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
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!
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!
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 Rock Challenge® tour has just kicked off, but for many teams, the creation of your production may still be underway, but it is never to soon to start thinking about next year or adding more to your piece this year. One of our Rock Challenge® Ambassadors, and set design and construction extraordinaire, Steven … Continue reading Set design and construction tips
You’ve now got past that early 6am sign up on entry day and have officially been assigned to a J Rock™ or Rock Challenge® Event on the 2018 tour! Let’s get down to those big choices you have to make as a team. How to choose a theme? Choosing a theme can be tricky because … Continue reading BIG choices to make: theme, soundtrack, set and more!