International Dance Festival Participant Registration

Who can Participate

Preference is given to UMaine students and scholars but members of the local communities are invited to apply.

All performers participate on a volunteer basis and do not receive remuneration for their performances.

UMaine is not able to sponsor visas for performers outside the US.

Performance Date/Time/Place

Saturday, February 24th
2pm and 7pm
Collins Center for the Arts.

Rehearsals/Progress Updates

Weekly rehearsals for all IDF participants will be held on the following dates.  Each group will be scheduled for a 20-30 minute time slot to rehearse and we will make every effort to work with the performers’ schedules.   The location for the rehearsals will be announced shortly.
January 20- optional
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 18- at the CCA

Mandatory tech and dress rehearsals for all IDF participants will be held on the following dates.
February 22- Tech Rehearsal
February 23- Dress Rehearsal

Location: Collins Center for the Arts
Rehearsal Times:  6pm to 9pm approximately


We have a large number of costumes from previous performances that should be considered before new items are purchased.   OIP and ISA have a small budget for costumes.  Groups should review the purchase guidelines before buying anything for which they need reimbursement.

Costume guidelines and request forms will be published soon.


Due dates for music submission and guidelines will be shared with participants.

Types of Performances

Performers are free to select the types of dance and music that they feel best represent their cultures.  However, keep in mind that the introduction of too many different types of dances or numerous costume/music changes during a single act may detract from the performance and this is a family-friendly show. Check your music carefully for inappropriate lyrics and try to stay away from movements that are overly suggestive. Do not choose music or bust any dance moves that your grandmother would not approve of.

The 5 minute maximum time length will be strictly observed.

If you have questions or need further information please contact Nick Neily at

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