The 2020 competition will take place 21 and 22 March. The schedule, application forms, and information about the fees can be found below.
The competition categories are:
For the competition and masterclasses, your participation in each category must be booked in advance. Deadline is 1 March 2020.
The ballet and modern/contemporary categories solos, duets/trios, and groups are divided by age. There are two choreographic categories:
A showcase for choreographers especially for schools. Choose it if the purpose of your piece is mainly to represent a concept or a situation (for example a story or a theme), and the prize of this category goes to the choreographer. Group works in Ballet and/or Contemporary/Modern-Dance is the appropriate category if your piece is mainly technical, and the prize then goes to the dancers.
This category is for young choreographers working with pre-professional or young professional dancers.
Friday 20 March
Chassé Dance Studios:
17:00-20:00 Masterclasses for children, Juniors and Seniors
See the schedule here
Saturday 21 March
Chassé Dance Studios:
9:00-12:30 : Masterclasses for children, Juniors and Seniors
See the schedule here
Theater De Meervaart:
Children’s competition starts at 14:00.
Competition rounds: Other age categories: exact times to be announced
Sunday 22 March
Theater De Meervaart:
Morning and afternoon (exact times to be announced):
Evening-(exact time to be announced):
*The management reserves the right to change the schedule if necessary.
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.
The competition is divided in two main parts: Competition and Grand Finale
Both will take place in the Meervaart Theatre in Amsterdam.
The 3 competition categories are:
FOR DANCE SCHOOLS
2 min. for solos, 3 min. for duets/trios, and 4 min. for groups
(except the children, who will be awarded at the end of their categories competition)
FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING PRE-PRO DANCERS (PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES)
3) Competition for Emerging Choreographers (All Genres)
The Emerging Choreographers category is for anyone, including students of Academies or Professional Schools, and young professionals with an age of 14 or above.
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 before the competition or during the pauses, only if possible.
FOR DANCE SCHOOLS:
N.B.: pointes are NOT allowed for Children
NB: Choreographic composition is a single age category
For Choreographic Composition, it must be an original piece not made by other choreographers
For EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS:
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 the Emerging Choreographers section these can also include apprenticeships or invitations to perform.
It is recommended that participants register as early as possible as there is a limited number of places. Pre-registration is necessary, and can be done by filling in and submitting the online form on the website
AmsterDans will then respond confirming the receipt of the registration and indicating the availability of places for the competition. Only after availability is confirmed is it possible to send all documents and (music) files requested.
Fees: The participation fees, in all categories, are as follows:
The payment should be made in one transaction and made t:o
Bank account number IBAN: NL82 INGB 0007 0537 42,
BIC/SWIFT code: INGBNL2A.
Witte de Wiithstraat 119-2
The following information must be in payment description: AmsterDans 2020 and the name of the Dance School or in the case of Emerging Choreographers, the choreographer’s name.
In case of cancellation on the part of the applicants, the fees are not refundable.
The online form on the website must completed and submitted.
In addition, the following must be sent by mail to email@example.com
To send heavy documents or music by email, you can use www.wetransfer.com
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.