31st edition

RULES AND REGULATIONS 2019
14-19 years old

Article 1

COMPETITION PROCESS

  • Friday, July 12th, 2019: Reception of participants, Master Class, Rehearsals
  • Saturday, July 13th, 2019: Master Class, Semifinals
  • Sunday, July 14th, 2019: Finals, Gala, Awards Ceremony
  • Location of the reception of the candidates: STANLOWA - 250 rue du Fg St Honoré - 75008 Paris
  • Location of the semi-finals and finals: SALLE PLEYEL Theater - 252 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré - 75008 Paris
  • Masters Class venue: SALLE PLEYEL Theater and INSTITUT STANLOWA - 129 Boulevard Hausmann - 75008 Paris (10 minutes walk from the Theater)

The organizing committee reserves its right to modify the course of the competition.

Article 2

CATEGORIES

The competition is open to girls and boys of all nationalities from 14 to 19 years old, who have not reached the age of 20 on the first day of the competition.

The competition is open to private or state schools wishing to prepare their students for a future professional career.

HOPE: participants of 14 and 15 years old who have not reached the age of 16 on the first day of the competition.
SUPERIOR: participants of 16 and 17 years old who have not reached the age of 18 on the first day of the competition.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL: participants aged of 18 and 19 who have not reached the age of 20 on the first day of the competition.

Exemptions of age may be granted after examination of every case by the organizing committee.

Article 3

Variations

Category: Hope

Girls:
  • A free variation on pointes of a maximum duration of 2 minutes or a variation from the repertoire on pointes. (According to the list: Article 14)
  • A free contemporary variation of a duration of 3 minutes maximum on pointes or half pointes.
Boys:
  • UA free variation of a maximum duration of 2 minutes or a variation from the repertoire. (According to the list: Article 14)
  • A free contemporary variation of a duration of 3 minutes maximum.

Categories: Superior and Pre-professional

Girls:
  • A variation of the repertoire on pointes. (According to the list: Article 14)
  • A free contemporary variation of a duration of 3 minutes maximum on pointes or half pointes.
Boys:
  • A variation of the repertoire. (According to the list: Article 14)
  • A free contemporary variation or a duration of 3 minutes maximum.

SEMI-FINALS VARIATIONS

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

HOPE:
A free variation or a variation from the classical repertoire (Article 3)

SUPERIOR:
A variation of the classical repertoire (Article 3)

PRE-PROFESSIONAL:
A variation of the classical repertoire (Article 3)


FINALS VARIATIONS

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

HOPE:
1st variation: A contemporary free variation (Article 3)
2nd variation: the variation of the semi-finals

SUPERIOR:
1st variation: A contemporary free variation (Article 3)
2nd variation: the variation of the semi-finals

PRE-PROFESSIONAL:
1st variation: A contemporary free variation (Article 3)
2nd variation: the variation of the semi-finals


ORDER OF APPEARENCE

The order of appearence will be in alphabetical order, the first letter being being chosen by drawing lots.
Only one teacher can accompany his or her candidate behind the scenes and for rehearsals on stage.

Article 4

REGISTRATION - VIDEO SELECTIONS

To enter the competition and participate in the preliminary video selection, participants must pay the registration fee of €45 (Forty-five euros) non-refundable.
Registration can be made by credit card online on the website: https://www.chausson-or.com no later than March 31st, 2019.

Registration to the competition implies full acceptance of the Rules and Regulations of the competition.

Each participant must register on the website of the Chausson d’Or competition and submit a video file (one participant per video file) showing his work in classical dance, no later than March 31st, 2019.

A classical variation in studio or on stage (current year) of a maximum duration of 2 minutes and 30 secondes. The variation presented on the video is not necessarily the one presented for the competition.
Only video files are accepted. If you are unable to download a video file, contact us at .

The full name of the participant must be included in the video file name. The evaluation by the jury is done anonymously, the name of the candidate should not appear in the video itself. The qualities of the image and sound should be checked before downloading. No teacher's voice should be heard.

Outfit to respect for the video in studio:
A light leotard without skirt, pink tights, pointes for girls ; white tunic, tights and grey ½ pointes for boys.


VIDEO SELECTIONS RESULTS

The results will be sent by email no later than April 15th, 2019. Selected participants will be allowed to participate in the competition.
The decisions of the jury of the video selections are irrevocable and unappealable.


SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS REGISTRATION

Participants selected for the competition must pay a registration fee of €95 (Ninety-five euros) non-refundable. This amount must be paid by credit card only, no later than April 30th, 2019. A link will be sent by email no later than April 15th, 2019 in order to proceed to registration.


NOTIFICATIONS

The selected participants will receive their convocation by email no later than May 15th, 2019. If you do not receive the convocation, contact us by email:


Music of the Variations for Semifinals and Finals

A link to download the music of the variation will be sent with the convocation
Only high quality WAVE and MP3 files are allowed.
The music files must be sent no later than June 15th, 2019. No other music will be accepted after this date.
A file for the variation of the repertoire and a file for the contemporary variation must be sent separately.
The music files must be titled before being uploaded to the competition website: Category, Surname, First name, Age, Name of the variation
Non-compliant files will not be accepted.


CHOICE OF VARIATIONS

As explained in the inscription to the video selection, the video file is not necessarily the choice for the semifinals and finals. The final choice of variations must be sent no later than June 15, 2019 with the music file.
In case of non-compliance with the above deadlines, participation in the competition will be refused.

Article 5

SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS OUTFITS

For the semifinals and the finals, all participants will have to present themselves in stage costumes for all variations.

Article 6

TICKETS

  • Access to the Theater is free for all participants. A nominative badge will be given on Friday, July 12th, 2019 during the welcoming of participants.
  • Each participant, in addition to his or her badge, will benefit of a place at the preferential rate of 20 euros for Saturday, July 13th, 2019 and a place at the preferential rate of 20 euros for Sunday, July 14th, 2019. To purchase these tickets, a link will be sent by email on May 15th, 2019, first day of the ticket opening.
    These tickets will be given on Friday, July 12th, 2019 during the welcoming of participants.
  • Deadline for purchasing these preferential tickets on July 1st, 2019. These tickets will not be sold during the duration of the competition.
  • A nominative give-away will be given to the teachers presenting one or more participants selected for the competition. This give-away will only be applicable on Saturday, July 13th, and Sunday, July 14th, 2019. It will be given on Friday, July 12th, 2019 during the welcoming of participants.

It will be forbidden to circulate without a badge, a ticket or a give-away.
Any loss or oversight will not be replaced.

Competition is open to the public.
Tickets will be purchased directly on line on the Salle Pleyel’s website, by phone or in situ, on the day of the competition. Rates and purchasing date will be announced later.

Article 7

Master Classes

During the course of the competition, Master Classes will be organized for all the participants and for all duration of the competition.

The Masters Classes will be given by professors and companies’ directors of international renown. They are not mandatory but we strongly advise participants to attend for their own benefit. Participation in one or more Master Class will in no way affect the score of a participant. It is best to register online to reserve your place.

The schedule and prizes of Master Classes will be sent by email with the convocation no later than May 15th, 2019, a link will allow you to register directly online.

The organizing committee reserves its right to modify the Master Class schedule.

Article 8

PRIZES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

The list of prizes, scholarships, bursaries and internship offers will be final no later than one month before the competition.

Scholarships
This price corresponds to one year of free education in one of our partner schools.

Learning Scholarship
This prize, reserved for winners between the ages of 17 and 19, consists of a one-year internship in one of our partner companies.

The Chausson d'Or reserves its right not to award all prizes
Prizes will be awarded on stage by the jury, participants will have to present themselves in costume.


RESULTS

  • To reach the finals, the results will be online and displayed at the end of the semifinals.
  • The results of the finals will be online at the end of the competition.

SCORINGS

The scores are awarded on the basis of 20 points for the artistic and 20 points for the technique.

Semi-finals: The jury will proceed to the technical and artistic evaluation of the participants. A ranking will be based on the scores. Participants who have not obtained enough points will not be selected for the finals.

Finals: The jury will proceed again to the technical and artistic evaluation of the participants. The ranking of the finalists will be obtained by adding the points of the semi-finals and the finals.


Jury

The jury of the Chausson d'Or is composed of internationally renowned personalities from the world of dance.

Article 9

SCENE

The dimensions of the Salle Pleyel stage are as follows:
Width 18m, Depth 12m, Slope 0%

The competition, scheduled on stage, will take place with spotlights and a cyclo background with colors.

Article 10

VOCATION OF THE CHAUSSON D’OR

The competition is open to young people aged 14 to 19 years of classical training. It enables them to perform on a beautiful and prestigious Parisian scene and to confront themselves to students of all nationalities.

Semi-finals, Finals, Master Class, meetings with the jury, closing Gala in the city of light, high place of dance.

The competition is distinguished by its friendly atmosphere and its rigorous organization, where dancing remains at the center of all passions.

It offers these young talents from all over the world the opportunity to be seen by a jury composed of personalities from the world of dance and to be able to join great schools or international companies.

Each of the participants, from around the world, will give the best of himself or herself, hoping to get a scholarship or an internship that will pave the way for a career as a professional dancer.

The numerous prizes awarded also highlight the winners.

Article 11

ACCOMODATION

Participants have to ensure all of their travel and housing expenses.

Article 12

PICTURES, SHOOTINGS, AUDIO OR VISUAL RECORDINGS AND THEIR BROADCAST

The Chausson d'Or Competition reserves its right to make pictures and videos at any time during the competition. This includes Masters Class, studio and stage rehearsals, and all activities in places frequented by participants.

By registering parents and participants give their express permission to use these pictures and videos for promotional purposes of the Chausson d’Or (reproduction, recopying, broadcast, distribution, videos, social medias, posters, online websites).

All photographs, shootings, visual or audio recordings of the participants’ variations and performances, whatever the means or supports used to record, are the exclusive property of the Chausson d'Or.

Participants and parents cede definitively and irrevocably all rights discribed in the present article to the Chausson d’Or, without any restrictions of time or location, and renounce to all claim, payment or any other compensations of any kind whatsoever from the Chausson d’Or or any other third-party users of the aforementioned recordings, in relation to the rights thus ceded to the Chausson d’Or.

Participants and parents agree that the sponsors who are financing the prizes awarded to finalists and winners may use the entirety or parts of the said recordings in their advertising campaign.

The organizing committee of the Chausson d'Or alone decides on contracts with television channels or with private individuals.

No visual or audiovisual recording of participants’ variations and performances may be made without the written authorization of the organizing committee.

Article 13

DECISION MAKING BODY

The Chausson d’Or is alone empowered to decide on a possible derogation from these Rules and Regulations of the competition. Jury’s decisions regarding the selections, semifinals and finals and the awarding of prizes are definitive and unappealable. Jury’s members are forbidden from judging their own students with whom they might have worked directly or any participant from a school he is linked.


LIABILITY

The organizing committee assumes, in any case, no responsability for any physical accident or injury or material damage caused by or to any participants or anyone, during the performances or during all tansits and in any locations. Participants must have insured themselves against accidents, illnesses and theft.
Participants entering the competition with a disability or an injury not enabling him or her of performing will not be covered by the organizing committee.


SECURITY

In order to respect the safety standards of the theater, we thank the participants, teachers and parents for bringing their nominative badges, their tickets or their passes.
Any loss will not be replaced.


REFUNDS

Refunds will only be issued in case of injuries of the registered participant after deduction of the administrative fee of 40 euros (forty euros). The organizing committee must be informed at least one week before the beginning of the competition by email: , with a medical certificate.

Article 14

LIST OF IMPOSED REPERTOIRE VARIATIONS - Category 14-15 girls

  • Harlequinade - Pas de Deux variation
  • Coppelia - All variations
  • Diana & Acteon - Pas de Deux variation
  • Don Quixote – Kitri variation Act I, Cupid variation Act II, Kitri variation from Pas de deux Act III
  • Fairy Doll
  • Flames of Paris - Pas de Deux variation
  • Giselle - Variation of the Peasant from Pas de deux Act I
  • The Sleeping Beauty – Blue Bird variation Act III, Lilac Fairy variation Act I
  • Esmeralda - Pas de Deux variation
  • The Flower Festival at Genzano - Variation from Pas de Deux
  • La Fille Mal Gardée - Pas de Deux variation
  • Le Corsaire - 2nd variation No 3 of the Odalisques
  • Swan Lake - 1st and 2nd variations from Pas de Trois Act I
  • Paquita - 1st and 2nd variations from Pas de Trois
  • Napoli - Pas de Six variation
  • The Talisman - Pas de Deux variation

LIST OF IMPOSED REPERTOIRE VARIATIONS - Category 14-15 boys
  • Harlequinade - Pas de Deux variation
  • Coppelia – Frantz variation Act III
  • Diana & Acteon – Pas de Deux variation
  • Don Quixote – Basil Pas de Deux variation Act III
  • Flames of Paris – Pas de Deux variation
  • Giselle – 1st and 2nd variations of the Peasant from Pas de deux Act I
  • Napoli – Pas de Six variation
  • The Sleeping Beauty – Blue Bird variation Act III
  • Esmeralda – Pas de Deux variation
  • The Flower Festival at Genzano – Pas de Deux variation
  • La Fille Mal Gardée – Pas de Deux variation
  • Le Corsaire – Pas de Deux variation
  • Swan Lake – Pas de Trois variation Act I
  • Les Sylphides – Variation of the poet
  • Paquita – Pas de Trois variation
  • The Talisman – Pas de Deux variation

LIST OF IMPOSED REPERTOIRE VARIATIONS - Category 16-17 girls
  • Nutcracker - Pas de Deux variation Act III
  • Diana & Acteon - Pas de Deux variation
  • Don Quixote – Kitri variations Act I, The queen of the dryads variations, Dulcinea variation Act II, Kitri variation from Pas de deux Act III
  • Flames of Paris - Pas de Deux variation
  • Giselle – Giselle Variation Act I
  • Grand Pas Classique (AUBER) - Pas de Deux variation
  • La Bayadère - the 3 variations of the realm of shadows, Gamzatti variation from Pas de deux
  • The Sleeping Beauty - the Lilac Fairy variation Act I, Dawn Variations Act I, Act II, Act III
  • Esmeralda - Pas de Deux variation
  • La Fille Mal Gardée - Pas de Deux variation
  • The Flower Festival at Genzano - Pas de Deux variation
  • Le Corsaire - 2nd variation No 3 of the Odalisques, Variation from Pas de deux
  • Swan Lake - 1st and 2nd variations from Pas de trois Act I
  • Napoli - Pas de Six variation
  • Paquita - 1st and 2nd variations from Pas de trois, Etoile variation Act II
  • Raymonda - All variations
  • The Talisman - Pas de Deux variation

LIST OF IMPOSED REPERTOIRE VARIATIONS - Category 16-17 boys
  • Nutcracker - Pas de Deux variation Act III
  • Coppelia – Frantz variation Act III
  • Diana & Acteon - Pas de Deux variation
  • Don Quixote – Basil variation from Pas de deux Act III
  • Flames of Paris - Pas de Deux variation
  • Giselle - 1st and 2nd variations of the Peasant from Pas de deux Act I, Prince Albrecht variation Act II
  • Grand Pas Classique (AUBER) - Pas de Deux variation
  • La Bayadere - Golden Idol variation
  • The Sleeping Beauty - Blue Bird variation Act III, Prince Désirée variation Act III
  • La Fille Mal Gardée - Pas de Deux variation
  • The Flower Festival at Genzano - Variation from Pas de Deux
  • La Sylphide – All variations Act I, 1st James variation Act II
  • Swan Lake - Pas de Trois variation Act I, Siegfried – black swan variations Act III
  • Les Sylphides - Variation of the poet
  • Le Corsaire - Pas de Deux variation
  • Esmeralda - Pas de Deux variation
  • Napoli - Pas de Six variation
  • Paquita - Pas de Trois variation
  • Raymonda – Grand Pas de Deux variation
  • The Talisman - Pas de Deux variation

LIST OF IMPOSED REPERTOIRE VARIATIONS - Category 18-19 girls
  • Nutcracker - Pas de Deux variation Act III
  • Diana & Acteon - Pas de Deux variation
  • Don Quixote – Kitri Variations Act I, the queen of the dryads variations, Dulcinea variation Act II, Kitri variation from Pas de deux Act III
  • Etude - Variation
  • Giselle – Giselle variation Act I
  • Grand Pas Classique (AUBER) - Pas de Deux variation
  • La Bayadere - 3 variations of the realm of shadows, Gamzatti variation from Pas de deux
  • The Sleeping Beauty – Aurore variations Act I, Act II, Act III
  • Suite en blanc – Cigarette from Serge Lifar (with authorization from the Serge Lifar Foundation)
  • Le Corsaire - Pas de Deux variation
  • Esmeralda - Pas de Deux variation
  • Suite en blanc – Flûte from Serge Lifar (with permission from the Serge Lifar Foundation)
  • Swan Lake – Odette variation Act II, Odile variation Act III
  • Paquita – Grand Pas de Deux variation, Etoile variation Act II
  • Raymonda - All variations
  • Suite en blanc - Serenade from Serge Lifar (with authorization from the Serge Lifar Foundation)

LIST OF IMPOSED REPERTOIRE VARIATIONS - Category 18-19 boys
  • Nutcracker - Pas de Deux variation Act III
  • Diana & Acteon - Pas de Deux variation
  • Don Quixote – Basil variation from Pas de deux Act III
  • Etude - Variation
  • Grand Pas Classique (AUBER) - Pas de Deux variation
  • Giselle - Prince Albrecht variation Act II
  • La Bayadere – Solor variation
  • Sleeping Beauty - Prince Désirée variation Acte III
  • Esmeralda - Pas de Deux variation
  • Suite en blanc - Mazurka from Serge Lifar (with authorization from the Serge Lifar Foundation)
  • La Sylphide – All variations Act I, 1st James variation Act II
  • Le Corsaire - Pas de Deux variation
  • Swan Lake - Siegfried - black swan variation Act III
  • Paquita – Grand Pas de Deux variation
  • Raymonda – Grand Pas de Deux variation

Participants will be sanctionned in case of non-compliance with these Rules and Regulations.

Only the regulation in French language is authentic.


Artistic and executive Board
Isabelle Stanlowa et Patricia Stanlowa

33 + 1 45 63 20 96
www.chausson-or.com