Attitude Ballet Festival

International Dance Competition “Attitude Ballet Competition”

Virtual Edition

5 – 6 June 2021 (Bacău - Romania)

Attitude Ballet Competition - Fifth Edition, is an international dance competition organized by The cultural association “Reverence” and the National College of Art “George Apostu” Bacău, Romania.
The event is promoting young talents in the field of choreography, educates students that wish to perform in Art and is promoting choreographic language in the cultural space of Bacău, in Moldova, Romania.


Updated on 04th May 2021

Attitude Ballet Competition Bacău 2021 is open to students from public or private vocational and nonvocational schools (private schools, clubs, cultural associations, etc. who are studying dance for 2, 3 hours per week).


I. Participation categories:

The competition is aimed at young people from Romania and abroad and will be divided in the following categories, based on the age and level of education of participants:

Aspirant category – This category accepts students from public or private schools aged 6 to 9 years.

Aspirant Mini 1: aged 6 to 7 years
Aspirant Mini 2: aged 8 to 9 years


Preparatory category

– This category accepts students from public or private vocational and nonvocational schools, aged 10 to 13 years

Vocational Children 1: 10 to 11 years Nonvocational Children 1: 10 to 11 years
Vocational Children 2: 12 to 13 years Nonvocational Children 2: 12 to 13 years


Pre profesional category

- This category accepts students from public or private vocational and nonvocational schools, aged 14 to 17 years

Vocațional Juniors 1: 14 to 15 years Nonvocațional Juniors 1: 14 to 15 years
Vocațional Juniors 2: 16 to 17 years Nonvocațional Juniors 2: 16 to 17 years


Profesional category

- This category accepts dancers aged 18 to 21 years

Seniors 1: 18 to 19 years
Seniors 2: 20 to 21 years


The cut-off date for registering in the age groups is 01.06.2021.
For assemblies with participants of different ages, the average age of competitors will determine the participation category.


II. Competition sections

Individual Section:

1 Dancer

Ensemble Section:

Pas de deux/Duo/Trio – 2 - 3 Dancers
Group - 4 to 8 dancers
Formation - 9 to 24 dancers

The category of an ensemble (Mini, Children, Juniors or Seniors) is determined by the average age of the ensemble members.


III. Dance disciplines

- Classical Dance
- Modern/Contemporary Dance
- Character Dance
- Romanian Folk Dance
- Jazz/ ShowRevue
- Musical theatre/Productions


The participants who wish to participate for more than one dance discipline or repeatedly for the same discipline, will complete separate application forms and will pay the donation related to each entry.

Competitors will enter the contest as representatives of one of the category vocational or nonvocational.

Multiple entries of the same dancer in the ensemble section are allowed.

At the individual section maximum two entries of the same competitor in a dance discipline are allowed and in the final ranking the choreography with the highest score will be considered.


IV. Time Limits:

Individual Category: max. 3 minutes
Ensemble Category: max. 5 minutes
Exception: Ensemble Category – Pas de deux (Classic Dance), Section Jazz/ShowRevue, Musical theatre/Productions - max. 12 minutes.

V. Repertory:

The participants will perform a dance of choice, depending on the level of knowledge of the student / students.
The participants in both category, vocational/nonvocational, can address both individual repertoire and ensemble works according to the disciplines of the competition
The choreography of the dance may be made by a professor or renowned authors. This will be specified in the application form.
Within the junior and seniors vocational category - the classical dance discipline, the classical choreographies and the evolution of the female competitors in pointes are mandatory.
For the female dancers under the age of 12 years it is not recomended to use pointes shoes.


VI. Special conditions for participation in the virtual edition of 2021

The 2021 competition will be held online.

In order to participate, the recordings with the artistic moments will be transmited by the competitors to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 28.05.2021, using wetransfer.

The files will be unique for each artistic moment and will not exceed 300 Mb. The file name will have the following format:

Discipline_Section_Name_Dance for the individual section or

Discipline_Section_School_Dance for the Ensemble category
Warning: the name will not contain special symbols or spaces.

The filming will be done using the tripod, in landscape format (view), in order not to obtain a moving image. Improper image quality leads to disqualification. No special effects are allowed in filming. No editing of the filming is allowed.

The filming will be done from the front, so that the body of the competitor / competitors is fully visible throughout the filming.

The registrations submitted in order to participate in the contest will not be older than 01.09.2020. The judging will take place between June 3-6, 2021 and will be followed by the announcement of the awards.

The diplomas will be sent to the competitors by email, at the address used for registration.


VII. Scoring system:

The evaluation of the participants will be made by the following criteria:

  • choreographic text quality;

  • technical interpretation;

  • artistic interpretation (musicality, timing, expressiveness);

  • artistic impression;

The jury will be composed of specialist teachers in secondary and higher artistic education, dance personalities.
Judging will be done for each category of participation and section, on the 6 disciplines: Classical Dance, Modern/Contemporary Dance, Character Dance, Romanian folk Dance, Jazz/ShowRevue, Musical Theatre/Productions.
In the individual dance section, the judging will be done separately for female and male dancers.
If participating two times in the same dance discipline, only the highest-scored choreography will be awarded.
If the performance conditions are not met, the jury reserves the right not to award some prizes.
The decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to appeal.


VIII. Awards

The competitors will receive: participation certificates, mentions, awards, free participation in future editions, specialized internships in the country and abroad.


IX. Conditions of participation:

The application form will be completed on-line on the festival's web page:

In order to be eligible to sign up, the competitors or his representatives will first create a user account after which they will be able to enter one or more numbers in the contest.
For each contest number a separate form will be filled in.

The participant who wish to perform in several categories or repeatedly in the same category, will complete separate application form and will pay the fees related to each entry.

Additionally, the competitors should transmit the recording of the artistic  moment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using wetransfer and upload the following information:

  • recording of the artistic moment- see explanations in Chapter VI;

  • proof of payment of registration fee, în .jpg or .pdf format (the name of the file should include the name of the competitor / ensemble or, in the case of single payment, the name of the dance school);

  • copy of the birth certificate or identity card (as the case may be), passport, in jpg or pdf format, of the participant in the individual section or of a representative of the ensemble in case of participation in this section.

The deadline for completing the form and uploading the requested information is: 28th May 2021.

The Association "Reverence" as organizer and financial supporter of the festival ask the participants to donate the following minimum amounts necessary to organize the event:

Individual Section: 30 Euro or 147 lei / Dance
Ensemble Category: Duo/Trio – 25 Euro or 123 lei /Dancer/Dance

Ensemble Category: Group - 20 Euro or 98 lei /Dancer/Dance
Formation – 10 Euro or 49 lei /Dancer/Dance

The payment in lei will be done in the account:
RO81 RZBR 0000 0600 1815 3261

The payment in euro, will be done in the account
RO32 RZBR 0000 0600 1861 5087

Bank: Raiffeisenbank Romania
Recipient: Asociatia „Reverence”, Bacău, Romania
Tax number: 35138244

Bank transfer fees will be charged to competitors and will not be covered by the fee for the competition.

Following information will be specified on the payment order:

Name and surname of the competitor, name of the dance and school - for the individual section
Name and surname of the competitors, name of the dance and school - for the ensemble duo section
Name of the ensemble, name of the dance and school - for the ensemble trio, group, formation section.

Schools can make a single payment for all their own participants.
Competitors with multiple entries can make a single payment that includes donations for all entries.

Deadline for payment of fees for the competition is 28.05.2021.
There is no refund of payments for cancellations /withdrawal / default.


X. Competitive conduct:

The contest schedule will be announced in due time, after registration deadline. Any discrepancies will be solved through direct comunication with the organizer.
The teachers / instructors are not allowed to compete with competitors. They must also not be visible in the contest entries.
The vulgar movements, lewd fashion, music with inappropriate text, challenging and instigator mesage, improperly for an artistic act are prohibited.

The organizers will not be held responsible for any injury during the registrations for the competition.

The results of the contest will be posted on the Attitude Ballet Festival (


XI. Image Usage Agreement

The organizers reserve the right to take photos of the participants, to save the registrations uploaded in the contest, to use the photos, respectively the registrations entered in the contest in order to promote the present event and future events.
By signing up for the contest, you agree to shooting and recording of your image and use of those in all actions related to "Attitude Ballet Festival" and declare that you have no and will have no claim to these appearances.


XII. Consent regarding the processing of personal data

By signing up for the competition you agree to the processing of your personal data by the Reverence association. Consent refers to all the processing of your personal data by that operator, such as, but not limited to, collecting, registering, organizing, structuring, storing, adapting or modifying, extracting, consulting, using and so on of that personal data.
The purposes for which personal data may be used are those relating to the organization and conduct of the Attitude Ballet Festival and related activities.

By signing up for the contest you agree the rules and regulations.


XIII. Workshops:

During the Attitude Ballet Festival Bacău 2021, workshops for classical and contemporary dance will be organized. The workshops will be held by the members of the jury or other special guests.
Anyone interested may attend.
To register for workshops please send a request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The participation fee for the workshops is 10 Euro (49 lei) / participant /workshop and will be paid in the above mentioned bank account of the Reverence Association.
The program of the workshops will be determined depending on requirements and will be published on web site of the event

The closing date for submission is: 28th May 2021.