From 15th to 21st of June, 2017, in Struga, Macedonia will be held the International Competition of Choreography – “X-DANCE”.

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

1. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPANCE

1.1. Choreography groups, ballet groups and artists of dancing projects are introduced.
1.2. In order to participate in the competition, one must send an application as an attached form and DVD or media file on the address or e-mail of the organizer, with a video recording of the applied choreographic performances, no later than the 1st of April. The delivered materials аre not reviewed and are non-returnable.
1.3. Along with the application, a photo of each participant of the group with a size of 2,5 x 3,5 cm is to be sent, with a written name and surname on the back side of each photo.
1.4. After the review of the video material, the organizer sends the official invitations, no later than the 10th of May.

2. ACCREDITATION

2.1. Accrediting on the festival requires an official invitation, as well and a complete funding for each participant of the group, no later than the day of the arrival.
2.2. The amount includes participation, accommodation in a hotel, full board and free master classes. Everyone attending the festival is considered participant and should follow the rules of the festival (One is free-of-charge out of 20 people).
2.3. The official invitation for the festival is sent after the done payment per person in advance, on the festival’s account. The advance is non-returnable in case the participation is cancelled.
2.4. Travel expenses are covered by the participants themselves.
2.5. The accredited participants have the right for visiting all of the festival’s events.

3. TERMS OF COMPETITION

3.1. The introduced choreographic performances are evaluated in detail.
3.2. Four disciplines are performed in the competition:
- Classical ballet
- Modern dances
- Estrade dance
- Sport dances
- Ballroom dances
- Folklore-stylized dance
- Folklore-scene dance
- Folklore dance
3.3. The theme, timing and genre of the choreographic performances are a choice of the participants themselves. The competitive program must not exceed the time limit of 10 minutes.
3.4. Performance plan of the festival:
The first performance is to be performed on the first day of the competition.
The second performance is to be performed on the second day of the competition.
The third day is a Gala concert where the best performances are to be played.
3.5. One rehearsal on-stage, in the hall, and a given time for rehearsal is provided to each group.
3.6. The order of the participants is decided by the organizer.
3.7. The phonograms of the choreographic performances are to be delivered on a CD. The name of the participant and the title of the performance are to be written on the package.

4. Classical Ballet

4.1. Adult groups:
                            Up to 12 years old
                 -     I     13 – 15 years old
                 -     II    16 – 18 years old
                 -     III   19 – 26 years old for women, and 30 years old for men
4.2. Required elements of the program: variations and pa de de (pas de deux) of the classical ballet repertoire, including: P.I. Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty; Le Corsaire – L. Minkus, Don Quixote, Paquita. A.Adam – Giselle, A. Glazunov – Raymonda, L. Delibes – Coppelia, Ts.Puni – Esmeralda, Satanella, Diana and Actaeon,  B.Asafiev – Flames of Paris;
4.3. The program must be of two (2) variations or a pas de deux.
4.4. In according with the jury, concessions are possible in the choice of the program.

5. MODERN DANCE

5.1. Adult groups:
                  -     I     10 – 13 years old    (solo, small group, formation)
                  -     II    14 – 17 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
                  -     III   18 – 22years old    (solo, small group, formation)
                  -     IV   23 years old and above (solo, small group, formation)
                  -     V    mixed age
5.2. Jazz-modern, free plastic, contemporary, demi-classic, neoclassic, contact improvisation.
5.3. Two parts are to be performed in one discipline and in one adult category. Each of the performances must not last more than 5 minutes.

6. ESTRADE DANCE

6.1. Adult groups:
                   -     I       4 –   7 years old    (solo, small group, formation)
                   -     II      8 – 11 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
                   -     III   12 – 15 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
                   -     IV   16 years old and above (solo, small group, formation)
                   -     V    mixed age
6.2. Show dance, variety, cabaret, step, acrobatic rock’n’roll, sports aerobic, …
6.3. Two parts are to be performed in one discipline and in one adult category. Each of the performances must not last more than 5 minutes. 

7. STREET DANCE

7.1. Adult groups:
               -      I      4 –   7 years old    (solo, small group, formation)
               -     II      8 – 11 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
               -    III   12 – 15 years old  (solo, small group, formation)
               -    IV   16 years old and above (solo, small group, formation)
               -    V    mixed age
7.2. Hip-hop, disco, techno, electric buggy, break-dance, ….
7.3. Two parts are to be performed in one discipline and in one adult category. Each of the performances must not last more than 5 minutes. 

8. BALLROOM DANCE

8.1. Adult groups:
          -     I      4 –   7 years old    (solo, small group, formation)
          -    II      8 – 11 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
          -    III   12 – 15 years old  (solo, small group, formation)
          -    IV   16 years old and above (solo, small group, formation)
          -    V    mixed age
8.2. Dance performances as scenic covers, based on elements of ball choreography.
8.3. Two parts are to be performed in one discipline and in one adult category. Each of the performances must not last more than 5 minutes. 

9. FOLKLORE-STYLIZED DANCE

9.1. Adult groups:
          -     I       4 –   7 years old    (solo, small group, formation)
          -    II       8 – 11 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
          -    III   12 – 15 years old  (solo, small group, formation)
          -    IV   16 years old and above (solo, small group, formation)
          -    V    mixed age
9.2. Dance based on national choreography through the performance of different dance style and genres, with a music material used in different covers in folklore music.
9.3. Two parts are to be performed in one discipline and in one adult category. Each of the performances must not last more than 5 minutes. 

10. FOLKLORE-SCENE DANCE

10.1. Adult groups:
-    I      4 –   7 years old    (solo, small group, formation)
-    II      8 – 11 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
-    III   12 – 15 years old  (solo, small group, formation)
-    IV   16 years old and above (solo, small group, formation)
-    V    mixed age
10.2. Dances in canonical variants of different countries of the world may be used, concrete style and manner of performance of each nation undeniably related with the music.
10.3. Two parts are to be performed in one discipline and in one adult category. Each of the performances must not last more than 5 minutes. 

11. FOLKLORE

11.1. Adult groups:
-     I      4 –   7 years old    (solo, small group, formation)
-    II      8 – 11 years old   (solo, small group, formation)
-    III   12 – 15 years old  (solo, small group, formation)
-    IV   16 years old and above (solo, small group, formation)
-    V    mixed age
11.2. Ethnic setup through the usage of folklore dances, vocal, instrumental techniques and costumes.
11.3. Two parts are to be performed in one discipline and in one adult category. Each of the performances must not last more than 5 minutes. 

12. WORK OF THE JURY

12.1. The organizer chooses the international jury members and decides the ways of work.
12.2. Grading of every performance is based on a 12 points system.
12.3. The score of the performance represents an arithmetic number of the given votes by the jury members. Votes nearing an arithmetic number of 3 and above (more or less) are not taken in consideration.
12.4. The international jury has the right not to give some of the introduced prizes, according to the rules of the festival.
12.5. The international jury’s decision is not a subject of complaints and re-consideration.

13. FESTIVAL PRIZES

13.1. The participants can achieve “Laureate” of I, II and III degree, “Diplomant” of I, II and III degree, “Participation Diploma”. The “Laureates” of I, II and III degree are awarded with a statuette of the festival and gifts.
13.2. Grand Prix and a cash prize of 1000 USD is awarded to the participant who has achieved not less than 85% of the maximum number of votes, regardless of the discipline. The cash prize is non-dividable.

14. ORGANIZATION QUESTIONS

14.1. Data about the arrival of the participants are reported to the organizer, no later than the 1st of June.
14.2. All participants must have insurance during the travel and stay abroad.
14.3. The collectives’ duty is to have proper amount of supporting people that will guarantee the safety of the children.
14.4. Failure to fulfill the festival’s requirements results in an expulsion from the competitive program of the festival.
14.5. All materials (audio, video and printed production) made on the festival are considered to be festival’s property and they have the right to use and distribute the information according to their means, without the payment of fees to the participants.
14.6. The organizer has a right to make changes in certain performances.