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.
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!
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
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
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.
For AMATEURS :
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.
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).
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
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:
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.
In addition please send by email to email@example.com
(n.b.: To send heavy music, you can use www.wetransfer.com) :
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.
Please see payment information in Rules and Regulations document
N.B. The fee is not refundable in case of cancellation on the part of the participants. Organizers reserve the right to change the time of the event and will inform participants of any change by posting them on website/facebook page.
By submitting this form, I declare that all the information written in this application is true and accurate, expecially regarding the personal data of the participants and the declaration of their health, that they have health insurance, and that the management may use photo and video materials taken during the competition for promotional purposes
the undersigned and with regard to the identified students and, in the case of minors, legal guardian or tutor, authorize AMSTERDANS, organizer of the contest, a waiver in the broadest sense of the term in relation to the participation of the child at the competition, and the free use of personal data (names) and images that may be shown during the course of the event according to applicable laws. We note that our signature on this document is a necessary condition for participation to the Competition. We authorize the organization to film, photograph, record the image with any equipment, voice and any other artistic performance and / or made by the amateur competitions during the event. AmsterDans will therefore be the lawful owner of all rights of use, transmission, distribution, sale to third parties with regard to video and / or photographs, in whole or in part, by any means and dissemination system, without any limit whatsoever and especially with no time or territorial limits, in all places and all technical means now known or hereafter devised, all without claiming any compensation on our behalf or the child. Participant or legal representative declares having all necessary insurance for the duration of the participation in the AmsterDans Competition. Undersigned also states that the participant’s physical and mental health is sufficient in order to take part in the competition and other activities organized by AmsterDans. AmsterDans cannot be held responsible for any incidents of any nature that may occur during the competition, including but not limited to medical or personal.
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Gift certificates from FlevoDance
Cash prizes from Associazione Evgenij Polyakov and AmsterDans
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