Registration Process
Registration Process


To apply for YGP Germany Semi-Finals, participants must register online on the YAGP website http://www.yagp.org
To apply for the Finals, participants must be invited from their Semi-Final event, and will receive further instructions from YAGP staff.

• To open a NEW ACCOUNT or to register with your old account, please watch the video/s with the step-by-step instructions on how to properly complete registration: https://yagp.org/registration-tutorials/

FOR ALL EXISTING SCHOOL ACCOUNTS: If your school has already created a Username and Password they should follow the same process this season and register all the students. Once the registration has been completed, students may log in to their own accounts and verify the information or make a payment, but the school must complete the registration.

• Participants who have created a registration account for participation in the YAGP 2018-2021 season can use the same account to register for the YAGP & YGP Germany 2022 season.

• For both new and existing accounts, in order to be properly registered under a school, participants must obtain the 36-digit school ID number from the school's representative. Failure to use the 36-digit school ID number may result in not being able to link the individual dancer's registration to their school.
Please note: IF 36-digit school ID number not used BEFORE initial registration, it will not be possible in any way to link student's Individual account to a school's account.

• This 36 digit studio code is only available on the school's dashboard once account is created. YAGP will not be able to provide a specific school's 36 digit code to individual dancers creating an account and registration.

• After the registration is complete and all entries have been added to the registration, participants will receive an email with the waiver form, which must be completed upon receipt. After completing the waiver, participants will be able to proceed to the payment section of registration.

PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW your registration information before submission Please see our video tutorial. If you are still having an issue, please contact the YGP Germany Registration office

IMPORTANT: The individual or school representative entering the registration must send out the 2021 waiver form and ensure this has been submitted before registration can be completed.

PLEASE CAREFULLY CHECK the email address entered on the registration form. It is our only way to communicate with you and confirm your registration.

YGP Germany is not responsible for the information entered by the participants or their representatives in the online registration system. IT IS THE PARTICIPANTS' OR SCHOOLS' RESPONSIBILITY to review the information they enter and make sure it is correct.

• After completing the registration, including the payment section, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address registered to your Dance Genie account.


Teacher Badge Registration


• When registering your dancers online, please be sure to list your Teacher/s and Director in the "Teacher" field of your registration.


In order to comply with new Health Guidance, only 1 representative per school (including teachers and school/studio directors) will be allowed backstage! Teachers can take turns for each Open stage. No parents backstage! Limited exception could be for parents of 9-10 yrs old students. There will be no exceptions for other ages. Please note: theater can change their rules anytime and can limit backstage and house attendance.


Due to the each theater building and security regulations (in order to ensure the safety of the children), teachers/directors must provide a photo ID when picking up his or her badge at the registration table on site. Please be aware that we will not be able to replace misplaced or stolen Teacher Badges.


Music Submission


01. Please login into your Dance Genie Account, on your Dashboard click on "Upload Music" button.
02. To replace/update your music, just repeat step 1.
03. All files HAVE TO be in .mp3 format!
04. Please make sure to name your music file(s) as: " Last Name First Name – AGE - Name of the Dance" (NO commas!)
05. All questions please send to regional@yagp.org


Deadlines

• When applying for Regional Semi-Finals, a participants' application(s) for registration are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close when a venue has reached its maximum capacity. Any additional applications must be registered to the Waiting List for that venue. If additional space becomes available, applications on the Waiting List will be processed in the order in which they were received. If you are on the Wait List – payment is not required and will not be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: placement on the Waiting List does not guarantee registration. However, YGP Germany does it's best to accommodate all participants, and very often are able to accept the students from the wait list.
• All updates, including TBD entries, MUST be received no later than TWO WEEKS preceding the competition weekend. Failure to update the information by the deadline may compromise the judge's' ability to properly evaluate the student's performance, jeopardize the tech team's ability to accommodate the performance, and compromise the way the student'sperformance is announced during the competition. Please see penalty fees for late updates below.

Deadline for music submission (or music changes) is TWO WEEKS prior to the competition. Please see penalty fees for late music submission below.

PAYMENTS AND PAYMENT DEADLINES FOR SEMI-FINALS

For your convenience, we have 3 payment options this year:

1. Register your dancer and pay your fees in full - this means you are 100% registered, and we look forward to seeing you at the Venue!
2. Register your dancer and pay the €95 registration fee - this means you are halfway there and will need to complete your payment 60 days before the competition or earlier.

3. Register your dancer without paying any registration fees - this means you have only completed the registration on your end and the system does not recognize you as registered. Until we receive the minimum payment, the system will not put you in the competition schedule.

Please note that if you are registering through multiple accounts (for example: both an Individual account for your solos and a School account for ensembles) it is your responsibility to notify YAGP of the multiple registration fees BEFORE making the second payment. YAGP is not liable for registration fees paid twice.

IN ORDER TO RESERVE SPACE AT ANY LOCATION, YAGP MUST RECEIVE THE REGISTRATION FEE DEPOSIT OF €95 per dancer, per location.
(Attention! The €95 Registration fees is non-refundable. Please refer to our Non-refund policy below).

IMPORTANT! If your account has no payment 60 days before the competition date and venue is closed, your registration will be moved to the Waiting List without any further notice.

If your account is not paid in full 30 days before the competition date, €5.00 late fee per entry will be applied.

The final competition schedule will only include participants who have paid their balance
in full no later than 30 days before the competition date.
Please watch the video tutorials with the step-by-step instructions on how to properly complete payment: Independent Payment Tutorial - video Studio Payment Tutorial - video

Repertoire List, Time Limits & Props

Classical Repertoire List

To participate in YAGP & YGP Germany Classical Ballet category, participants are strongly encouraged to select a variation from the Classical Repertoire List below. This list is approved by the majority of the YAGP & YGP Germany Jury Panel. If you choose a variation not on the list below, it will be up to each Judge to decide if it is age and skill appropriate. If participants passed to NY Finals with a variation not on the list below, Judges may request they change their current variation and replace it with one from the approved list.
Please note:
Gamzatti Temple Variation (Choreography: N. Makarova) - is NOT accepted (our judges can lower your score if this variation is presented).Pharaoh's Daughter may not be presented in any YAGP Europe Semi-Final locations.

PLEASE NOTE: At the YAGP European Semi-Finals, each Solo participant may perform a maximum of 2 classical variations and 2 contemporary solos.

Pre-Competitive Note:
YAGP & YGP Germany rules allow for Pre-Competitive participant teachers to make slight changes to the original, classical choreography in order to accommodate a student's specific technical level. If significant changes are made to a classical variation, or if an original work is choreographed for the student, that piece will be considered as a Contemporary/Open category entry.

Junior Note:
In each category, our judges evaluate dancers in consideration of their specific age group. We strongly advise our Junior participants to choose the variation that's appropriate to their age and skill level.

PRE-COMPETITIVE AGE CATEGORY

Ballet (Choreographer)

Coppelia (A. St. Leon) 1st Act Variation
Don Quixote (M. Petipa) Cupid Variation
Fairy Doll (S. Legat)
Flower Festival at Genzano (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux Variations
Giselle (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Peasant Pas de Deux Variations
Graduation Ball (D. Lichine) Pas De Deux Variations
Harlequinade (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux Variations
La Bayadere (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations
La Fille Mal Gardee (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux Variations
Le Corsaire (M. Petipa) Odalisque Variations
Paquita (M. Petipa) All Variations (except Principal Variations)
Raymonda (M. Petipa) All Variations (except Principal Variations)
Swan Lake (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois Variations
The Flames of Paris (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux Variations
The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Blue Bird Pas de Deux Variations

Pre-Competitive competitors are allowed and encouraged to slightly modify and simplify the above variations to fit their technical skill level.


JUNIOR AGE CATEGORY


Ballet (Choreographer)

Coppelia (A. St. Leon) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Diana & Acteon (A. Vaganova) Pas de Deux and Variations - ONLY AGE 14
Don Quixote (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Fairy Doll (S. Legat)
Flower Festival at Genzano (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Giselle (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Variation of Giselle, Act I Peasant Pas de Deux and
Variations, Pas de Deux Variations from Act II
Graduation Ball (D. Lichine) Pas De Deux Variations
Harlequinade (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux and Variations
La Bayadere (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations, Act III; Gamzatti Variation, Pas de
Deux and Variations, Bronze Idol, Nikia Variation (Nikia Variation is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes.)
Please note: Gamzatti Temple Variation (Choreography - N. Makarova) - is NOT accepted (or judges can lower your score).
La Esmeralda (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations
La Fille Mal Gardee (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux and all Variations
La Sylphide (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Laurencia (V. Chabukiani)
Le Corsaire (M. Petipa) Pas d'Esclave and Variations, Odalisque Variations, Jardin
Anime, Act III Pas de Deux and Variations
Les Sylphides/Chopiniana (M. Fokine) Male and Female Mazurkas, Waltz # 7 and
Waltz # 11, Prelude
Napoli (A. Bournonville) Pas de Six and all Variations
Paquita (M. Petipa) All Variations (Please note: Paquita Etoile is not accepted for
competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)
Raymonda (M. Petipa) All Variations
Satanella (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations
Swan Lake (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois and Variations
The Awakening of Flora (M. Petipa) Variations
The Flames of Paris (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations
The Nutcracker Suite (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations
The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Aurora Variations from Act I
and Act II (under 2:30 minutes), Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Variations, Wedding Pas de Deux and Variations. (Please note: Aurora Variation from Act I is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)
The Cavalry Halt (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations
The Talisman (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations


SENIOR AGE CATEGORY

Ballet (Choreographer)
Coppelia (A. St. Leon) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Diana & Acteon (A. Vaganova) Pas de Deux and Variations
Don Quixote (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Fairy Doll (S. Legat)
Flower Festival at Genzano (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Giselle (J. Perrot, J. Coralli) Variation of Giselle, Act I Peasant Pas de Deux and Variations, Pas de Deux Variations from Act II
Graduation Ball (D. Lichine) Pas De Deux Variations
Grand Pas Classique (V. Gsovsky) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Harlequinade (M. Petipa) Pas De Deux and Variations
La Bayadere (M. Petipa) Three Shade Variations, Act III; Gamzatti Variation, Pas de
Deux and Variations, Bronze Idol, Nikia Variation (Nikia Variation is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes.)
Please note: Gamzatti Temple Variation (Choreography - N.Makarova) - is NOT accepted (or judges can lower your score).
La Esmeralda (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations
La Fille Mal Gardee (B. Nijinska, D. Romanoff) Pas de Deux and all Variations
La Sylphide (A. Bournonville) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Laurencia (V. Chabukiani)
Le Corsaire (M. Petipa) Pas d'Esclave and Variations, Odalisque Variations, Jardin
Anime, Act III Pas de Deux and Variations• Les Sylphides/Chopiniana (M. Fokine) Male and Female Mazurkas, Waltz # 7 and Waltz # 11, Prelude
Napoli (A. Bournonville) Pas de Six and all Variations
Paquita (M. Petipa) All Variations (Please note: Paquita Etoile is not accepted for
competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)
Raymonda (M. Petipa) All Variations
Satanella (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and Variations
Swan Lake (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov) Pas de Trois and Variations, Odette's Variation,
Act II Black Swan Pas de Deux and Variations
The Awakening of Flora (M. Petipa) Variations
The Flames of Paris (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations
The Nutcracker Suite (V. Vainonen) Pas de Deux and Variations
The Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa) Variations of Fairies, Aurora Variations from Act I
and Act II (under 2:30 minutes), Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Variations, Wedding Pas de Deux and Variations. (Please note: Aurora Variation from Act I is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)
The Cavalry Halt (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations
The Talisman (M. Petipa) Pas de Deux and all Variations
Walpurgis Nacht (L. Lavrovsky) Pas de Deux and Variations.

The variations listed below may only be performed with express written permission from the individual rights holders of these choreographies or managing trusts or foundations, granting permission for these variations to be performed at Youth America Grand Prix Regionals, Finals, or YAGP co-produced Galas.
  • Etudes (H. Lander) Ballerina's Variation
  • Pharaoh's Daughter (P. LaCotte) All Variations (ONLY OPEN TO SENIOR WOMEN (except YAGP Europe Semi-Final locations).
  • All choreography by Frederick Ashton


TIME LIMITS


• Classical Variation or Contemporary/Open Solo: Maximum 2 min. and 30 sec. (2:30) • Ensembles:

Classical Pas de Deux: Maximum 6 minutes (6:00) (Adagio and Coda only) Contemporary Pas de Deux: Maximum 3 minutes and 30 seconds (3:30)
2-3 members: Maximum 2 minutes and 45 seconds (2:45)
4-9 members: Maximum 3 minutes and 30 seconds (3:30)
10+ members: Maximum 5 minutes (5:00)
Participants are NOT permitted to purchase additional time. Any entry with music that exceeds the allotted time limit may result in point deduction or disqualification.

PROPS USAGE

PLEASE NOTE that the theater may restrict the use of props.

• Please note that all props that participants wish to use are used at the participants' own risk.
YAGP & YGP Germany is not responsible for any injury or incident resulting from a participants' use of props of their choice.
• YAGP & YGP Germany does not provide storage for any props.
• YAGP & YGP Germany does not provide assistance with the movement of props either on or off stage. Both the storage and the movement of props on and off stage are the responsibility of the participant.
• YAGP & YGP Germany is not responsible for any lost props.
• In order to use props at the YAGP Finals, ALL PROPS MUST BE APPROVED by the Production Office in advance (no later than 3 weeks before the start date of the Finals). To approve the usage of props at the YAGP Finals, please email production@yagp.org with the subject line, "Props usage request – YAGP Finals."
• YAGP & YGP Germany does not provide assistance with any shipping of props before or after a competition.
• YAGP & YGP Germany reminds teachers, parents, and students that backstage space is often limited, and props may not fit in the allotted space. We ask choreographers to respect this circumstance when making their pieces and limit the use of props to the absolute minimum.


European Semi-Finals Awards & Scores


  • The winners in the Classical Ballet and Contemporary/Open Dance categories may be announced either separately or combined. This will be determined at the judges' discretion.
  • For all age divisions, male and female participants will compete separately unless there are less than 6 male participants. In that case, for the purposes of placement male and female participants will be combined, but a separate Best Male Dancer award may be presented at the discretion of the jury.
  • The Grand Prix Award is given for the best overall performance in the Senior age division. The Youth Grand Prix Award is given for the best overall performance in the Junior age division. The Hope Award is given for the best overall performance in the Pre-Competitive Age division. These awards are given to the dancers who, by the consensus of the YAGP & YGP Germany jury panel, have exceeded all other dancers in their age division in both the Classical Ballet and Contemporary/Open Dance categories. To be considered for these top awards, participants must perform both a Classical Variation and a Contemporary/Open Solo.
  • The YAGP & YGP Germany jury reserves the right not to present all of the announced awards.
  • SCORING
  • The scoring system consists of two elements - artistic and technical - and is evaluated on a 100- point system. Each judge's scores are the average of the technical and artistic marks. The total score is the average of scores given by all judges, all from different backgrounds. In addition to providing a numerical score for each participant's performance, judges may offer personal comments on the score sheet to help guide participants in their training. Scoring is adjusted to students' individual technicallevels.
  • REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS
  • Participants who receive scholarship offers or letters of interest/acceptance following their regional semi-final should follow up directly with the contact information provided from the presenting school. We kindly ask participants to then inform our regional office once any offers have been formally accepted.

Selection for the YAGP Finals (96 is the total score to be eligible for the Finals!)

• To be eligible to participate in the Finals, dancers must be selected at one of the YAGP Semi- Final events (competitions, auditions or workshops) or must be invited from the Video Preliminary round (available only to international students who are unable to attend a Semi- Final in their country).

*EUROPEAN SEMI-FINALS: To be eligible to participate in the Finals, dancers must receive a total score of 96 or higher for a solo entry in the Classical Ballet category. Additionally, at judges' discretion, individual solo participants who did not receive a total score of 96 or higher on their Classical Ballet variation may be invited to the Finals.

PLEASE NOTE: receiving a score of 96 or higher in the Contemporary/Open category DOES NOT make a participant eligible to be selected for the Finals.

• Ensemble entries are invited to the Finals at the judges' discretion or if received a total score of 96. To be eligible for consideration for the invitation by the jury, an Ensemble entry must receive a total score of 96 or higher.

• Receiving 1st, 2nd or 3rd place at a European Semi-Final does not guarantee selection for the Finals, as these places are awarded relative to the other performances in each category. Example: If a dancer received the 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their category, but did not
receive a total score of 96 or higher for their Classical Ballet entry, the dancer is not eligible for the Finals.

*FOR DANCERS IN THE PRE-COMPETITIVE AGE DIVISION

Pre-Competitive age division participants are eligible for the Finals if they receive a total
score of 96 or higher for any of their solo performances.
PLEASE NOTE: only the pieces that received a total score of 96 or higher are eligible for entry in the Finals. If a Pre-Competitive participant receives the passing score for several solo pieces, they may select a MAXIMUM OF TWO PIECES for the Finals – 1 Classical and 1 Contemporary.

FOR DANCERS IN THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR AGE DIVISION

  • If selected for the Finals, in order to participate, Junior and Senior dancers MUST register with 1 classical variation and 1 contemporary solo.
  • It is strongly suggested that participants register for the Finals with the same variation as the one on the basis of which they were selected for the Finals. However, it is not mandatory; participants may select any other variation from the Classical Repertoire List.


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