SAYAW PINOY: The NCCA National Dance Competition
SAYAW PINOY: The NCCA National Dance Competition
The National Committee on Dance of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts organized the Sayaw Pinoy: The NCCA National Dance Competition as part of its efforts to promote dance in its various forms – folkdance, ballet, modern/ contemporary, hip hop and dance sport/ ballroom. It aims to stress the importance of the competition as a means of motivation for artistic excellence but not an end to itself. It also hopes to teach emotional fitness through teamwork as the group experience will bring about dependability, responsibility, commitment, sportsmanship, discipline, creativity and awareness of the value of the art of dance. Consequently, acquiring the value of working together toward common goals will extend to daily undertakings beyond the competition.
Anchored on this belief, the NCCA-NCD launches the Sayaw Pinoy: The NCCA National Dance Competition. This competition to promote artistic excellence in the different dance forms in the spirit of friendly competition.
DATE and VENUE of the NCCA NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION
December 10 & 11, 2009
Cultural Center of the Philippines
December 10: Folkdance and Neo-classical
December 11 Ballroom, Contemporary and Hiphop
- The Competition is open to all Filipino citizens residing in the Philippines.
- Dance categories for the 2009 competition are the following: Folk, Neoclassical, Ballroom, Contemporary and Hip Hop.
- Entries on the Official Form only shall be submitted to the NCCA Arts Section, 5th Floor, NCCA Building, 633 Gen. Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila on or before the closing date, November 20, 2009 at 5:00 PM. Entries may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or faxed to 5272198.
- All participants must be at least 13 years old as of November 20, 2009, deadline for the submission of entries.
- Each group shall be composed of a minimum of 6 dancers up to a maximum of 20 dancers.
- All expenses in joining the competition shall be shouldered by the participating groups. However, for this first National Competition, the following financial assistance will be given to the first nine (9) entries submitted:
- first 3 entries from Mindanao – P 12,000 each
- first 3 entries from Visayas – P 10,000 each
- first 3 entries from Luzon - P 5,000 each
- No registration fees will be charged to participate in the competition.
- No group/dancer may appear more than once in the same dance category. ( A folk dance group or a folk dancer cannot appear twice in the folk dance category)
- A group/ dancer may participate in more than one dance category. (Example: a folk dance group or a folk dancer may have entries in the other dance categories: Neoclassical ballet, Contemporary, Ballroom or Hip hop)
- A time limit of 5 minutes will be enforced and corresponding points shall be deducted in the event the time limit is exceeded. The time of the performance starts with the first note of the music or the first movement, whichever comes first. Please enter the length of the performance in the Entry Form.
- Prompting of competitors from the backstage or from the audience is not allowed.
- The committee reserves the right to amend these guidelines or refuse any entry on any grounds with proper advice to the parties concerned.
- All music must be recorded on CD only – no cassette tapes allowed, no live band or musicians allowed. Single music shall be recorded in one CD.
- No lighting design will be allowed.
- All competitors will be assigned numbers for the competition through drawing of lots.
- Personal photography and video taping will be strictly prohibited during the competition proper. Official photographers and videographers will be provided by the organizers for documentation purposes.
- Participation in the event is entirely at the dancers’ own risk. Performance of dangerous choreography is not endorsed by the competition committee (and will not be reflected favorably in the scoring).
- Failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions will result to disqualification.
- The judges’ decision is final and unappealable.
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR EACH CATEGORY
I. FOLKDANCE CATEGORY
- The dance material for the 2009 SAYAW PINOY: The NCCA National Dance Competition is on Christian Dance Classification (Western influenced dances).
- The dance must be taken from any published Philippine folk dance book listed below:
- Philippine Folk Dances, Volume 1-6 by Francisca Reyes Aquino
- Philippine National Dances by Francisca Reyes Aquino
- Visayan Folk Dances, Volumes 1-2 by Libertad Fajardo
- Pangasinan Folk Dances by Jovita Sison Friese
- Samar Folk Dances by Juan C. Miel
- Handumanan by Jose Balcena
- Philippine Folk Dances and Songs by the Bureau of Public Schools 1965
- Sayaw: Dances of the Philippine Islands Volume 1-6 by the Philippine Folk Dance Society
- Costume may either be from the Spanish period or of countryside motif.
- No medley (combination) of different dances is allowed.
- In dances where the author does not specify or describe the entrance/exit, the trainer may arrange one; however, it must not exceed one minute.
- The dance must be accompanied by recorded music or CD prescribed by the book. Live accompaniment is not allowed. (general guideline)
- Group composition is from a minimum of 6 and maximum of 20 which could be all males, all females or a combination of males and females. (general guideline)
- Five photocopies of the literature of the dance shall be submitted to the Organizer together with the application form on the set deadline.
- Criteria for Judging: Performance, Staging and interpretation, Costume and Audience Impact
II. NEO-CLASSICAL CATEGORY
Neoclassical ballet is a ballet style that uses traditional ballet vocabulary but is less rigid than the classical ballet. For example, dancers often dance at more extreme tempos and perform more technical feats. Spacing in neoclassical ballet is usually more modern or complex than in classical ballet. Although organization in neoclassical ballet is more varied, the focus on structure is a defining characteristic of neoclassical ballet.
Neo-classical ballet is the style of 20th century classical ballet exemplified by the works of George Balanchine. It draws on the advanced technique of 19th century Russian Imperial dance, but strips it of its detailed narrative and heavy theatrical setting. What is left is the dance itself, sophisticated but sleekly modern, retaining the pointe shoe aesthetic, but eschewing the well upholstered drama and mime of the full length story ballet.
- The group shall be composed of a minimum of 6 dancers and a maximum of 20 dancers. ( all females or all males or a combination of males and females)
- The dance piece should be an original choreography in neo-classical form.
- The contest piece must be at least three (3) minutes but not more than five (5) minutes.
- Costume must be appropriate to the choreography and dance form. Soft ballet shoes or pointe shoes may be worn.
- Judging will be based on the following criteria: choreography, technique, execution/performance and over all impact.
III. CONTEMPORARY DANCE CATEGORY
1. The contest piece must be at least three (3) minutes but not more than five (5)
2. Sets are not allowed (e.g. risers, back drop, tables, etc.). Hand props may
be used (e.g. stick, fan, ring, umbrella, etc.). Bamboo, wood, steel or plastic pole may be used but must not be more than 3 meters long.
The following are strictly not allowed in the performance:
a.) The use of real fighting armor (e.g. sword, knife, guns, arrow, spears, etc…)
b) The use of any form of liquid (e.g. blood, oil, water, etc.)
c.) The use of fire and any pyrotechnic materials.
d.) The use of confetti either drop or bomb.
e.) Breaking of glass, pots, etc…
f.) Audio visual presentation or screen projection.
5. Costume must be appropriate to the concept of the dance. Nudity is strictly
6. Obscene choreography/ indecent movements and killing of animals are strictly
7. Violation of any of these contest guidelines will result to disqualification of the
- Criteria for judging: Choreography/ composition, performance and over-all impact.
IV. HIPHOP CATEGORY
The Hip hop dance is a fusion of street dance disciplines and cultural interpretations from around the country. The dance routine incorporates the look, music, attitude, posture and street dance style. The most real routine showcase is a variety of hip hop dance styles, signature moves and choreography conveying the character and energy of the street.
- Groups are permitted to mix and bring music of their choice on a standard CD.
- The Routine must be performed, in its entirety to the music selected, prepared and submitted by the group.
- The contest piece must be three (3) minutes but not more than five (5) minutes
- Groups should include in their performance a broad selection of street dance styles from the list below without excessive use of the same move or pattern. A varied range of styles should be shown in the choreography of arm, leg and body movement.
- Attire may include accessories such hats, caps, gloves, scarves, jewelries, etc. Removing pieces of clothing during the performance is allowed provided it is not offensive or out of character. Appropriate clothing should be observed in the competition.
- Movements that are categorized under break dance are permitted, but should not control/ dominate the performance.
- Any move where the competitors’ weight is solely on the neck/ head i.e. head spins, head stands, etc. is not allowed.
- Criteria for Judging: Choreography, rhythm and timing, costume, technique and performance
V. BALLROOM TEAM FORMATION
1. Sub-category for Ballroom Team Formation. Formation dancing shall be either
in the following:
Teams in the Standard will base their routines on the International Style
Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz. No dances other than the ones
listed will be allowed.
b. Latin American
Teams in the Latin American will base their routines on the International Style Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba and Paso Doble. No dances other than the ones listed will be allowed.
The composition of dance routines for either Standard or Latin American shall conform to 70% syllabus technique and 30% highlight. Emphasis shall be given on over-all synchronization of the team.
2. Age groupings. The Team Formation competition shall be open to 12 years old and
above. The age groups to be followed for the teams are as follows:
Junior : 12 years old to 16 years old
Youth : 17 years old to 20 years old
Adult : 21 years old and above
3. Size of Formation Teams. Teams of 3 couples to a maximum of 8 couples shall
compose a competing team. A couple is a male and female pair.
4. No person may dance in more than one team in each style in any given dance
5. Solo (Open) Work – Standard Category
- Solo (Open) work is defined as when any couple in the formation team has less than two (2) points of contact between the two (2) partners. Even though a couple may not be in a traditional closed hold, they will be considered to be in “closed” position if there are at least two points of contact between the two partners.
- If a couple is in open position at the end of a bar is counted as a solo. If a couple is in a closed position at the end of a bar of music, then that bar is not counted as solo.
- Regardless of how many “open bars” of music are danced, every team shall have at least 50% of their bars in the routine proper danced in the traditional competitive ballroom hold (which includes the lady’s left hand being placed on the man’s right shoulder).
- Solo work in the Standard Category shall be restricted to eight (8) bars in any one dance, with a maximum of 24 bars over the whole presentation.
This does not apply to the Latin dances in which solo work is normally a part of.
6. Time Restrictions
- Formation teams shall dance for a minimum of 3 minutes, but shall be limited to a maximum of 5 minutes of music for their routine including entrance and exit.
- The timing of the formation team routine begins when the first person sets foot onto the dance floor. The timing ends when the last person on the team steps off the dance floor.
7. Music. Teams are allowed to use music for their entrance and exits if desired. When music is used for the entrance and/or exit, there must be a complete break in the music for a space of at least two seconds that separates the entrance/exit from the routine music proper. The formation team must remain motionless during this break both before and after the routine proper.
8. Lifts and Properties
- No Lifts are allowed.
- No props are allowed at any time in any competitive category for formation
teams. This includes the teams’ entrance and exit.
- A prop is defined as any item that is not part of the regular costume worn by the dancers and is not attached to the dancer or their costume for the full duration of time that the dancers are on the floor.
- A hat will be considered a prop if it is removed at any time from the dancer’s head, including entrance and exit.
9. Dress Code
- The dresses and costumes shall follow the dress code prescribed in international competitions. Dresses/costumes have to create characteristic shape for the dance.
- Dresses/costumes have to cover the intimate parts of the dancers’ bodies.
- Dresses/costumes and make-up have to respect age and level of dancers.
- No change of clothing/costume is permitted once the competition begins.
a. Dress Code for Junior Teams
The Junior formation teams shall be allowed to wear the juvenile dress as follows:
i. Girls’ Dress – Ballroom & Latin-American
- Dresses should not to be decorated in part with lace panels, motifs, bows, ribbons or buttons.
- One hem length all the way round. Simple, plain or pleated skirt only.
- Hair Decoration: Small flower only may be worn. Tiaras, headbands or diamante decoration on the hair are not permitted.
- Only jewelry of a personal/religious nature may be worn.
- Armbands, neckbands and gloves in material are notpermitted
- Note: Teachers are asked to advise parents that choice of hairstyles and amount of make-up applied on juvenile girls must be in good taste and appropriate to the age group.
- Materials: All materials used within the dress must be the same color (dye match) throughout. Material e.g. Dance crepe, Lycra, Lace, Stretch Satin, Chiffon, Velvet or similar materials.
- Bodice. Material used must be the same self colored as the skirt. See-through material must be fully lined.
Bodice length to be up to waistline or hipline.
Sash to be no wider than 5cms to cover the joint.
Buttons and sashes for fastening purposes only.
- Neck Lines. Back and front view as illustrated but not to be lower than top of armpit.
One frill up to 7.5 cms in depth or a simple collar is allowed.
Keyhole back is permitted but not lower than top of armpit.
- Back Views See illustrations
Note: Girls – a party dress or a simple costume provided it does not have any sequins,
rhinestones, feathers, fringe, or other similar decorations may be worn.
- Sleeves. Long (straight or small bishop), short, elbow length, short puff, cap NO FRILLS OR DOLMAN
- Skirt Length Ballroom/Latin. Not below the knee and not more than 5 cm above the top of the knee. One underskirt only permitted and may have a frill up to 8.5 cm. Crinoline or wire permitted in hemline of top skirt only. Satin ribbon as binding may be used on hems but not for decoration.
- Note: a small bow may only be used on belt or sash as fastening.
- Shoes Block heel only with a maximum height of 3.5 cm.
High heel shoes are not permitted.
White ankle socks must be worn.
- Boys’ Dress – Ballroom & Latin-American
- Black trousers, plain white shirt with Black tie.
- Trousers Normal waisted black or High waisted black (underfoot strap optional)
Plain Black no same stripe materials.
No Satin stripes permitted on side seams.
No Satin waistbands or similar decoration
- Material. Material e.g., polyester, wool, stretch helenca, suiting, mohair.
- Shirts. Plain white long sleeved with usual collar shirt, cotton or polycotton, polyamide, or similar unshiny material. Shirt must be tucked into trousers.
- Wing Collars not permitted.
- Extra Full sleeves not permitted. Sleeves must be full length only and must have a single or double cuff. Cuff fasteners to be buttons or small, plain cufflinks.
- Sleeves may not be worn rolled up
- Ties. Plain black tie for Ballroom
Plain black bow tie for Latin
No Initials permitted
- Belts. Belt must be narrow with small buckle.
- Shoes. Black
Note: Boys – may wear simple costume, provided it does not have any sequins, rhinestones, fringe, or other similar decorations. No jackets (including tail suits) will be allowed
b. Dress Code for the Youth Team
Youth formation teams shall be allowed to wear the dress approved for Junior formation teams in addition to the following:
For Boys: May wear jackets including tail suits for the Standard category. Costumes are allowed, including decorations. If tail suits are worn they must be black in color.
For Girls: May wear costumes including decorations.
c. Dress Code for Adult Team
Adult formation teams shall be allowed to wear the dress approved for Youth
10. Criteria for Judging: Performance, interpretation, costume, and over-all impact.