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DAY 1: Saturday, April 21st  9 AM to 7 PM
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DAY 2 & Grand Finale: Saturday, May 5th, 2018  11 AM to 6 PM

 

Malhar 2018

Day 1, Aprill 21st: Spelling Bee, Singing, Elocution, Drawing, Poetry Writing, Fancy Dress, Instrumental Music,
Solo Dance(Classical)
Day 1 Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

Grand Finale (Day 2), May 5th: Group Dances(Classical and Non-Classical), Cultural Programs, Talent Shows and Prize Distribution.

Day 2/Grand Finale Venue: 31 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA 01702


For Questions, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Malhar Banner 2018

Thank You! 

Thank you for making Malhar 2018 a great success. Congratulations to all the Winners. All the winners are published under "WINNERS" tab below. If you or your child won any prize in Malhar 2018, you can email us the Photo to be published on the "Malhar Wall of Fame", under WINNERS tab below. If you have any questions, please e-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Congratulations to Lasya School of Dance on winning the Malhar 2018 Champions Trophy!

We sincerely appreciate the participation and support from all the Dance Schools and different teams in and around New England. It was truly a great experience watching you all perform. We will be back within an year with Malhar 2019, the best Malhar ever!

Congratulations to all the Winners!

View winners and photos under "WINNERS" tab below

Team Malhar

 

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KANE Malhar 2018 Schedule

Malhar® is KANE's annual Arts & Talents Competition event. This is where all the amazing talents in and around New England is going to join under one roof to unleash their talents in a wide range of skills. This is a public event open to anyone who is greater than 5 year old. Whether you are a performer or you want to join as a guest to watch the performances- we welcome you. We invite all amateur and professional artists, singers, dancers and performers to show case their talents with us and to win great prizes. All participants and teams must register online for the competition events(view under "COMPETITIONS" tab) they are interested in. Our Expert Judging panel will be onsite to help us choose the winners in each category.

Following is the schedule for Malhar 2018: Click on each Competition header below to view Check-In Time and Competition Time
NOTE:
All contestants must report at the Frontdesk during the Check-in Time to collect chest number. Not reporting will be considered as absent.

May 5th: 12.00PM -12.30PM Classical Dance Groups Check-in

All Classical Group Dance team/participants must check-in and collect chest number(one per team) at frontdesk between 12pm-12.30pm.

If you don't report at frontdesk during check-in time, your performance will be pushed towards very end or we might mark your group as absentee.
For questions, e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org

May 5th: 1.00PM Classical Group Dance Competition Starts

Group Dance Competitions for Sub-Junior, Junior, Senior and Adults on stage from 1pm onwards.
For questions, e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org

May 5th: 2.30PM Spelling Bee Finalists Check-in and Line-up

All Spelling Bee finalists must report to the frontdesk at 2.30pm and collect chest number.

Spelling Bee Competition starts at 3.00pm


For questions, e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org

May 5th: 3.00PM -3.30PM Non-Classical Group Dance Check-in

All Non-Classical Group Dance team/participants must check-in and collect chest number(one per team) at frontdesk between 3pm-3.30pm

If you don't report at frontdesk during check-in time, your performance will be pushed towards very end or we might mark your group as absentee.

For questions, e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org

May 5th: 4.00PM Non-Classical Group Dance Competition Starts

All Group Dance Competitions for Sub-Junior, Junior, Senior and Adults on stage from 4pm onwards.

For questions, e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org

May 5th: 5.30PM Prize Distribution

Prize Distribution for all the Winners from Malhar Day 1 and Day 2.

Malhar Ever-Rolling Trophy annoucement and celebration.

For questions, e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org

May 5th: 6.15PM Adieu until Malhar 2019

Door closes around 6.15pm. There will be Dinner to purchase at very discounted rates at the venue. 

For questions, e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org

Malhar Competition Rules & Regulations

There are different rules for each competition item. Rules may vary for each age group/category. It is important that the contestants and Judges carefully read and understand the rules in advance prior to registering for the event. Regardless, Judge's decision will be final.

Click on each competition event title(or the "+" sign) to expand that section, so you can view eligibility, Online Registration linkregistration deadlines, rules & regulations, Judging criteria, Prize details etc. For certain competition items, there is a maximum number of registrations we accept- Please expand each category section below. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis. We will close registration as soon as we receive the maximum number for that category. Please register as early as possible.
 

Day 1, Apr 21st (9am to 7pm): Spelling Bee, Singing, Elocution, Drawing, Poetry Writing, Fancy Dress, Instrumental Music,
Solo Dance(Classical & Non-Classical) | Day 1 Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

Grand Finale (Day 2), May 5th (9am to 6pm): Group Dances(Classical and Non-Classical), Cultural Programs, Talent Shows and Prize Distribution.
Day 2/Grand Finale Venue: 31 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

Spelling Bee Competition

Age(Grade) Groups

  • 5th Grade 10.00 am
  • 4th Grade 10.30 am
  • 3rd Grade 11.00 am
  • 2nd Grade 11.30 am
  • 1st Grade 12.00 pm
  • Kindergarten 1.00 pm

Languages: English

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 10 am on Apr 21st , 2018
Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for Spelling Bee. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10 AM EST
Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 
Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations we accept: No Limits

To view Word Bank for Spelling Bee, please click on the below button to open pdf document.

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Rules & Regulations

NOTE: Please scroll down and view RULES for Final. The below rules are for preliminary and are not applicable for Final.

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.. 
  2. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate or School Id(to prove grade) of the participant for age verification (if required).
  3. Grade of the contestant must be current as of January 1st of current year.
  4. There will be 5 rounds of spelling for each contestant. At the end of the 5th round, marks will be totaled and the top 4 candidates will proceed to the Grand Finale.
  5. KANE will publish a question bank of 200 words for each competition group. The first 4 rounds of words will appear from the question bank. Words for the 5th round may not necessarily be from the question bank.
  6. Each contestant according to his turn, will hit the enter key on the laptop provided on the stage, which will prompt the word to appear on the screen. The judge will then read the word to the contestant twice. If the contestant wishes the word to be used in a sentence, the moderator will do so. The contestant has 30 seconds to spell the word.
  7. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee (see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  8. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  9. KANE reserves the right to distribute or publish your work in print, social, visual or any such media post-event.
  10. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  11. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the event. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  12. The Judge's decision will be final.
  13. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant.

Rules for Final

  1. All finalists in a specific grade will be called on to the stage.
  2. Each contestant will be given three words, the contestant who spells all 3 words correctly will move on to the next round unless there are no other contestants who answers all three words correctly. In which case, the contestant will be declared winner.
  3. The contestants who did not answer all three words will be competing for the second prize unless there is only one contestant with the next maximum number of words spelled correctly. In which case, the contestant will be awarded second prize.
  4. If there is a tie for the first or second or third prize, the contestants will be requested to write a word (SAME word for all). The moderator will inspect the sheet and select the right answer and ask the contestant to read it aloud. The process continues until we break the tie or three times. If there is a tie after the third word, both contestant will be awarded the position.
  5. There will be no word bank for the finals, however the difficulty of the words will be reflective of the expectations for that particular grade.
  6. To get qualified for prize, the contestant should answer at least one word correctly.
  7. If none of the contestants answer any word right, they will not be awarded any prize.
  8. KANE reserves the right to distribute or publish your work in print, social, visual or any such media post-event.
  9. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  10. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the event. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  11. The Judge's decision will be final.
  12. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 2

  1. Correct Spelling (2 Points): The participant spelled the word correctly.

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event. 

 

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mailmalhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Drawing Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Junior: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 10 am on Apr 21st , 2018

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for this event. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections. 

Registration Start Date: March 13th 10 AM EST 
Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 
Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations we accept: No Limits

 Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups. 
  2. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  3. Art work must be created on the paper/canvas, using pencil provided by KANE. A Drawing paper and pencil will be provided by KANE. Contestants can only use color pencils and cryons. Contestants must bring their own color color pencils and crayons(if they wish to use those). Markers, paint brushes and paint are not permitted.
  4. Art work must be based on a theme/topic. The topic/theme will be given 5 minutes prior to the start time.
  5. Tables and chairs will be provided for the contestants. They are not allowed to copy, refer any other sources including digital media, prints etc. Also it is not allowed to seek help/guidance from anyone. 
  6. The timer starts 5 minutes after the topic/theme is announced. The duration of this competition is 60 Minutes. Five minutes before the end time, a friendly reminder will be given. All the materials should be returned to the Volunteers upon completion.
  7. All the At work/Canvas will have the chest number on it and will be submitted to judges right after the event. 
  8. Art work once submitted will not be returned under any circumstances.
  9. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year.
  10. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  11. KANE reserves the right to distribute or publish your art work in print, social, visual or any such media post-event.
  12. The Judge's decision will be final.
  13. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 10

  1. Technique (2 Points): the use of media(paper, canvas) and painting tools (execution and technical skills). The contestant chooses and controls media and painting tools effectively to enhance the appearance of the work.
  2. Personal Expression (2 Points): the level of imagination, creativity, and individuality. The expression is unique and the concept presented in a fresh way that is imaginative and inventive.
  3. Organization (2 Points): the use of elements and principals of art, effectively choosing those which enhance the overall appearance of the work.
  4. Integration (2 Points): the work integrates technique, expression, and organization through aesthetic and critical judgment to achieve an effective interpretation.
  5. Overall Aesthetic (2 Points): the synthesis of creative composition and technical expertise. The way elements of design blend together to form a cohesive representation of the artist’s point of view. 

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event. 

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mailmalhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Poetry Writing (Malayalam & English) Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Junior: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years

Languages: English

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 11 am on Apr 21st , 2018
Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for this event. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10 AM EST
Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 
Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations we accept: No Limits

 

 Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups in Malayalam and English. 
  2. We will give all participants one topic 5 minutes prior to the competition start time. The topic may be different for age groups and language category.
  3. Poem must be created on the paper using pencil provided by KANE. Contestants can bring their own color pencils, crayons, or paints from home if they want to decorate the poem without distracting their writing. Markers are not allowed.
  4. Poem must be based on a theme/topic and should be in the language the participant is contesting in.
  5. Poems can be in created in any poetic forms like Sonnet, Haiku etc 
  6. Tables and chairs will be provided for the contestants. They are not allowed to copy, refer any other sources including digital media, prints etc.  Also it is not allowed to seek help/guidance from anyone. 
  7. The timer starts 5 minutes after the topic/theme is announced. The duration of this competition is 45 Minutes. Five minutes before the end time, a friendly reminder will be given. All the materials should be returned to the Volunteers upon completion.
  8. All work/poems will have the chest number on it and will be submitted to judges right after the event. 
  9. Poems once submitted will not be returned under any circumstances.
  10. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year.
  11. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  12. KANE reserves the right to distribute or publish your work in print, social, visual or any such media post-event.
  13. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  14. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the event. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  15. The Judge's decision will be final.
  16. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 10

  1. Content, Form and Style (2 Points): the character and content of the poem, like Rhymed and Metered (RM) or Free Verse (FV), Haiku, Sonnet etc.. Each poem will be looked at for what it is in adherence to the theme,  and will not be compared to others.
  2. Rhyme/Rhythm/Meter (2 Points): whether rhyme and/or rhythm are a characteristic of the poem, and if so, whether the rhymes are natural and sensible or artificial and forced, and whether the rhythm (which also applies to free verse) is consistent with the character and theme of the poem.
  3. Alliteration/Assonance (2 Points):  does the repetition of letters at the beginning of two or more words adding any rhyming structure and sound quality to the poem? Does the poem uses word sounds that create a mood in adherence to the theme/topic?
  4. Word Selection/Punctuation/Spelling/Grammar (2 Points): has the writer chosen the words of the poem to enable the poem to reach its intent? does the poet respect our language conventions and provide punctuation to aid the reader in understanding of the poem? Do spelling errors interrupt the flow of the poem’s language? Are there distortions of word order that seem artificial and obscure meaning?.
  5. Scope/Significance/Universality (2 Points): does the poem deal with the human experience, and if so, to what extent is the poem successful in adding to the emotions, character, culture and theme understanding? Is the subject matter of the poem meaningful only to the poet, or does it apply to the human condition? If it were translated into another language-would it still be meaningful to a reader in that language?

 

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event. 

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mailmalhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Fancy Dress Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Juniors: Age 5 - 8 years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 1 Minute (stage time per participant)

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 11 am on Apr 21st , 2018

Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA 

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for Fancy Dress. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.  

Registration Start Date: March 13th 10 AM EST 
Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome
Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 7 registrations per age group per language.

 Rules & Regulations

  1. Only one competition for all age groups- means, all participants will compete together regardless their age group.
  2. Any good idea for a costume is fine, but strictly no nudity.
  3. Only participant is allowed on the stage when competition starts. It is alllowed to seek help from others to get on to the stage(if participant needs assistance).
  4. Talking, making sounds, moving and using supporting objects are allowed. Clear all supporting objects from the stage when your performance is complete. No vulgar language, signs, music or body language is allowed.
  5. If you need special lighting or sound, you have to arrage it by yourself or work with the audio/video team in advance.
  6. The on-stage performance may not exceed 1 minute in duration.The time limit will be strictly enforced. A 10 second warning will be given.
  7. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year.
  8. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  9. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  10. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record your performance. We may publish such  photos/videos post-event. 
  11. The Judge's decision will be final.
  12. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Costume (20 Points)
  2. Presentation (20 Points)
  3. Body Language (20 Points)
  4. Choreopgraphy (20 Points)
  5. Relevance (20 Points)

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event. 

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mailmalhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Elocution (Malayalam & English) Competition

Age Groups

  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years

Duration: 3 Minutes

Languages:  Malayalam & English

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 11 am on Apr 21st , 2018

Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for Elocution. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10 AM EST

Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 7 registrations per age group per language.

 Rules & Regulations

 

  1. Separate competition for each age groups in Malayalam and English.
  2. We will give all participants one topic 20 minutes prior to the competition start time. The topic may be different for age groups and language category.
  3. Speech must be prepared in the language category you are contesting in.
  4. The speaker is expected to memorize their speech, and is not allowed to read any part of the speech from digital devices(mobile phones etc), papers, notes, or cards. However, refering to index cards for key points is ok, but may affect your scoring.
  5. The speech may not exceed 3 minutes in duration.The time limit will be strictly enforced. A 30 second warning will be given.
  6. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year.
  7. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  8. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  9. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record your speech. We may publish such  photos/videos post-event. 
  10. The Judge's decision will be final.
  11. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Speech Progression (20 Points): Greeting the audience, introduction of the subject, deliver the main content and conclude in allowed time limit.
  2. Exposition (20 Points): Portraying of the topic with conciseness, clarity, uniqueness and novelty.
  3. Knowledge (20 Points): Incorporation of personal references, real life incidents, references to books or quotes. Delivering the speech with relevant examples, facts and figures.
  4. Presentation (20 Points): Appearance, posture, body language, voice modulation, eye contact and gestures.  
  5. Language (20 Points): Vocabulary, usage of appropriate words with minimal repetitions, correct pronunciation and grammer usage.

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event. 

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mailmalhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Instrumental Music Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Juniors: Age 5 - 8 years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 2 Minute (stage time per participant)
Competition Date/Time: Starts at 1 pm on Apr 21st , 2018
Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for this competition. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10AM EST
Registration End Date: April 7th 10AM EST
Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations we accept: No Limits

 Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.
  2. No other supporting music or audio is allowed. The music should be solely coming from the Instrument you playing.
  3. We will not provide anything other than a table, chair(if needed) and extension cords to connect your instrument.
  4. We will not allow coaching or prompting of any manner during the performance.
  5. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your/your team's chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  6. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the performances. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  7. The Judge's decision will be final.
  8. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant/group/team.

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Intonation/Technique (20 Points) : Is the performance within a good sense of pitch, articulation and fluency.
  2. Tone (20 Points): Does the performance sound even with a sense of direction.

  3. Rhythmic Integrity (20 Points): Does the pulse of the performance sound balanced with minimal change of pace.

  4. Musicianship (40 Points): Does the performer display proper stage presence and posture. Does the performance appear well prepared and organized. Does the pitch, tone, scales and rhythm blend together to produce an effective musical result.

    PENALTY APPLIED:
    a) -20 points - when perfromance exceeds 2 minutes
    b) -20 points - if not ready when the name/chest number is called for performance.

 

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event. 

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mailmalhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Solo Singing "Indian Classical" Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 4 to 6 Minutes

Genre: Hindustani or Carnatic

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 2 pm on Apr 21st , 2018

Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for this competition. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10 AM EST

Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 7 contestants per age group

Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.
  2. Performance should be in one of the Indian classical music genre- Hindustani or Carnatic.
  3. Performer should use a Shruti box. KANE won't be providing any instrumental support.
  4. Performer should come prepared with any one Kriti.
  5. Performer should memorize the lyrics and is not allowed to use any supporting devices(paper, digital devices, external audio etc..)
  6. We will not allow coaching or prompting of any manner during the performance.
  7. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your/your team's chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  8. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the performances. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  9. The Judge's decision will be final.
  10. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant/group/team.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Shruti/Chosen pitch (20 Points): Is the singer in tune with the scale (Shruti) and maintaining correct pitch?.
  2. Laya/Rhythm and Precision (20 Points): Is the singer maintaining consistent tempo(laya) that the composition is set to? Is he/she in sync with the tempo? Is the song flowing smoothly adhering to the tempo and the Taal(Taala) cycles?.
  3. Diction (20 Points): Is the pronunciation clear in the language chosen? Are the words divided appropriately to bring out the right meaning intended by the composer.
  4. Style and Melody (30 Points): Does the singing reflect the purity and traditions of the style chosen (Carnatic or Hindustani)? Can you feel the mood (bhaava) of the melody (raaga) coming through? Is the singing melodious and smooth?. Does the singing include variation of a phrase in a kriti with slight or large changes in tune and gamakas/brigas(sangathis)?
  5. Overall Appeal/Entertainment (10 Points): Is he/she singing with confidence, energy and spirit? Is the singer enjoying what she/he is doing? Does the attire represent traditional Indian ethnicity? Are they engaging the audience with their performance?

    PENALTY APPLIED:

    a) -20 points - if not ready when the name/chest number is called for performance.

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event.

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mail; malhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Solo Singing "Western Non-Classical" Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 4 to 6 Minutes

Genre: Non-Classical singing in English or in any other Western Language.

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 2 pm on Apr 21st , 2018

Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for this competition. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10 AM EST

Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 7 contestants per age group

Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.
  2. Performance should be in English or any other western non-classical music.
  3. Performer can use Karaoke music. KANE won't be providing any instrumental support.
  4. Performer should memorize the lyrics and is not allowed to use any supporting devices(paper, digital devices, external audio etc..)We will not allow coaching or prompting of any manner during the performance.
  5. The Karaoke audio or music for the performance should be in mp3 format and must be sent to malhar@kaneusa.org at least 5 days prior to the event date. The audio file should only contain music/song- narrations or inappropriate sounds/audios are not allowed. We will not accept any files after this deadline.
  6. If the audio/karaoke play time exceeds the maximum allowed time(6 Minutes), regardless what stage the singing is at, the audio will be stopped when it reaches 6 minutes.
  7. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your/your team's chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  8. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the performances. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  9. The Judge's decision will be final.
  10. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant/group/team.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Shruti/Chosen pitch (20 Points): Is the singer in tune with the scale (Shruti) and maintaining correct pitch?.
  2. Rhythm/Tempo (20 Points): Is the singer "in tempo" with the underlying musical score? Is the voice in relation to the music?.
  3. Vocal Expression (20 Points):  How well the performer is able to express the meaning and mood of the song with correct diction that bring out the right meaning intended by the composer?.
  4. Stage Presence (20 Points):  Does the physical expression of the song in terms of the overall visual presentation of the performance on stage?.
  5. Entertainment Value (20 Points):  Is he/she singing with confidence, energy and spirit? The Audience reaction to the overall performance.

    PENALTY APPLIED:

a) -20 points - if not ready when the name/chest number is called for performance

 

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm Pit by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event.

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mail; malhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Solo Singing "Indian Non-Classical" Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Junior: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 4 to 6 Minutes

Genre: Filmy, Folk, Album, Semi-classical or Fusion song of any Indian language.

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 2 pm on Apr 21st , 2018

Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for this competition. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10 AM EST

Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 7 participants per age group.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.
  2. Performance should be in one of the Indian non-classical music genre- Filmy, Folk, Album, Semi-classical or Fusion song of any Indian language.
  3. Performer can use Karaoke music. KANE won't be providing any instrumental support.
  4. Performer should memorize the lyrics and is not allowed to use any supporting devices(paper, digital devices, external audio etc..)We will not allow coaching or prompting of any manner during the performance.
  5. The Karaoke audio or music for the performance should be in mp3 format and must be sent to malhar@kaneusa.org at least 5 days prior to the event date. The audio file should only contain music/song- narrations or inappropriate sounds/audios are not allowed. We will not accept any files after this deadline.
  6. If the audio/karaoke play time exceeds the maximum allowed time(6 Minutes), regardless what stage the singing is at, the audio will be stopped when it reaches 6 minutes.
  7. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your/your team's chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  8. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the performances. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  9. The Judge's decision will be final.
  10. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant/group/team.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Shruti/Chosen pitch (20 Points): Is the singer in tune with the scale (Shruti) and maintaining correct pitch?.
  2. Rhythm/Tempo (20 Points): Is the singer "in tempo" with the underlying musical score? Is the voice in relation to the music?.
  3. Vocal Expression (20 Points):  How well the performer is able to express the meaning and mood of the song with correct diction that bring out the right meaning intended by the composer?.
  4. Stage Presence (20 Points)Does the physical expression of the song in terms of the overall visual presentation of the performance on stage?.
  5. Entertainment Value (20 Points):  Is he/she singing with confidence, energy and spirit? The Audience reaction to the overall performance.

PENALTY APPLIED:
a) -20 points - if not ready when the name/chest number is called for performance

 

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm Pit by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event.

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mail; malhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Solo Dance "Indian Classical" Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 4 to 6 Minutes

Genre: Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattom, Odissi etc

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 4 pm on Apr 21st , 2018

Competition Venue: 41 Brook St Framingham, MA

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for solo dances. Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 13th 10 AM EST

Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 6 participants per age group.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.
  2. Performance should be in one of the Indian Classical dance form such as Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattom, Odissi etc.
  3. The audio or song for the performance should be in mp3 format and must be sent to malhar@kaneusa.org at least 5 days prior to the event date. The audio file should only contain music/song- narrations which are not related to the dance theme is not allowed. We will not accept any files after this deadline.
  4. If the audio play time exceeds the maximum allowed time(6 Minutes), regardless what stage the dance is at, the audio will be stopped when it reaches 6 minute.
  5. We will not allow coaching or prompting of any manner during the performance.
  6. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year. Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your/your team's chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  7. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the performances. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  8. The Judge's decision will be final.
  9. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant/group/team.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Style (20 Points): Do the movements and expressions reflect the purity and traditions of the style of the dance (Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom, Odissi etc)? can you feel the poise and presence of the dancer? Innovations are acceptable in movements and costume but cannot take away the main essence of the style.
  2. Precision (20 Points): Is the dancer doing the correct steps to the correct music? Are the movements clean? Is the dancer doing what the music says that he/she is supposed to be doing?
  3. Costume/Makeup (20 Points): Are the costumes authentic? Do they represent the performing dance form/genre? Do the ornaments and hair dressing in adherence to the dance form?
  4. Overall Appeal (20 Points): Is the dancer performing the dance with energy and spirit? Does the facial expressions, eye and body movements reflecting the mood of the dance? 
  5. Entertainment & Timing (20 Points): Does she/he engaging the audience with their performance(10 Points)?. Does she/he finish the perfomance in allocated time, i.e. 6 Minutes (10 Points)?

    PENALTY APPLIED:
    a) -20 points - when dance exceeds 6 minutes
    b) -20 points - if not ready when the name/chest number is called for performance.

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event.

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mail; malhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Group Dance "Classical" Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 3 to 8 Minutes

Genre: Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattom, Odissi etc

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 1.00 pm on May 5th , 2018

Competition Venue: 31 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for Group Dance "Classical". Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 16th 10 AM EST

Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 5 teams per age group.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.
  2. Each group/team should contain at least 3 or more members.
  3. All participants in the team/group must be in the age range of the group they are contesting in. KANE deserves the right to move a team/group to a highest age group category if we find at least one participant's age is higher than the age category they registered to contest in.
  4. A participant can only be part of one team/group/age category. We will disqualify the second team in case we find the same participant appearing in a second team/group for the same event.
  5. The audio or song for the performance should be in mp3 format and must be sent to malhar@kaneusa.org at least 5 days prior to the event date. The audio file should only contain music/song- narrations which are not related to the dance theme is not allowed. We will not accept any files after this deadline.
  6. If the audio play time exceeds the maximum allowed time(8 Minutes), regardless what stage the dance is at, the audio will be stopped when it reaches 8 minute.
  7. We will not allow coaching or prompting of any manner during the performance.
  8. While registering, all participant's name should be entered in the message field.
  9. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year.Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your/your team's chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  10. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  11. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the performances. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  12. The Judge's decision will be final.
  13. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant/group/team.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Style (20 Points): Do the movements and expressions reflect the purity and traditions of the style of the dance (Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom, Odissi etc)? can you feel the poise and presence of the group? Innovations are acceptable in movements and costume but cannot take away the main essence of the style.
  2. Precision (20 Points): Are the dancers on beat? Are they doing the correct steps to the correct music? Are the movements clean? Are the dancers doing what the music says that they are supposed to be doing? Is everyone in the correct position? Are steps executed correctly within the dance?.
  3. Coherence (20 Points): Is the group dancing as a whole? Do the patterns flow well with the whole group? Are the dancers dancing as a part of a group rather than an individual performer?.
  4. Costumes (20 Points): Are the costumes authentic? Do they represent the dance style? Do the costumes blend well together? Do the costumes add to the performance?.
  5. Overall Appeal/Entertainment (20 Points):
    Is the group performing the dance with energy and spirit?Are the dancers enjoying what they are doing? Are their expressions reflecting the mood of the dance? Are they engaging the audience with their performance?.(10 Points)
    Did the group finish peforming in allocated time i.e. 8 Minutes ? (10 Points)

    PENALTY APPLIED:
    a) -10 points - when dance exceeds 8 minutes
    b) -10 points - per dancer for violating age exceptions in the Dance Contest Rules.
    c) -20 points - if number of dancers are less than 3 in a group.

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event.

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mail; malhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

Group Dance "Non-Classical" Competition

Age Groups

  • Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8 Years
  • Juniors: Age 9- 13 Years
  • Seniors: Age 14 - 17 Years
  • Adults: Age 18 and above

Duration: 3 to 6 Minutes

Genre: Cinematic, Fusion, Folk or any other non-classical dance form.

Competition Date/Time: Starts at 2.30 pm on May 5th , 2018

Competition Venue: 31 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We received maximum capacity for Group Dance "Non-Classical". Please e-mail malhar@kaneusa.org to check for any open slots.

Before you register, please read the below sections.

Registration Start Date:  March 16th 10 AM EST

Registration End Date: April 7th 10 PM EST/ Walk-Ins are welcome. 

Registration Fee: $20 Per Participant (Click the "Pay Online" button in the Registration form to pay registration fees online. You will get a chest number and is allowed to contest only after paying this fee.)

Maximum Registrations: 6 teams per age group.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Separate competition for each age groups.
  2. Each group/team should contain at least 3 or more members.
  3. All participants in the team/group must be in the age range of the group they are contesting in. KANE deserves the right to move a team/group to a highest age group category if we find at least one participant's age is higher than the age category they registered to contest in.
  4. A participant can only be part of one team/group/age category. We will disqualify the second team in case we find the same participant appearing in a second team/group for the same event.
  5. The audio or song for the performance should be in mp3 format and must be sent to malhar@kaneusa.org at least 5 days prior to the event date. The audio file should only contain music/song- narrations which are not related to the dance theme is not allowed. We will not accept any files after this deadline.
  6. If the audio play time exceeds the maximum allowed time(6 Minutes), regardless what stage the dance is at, the audio will be stopped when it reaches 5 minute.
  7. We will not allow coaching or prompting of any manner during the performance.
  8. While registering, all participant's name should be entered in the message field.
  9. Age of the contestant must be in the range of age groups listed above as of January 1st of current year.Participant must register online before registration end date and obtain a confirmation number from KANE via e-mail. On event date, the registration fee(see section below) must be paid at the front desk to get your/your team's chest number and to make yourself eligible to contest.
  10. KANE reserves the right to request a copy of birth certificate of the participant for age verification(if required).
  11. KANE reserves the right to photograph and/or video record the performances. We may publish such photos/videos post-event.
  12. The Judge's decision will be final.
  13. Violation of any of the above rules may disqualify the contestant/group/team.

 

Judging Guidelines

Total Score: 100

  1. Synchronization/Sequencing (20 Points): The dance steps are in sync with the music and between dancers. Dance steps forming pattern of movements, variety, complexity and originality of dance positions, moves and dance maneuvers.  Selection of dance maneuvers and combinations of these maneuvers and their relationship to the music.
  2. Choreography (20 Points): Selection of music, lighting effects(if any), change levels throughout the dance, change formation or position on the dance floor by using maximum stage space(if required). Makeup, Ornaments and Costume of the dancers- dress alike, dancers forming a color/visual pattern by positioning themselves or arranging their moves.
  3. Execution (20 Points): Proper execution of basic step patterns, framework and hand, head, arm and body movements. Timing, rhythm, balance and smoothness of dance.  (Although the actual choreography is being judged, execution must be considered as a determining factor in some cases where the alike steps are included in multiple dances.)
  4. Coherence (20 Points): Is the group dancing as a whole? Do the patterns flow well with the whole group? Are the dancers dancing as a part of a group rather than an individual performer?.

  5. Entertainment & Timing (20 Points):
    Attitude, enthusiasm, energy and excitement. Pride in dancing. Relationship with the audience.(10 Points)
    Finished performance in allocated time, i.e. 6 Minutes (10 Points).

 PENALTY APPLIED:
a) -10 points - when dance exceeds 6 minutes
b) -10 points - per dancer for violating age exceptions in the Dance Contest Rules.
c) -20 points - if number of dancers are less than 3 in a group.

All participants must register before the registration ends. Also it is important to obtain a registration confirmation email back from KANE. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the top or Click Here to register. Once you register, you will get an auto-reply from KANE. However, we will review your registration and will confirm it by replying back to you via email . This confirmation is mandatory to participcate in the event.

Prizes

Winners are chosen as follows:

  • If only one participant is registered for this event, a participation certificate/award will be given.
  • If more than one participant, then first, second and third prize winners are declared based on scoring and total participants.
  • Prizes, certificates, trophies/medals will be awarded to all the winners on the same day.


Anytime, for any questions, please e-mail; malhar@kaneusa.org

We wish you good luck and look forward to meet you and to witness your skills!

For KANE,

Team Malhar

 

KANE Malhar 2018 Winners

"Wall of FAME"- We have your ticket to fame!

Congratulations to Malhar 2018 Competition Winners!!!

Click on each competition category tab below to view the winners. 

Winners: All winners received Malhar signature trophies and Award certificate during Malhar Grand Finale on May 5th. If you were not able to  collect your trophies and certificates, please email malhar@kaneusa.org.

Attention Winners: If you would like us to upload your photo , please e-mail to malhar@kaneusa.org. In the subject line "Your Name | Competition Event"

Participants: All Malhar individual competition participants  received participation certificates during Malhar Grand Finale.

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Winners will also get featured via leading Print, Visual and Broadcast medias 

Winners: Malhar 2018 Champions

Malhar 2018 Champions

 

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LASYA SCHOOL OF DANCE
The Dance School/Team with most points

Malhar Signature Nataraja Ever-rolling Trophy Winners

Winners: Drawing/Painting Competition

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

First Prize Winner

Rebecca Martha John

Second Prize Winner

Noah Puthokaran

Second Prize Winner

Pranav Sriram

Third Prize Winner

Aishwarya Ananthakrishnan

Third Prize Winner

Rohan Valantra

 

 

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

Ashlyn Thomas

Second Prize Winner

Mariya Joji

Second Prize Winner

Sreekrrupa Satyavageeswaran

Third Prize Winner

Vaishnavi Iyer

Third Prize Winner

Ananya Vel

 

 

Seniors: Age 14- 17

First Prize Winner

Sophia John

Winners: Spelling Bee Competition

Kindergarten:

First Prize Winner

AryavPreejith

Aryav Preejith

First Prize Winner

Shravan Radhakrishnan

Second Prize Winner

Rooha Shanty

Third Prize Winner

Rishi Kunnel

First Grade:

First Prize Winner

Rhea Maria Valantra

First Prize Winner

Sonakshi Pillai

Second Winner

Raghav Vidharth Karthik

Second Grade:

First Prize Winner

Govidmenon

Govind Menon

First Prize Winner

Rohan Valantra

First Prize Winner

Nilawi Venkat

First Prize Winner

Harini Jeyaraman

Second Prize Winner

Katherine Francis

Third Grade:

First Prize Winner

Joshua Shanty

Second Prize Winner

Rhea Marie Kunnel

Third Prize Winner

Darshil Selvaraj

Fourth Grade:

First Prize Winner

Gayatri Iyer

Second Prize Winner

Kevin Francis

Fifth Grade:

No competitions held in this grade

Winners: Poetry Writing Competition

English Poetry Writing

Sub Juniors: Age 5- 8

First Prize Winner

Rebecca Martha John

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

Lena Shanty

Second Prize Winner

Ananya Vel

Third Prize Winner

Mariya Joji

Seniors: Age 14-17

First Prize Winner

Nikhita Athipathy

Malayalam Poetry Writing

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

No Competitions held for this age group-category this year

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Juniors: Age 9- 13

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Seniors: Age 14- 17

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Winners: Fancy Dress Competition

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

No Competitions held for this age group-category this year

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Second Prize Winner

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Third Prize Winner

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Juniors: Age 9- 13

No Competitions held for this age group-category this year

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Second Prize Winner

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Third Prize Winner

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Seniors: Age 14- 17

No Competitions held for this age group-category this year

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Second Prize Winner

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Winners: Elocution Competition

English

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

Pristine Cyril

Seniors: Age 14- 17

First Prize Winner

Nikhita Athipathy

Winners: Solo Singing "Indian Non-Classical" Competition

Sub Juniors: Age 5- 8

First Prize Winner

Amal Balachundhar

Second Prize Winner

Riya Liju

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

Ananya Narayanan

Second Prize Winner

Rishabh Nair

Third Prize Winner

OliviaJoseph

Olivia Joseph

Seniors: Age 14- 17

No Competition held for this age group

Adults: Age 18 and above

First Prize Winner

Suryaa Ramaswamy

Second Prize Winner

Aswanth S Nair

Third Prize Winner

Srihari Sridhar

Winners: Solo Singing "Western Non-Classical" Competition

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

First Prize Winner

Sonakshi Pillai

Second Prize Winner

Katherine Francis

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

OliviaJoseph

Olivia Joseph

Second Prize Winner

Nikitha Ram

Third Prize Winner

Pavitra Balachundhar

Seniors: Age 14- 17

First Prize Winner

Sarah Johnson

 

Winners: Solo Singing "Classical" Competition

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

First Prize Winner

Anashwara Nambiar

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

Gayatri Ankalu

Second Prize Winner

Tanvi Reddy

Third Prize Winner

Harini Selvaraj

Winners: Solo Dance "Classical" Competition

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

 

First Prize Winner

Shamini Biju

Second Prize Winner

GreeshmaAshok

Greeshma Ashok

Third Prize Winner

Amal Balachundhar

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

Ananya Vel

Second Prize Winner

Tanvi Reddy

Third Prize Winner

Nandita Lajeesh

Special Mentions

Special Mention 1

Arthi Vithianathan

Special Mention 2

Tulasi Vithiananthan

Special Mention 3

Gayatri Ankalu

Seniors: Age 14- 17

First Prize Winner

varshiniarumugam solodance senior

Varshini Arumugam

Second Prize Winner

Adhithi Venkatesan

Third Prize Winner

Ishita Goluguri

Special Mentions

Special Mention 1

Nivedhya Cheruvari

Special Mention 2

Menaja Raja

Special Mention 3

Celine Paliakkara

Adults: Age 18 and above

First Prize Winner

Hanna Jose

Second Prize Winner

Preetha Gopakumar

Third Prize Winner

Priya Asthana

Winners: Group Dance "Classical" Competition

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

No competitions held in this age category

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winners

Bho Shambo (Tarangini Creations)

Participants:Tulasi Vithiananthan,Arthi Vithiananthan,Harini Selvaraj,Nandita Lajeesh, Sruthileya Mohan

Second Prize Winners

Lasya 2(Lasya School of Dance)

Participants:Joshika Selvaraj, Soumya Warty, Ranjani Bachalli, Abby Puduseril, Sonal Gupta, Trisha Rajasekhar

Third Prize Winners

Madhura Naatya Group(Lasya School of Dance)

Participants:Anushri Mohan, Ananya Narayanan, Saahithi Kura, Shreya Venkayala

Seniors: Age 14- 17

First Prize Winners

Thillai Senior Classical(Thillai Fine Arts Academy)

Participants: Akshara Shankar, Anne Joseph, Bhairavi Chandersekhar, Dhwani Srinivas, Divya Rajan, Smita Rajan

Second Prize Winners

Aanandha Nadamaduvar Thillai(Kolam Academy of Dance)

Participants:Adhithi Venkatesan, Shruthi Ramesh, Nithya Arun, Mahija Nukula

Third Prize Winners

Shivoham(Lasya School of Dance)

Participants: Ankitha Rajesh, Divya Andrews, Nisha Guptha, Shreya Suresh, Sophia John, Zahara Nicole

Adults: Age 18+

First Prize Winners

Mohanam(Abhinaya Darpana - Resmi Narayanan)

Participants: Revathi Pillai, Rekha Nair, Preetha Gopakumar, Smitha Paul, Deepa Vishnu

Winners: Group Dance "Non-Classical" Competition

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

First Prize Winners

RI Dancing Divas

Participants:Aashritha Maddhula, Kristin Tresa Vayalunkal, Hansika Bonkanpally, Neha Lajeesh, Rooha Treesa Shanty, Manasvi Reddy Anki Reddy, Arthi Anand

Second Prize Winners

Twinkling Stars

Participants:Sasha Jawahar, Nidhi Ratheesh, Sayoni Agarwal, Anaya Susan John, Neha Ratheesh, Juana Sara Prakash, Tanya Sreejith

Third Prize Winners

AryavPreejith

Little Rockers

Participants:Aryav Preejith, Aditya Jais, Ashvin Jais, Sonakshi Pillai

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winners

Nachle Bollywood (Priti Shokeen)

Participants:Anya Kumar, Piya Chokshi, Aadya Goenka, Dhwani Mandavia, Gowri Akkineni, Shivakhya Kandpal, Anika Gupta, Saanvi Praturu, Kailash  Venkatesan, Jinen Gandhi, Nikhil Shokeen, Raina Patel, Samarth Chetan

Second Prize Winners

Attam Kondattam (Ananya Venkatesan)

Participants:Pranav Kulkarni, Nithin Sarvanan, Nithin Venkatramanan, Navein Sribalaharan, Lakshana Raghav, Rithika Sarvanan, Lakshmi Renuga Ganeshbabu, Mrithula Premchanth, Srishti Srinath

Third Prize Winners

Nashua Sitharas (Sowparnika School Of Dance)

Participants:Avani Shettigar, Bhavya Aeron, Apoorva Kalidindi, Nitya Punnoose, Mithra Senthilraja, Thara Mary Paul, Meenakshi Dwaraka, Tanvi Bommareddy, Tanvi Nawale, Zia Saiyed, Zoha Noufal

Seniors: Age 14- 17

First Prize Winners

Aangikam Senior(Aangikam Dance Academy)

Participants:Isha Chugg, Rhea Bala, Serena Desai, Tanvi Manjrekar, Sakshi Dindore, Preeya Carmody, Zeena Acharya, Shivani Patel, Ekta Shah, Esha Patel

Second Prize Winners

Girl Shakti(Ekta Dance Academy)

Participants:Anshika Jain, Ananya Gunti, Devishi Jain, Diya Shankar, Kaushiki Thattikonda, Ishita Agrawal, Prerona Dey, Namya Arora, Shrinidhi Rameshbabu, Monisha pendeti, Tara Gayatri Chitapalli, Tanvi Gahlot

Third Prize Winners

Lexington High School Bhangra Team

Participants:April Chung, Harnidh Kaur, Aishwarya Rajagopolan, Anjali Kannan, Meher Khanna, Pooja Kawatkar, Vrinda Chandar, Alisya Kaur

Adults: Age 18+

First Prize Winners

New England Archas

Participants:Asha Manish, Deepa Jeesmon, Deepa Pillai, Jeena Binu, Maya Reju, Nipuna Shiju, Sara Shiby, Sithy Liju, Sooraja Shinil, Sheethal Dwaraka, Sree Nair

Second Prize Winners

Celebration of Womanhood(Ekta Dance Academy)

Participants:Ekta Jain, Geetanjali Virmani, Karuna Gurbaxani, Koyel Das, Mansi Arora, Manisha Kumar, Swati Ladiwal, Usha Yadav, Sharda Chintakindi, Vinita Sharma, Ritu Jain, Mansi Mathur, Radhika Chintapalli

Winners: Instrumental Music

Sub-Juniors: Age 5- 8

First Prize Winner

Aditya Jais

Second Prize Winner

Ashvin Jais

Third Prize Winner

Rhea Maria Valantra

Juniors: Age 9- 13

First Prize Winner

Nikitha Ram

Second Prize Winner

Mariya Joji

Third Prize Winner

Pristine Cyril

Seniors: Age 14- 17

First Prize Winner

Yazid Poolakal

KANE Malhar 2018 NEWS 

Introducing "Spelling Bee" Competitions starting this year.

Malhar Spelling Bee 2018

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