South Island Ballet Award and PW Dance & Sportswear Junior South Island Ballet Award 20th - 22nd May 2016

The Christchurch Ballet Society and PW Dance & Sportswear are proud to present the
South Island Ballet Award at the Isaac Theatre Royal,Christchurch, May 20th to 22nd 2016.

This major event will be the highlight of the South Island 2016 competition dance calendar.
It is our intention to re-establish this prestigious award as a biennial event. This award
provides a pathway for South Island dancers to further their training towards a career
as a professional dancer. Previous prize winners have gone on to secure positions with
professional ballet companies throughout the world.

This event is aimed at aspiring young dancers from 12 to 19 years of age who will be
judged by a panel of international and national adjudicators. Competitors in the Junior
and Senior categories take part in a Technical class and a preliminary round consisting
of a Set Variation solo and a contrasting Own choice solo.  The total prize money
(in excess of $12,000) is intended to be used towards further studies in classical dance.
This supports our aim of assisting, encouraging and developing the art of dance.
                          
Award Results

ALL PRIZE MONEY TO GO TOWARDS TUITION AND TRAVEL etc  TO FURTHER THEIR CAREER IN DANCE  

Photo by Amber Grifin

Photograph taken by Amber Griffin

JUNIOR  - PW DANCE & SPORTSWEAR SOUTH ISLAND BALLET AWARD 2016

1ST   BREYAH TAKITIMU  - la Muse dance School - Invercargill  won $3000
2ND  SOPHIA BAE  - Southern Ballet   won $1000
3RD  GEORGIA NORRISS  - Rebecca Bignall Academy of Dance  - Nelson won $500

Photo Taken By amber Griffin 

Photograph taken by Amber Griffin

SENIOR  - CHRISTCHURCH BALLET SOCIETY SOUTH ISLAND BALLET AWARD

1ST  KATERINE HORNER   - Canterbury Ballet - won $5000
2ND JAMIE HUGHES  - Southern ballet - won $2000
3RD  SHELTON SHAW  -  la Muse dance School - Invercargill - won $1000


Tuition Scholarship Winners

       NZSD            NZ School of Dance - Wellington - One scholarship for one week tuition
KATHERINE HORNER – Canterbury Ballet  
Annette Roselli Dance Academy - Brisbane Two scholarships for one week full time training in the Senior Elite Training Programme
AYIANA LO FO WONG – Canterbury Ballet
MEGAN EUSTACE – Canterbury Ballet  
ADPI        Australian Dance Performance Institute Brisbane - Two scholarships for one week full time training
JAROD MURPHY – Shelley E Coutts Dance Academy – Invercargill
LIAM THOMSON – Southern Ballet  

Queensland Ballet with  Li Cunxin – (From movie & book - Maos Last dancer)
- Two scholarships for 1 week training in Senior Programme 
JAMIE HUGHES – Southern ballet    
BROOKE TRAPP – Canterbury Ballet 


Summer School Scholarships in NZ Dance Schools

                                        Southern Ballet Theatre - Two Summer School Scholarships
Dominic Burrows - Shelley E Coutts dance Academy – Invercargill
Georgia Norriss – Rebecca Bignall Academy of Dance –Nelson  

Anneliese Gilberd Academy  Two Summer School Scholarships in the Junior programme
Samantha Grammer – Marlborough Dance Academy
Breyah Takitimu – la Muse dance School –Invercargill

Anneliese Gilberd Academy  One Summer School Scholarship in the Senior programme
Shelton Shaw - la Muse dance School –Invercargill    

Thames Hauraki Ballet Theatre - Nth Island - One week summer seminar
CAMPBELL WILSON – Anneliese Gilberd Academy                       

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE COMPETITORS WHO TOOK PART WE ARE SURE YOU WILL AGREE THAT
IT WAS A FABULOUS EVENT TO BE INVOLVED WITH.

Photo by Amber Griffin


The Christchurch Ballet Society committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contribution.

          

ADPI                       NZSD             
                                                   PanfilowBuilders               

              

Ticketing Information

Tickets are now available at Ticketek for the South Island Ballet Awards presented by Christchurch Ballet Society and PW Dance & Sportswear. Door Sales will be available.

Syllabus

Please Click on the following PDF Link for further information including Criteria, Conditions of Entry, Adjudicators and Entry Form for the South Island Ballet Award :-

AWARD SYLLABUS & ENTRY FORM

If you would like to download the documents separately please select from the following links :-

                        

 Award Overview           

Conditions of Entry

Adjudicators

             Junior Criteria

Senior Criteria

Entry Form

Sponsorship

The Christchurch Ballet Society is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and we rely on the generosity and support of the dance community, businesses and fundraising events to enable us to host prestigious events such as the South Island Award. Your Support is crucial and valued not matter how big or small and we have a number of sponsorship options available.

Your support will demonstrate to these young dancers that the South Island community is right behind their dreams and aspirations by making this event possible.

For sponsorship options and details please Download the following document :-

SPONSORSHIP FLYER