The third Algarve Dance Open will take place at Lagoa’s municipal auditorium between November 1 and 3 and organisers are encouraging dancers who haven’t yet signed up to do so before the end of this month.
The competition is open to dancers between the ages of four and 25 and includes all styles of dance, including classical ballet, urban street dance, character dance, Broadway jazz “and so much more”.
Dancers are also invited to join in workshops with the international judges and other guest teachers.
According to non-profit association Talented Proposal, which is organising the event, the judges are from “internationally recognised schools and companies from Spain, USA and UK”.
“They have the difficult task of awarding not just medals and trophies to class winners, but scholarships to summer schools and other special prizes,” the organisers say.
“Whilst we welcome all levels, we wish to encourage youngsters to become more stage confident. The standard is high and some of the foremost schools in Portugal are already booked to come, so it will be an exciting weekend.”
The competition will be divided into sessions, with tickets for each session costing €3. Winners will then compete in the ‘Final Gala’ on Sunday, November 3 at 6pm – with tickets costing €10.
More information about the event can be found online at www.algarvedanceopen.com