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How much does it cost to take part in the South African Championships of Performing Arts?

The fees to participate in the auditions for SACOPA vary according to the different event and styles:

  • Solo entry (1 event allowed, 6 styles allowed):
    • 1 person
    • Fee: R400.00
  • Duet entry (1 event allowed, 4 styles allowed):
    • 2 people
    • Fee: R500.00
  • Trio entry (1 event allowed, 4 styles allowed)
    • 3 people
    • Fee: R600.00
  • Small group (1 event allowed, 4 styles allowed)
    • 4-9 people
    • Fee: R800.00
  • Large group (1 event allowed, 4 styles allowed)
    • 10-19 people
    • Fee:    R900.00
  • Production line (1 event allowed, 4 styles allowed)
    • 20 or more people
    • Fee: R1,500.00

Which are the main guidelines for an official contestant?

All official contestants must be South African citizens or residents in good standing.
They can be professionals or amateurs, and must have qualified or have been invited.They Must comply with the South African Championships of Performing Arts’ rules and regulations.

Which are the events and the categories?

There are junior and senior competitions. Each of them has the following events:
•    Singing
•    Dancing
•    Modelling
•    Acting
•    Instrumentals
•    Variety acts
Junior includes these categories: 5 to 7; 8 to 10; 11 to 12; 13 to 15 years old.
Senior includes these categories: 16 to 17; 18 to 24; 25 to 29; 30+ years old.