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Please read our 2022 PRSFA SYLLABUS for any general information, rules, submission requirements, and information about your discipline for our 2022 Festival.


  • Preschool (Age under 5 years)

  • Kindergarten (Age 5-7 years)

  • Junior (8-12 years)

  • Intermediate (Age 13-15)

  • Senior (Age 16-20 years)

  • Open (21 years+)


Costs are per entry.

Solo $18 / Duo & Trios $9 per dancer / Groups of 4 or more $8 per dancer

Payments methods:

  • In person at Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre. 

  • By cheque to: 10401 10th street, Dawson Creek BC, Canada, V1G 3T8

  • By E-Transfer to:  / Password: kpac2020 (please include information in the notes section of the e-transfer including names, email used for registration, and which submissions are being paid for.)

  • Studios may pay for all entries in one payment, if doing so it will not be necessary to include information for each individual performance but please specify that you are covering all of your studios registered performances.


We have included a list of definitions that may be used to describe styles that are appropriate







DEMI POINTE CLASSICAL: based on any method of classical technique (Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, etc.), soft shoes, no sets permitted; one handheld prop may be used if integral to the dance.


POINTE CLASSICAL: based on any method of classical technique (Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, etc.), pointe shoes, no sets permitted; one handheld prop may be used if integral to the dance.


NEO CLASSICAL BALLET: based on any method of classical technique (Vaganova, Cecchetti. RAD. etc.) in the 20th and 21st Century style. Original Choreography should be plotless and musically driven without narrative or mime. Dancer's movements should be the primary artistic medium.


CONTEMPORARY BALLET: incorporates classical ballet techniques with a greater range of movements that may not adhere to strict body lines for classical ballet. This style includes non-traditional movements such as more relaxed steps, floor work and turned in legs, etc., to portray the concept of being more innovative, free and earthbound. The physical interpretation of the theme that the choreographer envisioned allows for more expressive emotions and feelings. Music with lyrics permitted.


DEMI-CHARACTER: based on any method of classical technique. Dancer portrays a story/idea/concept/impression while performing ballet technique from the waist down and character from the waist up. One handheld prop may be used, provided they are an integral part of the dance.  


CHARACTER: ballet technique with stylized movement. The dancer will portray a definite character (actual or fictitious) with the whole body but not tell a story. One handheld prop may be used provided they are an integral part of the dance





MODERN DANCE:  a stylized dance form with its foundations on a technically based discipline such as Graham, Limon, Cunningham, Humphrey, and Horton, etc. Dance that rejects the limitations of classical ballet; was formulated from natural rhythms and favours movement derived from contraction and release, breath, suspension, fall and recovery, and dynamism. Movement may or may not be related to the music.


INTERPRETIVE MODERN: dance that uses a recognized/codified modern technique to tell a story, express a feeling, interpret a character, behaviour, or emotional state. Movement should be related to the intent of the music. 


CONTEMPORARY: free movement of dance expression encompassing various dance disciplines with modern as its underlying base, such as the choreography of William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan, Ohad Narin (Gaga), Hofesch Shecter (Release Technique), etc. — a constantly evolving style of movement that explores and gives physicality to human ideologies, behaviours, and emotions, with emphasis on engaging the whole body.


INTERPRETIVE CONTEMPORARY: dance that uses contemporary movement vocabulary from stylized to pedestrian (with modern technique as its basis) to tell a story express a feeling, interpret a character, behaviour, or emotional state; e.g. Pina Bausch (Tanztheater Wuppertal). Movement should be related to the intent of the music, while the choreography will engage the whole body.   





SONG and DANCE: a routine suited to a stage production, Equal effort in dancing, singing, and acting will be an integral part of the overall performance—no pre-recorded vocals permitted, live vocals only.


THEATRICAL DANCE: dance suited to a stage production, a review, cabaret, etc. Contents will be predominately dancing; choreography should have a character base without straight-line work; it will be composed of a diversified vocabulary of steps and may utilize any dance genre. Live voice is not permitted. Lip-syncing is permitted.


JAZZ: dance technique based on isolation of the body and/or contraction release.


LYRICAL JAZZ: a dance that is generally performed to music in slower tempos and interprets the lyrics or intent of that piece of music. This form uses soft jazz technique and style utilizing facial and body emotions to portray an idea, story, mood or feeling.


HIP– HOP/ STREET DANCE: a constantly evolving form of dance that relies on individualism and personal style and emphasizes the expressive power of movement---should include but not be limited to choreography that incorporates a blend of contemporary funk and street style with jazz technique. May consist of moves such as gliding, popping, locking, waving, and utilizing house, old school, and new school. May also include gymnastics/power moves or any series of tricks or stunts as long as music, costumes, and lyrics are age appropriate.                   


TAP: arms are complementary and coordinated to the footwork. The rhythm of percussion is articulated through the feet and the entire body. The emphasis is on the clarity and shading of sounds, whether they are regular rhythm or syncopated. No dubbing of tap sounds is permitted in accompaniment.


ACROBATIC DANCE:  combines dance technique with acrobatic elements to seamlessly blend the two.  Dance should be 50% dance and 50% acrobatic movements.  A simple prop (no mat) may be used if integral to the dance.   





Please be advised that these categories are NOT eligible for Provincial Nominations


CHOREOGRAPHY: This is an original dance by entrants to the music of their choice. Entrants will be judged on originality of idea, development of the idea as a dance form, interpretation of music and style. There should be no teacher involvement. Written choreography notes (in point form) WILL be sent to the Discipline coordinator two weeks before the Festival. 

Dancer’s notes should include the following:                                       

  • inspiration

  • reason for costuming choice

  • reason for music choice

  • movements and counts are written out for the entire piece 


If notes are not received, certificates will not be awarded, and the choreographer will receive adjudication only.    Please indicate the choreographic discipline, i.e., Ballet (B), Modern (M), Stage (S).


DANCER'S OWN CHOREOGRAPHY: choreographed and danced by the choreographer.

Please note that there is only a SOLO category in Dancer's Own Choreography.

   Please indicate the type of musical interpretation, i.e., Ballet (B) Modern (M) Stage (S)


STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY: Choreography for dancers other than the Choreographer. 

   Please indicate the type of musical interpretation, i.e., Ballet (B) Modern (M) Stage (S)


VARIETY: This class has no restrictions, but the content is predominantly dancing and should include routines that do not fit in any other category. Lip-synching is permitted, as are words, sound effects, and live voices. Choreography may utilize any one or a mix of dance genres


PRODUCTION NUMBER: groups only, no age division. Encompasses more than one genre of dance, song and dance, and theatre styles.


Participants in the Festival with notable performances & selected by the adjudicators will be asked if they would be interested in participating in the Honours Concert at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre. Highlight performances from all disciplines of the Festival will be showcased in person April 13, 2022 which will also be streamed through our festival website.