International online dance festival «DANCE onLINE» 2020

6 – 7 June 2020, Russia, Saint Petersburg

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International online dance festival «DANCE onLINE» 2020

No matter how difficult the times are, in the course of two June days Saint Petersburg will again become the center of dance attraction. Everyone who wants can participate in it and staying at home. The main events will take place on Baltic Pearl partner platforms — YouTube, VKontakte, Facebook. All performances which you send us will be broadcast online. The international jury will evaluate in real-time.

The festival DANCE onLINE allows to break the barriers between the countries and to learn and expose the culture of nations from around the world. There is no need for travel expenses, plane tickets and pay for a hotel.

During dance festival will be arranged online conference (webinar) to discuss dance works with the jury, so dance group’s teachers will get a chance to ask a question in live broadcast.

The Grand Prix winner will be awarded a free trip to one of the next live International Dance Festival.

  • Establishment of creative contacts, strengthening inter-regional relations and cooperation through the children's work, the formation of the creative potential of the younger generation

  • Revival, preservation and development of national cultures and the strengthening of international cooperation

  • Relationship with the best creative teams, promotion and popularization of choreography

  • Providing methodological and advisory assistance in the field of choreography, the exchange of experience

  • The support of the young, talented teens

  • Bringing together all the dancers and teachers, located far from each other

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl», Saint Petersburg

With support of:
The International Dance Council (CID UNESCO), Committee of Youth Policy and interaction with public organizations of Saint Petersburg and the city administration, Saint Petersburg Boris Eifman Dance Academy, Oleg Vinogradov Foundation for the preservation and development of Classical Ballet.

  • International Dance Festival is open for dance groups of different styles, ballet schools, soloists and duets. One dance group may participate in a few nominations and age divisions.

  • There is no age limit for participants.

  • All performers must be registered to the festival.

  • For the participation you have to direct the video with your dances to e-mail info@baltgem.ru

  • The Application Form is available in electronic form. Deadline for sending application form is 29 (th) May 2020. It is possible to correct application form (only part about performances), but no later than 29 (th) May 2020. After we receive the completed application form, we contact you and send the confirmation.

  • The total time of all videos of dance performances should not be over 20 minutes.

  • Accepted the following video files: MP4, MPEG4, MOV, AVI and WMV

  • Video should be provided in good quality

  • Video should be recorded no earlier than 1 year ago

  • Videos can be recorded on the stage as well as in the rehearsal space (the dancers should be dressed in dance outfit)

  • Each video should contain only one dance performance

  • The dance performance should be recorded from the beginning to the end (without pause)

  • Each participant must be clearly visible during all dances

  • The amateur videos are accepted, if the videos correspond with all technical requirements

  • The video files should be renamed with name of your group-nomination-dance name

You will be asked to re-record your video, if the video do not correspond with all technical requirements.

  • Classical dance

  • Сontemporary dance (modern dance, etc.)

  • Folk dance

  • Stylized folk dance

  • Children’s dance

  • Variety dance

  • Ballet

  • Show

  • Street dance (Hip-Hop, house, techno, funk styles, etc.)

  • Flamenco

  • Oriental dance

  • Dance theatre

  • Tap dance

Dance group may participate in several nominations.

  • Solo

  • Duet

  • Trio

  • Dance ensemble (dance group)

  • Petite – 4-6 years

  • Junior – 7-10 years

  • Teen – 11-14 years

  • Senior – 15-20 years

  • Adult – 21 years and older (no age limited)

  • Mixed group

  • Performing skills-motion technique

  • Compositional structure of programs

  • Compliance with the repertoire of age peculiarities of artists

  • Theatrical skills (plastic, costume, props, culture of performance)

  • Selection and matching of musical and choreographic material

  • Artistry, the disclosure of the artistic image

During the whole Dance Festival on 6. June, via webcam, you have the opportunity to watch the jury members in real time.

Final webinar with juries on 7. June is a great way for teachers and directors of dance schools to stay up to date with the latest developments in choreography and the opportunity to discuss each dance performance with experts.

The most essential and key principals of the Award and the Jury are objectivity, impartiality and uncompromising attitude.

The International Jury awards each dance group in each nomination and each age division based on the result protocols with Laureates I – III degrees and Diplomas I - III degrees.

  • The Grand Prix winner will be awarded a free trip (including accommodation) to one of the next International Dance Festival

  • Two Dance Groups will be awarded with Certificates that give you 30% discount for participation in one of the next International Dance Festival (Art Planet in Saint Petersburg, Volga Cup in Kazan, Slavic Gems in Minsk, Baltic Palette in Tallinn or Emerald in Nizhny Novgorod). You can find more about the Festivals on our homepage. The Certificates are valid until 31 May 2021

  • The Juries may award a number of participants or the heads of dance groups (or teachers) with the following Diplomas: “Best ballet master work”, “Best concert master work”, “Best virtuosity and dramatics», “Best contemporary work”

  • Diploma for each participant. Gratitude letters for teachers and sponsors.

The award fund of The Festival amounts 10,000 EUR.

June 6
  • 09:00 – 09:15 – Opening of the International Online Dance Festival DANCE onLINE (YouTube channel of Baltic Pearl Creative Association)

  • 09:15 – 19:00 – The International Online Dance Festival DANCE onLINE (YouTube channel of Baltic Pearl Creative Association - you will receive a direct link after applying for participation)

    • Live broadcast with the jury - the international jury will view and evaluate all performances (dance works) in real-time.

    • Dance sections will be formed according to nominations and age divisions.

June 7
  • 10:00 – 11:30 – Online quiz to test your dance knowledge in choreography “Who Wants to Be a Dance Expert”. The quiz will take place in the official group in VK and Facebook. The winner will be announced at the online conference (webinar).

  • 12:00 – 15:00 – The online conference (webinar) with the jury. Each dance group’s teacher will get a chance to ask a question in live broadcast and discuss the dance works. We will provide you with direct link for an access (only for the dance teams` leaders and teachers).

  • 17:00 – 17:30 – Closing Ceremony of the International Online Dance Festival DANCE onLINE (YouTube channel of Baltic Pearl Creative Association)

    • Announcement of the online voting winner, the “Who Wants to Be a Dance Expert” quiz winner, the holders of Certificates for a 30% discount for participation in one of the next International Dance Festivals (including accommodation) and the Grand Prix winner.

    • Grand Prix - A FREE trip (including accommodation) to one of the next International Dance Festival

We open the world for talents!

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Dance groups’ type (depending on number of participants) General fee
Ensemble or Dance Group (from 4 to 20 participants) 10 EUR per person
Ensemble or Dance Group (more than 20 participants) 8 EUR per person
Solo (1 participant) 30 EUR
Duet (2 participants) 40 EUR
Trio (3 participants) 50 EUR

The general fee includes:

  • Participation in the International dance festival DANCE onLINE including 20 min for all dance performances

  • Diploma for each participant (in paper and eDiploma)

  • Gratitude letters for teachers and sponsors

  • Webinar with juries for teachers and directors of dance schools - latest developments in choreography and discussing each dance performance with experts

  • Feedback from the professional juries about each dance performance (via e-mail)

Deadline for payment: 29 May 2020. Payments must be received or postmarked by this date.

Additional (optional) services::

  • Extra nominations, if your total dance time is over 20 min. – 12 EUR for every next performance or every next 5 min.

  • The memorable presents (medals) for each participant – 4 EUR per person

  • Mailing Paper Diplomas via EMS, Pony Express or DHL

The general fee is the only required fee. All other fees listed above are optional.

  • All registered applications will be processed by the organizing team. Furthermore, we will make a competitive program available for viewing.

  • All the video presented in the competition will be published on our YouTube channel. You will receive a direct link after applying for participation.

  • Dance sections will be formed according to nominations and age divisions.

  • Before the competition each dance group will get an information letter with the schedule of sections.

  • During the Dance Festival we will have a live broadcast with the jury. The international jury will view and evaluate all performances (dance works) in real-time.

  • We will also arrange an online conference (webinar) to discuss dance works with the jury, so dance group’s teachers will get a chance to ask a question in live broadcast. We will provide with a direct link for an access (only for the dance teams` leaders and teachers).

  • The online voting will be available in our official group in Facebook and VK. The results will be announced after the closing of competition. The winner will be awarded with prize.

  • Paper Diplomas, cups and memorable presents (medals) are mailed approximately within 7 working days after the competition date.

The team of professional, renowned and respected figures in the world of dance:

Butyrkin Valeriy (Moscow, Russia) – Choreographer, ballet-master, honored worker of culture of Russia, docent of The State Musical Pedagogical Institute named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov.

Nikolay Semenov (Saint Petersburg, Russia) – Teacher of Boris Eifman Dance Academy; leading dancer of notable ballet performances: “The Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet”. He is a perspective dancer who possesses high level dance technique.

Alisa Panchenko (Saint Petersburg, Russia) – Choreographer of the modern dance, professor in the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, «Bye Bye ballet contemporary dance center», «Dance Academy Russia» and Dance House “Canon Dance”. In her work she is giving preferences to combination of modern choreography, physical theatre, drama theatre and improvisation. She was the winner of “Golden Mask” theatrical prize in 2013.

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl»

3rd Sovetskaya street, 9, Saint Petersburg, Russia

For applications and further information please contact us on e-mail info@baltgem.ru

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For dance groups/ soloists from EU / Asia / USA / Africa

Artur Nikiforov + 49 172 278 63 22 (WhatsApp, Messenger)