Moscow, 6-8 June 2014


Information about contest 2014 coming soon. 2013 contest program is available:

     International Dance Festival "East West" unites artists, teachers and choreographers from all around the world!! Art enrichment, dance creativity, bright personality - general Contest priority. This is NOT A SPORTING COMPETITION, but Art Event. All participants are artists of big Holiday which is created by each and everyone!!!
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Age, style and category are only formal divisions. Not a minimal detail will slip from the professional jury, and a real artist will be hailed both by the jury and the audience! Everything will be taken into consideration - choreography, mastery, music match, make-up, costume and props. Style limits expansion, stereotype breaking and harmonious combination of new dance solutions will be a plus. The International Jury will award with presents and certificates the performances that will produce the biggest impression and that will be particular, individual and, what's more, artistical!!!


EastWest Festival Grand-Prix
Certificate for "name" composition Tabla-Solo from Guest artist and teacher, international musician and composer Chronis Taxidis!!!

(Composition will be named by the Grand-prix Winner name)

EastWest Festival Winner in the Category: Solo, professional, klassical Raks Sharki
will be award with the participation in the International Show Secret of Orient as a Guest Artist! (includes airtickets, transfer, 2 nights in the hotel with br., )

Sponsors for nominations:

Sponsors' Prizes

  • Video-camera CANON
  • Parfume Guerlain
  • Professional costume
  • Training costumes
  • Scenic jewelry and accessories
  • Scenic materials and 50% discount certificate
  • MAC cosmetics
  • Certificates for attending Yana Dance Annual September Workshops
  • Participant package CAIRO BY NIGHT FESTIVAL (Greece 2014 ):
    • 4 nights in the Festival hotel
    • full pass for WSH
    • performance in the TEACHERS GALA SHOW
  • Participant package Cairo by Cyprus (2013):
    • full pass for WSH
    • performance in the TEACHERS GALA SHOW
EastWest Contest Winners are performing in the Gala-Show!!!

Contest consists of two rounds: qualifying by video and final at the Festival.
Video must be sent to:

29 June, 2013 The final will be held in the following categories:

Solo, Duet, Group

Each category is supposed to be divided into nominations classics, show, folklore. However, the jury reserve the right to award in any other nomination or to announce a special prize from a judge directly at the contest. Priority in evaluation is given to dance skills and artistic impression. You can show any dance which belongs to direction ORIENTAL DANCE. All participants should be over 16.

Principal judgment criteria:

  1. Image:
    • Costume
    • Hairstyle
    • Make-up
  2. Acting skills:
    • Semantic correspondence with music/text
    • Contact with the audience
    • Manner of performance
  3. Technique:
    • Rich lexis
    • Sense of rhythm
    • Dance esthetics
  4. Composition:
    • Development (entrance, climax, closing)
    • Musical match
  5. General impression

Application form:

  1. Name, surname; city
  2. Category (Solo/Duet/Group)
  3. Number of participants
  4. E-mail
  5. Contact telephone number

Providing music for Contest:

Music is provided by a participant on CD with only one track recorded in audio-format. The CD must be given to the festival organizers at the registration upon arrival at the Festival. The duration must comply with Contest regulation. You must absolutely have a digital analogue with you.
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