The Mabel Ryan Awards
The Mabel Ryan Awards are organised by the Cecchetti Group and Cecchetti Society Classical Ballet Faculty and are part of the annual Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards. The aim is to encourage dance quality and to demonstrate the high standard of children training in the Cecchetti Method. The Awards take place at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells in November - 2016 dates are tbc.
The Mabel Ryan Awards consist of four sections, Lower Junior Award, Junior Award, the Middle Award and the Senior Award. All competitors are required to show the set work for their section and a set dance. There is a medal winner and Runners up in each section. In addition the Cecchetti Associates Performance Award for the most pleasing sense of Performance is adjudicated in the Lower Junior Section and the Vacani Award for ‘Joy of Dance’ is adjudicated in the Junior, Middle and Senior sections.
Lower Junior Award: Under 13yrs Holding Grade 2 or 3
For this award competitors must have pass of 70% or more
Junior Award (Bronze Medal) - aged under 13 and have gained a pass at Grade 4
Middle Award (Silver Medal) - aged 13 and under 15 and have gained a pass at Grade 5
Senior Award (Gold Medal) - aged 15 and under 17 and have gained a pass at Grade 6. (simple pointe work is included and the work is set at Intermediate level)
Further information about these Awards can be obtained from Judith Wilson - contact details in the right hand column.