Cecchetti Children's Choreographic Competition
The Cecchetti Children’s Choreographic Competition is a very popular, long established event and young dancers studying the Cecchetti method have the opportunity to develop their skills in the world of choreography.
The Choreographic Competition was for many years under the organisation of Barbara Geoghegan - the earliest programme is dated 1963. Cyril Beaumont was one of the first adjudicators and Ena Child was invited to adjudicate the musicality of the competitors. Susan Handy, Juliet Locks and Wendy Mitchell in their turn all lead, developed and promoted the Competition and the current organisers are Claire Hern and Belinda Payne, who work with the support of the Cecchetti Group and their Chair, Elizabeth James. Today adjudicators include dance artists or respected members of the teaching profession who bring their own choreographic experience and expertise to inform their adjudication.
The Choreographic Competition has three sections, and each section is sub-divided into solos, duets and groups.
- Junior - aged 7 to 11 years
- Middle - aged 11 to 14 years
- Senior - aged 14 to 18 years
Further information about the Choreographic Competition is available from Claire Hern - contact details in the right hand column.