Helsinki Dance Festival Prix

The Helsinki Dance Festival Prix consists of three competition divisions: the Ballet Prix, the Neoclassical Prix and the Contemporary Prix. The competition includes categories for both professionals (solo categories) and dance students. You can compete as a soloist, part of a duo or group. There are age categories for both juniors and novices. 

The competition is divided into several rounds, the first of which is a regional competition or video audition. The jury will select a number of dancers to go on to the semifinals, which will be held at the Alexander Theatre in autumn 2024. The finale of the competition will also be held on the same day.

The Helsinki Dance Festival Prix is a unique opportunity for young dancers to perform and compete with the best in the country. The jury will include a diverse group of internationally renowned dance professionals.

Helsinki Dance Festival Prix competitors get to also attend one Workshop for no extra fees!

Competition categories:

Juniors 12-15 years: solos, duos, groups

Novices 16-20 years: solos, duos, groups

Video audition phase for semifinals 15.4.-15.5.2024!

Rules are only in Finnish at the moment. Please contact our office if we can help you.

Ballet Prix

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.

The competition will be divided into several rounds, with the first round being a regional competition or video audition. The judges will select dancers to move on to the semifinals, which will be held live in front of an audience during autumn 2024 at Alexander Theatre in Helsinki. 

The Helsinki Dance Festival Ballet Prix is a unique opportunity for young dancers to showcase their talents and compete against some of the best dancers in the country. It is also a chance for audiences to experience the beauty and power of dance, and to witness the next generation of stars.

Contemporary Prix

The Contemporary Prix is a competition that focuses on the exciting and innovative world of contemporary dance. This competition will showcase the talents of some of the most promising contemporary dancers from around the country. 

The competition will be divided into several rounds, with the first round being a regional competition or video audition. The judges will select dancers to move on to the semifinals, which will be held live in front of an audience during autumn 2024.

Neoclassical Prix

Neoclassical Prix gives an opportunity for talented dancers to compete in neoclassical ballet. Neoclassical ballet is a contemporary and refined form of ballet that blends traditional techniques with modern artistry. It's characterised by its fluidity, intricate movements, and the freedom for choreographers to infuse their unique style. 

The competition will be divided into several rounds, with the first round being a regional competition or video audition. The judges will select dancers to move on to the semifinals, which will be held live in front of an audience during autumn 2024. 

Helsinki Prix registration fees (through video audition)

Regional competitions have separate registration fees. 

Video Audition

Per choreography

29€

Solo

Per dancer, semifinals and finals, including workshop

129€

Duo

Per dancer, semifinals and finals, including workshop

89€

Group

Per dancer, semifinals and finals, including workshop

49€