Encore Weekend 2022

Pontins, Brean Sands, Holiday Park, Somerset, TA8 2RJ, GB
November 4th 2022

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ENCORE WEEKEND 2022

PONTINS BREAN SANDS, GB
November 4th 2022 - November 6th 2022

EVENT INFORMATION

ENCORE WEEKEND RESULTS 2022

Encore Weekend is the biggest and the best dance weekend to ever be held in the UK. Representing all dance styles through Competitions, Workshops and Celebrity guests spread over three fun-filled days of dancing, partying and more…Get involved!


We are heading into the 9th Year running the #EncoreWeekend and every year, the competition just gets bigger and the standard gets higher! We are delighted to announce that we will be heading back to Pontin’s, Brean Sands again this year for this fantastic event.

There will be a range of facilities and accommodation options available within Pontin’s as well as a range of luxury caravans and lodges at Unity Park.

Competitions

We will be offering Teams, Duos & Solo’s competitions in a variety of styles.

Age Categories (For Teams, Duos & Solos):
Mini’s (Ages 4-7)
Junior’s (Ages 8-11)
Teen’s (Ages 12-15)
Seniors (Ages 16+)

Teams – You may choose a maximum of FIVE Dance Styles from the below to compete in as a team. 

  • Musical Theatre
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary/Lyrical
  • Commercial
  • Street Dance
  • Ballet / Tap

All TEAM music needs to be a maximum of 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds. (Please note teams will be penalised if their music exceeds this)
The Top 5 Teams, Solos and Duos will be placed with trophies and medals – 1st-5th place.


NEW TO ENCORE WEEKEND 2022

✨ GIVING EVERYONE THE CHANCE TO SHINE! ✨

UDO & Encore are excited to announce that this year, we are including an Inclusive / Accessible Teams category at Encore weekend.  The category will have a stand alone judging criteria as well as an accessible venue and competing area. We want to give everyone the chance to shine in a competition and we are excited to offer this to all.

We will be sending out more information over the next few months to explain in greater detail about this category and what to expect from both the criteria and the venue.

The Inclusive/Accessible Teams category will take place on either the Saturday or Sunday of Encore Weekend and dancers competing in this category ONLY will be eligible to pay for a ONE DAY Dancer Pass. This will also include any Workshops being held on this day. If you would like to purchase a Day Pass, please contact hello@theudogroup.com

Duos – We will also be running a Duo Competition where dancers will compete in pairs to pre-set music tracks. The styles are:

  • Commercial
  • Contemporary/Lyrical

COMMERCIAL DUOS MUSIC:

Mini’s – (Ages 4-7):
ARTIST: Becky G

TRACK: Shower

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/shower/868199032?i=868199261

Juniors (Ages 8-11):
ARTIST: Beyonce

TRACK: Run The World (Girls)

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/run-the-world-girls/626204707?i=626205874

Teens (Ages 12-15):
ARTIST: Fergie (Feat. will.i.am)

TRACK: Fergalicious

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/fergalicious-feat-will-i-am-radio-edit/1469555991?i=1469556271

Seniors (Ages 16+): 
ARTIST: Janet Jackson

TRACK: Feedback

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/feedback/1442984029?i=1442984044

CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL DUOS MUSIC:

Mini’s (Ages 4-7):
ARTIST: Ed Sheeran

TRACK: Perfect

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/perfect/1193682944?i=1193683175

Juniors (Ages 8-11):
ARTIST: Liv Harland

TRACK: Letters

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/letters/1607872547?i=1607872548

Teens (Ages 12-15):
ARTIST: Sam Smith

TRACK: Fire On Fire

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/fire-on-fire/1446046501?i=1446046515

Seniors (16+):
ARTIST: Lewis Capaldi

TRACK: Before You Go

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/before-you-go/1485383702?i=1485384412

Solos – You may choose a maximum of ONE Dance Style from the below to compete in as a Solo. 

  • Commercial
  • Contemporary/Lyrical


COMMERCIAL SOLOS:

Music will be chosen at random by the DJ. It will be a set BPM suitable for the ability and age of the dancers in that category. 


CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL SOLOS MUSIC:

Please Note, Music will be RANDOM for all Heats, If you reach the FINAL in your age category then you will be performing to a SET song. The list of Set Songs for the Finals are listed below. 

Mini’s (Ages 4-7) FINALS ONLY:
ARTIST: Lewis Capaldi

TRACK: Someone You Loved

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/someone-you-loved/1441539148?i=1441539154

Juniors (Ages 8-11) FINALS ONLY:
ARTIST: Mabel

TRACK: Time After Time (From the McDonalds Christmas Advert 2021)

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/time-after-time-from-the-mcdonalds-christmas-advert-2021/1592688761?i=1592688771

Teens (Ages 12-15) FINALS ONLY:
ARTIST: Adele

TRACK: Easy On Me

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/easy-on-me/1590035691?i=1590036021

Seniors (16+) FINALS ONLY:
ARTIST: Lauren Spencer-Smith

TRACK: Fingers Crossed

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/fingers-crossed/1609152492?i=1609152497

Dancers are permitted to choreograph 6 counts of 8, and then keep repeating this if they wish. There will be approx. 5 – 10 duos on the floor at one time.

If you are an Advanced Soloist/Duo and you reach the final 5, each Solo/Duo will have a 75 – 90 second spot, the music will start from the beginning each time.

Please Note: All Solo & Duo categories will be split into Beginner & Advanced and there is a possibility they could be combined based on the number of entries we receive. Therefore, the music set for each AGE CATEGORY will be the same regardless of if you are in the Beginner or Advanced categories for your Solo/Duo.

Workshops

We pride ourselves in hosting high standard, fantastic quality workshops with Industry Professional Dancers over the weekend. We offer a range of Dance Styles so there is something for everyone whilst also catering to all ages and abilities.

The workshops will be a mix of Street/Commercial, Musical Theatre/Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Tap & Ballet.

Keep an eye out on our Social Media for the Workshop lineup.

Parties & Shows

The weekend is fun and friendly with parties on both the Friday and Saturday night.
We might even throw in a Theme for you and your Dance School to get involved…PRIZES for the best costumes are also available!

Further information:

Ticket Prices:
All tickets include access to the full Weekends Competitions, Workshops, Parties, discounted leisure facilities and accommodation.

Secure your place today with just a £25 deposit per person!

Weekend Pass & Caravan from £142pp (4,6,8 berth caravans)

Camping £105pp (minimum 2 persons)

Weekend Pass & Lodges from £195pp

* You can choose to pay in full at the time of booking or pay a £25 deposit per person, this is a non refundable deposit.

Half the remaining balance will be due by 30th June 2022 and the full balance will be due by 19th September 2022.

For more information, please email hello@theudogroup.com 

 

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