Olga Smirnova & Semyon Chudin
Olga Smirnova & Semyon Chudin


Requirements for participation

  • The registration for TANZOLYMP is only via online application forms possible
  • Application forms for the Festival 2021, filled in completely, have to be submitted by December 10th, 2020.
  • The participant agrees with the submission of the application forms to the rules & conditions of the Festival
  • Not completed application forms will not be accepted
  • Every participant / group must send a link to an online video of the performance on YouTube or other websites. The links have to be filled in on every application form
  • In the application form each participant / group has / have to decide in which category it / they want(s) to participate
  • The number of participants in a group is not limited


Solo artists, duos and groups may compete in the following dance categories:

  • CP- Classical / Neoclassical Dance: state schools and professional dancers
  • CS- Classical / Neoclassical Dance: private schools
  • MP- Modern / Contemporary Dance: state schools and professional dancers
  • MS- Modern / Contemporary Dance: private schools
  • FP- Folk Dance: for all
  • DP- Pop, Jazz and Tap Dance: for all

Age groups

  • Group 1: from 8-12 years old
  • Group 2: from 13-15 years old
  • Group 3: from 16-18 years old
  • Group 4: from 19-25 years old (the maximum age for group’s dancers is 25 years old)

A solo artist from a state school in the category “Classical Dance”, age group 2 would have to fill in the following abbreviation in her / his application form: CPS2

Special regulations

  • The competition for private schools starts on February 26th, 2021
  • All participants are required to have their own health insurance! The organizers will not assume any liability for accidents, thefts, etc. occurring during the festival on or off the premises of the event
  • Not all winners will perform at the Final Gala, but only the best performances which will be chosen by the jury
  • Balanchine choreography is not allowed to be performed at Tanzolymp 

Number of performances and duration

  • After the submission of the participation program to the organisers, no modifications can be made
  • During the competition solo artists, duos and groups will perform according to the order established in a schedule shortly before the opening day of the Festival
  • The schedule includes adequate preparation time for each participant
  • The schedule for rehearsals corresponds with the schedule for the competition
  • The above time limits are binding and not to be exceeded
  • The number, the duration and the combination of performances is regulated as follows:
For soloists:
  • 2 performances in the dance category Classical / Neoclassical Dance (maximum 4 minutes for both)
  • 1 performance in the dance category Modern / Contemporary Dance (maximum 4 minutes)
  • Solo artists in the categories Classical / Neoclassical Dance have to participate with 2 performances. These 2 performances have to be assigned to the category Classical / Neoclassical Dance. Solo artists are not allowed to participate with 1 performance in the category Classical / Neoclassical Dance and 1 performance in the category Modern / Contemporary Dance
  • Special regulation for solo artists: solo artists are not allowed to perform in a duo or Pas de deux! Participation with her / his group is allowed
For Duos
  • 1 Pas des deux from classical repertoire (maximum duration 11 minutes)
  • 1 performance in the category Modern / Contemporary Dance (5 minutes)
  • Duos and Groups are allowed to participate in 1 category only: either Modern / Contemporary Dance or Pop / Jazz Dance or Traditional / Character Folk Dance
  • Duos are not allowed to perform with their group as solo artists
For Groups
  • 2 performances in one dance category only (maximum 8 minutes for both)
  • Groups are obliged to participate with 2 performances

Participation fees

  • Fees will be calculated individually. All fees are payable upon application, however, no later than January 15th, 2021 to the PraBesTime account
  • It is not possible to reimburse fees for registered participants who fail to attend the Festival
  • Costs for transport within Berlin or transfers from / to the airport or train station are not included. Every participant is responsible for her / his travel costs to and from the event
  • The accommodation of all participants at the Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz is a compulsory condition
  • The costs for 4 nights are calculated individually by TANZOLYMP and are the same for all participants and their parents


Video specifications

  • FULL HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16 horizontal : 9 vertical aspect ratio
  • Video File format – .mp4
  • Height to place the camera – 1.5M from the floor. Turning the camera for follow-shots and zoom-in & out are acceptable as long as the participants' whole body is visible through out the performance.
  • No editing or correction allowed
  • If filming with smartphones, please use the rear(main) camera for better quality.
  • White or black backgrounds are recommended in order to make it easier for the jury members screen, however, a plain background of a uniformed colour are also acceptable.
  • No mirroring images of the participant in the video allowed
  • NO OBJECTS that are movable such as furnitures, mirrors, paintings, bags, chairs or tables allowed in the view of the camera
  • NO marketing materials such as any logos, banners, signs allowed in the view of the camera.

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February 26th, 2021

  • Opening ceremony of the 18th International Dance Festival TANZOLYMP in Berlin
  • First day of the competition in the categories Classical / Neoclassical Dance and Modern Dance for private schools

February 27th, 2021

  • Second day of the competition in the categories Classical / Neoclassical Dance and Modern Dance for state schools and professional ballet dancers

February 28th, 2021

  • Third day of the competition in the categories Folk Dance and Pop / Jazz Dance

March 7th, 2021

  • Award Ceremony and Final Gala (performances by selected winners and guests of the 18th International Dance Festival TANZOLYMP)


Nina Ananiashvili

Nina Ananiashvili

Andrey Klemm. 
photo by Marie-Helene Buckley

Andrey Klemm

photo by Marie-Helene Buckley

Iana Salenko

Iana Salenko

Kevin O'Hardy

Kelvin O'Hardy

Oliver Matz

Oliver Matz

Anna Polikarpova

Anna Polikarpova


Jan Broeckx

Wilfried Jacobs

Wilfried Jacobs

Mihail Sosnovschi photo by Guenter Ringelhant

Mihail Sosnovischi

Grigory Chicherin

Grigory Chicherin

Ernst Meisner - photo by Sebastien Galtier

Ernst Meisner

Christine Camillo

Christine Camillo

During the TANZOLYMP a variety of master classes will be offered, as well as classical, modern, contemporary and folk dance styles. International ballet stars and teachers from the world’s best dance institutes share their ideas and knowledge, giving participants possibilities to try out various choreography styles and improvisation methods.

The master classes take place at the Staatsballett Berlin, Friedrichstadt-Palast and Marameo Studios. All classical master classes are accompanied live by pianists. The number of attendants is limited. Further information can be found at the TANZOLYMP information desk at the Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz. The participants receive a certificates confirming their master class activities.

Photos by Hülya Aksular Sanat Atölyesi