Aerial Future Star 2017 Youth Competition
March 19, 2017
Registration: Begins December
Entry Deadline: March 1st, 2017
Ninja Lounge invites all clubs who have the Aerial Circus discipline to participate in the 2017 Aerial Future Star Youth Competition that will be celebrated at Ninja Lounge, 14401 NE 20th Lane, North Miami. This event will occur March 19th, 2017. A signed waiver is required: When you register we understand that your participation is voluntary and you have consulted your family and coaches.
- Date and Time:
The date and hours are subject to change, based on the number of participants registered for this competition.
|Sunday, March 19th 2015||Warm up: 12:00pm-1:00pm|
- Levels and Categories:
|3||This level requires 5 poses that may include single foot locks, double foot locks, and cross backs. Emphasis will be given to ideal form. Must include at least two basic drops (ex. Superman). Maximum of 3 minute duration.|
|4||This level requires 6 poses that may include single foot locks, double foot locks, cross backs and hip key. Focus will be given to fluidity in movement and creativity. This level in addition will include S-Wraps (different ways of climbing and drops should be more advanced and should have inversions). Must include at least two basic drops. Maximum of 3min 30sec duration.|
|5||This level requires 8 poses, creative entries and exits on each element, 1 basic, and 2 advanced drops. No open drops are allowed in this level. Focus will be given to choreography, and musicality in movement quality. Maximum of 4 minute duration.|
|6 (Pre-Performers)||This level requires 8 poses, advanced climbs, creative entries and exits on each element, and 3 advanced drops. Focus will be spent primarily on performance, technique, and choreography/act. Advance skills and open drops can be performed at this level. Maximum of 5 minute duration.|
- Each pose must be held for at least 3 seconds to be counted by the judges.
◦ Difficulty (20%): Unique, innovative, or difficult transitions, moves, tricks, skills, and sequencing both on and off the apparatus.
◦ Execution (20%): Performing with technicality, flexibility and strength, both on and off the apparatus.
◦ Movement Artistry (20%): High versatility of movement that exhibits grace, fluidity, and ease (in keeping with the theme/style of the piece) both on and off the apparatus.
◦ Performance Artistry (20%): Musicality, expression, storytelling ability, and audience engagement both on and off the apparatus.
◦ Enjoyment-factor (20%): “I liked it!” “I would buy a ticket to a show to see this applicant perform live.” The audience gets to vote and be part of the judging for bonus points!
Tip: Difficulty & Execution are the elements that make a perfect photograph. Movement Artistry & Performance Artistry are the elements that make a perfect video.
◦ The decision of the judges are final.
◦ In the event of a tie, movement artistry and performance artistry are combined and weighed against difficulty and execution marks. The performer with higher performance & movement artistry marks will receive the higher placement.
◦ Judges will not converse with each other.
Competitors may not communicate with the judges at any time on the day of the competition i.e. not until the competition is over.
(Level 3 will be the only Level divided into categories)
8-11 years old
12-16 years old
Special Act (Lyra, Spanish web, trapeze, straps, rope,etc)
- Inscriptions and Costs:
The inscription will be one for every coach, and it should be completed indicating the name of the gymnast, date of birth, level and category in which the athlete will compete. In addition, the Coach should sign the inscription to make it official. Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition fee should be paid in total by check or money order, for the number of participants registered and should be sent by mail or in person.
|$75.00/entry / category
$40/entry / 2nd and subsequent event entries
|Deadline to register is February 28th, 2017
For the 2017 Aerial Future Star Youth Competition
Ticket Ticket Sale:
Each ticket costs $7
You may also buy additional tickets at entrance for $10.00
Every performer, Coach, Judge and Director should use their uniform representing their club during the entire competition. Performers should wear long sleeve leotards with tights, biketards or unitards. No accesories allowed.
- File Format for your music:
Your music should be sent to email@example.com by attaching the song file in m4a or mp3 format, with your first and last name and the event. Music must be sent in no later than March 15th, 2017. Your song must be a radio edit (no profanity) and must be cut to the appropriate length for the event and level that you are entering. In case of technical issues, you must bring with you to the competition a copy of your edited track on a CD.
Late music files will be subject to fines as described in the Rules. Files that are sent on time, but are not the correct length and have to be sent again later on, will be counted as late.
Each category will have an award consisting of a trophy/ medal for the first three places. We also have division awards which include:
-Medal of Excellence- Awarded to the performance with the highest total score.
-Medal of Technique- Awarded to the performance with the highest overall technique score.
-Medal of Artistry- Awarded to the performance with the highest overall artistry score.
The panel will consist of 3-4 judges, carefully selected based on their master credentials as teachers and performers. The criteria for judging will be based on technical skills, choreography and transitional interpretation, artistic elements and overall interpretation of their act as it relates to musicality, rhythm and dynamics.
- H. What is the required Aerial Percentage Content (APC)?
For any category, there must be at least 80% aerial related movement within your act. Please remember, that although your ground acts might be beautiful, this is an aerial arts competition and judges are required to score according to movements that are above the ground.
- Some technical information you need to know.
- Height from the hardware to the floor is 17 feet
- The applicant has a choice of bringing her own apparatus or using our apparatus.
- If the applicant chooses to bring his/her apparatus, this shall be inspected and MUST be brought at least 24 hours in advance to be hung.
- There will be mats available for all artists.
If there are questions we have not answered, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Duration of act:
The timing of the act shall start from when you start your move, whether from the silks or from the ground, even without touching the apparatus. Any act that falls over or under 10 seconds of the time frame duration, shall not be allowed to continue the performance.
- L. How do we exercise safety during the competition?
Aerial Arts poses many risks including slips and falls that may result in injury. The organization puts safety first and shall exercise any and all precautions and safety measures in order to make the event a safe place. There will be mats on the floor during the competition. Contestants are asked to execute moves and/or choreography they have mastered. If for any reason, any part of your act is considered unsafe (including any resulting entanglement), the organization has the right to end your act in order to prevent any or potential injury. Additionally, all contestants, performers and guest artists are required to sign a Release of Liability.
In the area of competition we will only allow our professional Photographer of Ninja Lounge to be out of their seat while taking photos. When the competition is finished you will have the opportunity to decide if you want to order. Parents and fans can take photos from where they are seated.
*Disclaimer: There must be 12 acts minimum for the Competition to proceed. In the event there are fewer than 12 acts to sign up, we will refund entry and ticket fees.