The 8th Vienna International Ballet & Modern Dance Competition and Masterclasses

General Information for participants

  • All professional dancers, students of ballet or contemporary dance, as well as amateurs are qualified.
  • Age-restriction: All participants up to 27 years.
  • Participation in the competition is not obligatory.
  • You can choose between masterclasses or competition or combine both. If you choose to combine both, you will get a reduction of 25% of the masterclass fee. 
  • The number of participants in a group is not limited.
  • The competition consists of 1 round for private schools and 2 rounds for professional students and dancers (if they pass the 1st round)

Categories


Category D1 (Professional Dancers) – Solo variations

  • Age of 17 – 27 years
  • 2 rounds
  • First round: One variation from the classical ballet repertoire of the 19th or 20th century
  • Second round: Repeat the first variation and add one variation from the 21st century (for example John Cranko, George Balanchine (ask for approval first!), Boris Eifman, Yuri Grigorovich, Rudolf Nureyew, Frederick Ashton, John Neumeier, Renato Zanella and others).

Category D2 (Professional Dancers) - Pas de Deux

  • Age 17 – 27 years
  • 2 rounds
  • First round: Pas de Deux from the 19th or 20th century (classical repertoire)
  • Second round: One Pas de Deux - either repeat the Pas de Deux from the first round, or perform a new one. 

Category B1 (Students) – Solo variations

Category B1  from the age of 12 to 15 years    

  • 2 rounds
  • First round: One classical variation from the classical ballet repertoire
  • Second round: One variation. You can repeat the variation of the first round or perform a variation from a neoclassical/contemporary choreographer.

Category B2 (Students) – Solo variations

Category B2  from the age of 16 to 19 years    

  • 2 rounds
  • First round: One classical variation from the classical ballet repertoire
  • Second round: Two variations. Repeat the variation of the first round and add a second variation from a choreographer from today (for example from your teacher, neoclassical style, or other famous choreographers such as John Cranko, George Balanchine (ask for approval first!), Boris Eifman, Yuri Grigorovich, Rudolf Nureyew, Frederick Ashton, John Neumeier, Renato Zanella and others).

Category A1 (Private schools ballet) – Solo or Group

  • From the age of 8 to 24 years
  • For children and young dancers attending a non-professional ballet school once or twice a week.
  • Participants can perform a children's dance, scene from a ballet or a choreography of your choice. 
  • One round

Category A1 (Solo) from the age of 8 to 24 years, performance duration: max. 2-3 minutes 

  • Children: 8 - 12
  • Junior I: 13 - 15
  • Junior II: 16 - 24

Category A2 (Private schools ballet) – Group

  • From the age of 8 to 24 years
  • For children and young dancers attending a non-professional ballet school once or twice a week.
  • Participants can perform a children's dance, scene from a ballet or a choreography of your choice. 
  • One round

Category A2 (Group, of minimum 3 persons) from the age of 8 to 24 years, performance duration: max. 3 minutes

  • Children: 8 - 12
  • Junior I: 13 - 15
  • Junior II: 16 - 24

Category C1 (Modern and Contemporary - Solo) 

  • Age until 27  years
  • 1 round
  • Performance duration: max 3 minutes                                       

Category C2 (Modern and Contemporary - Duo or groups from 3 persons)

  • Age until 27  years
  • 1 round
  • Performance duration: max 4 minutes

Category E (Folk Dancers) – Group or Solo

  • Age until 27  years
  • Open for all kind of students and groups of dance!
  • Solo: up to 5 minutes
  • Group: up to 10 minutes
  • 1 round

Jury

  • International experts consisting of directors of ballet schools, choreographers, dancers, artistic directors and others will form the Jury. Dancers will be evaluated by a score system.

Music for the performance

  • Every participant must name their music file clearly: Full name, title of their variation/dance and number of round (!).
  • Please send your music file to the following address by 1st of July 2019: music@viaf.at
  • Please note that only wav. or mp3. formats will be accepted.
  • In addition to above, every participant must bring his or her own copy of the performance music to the event.
  • Every music file must be provided in good quality.
  • All CDs USB sticks / devices by the participants will be collected. They will not be returned by post, but can be picked up after usage. 

Awards and prizes

  • The Award ceremony will be held before the Charity Gala Event in the Muth Theater Vienna.
  • The results and the winner of the competition rounds will be announced via E-mail, Facebook and on the Website on the evening of the final day of the competition (please stay updated).

+++ Grand Prix: 3000 € +++

D1 – Dancers Professionals (Solo): female/male (age 17 - 27)
1. Prize: each 1500 €
2. Prize: each 1000 €
3. Prize: each 800 €

D2 – Dancers Professionals (Pas de Deux): (age 17 - 27)
Outstanding Pas des Deux award: 1600 €

B1 – Students Dancers (professional) Solo: f/m (age 12 - 15)
1. Prize: each 500 €
2. Prize: each 300 €
3. Prize: each 200 €

B2 – Students Dancers (professional) Solo: f/m (age 16 -19)
1. Prize: each 600 €
2. Prize: each 400 €
3. Prize: each 300 €

Contemporary Dance Awards:
Special Award „outstanding choreography“: 1000 €
Special Award „outstanding performance“: 800 € (Solo) -1500 (Group)
Special Award of the Jury: 500 €

A – Private Schools & Amateurs, 8 - 18: Solo and Group
Prizes are: diploma, certificates, goblets, medals, special prizes etc.

E – Folk Dance
Special Award „outstanding choreography“:
Special Award „outstanding performance“:
Special Award „personality on stage“:
Awards by the jury:
Best musicality, best personality, best talent, best school, best group
etc.

Special Prizes:
In Memorial: Karl Musil-Preis: best Austrian young talent male dancer

The jury is not obliged to hand over every prize. The Grand Prix and the first prizes cannot be shared. Changes reserved.

Application

  • The registration for VIAF is possible through the application form. You can also download the form and send it by Email. 
  • Application forms have to be submitted by June 23rd 2019.
  • By submitting the application form, the participant agrees to the rules & conditions of the Festival.
  • Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

These regulations are subject to change. 

Important note for participants from China: The application deadline has been extended to the 23rd of June 2019 for participants living outside of mainland China. As there are certain Visa regulations for participants living in China, the application for Chinese participants is closed. Please note that our cooperating partner agency "Shenzhen Golden Era Culture Communication" is in charge of organizing the Event packages, where different regulations for our participants from China apply. 

Liability

The participation fees do not include any insurance coverage. The organization VIAF will not take care of any extra costs, nor will it assume liability for any potential accidents, theft and other issues that may occur during the competition within or around the theatre. 

Arrival and accommodation, travel costs to and from the Festival are to be covered by the participant. If desired, we will provide information on discounted accommodation and hotels. If you provide us with your arrival details early enough, we can organize a pick-up service for you. 

Application Fee

  • 90 € for Solo Performers
  • 75 € p. person for Duos
  • 45 € p. person for Trios or larger ensembles

Important: Please note that application is only complete after the payment has been made in total. The fee is due at application. Please pay through bank transfer or PayPal. 

Bank information

New Century Culture Exchange Association 
UniCredit Bank Austria AG
IBAN:   AT 02 12000 10004401948
SWIFT: BKAUATWW

Application forms to print

You can register also by printing the form of your category. Please find these forms by following the link below:

Registration forms to print

Dance competition categories & registration

Category Age Registration

Category D1( Professional Dancers) – Solo

2 rounds

1st round: 1 variation from the classical ballet repertoire of the 19th or 20th century

2nd round/finale: Repeat the first variation and add 1 variation from the 21st century.

17 – 27 Online Registration

Category D2 (Professional Dancers ) Pas de Deux

2 rounds

1st round: Pas de Deux from the 19th or 20th century (classic repertoire)

2nd round: Pas de Deux from the neoclassic repertoire or from choreographers of the 21st century. It is also allowed to repeat the Pas de Deux from the 1st round. 

17 – 27 Online Registration

Category B1 (Students)

2 rounds

One classical variation; second round another classical variation OR one neoclassic/contemporary 

Category B2 (Students)  

2 rounds

First round: One classical variation; 2nd round 1 variation by a choreographer of the 21st century

12 - 15


16 - 19

Online Registration

Category A1 (Solo)                                          

1 round

max. 2 minutes


Category A2 (Group of min. 3 persons) 

1 round

max. 3 minutes

Mini 8-12
Junior I 13-15
Junior II 16-24

Mini 8-12
Junior I 13-15
Junior II 16-24

Online Registration

Category C1 (Solo) 

1 round

max. 3 minutes


Category C2 (Duo or Group from 3 persons)

1 round

max. 4 minutes

Age restriction:
max 27 years
Online Registration

Folk Dancers (Category E ): Open for all

1 round

max. 5 minutes (Solo) and 10 min. (Group)

Age restriction:
max 27 years
Online Registration