My Rock Challenge® journey began as a performer in my school’s team, however this developed into not only performing but becoming a part of our pupil production team in my senior years of secondary school. I decided I wanted to be more involved with production elements as I had seen pupils before me do so … Continue reading Hope’s Rock Challenge® experience as a student leader
So last week we had the amazing Southern Finals in Portsmouth which were all absolutely amazing! Volunteers and Ambassadors Chris and Chloe give us the inside scoop... To kick start the week we had the Junior JRock™ Finals taking place on the Tuesday & Wednesday. Throughout both days the atmosphere was incredible and every child had … Continue reading The Volunteer Diaries: Southern Finals 2019!
A student leader in Rock Challenge® is a student or a group of students who take more of a leadership role in a school's Rock Challenge® entry. This can include taking on one or more of the following; choreography, organising rehearsals, auditioning, creating the soundtrack, costuming, set design and production, stage crew, administration and more. The … Continue reading A Guide to being a Student Leader
Rock Challenge® events just aren't possible without the help of the Rock Challenge® volunteers! These are individuals who give up their time to come along on event days and support the crew and the schools to ensure that the day runs smoothly and that everyone is happy! Don't get me wrong, we also have a … Continue reading Volunteer Accreditation!
Thank you to everyone for being patient while the Rock Challenge® team works to get all events happening on the 2019 tour! With the first 6 shows completed and the team preparing for many more in the coming weeks, we wanted to share with you how to make the most of your event day! So … Continue reading How to make the most of your event day!
After you have thought out your costume, the next step to creating a character is the make-up. This is a super exciting way to bring your performance to life and tie together all of the visual elements that make up each character. So here's some things to think about... The Character Firstly think who or what is … Continue reading Make up tips!
Hey guys! Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year with lots of celebration, family, food and fun! Can't believe it's 2019 already but it's time to get back to school and that means back to Rock Challenge®! We're only three weeks away from our first heats in High Wycombe & Guildford. The … Continue reading Happy New Year – let’s volunteer!
Merry Christmas everybody! We hope you've had a great 2018, from finishing this year's tour in the summer to starting on your new performance this term, Rock Challenge® has been a blast. We can't wait to see what you're going to bring to tour next year!! But since we're taking a break for the holidays, … Continue reading Looking back at Rock Challenge® history!
Stage Use is one of those awards that you hear at a Rock Challenge® or J Rock™ event and might be puzzled as to what that means. Surely by performing at all, you are using the stage? That is true but this aspect of the judging criteria is about the thoughtful, considered use of the … Continue reading Stage Use tips!
Costume is the most visual way to distinguish each character and their purpose. When everybody gets into costume for the first time and performs the routine, that’s when the story is easiest to follow. The first part of coming up with a costume is to discuss the intentions for the character. Movement If the character is a … Continue reading Costume making tips!