Competitions

Helsinki Dance Festival features many exciting competitions: Ballet Prix, Neoclassical Prix, Contemporary Prix, and Estradance. Each competition has its own unique style and focus, providing a diverse range of opportunities for dancers to showcase their skills and creativity. 

Helsinki Dance Festival Prix semifinals and finals are held annually in the autumn. To qualify for the semifinals you may audition in the regional competitions or apply via video. 


Ballet Prix is a competition that celebrates the beauty and grace of classical ballet. Our panel of esteemed judges includes some of the top ballet professionals in the world, ensuring that the competition is of the highest caliber. 

Neoclassical Prix is a competition where the audience gets to witness the skillful balance between classical precision and the creative expression of the individual dancer, creating a captivating fusion of grace and innovation on stage.

Contemporary Prix is a competition that focuses on the exciting and innovative world of contemporary dance.  Dancers will have the opportunity to showcase their unique style and choreography, while competing for top prizes and recognition from industry professionals. 

Estradance is a competition that combines dance, teamwork and improvisation, creating a unique and dynamic experience for audiences and performers alike.  Estradance provides a platform for dancers to showcase their skills and creativity in a new and exciting way.