WDM23 Choreography Competition Registration

World Dance Masters

6 May 2023

Thank you for your interest in our Choreography Competition, please scroll down to see our terms, conditions, and competition rules.

You must pay your registration fees prior to submitting your dance, script, and music. You can either use the box to the right or visit our online shop to pay for your registration(s) and then revert back to this page to upload.

You can register for up to 6 dances. Please change the number of items in the checkout to add more dances.

The Choreography Competition is now closed for submissions.

Terms & Conditions

Competitors – All competitors must have a full weekend dancer pass for the World Dance Masters event. Dances will not be eligible unless the dance choreographer has a full weekend pass and is at the event to perform their dance to the judges. Assisting performers do not need a full weekend pass and may dance with the choreographer with just a day pass. As the event takes place in the Spanish Hall, spectator passes will not be eligible to enter the room. Registration for the competition does not gain you access to the event.

Multiple entries & preliminaries -Choreographers can only enter one dance in each category (a maximum of 8 dances per entrant if they were to enter each category in both divisions). In the event of more than 20 dances being submitted to a category, there will be a preliminary round before the event where scripts will be analysed. The best-written scripts will be forwarded to the final. Choreographers will be notified as soon as 20 dances have been entered and finalists will be notified one week before the event.

Merging of categories – If a category has less than ten entries, World Dance Masters may choose to merge with another respective category. This will only be announced at the event.

Dancing your dance – You can dance your dance alone or with as many friends as you wish. The lead choreographer must be at the event to perform the dance.

Music and profanity – It is the responsibility of the choreographer to check that their music choice is suitable for a family audience. Music that is deemed inappropriate for the audience and time of day will not be played and your entry forfeit without refund.

World Dance Masters 2024 Teaching Package (Country & Non-Country Winners):
Prize includes – 2 free entry passes & a minimum of 1 teaching spot for an individual choreographer. If there are multiple choreographers listed on the script, a maximum of three choreographers for the dance will be provided weekend passes for World Dance Masters 2024 with a minimum of 1 teaching spot.

Florida Line Dance Classic 2023 Teaching Package (Country Winner):
Expenses paid trip — includes return flights to an airport in Florida up to the value of 750USD, transfers to & from the venue, 4 nights of accommodation (Thursday – Sunday) & teaching spots. Event dates are December 7 – 10, 2023. 

Sunshine ‘n Line: Florida Masters 2024 Teaching Package (Non-Country Winner):
Expenses paid trip — includes return flights to an airport in Florida up to the value of 750USD, transfers to & from the venue, 4 nights accommodation (Thursday – Sunday) & teaching spots. Event dates are February 15-19, 2024.

Under 18’s —Under 18’s who take advantage of the Showdown teaching package must be accompanied by an adult travelling at their own expense. JC Productions will cover the cost of accommodation for the winner, transfers & a pass for the accompanying adult.

* World Dance Masters reserve the right to amend or change these terms & conditions at any time without prior notice. You are accordingly advised to consult the Terms & Conditions page each time you view and use this website.

Additional terms:

1. Timing limits – in a scenario where categories are a lot of entries, choreographers will be limited to 2:30 minutes per dance. Dances that are limited to 2:30 minutes will not be affected by judges’ marks. 

2. Dances – Dances should be no older than 6 months of closing date for entry (15 July 2023). The WDM Choreography Competition is intended to support and provide a platform for new choreographers and those who are continuing to build their profiles. WDM reserves the right to decline and refund registrations, or request another dance be submitted, if we deem a submission is not in the spirit of the contest.

3. Dance classification – Regardless of if your dance falls into a sub-category such as High Intermediate/Advanced Phrased etc, you must ONLY classify your dance as one of the categories offered (Absolute Beginner/Beginner OR Improver/Easy Intermediate OR Intermediate OR Advanced).