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Final


  • Ballet

    ※Participants may wear appropriate dress and make-up during preliminaries, Semi-Finals, and Finals.

    1. PrejuniorI (Solo)
      • ∙ One Solo Variation (the same one from Semi-Finals)
    2. Prejunior II (Solo)
      • ∙ One Solo Variation (the same one from Preliminaries) PLUS a second Solo Variation (a different one from Preliminaries)
    3. Junior (Solo)
      • ∙ One Solo Variation (pick one from the two performed during Semi- Finals), a second Solo Variation (different from the ones from Semi- Finals), and one Free Contemporary (2-3 minutes)
    4. Senior (Solo)
      • ∙ One Solo Variation (pick one from the two performed during Semi- Finals), a second Solo Variation (different from the ones from Semi- Finals), and one Free Contemporary (2-3 minutes)
    5. Senior (Couple)
      • ∙ One Solo Variation (from Pas de Deux performed during Semi- Finals), a second Solo Variation (different from the ones from Semi- Finals), and one Free Contemporary (2-3 minutes)
    6. Rules of Engagement for All Ballet Participants

      1. All ballet Solo participants must select repertoire(s) from the above list.
      2. Choreographies should adhere to the original as closely as possible.
      3. Both participants competing in the Couples category will be judged individually, and must each submi
      4. A participant who is competing in the Couples category may choose a non-participant as his/her partner. However, the participant may perform in the Couples category with his/her partner only up to the
      5. All Senior participants (Couple & Solo) who advance to the Finals will perform Senior Solo program.
  • Contemporary Dance

    ※Participants may wear appropriate dress and make-up during preliminaries, Semi-Finals, and Finals.

    1. Prejunior II (Solo) One Performance (no more than 3 minutes)
    2. Junior (Solo) One Performance (no more than 3 minutes) / One Designated Performance
    3. Senior (Solo) One Performance (no more than 4 minutes) / One Designated Performance
    4. Senior (Couple) One Performance (5~8 minutes) / One Designated Performance
    5. Rules of Engagement for All Contemporary Dance Participants

      1. Participants can change their Performance and music between Preliminaries and Semi- Finals ONLY. Changes between Semi-Finals and Finals will not be accepted. All change requests must be submitted duri
      2. Participants competing in Couples category (both opposite and same gender couples) will choose one person to perform the Designated Performance.
      3. When registering to compete in the Couples category, the participants must indicate one gender on the registration form (if the couple is comprised of opposite gender). Both participants will be judge
      4. Gender indication for the purposes of ranking and competition (for opposite gender couples) can be changed during Semi-Finals registration period ONLY. Any change requests submitted after the Semi-Fin
      5. Requests for changes in partners when competing in the Couples category are accepted during Semi-Finals registration period ONLY (I.e. Couple A is comprised of participants B and C. Couple A advance t
      6. When a Couple wins an award, both names will be recognized. However, their prize will be the same as Solo winners.
      7. Registration fee for participants entering as Couples will be the same as a single participant. However, both participants will each submit their own registration forms. Both will clearly indicate the
  • Ethnic Dance

    ※Participants may wear appropriate dress and make-up during preliminaries, Semi-Finals, and Finals.

    ∙ Selected classic dances should seek to ensure continued succession of their respective ethnic heritage across generations, and the compositions must follow this principle, while at the same time incorporate the meaning of the ‘Four Gracious Plants’.

    ∇ The Four Gracious Plants is a literary metaphor used to refer to the Apricot, the Orchid, the Chrysanthemum, and the Bamboo, which subtly compares the virtues of each of these plants to the character a gentle and a wise man ought to have.

    * Traditional Ethnic Dance

    1. Junior (Solo) One Performance (the same one from Preliminaries)
    2. Senior
      (Solo & Couple)
      One Performance (the same one from Preliminaries)

    * Creative Ethnic Dance

    1. Prejunior I
      (Solo)
      One Performance (3-5 minutes)
    2. Prejunior II
      (Solo)
      One Performance (3-5 minutes), the same one from Preliminaries
    3. Junior (Solo) One Performance (3-5 minutes), the same one from Preliminaries
    4. Senior
      (Solo & Couple)
      One Performance (3-5 minutes), the same one from Preliminaries

    ※ List of Traditional Ethnic Dances

    1. Salpuri choom / Taepyeongmu / Seungmu / Hallyangmu / A dance designated as Korea‘s Major Intangible Cultural Property or Municipally-Designated Intagible Property
    2. A solo dance from one of Korean Court Dances / A solo dance from Myeongjackmu (Masterpiece), designated by the Dance Association of Korea / North Korean Dance / Ethnic dance of any other cultures arou
    3. Rules of Engagement for Ethnic Dance Participants

      1. Ethnic dance participants must choose either the Traditional Ethnic Dance or the Creative Ethnic Dance category on their registration form.
      2. Creative Ethnic Dances must reflect characteristics of and clearly identify with its country/culture of origin.
      3. Participants for Creative Ethnic Dance can change their Performance and music between Preliminaries and Semi-Finals ONLY. Changes between Semi-Finals and Finals will not be accepted. All change reques
      4. For participants performing Seungmu, which requires drum, the participant must supply his/her own, and can only move it during specific window of time.
      5. When registering to compete in the Couples category, the participants must indicate one gender on the registration form (if the couple is comprised of opposite gender). Both participants will be judge
      6. Gender indication for the purposes of ranking and competition (for opposite gender couples) can be changed during Semi-Finals registration period ONLY. Any change requests submitted after the Semi-Fin
      7. When a Couple wins an award, both names will be recognized. However, their prize will be the same as Solo winners.
      8. Registration fee for participants entering as Couples will be the same as a single participant. However, both participants will each submit their own registration forms. Both will clearly indicate the
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  • Award of Choreography

    Award of ChoreographyAge Limitation

    Young ChoreographerAge 20 ~ 29

    Professional ChoreographerAge 30 or over

    ※ Creativity and Artistic Value will be primary areas of focus when evaluating Choreography pieces i

    ※ Both Award Types will have the First, Second and Third Prize awards. Both the choreographer and th

    ※ Participants in Choreography category may perform in his/her own Choreography piece.

    ※ The First Prize winner will have the opportunity to showcase his/her piece during the Ethnic Dance

    1. Young Choreographer
      • Solo One Performance (no more than 5 minutes)
      • Group (two or more people) One Performance (no more than 8 minutes)
    2. Professional Choreographer
      • Solo One Performance (no more than 5 minutes)
      • Group (two or more people) One Performance (no more than 8 minutes)
    3. Rules of Engagement for Choreography Participants

      1. Participants must choose the appropriate category based on their age.
      2. Once the participant advances beyond the Preliminaries, he/she may not change the choreography piece
      3. Co-choreographed pieces may not be submitted (i.e. no more than 1 choreographer per each submitted c
      4. One choreographer can submit only one choreography piece.
      5. If the participant performs in his/her own submitted choreography piece, he/she may not use the same

Important Notice to All Participants

  1. The members of the Jury panel reserve the right to not choose a winner in each genre.
  2. The members of the Jury panel reserve the right to present Special Awards to those who are merited.
  3. In the case that two winners are named for an award, the person with the lower numerical ranking will not receive the award. ex) If there are two 1st place winners, 2nd place prize will be omitted and one of the two will receive the 3rd place prize.
  4. Participants who advance to the Finals will receive a Finalist Certificate.