At Southern Federation of Dance, you'll find a variety of annual events.
SFD holds an annual convention which runs over a week during January. Members can take part in syllabus inservices, workshops and professional development. These classes are run by Examiners and SFD encourages all teachers to attend for the benefit of their students. Members are able to ask questions openly about any aspect of the syllabus work and can receive feedback regarding common faults seen in examinations and how each step should be executed correctly.
Members may enter students for examinations in any syllabus styles and levels. For Members' convenience they are able to select the date for examinations, which can take place at any time throughout the year from February to November. The venue for examinations can also be nominated by Members which is often at their own studio.
SPECIAL EXAM DAY INFORMATION
- SFD organises a day annually for candidates who are unable to participate in examinations with their school. If you have students who wish to attend this day please notify the Exam Co-ordinator either by writing to P.O. Box 2218, Rowville 3178 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEACHING CERTIFICATE EXAMS
- Participants of the Teaching Certificate Course please note that exams are set annually for you to attend - dates to be advised via newsletters.
LEVEL 10 JAZZ / TAP & ADVANCED CLASSICAL EXAMINATIONS
- If you have a student or students to be examined in any of the above styles, please notify the Exam Co-ordinator either by writing to P.O. Box 2218, Rowville 3178 or via email to email@example.com
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Masterclasses are held annually. SFD encourages students to attend if they are training to undertake an exam. The emphasis is on style and corrections from the Examiners, rather than the teaching of steps. Teachers are also able to view the Masterclasses.
COMPETITIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Competitions occur annually in Victoria and incorporate the following styles of dance: Jazz, Tap, Classical, Neo-Classical, Contemporary, Demi-Character, National, Hip Hop and Song & Dance. Competitors can enter solo, duo or trio sections as well as troupe sections.
Scholarships take place within the SFD Competitions. Six scholarships are awarded: Junior Jazz, Tap and Classical and Major Jazz, Tap and Classical. Candidates complete a technical class in their chosen style and also perform a solo on stage. To be eligible, students must participate in SFD examinations.
The Choreographic Competition occurs once a year in Victoria and gives students the opportunity to develop their choreographic skills and creativity. Competitors are judged solely on their choreography, not on technique. Styles of dance within the competitions are: Jazz, Tap, Classical, Neo-Classical, Contemporary Modern, Demi-Character and Troupes.
COMBINED SCHOOLS CONCERT & PRESENTATION EVENING
The SFD Combined Schools Concert occurs every year in Victoria, where students of all ages come together to represent their school and perform works reflecting diverse styles of dance and choreography. A special highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Annual Outstanding Achievement Award.