Competition Entries

The Cultural team is very excited to see the choreographers and participants present talents to the best of their abilities. We are looking forward to a fun filled, energetic, competitive and innovative performances while adhering to the spirit of the festival.

Rules for Competition Entries

  • These rules are in addition to the rules in the General Entries except some that are changed/superseded below.
  • All items should have a minimum of 4 participants
  • All performers in each competition category have to be available to perform on both days and entirety of the FOI program.
  • The age is based on the oldest participant in the group. Each entry should have minimum of four participants.
  • Please pay attention to time limits. Time will be recorded by time keeper. Points are deducted from the overall score if time limit is exceeded. Judges decision will be final.
  • Please read all rules and required criteria before submitting entries.
  • All competition in each category will be held if minimum number of established number of entries is received.
  • Following are the competitions for this year including the descriptions and limits

  • Innocent Feet: Choose sweet and upbeat baalgeet (Children’s Songs) in any language and perform the group dance. Children’s songs from movies or nursery rhymes are allowed. Any dance form or instrumental performance is allowed. Singing is not allowed. Emphasize on costumes and props.
  • Ages 5-8 years                                       Time: 6 min max.

  • Got dance?: Divide the participants into at least two teams and show who is better or different! Example: choose songs that show battle between girls and boys. Use creativity to show battles between the two and prove who can dance better, move better, laugh better, play better, and so on. This category should show humorous as well as entertaining factor. Use vibrant costumes and props. Any dance form or instrumental performance is allowed. Singing is not allowed
  • Ages: 6-13                                             Time: 8 min max.

  • Romance in Cinema: Indian cinema is big on romantic songs. Show your creativity in performance on the stage using famous romantic songs from movies. Choose songs with most entertaining value and show different moods of love, passion, ardor, adoration, affection, devotion, attachment. Any dance form and instrumental performance is allowed. Use appropriate costumes and props to show the talent.
  • Ages 14 and above                                Time: 8 min max.

  • Folk competition: Choose folk songs from regional languages or from movies and show the Indian folk dances with vibrant colors. Mixing of more than one folk style is allowed. Emphasize on costumes, typical folk dances and props.
  • Ages: 8-13                                            Time: 8 min max.

  • Folk competition: Choose folk songs from regional languages or from movies and show the Indian folk dances with vibrant colors. Mixing of more than one folk style is allowed. Emphasize on costumes, typical folk dances and props.
  • Ages: 14 and up                                    Time: 8 min max.

  • Storytime: Pick any story from Indian culture and show it in the form of dance drama. The story can be religious, mythical, historical, patriotic or any famous folk lore. Examples: Story of Radha Krishna, Jatayu, Bhagat Singh, Meera, Jallianwala Bagh, Satyagraha, Laila-Majnu, Sohni-Mahiwal, Taj Mahal, Ganesh and Kartikeya etc. or any regional folk story. Show the story with creative props and artistic performance. Movie songs or scenes are allowed.
  • Ages: All ages from 6 and above        Time: 15 min max.