Universal Ballet Competition

Universal Ballet Competition (UBC) is proud to introduce a Virtual Competition Experience, unlike any other. Since its inception, UBC has maintained a goal of inspiring dancers and helping them grow through quality dance education and a fair and professionally organized competition. This virtual platform will be no different. It will be an entirely online competition with interactive masterclasses that follows our vision for helping each dancer as an individual.

The online competition will be judged by a World-Renowned jury panel and will include live and interactive Master Classes with some of today’s top artists and teachers via Zoom.

The goal for this online platform is to provide an opportunity for dancers from all over the world to connect in the art of ballet, learn from one another, and help discover and promote amazing talented dancers. And for that reason, we have designed this “Universal” Virtual Competition. This is our effort to continue building the dance community and inspire all those who attend. UBC is not just a competition; it is a chance to help develop the future of dance. Experience the difference of the Universal Ballet Virtual Competition.

Virtual Competition Event Schedule

UBC Virtual Competition October 24-25, 2020
UBC Virtual Master Classes October 23-24, 2020
Awards Live Stream October 26, 2020 - Top Overalls & Awards will be announced live stream
Competition will take place in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please make sure you check your TIME ZONE.
Competition schedule will be published June 8th.

Master Classes

All classes are 1.5 hour and will be in Domestic and International Time Zones. Master Instructors will be interactive via Zoom and give live comments and corrections.

International Time Zone will begin at 10:00am (Central European Time)
Domestic Time Zone 11:00am (Eastern Standard Time)
Master Class Schedule will be released June 8th.


Solo (any classical variation, cannot exceed 2:45 mins)
Duos / Trios
Pas de Deux


Contemporary/Lyrical – Original Choreography


Intermediate and Competitive

Age Groups

Pre-Competitive 8-11
Junior 12-14
Senior 15-20
Pre-Professional 21-27

Deadline to Submit Registration

Oct 11, 2020 - All videos must be uploaded.
Video Submissions can be from ANY competition, including UBC or other. You may also submit videos from any other performances or rehearsals. Routine times must adhere to the times set in UBC
Rules and Regulations. All entries must have been performed since September 2019.

Entry Fees

You will receive Judges critiques per routine + electronic certificates to the overall winners

Master Class$25.00 (Includes 1 Ballet Technique and 1 Contemporary Class)
Solo$45.00 per routine
Duos / Trios$45.00 per routine
Pas de Deux$45.00 per routine
Ensembles$45.00 per routine


Universal Legacy Winner - $1,000 Cash Prize will be awarded to the Highest scoring solo in both Classical and Contemporary Divisions and a private one-on-one class with one of the Master teachers or judges via Zoom.

Divisions - Cash Prize Award in each 1st Place Age Division Grand Pas de Deux - 1st Place Cash Prize Duos/Trios - 1st Place Cash Prize Ensembles - 1st Place Cash Prize awarded to Studio and a private Master Class with one of the Master teachers or judges via Zoom Artistry Award - So Danca Gift Certificate, judge’s choice award Top 10 - receive Electronic Award Certificates Aspire Certificate – One free solo to be used in 2021 season of UBC, judge’s choice Awards and Cash prizes subject to change based on number of registrants entered in each division. Please note, no physical awards will be presented or mailed. Each dancer will receive video critiques and an email with their “virtual” awards.


All performances will be evaluated using the UBC video judging system and Scoring criteria.
Each performance will be adjudicated by three of our UBC Jury Panel at a time.
Judges will score each routine out of 100. The final score will be out of 300.
All registered performers will receive Judges commentary and Adjudications

For those competitors entering in more than one routine (solo or duo/trio) please note highest scoring routine for that competitor(s) division will be considered for award and placement qualification. A competitor may also participate in one or more ensembles.

Adjudicated Scoring

Intermediate Level Competitive Level
UBC Platinum 276-300 282-300
High Gold 265-275 270-281
Gold 255-264 260-269
High Silver 244-254 250-259
Silver 228-243 235-249

Time Limits

Solo variationsup to 2:45 mins
Pas de Deuxup to 6:00 mins
Duos/Triosup to 3:00 mins
Ensemble (4+ dancers)up to 5:00 mins