This contest invites for the participation:   choreographic groups and individual dancers

Italy, Rimini

2025

July 03 – 06

2026

July 05 – 08

International choreographic contest “DANCING ITALY” is organized by the leader of festival movement in Europe – Fiestalonia Milenio. This dance contest is created thanks to the incredible amount of desires of participants from all over the world. It is a very good opportunity for dancers and choreographers from different countries to showcase their art at a prestigious competition in Europe under the famous brand of Fiestalonia.

The choreographic contest in Spain combines many forms of dance and various choreographic styles. It allows for the expression of artistic images through body movement, enabling participants to exchange not only between cultures and schools around the world, but also between different generations.

⚠️ We give our priority to learning and sharing experiences. At this contest a big attention is paid to the educational program. The event includes master classes, workshops. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate.

Independent choreographers, dance groups, dance schools, and up-and-coming dancers in their careers can participate in the contest. The dance contest is designed as a meeting place for choreographers of different styles and schools to showcase their artistic imagination and talent. That’s why search for sponsors to participate and support talented and promising participants is so important.

“DANCING ITALY”, the largest international dance competition in Italy, is a showcase where experts in the dance sector and the public can appreciate the work of promising dancers, and where choreographers can express themselves and their personal perception of the world through their performances. Participants will be awarded trophies, cash prizes, dance accessories, and diplomas signed by members of the jury.

The geographical location of the city of Rimini in the Emilia-Romagna region boasts a captivating charm. Situated in a picturesque location, the city enjoys a refreshing breeze even during the warmest summer days. Rimini is a perfect destination for those seeking a blend of natural beauty and historical ambiance.

Rimini was the birthplace of a remarkable film director, Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993). This outstanding director, the winner of five Oscars, dedicated his movie “Amarcord” to the city of his childhood. This movie gave rise to a new style of world cinema. And Rimini Airport is named after Federico Fellini.

Connection concept of competition with the festival get the chance to show their abilities, to get experience from other participants, to discover the country, as well as to attend master classes, participate in common performances, to take part in Flashmobs, quizzes and discos for the participants.


All of our programs consist of two parts:

1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*.

* For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity!

6 reasons why you need participate in dance contest


CATEGORIES
  • classical dance;
  • contemporary dance (jazz modern, neoclassic);
  • variety dance (contemporary ballet, show groups, step);
  • sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking, and other street styles);
  • folk dance;
  • ballroom dance;
  • oriental dance;
  • flamenco;
  • social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk,  Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others).
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
  • Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. And also it’s obligatory to have backup copies of the music tracks.
  • In the application, it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
  • It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets, and small groups of 3-5 persons.
  • Due to the organizational issues and for providing optimal conditions for the participants, participation in the contest is allowed only in case if the whole services pack including accommodation of the participants is booked directly via the booking department of Fiestalonia Milenio or via the travel agencies we collaborate with. It is an obligatory condition, therefore it’s a part of the Participation conditions.
AGE GROUPS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
  • I) younger than 9 years old
  • II ) 10-12 years
  • III) 13-15 years
  • IV) 16-19 years
  • V) 20-25 years
  • VI) от 26 years
  • VII) Mixed age category Mixta

ESTIMATION OF AGE
— For DUO/TRIO/QUARTET – the group age is calculated from the oldest participant’s age.
— For ensembles, groups of 5 or more people the age is calculated based on the average age of the group.

JURY & EVALUATION CRITERIA

The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.

The jury has the right
  • not to award all the prizes; 
  • to share prize among performers;
  • to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
  • to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
  • the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
  • the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Evaluation criteria
  • mastery – a technique of movements’ execution;
  • compositional creation of the performance;
  • suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
  • choice and correspondence of the musical and choreographic materials;
  • artistic skills, disclosure of an artistic image.
AWARDS

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.

Regarding the genres of performing and categories the awards are distributed due to seven age groups
  • participants who received up to 70 points become diploma holders;
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – laureates of the third degree;
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become laureates of the second degree;
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree;
  • participants who received 100 points become Grand Prize winners of the contest DANCING ITALY.
  • Grand Prix winners receive a big cup and diplomas (one per group/quartet/trio/duo/solo);
  • First place winners receive a standard trophy and diplomas (one per group/quartet/trio/duo/solo);
  • Second and third place winners receive diplomas (one per group/quartet/trio/duo/solo);
  • All contestants receive diplomas with their results (one per group/quartet/trio/duet/solo).

*Groups of 5 people or more, receive a special engraving from the city authorities.
*Each leader and sponsor of the group receives a letter of thanks on stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain.
*Each dancer in the group can request a personal diploma and medal for an additional fee (before the competition).

PROGRAM OF STAY

1st day:
– check in to a hotel; (from 14:00) 
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– registration of the participants, presentation of the excursion programs; 
20:00 – dinner.

2rd day:

8:00 – breakfast;
10:00 – rehearsal;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – competition;
19:30 – dinner;
20:00 – master class.

3th day:
8:00 – breakfast;
14:00 – rehearsal;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – gala concert and rewarding.

4th day:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

✅ ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
✅ ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net
INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize an excellent excursion program for you! The price of additional days is indicated in the “price” section. For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers by mail: info@fiestalonia.net
BOOK an excursion program in advance, ask our managers for details about our excursion offer: info@fiestalonia.net

* If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before.

PRICES and WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE
Hotel 3***
Three-star hotel with half board

▪️accommodation in a triple room €276 /a person – extra day €50/a person
▪️accommodation in a double room €295 /a person – extra day €57/a person
▪️accommodation in a single room €414 /a person – extra day €93/a person

* All the rooms in these hotels are reserved as the applications for participation and payment are received. After these hotels are fully booked, you may be offered alternative options for hotels at higher prices. Don’t miss the opportunity and arrange the trip now!

ATTENTION: For accompany who do not perform and do not take part in workshops – a 10% discount is given on the package price.

✅ ATTENTION: Price does not include tourist tax. Tourist tax is paid directly by the client directly to the hotel at check in.

WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE

  • 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
  • half board, buffet (breakfast and dinner + water)
  • thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors (included 2 letters)
  • certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
  • festival fee;
  • master-class.
  • Live streaming of the contest viewings and Gala concerts on YouTube.

Subscribe to watch the events in the stream: https://www.youtube.com/@fiestalonialive

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Soloists pay 70 Euros extra.
  • Duets pay 60 euros per duo.
  • Small forms of 3-5 people pay 50 euros per group.
  • For each additional nomination for soloists, duets, small groups up to 10 people – surcharge 25 euros/person.
  • For participation in the additional nomination for groups of 11 persons and more – surcharge 275 euros per group.

*Each contestant in the group can request a named diploma and medal for 10 euros (before the competition).

*Additional letters of appreciation on a numbered State Emblem paper of the Kingdom of Spain can be requested for 10 euros (before the competition).

FREE PLACES

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!*

Attention: We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net
Attention: Check out from the hotel at 10:00.

Extra services

  • Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
  • Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
  • Concertmaster;
  • Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
  • Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
  • Assisting Translator (accompanying person);
  • Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.

*All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum 3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.

Extra trips

  • Rome
  • Venice
  • San-Marino
  • Florence
  • Urbino
FEATURES OF THIS FESTIVAL&CONTEST

Why is it worth participating in this contest

  • international choreographic contest Dancing Italy is one of the biggest contests of dance teams;
  • there are impressive opening and closing ceremonies;
  • the system of evaluation guarantees the highest quality of judging;
  • trainings, master-classes, roundtables with the leading specialists and tutors;
  • half board, buffet
  • official international diplomas with the results of the contest (one per group/category);
  • team heads and sponsors are given personalized thank-you letters on the official numbered letterhead of the kingdom of Spain;
  • opportunity to receive a certificate for contribution into the cultural international progress in the form of engraving on a special base
PERIOD OF ACCEPTING THE APPLICATIONS
  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 30 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • the last day of payment is for 21 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

Download the contest program in PDF format


As part of our competition, we are pleased to announce an exciting master class in contemporary dance. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in unleashing their potential and developing their dancing skills under the guidance of a professional instructor. Don’t miss your chance to gain new knowledge and experience, and get ready to experience true dance inspiration!

Laura Mungherly – Highly qualified choreographer and pedagogue. She is a ballet and contemporary dance teacher who received her education at the Royal Academy of Dance in London.
A multifaceted artist, her training ranges from a Master of Arts degree to a certified ballet teacher using the methodology of the Royal Academy of Dance.
She is the founder and director of A.S.D.C. Center Stage. Centre Stage is a certified center of the Royal Academy of Dance. She is a member of the Regional Dance League Council. She began her teaching career at a very young age.
Director and choreographer of more than 20 shows, as well as countless performances and events in Italy and abroad.


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