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About World Dancer Of The Year:

World Dance Movement is honored to work with so many beautiful dancers from around the world for the last 15 years. We have decided to add this special “World Dancer Of The Year” event to the WDM International Festival in Italy 2024. The nominated dancers will be judged on their work during the week of workshop classes, as well as, the WDM International Competition Scores. WDM’s main focus is on education and furthering your development as dancers. We will work with you all week in classes and then watch your work on stage! We are excited for all of you! 

  • Dancers who will participate in any of our WDM 2023/2024 International Competitions (Live or Virtual) that QUALIFY to enter THE WORLD DOTY EVENT, will be sent a formal invitation no later than  April 10, 2024 from 
  • If you receive a nomination from another qualifying event (List below) please email us a scanned copy of your nomination and Congratulations! We can’t wait to see you dance in Italy!
  • The ‘World Dancer of the Year’ Competition will take place during the WDM ITALY FESTIVAL July 6-21, 2024 
  • The ‘World Dancer of the Year’ Competition dates are July 13 -15, 2024
  • All nominated dancers must register for WEEK 1 of the Festival Workshop classes July 10-14 as 20% of the score will come from your work in the classes. Of course you can join us for both weeks of classes if you would like. We would love that!

Qualifying Events:
You must be qualified at one of these events to attend the 'World Dancer Of The Year' Competition at the WDM Italy International Competition July 13-15, 2024

Click on any Competition below to register and Good Luck!

How to Register: Registration Opens November 1, 2023!

  • If you have been nominated and have qualified for “WORLD DANCER OF THE YEAR” and have a certificate, you will go HERE to enter the WDM Italy International Competition, enter your dances and register for the event. You may enter as many dances /styles as you would like, but they ALL must be entered in the OPEN Category. REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2023! The event takes place from July 13-15, 2024
  • 20% of your score will come from the WDM Festival Workshop classes from July 10-14, 2024 ! Please register for the classes HERE. You are more than welcome to do both weeks of classes, until July 21, 2024, but you must do Week 1 to enter the “WORLD DANCER OF THE YEAR” Competition as you will perform your numbers on July 13 on the beautiful outdoor festival stage in an gorgeous Italian piazza and July 15th at the WDM Italy International Competition. 


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