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"With so many people watching, dancers get a huge amount of exposure..." - Pointe Magazine, 2010
Why compete at the World Ballet Competition?
- For the opportunity to win worldwide recognition, scholarships, and job offers from today’s leading dance companies.
- All rounds are broadcast LIVE on the internet - Dancers gain international recognition from distinguished directors, judges, teachers, performers, and choreographers of the dance world as well as from viewers across the globe watching live on the internet.
- Have the chance to network with company directors, dance professionals, teachers, choreographers, and other members of the dance community.
- Receive feedback on technique and artistry from a distinguished panel of judges.
- Acquire additional training opportunity in daily master classes taught by internationally recognized teachers and choreographers.
- Gain competing experience while performing in new venues and stages.
- Opportunity to perform in the All Stars of Dance in Orlando, Florida among the dance world’s most celebrated artists.
- Expand your knowledge and appreciation of ballet by attending an informational lecture and meet international dance stars in a question and answer session.
- Receive free admission to All Stars of Dance and be inspired by its world-renowned artists.
- Opportunity to visit Orlando, the theme park capital of the World and most popular destination for family vacations. Take a break at one of Orlando’s numerous theme parks where you can shake hands with Minnie Mouse and experience nighttime firework displays. View the amazing acrobatic skills of Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba”, exclusively performed in Orlando. Relax on one of Florida’s scenic beaches or simply go on a shopping excursion to one of the many high end malls or renowned designer outlets.
How is WBC different from other ballet competitions?
- WBC uses innovative scoring technology allowing the judge’s scores to be entered and displayed simultaneously to the audience immediately after each dancer completes their routine.
- WBC gives open and immediate feedback. Scores are posted after each dancer’s routine and the results are posted on the WBC website upon completion of each day. Where as in a typical competition, scores are closely held by the judges and only issued after the competition is completed, creating an air of impropriety and favoritism.
Unique to WBC USA:
- All WBC USA rounds are broadcast live on the internet. Viewers can follow their favorite dancers and chat online about the competition.
- The order of competitors for each round is established based on the date the audition application is received and processed.
- Daily warm up classes are held onstage.
- Competitors have scheduled individual stage time to rehearse onstage before each round of competition.