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Enter with Video you Already Have

Deadline: June 8, 2022

Submit past performance, competition, or rehearsal video.

The International Online Dance Competition (IODC) confidently boasts being one of the first, if not the first, international online dance competitions to launch.

Originally born from a dance world in lockdown, it was designed to get around a situation where people did not have access to studios, teachers and coaches: dancers can enter with videos they already have in their possession, provided that they have been filmed within the last year.

Choreographers may enter with choreography that has been created within the last ten years.


Lockdown or not, the IODC gives you the chance to put videos of your live competitions, performances, and rehearsals in front of new judges — an international panel of judges with a vast amount of experience behind them.


Finalists are presented in a Gallery of Finalists to an online audience of tens of thousands of people. The Gallery is also open to the public to vote on their favorites themselves.   Listen to some our past Finalists' stories here.


The IODC covers 9 different dance families: Ballet, Contemporary or Jazz, Hip-hop/Urban (Street Culture), Tap, Folk/Traditional Dances, Confined Spaces, Urban Spaces, Acrobatic Dance and Bollywood.  Click here for an explanation of each.

The competition is open to an age and skill range of dancers from children to professional.


Prizes can include money, medallions, certificates, scholarships, and products from sponsors.

We also often have agents or other casting entities watching the Gallery of Finalists, with an eye out for talent to cast future projects, either on stage or in video, TV, or film.

About Choreography Online

Choreography Online is an online platform that sells performance rights for dance choreography on behalf of choreographers all over the world. This gives both choreographers and dancers the ability to choose what they wish to share and learn.

The first of its kind to ever exist in the dance world, our online platform allows dancers, teachers, dance school owners, and dance company artistic directors to easily and quickly purchase licenses to perform otherwise inaccessible dance choreographies from choreographers from around the world.

See for yourself at choreography.online

2022 Judges

  • Rick Tjia, Head Judge, All Divisions

    Photo: Michael Slobodian


    Choreography Online, Cirque du Soleil Casting, La La La Human Steps

  • Misha Tchoupakov, Ballet

    Photo: Rosalia O'Connor

    United States

    University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Youth America Grand Prix, Bolshoi Ballet

  • Régis Truchy, Hip-Hop, Street Culture


    Juste Debout, MC Solaar, Cirque du Soleil

  • Leena Patel, Bollywood, Folk/Traditional

    United Kingdom

    Malaika Arora, Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Strictly Come Dancing, BBC Music Awards

  • Robin Passmore, Tap

    United States

    Broadway Underground, Syncopated Ladies, PassMORE DANCE

  • Loren Dermody, Acrobatic Dance


    Acrobatic Arts


  • IODC 2021

    Congratulations on another successful year of the IODC competition. I am grateful that you have created this platform for dancers, choreographers, and artists around the world.

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2021

    Thank you for a fun and enjoyable experience with the online event. We and family, friends really enjoyed it, looking through all the talented young people.

    Parent of Participant

  • IODC 2021

    I greatly appreciated this opportunity to work toward a goal and to receive a helpful critique. Your competition was communicative, positive, affordable, exciting, and helpful.

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2021

    Muy buenos días a todo ese fantástico equipo de IODC!! Muchas gracias por mantener en pie este evento a pesar de los contratiempos.

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2020

    "Très belle organisation pour la compétition."

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2020

    It was a wonderful experience participating in IODC! The feedback is really a nice touch! Appreciated.

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2020

    Thank you for this. I really appreciate the feedback. It was so thorough and thoughtful. Much respect.

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2020

    I have read and contemplated every feedback for all my entries. Your words have encouraged and motivated me to become a better artist and a better individual.

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2022

    Our gratitude... for this excellent opportunity - the calibre of the critiques is just second to none Can’t wait for 2023!

    Teacher of Participants

  • IODC 2022

    Merci pour ce concours prestigieux, rempli de bienvaillance et de partage.

    IODC Participant

  • IODC 2022

    We appreciate you guys so much for giving these dancers a platform that they wouldn’t normally get...a huge round of applause to your team & all your hard work you put into dancers around the world.

    Parent of Participant

  • IODC 2022

    It was such a cool experience to be a part of IODC and I greatly admire that you have to connect young dancers to real world opportunities—so cool!

    IODC Participant

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