Competition rules

COMPETITION RULES

Version #1 from 10.12.2019

Attention!

To be able to take part in competition all participants required to take at least one workshop or Full pass for Kids, 3 workshops or Full Pass for Adults.

1. Categories:

Baby – all styles (age 4-8)

Kids (age 9-12)

  • Solo classic
  • Solo folk
  • Solo tabla CD
  • Solo show
  • Solo bollywood

 Juniors (age 13-17)

  • Solo classic
  • Solo pop song
  • Solo folk
  • Solo tabla CD
  • Solo show
  • Solo bollywood
  • Duos (all styles)
  • Duos bollywood
  • Duos tribal
  • Groups (all styles)
  • Groups (bollywood)
  • Groups (tribal)

It is possible for participants from age group Juniors to attend Adult categories by mandatory agreement with organizers. In this case participant can attend only one age group (e.g. simultaneous performance in Juniors and Adults categories is not possible).

In categories Groups and Duos performers of all styles, except for Bollywood and Tribal Fusion will compete in one category All Styles.

Adults (age 18+)

  • Solo classic Professionals
  • Polish National category Professionals*
  • Solo classic Rising Star
  • Polish National category Rising Star*
  • Solo pop song
  • Solo folk
  • Solo tabla CD
  • Solo show
  • Solo tribal
  • Solo bollywood
  • Duos (all styles)
  • Duos bollywood
  • Duos tribal
  • Groups (all styles)
  • Groups (bollywood)
  • Groups (tribal)

In categories Groups and Duos performers of all styles, except for Bollywood and Tribal Fusion will compete in one category All Styles.

*Polish National category is a sub-category of Solo classic Professionals / Rising star, with only results of dancers from Poland.

Seniors (age 40+)

  • Solo classic
  • Solo pop song
  • Solo folk
  • Solo tabla CD
  • Solo show

For participants of age 40 and older. Participants in this age group are welcome to attend all adult categories as well. In this case participant can attend only one age group (e.g. simultaneous performance in Adults and Seniors categories is not possible).

2. Music limits:

Solo (all categories and ages): up to 3.30 min
Groups and duos: up to 4 min

3. Professionals category rules

Because of big number of dancers, Professionals category will take place in two stages – semi-final and final. In semi-final participants perform their prepared choreography. Top half of participants of the first stage (but no more than 10) pass to final and dance improvisation live tabla solo (up to 2.5 minutes). Criteria for judging improvisation and overall winner decision process are described on Judging page.

4. Difficulty levels division

All solo categories are not divided by difficulty level (beginners, advanced etc.). The only exception is Adults Solo classic, this category is divided into Rising Star and Professional levels.

5. Limitations of participation

Winners of Professionals category of Dance Weekend in Warsaw festival are forbidden to take part in that category in the future. However, they can participate in all the other categories without any restrictions. Winners of all other categories, except Professionals, can take part in the same categories in the future.

6. Prizes

Main prizes in Professionals category: crown, certificate for free creation of exclusive bellydance costumes from Aliah Bellydance Fashion, right to be a teacher and a judge of Dance Weekend in Warsaw 2022 as well as perform at Arabic Dreams gala show 2022. Additional prizes to be added this list.

Solo categories winners will be awarded with medals and diplomas.
Groups categories winners will be awarded with cups and diplomas.

All winners and prize winners will be given free packages and discounts to prestigious festivals worldwide. List to be added later.

All Kids and Baby categories participants will be awarded with fancy toys.

Additional info:

Competition stage size is 6×16 meters.