Worldance is a startup creating a professional career-development platform and unifying global dance forms as one community. It innovatively collects resources and uses high tech software to attract dance lovers from all over the world. To celebrate International Dance day, Worldance is hosting a first-ever inclusive dance convention to give talents an opportunity to perform, collaborate with peers, and connect with dance professionals. This dance competition is a great way to get back into the groove of performing with many options suitable for everyone! We allow anyone ages 8 and up to participate as either a solo, duet, trio, small group, or large group routine. These routines can be anything from ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, jazz, musical theatre, ethnic and folk dances, acro, pom, hip-hop and more! We are excited to have a wide range of elite judges that have professional experience in many of these dance styles. Our judges are college professors from schools like The Juilliard School, The University of Southern California, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Point Park University, The University of Arts, and Peabody Institute at John Hopkin University who have experience working closely with students to help them grow as dancers. We also have dance professionals and dance celebrities as judges and masterclass instructors with extensive real-world experience such as Emmy nominated and named American Tap Queen by major press: Chloe Arnold and Kinjaz dance crew as seen on the television show “World of Dance''. But that’s not all! Worldance will also be hosting a Masterclass Series taught by our panel of distinguished judges available for FREE to all competition contestants! It also covers a dance festival offering multicultural dances workshops and masterclasses such us Africa dances, European Folk dances, Korean and Japanese traditional dances, Middle East and central Asian dances, and Indian Folk and Classical dances.
Our panel of expert judges are extremely respected in the dance world. Being either dance faculties in the top colleges or distinguished celebrities in various dance field, they are here to criticize submissions and teach a FREE masterclass to all contestants.
Each entry will be placed into an age group based on the average age of participants in the routine as of January 1, 2021. Each age group will then be divided into divisions based on the number of dancers in a routine and categories based on the dance style. (Details please see the PDF doc)
Each submission will be scored by our panel of judges based on a detailed rubric. The top three highest scoring submissions per sector (age group and category) will earn a certificate and be qualified to register for the Finals, along with those who win our awards: Judge's Award, Outstanding Choreography Award, Best Instruction Organization Award (dance schools).
Video submissions for Finalists will be posted on our website and social media pages for public voting, which will count as 30% of the final score. The top three Finalists will win a cash prize of $1500 for First Place, $1000 for Second Place, and $500 for Third Place.
The following describes the allotted time for video submissions. Submissions that exceed the time limit will only be judged based on the first two to three minutes, based on the division’s time limit below.
Division Time Limit (minutes:seconds)
Duet / Trio 2:00
Small Group 3:00
Large Group 3:00
Step 1: Pre-registration opens March 1st
Create an account on the “Livefolio” platform (live-folio.com) and fill out your profile information. Make sure your age is filled out and that you have a username.
Step 2: Registration opens April 1st
Login to your Livefolio account and upload your video submission(s). Add a Tag “Worldance Talent Awards 2021” to your video and fill out the registration form that will automatically pop up. Fill the form by adding dance categories and routine’s information, remember to mark original for choreographer awards section, @ username to add dancers in group dances, @your dance studios’ name or write down “independent”, @ Instructor and Choreographers. Age and Division will be auto filled. Submit the form and continue the video uploading.
Step 3: Receive a contestant number
Once you upload your video successfully, you should receive a number for the routine you just submitted. You can: Add another routine by going to upload the second video and repeating the registration process or move on to pay the registration fee.
Step 4: Pay the Registration Fee
The registration fee covers entry of one video submission and access for those participants to the masterclass series taught by the judges. Payments can be made on the “Livefolio” platform along with the registration form as mentioned above. We recommend those submitting a small or large group to have the group leader, preferably from a school or studio, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before paying the registration fee for a possible price deduction. There will be no refunds available except for in the case that the event be cancelled by the organizers, Worldance.
Division Registration Fee
Duet / Trio $35 per contestant
Small Group $25 per contestant
Large Group $20 per contestant
Worldance is not responsible for any personal injury before, during or after the event. Worldance reserves the right to cancel any and all events due to lack of registration or other unforeseen circumstances. By submitting the registration I agree to all the terms and conditions contained in the document “Worldance Talent Award 2021 Rules and Regulations”.