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Online Selection Event for Bursary Awards: Classical Indian Dance

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Start Date - Sun, 18 Apr 2021

End Date - Thu, 06 May 2021

Venue - Online

Style - Classical Indian Dance

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A Performance Opportunity

The Classical Indian Dance Faculty are delighted to host their first online competition for students. Winners of this event will go on to represent the faculty at our annual Theatre Bursary Awards.

Competition Details

This online competition is open to all Classical Indian Dance members and their pupils from across the world.

Competitors will submit one dance in either the Bharatanatyam or Kathak style appropriate for their age group, which is filmed and submitted by their Society teacher.

The selection process is divided into two age group sections; Junior and Senior. Within these two sections there will be one competitor chosen for each section.

All entrants will be selected by our adjudicators and the selected competitors will represent the Classical Indian Dance Faculty at the Theatre Bursary Awards. The winners of our Theatre Bursary Awards will be awarded with a financial bursary to help in their dance training.

Entry tickets cost £10 and are available to purchase now until Sunday 28 March 2021. Upon submission of the entry fee, teachers will receive an automated email from Eventbrite which will include an online application form and Dropbox link to upload their entrant's solo.

Video submissions must be uploaded by Sunday 18 April 2021.

Finalists will be announced on Thursday 6 May 2021. Winning nominees will have their performance video included in the announcement.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to showcase your pupil's talents and be in with a chance of receiving a financial Bursary Award.

Entry Criteria / Rules

The selection process is divided into two age group sections; Junior and Senior.

  • Junior entrants must be 11- 14 Years on September 1 2020.
  • Senior entrants must be 15 - 18 Years on September 1 2020.

Junior entrants will enter x1 Classical Indian solo only, up to 2 minutes duration.

Senior entrants will enter x1 Classical Indian solo only, up to 2 minutes duration.

Entrants must be studying an ISTD Classical Indian syllabus.

Costumes are optional.

Competitors body, hands feet and face must be clearly visible on the recording throughout.

Entries must be submitted by a Society teacher. Teachers can enter as many students as they wish to within the Kathak and Bharatanatyam styles.

Teachers are permitted to use the same solo for multiple competitors.

Video Guidance

Upon submission of the entry fee, teachers will receive an automated email from Eventbrite which will include an online application form and Dropbox link to upload their entrant's solo.

Once the teacher has uploaded their entrants video, a confirmation email will be sent from Dropbox to confirm the upload and this concludes the process for the teacher.

Video submissions must be uploaded by midnight on Sunday 18 April.


It is of paramount importance that the video is of good visual quality with detail clearly shown of the dancers , hands, feet, body and face in order to see the expressive qualities.

Please ensure that the music is clear but that it does not overpower any rhythm work performed.

Whether you use a Video Camera, DSLR Camera or Mobile Phone to record the video, please ensure the lens of the camera/phone is cleaned to avoid finger marks or dust .

Please ensure that your camera is on the highest resolution in the camera settings for optimum clarity.

Please record your video in “landscape” NOT “portrait”.

Please be aware of what is behind the dancer and in the video frame. If at all possible, have a clear, tidy studio, with no external noises.

Please allow at least 3 seconds of silence at the beginning of the video before the music and dance commences, and do not stop recording until at least 3 seconds after the music / dance finishes.

Videos of poor quality may affect the result of your entries.

Videos must be submitted by Society teachers ONLY.

Videos can be recorded by a family member of the entrant but please ensure that the parents/guardians have these guidelines (parents must not upload).

Video submissions must be clearly labelled as below:

  • Junior-CandidateName-TeacherName & TeacherMembershipNumber
  • Senior-CandidateName-Teachername & TeacherMembershipNumber

Health & Safety

The data received on the entry form will be kept securely and used for the purposes of administrating this award day. After a reasonable time, this will be destroyed. No data will be shared with any person or group outside the Society.

Clips from participants solos may be used on Society publications including the website and social media channels.

Please ensure the floor is safe and the entrant is working within 'COVID safe' measures.

Teachers should ensure their competitors are fully warmed up beforehand and perform the dances in a safe manner, which will not cause injury, ensuring the area chosen to dance is suitable and clear from any obstructions.

For safeguarding and security reasons it is preferable that teachers use a recording device with a (preferably password protected) memory card.

If teachers choose to use a mobile device, the footage should be uploaded immediately to the secure Dropbox link provided by the Society, once the footage is transferred, this should be deleted from your device and not stored.

Terms and conditions

Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis, no refunds.

Anyone competing in this online event does so at their own risk. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing will not accept any responsibility for any injury.

Teachers please ensure that all entrants and parents/guardians are fully aware and understand the competition rules.

The Classical Indian Dance Faculty Adjudicators’ decisions are final and no correspondence regarding their decisions will be permitted.

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Entry tickets are available to purchase now until Sunday 28 March 2021.