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!
Thinking back upon my years involved in Rock Challenge® it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact moment, or even year that I realised I’d fallen in love with the experience. Way back in 2010 I auditioned for my first ever Rock Challenge® piece at Thornton Grammar School and gained a dancing role within our production of … Continue reading Chelsey’s Rock Challenge® Journey
In any performance, the soundtrack used can be the most integral part of the performance; the choreography is based around it, it carries the emotion and narrative throughout your piece and goes hand in hand with many elements of the criteria. Putting your soundtrack together! There are many different ways to create and put together … Continue reading Soundtrack tips!
So, you’re getting over that 5am wake up call for entry day, you’ve submitted your entry form for the 2019 Rock Challenge® and JRock™ Tour (we can’t wait for it to begin!) and now comes the time to start choosing your theme. We know that a lot of teams would have already have started this … Continue reading How to pick a theme!
So where to start? Well even though the 2018 events come to an end after the finals, it doesn't take long until you start thinking about next year, especially when your students are already talking about next years’ theme on the coach home! Being a teacher, I usually try to have a break over the summer holidays … Continue reading Experienced Team… How we get started!
Things to consider when starting a Rock Challenge® Team! Support Team - Make sure you have one! This could be school staff, pupils, parents and community members. You are not super human so you cannot do everything yourself! Some of the roles that could make up your support team: Pupil supervision Choreography Costume design/construction/purchasing Set design/ construction/painting Soundtrack … Continue reading New team… Where do you start?
In 2019 the Be Your Best Foundation will present Rock Challenge® and J Rock ™ events in the UK. We are inviting your school to join over 300 participating schools and experience the thrill of the event next year! Some background information: In 1996 Sir John Hoddinott, the then Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, introduced … Continue reading Prep for Entry Day!
The 2018 tour came to its pinnacle last weekend at the Magna Centre, as 9 teams from across the country made their way to Rotherham from the very bottom of England right up to the North East of Scotland! The National Final was on such a huge scale that it required a gigantic team of … Continue reading The Volunteer Diaries: National Final 2018!