Destination Perth

4th-6th October 2019

Photo ©VIBE-Ruiz Rueda





VIBE Managing Director Australia


Music Director

Photos © Markus Hippmann


The jury, consisting of internationally recognized dance masters, directors and choreographers who are invited by the Organizing Committee, is in charge of the selection and evaluation system of the competition and the workshops.

Competitors will be judged by their technical skills and, most important of all, artistry!

The scoring will be based on a 60 point system.

An average of 40 points is required for a third place, an average of 47 points for a second and an average of 54 points for a first place.

Solo and Pas de Deux/ Duo will be judged together.

In addition the following prizes will be offered:
- Best Future Talent
- Best Choreography
- Junior Outstanding Performance Grand Prix
- Special Outstanding Performance Grand Prix
- Senior Outstanding Performance Grand Prix

Prize winners and pieces specially chosen by the jury by their unique merit will perform at the final gala performance.

The VIBE jury reserves the right not to present all of the announced awards or to share prizes between participants.

The Jury’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Please be aware that VIBE does NOT hand out individual scores or jury sheets to the participants.

The WORKSHOPS are considered a major part of the Vienna International Ballet Experience and are open to competing and non-competing participants. They offer the young artists the possibility to be seen and work with jury members and guest teachers, learn from each other and meet performers from all around the world regardless of their origin or abilities.



Aurélien Scannella

Artistic Director
West Australian Ballet

Patricia Barker

Artistic Director
Royal New Zealand Ballet

Janette Mulligan

Ballet Mistress &
Artistic Coordinator

Brooke Jacobs

Former Principal Dancer,
Access Coordinator - West Australian Ballet


Photo ©VIBE-Ruiz Rueda

Scholarships 2019

Scholarships coming soon



Photos © Max Spitzauer


  • All dance students and professionals with or without disabilities, are eligible to compete in the competition and / or participate in the workshops.
  • Participants may enter the competition as a Solo, Duo / Pas de Deux or Group (3 dancers and more) in the Open (A), Ballet (B), Contemporary (C), Dance Special (D), Para Dance (E) and Character / National Dance / Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and Maori Dance (F) category.
  • Participants will compete in the following age categories:
    • Mini: up to age 9
    • Children: 9 - 12
    • Junior I: 12 - 15
    • Junior II: 15 - 19
    • Senior: 19 plus



  • Participants are expected to perform at least ONE variation, Duo / Pas de Deux or Group piece, but are eligible to perform as many pieces as they want. 



Classical/ Neoclassical Ballet: any choreography based on classical ballet technique

Contemporary: diverse techniques allowed except classical ballet technique.

Open Category: any style of dance is allowed except for Classical/ Neoclassical Ballet, Contemporary and Character/ National Dances.

Dance Special: all dance styles for dancers with special educational needs allowed

Para Dance: all dance styles for dancers with physical disabilities allowed

Character/ National Dance/ Indigenous and Maori Dance: all traditional folk dances are allowed. (A ballet character- dance would NOT apply to this category!)

It is of high importance that the choreography is suited to the contestant’s age and capability! 

You may submit or perform any variations or repertory fulfilling VIBE’s terms of rule but you must reserve all rights to the choreography for your performance! 


All Solos /Duos may not exceed 3:00 min. 
All Group pieces may not exceed 5:00 min. 
Classical Ballet Pas de Deux as dictated by the established choreography and music. 

Choreography without music will be counted as part of the choreography's duration. The registering person shall give notice to VIBE about this when the music is sent.

With regards to the duration of the music, a maximum of 10 seconds will be tolerated, beyond the time limit, but only to allow for the musical phrase to finish.

The use of music with improper language is not permitted.

Photos © Maria & Richard Kirchner


Registration will end September 25th.

Registration Fee:

Minis / Children / Para Dance / Dance Special: AUD $20
Junior I / Junior II / Senior: AUD $50

Performance Fee:

Minis / Children / Para Dance / Special Dance SOLO / DUO: AUD $30  per piece, per person.
Minis / Children / Para Dance / Special Dance GROUP: AUD $23  per piece, per person.

Junior I / Junior II / Senior SOLO / DUO: AUD $60  per piece, per person.
Junior I / Junior II / Senior GROUP: AUD $35  per piece, per person.

The fee is all inclusive for one competition entry and all the workshops during the competition for Junior I, II and Senior participants.
Minis and Children wishing to participate in the workshops: + AUD $50.

Non-disabled dancers assisting/ performing with competitors in the DANCE SPECIAL and/or PARA DANCE category as non-competing partners, participate free of charge  and do not have to fill out the registration form.

Please note this in the field "comments".

In case of withdrawal from the competition a processing fee of 30% of the registration fee will be charged. In case of withdrawal 2 weeks prior to the competition the registration fee is non-refundable. 

VIBE has the right to refuse any application at its discretion.

Each modification request of your original registration will involve a processing fee of AUD $20 per piece.


- The age category is determined by the dancer’s age at the first day of the competition.

- For participants of the Duo / Pas de Deux and Group categories, the average age of the dancers will determine the age category.

- The use of props is subject to previous approval by VIBE, during the registration process. Props that cannot be carried on stage by the dancers themselves are not allowed, as well as props/costumes that identify the competing school. 

- The registration fees do not contain insurance for the participants. VIBE assumes no liability for the dancers' participation during the competition. The organization declines any responsibility for accidents that may occur during the competition and/or for the theft or loss of personal property. 

- VIBE reserves the right to use any photo or video recording of participants’ performances during the competition for promotional / commercial purposes. - Participants and their parents and/or legal guardians give VIBE their explicit permission to use any such photo/video recordings (including those containing their name or likeness) for VIBE's promotional purposes (including any uses in print, online or in social media). 

- A registration, once accepted and valid, may be cancelled at any time by the organizer with immediate effects, whenever a competitor, members of a school or supporters show the lack of respect and mistreat any member of the organization, the jury or a fellow competitor.

- Registration can also be cancelled by the organization in cases where competitors, members of schools and supporters, do not uphold the rules and regulations of the competition.

- The cancellation of a registration will be communicated verbally or by email to the participant or teacher responsible for the competitor/school and is not subject to complaint or contest. The participation fee will not be refunded nor will any costs and expenses be paid or compensated. Registration in the competition automatically implies acceptance of the present rules and regulations.


For non-competing "Workshop only" participants a detailed workshop schedule will be available prior to VIBE and an online registration will be open. The fee for "Workshop only" participants is AUD $30 per class.



Registration Form

Photos © Max Spitzauer



For non-competing "Workshop only" participants a detailed workshop schedule is available below. The fee for "Workshop only" participants is AUD $30 per class.

For competing participants, the fee is all inclusive for one competition entry and all the workshops during the competition for Junior I, II and Senior participants. For the Children’s Level, participants wishing to participate in the workshops, please add an extra AUD $50 to your payment. (Please note that this fee covers all three Workshops)


09:00 - 10:30. Junior 1 Ballet
10:45 - 12:15. Junior 2 Ballet
12:30 - 02:00. Senior Ballet
02:15 - 03:15. Children Ballet
03:30 - 05:00. Junior 1 Contemporary


09:00 - 10:30. Junior 1 Ballet
10:45 - 12:15. Junior 2 Ballet
12:30 - 02:00. Senior Ballet
02:15 - 03:15. Children Ballet
03:30 - 05:00. Junior 2 Contemporary


09:00 - 10:30. Junior 1 Ballet
10:45 - 12:15. Junior 2 Ballet
12:30 - 02:00. Senior Ballet
02:15 - 03:15. Children Ballet
03:30 - 05:00. Senior Contemporary

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