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Performance Regulations

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Failure to comply with YBM regulations could result in lower scoring or possible disqualification.

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Performance Time Limits

Classical Variation or Contemporary/Open Solo: Maximum 2 min. and 30 sec. (2:30)

Ensembles:

Classical Pas de Deux: Maximum 6 minutes (6:00) (Adagio and Coda only)

Contemporary Pas de Deux: Maximum 3 minutes and 30 seconds (3:30)

2-3 members: Maximum 2 minutes and 45 seconds (2:45)

4-9 members: Maximum 3 minutes and 30 seconds (3:30)

10+ members: Maximum 5 minutes (5:00)

Participants are NOT permitted to purchase additional time. Any entry with music that exceeds the allotted time limit may result in point deduction or disqualification.

Performance Information

In order to compete in the Classical Ballet category, dancers must select their variation from the Classical Repertoire List (see below and please note age restrictions on variations). Please see Repertoire list for complete list, details and requirements. It is the participant’s responsibility to obtain approval to present choreography for any variations that require approval listed below.

Students are able to perform more than one variation. All solo participants have a choice of performing in one or both of the following categories:

o Classical Ballet: Variation must be chosen from the Classical Repertoire List below.

o Contemporary/Open Dance: This category includes any “open solo” variation that is not taken from the Classical Repertoire List and features a different aspect of the participant’s skill and versatility as a dancer.

Participants who wish to perform a Pas de Deux from the Classical Repertoire List may perform adagio and coda only.

For Pre-Competitive participants’ teachers to make slight changes to the original, classical choreography, in order to accommodate a student’s specific technical level. But, if significant changes are made to a classical variation, or if an original work is choreographed for the student, that piece will be considered as a Contemporary/Open category entry.

Performing En Pointe

We are strongly committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all dancers, and especially of our youngest participants. Please make sure that you adhere to the guidelines set forth for performing en pointe below:

- Students Age 9-10 are strongly discouraged from performing en pointe.

NOTE: Pre-Competitive students performing en demi-pointe may perform any variation from the Junior list of repertoire in addition to the Pre-Competitive repertoire list.

It is also strongly encouraged that Pas de Deux couples where the male dancer is under 14 years old perform using "par terre" partnering only, with no lifting above the shoulder level.

Prop Information

Please note that all props are used at the contestants’ own risk. YBM is not responsible for any injury or incident resulting from a contestants’ use of props of their choice.

YBM does not provide storage for any props, is not responsible for any lost props, and does not provide assistance with the movement of props either on or off stage. Please be prepared to clean up immediately after the routine is finished with the broom provided if the stage is littered during a routine.

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Classical Repertoire list

YBM supports the repertoire list accepted by YAGP. To participate, participants are strongly encouraged to select a variation from the YAGP Classical Repertoire List below. If you choose a variation not on the list, it will be up to each Judge to decide if it is age and skill appropriate.

STARTER COMPETITIVE AGE CATEGORY

Starter Category students performing en demi-pointe may perform any variation from the Pre-Competitive repertoire list. Starter competitors are allowed and encouraged to modify variations to fit their technical skill level.

PRE-COMPETITIVE AGE CATEGORY

Pre-Competitive students performing en demi-pointe may perform any variation from the Junior list of repertoire in addition to the Pre-Competitive repertoire list.

Ballet (Choreographer)

•  Coppelia  (A. St. Leon) 1st Act Variation

•  Don Quixote  (M. Petipa) Cupid Variation

•  Fairy Doll  (S. Legat)

•  Flower Festival at Genzano  (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux Variations

•  Giselle  (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Peasant Pas de Deux Variations

•  Harlequinade  (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux Variations

•  La Bayadere  (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations

•  La Fille Mal Gardee  (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux Variations

•  Le Corsaire  (M. Petipa) Odalisque Variations

•  Paquita  (M. Petipa) All Variations (except Principal Variations)

•  Raymonda  (M. Petipa) All Variations (except Principal Variations)

•  Swan Lake  (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois Variations

•  The Flames of Paris  (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux Variations

•  The Sleeping Beauty  (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Blue Bird Pas de Deux Variations

Pre-Competitive competitors are allowed and encouraged to slightly modify and simplify the above variations to fit their technical skill level.

JUNIOR AGE CATEGORY

Ballet (Choreographer)

•  Coppelia  (A. St. Leon) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Diana & Acteon  (A. Vaganova) Pas de Deux and Variations - ONLY AGE 14

•  Don Quixote  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Fairy Doll  (S. Legat)

•  Flower Festival at Genzano  (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations •  Giselle (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Variation of Giselle, Act I Peasant Pas de Deux and Variations, Pas de Deux Variations from Act II

•  Harlequinade  (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux and Variations

•  La Bayadere  (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations, Act III; Gamzatti Variation, Pas de Deux and Variations, Bronze Idol, Nikia Variation (Nikia Variation is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes.) Please note : Gamzatti Temple Variation (Choreography - N. Makarova) - is NOT accepted (or judges can lower your score).

•  La Esmeralda  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  La Fille Mal   Gardee (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  La Sylphide  (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Laurencia  (V. Chabukiani)

•  Le Corsaire  (M. Petipa) Pas d'Esclave and Variations, Odalisque Variations, Jardin Anime, Act III Pas de Deux and Variations

•  Les Sylphides/Chopiniana  (M. Fokine) Male and Female Mazurkas, Waltz # 7 and Waltz # 11, Prelude

•  Napoli  (A. Bournonville) Pas de Six and all Variations

•  Paquita  (M. Petipa) All Variations (Please note: Paquita Etoile is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)

•  Raymonda  (M. Petipa) All Variations

•  Satanella  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations

•  Swan Lake  (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois and Variations

•  The Awakening of Flora  (M. Petipa) Variations

•  The Flames of Paris  (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

•  The Nutcracker Suite  (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

•  The Sleeping Beauty  (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Aurora Variations from Act I and Act II (under 2:30 minutes), Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Variations, Wedding Pas de Deux and Variations. (Please note: Aurora Variation from Act I is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)

•  The Cavalry Halt  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations •  The Talisman (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

SENIOR / PROFESSIONAL AGE CATEGORY

Ballet (Choreographer)

•  Coppelia  (A. St. Leon) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Diana & Acteon  (A. Vaganova) Pas de Deux and Variations

•  Don Quixote  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Fairy Doll  (S. Legat)

•  Flower Festival at Genzano  (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Giselle (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Variation of Giselle, Act I Peasant Pas de Deux and Variations, Pas de Deux Variations from Act II

•  Grand Pas Classique  (V. Gsovsky) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Harlequinade  (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux and Variations

•  La Bayadere  (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations, Act III; Gamzatti Variation, Pas de Deux and Variations, Bronze Idol, Nikia Variation (Nikia Variation is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes.) Please note : Gamzatti Temple Variation (Choreography - N.Makarova) - is NOT accepted (or judges can lower your score).

•  La Esmeralda  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  La Fille Mal Gardee  (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  La Sylphide  (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Laurencia  (V. Chabukiani)

•  Le Corsaire  (M. Petipa) Pas d'Esclave and Variations, Odalisque Variations, Jardin Anime, Act III Pas de Deux and Variations

•  Les Sylphides/Chopiniana  (M. Fokine) Male and Female Mazurkas, Waltz # 7 and Waltz # 11, Prelude

•  Napoli  (A. Bournonville) Pas de Six and all Variations

•  Paquita  (M. Petipa) All Variations (Please note: Paquita Etoile is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)

•  Raymonda  (M. Petipa) All Variations

•  Satanella  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations

•  Swan Lake  (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois and Variations, Odette's Variation, Act II Black Swan Pas de Deux and Variations

•  The Flames of Paris  (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

•  The Nutcracker Suite  (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations

•  The Sleeping Beauty  (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Aurora Variations from Act I and Act II (under 2:30 minutes), Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Variations, Wedding Pas de Deux and Variations. (Please note: Aurora Variation from Act I is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)

•  The Cavalry Halt  (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations •  The Talisman (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations

•  Walpurgis Nacht  (L. Lavrovsky) Pas de Deux and Variations.

The variations listed below may only be performed with express written permission from the individual rights holders of these choreographies or managing trusts or foundations, granting permission for these variations to be performed at Youth Ballet Masters.

• Etudes (H. Lander) Ballerina's Variation ONLY OPEN TO SENIOR WOMEN

• Pharaoh’s Daughter (P. LaCotte) All Variations

• All choreography by Frederick Ashton

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Scoring & Judging Criteria

The winners in the Classical Ballet and Contemporary/Open Dance categories may be announced either separately.

The scoring system consists of two elements - artistic and technical - and is evaluated on a 100- point system. Each judge’s scores are the average of the technical and artistic marks. The total score is the average of scores given by all judges.

A video with judges comments will also be available and downloaded to contestants dancegenie account.

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