This section is valid for both online and in person participants

All participants must register and upload their video (online) or music (In Person) files after they create their own account directly on the registration page no later then 5th March 2024.
If you already have an account with please log in at registration page.
Copy of the passport or any other documents verifying date of birth of the contestants must be send via email at

After completing the registration, including the payment section, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address registered to your Dance Comp Genie account.
Teachers, parents or a representative of the competitor can register all entries instead.
The school/studios/companies must create their account, add all the dancers they are attending with, and then create each entry .
They would then submit and checkout with all of them.

It’s important to have this central account to link everything within the same school/studio/company together.

All participants may enter one or multiple entries in any categories.
Number of entries will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to the amount of performance time available.

By registering, the participants DECLARE to be aware that during the competition will be made photographic / cinematographic shots of the participants and authorizes the publication of the same on the website of the Competition and on social media of the Competition.



This section is valid for both online and in person participants

The competition is held as the final round in all categories

Competitors will be judged by an international Jury based on 100-point system.

Competitors will be judged on artistry and technical skill.
Male and female participants in all age divisions will NOT compete separately.

If a competitor performs multiple entries in the same category, the highest score entry will be considered for the final ranking.

The competition will give out final ranking scores after the competition ends.
The jury reserves the right to withhold any award or to divide an award between competitors.
Decisions of the jury are final and without appeal.

The jury of IBCDC reserves the right not to present all of the announced awards.

The participants may take part at the event in person, online(recorded videos) or both!

Keep in mind that online Participants will compete separately from the In Person Competitors

In Person specific rules

Arrival date

Arrival date
Competitors may arrive to LECCE on 21st of March 2024, to check-in.
The Check-in will start on the 21st of March 2024 at 10AM at Hotel delle Palme Via di Leuca 90 – 73100 Lecce (Puglia) · ~Tel : +39 -0832 347171
Contestants must check in at the Competition at least on the day of their appearance.

Please make your travel plans accordingly.

Music Backup

Competitors should bring with them a backup copy of their music, either on a flash drive in mp3 or wav format or on a Audio CD.

Travel And Accommodation

Travel and expenses to and from Lecce are the responsibility of the competitor.
Accommodation is the responsibility of the competitor

Stage Appearance

Technical rehearsal/open stage will be provided before each round.
The order of appearance is determined by the competition after registration deadline by the latest 13th of March 2024.

The competition takes place at Teatro PaisielloTeatro Paisiello adress: Via Giuseppe Palmieri 83 – 73100 Lecce (Puglia) and Teatro Apollo Adress : Via Salvatore Trinchese 13A – 73100 Lecce.

TEATRO PAISIELLO : The stage dimensions are 8,5 x 10 m-Stage with linoleum dance floor. Pendence 4%

TEATRO APOLLO : The stage dimensions are 14,4 x 12,5 m
Stage with linoleum dance floor. Pendence 2%

All competition performances are held before a public audience.

At the check in every participant will receive a free Pass Card for entrance to the theatre for the competition, workshops and the Awards Ceremony .
A free Pass Card will also be given to every teacher or companion.
For single participant, pas de deux /duet or groups /schools up to 7 participants. 1 free Pass Card will be given to every teacher or companion.
For groups of 8 or more participants a maximum of 3 extra free Pass Cards will be given.
However, extra passes will be available at registration and during the competition at a cost of 10€ to view the event..
The pass covers all days of the competition and Awards.

The competition is open only for teachers , companion or relatives of the participants .
The Final Gala Performance will be open to the general public and tickets will be available to buy directly at box office of Teatro Apollo Via Salvatore Trinchese 13A – 73100 Lecce.

The Awards ceremony for the live participants will be held on the 24th of March starting 18,30 o’clock, Teatro Apollo, Lecce.
After Awards Ceremony, the audience must leave the auditorium.

The Gala Performance will be held on the 24th of March starting 20,30 o’clock, Teatro Apollo, Lecce.

All Winners will be invited to perform at the Gala Performance of the 24th March 2024 with maximum 1 entry .
Additionally, at judges’ discretion, some extra entries will be invited to perform at the Gala Performance of the 24th March .

Gala selected pieces and entry order will be informed after the Competition ends .


Competitors should provide their own costumes and make-up


Competitors are responsible for securing their own medical and accidental insurance for the duration of the competition

Online specific rules


Contestants have to upload only videos files that has been filmed in any space during the year 2023-2024 .
Contestants may send the footage filmed in any space indoor or outdoor (at other events), with or without costumes, provided that the footage is clean view and clear sound.
The body of the dancers must be clearly and fully visible throughout the filming all the time.

NO special effects allowed in the footage.
The video must be one recording shot and not multiple recordings edited together.

Studio, school, company’s logos are allowed in dancers’ videos.