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International Ballet Festival

Varna 2023

03 - 07 July 2023


Competition for professionals and professional government and private schools.


Competition for nonprofessionals and dancers in Cultural houses, kindergartens, government organizations and schools ,private studios, dance clubs and schools majoring in dance.


Age Divisions

  • I age group - 7-9 y.o.
  • II age group - 10-13 y.o.
  • III age group - 14-17 y.o.
  • IV age group - 18-21 y.o.

Categories & Styles

FOR THE AGE CATEGORY 7-9 y.o. ONLY:

Groups and Formations:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Character Dance

FOR ALL OTHER AGE DIVISIONS:

Solos (2 separate competitions for male and female):

  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Character Dance
  • Freestyle (Acrobatic, Show, Broadway and all other styles)

Duets and Trios:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Character Dance
  • Freestyle (Acrobatic, Show, Broadway and all other styles)

Groups (4-8 people) and Formations (9+ people):

  • Classical Ballet (fragment from a classical ballet)
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Character Dance
  • Broadway, Musical, Jazz
  • MTV
  • Acrobatic Dance
  • Dance Theater
  • Show Dance

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION:

  • Solo - from all age groups and styles
  • Duet/Trio - from all age groups and styles
  • Group - from all age groups and styles
  • Formation - from all age groups and styles

The choreography may be from the participants' competition program or a dance performed by a non-competing performer.


Judging:

9 international adjudicators, 5 selected for each category

On each performance in the COMPETITION PROGRAM, each member of the jury will be giving a maximum score of 40 points on the following criterias:

  • Technique - 10 points
  • Composition - 10 points
  • Artistry/Performance - 10 points
  • Musicality - 10 points

In case of even points, the competitor with the higher score in technical criteria will be given the advantage.

The performances participating in the DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Choreography - 30 points

Competition Rounds:

The competition will consist of 2 rounds and a Gala Evening.

First Round - 03-04 July 2023

All registered competitors

Competitors with a score of 100 and higher qualify for Second round.

Second round - 06 July 2023

Dancers compete for 1, 2, 3rd place.

  • From 171 to 180 points - 3rd place
  • From 181 to 190 points – 2nd place
  • From 191 to 200 points – 1st place

GALA EVENING - 07 July 2023

All winners participate in the Gala evening.

Competition Rules

Location

Festival And Congress Centre - Varna

2-6 Slivnitsa Blvd., Varna, Bulgaria

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