Attracting competitors from over 30 countries, join us and be part of an unmissable international dance and performing arts competition!
The International Festival of Dance and Performing Arts is the premier dance championships at Disneyland® Paris (and new for 2019 Killarney, Ireland) for all dance schools, dance groups, performing arts schools, musical theatre schools, duo and solo performers, singers and musical groups who wish to compete and have fun.
A truly international event
With competitors previously attending from over 30 countries, IFDPA is your chance to meet, compete against and perform with dancers from all over the world.
Three amazing events every year, taking place in March and October at Disneyland® Paris and June at The Big Spectacular Show, in Killarney, Ireland
Our magical festival caters to all ages and level of performer, both offering the same unforgettable dance and performing arts experiences, you just need to choose which time of year you wish to visit!
IFDPA Spring 28th March to 1st April 2019
Will you 'swing' into Spring, blooming with magic at Disneyland® Paris (it’s sure to be magnifiScent). Plus blast off to a galaxy far, far away, and experience ‘Star Wars - Season of the Force’ with breath-taking shows, jaw-dropping attractions and unforgettable character encounters.
IFDPA at The Big Spectacular Show, Killarney, Ireland 29th & 30th June 2019
Due to the success of our magical events at Disneyland Paris, we have decided to take on tour the most successful and unique elements from IFDPA, starting in Ireland in 2019! With a seperate entry and pricing structure to IFDPA Disneyland Paris events please click below for more detail of this amazing new competition.
IFDPA Autumn 3rd to 7th October 2019
Experience Disneyland® Paris during its famous spook-tacular Halloween festivities! Skip through the fun-filled Halloween ambiance with jolly Jack-o'-lanterns to ghoulish ghosts, plus don't forget all those amazing Disney villains you love to hate.
New Format for 2019 at IFDPA in Disneyland® Paris (Spring and Autumn).
More opportunities to compete than ever before!
IFDPA Disneyland® Paris is unique as it offers a wide range of competitive opportunities to every attending dancer or school. Now with even more chances to compete and win!
IFDPA Group Championships
With group categories in the classic dance genres including Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre/Variety plus an Open category; dance schools can compete in as many of their favourite categories as they like with multiple entries allowed from each school in a category.
IFDPA Solo/Duo Open Championships
Available for Solos and Duos, the 'Open Dance' Championships has been designed to welcome dancers from all styles and genres, any dancer competing at IFDPA can now enter a solo and a duo, with no limits on number of entrants from each school!
The Dance Magics Challenge - New Duo category for 2019
It wouldn’t be a true Disney event without the opportunity for dancers to embrace the world of Disney’s music, theatre and films, in a magical themed challenge! Choose your favourite song or theme, design your costumes and get ready to wow the Disney judges! For solo dancers, and now NEW for 2019 Duo category... Join with your dance partner and recreate one of those magical Disney combinations of Prince and Princesses, or the likes of Timone and Pumba, Peter Pan and Wendy… the opportunities are endless!
Sing Starz Singing Competition - Now with duets!
Don’t just dance but love to Sing? IFDPA’s Singing Competition ‘Sing Starz’ where solo, duets and groups of aspiring singers will have the chance to shine and show off their musical talents in Open and Disney themed categories.
Roxity Streetdance Championships
Designed in partnership with Steady (Flawless) & Rhimes (Boadicea Dance Company) and featuring solo and crew categories with a unique system, taking into account both age and experience of the dancer for ultimate fairness.
Non Competitive? We’ve got your back!
At IFDPA, we understand not all performers wish to take part in competitions, so we offer an amazing range of non-competitive options so your school and dancers can enjoy the magic of IFDPA at Disneyland® Paris without the pressure of competition!
Choreograph your own showcase and perform it on the IFDPA stage as part of our festival finale! Your school can take centre stage during IFDPA! Plus we will professionally film and edit your performance free of charge so you have a lasting memory of your magical experience to cherish forever!
Disney Performing Arts OnStage Performances
As a Disney Performing Arts partner, we are in the unrivalled position to be able to offer IFDPA groups a Disney Performing Arts showcase! Audition through the Disney Performing Arts On Stage Programme and take to the stage in the magic of Disney either in the Disneyland Park or Walt Disney Studios Park and perform to an international audience. Again all our performances are professionally filmed and edited free of charge. Subject to restrictions, conditions and a successful Disney Performing Arts OnStage audition.
The Ultimate Rush! The IFDPA Disney Pre-Parade
Ever dreamed of being part of Disney's Parade programme? Want to join dancers from all over the world in a specially choreographed pre-parade through the Disneyland Park? Then IFDPA is the event for you. Every IFDPA group is given the option to take part in our amazing pre-parade. Dance the legendary parade route just before the world renowned main parade! Friends and relatives have your tissues ready, you’ll witness something very emotional! We will have camera crews on hand to document your dancers and provide you with a fully edited parade video! Subject to restrictions, conditions and a successful Disney Performing Arts audition.
New spectacular venue for IFDPA Disneyland® Paris in 2019
As part of IFDPA’s growth and expansion in 2019, we are moving to a brand new state of the art theatre venue! The IFDPA team have been a part of the pre-planning with owners to ensure it will be the perfect venue for our events and competitors alike. With IFDPA’s expansion, it will allow us far more stage and competition time as well as a fantastic new set up with luxury theatre style staging, tiered seating and terrace.
All the Disney magic you can handle
As well as the amazing Disney parks packed with attractions and shows, themed hotels, fantastic Disney Village shopping and entertainment, IFDPA adds even more magic...
Exclusive Character Meet and Greet Opportunities
At IFDPA, we make some very special arrangements to ensure that you get the opportunity to spend some time with, get autographs, photographs and all those memories you can only get at Disneyland® Paris!
Unique Themed Trophies and Medals PLUS LOTS MORE
With specially commissioned themed trophies and medals, IFDPA offers a winners experience like no other! Plus a special competitor/performer pack for every one attending, including a lanyard (to show off all your Disney pins) and an IFDPA bag to keep all your belongings in. ALL competitors/performers will also receive a souvenir IFDPA jacket, this will also be worn for the Pre-Parade creating a wonderful sea of colour, adding to the magic of the IFDPA pre-parade!