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The Tenth Anniverary Edition of the World Ballet Competition's Finals will be held June 13-18, 2016 at The Orange County Convention Center's Linda Chapin Theater in Orlando, Florida, USA. Drawing participants representing twenty-four countries, the seven day international event is the final step for 200 participants competing for scholarships, cash prizes, job offers, and dance apparel totaling $150,000. In addition to evening competition rounds open to the public; a five day Master Class Workshop and International Job Fair is also held.


All competition rounds will be broadcast LIVE on the internet starting at 5:30pm daily (EST/New York time).

Link to watch FREE Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/XZWKNJhZ95C

Our free online broadcast is presented by: Discount Dance Supply

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Monday, June 13: Starting at 5:30pm
Pre-Professional Category (age 14-17) - Round I: Classical Solo 1 and Contemporary Solo 1 (Eliminating Round)

Tuesday, June 14: Starting at 5:30pm
Preparatory Category (age 12-13) - Round I: Classical Solo 1 and Contemporary Solo (Eliminating Round)

Wednesday, June 15: Starting at 5:30pm
Pre-Professional Category  - Round II: Classical Solo 2 and Contemporary Solo (Eliminating Round)
Professional Category (age 18-24) - Round I Classical Solo 1 and Contemporary Solo 1 (Eliminating Round)

Thursday, June 16: Starting at 5:30pm
Introductory Category (age 9-11) - One Round: Classical Solo 1 and 2 (Final Round)
Preparatory Category - Round II: 2nd Ballet Solo- Final Round;
Professional Category - Round II: Classical Solo 2 and Contemporary Solo 2 (Eliminating Round)

Friday, June 17: Starting at 6pm
Pre-Professional and Professional Category- Round III: Classical Solo 3
Pre-Professional and Professional Category- Round III: Classical Solo 4 (Final Round)
Group Category - Ensembles and Pas de Deux - Final Round

Saturday, June 18
5:00pm - Award Ceremony (free of charge)
7:30pm - 10th Anniversary Gala Performance

More About the World Ballet Competition:Since its launch in 2007 by Vasile Petrutiu, the World Ballet Competition has quickly become one of the most popular international ballet competitions because its use of technology, strict adherence to rules and fairness. These elements include 1) a computerized scoring system that immediately posts scores to the audience; 2) all competitor's names/school affiliations are kept secret until the competition concludes; 3) the entire competition is broadcast worldwide live on the internet. Past competitors have been hired by today’s most prominent dance companies including San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Kiev Opera and Ballet, Washington Ballet, Ballet West, Tulsa Ballet, Dresden Opera and Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre among many others.

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The venue for the World Ballet Competition 2019, Orange County Convention Center, is wheelchair accessible. For futher information on Assistance for Guests with disabilities, please click here.