Bali International Inclusive Dance Festival
RULES AND REGULATIONS
of the BALI INTERNATIONAL INCLUSIVE DANCE FESTIVAL
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.
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:
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.
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
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:
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 www.idancefest.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The applications for Round 2 of the Festival will be accepted from April 1 to July 15, 2023.