & if a contestant does not attend the class they will not be able to perform their solos in the competition.  All classes take place at the venue and are 1/2 hr each, comprising of 4 short enchainment’s (no barre or pointe work). Dance Studio Directors and Teachers may view Adjudicated classes in which they have students – Parents/Caregivers may not view these classes

1) P.d bras & Adage 2) Tendus, G. Batt, Pirouettes 3) Petit Allegro 4) G. Allegro.  There are no eliminations following classes however the scores from these sessions will count towards the final results.

Class attire: 

Females: Black or dark colour leotard, pink tights, flats 

Males: white leotard & black tights or black unitard, flats

  

Preliminaries: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Junior & Supreme groups                Both solos for A&B 

Quarter-Finals: 44-50 each from Juniors & Supreme A & B group combined   Set Solo only A&B 

Semi-Finals: 22 each from Juniors & Supreme A & B combined                      Set Solo only A&B 

Finals: Monday evening 11 each from Juniors & Supreme A & B combined with a minimum of 3 from either A or B group - BOTH solos A&B

  

Audience Ballot Voting:  The  audience gets to choose via ballot vote for their choice in each section Junior, A & B groups during Quarter-Finals on Monday. Audience voting is completely separate to judges’ selection & is common practice in all international competitions. 

Own Choice Solo Time Limit:  A & B group's 'Own Choice' solo must not exceed 1.45 min maximum & every contestant will need to up-load their MP3 files onto the website entry domain at least 4 weeks prior to the event 

All solos: Prompt entry/exit - no bow/curtsey. Only small hand-held props used artistically are permitted (fan, tambourine etc) for own choice solo. If you have ribbons on tambourine please sew them so they do not fall off.  Do NOT leave ANY items on stage as you exit.  Only at the Finals - contestants should curtsey/bow at end of their dance. 

 

SUBMITTING SOLO TITLES 

 Solo titles for the program must be submitted to enter but can be changed online later with unlimited access using your log in ID  after submitting your entry.  Final solo selection & own choice titles deadline Deadline for this music is March 12th 2019 latest for program printing.

 

Please note that the you-tubes are only examples of ONE version. Various solo versions from well known companies  are accepted. Adaptions can be made to suit candidates' capabilities (especially juniors) including changing sides for turns but the original choreography should be unchanged if  possible.

 

DOWNLOAD FULL SET SOLO CHOICE LIST

 

MUSIC

NO CD's will be posted. When competitors have registered, they will have access on registration site to ALL set solo music so they can download any or all solos with unlimited access & make a CDs for themselves & tutors. 

No alternative music for set solos will be accepted. Contestants MUST perform to the music we provide.

Contestants will also need to Upload their Ówn Choice' Music as an MP3 on your entry page.

Music for this item can be uploaded after entry has been submitted & is to be uploaded against your online Registration in Dance Comp Genie by March 12th 2019 latest for sound tech.  

It is highly unlikely that you will need a spare source of your Own Choice music but you should keep one on you in case. Please make sure that there is only ONE track on your CD or pen drive back up source.

We provide quality recordings for set solos during the awards & expect the same quality recordings for your ‘Own Choice’ solo up loaded on your entry page AND recorded on a back-up CD or pendrive. 

  

OPERA HOUSE STAGE DIMENSIONS 

ANTI-RAKE FLOOR  (level not raked) 12.5m deep x 9.4 wide

Blue Cyclorama back drop for Preliminaries/Semis – Red for Finals 

 

 

 

BUY A DVD OF PREVIOUS FINALS EVENT

The Finals DVD displays different versions of the set solos plus supreme own choice solos & presentations. The 2017 DVD Finals can be purchased for NZ$45 from  http://www.glassgeckofilms.com

Go to the Buy-A-DVD page and click on the "AHA Awards" category on the right to filter the displayed items to just the one you want.  Alternatively New Zealand buyers can email their name and address details to: glassgeckofilms@gmail.com

 

 

 

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5 min Finals Montage 2015

 

 

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TV Advert 2017

 

 

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Guest Performers Annalise Malachowski & Aaron Matheson QLD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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