Share-the-Fun

The following guidelines are used when inviting acts to perform at 4-H Round-Up and Indiana State Fair. Consult the county Purdue Extension Office for specific county and area level criteria.

Performing Arts at 4-H Round-Up and State Fair
Audience: Each area can send two acts to Round-Up. They may also send two acts to State Fair.

I. Group Acts

Number of performers: five (5) or more performers
Performance time limit: 5-8 minutes
Types of acts: skits or sketches, choral number, dance routines, lip sync

II. Curtain Acts: Non-Musical

Number of performers: one (1) to four (4) performers
Performance time limit: 3-5 minutes
Types of Acts:  skits or sketches, magic, clowning, rhythmic gymnastics, reading, 4-H cheerleading routines, choral speaking reading, dance (ballet, tap, modern, etc.) lip sync, juggling, acrobatic feats, ballads, puppetry.

III. Curtain Acts: Musical

Number of performers: one (1) to four (4) performers
Performance time limit:  3-5 minutes
Types of Acts: instrumental (piano, guitar, flute, drums, etc.), vocal, bands (rock, country, jazz)

Special Note: Area winners will be screened at the state level and only those consistent with Indiana's 4-H mission and values will be invited to perform.

Eligibility
All entertainers must be 4-H members. Narrators are considered part of the act so they must be a 4-H member. Please note: A person whose only contribution to the act is that of being piano or other accompanist is not considered part of the act and therefore does not have to be a 4-H member. This is because this provides music in a similar capacity as a tape provides music.

Mini 4-H/Exploring 4-H is designed to provide non-competitive educational experiences. We want to give mini/exploring youth a chance to participate in 4-H Performing Arts, but not have the pressure of being judged. Since acts have to compete in order to come to 4-H Round-Up or State Fair, the following eligibility rules will be applied.

  1. A mini/exploring 4-H'er(s) may not perform a curtain act at State Fair.
  2. A group of mini/exploring 4-H'ers may not perform a group act.
  3. However, mini/exploring 4-H'ers may perform in a group act under the following circumstance: The mini/exploring 4-H'er is associated with a regular 4-H club which includes older members, and the majority of the group act performers are active 4-H members in grades 3-12,.

It is up to the counties to determine if mini/exploring 4-H'ers are eligible to perform in curtain or group acts at the County 4-H Performing Arts program. If permitted, they should not be judged, but receive a special participation ribbon.


Application Due:
Area coordinator is responsible for sending in Area 4-H Performing Arts reports to State 4-H Office by May 15.
Note: County 4-H Performing Arts report forms should be submitted to area coordinator with in one week after the area contest. There is no registration fee.

Cost:
Participants that want to stay overnight will be responsible for paying their own lodging.

Description/Objectives of Share-the-Fun:
· To provide an opportunity for youth to perform for an audience where the performer and audience both have fun.
· To help youth identify talents that they may choose to develop.
· To share 4-H with others in the community
· To help youth and adults learn to work as team members for a coordinated activity.

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