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We Dance Saint Petersburg

International competition and intensive for dancers and choreographers

18.02.23 - 19.02.23

St. Petersburg, Russia


WE DANCE is a project entirely dedicated to choreography that has been successfully taking place in Italy for several years. Read more...
A huge number of beginners and established dancers from all over the world come to it to show their own skills, take part in master classes, and compete for prestigious project awards. From 2022, WE DANCE will also be held in the cultural capital of Russia - St. Petersburg.

The international project invites individual dancers and dance schools to participate, soloists, duets, ensembles and dance groups who wish to receive an adequate assessment of their work from respected jury members and who wish to establish international cooperation in the field of dance for their further career can take part in it. The competition has a qualification, not a competitive principle of evaluation. All participants will receive certificates of training from CID UNESCO Dance.
The competition is divided into two stages: the competitive part and the final Gala Concert.
1. The main thing about the event
Event organizers
“Festival&Contest” (Italy) – international cultural association
Responsible:
Zhanna Baibakova — project coordinator

Dates
18.02.23 - 19.02.23
02.03.24 - 03.03.24
01.03.25 - 02.03.25

Location
Master class - professional ballet classes in St. Petersburg
Competition - professional theater of St. Petersburg

Application deadlines
In person: the deadline for submitting applications is until February 08
the deadline for payment of participation fees is until February 09
On line: Filing deadline - until January 09
Participation Fee Payment Deadline - Jan. 10
Results announced: January 18
2. Creative nominations, age categories, timing, cost of participation in the competition
Creative nominations
  • Classical and neoclassical choreography
  • Contemporary choreography (all styles)
  • Contemporary dance
  • Hip-Hop, street, free style
  • Folk and folk-stylized dance
  • Children's dance
Members
  • soloists
  • duets
  • teams of 3 or more people
Age categories
BABY - up to 7 years
UNDER - from 8 to 10 years
JUNIOR - from 11 to 13 years old
SENIOR - from 14 to 17 years old
OVER - over 18 years
*As part of a team, up to 20% of participants from an older age category are allowed. If more than 20% of participants of another category, it is necessary to enroll in an older group.
Cost of participation
Contest:
The cost is indicated for 1 dance. A separate fee is charged for each dance and a separate diploma is issued.
Soloist (maximum 4 minutes) - € 43,00
Duet (maximum 4 minutes) - € 25,00 /per person.
The team 3-5 people (maximum 5 minutes) - € 15,00 /per person.
The team 6-10 people (maximum 5 minutes) - € 13,00 /per person.
The team 11-20 people (maximum 5 minutes) - € 11,00 /per person.
The team 21 and more people (maximum 5 minutes) - € 9,00 /per person.
It is possible to use a fake easily assembled during the competition, the responsibility for the safety of the participants lies with the participants themselves. During the competition part, white theater light is provided.
ATTENTION! No rehearsal time is provided. Given 2 minutes per participant/team for scene markup.
Discounts
Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation
Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation
Adults over 60 - 10% discount
Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount
Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount
3. Master classes and their cost
Master classes
By appointment only, a personalized certificate of completion of the master class signed by the Maestro is issued. It is necessary to find out in advance the name of the Maestro and the number of available seats.
Master classes:
Additional master classes - € 45,00 (90 minutes, it is possible to choose different styles of dance, teachers from different countries of the world, issuance of a personal certificate signed by the Maestro)
Concerts
As part of the Competition, a Gala Concert will be held with an awards ceremony for participants.
Among all participants and groups, regardless of the score, the organizers of the competition will choose the brightest numbers to perform at the final concert of the competition (the choice of performances does not depend on the panel of judges, on the score, but only on the colorfulness of the number). All other participants attend the concert as spectators and go up to the stage for the awards ceremony. Participants selected to perform at the concert will be notified the evening before by telephone.
General staging performances
All participants registered for the competition will take part in a general dance performance, which will be shown to the public at the Gala Concert, as the final number of the concert. The choreographer - dance director can be either a member of the jury or the Artistic Director of the competition.
Event program
Day 1 - Saturday
Competitive part of the project, all nominations.
In the evening - master classes (optional)
Day 2 - Sunday
In the morning - master classes (optional)
In the afternoon - staging a common dance (3 hours, all participants) to perform at the evening Gala Concert.
In the evening - Gala Concert and the ceremony of awarding participants.
WARNING!!! The program may change due to the employment of teachers for master classes. The exact program will be communicated to participants 7 days before the event begins.
4. Jury evaluation system, awards, sponsors
Competitive part grading system
The jury members will evaluate the participants according to the following criteria: technique and preparation based on the declared age of the participants, musicality, synchronicity, etc.

The competition has a qualifying, not a competitive method of evaluation. Each participant will receive their grade, on the basis of which they will be awarded a degree. Thus, an unlimited number of 1st, 2nd, 3rd places can be awarded. The competition is necessary for the growth of young artists, for new emotions necessary for creative development, for getting a real appreciation of creativity.

All members of the jury will evaluate the participants on a 100 point system. All scores will be summed up and divided by the number of jury members, thus obtaining an average score. Depending on the score received, participants are awarded degrees:
100 points - GRAN PRIZE - a single award regardless of the nomination and category
99-90 points - Laureate of the 1st degree
89-80 points - Laureate of the 2nd degree
79-70 points - Laureate of the 3rd degree
less than 70 points - Participant
Jury members
The most famous dancers and choreographers from around the world. The exact composition of the jury members will be announced in advance.
Competition Prizes
  • GRAN PRIZE SOLOIST&DUO: diploma, memorial sign, free participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
  • GRAN PRIZE GROUP: diploma, commemorative sign, free participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
  • MASTER DANCE AWARD (awarded to the best educator/choreographer): member of the jury with payment of royalties, in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
  • 1st degree laureate: diploma, commemorative sign, 50% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
  • 2nd degree laureate: diploma, 25% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
  • Laureate of 3 degrees: diploma, 10% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
Jury members may award individual prizes.
Official invitations and letter for sponsors
The organizers are ready to prepare official letters for sponsors, administrations, cultural departments, school directors, etc. with a request to support your trip to the Competition. To do this, you need to send to the address info@festivalcontest.net the full name addressed to whom we are making an invitation, the full name of the organization that he leads and the full name of the participant or the name of the team that we are inviting.
5. Accommodation of participants and free time
Accommodation
Participants, as well as accompanying persons, can independently engage in a suitable placement during the event or seek help from the organizers.


Free time
St. Petersburg is rightfully the cultural capital of Russia, it will not be possible to see everything in one trip, so you can organize your leisure time in your free time from the festival by visiting: the Hermitage Museums, the Russian Museum, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Mikhailovsky Theatre, the Palace Square, Isaakievsky Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and much more.
Guided tours are organized for large groups. You can find out information by writing to info@festivalcontest.net.
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