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International Dance Competition 101

  1. All dancers and participating groups must be University of Tennessee students, faculty, staff, or alumni.
  2. Groups must have at least one member from the country/culture represented by the dance performance. If the group does not have any members from the country/culture represented by the dance, groups must consult with someone from the country/culture they are representing.
  3. Dance performances must be five minutes or less.
  4. Due to space limitation on the Student Union Auditorium stage, we cannot accommodate any group that has more than 25 members.
  5. Groups will be required to attend a mandatory dress rehearsal the week prior to the International Dance Competition. If groups cannot attend this rehearsal, they will be required to arrange their own reservation of the I-House Great Room to rehearse their performance.
  6. Groups will be required to submit their music as an MP3 downloadable file to an I-House staff member along with a description of their dance performance and the song title no later than a full week before the mandatory dress rehearsal.
  7. Three guest judges will score each performance to determine the winners of the International Dance Competition. Groups will be judged on the following criteria: choreography and execution, passion/interaction with the audience, cultural expression, and costumes/visual.
  8. Groups will be required to agree to release any and all photos taken during rehearsal and/or International Dance Competition for future publicity use by the International House.