Posted on May 9, 2014
Ballet typically requires plenty of hard work, finesse and a great sense of timing – whether for the most minimal pirouette or a hugely complicated routine. Those who manage to perfect it will rightly feel a great sense of accomplishment, but those who excel might wonder if they’re among the best dancers around. A competition, the Dance Direct Student Ballet Dancer of the Year, has recently been launched to find the best up-and-coming student ballet dancer in the UK. Run by Dance Direct, it is open only to student ballet dancers who are currently in the midst of a course at a university, a HE college or a specialist dance college.
To enter the competition, all entrants have to do is send a video of themselves dancing, include their name, age, course details and address and their place of study to firstname.lastname@example.org. The video should either be a previous audition tape or an entry video solely for the purpose of this competition. It can be uploaded in the email or be a link to a YouTube video.
Judged by Jessica Wilson, a blogger for Dance Direct, the competition has a first prize of £250 worth of vouchers from the site for ballet gear, as well as a feature about them on the Dance Direct blog. The prize also includes a biography on the site, which will help provide the basis for a long and successful career in ballet dancing.
You can read more about the competition on the Dance Direct blog.