Dance at Youth Olympic Games!
For the first time in 2018, Break Dance will be part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Dance being part of any kind of Olympic Games is a very important step for the dance world.
In Winter 2016 the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has contacted the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF), as the member of IOC, to prepare and run the event from the selection of dancers, prior to the YOG.
From January to April 2017, WDSF and IDO negotiated about the issue. IDO offered to run the selection competitions at the already existing IDO national and international competitions with all technical and organizational support with minimal costs. Unfortunately, IOC has decided differently and reduced the number of Qualifier events to 3 (from the 8-12 initially planned and presented to IDO). So, now instead of competitions, on the first level, a video contest shall find the best Breakers without occurring travel expenses.
IDO is an open organization for all dancers. BBoys/Girls born in 2000-2001-2002 are wlecome to apply, should they be interested to participate in the Qualifying process for the 2018 YOG. Dancers are invited to upload their video on www.breakingforgold.com as from May 2017. For further information please contact your IDO National Member Organization.
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