The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union has extended the deadline within which countries can submit their paperwork to compete in the ABU International Dance Festival 2017.

The ABU has announced today that countries now have until November 18 to submit the required paperwork to compete in the first ABU International Dance Festival. Countries previously had until August 31 to submit their paperwork. The change in dates indicates that the minimum number of countries to run the contest was not met, this is thought to be 10 countries.

The rules for the festival are as follows:

  • Two dances can be submitted per country, one for the traditional dance (showcase/non-competitive) and one for the contemporary dance (competitive).
  • Each performance may last no longer than 8 minutes.
  • Each performance may feature between 2 and 8 people
  • Participants must be aged between 18 and 25 years old at the time of the event.

The first edition of the ABU International Dance Festival is being held in Hyderabad in India in January 2017. A total of 120 dancers are expected to attend the contest competing in two different categories.

Source: ABU