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REGULATIONS of the International Dance Competition ‘New World’


of the International Dance Competition ‘New World’

               Competition organizers

1.           Creative Union of Cultural Professionals and Artists “LIRA”


2. Aims of competition

2.1. To find and support high-potential dance groups working in different dance genres, to provide them an opportunity of public self-expression.

2.2. Popularization and development of children's and youth's choreography and dance abilities, inspiration of dance makers (‘ballet-master’) creations.

2.3. Stimulation of improvement of the pedagogical skills of dance makers as well as increasing a performing level of the dance group participants.

2.4. Strengthening of professional and creative contacts among dance group leaders and dance makers

2.5. Exchange of choreographic and pedagogical experience.

3. Organization and procedure of competition.

3.1. The international competition of choreographic arts “New world " (hereinafter-the contest) is held from 26 to 27 March 2020 in Russia, Novosibirsk. In D. K. named after V. p. Chkalov

3.2. Youth choreographic troupes, amateur teams, aerobics studios, artistic gymnastics, shaping, acrobatics, club dance groups, ballet-shows, soloists working in all forms and genres of stage dance are invited to participate.

The contest show will be held on March 26-27, 2020 from 09: 00.

The gala concert and award ceremony will take place on March 27, 2020, at 19:00.

At the end of the competition there will be a round table with the participation of the jury.

Correspondence competition As part of the in-person international festival - the contest of choreographic art "New World" in the city of Novosibirsk, the jury will evaluate the video works of participants in the correspondence competition. REGULATIONS ONLINE - COMPETITION Dates of the online contest February 1 - March 31, 2020 Applications with competitive material are accepted until March 15, 2020 (inclusive). Video recordings and payment are accepted until March 20, 2020 (inclusive). The results of the competition will appear on our website on April 11, 2020.

3.3. Participation can be presented in the following categories (genre):

“Children's story-playing dance” – for children aged from 4 to 12. Play form dance of any genre with a children's theme.

“Contemporary choreography” – contemporary dance, modern;

“Street choreography” – hip-hop, break-dance, pop locking, electric;

“Neoclassical dance”

“Classical dance”

“Folk dance” – stage dance based on folk choreography.

“Pop dance”

‘’Jazz dance”

“Stage ballroom dance” - dance composition based on the canons of ballroom choreography with dramatic art;

“Sport dance” – cheerleading, cheer-sport, mix-show;

“Original genre” – contortion, acrobatics, equilibristics, antipode, backbend, juggling, clownage, etc.


All kinds of circus genres are allowed except those connected with air and fire.

Circus groups are offered to perform a circus composition.

3.4. Nominations:

“Solo” – dance of any category in solo performance;

“Small forms” – dance of any category in performance of 2-5 persons;

“Dance groups” – dance of any category in performance of 6 and more persons.

“Big forms” – a play from 15 to 40 minutes

  3.5. Age categories:

from 4 to 6;

from 7 to 10;

from 10 to 12;

mixed age from 4 to 15

from 12 to 14;

from 15 to 17;

from 18 to 25.

from 25 to 35

mixed age from 10 to 20

Involvement of participants from other age categories is allowed and can be no more than 20% of the total number of participants. Age of participants can be checked during the competition. Every group can take part in any nomination, dance and age categories. Duration of dance composition should be no more than 4 minutes.

3.6. The deadline for applications (Annex 1) is 1 March 2019.  When sending and full payment of the application until February 15, 2019, a discount of 10% is provided.  Applications are filled for each age group and each dance category separately. Applications are accepted by e-mail: liskusstvoira@mail.ru

Reservation of accommodation and city transfer are organized by request.

3.7. Competition is held by anonymous evaluation of participants' performances. Each dance composition is assigned a sequential number. During the competition a presenter announces the nomination, age category, sequence number and dance title only.

3.8. Entrance to the concert hall for the competition audience is by tickets only. Ticket is valid during the whole competition day. Tickets can be bought at the organizing committee office in advance or just before the entrance to the concert hall. Participants can enter the concert hall by invitation tickets which will be issued upon the registration.

3.9. At the end of each age category competition the participants will be photographed.

3.10. Technical requirements:

Soundtracks should be on CD or USB stick high-quality recorded. Mini-disks are not accepted. CD disks or USB sticks should be packed in an envelope indicating group name, performance title, application number and track number. Envelops with soundtracks are collected by coordinator during rehearsals, or can be given personally to a sound man.

3.11. All rights to photo and video are reserved by organizers of competition. Any amateur video recording is strictly prohibited. Uploading of any amateur videos to social networks (Youtube, Facebook, Vkontakte) and other websites is strictly prohibited.

3.12. Participants under 14 years old must provide parental consent for participation in the competition (during registration procedure at the day of competition). Sending party bears responsibility for the life and health of the Competition participants. Each participant must have medical insurance.

3.13. Jury

Dance compositions are evaluated by competent jury from among the authorities of arts and culture sector. Jury members are appointed by the organizing committee of Competition. Jury members may vary due to the dance category.

Dance group heads participating in the Competition cannot be among the jury members.

3.14. Dance composition evaluation criteria: skills and technique of performing dance elements; compositional dance structure; correspondence of the repertoire to the age peculiarities of performers; selection and correspondence of musical and choreographic material; artistry, unveil of artistic image; stage image (calisthenics, stage outfit, property, performance culture).

3.15. Awards.

All participants will be awarded certificates for participation.

According to the jury evaluations dance compositions in each age category rated 1st,2nd , 3rd places are awarded “Diploma Laureate”. Dance compositions rated 4th, 5th, 6th places are awarded “Diploma”.

Participants or dance groups who scored the highest points from all the dance compositions are awarded “Diploma Winner” and are presented a Winner Cup.

By the jury decision “Diploma Grand Prix” of the competition may be awarded.

The jury has the right to award not all places and to share the prize places between several participants.

The organizing committee can prepare letters of thanks for sponsors, heads of the institutions of sending parties by request.

3.16. Financial terms.


Arrangement fee for participation in the Contest is:

in nomination "solo" - 31 dollars for one dance compositions; the cost of the second and subsequent compositions in each age categories-26 dollars

in nomination " Small forms” - 36 dollars for one dance composition; the cost of the second and subsequent compositions in each age category-28 dollars

in the category " dance groups” - 91 dollars for one dance composition; the cost of the second and subsequent compositions for the group in each age category-75 dollars

"Children's fairy-tale dance" is paid in the amount .80 dollars for one dance compositions the cost of the second dance compositions - 75 dollars.

Payments can be made for cash and on bank account. After receiving the application the bank details for payment on account will be sent to each participant.

The application is considered accepted when paid at least 50% (in case of non-cash payment) and 100% (in case of cash payment) of the registration fee. After that, each applicant will receive an electronic confirmation of participation from the organizing Committee.

Applications received before February 15, 2019 will receive a 10% discount on payment.

Refund of already paid arrangements fees is possible in the following cases:

if the organizing committee is given a notice 3 weeks before the Contest show - 50% of fee,

if the organizing committee is given a notice at least a week prior to the Contest show - 30% of fee.

Applicants haven’t given a notice of refusal to take part in the competition are not given a refund of the arrangement fee. The application is disqualified automatically.

In case of large number of applications the organizing committee may extend the competition days. Each participant will be informed concerning the schedule of the competition program in advance.

3.17. Registration.

Registration is required for all the participants. Participants must provide the documents with photo (birth certificate, passport, ID card etc.). Copies of these documents must be certified by the head of dance group.

Changes (addition or replacement of dancers) in "Solo" and "Small groups” nominations after registration means double increasing of the arrangement fee.

Changes of the composition name, number of members in dance groups are allowed.

Age of dancers (participants) can be verified by the jury.


4.           Organizing committee

4.1. The Organizing Committee arranges the order of participants' performance in nominations and genres. Information on the performance order will be provided to each participant in advance (approximately 2-3 days before the competition).

4.2. The Organizing Committee does not take part in discussion of the dance composition by jury members.

4.3. The Organizing Committee has the right to audio and video recordings of the competition performances of participants and use of these materials for advertising, information, methodological purposes.

4.4. The right to resolve issues in dispute of the competition belongs to the chairman of the organizing committee. Issues in dispute are considered by the organizing committee upon an application. Terms for consideration of issues for up to 1 month.

4.5. Director of the Contest Larisa Fyodorovna Gorbunova (Tel.: +7-952-939-05-14)

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The application form for participation in the competition filled in English or Russian language