By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan Open Dance Championship will be held at the Union of Theater Workers on March 17.
The event is co-organized by the Youth Union and the Dance Associations of Azerbaijan with the support of Jam Group, Trend Life reported.
Azerbaijan Open Dance Championship is considered the final battle between the winners of regional and capital tournaments - Baku Cup, Kəpəz Cup in Ganja, Karabakh Cup in Agjabadi, Baku championship, etc. The winners of the tournament will have the right to represent Azerbaijan at international tournaments.
The competition will be attended by representatives of Baku, Ganja, Sumgayit, Shaki, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Agjabadi, Aghdam, etc., including foreign guests.
Judges are selected according to all criteria of dance standards. They are qualified for several types of dance, to increase the level of the event and the objectivity of their decisions.
The jury members will evaluate the participants in terms of technique, image, composition and choreography. The judging team includes: Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan Rimma Mammadova (chairman), Vice president of Azerbaijan Dance Association, teacher at the Academy of Choreography Ulviya Hasanova, head of the choreography department of the Grammar School of Arts at the National Conservatory of Azerbaijan Tahir Eynulayev, lead soloist of Cəngi State Ensemble Farhad Aliyev, lead soloist of the State Military Ensemble Shahriyar Jafarov.
Competitions will be held on the following types - cheerleading, hip-hop, break dance, dance show, classical dances, folk dances, stylization of folklore, world dances, oriental dances, Indian (bollywood).
The championship will be held in age categories: younger age group (up to the age of 6), children (up to the age of 10), teenagers (up to the age of 16), adults (16 years and older).
Quantitative nominations include: solo, duet, small group (up to 8 participants), ensemble (8-24 participants), large ensemble (25-50 participants).
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