1. The competition is open for dancers born between 1987 and 2002. They are divided into three age groups: A1 (born between 2001 and 2002), A2 (born between 1999 and 2000),B (born between 1994 and 1997) and C (born between 1986 and 1993). They can compete in three categories: original solo dance piece (the performer is also the author or choreographer of his or her dance), choreography for a single dancer and choreography for two dancers. The author of the dance (choreographer or the author of the concept and the process leader) is a single person and also writes down his or her name as the author of the dance in the application form. He or she can perform in the choreography or not, except in the original solo dance piece where he or she must perform. If the piece is a team effort, both collaborators must be listed under the "concept and dance" entry. If the piece wins a prize, the two share it according to their own agreement.

2. The length of the piece: maximum 2 minutes for group A, maximum 2.5 minutes for group B, maximum 3.5 minutes for group C.

3. Age: The A1, A2, B and C age groups apply to authors/choreographers and performers. However, the choreographer can use dancers from other age groups in his or her piece, but only if they are born between 1987 and 2002.

4. Every team (association, school, studio, centre) can submit a maximum of six choreographies for any chosen age group. Every individual can submit a maximum of two short dance pieces, which must not be submitted in the same category (e.g. one original solo dance and one choreography – for one or two dancers, or for a team).

5. All applicants must record a video of their finalised piece (choreography, execution, music, outfits) and save it on a DVD that has to be sent alongside the application form. The competitors shall be selected by the expert jury after viewing all of the submitted videos. The videos shall be viewed anonymously. The competitors must not replace the dancers or change the topic, title of the piece, concept, music, outfits, props and choreography before or at the competition.

6. The stage will be lit and bare. It will have no scenery, special effects or background images. The competitors must provide by themselves for any necessary props or simple equipment. The dimensions of the stage are 7 metres (width) x 9 metres (depth). The music should be recorded on a CD. Technically unsuitable recordings shall be eliminated.

7. On the day of the competition, the competitors can have a dress rehearsal, in line with a strict schedule. The members of the jury will also be present at the rehearsal, but will not grade the competitors.

8. In case of injury, disease or similar occurrences, a plausible cancellation must be sent to the organiser as soon as possible in writing, by e-mail or by fax.

9. The organiser is not in any way liable for any damages that could occur during the event (lost or stolen objects, etc).

10. The organiser is not in any way liable for any injuries of the performers.

11. Recording or taking photographs of the competition is not allowed, unless agreed to previously with the organiser.

12. The organiser shall not cover any accommodation or transport costs.


1. A correctly filled-out application form must be sent by mail by the application deadline, otherwise participation will not be possible.

2. Those who submit incomplete application forms or fail to attach the obligatory concept of the short dance piece shall be
    automatically disqualified.


1. The international jury shall be composed of three renowned dance experts. One of them shall serve as the head of the jury. The members of the jury shall jointly view the videos and select the competitors for the event. The jury shall be present at the dress rehearsal. The winners shall be selected on the day of the competition. The decisions of the jury are irrevocable and shall be announced at the end of the competition. The organiser can replace the members of the jury in case of illness, inability to take part in the jury or any other relevant cause.

2. The jury shall select the best short dance piece, the best concept and the best performance for every age group. After the end of the competition, the jury shall have 15 minutes to select the winners and shall afterwards hand out the prizes to the winners.

3. If the jury discovers at the dress rehearsal that some of the competitors failed to adhere to the topic of the competition and/or its terms and conditions, it can, at its sole discretion, allow them to perform at the event. However, such participants shall not take part in the competition and shall not be graded and ranked.


1. The prizes shall awarded for the best short dance piece, the best concept and the best performance for all four age groups (A1, A2, B and C).

2. The prizes shall be awarded for: the best short dance piece (group A1 and A2: EUR 100, group B: EUR 400, group C: EUR 800); the best concept (group A1 and A2: EUR 50, group B: EUR 200, group C: EUR 400); and the best dance performance (group A1 and A2: EUR 50, group B: EUR 200, group C: EUR 400).

3. The winners shall be announced and the prizes awarded after the competition.

4. Every competitor shall receive a memorial certificate.

The event is organised and managed by the JSKD and its Celje regional office. The members of the organising board shall be selected by the organiser. The organising board drafts and designs the concept of the event, selects the members of the jury and manages the event.

In case of too few applications for the international competition, the organiser can join national and international part of the competition and change the amount of prize money. In this case the event will be on Saturday, 11th June 2011 at 5 pm.

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Aplication Form

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