Day one starts with a daily class. This will not be judged at the preliminary stage of the competition but will be judged during the final stage.
During day one, participating dancers will receive a masterclass focusing on artistic elements in preparation for day two, delivered by special guest teachers.
Teachers will be able to observe the masterclasses, which can also serve as CPD, for which certificates are provided.
The masterclasses will allow young dancers to settle into their stage space with a real audience. This will develop their ability to deal with experiences including how to handle nerves and the emotions that come with being on stage, safety aspects, and tips and tricks that will allow dancers to give their best performance the following day. Day one will see acclaimed professionals passing on years of industry knowledge to the next generation.
Day two will revolve around the presentation of the dancers’ solos in a competition setting. Awards will be given across 4 categories, and the finalists will be selected for the Grand Final in London in February half term 2023!
At a time when many dancers might be feeling unsure of their future and anxious to achieve a place at upper school, the Performance Platform will award access to additional training through bursaries, contacts and scholarships alongside a myriad of other awards that will inspire and reassure the next generation of talent in the UK.
A special feature of this competition will be the exciting launch of our brand-new mentoring awards. The successful dancers and their families will be mentored throughout their journey by a professional ballet dancer. Young dancers will be able to learn and grow from individuals with years of experience in the industry.
Family and friends will be able to purchase tickets for day two of the Performance Platform, so everyone will be able to share the joy the young dancers bring to the stage!
The Performance Platform is designed to inspire the next generation of talented young dancers, giving them an insight into what it entails to be a professional ballet dancer.
The Performance Platform is about growth, opportunity and inspiration. We are excited to see you there.