Solo/Duos

Who can do them?
Everyone!!!


What is a solo?
A solo performance is an arrangement to music timed between 2 to 3.5 minutes (depending on age) where the girls display 50% dance and 50% physical movement (free arm). Girls compete in their own age group in the section of Novice and Open which is dependent on state team representation and previous success in the Novice section.


What is a duo?
A duo performance is an arrangement to music timed between 2 to 3.5 minutes (depending on age) where the girls display 50% dance and 50% physical movement (free arm). Girls can partner with someone from their own age group or one year level below or above. It is highly recommended that the partners display similar qualities and have the ability to work together as a team. Girls compete in the age group of the oldest girl in the section of Novice and Open which is dependent on state team representation and previous success in the Novice section.


When is it?
The CAWA State Solo and Duo competition is held in late October/early November. Girls compete in age groups on one day, except for if the duo consists of different age groups. Dates and times not available until after the draw in mid-October. Applecross Calisthenics Club also hosts an ACC Solo Eisteddfod in early October.


What costs are involved?

  • Coaching fee – To be worked out with your daughter’s coach. 
  • Hall hire – Hall hire will be split between all girls by your coach and you may be required to assist in locating a suitable hall for your daughter to train.
  • Entry fee / forms –Forms are the responsibility of the parent. All entries are now made online and details regarding when they are open will be emailed to parents or alternatively you can check the CAWA website from early September. Forms are not the responsibility of the coach or the club. All parents must make sure all club fees have been paid in full as all entries with be cross checked with the club.
  • Costume – There are plenty of club costumes to hire (a fee is charged by the club) or you may like to make your own. Many families within our club also have costumes to be hired. 
  • Make Up / Wigs – The club charges $5 for the use of the club make up or your coach may provide her own. Girls will usually use the same wigs they have for team items, but this is to be discussed and decided directly with your coach. 


How do I get started?
If your daughter is keen and you have already organised a coach then you are all set. Please do not assume that the coach you had last year is able to coach, always best to double check as some circumstances may have changed. 

If you have not organised a coach please email Hayley or Fiona at headcoachapplecrosscali@outlook.com, who will assist you in finding a coach. The deadline for finding a coach will be emailed each year. 


What is expected of you? 
It is expected that your daughter sets aside time at home to practice set routines and meets with their duo partner at least once in between set training times with their coach. The preparation for this competition is limited so girls need to take on responsibility for learning their items. Videoing a training session is a great option once the routine has been finished. 


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to approach your daughter’s coach or email Hayley or Fiona at headcoachapplecrosscali@outlook.com
 

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