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CROESO I GAERDYDD, PRIFDDINAS CYMRU!

Due to COVID-19, we sadly have had to cancel this year's Welsh Champs 2020 at Barry Memorial. However - we have moved Welsh Champs ONLINE instead!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

• Send us a dance video of yourself (solo/partner/cabaret) by 4pm Monday September 21st to welshchamps@hotmail.com direct by email or using WeTransfer.

 

• Please include full names of yourself and any other dancers, plus your home addresses. It doesn't matter if this is filmed from your garden, kitchen or living room. But make sure the lighting is clear enough!

• All videos will be uploaded online around Tuesday 22nd September for public view.

• A selection of top judges will mark your dancing.

 

• The results will be announced live on Facebook on the Welsh Champs page from 8pm - Saturday 26th September.

COST:
 

This competition is completely FREE to enter! However we would greatly appreciate any possible donations to the Ceroc South Wales fund:

RULES:

• Open to all dance levels.
 

• Open to all ages.
 

• You can compete in more than one category, but only once in each category.
 

• You must provide a recent video taken specifically for Virtual Welsh Champs. (We won't accept previous videos from other dance competitions/performances).
 

• For rules specific for each category, please see below:

CATEGORIES

SOLO - 1 person

• VIDEO:

Send us a video of yourself (preferably landscape mode), by 4pm on Monday September 21st. 

 

• STYLE: 

Any dance style permitted (for example: street dance, contemporary, jazz, tap dance, ballet, "dad dancing" etc). This can be either choreographed or freestyle.

• TIMING: 

Make sure the video is between 1.45 to 2.30 minutes in length.

• MUSIC:

Any music permitted.

• POINTS: 

Judges will mark you on the following:

- Dress & Presentation

- Style

- Musical Interpretation

- Entertainment

- Dance Quality

 

For a detailed explanation on what judges are looking for click here

PARTNERED - 1x couple

• VIDEO:

Send us a video of yourself and dance partner from same household/bubble (preferably landscape mode), by 4pm on Monday September 21st.. Make sure you include your name, your partners name, and both of your home addresses. 

 

• STYLE: 

Must be a recognised Ceroc dance style form, and you need to dance FREESTYLE (not choreographed).

• TIMING: 

Make sure the video is between 2 - 2.30 minutes in length.

• MUSIC:

Produce any style of music, recognisable in Ceroc/Silc venues. 

• POINTS: 

Judges will mark you on the following:

- Dress & Presentation

- Style

- Musical Interpretation

- Entertainment

- Dance Quality 

 

For a detailed explanation on what judges are looking for click here

TEAM CABARET - 5 to 30 people

• VIDEO:

Send us a video of your team cabaret performance by 4pm on Monday September 21st. As this needs to be created with social distancing in mind, the team leader/choreographer must encourage their cabaret team to learn a choreographed dance, and make sure they send all of their videos to the team leader, and then edit the videos together to make a group dance/montage video. Click here to see an example of how this could work (from a group line dance video).

 

• STYLE: 

Any dance style(s) permitted.

• TIMING: 

Make sure the video is between 3-5 minutes in length.

• MUSIC:

Any music permitted.

• POINTS: 

Judges will mark you on the following:

- Dress & Presentation

- Style

- Musical Interpretation

- Entertainment

- Dance Quality 

 

For a detailed explanation on what judges are looking for click here

PRIZES:

Results will be announced LIVE on the Welsh Champs page 

8pm / Saturday 26th September 

 

• 'SOLO' & 'PARTNERED':

- First place winners win a free entry OR category for Welsh Champs 2021.
- Welsh Champs medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

• 'TEAM CABARET'

- Gold trophy for 1st place.

- Silver trophy for 2nd place.

• If the 1st place winner for the SOLO category, also wins 1st place in the PARTNERED category,

the prize for SOLO will go to the 2nd place winner of the SOLO category. 

JUDGES:

You will be marked by our top selection of judges:

David & Lily Barker, Ekow Oduro, Ellen Dacombe, Danni Moore & Caine Langford, 

Lyndsey Bennett, Richard & Zoe Beauvoisin, Matthew Blain, Victoria Pollard, Jamie & Jen Eddy, Dale St Rose, Charlie Brownlee & Kieran Moore, and Ivan & Kate Burton.

WARM GREETINGS  from Heather & Tim

A massive congratulations to Lyndsey & Andy for all their hard work, love and dedication, for not only creating a legendary event, but an amazing and supportive dance family. 

 

We are both honoured and excited to be taking on the dragon reigns for Ceroc South Wales. Whilst we are very sad that COVID-19 has prevented us from holding the usual event, we're excited to keep the spirit alive with the Virtual Welsh Champs, and look forward to getting Welsh Champs 2021 on track for next year.
 

Love from Heather & Tim xxxx

 
 

WELSH VIRTUAL CHAMPS 2020