SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

The Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa will host a National Summer School at Hilton College, KwaZulu-Natal, from Friday 6 December - Thursday 12 December 2019, inclusive. (Departure Friday 13 December 2019).

  • Registration: Friday 6 December 2019 from 14h30 -17h00.
  • Cocktail Function: Friday 6 December from 18h00 - 19h30.
  • Student Performance: Thursday 12 December at 19h30 (Open to the Public).

    CLOSING DATE FOR SUMMER SCHOOL FORMS & FEES

  • Registration forms (teachers & students): Friday, 26 April 2019.
  • Student deposit fees: Friday, 26 April 2019.
  • Indemnity forms (teachers & students): Friday, 26 April 2019.
  • Dietary requirement forms (teachers & students): Friday, 26 April 2019.
  • Final balance of payment: Friday, 23 August 2019.
  • Flight schedules (teachers & students): 27 September 2019.

    90TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BURSARIES TO ATTEND SUMMER SCHOOL 2019
    To commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa, which was established in 1928, three student bursaries will be awarded for attendance at the 2019 Summer School. The value of each bursary will be R15,000.00.

    THE CYRIL BEAUMONT BURSARY AWARD COMPETITION - 2019
    The Cyril Beaumont Bursary Award Competition and Finals will take place at Hilton College Theatre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, during Summer School, December 2019.

    Entry forms, entry criteria and conditions of participation are available from Headquarters.

  • Closing date of entry: Friday, 26 April 2019. (Regret, no late entries will be accepted).
  • Cyril Beaumont Preliminaries: Tuesday, 10 December 2019.
  • Cyril Beaumont Finals: Wednesday, 11 December 2019.

    NATIONAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 2019
    The National Annual General Meeting of the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. Location and venue: Randpark Golf Club, Setperk Street, Randpark, Johannesburg. Time: 14h30.

    DEDICATION AWARD 2019 - MS DIANA WARD-HULL
    The Council of Management is pleased to announce that Ms Diana Ward-Hull is to be honoured with the presentation of the Cecchetti Dedication Award on Saturday, 18 May 2019 at a function immediately following the National Annual General Meeting.

    ANATOMY STUDY COURSES I & II
    Application forms and entry fees: available from Headquarters.
    Closing Date of Entry: 28 June 2019.
    Examination date: Saturday 2 November 2019.

    CECCHETTI INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL BALLET COMPETITION 2020

    COMPETITION HOSTS
    The 2020 CICB competition is to be hosted by Cecchetti Ballet Australia, Inc.

    LOCATION & DATES
    The competition will be held in Sydney, Australia from Thursday, 16 July - Saturday, 18 July 2020, inclusive. (Arrival of competitors, by 12 July 2020).

    ELIGIBILITY, AGE & LEVEL

  • The 2020 competition will consist of a Junior Division and a Senior Division.
  • Junior Division: minimum age 14 and maximum age 16 at the commencement of the competition. Junior competitors must have passed and show proof of having passed the Cecchetti Intermediate examination, by the time of the commencement of the competition.
  • Senior Division: minimum age 17 and maximum age 19 at the commencement of the competition. Senior competitors must have passed and show proof of having passed the Cecchetti Advanced I examination, by the time of the commencement of the competition.
  • Adjudicators will not be advised of competitors' ages or nationality prior to the adjudicating.
  • A competitor is to be a student and not a professional dancer. (A professional dancer is deemed to be anyone who is employed as a full-time dancer with a professional company, whether currently employed or having been employed in the past).
  • Entries are exclusively through the audition process of CICB member organisations.

    AUDITION PROCESS OF THE CECCHETTI SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA TO SELECT COMPETITORS FOR THE 2020 CICB COMPETITION

    Application forms were circulated to members, per kind favour of Regional Secretaries. Please immediately contact Mrs. Phillips, National Secretary in the event that members have not received same.

    Each corporate member country of Cecchetti International Classical Ballet (CICB) is responsible for ensuring the standard of its prospective competitors for participation in the CICB competition.

    The Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa's policy for selection for the 2020 competition is outlined below.

    Prospective junior division and senior division South African candidates will be obliged to attend an official audition, at Hilton College, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal in December 2019. The audition will take place immediately prior to the Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa's National Summer School. Thereafter, candidates are to participate fully in all classes and events at the 2019 Summer School.

    The panel of adjudicators will select those South African candidates whom they deem to be of a suitable standard to compete in the 2020 CICB competition.

    Selected South African competitors will be required to self-fund all expenses for participation in the 2020 CICB competition in Sydney, Australia.

    DUE DATE FOR AUDITION APPLICATIONS
    Friday, 26 April 2019.

    AUDITION APPLICATIONS

  • Audition applications are to be authorised and endorsed by the teacher/s of prospective candidates.
  • The application is to be submitted to Headquarters by the candidate's teacher only. Applications submitted by individual applicants will be considered null and void.
  • A certified copy of the candidate's ID is to accompany the application.

    DATE OF ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION FOR THE CICB AUDITION
    Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019.
    Time of registration: 15h00.

    REGISTRATION VENUE FOR THE CICB AUDITION
    Fleur de Lys Club, Hilton College, Hilton, KZN.

    AUDITION DATE AT HILTON COLLEGE, KZN
    Thursday 5 December 2019.

    VENUE FOR THE AUDITION
    Hilton College Theatre, Hilton, KZN.