The goal of the festival is to create a venue for dance schools and students, ages 9 to 25, to share their knowledge of dance through performance. Scholarships, certificates of merit, and written evaluations from judges will be distributed.
Dance categories include classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and folk dance. The festival’s competitions and workshops will end in an awards ceremony and the Festival Winner’s Showcase.
The event is hosted by Kozlov Dance International, a non-profit organization based in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and dedicated to Youth carrying on the traditions of classical ballet. It was founded by Leonid Kozlov, a former dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet.
Students may register independently or through their dance school to participate in solo or ensemble numbers. To register or to request an information package, call 201.961.4123. The festival website is www.ydfofnj.org.