SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY!
This year, the Sidanse Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary! For the occasion, here are the novelties that await you:
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR ALL STUDIOS WHO CAME SINCE 2009
Every dancers from the studios who have participated in the Festival since 2009 will receive, after registration, a bracelet “Competitor ALL INCLUSIVE” for free! With a value of 10$, this bracelet entitles the competitor to participate in all the workshops!
THE “PUBLIC” BRACELET FOR ONLY 10$
Until January 31st, 2018, the public can purchase the bracelet giving access to all the Festival’s programming for only 10$! After this date, regular rates will be in effect: 15$ in advance and 20$ at the door during the event.
THE ELITE CHALLENGE IS MOVING TO MONTREAL
Having been held for two years in Saguenay, the Elite Challenge will be held this year in Montreal on March 25th, 2018. Previously reserved for urban dance choreographies, the competition will also include jazz, contemporary and lyrical!
NEW IN THE COMPETITIVE COMPONENT
NEW SCORING SYSTEM
The choreographies presented in competition will now be evaluated according to a scoring system.
NEW CALIBRATION CLASSIFICATION
A new easy-to-use chart that allows you to classify your choreographies according to the caliber of the dancers is now available in our “Categories and Evaluation 2018” section.
MORE REWARDS FOR THE “COUP DE COEUR”
This year, in the comparative finals featuring the best numbers of the Performance caliber, not only will the 1st position get a cash award but also the 2nd and 3rd positions. In addition, the cash award for the 1st position will increase from 500$ to 1 000$, while 2nd and 3rd positions will receive 500$ and 250$ respectively.
TWO DAYS OF COMPETITION
The competition will now be held over two days: Performance caliber choreographies will be presented on Saturday while Relève caliber choreographies will be presented on Sunday.
The lyrical style choreographies, which were previously merged into the jazz style, will now have their own division.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8th, 2018
- 20h00 to 22h00 OPENING SHOW – SAGUENAY
Location : Aréna de L’UQAC
SATURDAY, JUNE 9th, 2018
- 8h30 to 14h30 COMPETITIONS (PERFORMANCE CALIBER) – SAGUENAY
Location : Aréna de L’UQAC
Schedule number : Ordre de parution SIDANSE 2018
- 15h15 to 18h45 – WORKSHOPS – SAGUENAY
Location : Pavillon sportif de l’UQAC
- 20h00 to 22h00 – GALA – SAGUENAY – Aréna de L’UQAC
The Festival was first and foremost started with a fundraising gala for the cause of AIDS. This tradition has always been part of the program since. This year, the first part will be devoted to selected groups during competitions as finalists for the “Coup de coeur” prizes. The second part will feature professional dancers, some danced with international artists and in different popular TV shows.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10th, 2018
- COMPETITIONS ( RELÈVE CALIBER) – SAGUENAY
- Location : Aréna de L’UQAC