Provincial Festival Info


2023 Provincial Festival Location – Penticton, BC

Eligibility Recap

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General Eligibility Rules that apply to all disciplines:

The Boundaries for the North Island Festival of Performing Arts are:

S.D. 69 Qualicum-Parksville                          S.D. 70 Alberni

S.D. 71 Comox Valley                                      S.D. 72 Campbell River

S.D. 84 Vancouver Island West                     S.D. 85 Vancouver Island North

S.D.  47 Powell River                                        S.D. 68 Nanaimo/Ladysmith

To be eligible for Provincial Recommendations participants must study and be entered by a studio within NIFPA boundaries.


To be eligible for Provincial recommendation, a dancer must have participated with 2 or more solo classes in the dance discipline for which they are being recommended (I.E. Ballet, Stage or Modern) and study within our boundaries and achieve minimum of 85% or better for each solo (see General Information, Rules and Guidelines).  Dancers must also attend the Adjudicator’s Workshop for their discipline.

Two contrasting selections within recommended Discipline must be performed – the first to be performed must be the qualifying solo from NIFPA Festival. The second solo is chosen at the discretion of the participant but must fall within the definitions of provincial syllabus and does not need to have been performed.

Dance Age Categories (3 minute time limit for all solos):

Ballet Level I – 10 to 12 years; Ballet Level II – 15 years and under; Ballet Level III – 20 years and under

Stage Level I – 10 to 12 years; Stage Level II – 15 years and under; Stage Level III – 20 years and under

2 Jazz solos (jazz and lyrical jazz) may not be performed at provincials.

Modern Level I – 10 to 12 years; Modern Level II – 15 years and under; Modern Level III – 20 years and under

Provincial Level Recognized Dance Disciplines.

Ballet:  Demi-Pointe Classical, Pointe Classical, Demi-Character, Character and Interpretive.

Stage:  Tap, Jazz or Lyrical Jazz (cannot take 2 jazz #’s to provincials), Variety (our Modern Stage), Song and Dance (solos 4 minutes max.), Street (can only be 2nd solo, not qualifying), and Acrobatic dance.

Modern:  Modern and Contemporary.

Competitors only have to be present for the entire performance of the level and discipline in which they are involved.

PABC DEFINITIONS OF DISCIPLINES may be different than our festival.  Please read their definitions before you attend provincials!

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