International House

2017 International Dance Competition

The 2016 International Dance Competition will be hosted by the UT International House on Friday, February 24th 2017.

The International Dance Competition is held each spring and is an opportunity for students (as well as faculty, staff, and alumni) to showcase their dance skills. Groups select a culture that they want to represent and prepare a dance performance complete with costumes and choreography. Groups are judged and winners announced at the end. It’s a great celebration of dance from all over the world! If you are interested in participating in this year’s International Dance Competition, please read through all the following information and then fill out the registration form below.

Rules for Competition

1. All dancers must be UT 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 between 5-7 minutes.

4. Groups will be required to submit their music to an I-House staff member along with a description of their dance performance and the song title(s) no later than Friday, February 17th.

5. Due to space limitation on the Cox Auditorium stage, we can NOT accommodate any group that has more than 30 members.

6. Groups will be required attend a rehearsal prior to International Dance Competition on Monday, February 20th. 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.

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 audience, cultural expression, and costumes/visual.


 Important Dates

Group Registration Deadline Friday, February 10th 2017, 5:00pm
Dance Group Rehearsal Monday, February 20th 2017, 5:00pm-10:00pm
International Dance Competition Friday, February 27th 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm

The registration for International Dance Competition is now closed. Please email Kailee at with any questions or concerns.

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