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>>>> 2018 LAAPAFEST PARTICIPATION FORM <<<<

Dear Students and Parents:

LAAPAFEST, our annual Music and Dance Festival is quickly approaching! Music participants will have the opportunity to perform a memorized selection. Dance students will have the opportunity to perform their original choreography in front of a panel of three judges. Students will then receive a detailed written evaluation of their performance from each judge and an overall rating of Superior (5 points), Excellent (4 points), Very Good (3 points), Good, or Fair.

Each student will be rated by three friendly judges based on the student’s individual level of experience and will not be competing with other students for ratings.   

The value in LAAPAFEST participation is the event itself in providing the student and parent with 1) experience in a contest situation, 2) assessment by professional judges as to performance, 3) the student will receive an award and be recognized at the Spring Concert, and 4) LAAPAFEST ratings may be used in application for admission into future music and dance programs in the students’ music education and endeavors. All students who qualify are encouraged to participate.

Additionally, the judges will select 30-35 of the highest rated festival participants (participant total is usually over 150 students) to perform in a special Honors Concert this coming April. There will be an equal number of students at all levels selected from each discipline (piano, voice, violin, etc.) to ensure that we have a representation of all programs in the concert.

Eligibility Requirements:

- Participation in LAAPAFEST is completely voluntary but highly recommended for all students meeting the eligibility requirements.

- Participation is open to music students ages 5-up and dance students ages 6-up (beginning through advanced levels) who receive consistent “Excellent/Very Good” and/or “Superior” weekly ratings from their Instructors.

- Participants should have at least one year of experience in his/her instrument/program as of 3/10/2018.

- Vocalists/Instrumentalists may provide an accompanist, but it is neither necessary nor recommended.

- Dance students may choose to choreograph any style of dance and are not limited to the style of the classes in which they are currently enrolled.

- Selections should be 1-3 minutes in length per event. Dance backing tracks should not have lyrics. Dance students are responsible for providing their own completely edited tracks.

- Makeup and/or costumes supporting your performance and theme are welcomed but not required.

Important Dates / Locations:

- Sat. February 17, 2018 – Official Registration Deadline. All paperwork must be turned in to the Office!

- Sat. Mar. 10, 2018 – LAAPAFEST at the Covington School of Music

- Sat. Mar. 17, 2018 – LAAPAFEST at the Mandeville School of Music

- Sat. Mar. 17, 2018 – DANCE LAAPAFEST at River Ridge School of Music & Dance

- Sat. Mar. 24, 2018 – MUSIC LAAPAFEST at River Ridge School of Music & Dance

- Sun. May 13, 2018 – Faculty & Honors Concert – 5:00 PM TBA

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TO PARTICIPATE IN LAAPAFEST THIS YEAR, PLEASE COMPLETE AS MANY SECTIONS AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU DO NOT YET KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR PIECE AND COMPOSER, YOU MAY STILL COMPLETE THIS FORM. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY LATE ENTRIES! PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM FOR EACH INSTRUMENT/EVENT YOU WILL BE PERFORMING.

Openings are EXTREMELY Limited!  PLEASE NOTE THAT LAST YEAR WE RAN OUT OF SPACE WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT ALL SPOTS WILL NOT SELL OUT PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 20! 

Student's First Name:

Student's Last Name:

E-mail:

Instrument:

Student Age:

Number of Years Studied:

LAAPAFEST Date Participating (select one):

Performing (if you don't yet know your piece please enter "unsure":

Composer (if unsure please enter "unsure":

Instructor Name:

LAAPAFEST PARTICIPATION FEE: $40.00 per event

I have read and agree to follow the above information/guidelines regarding participation in LAAPAFEST. I authorize LAAPA to deduct the LAAPAFEST fee of $40.00 per event from my account on file. I understand that my time will be assigned ASAP after registering and that LAAPAFEST tuition is nonrefundable.