Mini Dance Festival 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Mini-Dance Festival contest.

Submission must be completed by June 30, 2024

Awardees will be informed by August 1, 2024

A panel of 3 dance professionals from three different dance genres will adjudicate and select up to ten works to perform at the 2024 WDC Professional Development Conference scheduled on October 12 at the CAL Center in Reedsburg, WI.

All revenue will be designated to the WDC Scholarship Fund.

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The objectives of the Mini-Dance Festival:

  • Broadening the experience and production of live dance performances in Wisconsin (all genres, ages, professional artists and amateurs).
  • To connect students, educators and independent professional dance artists.
  • Raise revenue to the WDC’s Scholarship Fund.


Selection Criteria
1. Up to 10 dance works will be selected to be presented live at the WDC’s Conference in Reedsburg, WI on October 12; final selection will include works by Professional Choreographers (with or without
student dancers) and works by Student Choreographers
2. No more than three professional companies will be selected
a. Professional companies will teach a section of their repertory to appropriate student level at the 2024 WDC Professional Conference. A maximum of 75 min. will be designated for this sharing (25 min/company)
3. Only one work per studio/school/independent artists may be chosen
4. No Dance on Film will be accepted
5. Winners will be informed by August 1, 2024
6. Winners MUST REGISTER and pay to participate at the conference. See rates below.
(All proceeds will benefit the WDC’s Scholarship Fund)

Choreographic Works

1. Must be an original choreography
2. Group or solo works will be accepted

3. Only two submissions per choreographer
4. Independent artists, studios, and schools may submit more than one piece
5. The work may be choreographed by independent artists, studio/school instructors, or students
6. All choreographic works presented will be adjudicated equally
7. All works should not exceed 3 min. for solos and 5 min. for group works

1. All works must be submitted by June 30, 2024 in order to be considered
2. Members and non-members of WDC are welcomed to submit their works
3. Submission Fees:
a. $50 for WDC Members per submission
b. $70 for non-members per submission
c. $90 for Professional Companies which includes conference registration and participation. A repertory sharing for the 2024 conference participants will be required.
4. All submissions must be via password protected Vimeo. Google Drive. YouTube
5. Video submissions should ONLY include the title of the piece
6. All program information pertinent to the work should accompany the submission and contain:
a. Title:
b. Choreographer:
c. Dancers:
d. Music:
e. Costumes:
f. Choreographer’s notes:

1. A panel of three professional artists from diverse dance genres
2. Adjudicators will only have access to the title of the work
3. All works will be adjudicated following these guidelines
a. Originality
b. Technical expertise (in any of the techniques chosen)
c. Professionalism
d. Artistry
4. The panel will curate up to 10 choreographic works to present at the 2024 WDC Professional Development Conference Closing Gala on October 12 at the CALS Center in Reedsburg, WI.


1. Due to artistic copyrights issues, none of the selected works will be shared in any of the WDC Social Media platforms unless the music is original or public domain

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