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NO BORDERS GROUP DANCE CHALLENGE
NBGDC 2014 winners RAW 1st

NO BORDERS GROUP DANCE CHALLENGE 2014:
First Place 
Group:RAW | Studio:  Fresh Groove Productions

NBGDC 2014 winners cnc 2nd

NO BORDERS GROUP DANCE CHALLENGE 2014:
Second Place 
Group:  CNC | Studio:
  Praise Team

NBGDC 2014 winners outside the box 3rd

NO BORDERS GROUP DANCE CHALLENGE 2014:
Third Place 
Group:  OUTSIDE THE BOX | Studio:  Richmond Academy of Dance

No Borders Group Dance Challenge is under the umbrella of the Surrey Festival of Dance Society.  It is open to any performing dance group that has been awarded a First Place position in their respective local dance festivals.  The Challenge is a distinctive ‘Day of Dance’ celebrating the best Groups have to offer.

NBGDC 2015 Entry form fees 2015

GENERAL INFORMATION

-Studios may enter more than one dance group providing they also meet criteria as stated above.
-There is only one winner for each division and category (Jr. Ballet, Jr. Jazz, Jr. Stage, International, Int. Ballet, Int. Jazz, Int. Stage, Sr. Ballet, Sr. Jazz and Sr. Stage).  Winning Group of each division receives $500.
-Each winning group is invited to the Grand Championships.  They will compete again in order to qualify for Grand Champion First, Second, and Third Place wins.
-Confirmation and time of participation is received upon verification of group.

REQUIREMENTS

-Verification of a first place win from a festival other than the Surrey Festival of Dance is required.
-Entry fee:  $150.00.
-Groups must be between the ages of 10 to 20 years (Average age).
-Behavior and backstage etiquette must apply at all times.

SCHOLARSHIPS 

 A total of $6750.00 in scholarships are awarded at each annual challenge.

CATEGORIES

-Ballet: includes Classical Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Contemporary Ballet, Demi-Character, and Interpretive
-Jazz: includes Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Street Dance
-Stage: includes Tap, Stage, Song & Dance and Acro-Dance
-International Dance: includes Folk, Contemporary International and Traditional

GROUP DIVISIONS

Age is determined by average age of group.

-Junior: 10 – 12 Years
-Intermediate: 13 – 15 Years
-Senior: 16 – 20 Year

ADJUDICATING

-A panel of a minimum of five adjudicators oversees the competition.
-Winners are determined by averaging of marks given.  All decisions are final.
-Results and marks are the Property of No Borders Groups Dance Challenge and The Surrey Festival of Dance Society.

MUSIC

-All Groups must record only one song on properly labeled CD. Proper label: Competitors’ number, and dance title, Start on/off. (ie:  #3 This old House, Start On)
-Please bring a back-up CD.
-No IPODS or equivalent allowed.
-All groups must turn music in and report to backstage personnel 15 minutes prior to performance.

PHOTOGRAPHY

1. NO PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANY KIND IS PERMITTED WITHIN THE THEATRE.
2. PHOTOGRAPHY TAKEN WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION!
3. EXCEPTION:  AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL OF THE SURREY FESTIVAL OF DANCE SOCIETY OR our sponsor THE SURREY LEADER PHOTOGRAPHER.

This also applies to the Grand Championships.