Young Soloists

The Oporto International Dance Competition is for Young Soloists between the age of 6 and 25 years old.

The competition is divided into two categories:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Free Style Dance – includes Neo Classical Ballet, Contemporary or Jazz

The candidates can enter the competition in both the Classical Ballet category and the Free Style Dance category.

The competitors will perform a solo or a group dance.  The jury will award marks based on Technique, Musicality, Artistry and Potential.

The finalists in the Classical Ballet Category (both Junior and Senior Level), will also be evaluated with a Classic Ballet Class being presented on stage for the jury.

Besides the scholarships offered by the jury, Prize Money will be given to the ‘Best Classical Ballet Soloist’ and ‘Best Free Style Dance Soloist’.