2021 NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition
Asia-Pacific Preliminary
July 12, 2021
Europe-North America Preliminary
Sept. 2-3, 2021
Semi-final, Final & Awards Ceremony
Sept. 4-5, 2021

Mission

The ninth “International Classical Chinese Dance Competition” is one in a series of international cultural and arts events hosted by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD Television). It will launch a new era in classical Chinese dance by fostering cultural exchange, making this ancient Chinese culture renowned throughout the world and promoting purely authentic traditional dance that is pure goodness, and pure beauty.

Organizer

The Competition will be hosted by NTD Television.
The final round of the Competition will be broadcast through live stream video on NTD’s social media platforms. It will also be broadcast on NTD’s TV network.

Panel of Judges

The Panel of Judges is composed of experienced dance experts. The panel has complete authority to engage in the evaluations of the Competition.

Qualifications to Enter the Competition

  1. All contestants shall comply with all the arrangements of the Competition’s Organization Committee and decisions from the Panel of Judges. The Panel of Judges has the right to revoke violators’ eligibility and the prizes awarded.
  2. All dance teachers and dancers from professional arts academies and dance troupes and dance instructors, dancers, and dance students from professional dance schools between the ages of 13 and 40 may register and participate.
  3. The range of age for each division of the Competition is as follows: Junior Division, ages 13–17; Adult Division, ages 18–40. Contestants less than 18 years of age on the day of participating in the preliminary round this year, please register in the Junior Division.
  4. To qualify for the Competition: After the Organizing Committee reviews all of the materials from the applicants, a formal “NTD Television International Classical Chinese Dance Competition Invitation” will be sent by email to those who meet the criteria. The contestants may use this invitation to apply for visas and register for the live competition.

Schedule

Schedule Region Time Location
Preliminary Asia-Pacific Preliminary July 12, 2021 Asia-Pacific
Europe-North America Preliminary Sept. 2 - 3, 2021 Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981
Semi-final
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Hotline: 1-888-477-9228
Price: $30
Sept. 4, 2021
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981

Final

Technical Showcase from Previous Gold Winners

Awards Ceremony

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Sept. 5, 2021
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981
Preliminary
Region Asia-Pacific Preliminary Europe-North America Preliminary
Time July 12, 2021 Sept. 2 - 3, 2021
Location Asia-Pacific Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981
Semi-final
Time Sept. 4, 2021
Get Tickets
Hotline: 1-888-477-9228
Price: $30
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981

Final

Technical Showcase from Previous Gold Winners

Awards Ceremony

Time Sept. 5, 2021
Get Tickets Sold out
Hotline: 1-888-477-9228
Price: $30
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981

Registration

1Ways to register

Europe-North America Preliminary
  1. Online registration: dance.ntdtv.com
  2. E-mail: dance@globalcompetitions.org
  3. Hotline: 1-888-477-9228
  4. Fax: 1-888-600-1998
  5. Mailing Address*:
    229 W. 28th Street, Suite 700, New York,NY 10001, U.S.A.
  6. * Attention: NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition
Asia-Pacific Preliminary
  1. Online Registration: dance.ntdtv.com
  2. E-mail : dance@ntdica.org.tw
  3. Hotline : +886-02-5571-3838#1133
  4. Fax : +886-02-5571-3232
  5. Mailing Address*:
    6 F.-3, No. 102, Songlong Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 11063, Taiwan
  6. * Attention: NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition

2Registration Deadline: Europe-North America Preliminary August 26, 2021; Asia-Pacific Preliminary July 12, 2021. The Organizing Committee must receive all application materials before the deadline. Any participant under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign the Registration Form.

3Each participant can only pick one preferred region (Taiwan or New York) for the preliminary competition. Finalists in the Asia-Pacific preliminary round will be eligible to travel to New York for the Semi-final.

4Online applicants must complete all 3 registration steps, scan their photos and valid IDs, and submit them to the registration website (digital photos are preferred). E-mailing digital registration files to the Organizing Committee's mailbox is equally acceptable.

5Applicants by mail must fill out the registration form, as well as the resume form, submit two recent 1 inch ×1 inch color photos and photocopies of valid IDs, and send them to the Organizing Committee by regular or registered mail. All application materials will not be returned.

6Contestants need to send performance video through viewable online video link, downloadable video link, or DVD. NTSC DVD is preferred. The video should not be enhanced or post-edited. The applicant’s information (name, division, and name of the dance routine) should be clearly marked on the cover of the disk. No subtitles or logos that reveal any information about the applicant may be displayed in the video. Otherwise, the submission will be invalid.

7Registration fee [1]:
Europe-North America Preliminary: Junior Division US$30, Adult Division US $50. Accepted forms of payment include online payment, credit card, traveler’s check, or money orders. Please make your check payable to New Tang Dynasty Television, and write “Dance Competition” on the check.
Asia-Pacific Preliminary: Junior Division NT $900, Adult Division NT $1500.
Payment method: ATM transfer bank code 009, account number 5192-01-004966-00

8For contestants who need an original (paper format) invitation letter for visa application, an additional US$50 fee is needed for USPS Priority Mail Express International shipping. Please check this option on the Registration Form.

Note [1]: Under normal circumstances, applicant’s registration becomes valid only after he or she pays the registration fee. For applicants who cannot prepay the registration fee due to special difficulties, they are required to submit a formal written request to delay the payment of registration fee until time of competition. However, there will be a US $20 surcharge in such case.

Placement Awards

Gold Award
US $10,000
Silver Award
US $3,000
Bronze Award
US $1,000

Adult Division (Male):
1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes, 3 Honorable Mentions.

Adult Division (Female):
1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes, 3 Honorable Mentions.

Junior Division (Male):
1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes, 3 Honorable Mentions.

Junior Division (Female):
1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes, 3 Honorable Mentions.

Content of the Competition

1The theme of our competition is classical Chinese dance. Due to differences in perception of what classical Chinese dance is, the Organizing Committee would like to make the following clarifications:

  1. The judging criteria will focus on authentic classical Chinese dance movements in both the dance routine selected and the set of required techniques and movements.Please pay special attention to the bearing and form that are characteristic of classical Chinese dance.
  2. Classical Chinese dance is distinct from ballet or modern dance. It is also different from the techniques and movements in Chinese opera, or set movements in martial arts.
  3. Although modern dance contains movements and techniques from classical Chinese dance, it does not contain the traditional aesthetics of classical Chinese dance.
  4. Please do not depict animals or other lower life forms during the Individual Choice performance.

2The dance routine includes solo, duet, or trio dances [2]. It will be between 2 and 3.5 minutes long.

3In addition to the dance routine, the contestants will also perform 1.5–2.5 minutes of a required set of techniques or 1.5–2.5 minutes [3] of an individual choice set of techniques and movements (showing leaps, turns, flips, and control techniques).

Note [2]: Participant who perform duet or trio dance can invite his/her own partner(s) to participate in the performance. If the partner himself/herself wants to participate in the competition, he/she also need to formally register.

Note [3]: The required movement skills must use shen yun and shen fa as connection actions. In addition to a set of required basic skills of classical Chinese dance, contestants can select their specialty movements displaying their unique styles to perform as an individual choice set.

4For the Preliminaries, the contestants will perform a dance routine and a required set of techniques and movements.

5For the Semi-Final and Final, the contestants may perform a different dance routine and a different required set of techniques and movements.

6Required set of techniques and movements:
Male: [Please refer to the Chinese text for accurate terms for the required Leaps, Turns, Flips, and Control techniques]
Female: [Please refer to the Chinese text for accurate terms for the required Leaps, Turns, Flips, and Control techniques]

Dress Code

Solid color top and black pants.

Evaluation and Scoring

Contestants who enter the next round will be announced after each round of competition. Final ranking will be revealed at the awards ceremony.

Accommodation and Transportation

  1. The Competition’s Organizing Committee will recommend a hotel in New York City for contestants and those accompanying them.
  2. Contestants and their entourage shall pay for their own accommodation and transportation. The Competition’s Organizing Committee can arrange accommodation of entourage if requested, but only to the designated hotel.

Miscellaneous

  1. Since the Communist Party is outlawed in the United States, all songs and music that eulogize the CommunistParty will be prohibited during this competition. Contestants would be well advised to send their dance music to the Panel of Judges for assessment in order to avoid unnecessary problems.
  2. Chinese and Western classical music pieces may be selected as dance music.
  3. Contestants will take full responsibility to any copyright issues related to the dance music they choose for the competition.
  4. All contestants shall comply with all the arrangements of the Competition’s Organization Committee. The committee has the right to revoke violators’ eligibility and the prizes awarded.
  5. During the competition, all audiovisual copyrights shall belong to NTD Television.
  6. All winners must personally attend the award ceremony to accept the prize. Cash will not be awarded in lieu of that prize. The winners absent will automatically give up the prize.
  7. Contestants will be responsible for any accident or injury that occurs in the course of competition.
NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition Organizing Committee
Updated on May 31, 2021