2014 USA IBC Requirements for Round I

6 Jul

In subsequent blog entries, brief notes will be appear about renditions for the Round I junior and senior classical requirements. I’m posting the requirements from USA IBC’s Website with the thought it will provide quick reference; there are eight sessions in Round I.

Discrepancies seem to occur in what was learned; the music also tended to drag in places unnecessarily; I didn’t ask whether there was a master recording which the dancers were required to use. The guidelines indicated these selections were to be used in the video application; and, apparently, applicants admitted to the competition also were required to perform the same pas de deux or variation in Round I. Couples comprised of a junior and senior entrant were required to dance the Junior Selections. Male competitor competing as a soloist may select either variation.

For Juniors: couples must perform the entree, male and female variations and coda. Male partner must dance both male variations.

Giselle: Peasant Pas de deux<>

Composer: Frederick Burgmuller
Choreography: Jules Perrot/Jean Coralli

1st, 2nd Male Variation; Female Variation; Coda

Flames of Paris: Pas de deux

Composer: Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Vasili Vainonen

Male Variation; Female Variation; Coda

Coppelia: Wedding Pas de deux, Swanhilda and Franz, Act III

Composer: Leon Delibes
Choreogrpahy: Arthur Saint-Leon

Male Variation; Alternate Male Variation; Female Variation; Coda

Paquita Variations, Act III

Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

White Pearl Variation from Ocean and Pearls – Little Humpback Horse

Female Version; Male Variation

Tango or Harp Version (by Drigo from Schneitzhoffer’s La Sylphide)

Celeste Variation (from Tcherepnin Pavillon d’Armide)

Male Variation from Pas de Trois from Le Diable a Quartre

Grand Jete Variation

Sleeping Beauty, Act III

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Marius Petipa/Enrico Cecchetti

Pas de deux: Princess Florine and Blue Bird; Male Variation; Female Variation; Coda

For Seniors:
The same rules applied for senior couples as juniors in the video application and Round I.


Composer: Adolphe Adam

Choreography: Jules Perrot/Juan Coralli

Pas de Deux, Act II, Giselle and Albrecht; Male Variation; Female Variation

Variation of Giselle, Act I

Don Quixote

Composer: Ludwig Minkus

Choreographer: Marius Petipa

Espada ; Bridesmaid Variation

Grand Pas de Duex, Wedding, Kitri and Basilio

Male Variation; Female Variation; Coda

Swan Lake

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Marius Petipa/Yuri Grigorovich

Grand Pas de deux, Act III (Black Swan); Male Variation; Female Variation, Alternate Female Variation; Coda


Composer: Cesare Pugni

Choreography: Jules Perrot Nicholas Beriosov/Alexander Gorsky

Grand Pas de deux: Esmeralda and Froliol Male Variation; Female Variation; Coda

Flower Festival of Genzano

Composer: Edvard Helsted

Choregraophy: August Bournonville

Pas de deux;Male Variation; Female Variation; Coda

La Fille Mal Gardee

Composer: Peter Ludwig Hertel/Riccardo Drigo/Johann Armsheimer

Choreography: Paul Taglioni/Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanovb/ Alexander Gorsky

N.B. The original ballet was created by Jean Dauberval in Bordeaux in 1789; some dancers credited him in their variation printouts.

Male Variation/Female Variation/Coda


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