Bali International Inclusive Dance Festival



1. General

The Bali International Inclusive Dance Festival (hereinafter referred to as the “Festival”) is held under the auspices of the World Inclusive Dance Association.

These rules and regulations define the goals, procedure, content and categories of participants of the Bali International Inclusive Dance Festival.

The Festival aims to help ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities. Based on the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: “respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity; respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities”, it seeks to promote various forms of active participation of people with disabilities in the life of society.

The principles of this Festival are: active integration of people with disabilities in the art of dance; greater involvement of the volunteer communities and dance groups into systematic creative work with people with health limitations; formation of strong friendships between people with disabilities and volunteers; creation of a welcoming social environment around children and young people with disabilities and their families.

The Festival is based on the idea of peace and friendship between peoples and is not associated with any political parties and movements.

2. Goals and objectives of the Festival

The goal: to promote dance as a means of effective social integration and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.


  • to support children and young people with disabilities who practice various dance forms;
  • to create conditions for children and young people with disabilities to meet and establish friendships with healthy peers;
  • to initiate a volunteer movement that will use different dance styles with the purpose of integrating people with disabilities into the life of society;
  • to develop various styles and forms of inclusive dance based on bringing together dancers with and without disabilities;
  • to form a positive social image of socially active people with disabilities and volunteers who help them; to support social promotion of people with disabilities and communities of volunteers;
  • to enhance the activity of volunteer organizations and creative collectives that support people with disabilities and create conditions for their social integration.

3. Founders, organizers and partners

World Inclusive Dance Association (WIDA) is the founder and organizer of the Festival.

The organizers provide financial, logistic, informational, legal and other support for the activities within the framework of the Festival. All activities related to the preparation and holding of the Festival, its creative and logistical aspects are coordinated by the Festival Organizing Committee formed by its founder.

Partners of the Festival include non-governmental organizations of all levels, legal entities and individuals who accept the Festival goals and objectives, have signed a contract of cooperation and are providing financial, organizational, informational and intellectual assistance to the event.

Founders, organizers and partners are entitled to use their name (trademark) in advertising posters, booklets and at the Festival website, as well as in decorations of the Festival opening and closing ceremonies and in any other public presentations and publications devoted to the Festival.

4. Festival participants

The following groups of dancers can take part in the Festival:

  • inclusive couples where one of the partners has a disability;
  • inclusive dance groups where there are members with and without disabilities.

Age categories:

  • Kids (aged 3−12)
  • Juniors (aged 13−18)
  • Adults (aged 19−34)
  • Seniors (aged 35 and above)

5. Festival disciplines

1) Ballroom dance

Dance numbers based on competitive ballroom dancing technique (slow waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slow foxtrot, quickstep, samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, paso doble, jive) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

2) Historical dance

Dance numbers based on choreography of historical dances (polka, mazurka, polonaise, minuet, etc) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

3) Classical dance

Dance numbers based on classical choreography (ballet, semi-classical dance, pointe, etc) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

4) Acro dance

Dance numbers containing acrobatic elements (acrobatic rock-n-roll, circus acts, etc) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

5) Social dance

Dance numbers based on social dance styles (salsa, bachata, mambo, hustle, Argentine tango, merengue, etc) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

6) Folk dance

Dance numbers based on national dances of the world (including oriental dance and belly dance) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

7) Modern dance

Dance numbers based on modern choreography (modern dance, modern jazz, contemporary, performance art, improvisation, etc) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

8) Pop dance

Dance numbers based on theatre and narrative dance can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

9) Street (club) dance

Dance numbers based on street dance styles (Hip Hop, jazz funk, breakdancing, house, tecktonik, R&B, etc) can be submitted to compete in this discipline.

Participants will be divided into categories according to the dance discipline, depending on the number of dancers in the group, as well as by age category: 3 years and older.

6. Judging criteria

The professional jury evaluates the presented dance numbers following the next four criteria:


The idea of a dance number. Usage of the dance floor space. Consistency of the music and concept chosen. Consistency of the movements performed and the theme or music chosen. The style is matched with the chosen theme or music, musical content. Creativity (creative approach). Originality. Use of drama, bright and theatrical effects.

Performing skills

The technical level of the all dancers. Synchronization of the dance routine. Musicality, the movements' pace matches the rhythmic pattern of music. Body lines (legs, arms and torso) typical for this dance discipline.


The costume matches the chosen character. Appropriate makeup. Harmony of hair, body and costuming. Cleanliness and neatness of costumes and shoes. Ability to captivate the audience. Charisma. Confidence. Individuality. Emotionality.


The routine is performed by a couple where one of the participants is disabled, or by a group of dancers that includes people with disabilities. The skill of combining the abilities of participants with and without disabilities. The degree of severity of the restrictions dancers with disabilities have. The integrity of the image created via inclusive dance. The work performed to develop a person with disabilities. Quality of interaction between dancers with and without disabilities. Complementarity of dancers in inclusive dance.

7. Festival procedure

The Bali International Inclusive Dance Festival will consist of two rounds.

7.1. Round 1 (online)

Round 1 will include

  • the International Open Inclusive Dance Online Contest

To take part in the contest, participants shall send their application and a video recording of their inclusive dance routine to the Festival Organizing Committee within the established deadline.

One group is allowed to send no more than 2 applications which can be submitted to compete in one or two categories.

Within 5 calendar days after the application is submitted, the participant shall make a post on Facebook or Instagram about their participation in the International Inclusive Dance Contest either on the dance group page or on the personal account of the director or choreographer of the group, tagging the Facebook account of the Festival:

After application deadline, experts will evaluate the recordings in a live online format. A professional jury, composed by famous inclusive dance masters, will watch the recordings in each contest category and score them according to each judging criterion. Dance routines with high rating scores that will take first place will become the winners in their category. The contest results will be announced live.

Application period for round 1 of the Festival will last from April 1 to May 31, 2023.

Live broadcasts of the online contest will be held on June 24, 2023.

7.2. Round 2 (onsite)

Round 2 of the Festival will be held in Bali, Indonesia, and will include the following events:

  • International Inclusive Dance School
  • Masterclasses given by inclusive dance experts, exchange of experience
  • Performances at local stages
  • Gala concert where the participants of the Festival will perform

The Organizing Committee may decide to include additional events (social program and entertainment, excursions, flash mobs, etc.) into the program of the Festival. The Festival detailed program will be made after the registration is finished, depending on the number of registered participants, and will be published on the Festival official website

Application period for round 2 of the Festival will last from April 1 to July 15, 2023.

The Festival activities on Bali, Indonesia, will be held from 17 to 19 of August, 2023.

8. Awards

All the participants of the international online contest will receive certificates with the name of their groups. All certificates will be filled out following the information submitted by the participants in their application forms. Certificates will be sent electronically after the online contest is over.

During the onsite events in Indonesia, participants might receive commemorative gifts and prizes from the organizers, partners and sponsors of the Festival.

Institutions, organizations, enterprises, associations of various types of ownership as well as creative associations, mass media, charitable foundations are entitled to set up special prizes, upon agreement with the Festival Organizing Committee.

9. Funding

The Festival is financed by its initiators, organizers, partners, sponsors and as well as with voluntary donations.

The Festival does not charge any participation fees.

Participants shall cover the cost of accommodation, meals and transportation to the Festival onsite venue at their own expense or at the expense of the sending entity.

10. Application for participation

To be able to take part in the Festival, an application form shall be filled out.

Applications can be submitted by both organizations and individuals.

Each participant can take part in both rounds of the Festival as well as in one of the two.

10.1. Round 1

A separate application indicating the dancers involved in a routine shall be submitted for each dance number to participate in the online contest. The number of applications from one group should not be more than two. The duration of a dance routine shall not exceed 5 minutes.

Application form for International Inclusive Dance Online Contest >>

The applications for Round 1 of the Festival will be accepted from April 1 to May 31, 2023.

10.2. Round 2

The participants shall fill out an application of the established form in order to take part in the offline round of the Festival.

Application form for the Festival events in Bali, Indonesia >>

Accommodation of participants from other countries will be arranged exclusively via the Festival Organizing Committee. Please, contact the Festival Organizing Committee for more information about the accommodation.

To book rooms in the official accommodation facility, please, write a request to the Organizing Committee to the official email of the Festival

The applications for Round 2 of the Festival will be accepted from April 1 to July 15, 2023.

11. Contacts of the Organizing Committee

Bali International Inclusive Dance Festival

+7 9264478292

World Inclusive Dance Association