Best World Dance group

Perform on a prestigious stage and share your talent with the whole world

Become the star of the Best World Dance Group 2023/24 and get a grant to participate in the World of Youths 2024/2025.

This moment can affect your dance destiny.

All amateur and professional children’s, youth and adult dance and majorette ensembles, aerobics and fitness teams and other school facilities can take part in the BWDG competition. The dance competition is also intended for formations that start in progressive competitions in PROFI categories (CDO, TSR, CDT, WADF, etc.).

Teams without restrictions are included in the international promotion rounds, based on the results of the Czech semifinals and finals so far.

All ensembles can enter the international competition of the Best World Dance Group Trophy and Festival Gala without any restrictions.

All disciplines are open in each competition, unless otherwise stated in the regulations.

By paying the entry fee, the competitor agrees with the conditions stated in the propositions.

Blog posts

Apr 16 2024

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Apr 03 2024

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Mar 19 2024

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Apr 12 2023

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Mar 28 2023

Results, videos, photos 25.03.23

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Main Prizes

SEASON FINALE

With the main prize 2 days in Disneyland, in Paris for free with the possibility of performing right in the park!

THE FINALE OF THE YEAR

The best groups from all over the world will fight for the title!

Grand prize cruise and accommodation, workshops and performances on a luxury cruise ship in the Mediterranean!

14 reasons to participate

BEST WORLD DANCE GROUP

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BWDG is one of the most important competitions that adheres to the principles of fair play

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Own grant system of rewards, which gives the opportunity to grow as a personality and dancer

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The only competition with the possibility to win a dance TOUR to Disneyland

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The only competition with the possibility of advancing to the international round

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International operations of Best World Dance Group in 15 countries in Europe, North America and Asia

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Bonus system for coaches, choreographers and team leaders

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Competition and same time friendly atmosphere

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Dance workshops, camps and foreign guests

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Professional technical equipment

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An independent professional jury composed of important personalities of the dance world

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FREE photos and videos – no media fee

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18 competition disciplines

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8 age categories

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3 dance performance levels

Performance categories

Beginners
Beginner dancers who rehearse the first competitions (dance groups, clubs, schools, etc.).

Hobby

Dance groups, clubs, schools, etc., whose members or formations (choreography) did not participate in any progressive competitions. Or dancers who try out regional rounds, for example, do not place on the medals and do not advance.

Profi

Dance groups, clubs, schools, etc., whose members or formations participated in progressive competitions. Advanced who go to both promotion and cup competitions

Age categories

BABY (3-5 years)
It is possible to include competitors older than 1 year.
The condition is that these dancers can make up a maximum of 50% of the formation’s dancers. The lower age limit is limited.

KIDS (6-9 years)

It is possible to include competitors, younger and older by a maximum of 2 years.
The condition is that these dancers can make up a maximum of 50% of the formation’s dancers.

JUNIOR (10-12 y)

It is possible to include competitors, younger and older by a maximum of 2 years. The condition is that these dancers can make up a maximum of 20% of the formation’s dancers.

TEEN (13-15 years)

It is possible to include competitors, younger and older by a maximum of 2 years. The condition is that these dancers can make up a maximum of 20% of the formation’s dancers.

ELITE (16-19 years)

The upper limit is not limited. It is possible to include dancers 2 years younger. These dancers can make up a maximum of 50% of the formation’s dancers.

ADULT (20-25 y)

Is not limited.

SENIOR (25 years +)

Is not limited.

MIXED GROUP

The condition is the participation of dancers from at least two different age categories from the same team (babies, children, juniors, teens, elite).

Choreography Length

Solo
NUMBER OF DANCERS:
1
CHOREOGRAPHY LENGTH:
max 2:45

Duo/Trio
NUMBER OF DANCERS:
2/3
CHOREOGRAPHY LENGTH:
max 3:00

Small Formation
NUMBER OF DANCERS:
4-10
CHOREOGRAPHY LENGTH:
max 4:00

Formation
NUMBER OF DANCERS:
11-25
CHOREOGRAPHY LENGTH:
max 5:00

Production
NUMBER OF DANCERS:
25
CHOREOGRAPHY LENGTH:
max 8:00

Taneční disciplíny

BALET

Choreography using classical ballet and techniques to create it. It should be a harmonious and unified work of authentic story, traditional choreography, and costumes.

CONTEMPORARY

Choreography that combines elements of several dance genres, including Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Lyrical Dance and classical ballet. It places great emphasis on understanding the music, rhythm, space around the dancer and on the technical performance, it can include themes and stories. It can even include yoga, pilates and martial arts exercises, as well as dance techniques introduced by modern pioneers (Martha Graham, José Arcadio Limón, Lester Horton, Isadora Duncan). It uses dynamics, spatial changes of movement, endurance, sharp jumps, swings and relaxed falls.

EXPRESSION DANCE

Expressive dance / Stage dance is one that includes facial expressions expressing a story (choreography) or reflecting music (variations). Thus, it can be almost any style of dance on the stage, due to the great freedom of speech today.

Expressive dance is based on gestures and experience on stage. An important component of dance is the story.

JAZZ DANCE

Jazz dance can be danced to popular music, blues, rock or even disco. Jazz dance is based on polycentric movement and isolation (the dancer can perform independent movement of different parts of the body, such as movements of the head, shoulders, chest, pelvis, legs and then connect and combine them in various ways). The basis of jazz dance is the characteristic alternation of the moment of tension and spontaneous relaxation of the whole body. Other movement elements are, for example, jumps, pirouettes, pas de bourrée, chassé and other dance steps, which have their bases in ballet. Jazz dance is a joyful, energetic and lively type of dance. The main purpose of the choreography is to entertain the audience.

DISCO

Disco dance is a very fast and demanding dance. The basis of dance is the rhythm of the music, which the dancer follows. The emphasis is on swing. Other contents of the dance are somersaults, excavations, heavy turns and other tricks. A striking costume and presentation play a role.

DISCO SHOW

The choreography does not have to be accompanied by a composition only from disco music and it is not just a choreography. The expression, costumes and make-up that speak to the theme of the song are also evaluated. Tricks are not required.

STREET DANCE

Choreography using dance techniques and styles, such as: hip hop new style, hip hop old style, hype, funky, lockin ‘, poppin’, house, breakdance. Music must not contain obscene or vulgar lyrics.

FOLK, FOLKLOR

Folk dance is an artistic, realistic reflection of people’s lives. Through it, people expressed and express their life situations, national character and traditions in a non-violent and natural way in an entertaining way. There is also a balanced combination of artistic, musical and artistic components (costumes). Only reproduced music can be used. Live musical accompaniment by arrangement, under special conditions.

STYLIZED / CHARACTERY DANCES

Choreography that regulates folk / national dances. No emphasis is placed on preserving the authenticity of the original forms and national costumes.

IRISH STEP
Choreography representing competitive Irish dance and dance shows. The dance is characterized by controlled, but not rigid, torso posture, tense, body-held arms and fast and precise leg movements. They dance in soft shoes (“soft shoes”) or hard (step) shoes (“hard shoes”).
STANDARD DANCE FORMATION

The standard formation is a mixture of five international standard dances: waltz, tango, waltz, slowfox (or slowfoxtrot) and quickstep. All couples are expected to follow the rhythm of the music and their movements will be as consistent as possible. Synchronity is the main criterion when scoring.

LATIN DANCE FORMATION

The Latin American dance formation consists of a group of five international Latin American dances: samba, cha-chou, rumba, paso doble and jivem.
All couples are expected to follow the rhythm of the music and their movements will be as consistent as possible. Synchronity is the main criterion when scoring.

CARIBBEAN MIX
Each dance has its own unique character and beauty of movement, it represents dances as they are danced in Latin America. The dance has a clear rhythm, a dynamic movement of the hips, which is combined with the grace of the torso and arms. Choreography and formation accompanied by Latin American music representing a mixture of several dances: Mambo American, Mambo Street, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Guapacha, Street Latino Dancing, Rueda, Reggaeton, Zouk, Kizomba / Latino Show.
SHOW TANEC
The main mission of the show dance is to provide the viewer with a real spectacle, to tell him a story. Any dance style, props and scenery can be used in the choreography.
AEROBIC DANCE /FUNK
Dance aerobics is a fun form of classic aerobics. It is based on the basic steps of aerobics. It is enriched with dance elements, which bring more complex choreography to the sets. Movement compositions and choreography using various forms of aerobics to create them. Different themes can be worked out, other dance styles can be used, but the character of aerobics must prevail. Props and aids are allowed.
ACRO DANCE
Routine using controlled moves such as walkovers, limbers, handstands, chest rolls, etc. May contain gymnastic passes, flexibility moves, and/or contortionist moves. (A tumbling pass is considered one trick.) Must contain dance moves, steps and choreography. Pyramids and elements of aerial acrobatics are not allowed. The composition may include: rolled on the ground, rolled over the back, tossed sideways (star), bridge with help, stand on hands with support, cleft frontal, lateral, badge, somersaults forward and backward, flicks, Arabs and spikes. Acrobatic elements must not exceed 35% of the choreography time. In the event of a fall, the aid must be lifted immediately. Group size is not a reason for low or high ratings.
MAJORETTES / BATON TWIRLING

Dancers whose choreography is based primarily on colorful work with baton equipment (wand). In the choreographic composition with baton equipment, a sequence of bars with a classic majorette step must be included.

COMPETITION RULES

The main goal of competitions is motivation for performers. Not only dancing for the sake of the competition, but also because of the perfect performance, they reach the artistic side. Supporting young dancers and teams, children and youth to perform, both in front of domestic audiences and on prestigious European stages, e.g. Disneyland or cruise ship theaters.

Each member of the jury can award from 1 to 10 points, and the final ranking will be given by the average of the marks of all members of the jury for each choreography.

It is not possible to appeal against the decision of the jury, and if the jury deems it necessary, some of the prizes may not be awarded at all, including the possible cancellation of some of the categories.

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The jury always has an odd number of members, at least three and at most seven.
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A unique star-studded cast of judges, dance stars and leading choreographers and educators.
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The organizers reserve the right to make changes in accordance with the current situation.

The evaluation rules for all disciplines are uniform:

  • Maximum points: 10 points
  • The evaluation is public

It will be evaluated according to 2 general criteria:

  • Technique/ uniformity of execution of movements, difficulty of elements, assessment of performance level by participants in the 50% category
  • Choreography, originality, overall impression 50%

According to the average point, places are awarded:

In each age group in each discipline there can only be:
● one first place for soloists/ duets/ trios,
● one first place for the team,
● one second place for soloists/ duets/ trios,
● one second place for the team,
● one third place for soloists / duets / trios,
● one third place for the team.
Placement is determined by the number of points earned. Both soloists/duets/trios and teams are awarded medals and diplomas according to their placement at the awards ceremony. First place soloists/duets/trios and teams in each discipline will receive cups. In each age group, 1 participant who, in the opinion of the jury, performed the best in the entire age group, either as a soloist/duet/trio or as a team, is also awarded.
The remaining participants who were not awarded places will receive participation diplomas after the award ceremony.

2). Medals are awarded to the entire group category according to the best performance result. If a group in one age category participated in 2 or more nominations, then the whole category receives medals according to the best result.

3.1). Cups are awarded to teams based on their best result.

Teams that won 1st place in the Final of the Best World Dance Group competition receive cups according to their placement, 2nd and 3rd place do not receive cups. If the group participated in several styles of the same age category, the cup is awarded according to the best result in that age category.

3.2). At the discretion of the organizers, and based on perfect performances in 2 or more styles of the same age category, a group may receive multiple cups in one category.

3.3). Only 1 cup of this category is provided for soloists, duos and trios. Only the best of the best soloists can win the cup. If the soloist participated in multiple nominations of one category, he receives the cup based on the best result in that category. After consideration by the jury and organizers, the cup for soloists of this category can be removed or added.

3.4). Grants from the organizer of the Best World Dance Group competition for the festival “Sympathy of Europarks” to Disneyland or the festival on the cruise ship “World of Youth” will be given to the teams according to the places obtained.

The final amount of the grant is agreed with the team leader in accordance with the number of festival participants and the occupied place in the Best World Dance Group competition.

3.5). The Grand Prix and Cup for category winners will be awarded to the best of the best groups according to the results of the competition and the decision of the jury. A Grand Prix can be made if such a group is designated by the Jury. The Grand Prix may not be done. The Grand Prix Category can also be done for solos, duos or trios.

Calendar

Contest Best World Dance Group 2024 Spring/Summer

List of festivals from 16.03.24 to 04.05.24

16.03.24
30.03.24
05-12.04.24
05-12.04.24

Costa Smeralda

Cruise festival World of Youth 2024

05-12.04.24
05-12.04.24

MSC Costa Pacifica

Cruise festival World of Youth 2024

05.05.24
04.05-08.05.24
04.05-08.05.24

Disney Sympatie Europarku

List of festivals from 17.05.24 to 24.06.24

17.05-23.05.24
17.05-23.05.24

Disney Sympatie Europarku

01.06.24
15.06.24
15.06.24

Příbram

24.06-28.06.24
24.06-28.06.24

Disney Camp

Sympatie Europarku

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