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Contest Rules

2017 Program English/French

 

FIDDLING -- ALL CLASSES

STEP DANCING -- ALL CLASSES

FIDDLING -- ALL CLASSES

1.    Each contestant must play a waltz 3/4 time, a jig 6/8 time and a reel 2/4 or 4/4 time in that order.

2.    Contestants must complete their three tunes within a four minute span. Any playing after the time-up bell has been sounded will not be judged.  Open Class Finalists  must complete thier 4 tunes in a five minute span.

3.    Contestants not using standby accompanist must furnish their own. Please have your accompanist ready when you are called.

4.    Each contestant will be allowed the choice of one instrument for accompaniment. Accompanist must chord only.

5.    In case of an accident beyond the contestant's control, (i.e. broken string) a replay will be allowed.

6.    Each contestant may enter one Class only (except twin fiddle).

7.    All decisions of the judges are final.

8.    Please note all Fiddle Classes: Contestants winning any class three years in succession will automatically be eliminated from that class, but may enter a class of higher calibre.

9.    9 & Under Fiddle: Each contestant may only perform one tune of his/her choice (waltz, jig or reel). Any fiddler who wishes to play waltz, jig and reel must enter another class.

10.  Twin Fiddle: must play harmony. 2 contrasting tunes.

 

STEP DANCING -- ALL CLASSES

Competitors are encouraged to use routines which reflect the
 "Old Time Fiddle and Step Dance" Style.

New ideas and influences are welcome, but in moderation.

1.    Should the accompanist make an error to throw the dancer off time, or should any accident beyond the performer's control occur, the dancer may stop and tell the judges he/she wishes to start over again. Contestant will be allowed 1 re-dance only.

2.    Judging will be based on rhythm, precision of steps, variety of steps and showmanship.

3.    Each contestant may enter one class only, except Group Dancers.

4.    Please note all Step Dancing Classes: Contestants winning any class three years in succession will automatically be eliminated from that class but may enter a class of higher calibre.

5.    No rag or novelty tunes allowed, (i.e. Buck Fever Rag and May Time Swing, etc.) except in Group Dancing.

Group Dancing:

1.    Group Dancing will be in groups of 3 to 6. MAXIMUM TIME 4 MINUTES. Contestants may enter one group dancing class only.

Open Class, 18 & Under Class and 12 & Under Class:

1.    Contestants must dance a clog, jig and reel in that order without stopping.

2.    Each contestant must complete the 3 dances within four minutes. Any dancing after the time-up bell has been sounded will not be judged.

9 & Under Class, 19-49 Step Dancing & 50 and Over Step Dancing:

1.      Each contestant may only perform one dance of his/her choice (clog, jig or reel). Any step dancer who wishes to dance clog, jig and reel must enter another class.

 

Note: PDF Program is the Official Program the web information is for information purpose only

 


 


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