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SOLOISTS PROFESSIONAL DANCERS

PRE-SELECTION

SOLOISTS PROFESSIONAL DANCERS

PRE-SELECTION

In order to be accepted to the Semi-Final all the candidates may pass the Pre-selection Step by Registering and Submitting a Video. 

All the details about how to start with the Pre-selection can be find bellow.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

18 - 30 years old by 21st of February 2019

PRE-SELECTION DATES

Open from September 15th, 2018 to February 17th, 2019

PRE-SELECTION FEE

95€
NON REFUNDABLE

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I. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Are entitled to participate all the candidates who are between 18 and 30 years old by February 21, 2019 (Proof of Age will be required when registering by presenting a copy of Birth Certificate, National Identity Card or Passport.)
  2. Candidates have to pass the Preselection Process by Video.
  3. Candidates have to prove that they were or they are hired under an "Apprentice" or "Corps de Ballet Contract" in a Professional Dance Company.
  4. Are allowed to participate independent candidates but they have to demostrate that in the past they were hired under an "Apprentice" or "Corps de Ballet" Contract by a Professional Dance Company.
  5. Are allowed to participate those candidates who danced  Soloists Roles in their Companies always when they are or were under an "Apprentice or Corps de Ballet" Contract.
  6. By participating in the Ibstage Grand Prix, all the candidates are accepting all the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy.
  7. All the candidates accepts to send all the required documentation in the stipulated deadlines.

II. PRESELECTION VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

A. Preselection Info

  • In order to be accepted in the IBStage Grand Prix, candidates may pass a Preselection by Video.
  1. Preselection Fee - 95 euro (Paypal or Credit Cards)
  2. Preselection Deadline - February 17th, 2019
  3. Judge Panel - Royal Ballet School Artistic Staff | Ibstage Artistic Staff | Balletschule Theater Basel Artistic Staff

B. Preselection Video Requirements

Preselection by Video is done Online, registering through the iBSTAGE Online System.

  1. All the Candidates have to upload their video to Youtube or Vimeo before starting the registration. If the Youtube or Vimeo video is protected by a password the candidate have to provide the password in the Registration Form.
  2. The organization only will take in consideration Youtube or Vimeo links, any other provider link will not be accepted resulting this in the cancelation of the registration. No Reimbursements will be done.
  3. The Maximum Length of the video have to be 8 minutes. Non completion of this requisite leads into disqualification of the candidate. 
  4. Center have to be filmed from the front. 
  5. No other people can appear in the video. 
  6. No voices should be heard in the video, excepting the voice candidate. 
  7. Please film in a studio with proper lights.

  • The Title of the Video have to contain the following:
  1. Name of Candidate
  2. Age of Candidate
  3. Height (centimeters) & Weight (kg)
  4. Please do not include any other info as your registration will be cancelled.
  • The Video have to contain only Center Exercises as following:
  1. Tendues
  2. Short Adagio
  3. Pirouettes 
  4. Allegro (small jumps with beats, assemblés, jetés, sissonnes)
  5. Pointe Work (only ladies) - échappés retirés, pirouettes en-dehors and en-dedans on pointe.
  6.  Grand Allegro (no more than 64 music counts )
    1. Ladies - must be on pointe and must show a diagonal of turning steps. 
    2. Gentlemen - must show cabrioles, entrechats six and double tours en l'air.
  • DRESS CODE FOR THE VIDEO
  1. For Ladies: pink tights and any sleeveless plain leotard. (tutu, skirts, and warmers are not allowed)
  2. For Gentlemen: black or gray tights, black or white plain t-shirt and white ballet slippers. (leg warmers and black ballet slippers are not allowed)
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Videos of live performances, variations, or barre work will not be taken in consideration.

III. PRESELECTION PROCEDURE

A. PRESELECTION BY VIDEO RECORDED BY THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

After the candidate registered to the Preselection by Video and made payment, an automatic email will be sent to the candidate's email address, provided in the Registration Form, confirming that the Registration System recorded the Application.

After the Registration the Application Status will be stated as "Pending" until a staff member confirm that the video link provided by Candidate accomplish with al the video requisites according to our Preselection Process. 

If the video link meet all the required criteria, the staff member will proceed to change the Registration Status from "Pending" to "Confirmed" and the video link will be send to the Panel of Judges.

If the video link doesn't meet the required criteria, the staff member will proceed to change the Registration Status from "Pending" to "Declined". No Reimbursement is done, but Candidate may re-apply by sending a new video link, making sure that is meeting the requested video criteria. Re-applying have a cost of 75 euro

B. WHAT WE JUDGE

  • The video links of all the Preselection Registrations which obtained the Status of "Confirmed", will be forwarded by order of admission to the Panel of Judges.
  • Each Judge is independent and will proceed to analyze the video taking in consideration the following:
  1. Ballet Training Level according to the age of Candidate.
  2. Presentation
  3. Quality of Movement
  4. Quality of Execution of steps
  5. Quality of enchainement (passing from one step to another)
  6. Precision of Movement
  • We discourage Candidates to show bad virtuosism. We are willing to see Quality against Quantity. 
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C. HOW WE JUDGE

  • Our Panel of Judges will take in consideration only the mentioned criteria in the above point .
  • We don't discriminate by race or gender.
  • All the Video Links will be judged by a panel of 3 Judges. (always an impair number in order to tiebreak)
  • In order to speed up the Preselection Process and give a faster response to the Candidates,  the Organization decided to qualify the Candidate's  Video Applications with the following Judge Status:   
  1. APPROVED - means that the Candidate was accepted into Semifinal and is one of the 25 participants of it.
  2. DECLINED - means that the Candidate wasn't Accepted to the Semifinal. Candidates that weren't Accepted can't re-apply in the 2019 edition of the Ibstage Grand Prix, but are allowed to participate in the following editions according to the categories of their respective ages.
  3. STAND-BY (Waiting List) - means that the Candidate is still on the road to be accepted to the Semifinal but have to be re-evaluated by the Panel of Judges.

IV. PRESELECTION RESULTS

JUDGE 1JUDGE 2JUDGE 3FINAL RESULT
APPROVEDAPPROVEDAPPROVEDAPPROVED
APPROVEDAPPROVEDDECLINEDAPPROVED
APPROVEDDECLINEDDECLINEDDECLINED
DECLINEDDECLINEDDECLINEDDECLINED
STAND-BYSTAND-BYSTAND-BYSTAND-BY (WAITING LIST)
STAND-BYSTAND-BYAPPROVEDSTAND-BY (WAITING LIST)
STAND-BYAPPROVEDAPPROVEDAPPROVED
STAND-BYAPPROVEDDECLINEDSTAND-BY (WAITING LIST)
STAND-BYDECLINEDDECLINEDDECLINED

HOW MUCH TAKES TO RECEIVE THE RESULTS

  1. Depending on our Panel of Judges and also on the Number of Applications the results can trigger 1 Day or Several Days. Some candidates may not receive their results until February 17, 2019 when the Final List of Applications will be Closed. 
  2. The fastest way to check your results is to login in your Preselection Registration Form and check the Status of your Application, as will be the first place where results will be released. (please save your Registration Email that was send to your inbox after you registered, as contains the link to access your Registration, where you can verify if you are accepted or not for the Semifinal)
  3. Also you can check daily the RESULTS TABLE by clicking the PRESELECTION RESULTS MENU TAB, where all the candidates will be listed by their Registration ID

ACCEPTED CANDIDATES

Candidates who are Accepted for the Semifinal they will be noticed automatically by email by our Registration System, once our staff will update their Application Status to "APPROVED"

Results will be also published in the Results Table, which is published in the Preselection Results Tab Menu.

If your Application Status is APPROVED go to the SEMIFINAL TAB MENU and Start your Registration.

Candidates Accepted for Semifinal will be provided with a Registration Code in order to register for the Semifinal.

The Registration Code will be provided by email or by text message.

The Registration Code will be valid for a maximum of 48h after the activation.

The Online System Registration will not accept Registration Codes which weren't used in the stipulated validity period.

Reactivation of the Registration Code have a Fee of 50 euro, which will be added to the Final Amount of the Registration.


V. PRESELECTION REGISTRATION

  • Before Starting your Preselection Registration be sure that your Video accomplish with all the Video Requirements. 
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Videos of live performances, variations, or barre work will not be taken in consideration.

REGISTER TO THE PRESELECTION BY VIDEO

PRESELECTION CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 20, 2019

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