Rules and Regulations

Competition

  • Date: 27 November - 1 December 2018
  • Entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Late entries shall not be entertained. Once the registration is full for a particular category, registration will automatically close. 
  • Closing date: 31st October 2018
  • Venue: Help College of Arts & Technology, Fraser Business Park, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Registration Fees

Individual event

  • Primary I, II: RM 350
  • Inclusive of 1 compulsory master classes, goodie bag, Light meal on competition day

* Due to overwhelming number of participants in Primary category in accordance to the limitation of time, participants of this category will only be attending 1 compulsory Classical Masterclass.

  • Junior I, II & Senior: RM 450
  • Inclusive of 2 compulsory master classes (Classical Ballet & Contmeporary), goodie bag, Light meal on competition day

Ensemble 

  • 2 – 10 person in a group
  • RM 150 per dancer 
  • Inclusive of light meal on competition day, goodie bag, NOT inclusive of master classes.

* Participants from individual events are eligible to compete in the Ensemble Category.

 

Procedure

The Competition is divided into 3 stages (Preliminary, Eliminations & Final) throughout the 5 days. There will be a prize ceremony & a performance on the evening of the last day of competition.

Preliminary

Primary I & II
  • Participants will be evaluated during the compulsory Classical master classes 
Junior I, II & Senior
  • Participants will be evaluated during the compulsory Classical master classes 
  • Participants will be evaluated during the compulsory Contemporary master classes 

Eliminations

Primary I & II
  • Candidates are to choose & perform ONE classical variation from the list prepared by the Choreographers.
  • ALL candidates of this category shall perform wearing SOFT SHOES only. 
Junior I, II & Senior
  • Candidates are to choose & perform ONE classical variation from respective Classical Repertoire List prepared.
  • ALL female candidates shall perform the classical variations EN POINTE.
  • Finalist from these events shall attend a compulsory Solo Classical Coaching by a member of the jury with an additional fee of RM50.00 per contestant.
Ensemble
  • Groups are to perform ONE classical OR neo-classical piece of their own choice either En Pointe or En Demi Pointe.

Finals

Primary I & II
  • ALL finalists shall perform the SAME respective classical variations from the list prepared by the Choreographers. 
Junior I, II & Senior
  • ALL finalists shall perform the SAME respective classical repertoire.
  • ALL finalists shall choose & perform ONE contemporary solo from the list prepared by the Choreographers.
Ensemble
  • ALL finalists are to perform ONE classical OR neo-classical piece of their own choice either En Pointe OR on flat.

Appreciation evening

  • Prize Ceremony & Performance.

Eligibility:

Age

Age is determined by the starting of 1st January of each year.

  • Primary I: 7 – 9 years old (2009 – 2011)
  • Primary II: 10 – 12 years old (2006 – 2008)
  • Junior I: 13 – 15 years old (2003 – 2005)
  • Junior II: 16 – 18 years old (2000 – 2002)
  • Senior: 19 – 25 years old (1993 – 1999)
  • Ensemble: OPEN

Past Winners

  • Past winners of an event shall not be allowed to compete in the same category but are allowed to compete in the category which is ONE level above the previously won event.

Company/Professional dancers

  • This competition is open to pre-professional dancers ONLY.

Choreography:

MIBGP rules allow for:

  • Primary I & II participants’ teachers to make improvisations only in the arm positions and leg lines to the original choreography to accommodate to the participant’s specific technical level.  
  • Junior I, II & Senior participants’ teachers to make slight improvisation to the original classical choreography to accommodate to the participant’s specific technical level.

      *** Please note that the level of difficulty displayed by the participant will be taken into account in the judging criteria.

  • Contemporary pieces shall be strictly adhered to without any improvisation.

Music:

  • All music should be submitted via the website in MP3 format at least ONE month before the first day of the competition.  A backup CD must be kept available at all times by each participants and/or their representative. Participants must notify the sound technician or MIBGP backstage manager of any irregularities in the music (pauses, sudden volume changes, etc.). Please note that each contestant (Junior I, Junior II, Senior) & ensemble group is subjected to ONE back up CD.
  • Duration of music
    Junior I, II, Senior,Ensemble category: Music shall not exceed 3:30 minutes

Costumes:

Primary I & II

  • Participants of this category will only be allowed to perform in basic tutu or romantic tutu without any embroidery/embellishments. 

Junior I, II, Senior, Ensemble

  • Participants are allowed to perform in costumes portraying the character of the repertoire in respect to the ballet.

 

Prizes & Awards

Prize Primary 1 Primary 2 Junior 1 Junior 2 Senior Ensemble
1st 300 500 800 1000 1200 1000
2nd 150 250 400 500 600 500
3rd 100 125 200 250 300 300
  • Male & Female participants for the Individual Event will be judged separately in the same category except for Ensemble Category.
  • Scholarships will be awarded mainly to participants in Primary I & II, Junior I & II. 

Refunds

  • Only 50% from the registration fees will be refunded along with a physician's certificate or letter due to injury. All other reasons will not be entertained. 

Judging Criteria

Primary I, II

  • Participants will be judged fully based on their Classical Repertoire.  

Junior I, II, Senior

  • Participants will be judged based on both Classical Repertoire & Contemporary pieces. The total score would be accumulated from 80% Classical Repertoire & 20% Contemporary.
  • Should there be any tie in placing; the scores tabulated from the compulsory master classes would determine the emerging winner.

Ensemble

  • Participants will be judged based on their creativity, technique & quality of performance.

Videography & Photography

  • PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED during the commencement of the event.
  • MIBGP reserves the right to use any photo or video recording of the participants during the event for promotional purposes.

Audiences

Master classes

  • Observer passes will be open to coaches by invitation only.
  • *Priority will be given to coaches who have sent in participants for MIBGP.
  • Coaches are to fill up a registration form to be invited to observe the master classes.  
  • *Limited spaces available.

Competition & Showcase

  • All dance enthusiasts are welcomed to observe the competition with a purchase of ticket.

*Please note that ticket touting is STRICTLY PROHIBITED & those caught doing so shall be faced with legal actions.  

 

Others

  • MIBGP has the right to make any necessary amendments regarding the event if any unforeseen circumstances arise.
  • MIBGP has the right to reject any application if status is found unclear.
  • The adjudication panel reserves the right to award the scholarships, prizes, and to divide any awards between the participants.
  • Results of the competition are final and based solely on the final decision made by the adjudication panel. 
  • MIBGP will not be responsible or liable for any injuries, loss or damages faced during the event. However, First Aid Kit will be available throughout the event.
  • Smoking in the premises of HELP College of Arts & Technology is strictly prohibited.
  • Light meal will be provided for the participants during lunch hour for the full day event only. 
  • Food & Drinks are strictly not allowed in the Auditorium at all time.

Important note

Please ensure that you have thoroughly read and abide to all of the above rules and regulations to avoid any point deduction or disqualification.

*SUBJECT TO CHANGES