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Competition

Sunday 11 & Sunday 12 March

at Theater De Meervaart

The schedule for these two competition days will be announced early in 2023. Registration will open soon.

AmsterDans COMPETITION 

6th Edition,

11 & 12 March 2023

Rules & Regulations

Regulations 2022- soon to be updated:

The purpose of AmsterDans is to provide an opportunity to dancers, dance schools and dance teachers to come together in an atmosphere of friendly competition in order to learn from and inspire each other. Furthermore it is meant to motivate and to encourage interaction between dancers, teachers and dance schools from different countries.  The prizes offered provide dancers with special opportunities that can contribute to their development.

Besides the competition itself, the program includes masterclasses with renown teachers. The combination of the beautiful locations and activities, allows dancers and teachers to get the most out of the event.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the rules imposed to safeguard everyone’s health, the regulations and the program of this edition have been changed. This in order to guarantee the safety of participants, spectators and organizers. The main change is that there will not be a  Grand Finale Gala this edition, but separate prize ceremonies after each section. In this way we avoid the bringing together of so many spectators and participants all at one time. Our enthusiasm for the whole event is in no way diminished!

 

COMPETITION STRUCTURE

The competition is divided in 3 main parts:

Children, Junior and Senior

All of these will take place at the Meervaart Theatre in Amsterdam on Sunday, the 20th of  March 2022.
The three sections are totally independent and, due to anti-Covid regulations, access to the theater will be allowed only to those who will dance in or be a spectator for the scheduled category. At the end of each section, the theater and dressing rooms will be completely emptied, cleaned and disinfected. Once these have been completed, access will be granted to dancers of the next category.

The program will be structured as follows (times may vary in relation to the number of category participants and will be officially communicated in advance):

Instead of the original 3 competition rounds, there will be a single one starting at 11:30 and ending at approximately 16:00. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 17:00

N.B. Times of the final award ceremony is subject to change


Competition for dancers in the genres of ballet and or contemporary dance

  • For students of regular dance schools and amateurs
  • Maximum duration of pieces are 2,5 min. for solos and duets – 4 min. for groups
  • Age categories: Children, Juniors, Seniors (see below)
  • Categories for each genre: solos/duets and groups (3 people or more)

 

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY  19 MARCH –Afternoon at CHASSÉ DANCE STUDIOS:

Masterclasses: Ballet and  Contemporary for each age category: Children, Juniors, and  Seniors.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH – at THEATER DE MEERVAART :

Competition for all categories

For both the masterclasses and the competition, participants must book in advance by using the registration forms on the website

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

  1. DESCRIPTION

The Competition is open to dance schools from all countries. Failure to respect or only partially respect the regulations may lead to exclusion or a disqualification from the competition. No rehearsals are scheduled. Dancers and their teachers can practice on stage if possible during the pauses. Dancers, teachers and audience members are obligated to respect all of the Dutch government Covid regulation which are in force during the competition.

  1. GENRES and CATEGORIES:
    Each dancer/group may compete maximum twice in the same category. Genres admitted are:

For AMATEURS :

  • ballet/neoclassical with solos/duets and group works (pointes are NOT allowed for Children’s category)
  • modern/contemporary with solos/duets and group works.

Age categories:

  • Children born in 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Junior born in 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Senior born in 2007 or before
  • In each genre, repertoire or original variations are possible.
  • Maximum duration: 2,5 minutes for solos/duets, 4 minutes for groups.
  • In duets, both participants must be in the same age category. In group pieces, a maximum of 20 % of older dancers is allowed. If more than 20% of the dancers are in the older category, the choreography will be moved to the higher age category.

EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS:  this category is for groups (3 or more dancers) where both young professionals and schools are welcome to apply. Any dance genre is possible and the pieces will be judged principally on the quality of the choreography and composition. The prizes will be awarded to the choreographer of the submitted piece.

  1. COSTUMES:

AmsterDans does not require costumes for pieces, though AmsterDans does recommend them as it enhances the dancer’s performance. If the dancer is not able to use costuming, AmsterDans asks the dancer to wear clean practice clothes (e.g. black leotard, clean tights and ballet shoes).

  1. PRIZES:

Medals and Trophies for the winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category.

Special prizes such as scholarships, cash prizes, gift certificates, free registrations for programs and competitions may be awarded by the judges. For Emerging choreographers these can also include apprenticeships or invitations to perform.

 REGISTRATION and FEES:

  1. Registration deadline is the 10th of March, 2022.

It is recommended that participants register as early as possible as there are a limited amount of places. Pre-registration is necessary, and can be done by sending an email, preferably in English, to info@amsterdans.org with the following information:

  • List of entries to be presented
  • Genre (ballet, modern)
  • Age category (Children, Juniors or Seniors)

AmsterDans will then respond confirming the receipt of the email and indicating the availability of places for the competition. Only after availability is confirmed it will be possible to send all documents requested and the payment can then be made.

Fees:   The participation fees, in all categories, are as follows:

  • 1 Solo: € 50,- for each choreography. 2 solos by the same dancer € 80
  • Duet: € 75,- for each choreography.
  • Group works: € 25,- for each dancer, for each choreography.

The payment should be made in a single transaction for each school, to AmsterDans Stichting on the bank account number IBAN: NL82 INGB 0007 0537 42, with BIC/SWIFT code: INGBNL2A. The following information must be in the payment description:  AmsterDans 2022 and the name of the Dance School.

In case of cancellation on the part of the applicants, the fees are not refundable.

  1. DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATIONS: please register online by the 10th of March, 2022

In addition please send by email to info@amsterdans.org

(n.b.: To send heavy music, you can use www.wetransfer.com) :

  1. a) MUSIC in MP3 file (only) – renamed with “name of the school – title” (ex: Areadanza – Kitri). In case
    of more pieces with the same title, add at the end the name of dancer (ex: Areadanza – Kitri – Maria).
  2. b) PAYMENT – a copy or a scan of the bank transfer of the full amount.
  3. ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN:
  • Check-in must be done at Chassé Dance studios on the 19th for anyone taking the masterclasses. For those only participating only in the competition and not the masterclasses. check-in can also be done at The Meervaart on the 20th at 8:30, but we do recommend that you check-in at Chassé on the 19th if possible.
  • At the check-in desk only the group-leader should come. He has to have a USB Drive with the music of the group.

 

  1. JUDGES AND CRITERIA:
  • Scores are made exclusively by a mathematic sum of technical votes.
  • The Jury is composed of renowned international dance professionals
  • Names of the judges will be published as soon as possible on our web-site: amsterdans.org.
  • To be awarded it is necessary to have an average score of at least 60 out of 100 points
  • The jury reserves the right to not award certain prizes or awards if the levels are not reached.
  • Every evaluation and decision is absolutely irrevocable.
  1. ACCESS TO THE THEATRE AND TO TICKETS:
  • The access to the stage, backstage and dressing-rooms will be allowed only to dancers and choreographers, using the personal  stamp received during check-in.
  • Tickets will be on sale in February.
  1. OTHER INSTRUCTIONS
  • Teachers must inform the dancers that at the end of each performance, dancers must stop for few (2 or 3) seconds in front of the jury.
  • Equipment or props that could damage the stage or make it slippery, is not allowed.
  • The use of equipment, props, tools or objects must be requested before registration and must be authorized by the organizers.
  • Unfortunately due to time and Covid restraints, marking/run-throughs on stage will not be possible beforehand.
  1. LEGAL AUTHORIZATIONS:
  • The organizers cannot be held responsible for damages or injuries that may occur during the event to objects or people.
  • The registration fee and the sum paid for its services will not be refunded in case of cancellation on the part of the participants.
  • The leader of each group, under his/her sole responsibility, declares that all participants have a sufficiently good state of health state for physical fitness, and that the minors participants have obtained permission from parents or legal guardians.
  • The organizers have the permission to freely use for its own purposes the images taken during the activities.
  • The leader of each group who signs this application form, declares under his/her own responsibly that students, parents, tutors or guardians have been informed about and have approved each point and rule/regulation, and the terms and conditions for participation as stated here.

 

  1. VIDEOS AND PHOTOS:
  • Making videos and photos during the event are not permitted, except by the photographers authorized by the organization to do so.
  • Pictures and videos will be available for purchase online after the event.
  • In submitting application forms, each subject authorizes AmsterDans to use images taken during the event.
  1. LEGALITY:

The format and the logo of the competition AmsterDans are a trademark. Abuses or copy are prohibited. For any legal dispute, the jurisdiction is the Dutch Court of Law only.

  1. MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATION:
  • The organization reserves the right, if circumstances require, to modify or cancel the event, to change at any time the schedules, awards, events, categories, sections, places and activities mentioned in this document without any obligation towards participants, who will be promptly informed.
  • It is necessary that participants check the website or Facebook page of AmsterDans (before and during the competition weekend) to see if any schedule changes have been made.
  • In case of cancellation of the competition on the part of the organizers because of force majeure, registration fees will be refunded to the participants. Any travel or accommodation costs made by participants cannot be refunded.

 

  • Piece Info:

  • Categories

  • Dancers name(s) and birthdate(s)

  • Full NameBirthdate 
  • Fees

  • Solo 50 € - Duo/Trio 75 € - Groups 25 € per dancer.

    Please see payment information in Rules and Regulations document

PRIZES

Scholarships for various studios, schools & companies:

  • Peridance New York
  • National Ballet Academy Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • ARTEZ  Dance Academy, Arnhem
  • Delattre Dance, Mainz, Germany
  • AreaDanza, Livorno, Italy
  • The Henny Jurriëns Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Summerschool The Hague, The Netherlands

 

Gift certificates from FlevoDance

Cash prizes from  Associazione Evgenij Polyakov and AmsterDans

Free registrations for
Livorno in Danza Competition 2023, Italy
AmsterDans Competition 2023

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