2023 Washington International Festival


Xing Dance Theater Summer Intensive
July 24-28
The Clarice Performing Arts Center
(University of Maryland)
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

More information is coming soon!




July 28, 2023, Youth Edition 

July 29, 2023, Professional Edition/Award Ceremony 


Festival Performance Location: 

Atlas Performing Arts Center the Lang Theatre

1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002



Xing Dance Theater 2023 Summer Intensive 

July 17-28 Youth Edition 

July 24-28 Professional Edition July 26-28 Festival Performers Masterclasses 

August 7-18 Youth Edition 

Workshop Location: 

The Clarice Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland) 

8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742


Application Details:

The 2023 Washington International Festival includes performance and competition in two editions: youth and professional. Each edition also includes an online and in-theater performance/competition. Online edition is for applicants who are not planning to travel to Washington DC for this year in-theater performance. Selected online applicants’ work will be live streamed at City Dance Festival LIVE online channel. In-theater performance/competition applicants finalists will be invited to perform on stage in Washington, DC, July 28-29, 2023. 


Online and in-theater applicants will be separated for the selection process. Both editions’ finalists and award winners will receive certificates. Both editions’ finalists‘ works will be collected into the City Dance Festival International invitational pool. All the works in the invitational pool will have the chance to be selected to present at City Dance Festival International partner festivals and future events. 



For professional edition: 

Choreographers must have professional training. 

Contemporary/Modern works are accepted. 

University dance major students may apply. 

Solo/duet must not exceed 6 minutes; groups must not exceed 8 minutes. 

Each choreographer may submit up to two works. Separate application forms and video links are required.

Incomplete materials or those exceeding the time limits listed above will not be processed.

Professional recordings are not required; rehearsal videos are accepted. 

All finalists are responsible for travel arrangements and other related expenses. 


Submission Deadline: 

April 23, 2023 

Application fee: $25 per piece 


Finalists announced: 

By May 1, 2023 


Both youth and professional editions in theater competitions and performance awards will be announced at the ceremony on July 29, 2023. 

Online edition awards will be announced at www.CityDanceFestival.org by August 7th. 


Awards: (both youth online and in the theater)

Festival Official Selection: all finalists. 

Choreographer Award.

Performance Award.

Jury Award.

Audience Award. 

International Invitation Awards (for pieces selected by City Dance Festival International partner festivals)


For more questions: 

E-mail: info@xingdancetheater.com

Wechat: XDTDance 


City Dance Festival Partner Festivals:

Washington International New Year Gala (USA)

Puerto Rico International Gala (USA)

SAI International Dance Festival (Japan)

City Dance Festival Taiyuan Choreography Showcase (China) 

Shanxi New Modern Dance Exhibition (China) 

The Washington International Gala (USA)

Finland International Gala (Finland) 

A successful submission or registration must receive a confirmation e-mail. If you don’t receive the e-mail, please check your junk mail, if still don’t see it, please contact us at info@xingdancetheater.com.