Rules and Regulations

Competition

  • Date:  *15 to 17 December 2023 (Friday to Sunday)
  • 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:  1 November 2023
  • Venue: Experimental Theatre, University Malaya (UM).

* Subject to change or adjustment depending on amount of entries

Competition Entry

  • Primary I, Primary II, Primary III: RM 550 (*for oversea participant (USD 120)
  • Junior I, II & Senior: RM 825 (*for oversea participant ( USD 180 )
  • All Inclusive of 1 compulsory Classical Ballet Master Class , Goodie bag, Booklet , sponsored gift on 1st day of competition
  • Light meals not inclusive 
  • 25-30 will be selected to final if entry number is extensive and the standard is met.

 

Age

Age is determined by 1st January of each year.

  1. Primary I: 6 – 8 years old (2017 – 2015)
  2. Primary II: 9 – 10 years old (2014 – 2013)
  3. Primary III: 11-12 years old (2012-2011)
  4. Junior I: 13 – 14 years old (2010 – 2009)
  5. Junior II: 15 – 17 years old (2008 – 2007)* Should be (2008-2006)
  6. Senior: 18 and above (2006 - 1997) *starting from (2005 -1997)

 

Elimination

20 or less will be selected to final if standard required is reached. 

Final selected Competition Fee

Primary I, Primary II, Primary III,

  • RM 200  (*for oversea participants USD 50)
  • Masterclass

Junior I, Junior II & Senior

  • RM 300 (*for oversea participants USD 75)
  • Variation coaching
  • Classical Master Class

Ensemble 

Category I: A Classical Corp de ballet (Age 6-12 years old - soft shoes)
Category l: B Neo classical (Age 6-12 years old- soft shoes/barefoot)
Category II: A Classical Corp de Ballet (Age 13-25 -En Pointe)
Category II: B Neo Classical (Age 13-25-soft shoes/bare foot)

  • 2 – 10 persons in a group
  • RM 150 (*for oversea participant (USD 40) per dancer
  • Participants can sign up for ballet open masterclass with a fee of RM 90 (USD 25) 
  • Meals and masterclass are NOT inclusive

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

 

Contemporary

Contemporary Primary I, Primary II, Primary III,

  • RM 300 (*for overseas participants USD 70)
  • Masterclass

Contemporary Junior I, Junior II & Senior

  • RM 350 (*for oversea participants USD 80)
  • Master Class

Contemporary Category

  • Own choreography
  • Length of music 1.30 Mins
  • Restricted to 3 flips with one/arm or both hands/arms on ground
  • Strictly contemporary interpretation routine (not gymnastic or acrobatic theme)

New rulings :

All finalist will be awarded placing in the final calling.
All semi finalist will be automatically qualified into a Close Ballet Category. They will be awarded ,Gold , Silver or Bronze.

*GOLD with Marks between 80 to 71
*Silver with marks between 70 to 41
*Bronze with marks between 40 and below

*Award is subject by discussion from the panel to be adjusted ,base on the standard received.

 

(Rules and Regulations)
Contemporary Primary I, Primary II, Primary III, Junior I, Junior II and Senior
•    To prepare and perform one choice of variation in contemporary. Own interpretation and choreography according to own choice of music.
•    Duration 1.30 - 2 mins
•    No more than 3 flips. All flips must be not too acrobatic (no hand somersaults, cartwheels, aerials, or back flips are not acceptable) and hand/s must be grounded.
•    No restriction in attire but please do not dress too little.

Procedure

The Competition is divided into 2-4 stages (Class Evaluation, Eliminations & Final) throughout the 4 days depending on numbers of participants. There will be a prize and award presentation ceremony & performances on the evening of the last day of competition.

Preliminary

Primary I ,II, III,Junior I, II & Senior

  • Participants will be evaluated during the compulsory Classical master classes 

Eliminations

Primary I

  • Candidates are to choose & perform ONE choreographed classical variation from MIBGP list or repertoire list prepared for Primary 1(age 6-8) or from the repertoire list of Primary 1
  • ALL candidates of this category shall perform wearing SOFT SHOES only
  • Primary I will wear choice of stage tutu according to repertoire dance (advice: do not over decorate the costume)

Primary II, Primary III

  • Candidates are to choose & perform ONE classical variation from respective Classical Repertoire List prepared.
  • ALL female candidates from Primary II & III shall perform classical repertoire with soft shoe (Shoes must be fitting. Do not wear shoes that wrinkle). No pointe shoes.
  • Primary II and III will wear choice of stage tutu according to repertoire dance (advice: do not over decorate the costume)
  • Master class for classical evaluation with an additional fee of RM150 per contestant.

Junior I, II & Senior

  • Candidates are to choose & perform ONE classical variation from respective Classical Repertoire List prepared.
  • All participants are to dance on pointe and use right choice of costume according to their Repertoire interpretation (tailoring, choice of colour etc are accounted in marking).
  • Finalist selected will attend a compulsory Solo Classical Coaching by a member of the jury and a classical masterclass evaluation by jury with an additional fee of RM250 per contestant.

Finals

Primary I, II & III

ALL finalists shall perform the SAME respective classical variations from the list prepared by the or repertoire list. 

Junior I, II & Senior

  • ALL finalists shall perform the SAME respective classical repertoire and a choice of their contemporary piece form competition latest selection

Ensemble

  • Category I: A - ONE classical Corp de Ballet Piece
  • Category l: B - Neo-classical piece of their own choice with soft shoes or bare foot
  • Category II: A - ONE classical Corp de Ballet Piece en pointe
  • Category ll: B - Neo-classical piece of their own choice with soft shoes or bare foot

Appreciation evening

  • Prize Ceremony & Performance.

Eligibility:

Age

Age is determined by 1st January of each year.

  • Primary I: 6 – 8 years old (2017 – 2015)
  • Primary II: 9 – 10 years old (2014 – 2013)
  • Primary III: 11-12 years old (2012-2011)
  • Junior I: 13 – 14 years old (2010 – 2009)
  • Junior II: 15 – 17 years old (2008 – 2007)
  • Senior: 18 and above (2006 - 1997)

Ensemble:

Category I: 6-12 years old (2017-2011)

  • 6 to 9 years 
  • 10 to 12 years 
  • 12 and below open (mix age)

Category II: 12 years old & above (2010 & above)

  • 12 above Adult 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 in solo event.

Company/Professional dancers

This competition is open to pre-professional students ONLY, NO company dancers allowed.

Choreography:

MIBGP rules allow for:

  • Primary I, II & III participants’ teachers are allowed to make improvisations only in the arm positions and leg lines to the original choreography to accommodate the participant’s specific abilities and technical level.  Teachers are allowed to simply steps or challenge the work with beats or higher lifts. No new choreography out of original interpretations allowed.
  • 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.

Music:

  • 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 thumb drive.
  • Duration of music Junior I, II, Senior, Ensemble category: Music shall not exceed 3:30 minutes. **No claps and audiences cheering is accepted as music for competition.
  • Participants should prepare their own repertoire music and must email us your music.

Costumes:

Primary I, Primary II, Primary III ,Junior I, II, Senior & Ensemble

Participants are allowed to perform in costumes portraying the character of the repertoire in respect to the ballet. Correct colour and tailored tutu are advice or else judges will deduct marks for wrong choice

Prizes & Awards

Prize Primary I, II & III Junior I Junior II Senior Best Ensemble 1 Ensemble 2
1st 400 900 1100 1300 300 800 1000
2nd 250 500 600 700 200 400 500
3rd 200 300 350 400 100 200 400
  • Male & Female participants for the Individual Event will be judged separately in the same category except for Ensemble Category.
  • Scholarships will be awarded for all categories depending on criteria matching donors’ requirements. 

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, III

  • Participants will be judged fully based on their Classical Repertoire.
  • Should there be any tie in placing; the scores tabulated from the compulsory master classes would determine the emerging winner. 

Junior I, II, Senior & Senior Open

  • Participants will be judged based on Classical Repertoire pieces. The total score would be accumulated from 100% Classical Repertoire.
  • 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 for masterclass can be purchase with a minimal donation or RM 50. 
  • Coaches must register one month prior to the event. (When coaches are not available , one parent is allow to represent). Please note that registration will not secure you a place.  Only those who
  • paid will be granted the entry.

*Priority will be given to coaches who have sent in participants for MIBGP. Coaches are to fill up a registration as observer in the master classes. Payment is entertained on the spot for first come first serve basis. 

*Limited spaces available.

Competition & Showcase

  • All dance enthusiasts are welcomed to observe the competition with a donation for entrance.

*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 the Competition is strictly prohibited.
  • 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.

Banking Details (Payment by DuitNow)

 

Beneficiary bank: Maybank Berhad

Swift code: MBBEMYKL

Account number: 514842398706

Beneficiary name: WL DANCEWORLD PRODUCTIONS

 

*SUBJECT TO CHANGES