International Dance Festival

October 29 – November 2, 2021, Belarus, Minsk

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  • 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, Boris Eifman Dance Academy, Minsk culture administration.

International Dance Festival «Slavic Gems» will take place on professional stage of “The Palace of culture MAZ” (Partizanskiy avenue 117A).The stage is equipped with modern sound, light and project equipment. Stage dimension: 24 m – wide, 18 m – deep.

International Dance Festivalis 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:

The Application form is available in electronic form on our homepage. Deadline for sending Application Form is 10 (th) September 2020. It is possible to correct Application form, but no later than 10 (th) October 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.

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

  • 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.

All the dance groups are awarded with the memorable presents and state certificates.

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

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

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)
Standard from 129 EUR «East time» **
Comfort from 139 EUR Tourist Hotel ***
Comfort+ from 166 EUR Belarus Hotel ***

The participation packages (standard, comfort and comfort+) include:

  • Participation in The International Dance Festival “SLAVIC GEMS”

  • Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies:

    1. Contemporary dance

    2. Russian folk dance

    3. Hip-hop

    4. Russian classical dance

    5. Ballet dance

  • Accommodation in choice hotels (Standard or Comfort or Comfort+ package) in Minsk city center

  • Arrival/departure transfer service (from the airport to the hotel and back)

  • Meal in the hotel restaurants including non-alcoholic drinks:

    ▪ «Standard 1», «Comfort 1» included: only breakfast

    ▪ «Standard 2», «Comfort 2», «Comfort+ 2» included: breakfast, 3 dinners

    ▪ «Comfort 3», «Comfort+ 3» included: breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Arrival/departure transfer service from the hotel to “The Palace of culture MAZ” during Dance Festival Competition

  • Gala-dinner for the heads of dance groups and teachers with juries and event planners

  • Special disco for participants

  • A lot of exciting communications and positive emotions

  • Special disco for our participants

  • English, German and Spanish support during whole stay in Minsk

  • The preparation of the invitation letter for getting VISA

  • The memorable presents and certificates for all dance group

Additional services:

  • Visa processing fee. Visa processing fees are calculated according to “Consular fees of the consular institutions of the Belarus

  • Extra day in Minsk including breakfast:

    ▪ East Time Hotel – 24 EUR/per person

    ▪ Tourist Hotel – 30 EUR/per person

    ▪ Belarus Hotel – 40 EUR/per person

    ▪ Additional meal (lunch or dinner) – 6 EUR

  • Medical insurance

  • Train tickets, flight tickets, bus tickets to Minsk

  • Accommodation in Single Room

  • Professional video recording during the International Dance Festival Competition

  • Guided sightseeing tours (the cost of all excursions depends on the number of your dance group)

Prepayment conditions:

The prepayment for the participation in the international dance festival “SLAVIC GEMS” is due on 10 (th) September 2020 in amount of 90 EUR/per person. The prepayment for the extra days is due on 10 (th) September 2020.

If the dance group has more than 15 participants, the head of group doesn’t pay the General Fee.


Standard 1 (breakfast) Standard 2 (breakfast, dinner) Standard 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
129 EUR 146 EUR 163 EUR

Accommodation in the East Time Hotel


Comfort 1 (breakfast) Comfort 2 (breakfast, dinner) Comfort 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
139 EUR 156 EUR 173 EUR

Accommodation in the Tourist Hotel

«Comfort +»

Comfort + 2 (breakfast, dinner) Comfort + 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
166 EUR 183 EUR

Accommodation in the wonderful Belarus Hotel

Hotel rules:

  • Time for check in – from 14:00 (local time)

  • Time for check out – at 12:00 (local time)

30 October

  • Arrival to Minsk (meeting, transfer from the airport/railway station to the hotel)

  • 14:00 – Accommodation in the hotels

  • Lunch in the hotel’s restaurant *

  • 15:00 – Free time. Guided city tours (by request)

  • Dinner in the hotel’s restaurant*

  • 20:00 – Meeting for the dance groups’ leads

  • 20:00 – 21:30 – Special program «Let’s get to know» with surprises and gifts

31 October

  • 06:30 – 09:00 – Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant

  • Stage rehearsal before the competition (limited time)

  • 08:45 – 09:00 – Opening of the International Dance Festival SLAVIC GEMS on professional stage of “The palace of culture MAZ”

  • 09:20 – 20:00 (with the break for lunch and meeting) – International Dance Festival SLAVIC GEMSon professional stage of “The palace of culture MAZ” (Part I, II, III)

  • Lunch in the hotel’s restaurant *

  • Guided tours (by request)

  • Meeting for the dance groups’ leaders, balletmasters with members of jury in break Nr.1 and Nr. 2

  • Dinner in the hotel’s restaurant *

1 November

  • 07:00 – 09:00 – Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant

  • 09:00 – 13:00 – International Dance Festival SLAVIC GEMS on professional stage of “The palace of culture MAZ” (Part IV)

  • Guided tours (by request)

  • Lunch in the hotel’s restaurant *

  • 11:00 – 16:00 – Dance workshops with famous choreographers of ballet schools and contemporary dance companies:

    ▪ Folk Russian dance

    ▪ Modern choreography

    ▪ Classical dance

    ▪ Hip-hop

    ▪ Ballet gymnastics

  • 17:00 – Gala concert and awarding ceremony of the International Dance Festival SLAVIC GEMS on professional stage of “The palace of culture MAZ”

  • Dinner in the hotel’s restaurant *

  • 20:00 – Gala dinner for the groups’ leaders

  • 20:00 – Disco for the participants

2 November

  • 07:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast in the hotel

  • Free time

  • Departure «See you soon!»

  • Extension of the living in the hotel by request.

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

* Lunchis included in package “Standard 3,“Comfort 3”, “Comfort +3”

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

Anatoliy Karpovich (Minsk, Belarus)
Ballet-master, director of the dance group «WhiteRus», Awarded as «Honored worker» of Belarus

Denis Feizov (Kazan, Russia)
Choreographer, member of SID UNESCO, ballet-master of Mariinsky Theatre, professor of the modern choreography in Kazan State University

Nikolay Semenov (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, professor of Boris Eifman Dance Academy; leading dancer of notable ballet performances: “The Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet”.

Veronika Kasperova (Minsk, Belarus)
Artist of ballet in the Belarusian State Circus, choreographer model-dance show «SKstyleBarcelona» in Barcelona, choreographer of performances of the International Competition “Eurovision”, champion of Latvia of the contemporary dance.

Creative Association «Baltic Pearl»

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

For applications and further information please contact us on e-mail




or call us:

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

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