Session 2 (11:00 - 11:55 a.m.)

Danse individuelle:  Levels are mixed for this contest.  A school may enter 1 student.  The dance itself should be francophone in origin.  Student must explain in English its origin and meaning.  The dancer may be accompanied by cassette or CD (player provided) or by a live musician(s).  The explanation should be one minute or less and the dance between 3-4 minutes.  Dancing is judged on explanation, appropriateness of costume, coordination and grace of movement, and enthusiasm. 


Version (Translation):  3 students per level.  Written translations are judged on accuracy, completeness and attention to rendering a meaningful text in English.   Dictionaries or other aides are not permitted.

 

Phrases Mélangées (Scrambled Sentences):  Each school may enter 3 students per level.  A point is scored for each correct sentence.

 

Lecture à Haute Voix (Sight Reading):  2 students per level. NOTE THE CHANGE FOR 2015!!  Students read unfamiliar material aloud.  Reading is judged on audibility, pronunciation/liaison, intonation, and flow.  Note: native speakers must register at native speaker level.

 

Musique Vocale (Vocal Music) (ensemble) (débutante ou avancée):  Levels are mixed for this contest but levels are judged separately.   Each school may have only one entry in this contest (either débutante or avancée).   Songs may be sung a cappella or with accompanist (piano, not accompanist, provided).  It must be memorized and sung in French.  Singing is judged on appropriateness of interpretation, technique, comprehensibility and degree of difficulty.  Sheet music may be used by accompanist without penalty.  You are required to provide the judges with a score of the piece. Time limit is 2 to 3 minutes. 

 

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