Algarve International Dance Competitions


Faro . Algarve . Portugal


1. General Information

The Representing Teacher is the liaison for the school and responsible for guarantying compliance with all the rules and regulations.

Reception of competitors and their respective teachers will occur on the date and time scheduled with each School. Competitors and teachers should make sure that they have their documents of identification (ID card, Citizen’s Card or Passport).

There will be no time for rehearsal or stage marking. Recomendo 

Access to backstage is only permitted for competitors that are in competition. Competitors of level 1 and 2 may be accompanied by a teacher.

Students, teachers and the general public must buy a ticket from the theatre ticket office if they wish to watch the competition.

Entering and exiting the auditorium will only be permitted during the interval of competition sessions. It is forbidden to applaud competitors during and at the end of trials.

All competitors who receive 1st and 2nd places will perform in their respective Gala - Children and Junior. Some of the competitors who receive 3rd place may be selected by the Jury to present their choreographies. At the end of the Junior Gala, special prizes will be awarded.

The Winners Galas are open to the general public, who must purchase a ticket from the theatre ticket office.

Teatro das Figuras Ticket Office:


2. Programme 2019

APRIL 5, Friday

17:00/18:30 – check-in


APRIL 6, Saturday

10:00 – Contest Opening

10:15 – Soloists, Level 1

11:45 – Groups, Level 1 and 2 (ballet, tap, character)

15:00 – Soloists, Level 2 – classical variation

16:15 – Soloists, Level 2 – contemporary variation

18:00 – Groups, Level 1 and 2 (contemporary, hip-hop, jazz)

APRIL 7, Sunday

09:30 – Duets/Trios, Level 1 and 2 (ballet, tap, character, contemporary, jazz)

11:00 – Groups, Level 3 and 4 (ballet, tap, character)

14:30 – Groups, Levels 3 and 4 (contemporary, hip-hop, jazz)

17:30 – Opus Ballet audition

APRIL 8, Monday

10:00 – Soloists, Level 3 - classical variation

11:00 – Soloists, Level 3 - contemporary variation

15:00 – Masterclasses and audition

20:30 – WINNERS GALA – Children

APRIL 9, Tuesday

09:30 – Duets/trios, Levels 3 and 4 (ballet, tap, character, contemporary, hip hop, jazz)

11:15 – Choreography competition

15:30 – Masterclasses

20:30 – WINNERS GALA - Juniors


3. Auditions and Masterclasses 2019


For dancers aged 16 and over

April 7, 17:30, Espaço.d – Audition Opus Ballet, with Rosanna Brocanello and Claudia Zaccari. Admission and scholarships for the Opus Ballet professional training program 2019/2020. Participation is free.

April 8, 15.00, Espaço.d – Audition Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, with Johannes Hartl. Participation fee – 35€. For Dancarte competitors participation is free.


To apply for auditions send e-mail to, between 1st and 31st March, with the following:


April 8, 15.00

Masterclass Tamas Moricz (contemporary) – candidates aged 11-13 years old - Espaço.d - FULL

Masterclass Gisela Vaz (classical) - candidates aged 14 and over  - Espaço.d - FULL

Masterclass Claudia Zaccari (classical) - candidates aged 11-13 years old  - Teatro das Figuras - FULL

April 9, 15.30

Masterclass Tamas Moricz (contemporary) – candidates aged 14 and over - Espaço.d - FULL

Masterclass Johannes Härtl (contemporary) - candidates aged 11-13 years old  - Espaço.d - FULL

Masterclass Gisela Vaz (classical) - candidates aged 11-13 years old  - Espaço.d - FULL

Masterclass Filipe Macedo (classical) - candidates aged 14 and over  - Teatro das Figuras 


The attendance is free of charge.

The places are limited, therefore, applications will be considered by date / time of reception by e-mail.

Enrollment must be made by the student or his/her parent/guardian.

To apply for masterclasses, send an email to, between 15th and 20th March, with the following data:

The list of enrolled students will be disclosed in due course.


1: Espaço.d - Rua Frei Lourenço Santa Maria, nº1 C, 8000-352 Faro

2: Teatro das FigurasHorta das Figuras, Estrada Nacional 125, 8005-518 Faro

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4. Travel and accommodation



5. Meals 2019

Recommended restaurants near the Theater:


Self Service D. Afonso I

Lunch and dinner from 5th to 9th April

Menu: soup, main course (fish or meat), soft drink, desert or fruit

Price for competitors and teachers: 7,50€

Reservations - Telephone number: +351 932 254 647

Address: Av. Calouste Gulbenkian, junto à passagem aérea para pedestres


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