International Dance Festival Participant Registration

We are no longer accepting online registrations.  If you are interested in performing in IDF, please contact Sarah Joughin at

Please note that participation is open to members of the University of Maine community (students, faculty, staff and associates) and members of the surrounding community by invitation.  We are not able to sponsor individuals for performer visas.

Performance Date/Time/Place

Saturday, February 15th
2pm and 7pm
Collins Center for the Arts.

Mandatory Rehearsals/Progress Updates

Mandatory weekly rehearsals for all IDF participants will be held on the following dates.
January 25
February 1
February 8

February 13- Tech Rehearsal

February 14- Dress Rehearsal

Location: To be announced.

Each group will be assigned a 20-30 minute time slot.


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

For costume purchase guidelines, click here. To Submit your costume request form, click here.


Music selections are due no later than December 31, 2019.

Types of Performances

As Maine communities are not often exposed to international culture, dances that include traditional themes and clothing are the most interesting to the IDF audience. Performers should take this into consideration when choreographing dances and planning costumes. Also, 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.

This is a family friendly show. Check you 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 you grandmother would not approve of.

The 5 minute maximum time length will be strictly observed.