The SA Stage Dancing Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the art of Dance and Performance in South Australia. From our humble beginnings over 45 years ago to the present, the committee is a committed and dedicated group of people who work hard, and freely give up their time to put together quality dance competitions that are a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all concerned.

2020 Eisteddfod Update. (July 2020)

 

The SASDS committee is excited to announce that we WILL be holding the 2020 Eisteddfod!!

 

The dates and location for the 2020 Eisteddfod remain the same

SAT 26 SEPT – SUN 4 OCT 2020 at PRINCE ALFRED COLLEGE.

 

Our hope is to run an Eisteddfod to allow as many dancers as possible the opportunity to perform on the stage for 2020. Troupes and Solo/Duo/Trio sections will be going ahead, however the health and safety of all of our competitors, teachers, parents, families, community and volunteers remains our top priority and there will be changes to the running of the Eisteddfod to reflect this.

As we continue to plan over the coming weeks for a Covid Safe event we will update you with information on how the Eisteddfod will be run for 2020. Please make sure you have subscribed to our mailing list to ensure you receive the updates via email.  Don’t forget to also follow us on social media!!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION/CHANGES TO NOTE

 

SASDS EISTEDDFOD 2020 – COVID UPDATES AND CHANGES TO THE 2020 EISTEDDFOD ONLY

 

Much to our great disappointment, we will be unable to have a dedicated Hip Hop Night for 2020. We will still have Hip Hop Crew/Troupe and Solo, Duo/Trio sections available to enter, however we will run these as part of the normal Eisteddfod programming

 

There will NOT be a Secondary Schools Showcase for this year, however School troupes are welcome to enter regular troupe sections if they wish.

 

TROUPE ENTRIES

  • We anticipate that Troupe entries will open on Friday 10th July (TBC)
  • We are combining the Classical and Character Sections for all ages. This section will now be Classical Ballet or Character/Demi-Character Troupe Open.
  • There will be NO National Troupe sections.
  • There will be NO speciality lighting available. Standard Stage lights only.
  • There is no entry from the centre of the rear curtain.

 

SOLO ENTRIES

  • We anticipate that Solo/Duo/Trio entries will open on Friday 24th July (TBC)

To allow as many dancers as possible to have the opportunity to enter we have made the following changes for Solo/Duo/Trio entries for 2020. In the event that we do not sell out this will be revised as needed.

  • Each Solo competitor can enter a MAXIMUM of 5 sections (excluding Championships/Scholarships)
  • Each Solo competitor can enter a MAXIMUM of 2 Championship/Scholarship sections.
  • Each Duo/Trio can enter a MAXIMUM of 2 sections.
  • There will be NO Aggregate Awards (Novice or Open)

 

Please also head to the relevant pages on this website for all current Rules, Terms & Conditions of Entry and to ensure you are familiar with available sections and time limits etc.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our 2020 Eisteddfod.

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The recent competition was very well organised, professionally run and all entrants I saw were of an excellent standard. 3 comments/questions I have are: The adjudicator on Saturday evening made reference to the dancers ‘physiques’ and praised one troupe for their bodies. If this had been a male judge, I’m sure the audience would have found this comment even more disturbing. I, along with a few other parents who were in attendance, still found this comment inappropriate and unnecessary as we thought the dancers were being marked on their performances and choreography, not their body shape. Maybe referring to a dancer’s body in this context isn’t best practice... The second issue I’m not too sure about is the age categories. It was disappointing to see obviously older dancers performing in categories that were not their age group. Is the ‘age’ an average? If so, those who have all entrants adhere to the age category may be at a disadvantage? Lastly, can two studios enter more than one performance in each section? Again, this doesn’t seem to be advantageous to single entrant studios. Overall, the standard was excellent and very enjoyable to witness. Thanks for your time.
Katie Nuttall
2019-10-09T06:53:30+0000
Marilyn McAuliffe
2019-10-07T23:25:19+0000
Fantastic experience for everyone involved. Professionally run, friendly, enthusiastic, welcoming organizers and volunteers. We have been sponsors of the SASDS for 4 years and have seen it go from strength to strength and can’t wait for next year. Thank you Tammy and your team for a wonderful experience for all competitors, parents, teachers, and audience members alike.
Olivia Giannitto
2017-10-09T08:18:08+0000
Extremely well organised and professionally run.
Rita Powell
2017-10-07T04:21:32+0000
Katherine Hall
2017-01-04T07:52:26+0000
Zoë Komazec
2017-01-04T07:34:37+0000
Great professionally run dance comps.have been involved since i was very young.now ad a teacher, have also entered many students.dancearama dance studio thoroughly recommends these competitions.
Leeanne Faccinni
2015-06-05T20:44:32+0000
Donna Fey
2015-04-12T09:45:39+0000
Great organised dance comps
Kim Cranage
2014-09-27T01:05:25+0000
Chantelle Smeda
2014-08-11T11:58:52+0000