New Choreography Showcase
Hello! We welcome you to start thinking about choreographing new dances for the 2019 Toronto Song and Dance Festival.
Through the new choreography showcase, we have the opportunity to support the future of Latvian folk dancing. Everyone is invited to participate in the showcase. We are especially looking for new choreographers! If you want to create a new dance but are unsure of where to begin, don’t fear! Get in touch with us! We will try and connect you with a mentor.
If you are interested in choreographing a new dance but do not have a group to dance it, please get in touch with us. We will do our best to find you a group to fulfill your vision.
As opposed to previous years, there will not be a jury voting on the dances featured in the showcase. The judging body will be comprised of the choreographers themselves, the participating dance groups, and the show audience. We invite you to read the OFFICIAL REGULATIONS where all of the rules are described in more detail. If you would like a translation of these regulations please contact our committee. Some general guidelines to follow are:
- The dances must not have been performed at any Song Festival show or competition
- The dances must be original
- Every dance must have written steps, a video, and music file
The written steps must be modeled after the SAMPLE from the 88 Folk Dances book
Submissions must be received by December 1, 2018 for consideration. Corresponding written steps, videos, and music files must be received by March 1, 2019.
We hope to see you all in Toronto in the summer of 2019. Best of luck with your choreographies!
2019 New Choreography Commitee
To register your dance group for the Festival, please click here.
Thank you to those groups who have already signed up! We ask that you please add your information into our electronic database.
Folk Dance Spectacle
The program for this show is ready!
Written Dance Steps
The dance Te uguņi, tur uguņi has no written steps but has a visual guide. The dance Salti vēji pūta has no written steps but has supplementary video teaching materials.
Please remember that the music files are only to be used in teaching/learning the dances and any other uses are prohibited.
Video examples for Randiņš un Sēju vēju are in the process of being prepared, and will soon be added to the YouTube list. There are no video examples for Ačkups or Sīkais dancis.
If there are any questions about these dances please contact Selga at firstname.lastname@example.org.