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We also hold an improvisation competition during ADO. We feel that this enables dancers to gain more creativity and confidence. Algarve Dance Open is the first and only competition in Portugal to have this type of contest.


1.) Only those who competed in the main competition will be eligible to compete in the Improv Competition.

2.) Choreography is created on the spot, no pre-made choreographies. 

3.) Music will be current popular music.

4.) Dancers will dance for 1 min. only.

5.) Judges will be evaluating dancer’s technique, creativity, style, musicality & performance.

6.) Age groups- Will be arranged apporiately with age appropriate music.

7.) A special award will be given to the winner of each age group.

Schools must pre-register students.