EISTEDDFODS IN 2020
Eisteddfods are competitions where students can enter to perform a solo, duo/trio or as part of a group/troupe in the styles of classical ballet, jazz, tap, song & dance, contemporary and many more. Eisteddfods are a great opportunity for students to improve their dance technique, confidence and performance skills as well as meet new people and have fun in a friendly environment.
Why do Eisteddfods?
Personally, I have been heavily involved with eisteddfods from the ripe age of 3 years and performed in Solos, Duos, Trios and Groups. I still to this day cherish every moment on the stage, and the thrills and excitement that comes with being a performer. Skills learnt in eisteddfods team go far beyond dance. Participation and commitment to the performance team will promote the skills of motivation, time management, self-discipline and team work which will benefit your child in his or her future – whichever career path they choose. Feedback from current performance team students show improvements in school work because of a new found willingness to give everything a go and increased level of confidence and motivation within the school environment.
I also found eisteddfods and performance teams allowed me to make friends for life with a sense of belonging and commitment. For many performers, their years performing were among the most vibrant and fun times of their lives and I am no exception.
Although the eisteddfods being run in a competitive manner, the emphasis is on participating with a high standard of dance and performing with your heart rather than the competiveness of the sections entered.
I hope that most of you will give your child the chance to perform and benefit from being part of the 2020 performance team.
Dates for 2020
VENUE REHEARSAL – Friday 24th April 2020 4pm – 9pm @ Ipswich Civic Centre, Nicholas St, Ipswich.
Ipswich Combined Teachers Dance Festival – Dates: Friday 1st May 2020 – Monday 4th May 2020 @ Ipswich Civic Centre, Nicholas St, Ipswich.
Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod – Friday 12th June 2020 - Sunday 21st June 2020 @ Ipswich Civic Centre, Nicholas St, Ipswich.
Evolution Dance Competition, Sunshine Coast – Dates: 25th - 26th July 2020 @ Sunshine Coast