Rules and Regulations


 

I. APPLICATION

The Deadline for Application is January 15, 2020

Participation in VKIBC NYC Finals is by invitation only. All dancers need first to submit an Application on our website.  After the Application is reviewed, only those dancers invited to participate can submit a Registration in the Classical Competition and/or the Contemporary and Neo Classical Competition.


NOTE: An audition video must be submitted along with the application form.  The video must showcase at least one variation as a solo OR duet/ensemble as applicable. the videos can be no longer than 5 minutes and be in the form of a YouTube or Vimeo link. Please email the video link to: vkibc.Registrar@gmail.com

Application fees (all dancers):

  • US $80 FOR THE CLASSICAL COMPETITION

  • US $80 FOR THE CONTEMPORARY/NEO-CLASSICAL COMPETITION

  • US $160 FOR BOTH COMPETITIONS

  • payment by PayPal or bank wire Transfer
    Please note: ALL fees are non-refundable.

    Note: We encourage dancers who are invited to compete and who need a visa to the United States to request a letter of invitation as early as possible so that you have enough time to get your visa


    Foreign dancers: if you need a letter of invitation, for visa reason.

  • please email: vkibc.registrar@gmail.com.

  • include name as it should appear in the letter and your official address

  • Deadline for Application: January 15, 2020


II. REGISTRATION

The deadline for registration is FEBRUARY 15, 2020

REQUIREMENTS~

Registration is considered complete when:

  • You fill out the form online.

  • you upload your headshot with the file name being your name as you want it to appear in the souvenir book.

  • you email the Signed liability form and your passport information page with date of birth and photo to vkibc.registrar@gmail.com

  • you have provided the links to your music labeled per the instructions below.

  • you have made the payment via the paypal link,. us. check or bank wire transfer.

Reminder: ONLY those dancers invited to participate THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS should fill out a Registration form.

Music submissions 2019 will open on: January 15th, 2020

Once you register, we will send you an email to submit your music, it is to be labeled per these instructions:

  • name- first & last , Division, round # , and name of ballet (not variation) and if doing pas de deux please specify, parts - adagio, male solo, female solo, coda on each track.

  • Note* once you submit your Registration you cannot change your variations or the order.

    if your music is not submitted on time you will have to pay a $100.00 usd late penalty fee that must be paid in cash during registration at the competition. ( exact change only )

    Sample music file name: Valentina-Kozlova-senior1-round1-sleepingbeautypdd-adagio.

The last date music will be accepted is February 15th, 2020

A. CLASSICAL COMPETITION

Registration for the Classical Competition is open to dancers ages 11-26 and is divided into 5 divisions:

  • Youth (11-12) pas de deux is not allowed

  • Student (13-14) pas de deux is not allowed

  • Junior (15-17)

  • Senior 1 (18-21)

  • Senior 2 (22-26)

Solos cannot be repeated in the competition within the same or different rounds.


All competing ages are as of January 1, 2020.

Dancers must choose all classical variations and pas de deux from the Repertoire List.

Contemporary pieces performed by dancers must have been choreographed between 2011 and 2020.

Contemporary Pieces:

  • Solo: No longer than 2.5 minutes

  • Duet: No longer than 4 minutes



Participants competing with a Pas de Deux can have a non-competing partner. Partners in a Pas de Deux can be from different divisions. evaluation and scoring is done individually. In the case of a Pas de Deux or duet where both dancers are competing, if one of the competing partners does not pass to the following round, he/she has the obligation to continue partnering as long as his/her partner is still competing.


Youth: pas de deux is not allowed
One Round: 2 Classical Solos (Solos CANNOT be repeated)


Student: pas de deux is not allowed
1st Round: 2 Classical Solos (solos cannot be repeated)
2nd Round (Final): 1 Contemporary Solo


Junior:
1st Round: 2 Classical Solos OR 1 Classical Pas de Deux (Solos CANNOT be repeated)
2nd Round (Final): 1 Classical Solo AND 1 Contemporary Solo. (Solos cannot be repeated from previous round)

Senior 1 and 2:
1st Round: 2 Classical Solos OR 1 Classical Pas de Deux (Solo or Pas de deux CANNOT be repeated)
2nd Round (Final): One Compulsory Classical Variation either “mazurka“ (male) or “la cigarette” (female) AND one Contemporary Solo of your choice.

Registration fees:
Classical Competition

  • Youth Division: US$300

  • Student Division: US$400

  • Junior Division: US$400

  • Senior Division: US$400

    (See Classical Registration form for more details)
    Classical Competition fees include all classical pieces to be performed from the repertoire, master classes and stage run through rehearsals, and souvenir book.

    Payment accepted ONLY by PayPal, us. check or bank wire transfer.
    Please note: ALL fees are non-refundable.

B. CONTEMPORARY AND NEO CLASSICAL COMPETITION

Contemporary: Dancers on demi-pointe or barefoot.
Neo Classical: Dancers on pointe.

Registration for the Contemporary and Neo Classical Competition is possible in the following divisions:

  • SD1 = SOLO Division I (12 and under)

  • SD2 = SOLO Division II (13-14)

  • SD3 = SOLO Division III (15-17)

  • SD4 = SOLO Division IV (18 and up)

  • DE1 = DUET or ENSEMBLE Division I (11-14)

  • DE2 = DUET or ENSEMBLE Division II (15-19)

  • DE3 = DUET or ENSEMBLE Division III (20 and up)



All competing ages are as of January 1, 2020.
Contemporary and NeoClassical Pieces performed by dancers must have been choreographed between 2011 and 2020. 

Length of pieces:

  • Solo: No longer than 4 minutes

  • Duet: No longer than 5 minutes

  • Ensemble: No longer than 6 minutes



Solo - All participants compete with two contemporary solos. 
Duet - Both participants must compete in one duet.
Ensemble - All members of the ensemble must compete with one piece, are required to compete, and must pay the application and registration fee.


Registration (Reminder: invited dancers only):
Contemporary and Neo Classical Competition

  • Solo: US$300 for 2 pieces danced

  • Duet: US$350 for the couple for one piece danced ( $175 per dancer on each registration ) Note** if your partner is not competing please have them send their liability form to vkibc.registrar@gmail.com ( the don’t pay the fee )

  • Ensemble (3 or more): US$65 per dancer for 1 piece danced



(See Contemporary and Neo Classical Registration form for more details)
Contemporary and Neo Classical Competition fees include all pieces to be performed, master classes and stage run through rehearsals with time allowing.

Payment accepted ONLY by PayPal, us. check or bank wire transfer
Please note: ALL fees are non-refundable.


III. PAYMENT

When submitting payment please include the name of the participant in the Memo section. If the participant's name is not submitted with the payment, the application/registration will remain incomplete if we cannot identify who paid.

Payment accepted ONLY by PayPal, us. check or wire transfer
Please note: ALL fees are non-refundable.






Competition will be held at Peter Norton Symphony Space theater:

2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Master classes will be held at: (To Be Announced.)

Schedule: (To Be Announced.)

IV. COMPETITION SCHEDULE


ONLINE SIGNATURES
All electronic signatures are considered binding official signatures.

PERSONAL INSURANCE
Participant or their legal representative declares having all necessary insurance for the duration of the participation in the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition. VKIBC cannot be held responsible for an emergency of any nature, including but not limited to medical or personal.

LIABILITY WAIVER
All participants :
Please download the form here: 2020 Liability Waiver

sign, scan, and email to vkibc.registrar@gmail.com with your name and division in the file name.

CHOREOGRAPHY AND MUSIC RIGHTS
Participants must ensure they have cleared all dance and music rights before performing their contemporary pieces. VKIBC cannot be held responsible for any piece performed without the proper clearances.

PHOTO / VIDEO
1. During the Competition: Dancer or his/her legal representative grants VKIBC the perpetual and irrevocable right to use his/her name, photographs or video footage in all forms and in all media and in all manners, without any restrictions for editorial, advertising, trade promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purpose. Dancer or his/her legal representative waives any right to inspect or approve the video footage or photograph(s) or finished version(s), including written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. Dancer or his/her legal representative agrees that the Photographer(s) and Videographer(s) own the copyright of these photographs and video footage, and hereby waives any claims he/she may have based on any usage of the photographs and video footage, or works derived therefrom.
2. Souvenir Book: Dancer or his/her legal representative authorizes use of his/her headshot for publication in the Souvenir Book.

COSTUMES / PROPS
VKIBC does not require costumes for pieces, though VKIBC does recommend them as it enhances the dancer's performance. If the dancer is not able to use costuming, VKBIC asks the dancer to wear clean practice clothes (e.g. black leotard, clean tights).
Props are permitted; they must be moved on stage by the dancers and removed promptly after their pieces.
Baby powder or any substance that might remain on the flooring (such as body lotions or glitter) are not permitted and is not allowed at vkibc.

V. REGULATIONS