International Dance Festival
«RIGA’S WAVE 2021»

December 1-4, 2021, Latvia, Riga

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RIGA’S WAVE 2021
  • 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

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl» Saint Petersburg
Member of the International Dance Council CID UNESCO

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

Our partners

  • St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet
  • Culture Centre “Ziemeļblāzmas”, Latvia, Riga
  • Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara
  • Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga

International Dance Festival “Riga’s Wave” will take place on the professional stage of Culture Centre “Ziemeļblāzmas” (Ziemeļblāzmas iela 36, Ziemeļu rajons).

Grand Concert Hall is equipped with modern sound, light and project equipment.

International dance festival is open for dance groups of different styles, ballet schools, soloists and duets. One dance group can participate in a few nominations and age divisions. For the participation in solo or duet you have to send the video with one of your dance to our e-mail info@baltgem.ru.

The Application Form is available in electronic form on our homepage. Deadline for sending application form is 20 (th) September 2020. It is possible to correct application form (only part about performances), but no later than 1 (st) November 2020. After we receive the completed application form, we contact you and send the confirmation.

The total time of dance performance should not be over 15 minutes (total time for all nominations).

Music requirements: CD/DVD drives or USB memory stick.

The dance festival has following nominations

  • 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.)
  • Solo;
  • Duet;
  • Dance Groups (dance ensemble, etc.)
  • Petite – 4-6 years;
  • Junior – 7-10 years;
  • Teen – 11-14 years;
  • Senior – 15-20 years;
  • Adult – 21 years and older;
  • 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.

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

The International Jury awards at the Gala Concert 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 Juries can award some separate participants or the heads of dance groups with the following Diplomas: “Best ballet master work”, “Best concert master work”, “Best virtuosity and dramatics», “Best contemporary work” the gratitude letters and precious souvenirs can be issued as well. The heads of dance groups and teachers receive state certificates of participating in workshops.

Valuable presents and certificates for every participant of the Dance Festival.

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

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

The best dance groups will be given the incredible opportunity to dance on the one stage with famous ballet dancers of 21th century.

Package General fee per person (4 days, 3 nights) Hotel
Standard From 170 EUR Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara
Comfort From 185 EUR Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga

The participation packages («Standard», «Comfort») include:

  • Participation in the International Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” including 15 min for all dance performances
  • Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies:
    1. Contemporary dance
    2. Russian folk dance
    3. Russian classical dance
    4. Ballet dance
    5. Hip-hop
  • Accommodation in choice hotels (Standard or Comfort) – 4 days and 3 nights
  • Buffet meal in the hotels’ restaurants including non-alcoholic drinks
    • «Standard 1», «Comfort 1» included: only 3 breakfasts;
    • «Standard 2», «Comfort 2» included: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners;
    • «Standard 3», «Comfort 3» included: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Arrival/departure transfer service (from the airport/railway station to the hotel and back)
  • Arrival/departure transfer service from the hotel to the Culture Centre “Ziemeļblāzmas” during Dance Festival Competition
  • Gala-dinner for the heads of dance groups and teachers with juries and event planners
  • A lot of exciting communications and positive emotions
  • Special disco for our participants
  • The memorable presents and certificates for each dance group
  • The preparation of the invitation letter for getting VISA
  • English, German and Spanish support during the whole stay in Riga
  • Special program “Let’s get to know” with surprises and gifts (cultural exchange)

Accommodation in the hotel****Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara in the city center

Standard 1 (breakfast) Standard 2 (breakfast, dinner) Standard 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Accommodation
170 EUR 206 EUR 242 EUR Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara

Accommodation in the hotel**** Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga with the best panoramic view in the city and with the wonderful swimming pool and gym.

Comfort 1 (breakfast) Comfort 2 (breakfast, dinner) Comfort 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Accommodation
185 EUR 224 EUR 263 EUR Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga

Hotel rules:

  • Time for check in - from 14:00 (local time)
  • Time for check out - at 12:00 (local time)

Conditions for local dance groups:

  • Solo – 15 EUR
  • Duet – 30 EUR
  • Group – 12 EUR/ per person

Additional services:

  • Train tickets, flight tickets, bus tickets to Riga
  • Extra day with breakfast: Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara – 39 EUR/per
  • Extra day with breakfast: Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga – 45 EUR/per
  • You can arrive one or two days before Dance Festival or extend your stand by one or two days
  • Additional meal (lunch or dinner): Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara – 12 EUR/per
  • Additional meal (lunch or dinner): Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga – 13 EUR/per
  • Visa processing fee. Visa processing fees are calculated according to “Consular fees of the consular institutions of the Republic of Latvia”
  • Medical insurance
  • Transfer to Riga
  • Accommodation in Single Room
  • Professional video recording during the International Dance Festival Competition
  • Guided sightseeing tours (the cost and descriptions of excursions you can find on this web-page)

Prepayment conditions:

  • The prepayment for the participation in the International Dance Festival «Riga’s Wave» is due on 5(th) September 2020 in amount of 100 EUR.
  • The prepayment for the additional days in the International Dance Festival «Riga’s Wave» is due on 5(th) September 2020. The rest payment of total amount is due on check-in.
  • If the dance group has more than 15 participants, the head of group doesn’t pay the general fee.
1 December
  • Arrival to Riga (pick up, transfer service from the airport/ railway station of Riga to the hotel)
  • City tour Riga (by personal request) - You can book one of our guided excursions (see “Guided sightseeing tours”)
  • 13:00 - 14:00 – Check-in in the choice hotel (**** Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga or **** Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara)
  • Lunch in the hotel’s restaurant*
  • 17:00 – 18:30 – Meeting for the dance groups’ leads
  • Free time. Break for fitness
  • Excursions (by personal request) - You can book one of our guided excursions (see “Guided sightseeing tours”)
  • Dinner in the hotel’s restaurant *
  • 20:00 – 21:30 – Special program “Let’s get to know”
2 December
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant
  • Transfer to the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas” (Ziemeļblāzmas iela 36, Ziemeļu rajons)
  • Stage rehearsal before the competition (limited time)
  • 10:00 – 10:20 – Opening of the International Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” on the professional stage of the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas” (Ziemeļblāzmas iela 36, Ziemeļu rajons)
  • 10:20 – 17:00 International Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” on the professional stage of the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas” (with the break for lunch and meeting)
  • Lunch in the restaurant of the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas”*
  • 18:00 – 19:45 Gala-concert and awarding ceremony of the International Dance Festival Competition “Riga’s Wave” on the professional stage of the Concert Hall “Ziemeļblāzmas”
  • 20:00 – Transfer to the hotel
  • Dinner in the hotel’s restaurant*
3 December
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant
  • 10:30 – 15:00 – Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies (**** Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel Riga):
    • Latvian folk dance
    • Contemporary dance
    • Ballet dance
    • Classical dance
  • 15:00 – Free time
  • You can book one of our guided excursions (see “Guided sightseeing tours”)
  • Lunch in the hotel’s restaurant*
  • Dinner in the hotel’s restaurant *
  • 20:00 – 22:00 – Disco for the participants
  • 20:00 – Gala dinner for the groups’ leads
4 December
  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant
  • Free time
  • Departure “See you!”

Extension of the living in the hotel by request (see “Additional services”)


* Dinner is included in packages “Standard 2”, “Standard 3”, “Comfort 2”, “Comfort 3”

* Lunch is included in package “Standard 3”, “Comfort 3”

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

Janina Martisone (Riga, Latvia) – A choreographer, ballet-master. A professor of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.

Olga Kazannikova (Saint Petersburg, Russia) – Leading ballet-dancer of the Saint Petersburg Eifman Ballet, professor of the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Olga Zitluhina (Riga, Latvia) – Choreographer, dancer and teacher – the most influential personality in Latvian contemporary dance scene, head of a program of contemporary dance in Latvian Academy of Culture. Olga’s productions have been performed and she was teaching in Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA.

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl»

3rd Sovetskaya street, 9, office 311, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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

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