27 - 31 May 2021
 Belgrade      Serbia

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Processed

Contact person:  Murat Erdem

Application Form

  until 30 April 2021

Location: Belgrade, Serbia
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE COMPETITION is competitive folk dance event for all age and style groups. It is open for all amateur and professional dancers. All ensemble, schools, clubs, unions, studios or individuals have right to participate.
International Dance Open is a family event. There will be no tolerance for inappropriate language, songs, costuming or gestures. All choreography and content must be appropriate for family audiences and any content considered to be in poor taste or failure to comply with any of the above will result in performance or studio disqualification.
IFDO reserves the right to change the schedule or cancel any competition if necessary.
SPORTMANSHIP: All competitors, teachers, studios owners, family members and audience members are required to show respect, courtesy and sportsman-like behavior to all competitors, staff, teachers, choreograph etc. at all times during the competition. We aim to create a healthy competitive environment in which dancers can enjoy themselves while gaining valuable performance experience as well learning the nature of healthy
competition and enjoying their experience. We reserve the right to remove anyone from an event if he/she is hindering the achievement of any of the above goals.
Contestants and teachers, by virtue of entering International Dance Open, give their permission and consent to the directors of the event to use their images, photographs & videos to appear on television, or any other electronic media for advertising, news coverage or any other commercial use of our events.


  • Dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.  
  • Time Limits: Competition Performance should be minimum 6 min – maximum 8 min.
  • Music: All music files has to be in mp3. format. Every music number must be provided on USB also as a backup in case of a malfunction.
Age groups:
  • Kids 8-13
  • Junior 13-18
  • Senior 18+
Division number of participants:
Group 4-10
Formation 11-15
Ensembles 16 and more

Conditions for participation:

  • The number of participants is not limited. 
  • The age of participants is not limited.
  • The groups are requested to arrive in Belgrad on 27 May 2021 - 12:00 and depart on 31 May 2021- 12:00, after breakfast. 
  • Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.
  • Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee.
  • We request to bring a book showing your country's Folk Dance clothes and a local big doll model of your country symbol.




IFDO will provide only competent judges. Our panel will consist of teachers, choreographers, and working professionals that are well versed in all categories of dance.
Performances will be scored and critiqued from each judge. All judging results are FINAL and non-negotiable. The judges will base their score on the following criteria:
Technique - 50%
Execution/Musicality - 25%
Choreography/Artistry - 15%
Overall Appearance - 10%
A protest may only be initiated by a Studio Director/Teacher. It must be signed and submitted in writing to the director of the fesrival within 30 minutes of the incident involved.
All complaints must be made in writing, scanned and e-mailed to the supervisor of the competition within 7 days of the last day of the competition.


Every contestant is going to receive a medal and a diploma. First three places in all categories. There will be special awards for the best music and costume

Participation fee:

  • 150 Euro per person for 4 nights / 5 days
  • 185 Euro per person for 5 night / 6 days
    • Supplement for single room is 12 Euro per person per day.
    • On every 21 participants one member is free of charge (21+1 free of charge).  

 Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation in a Hotel with HB meals per day. The Groups will stay at 3 star hotel (http://centarbalasevic.rs/)
  • Open buffet breakfast and dinner.
  • Organizational expenses.
  • Each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
As a next step, the group pays in advance 1000 Euro (which is not reimbursable in case of declination of participation). The rest of the amount is to be paid 15 days before the festival or at the group’s arrival to the hotel.

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