Summer School

Summer School 2023

CSSA SUMMER SCHOOL – 2023

The Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa will host a National Summer School at Hilton College, KwaZulu-Natal, from Wednesday 6 – Tuesday 12 December 2023, inclusive. (Departure Wednesday 13 December 2023).

REGISTRATION

Wednesday 6 December 2023 from 14h30 -17h00.

COCKTAIL FUNCTION

Wednesday 6 December 2023 from 18h00 – 19h30.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

Tuesday 12 December at 19h30 (Open to the Public).

THE GUEST TEACHING FACULTY

The guest faculty will include Ms. Nicolette Loxton (Cape Town, South Africa); Mr. Iain MacDonald (Johannesburg, South Africa); Ms. Angela Malan (Italy, formerly South Africa); Ms. Lynn Totham – Contemporary (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa).

REGISTRATION FORMS

Registration forms will have been sent to members, per kind favour of Regional Secretaries. Please immediately contact the National Secretary in the event that members have not received same.

  • Summer School registration forms are to be submitted compositely by teachers, on behalf of their students. Registration forms submitted by individual students will not be accepted.
  • Proof of deposit payments are to be submitted compositely by teachers, on behalf of their students, together with registration forms.
  • Payment to be made directly to The Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa by the parent of the student. The student’s name is to be used as a reference on EFT payments.

COURSE FEES

Regret no cash payments will be accepted.

Teachers:

  • Residential: R12,500.00.
  • Non-Residential: R 10, 000.00 (Regret no daily rate).

Students:

  • Residential only: R11,000.00.
  • Non-refundable deposit: R3,700.00

CLOSING DATE FOR SUMMER SCHOOL FORMS & FEES

  • Registration forms (teachers & students): Friday 28 April 2023.
  • Student non-refundable deposit fees: Friday 28 April 2023.
  • Indemnity forms (teachers & students): Friday 28 April 2023.
  • Dietary requirement forms (teachers & students): Friday 28 April 2023.
  • Final balance of payment: Friday 25 August 2023.
  • Flight details (teachers & students) for coach booking: 22 September 2023.

CRITERIA FOR STUDENT LEVELS

Teachers are requested to use discretion as to the level in which to register students. Challenging unset theatrical master classes will be conducted by the Guest Faculty daily.

Level I: By the time of application for Summer School – Friday 28 April 2023, have passed Grade V and be physically working on Intermediate.

Level II: By the time of application for Summer SchoolFriday 28 April 2023, have passed Intermediate and be physically working on Advanced I.

Level III: By the time of application for Summer SchoolFriday 28 April 2023, have passed Advanced I, be physically working on Advanced II, and have proficiency dancing in professional unset master classes.

  1. THE CYRIL BEAUMONT BURSARY AWARD COMPETITION

The Cyril Beaumont Bursary Award Competition and Finals will take place at Hilton College Theatre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, during Summer School, December 2023.

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

  • Closing date of entries: Friday 28 April 2023. (Regret, no late entries will be accepted).
  • Cyril Beaumont Preliminaries: Sunday 10 December 2023.
  • Cyril Beaumont Finals: Monday 11 December 2023.
  1. CECCHETTI INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL BALLET COMPETITION

COMPETITION HOSTS

The 2024 CICB competition is to be hosted by Cecchetti Council of America (CCA)

LOCATION & DATES

The competition will be held at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, United States of America from Sunday 21 July – Saturday 27 July 2024, inclusive. (Arrival date for competitors TBC).

ELIGIBILITY, AGE & LEVEL

  • The 2024 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.
  1. CSSA AUDITION PROCESS TO SELECT COMPETITORS FOR THE 2024 CICB COMPETITION

Application forms available on request from HQ.

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.

CSSA’s policy for selection for the 2024 competition is as follows:

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 2023. 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 2023 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 2024 CICB competition.

Selected South African competitors will be required to self-fund all expenses for participation in the 2024 CICB competition in Michigan, USA.

DUE DATE FOR AUDITION APPLICATIONS

Friday 28 April 2023.

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: Monday 4 December 2023.

Time of registration: 15h00.

REGISTRATION VENUE FOR THE CICB AUDITION

Fleur de Lys Club, Hilton College, Hilton, KZN.

AUDITION DATE AT HILTON COLLEGE, KZN

Tuesday 5 December 2023.

VENUE FOR THE AUDITION

Hilton College Theatre, Hilton, KZN.

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 were awarded for attendance at the 2019 Summer School. The value of each bursary was R15,000.00.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

CSSA Summer School was held at Hilton College in Kwazulu Natal. The registration and cocktail function took place on Friday, 6 December 2019 and the Summer School concluded with the student performance on Thursday, 12 December 2019.

The guest teaching faculty of outstanding teachers, Kate Simmons and Joathan Payn from the UK, Nicolette Loxton and Lynn Totham (both from SA) with infinite patience and kindness, brought out the best in the dancers.  We were proud and delighted to have CSSA patron, Dr Eduard Greyling, officiate as one of the adjudicators and also as a lecturer.  His mime class on Coppélia was a great hit. 

There were three levels of students and some regional branches generously sponsored students and teachers.  

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