Stage: Semi Finale

Age category: Kids               Talent Category: Best Dancer

Purpose of the document: Use this document for guidelines purposes only for IET SEASON 2 – BEST DANCER category 2022. This is the Semi Finale Audition Protocol Document. This document will provide details on stages, rules, guidelines, marking, scoring, self-campaign points for The Best Dancer and how to progress to Semi Final Stage with other important information. Please read this document carefully.

This Category will have three stages after successful participation confirmation.

  • Stage 1: Group Level Auditions (Oct 2021 – Dec 2022): DONE
  • Stage 2: Semi Finals – Jan 2023
  • Stage 3: Grand Finale – Targeting in Early 2023 (Subject to change)

This document is for Stage 2: Semi Finale Level of Competitions only





The BEST DANCER contains 5 age divisions categories for the participants.

There are different types of performance categories. This protocol document contains the information that is used for the children to participate in the BEST DANCER category that is to be conducted. So please read this document carefully.


SEMI FINALE (Solo & Group)


 Toddler  2 – 4 years
 Kids junior  5 – 8 Years
 Kids senior  9 – 12 Years
 Teens junior  13 – 15 Years
 Teens senior  16 – 19 Years


*The contestants can apply under the respective age category for the IET SEASON 2 – BEST DANCER category in


Group Performance

For a group performance, up to 10 people are allowed to form one group.



The Best Dancer category comprised disparate genres to be unveiled to our esteemed Judges/ Jury. The categories are,

  • Acro – Contains gymnastic passes, flexibility moves, and/or contortionist moves. Must contain dance moves and choreography as well.
  • Ballet – Consists of ballet technique, classical and or contemporary ballet steps, and movements, performed in soft shoes.
  • Character – The routine must be 50% characterization, i.e., a clown, puppet, etc. and 50% dance.
  • Clogging – Performed in clogging shoes using clogging technique.
  • Contemporary – Same criteria as lyrical but fused with lyrical, jazz, and or modern movements set to more contemporary music.
  • Hip hop – Routine using primarily hip-hop technique and moves.
  • Jazz – Contains traditional jazz movements and technique.
  • Lyrical – Dancers interpret the lyrics, mood and content of the music.
  • Modern – Interpretive dance patterned after Graham technique.
  • Musical Theatre – A routine interpreting a song from a Broadway or movie musical. Broadway dancing–mime, lip sync singing, etc., are allowed.
  • Open – To encompass any form of dance not already listed or a combination of styles.
  • Pro/Am – Any routine that contains a professional dancer.
  • Pointe – Same criteria as ballet. Must be performed in Pointe shoes.
  • Tap – Scored on tap technique and overall performance.
  • Classical Indian Dance – Holds Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri, Kuchipudi and Odissi. The children can perform any one of these dance forms.



The Semi Finalists will do their Live Performance for a specific time slot. Judges and panelists will give 100 points based on the performance.

* Kindly refer to the PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES section for different varieties of dance. 

In Live performance, there is only one level of stage performance for all the contestants in this SEMI FINALE. This phase carries 100 points for each contestant/ a group, in which the contestants have to score the maximum points they can earn by their astonishing performance.

* Please ensure the performance is the solo work of the contestant/ or a group and any plagiarism will disqualify the contestant. Semi Finalists have to be ready with their background music or karaoke to be used for dancing before the performance. Please mail your music audio with your name, IET number and name of the song with duration to before 12th Jan, 2023.




  • For Solo – One minute will be given for the Introduction to the judges,  2 minutes for the performance and one minute for Judges feedback after the performance.
  • For Group – Two minutes will be given for the introduction to the judges, up to 4 minutes for a group performance and two minutes for Judges after the performance.
  • For Setup – One minute for the Solo and two minutes for the Group e.g. Tabla, Guitar etc.

Ensure to respect timelines, as timer will be used and no extra time will be provided on the spot. 



The performances are primarily judged for their correctness. As the competition progresses, the more sophisticated criteria are applied for scoring which are,

 Choreography  30 points
 Execution  25 points
 Creativity  25 points
 Difficulty of movement  15 points
 Personality  5 points

* Total 100 points.




Top 7 from each age category will be invited to the IET Grand Finale based on judges and jury scores. Cut off scores will be decided by the Judges/ Jury on the basis of the number of participants, their score level depending on the number of spaces available for the Grand Finale.

We strongly believe that positive-reinforcement is a crucial educational tool, which is integral to the construction of a child’s self-esteem. Our Judges strive to employ this philosophy in each of their evaluations.

  • Scores are averaged for all judges to determine the final score.
  • Audition scores can’t be disclosed apart from Judges and Juries.



The candidate should follow these rules for delivering the talent in their Semi Finale Competition. So read these guidelines carefully.

  • The Best Dancer talent which is going to be perform should be fun and riskless
  • The candidate should accomplish the talent within the time duration
  • The talent should accommodate with Positive attitude
  • Furnish the credibility in a confident demeanour
  • Keep it natural and keep it simple
  • Ensure your act/performance is of Universal category, which is safe for kids and families to watch



There are few obstructions for how to deliver the talent in both semblance and communication levels. Therefore, the candidates should follow those stipulations requisite.

  • Hair should be out of your face
  • Take off your glasses because it would be helpful in judging your eye contact
  • Tone inflection and delivery should be like a normal conversation
  • Avoid gobbling, chewing, chomping, gnawing or nibbling your words
  • Don’t burble
  • Don’t turn your back to the Judges/Jury, unless required by the performance
  • Don’t be insightful, if the content is not new or fresh
  • Comprisal of any political party names or their activities or any controversial topic or any incidents regarding individuals is strictly proscribed during the performance.
  • Contestants will stop their performance if they exceed the time limit.
  • The talent must be substantially genuine. If any fraudulence is found, then the contestant should be notified of disqualification before the winners are announced.
  • Consumption of any properties/stunts for performance must be acquaint earlier

Make a roadmap for your performance and ready to rehearse before the Competition. You have roughly 2 minutes to bring off your skills with this round. Tell yourself that your enactment is powerful and you are a strong Contestant. You owe it to yourself to have fun and utilize those 2 minutes. Keep your energy as high as possible. Be passionate about what you say. Have fun!!!



We appreciate that parents, friends and families want to do more to showcase the talent and help the child to win this International Award. To achieve this, we will be giving 5 points to a child. So, it’s important that you all keep sharing the child’s top photos and videos with your friends and families on social media, e.g. Facebook, YouTube and on Instagram. You can hashtag that photo or video as #CHILDFULLNAME #IETSEASON2 #FUNKIDSINDIA #INDIASEMERGINGTALENT #IETS2SemiFinale #IETTOP100

Hence, the final score will include these points. More you campaign, the more score the child will get. This will be calculated in a percentile. The Top SELF CAMPAIGN will have 5 points and rest will have a percentile of that.

For example, when we search with a Child Name using a hashtag, we will look at the numbers of post tags, shares, comments etc. on the photo and video of the child. One child has done 100 posts share, got 1000 likes on those posts and he/ she has done the maximum self-campaign as per the research, then this child will get a full 5 points. Rest children will get percentile points.

So it’s good to keep sharing the posts and use correct hashtags. This will increase the chances of your child to get bonus points.

Our Website and Social Media platforms links are below.

Good luck!! Have a great Fun Learning with Fun Kids India.




The Judges, Contestants, Audience and Fun Kids India Crew should follow the safety measures while gathering for the Semi Finale.

  • Required Government Covid-19 Guidelines must be followed at all times. Please bring your masks, hand sanitizers, maintain 2-meter social distance for others etc.
  • While coming to the Competition, ensure to keep your family safe during travel and Semi Finale.
  • Be respectful to others all the time. Any inappropriate behavior won’t be tolerated against Fun Kids India Team, Judges, other contestants and families, audiences, etc.
  • Ensure to follow instructions given by Fun Kids India Team.
  • At the entry gate during Audition, you will be provided with a mask, hand sanitizer and also our team will check the temperature.
  • All will be required to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing and use hand sanitizers during the Audition. However, contestants, Judges, Jury, anchors and authorized persons will be exempt from wearing masks during the performances.

* Covid requirements are should and not Must. We should follow what Gov guidelines say.


* Live Semi Finale Day – 15th January, 2023

* Show Duration – 8 AM to 8 PM

* Venue: Dilli Haat Janakpuri, Lal Sain Mandir Marg, Virender Nagar, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110058, India.


Semi Finale selection process, performance videos and results will be released on FunKidsIndia website and partner channels.




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