Dance Participant Registration - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps to register for a Dance item as a performer?

  • You will need to have an account (or create one) with the Festival of India website, before you can register to participate as a dance performer. 
  • Read and agree to all the guidelines listed below.
  • Provide all dance information on the online Registration Form. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
  • Details about your dance registration will be emailed to you. (You should get your dance ID from your choreographer before you register as a dance participant)

How can I create an account on the Festival of India website?

For the first time, when you register, you will be asked to create a new account. You will be required to validate the email address you provide during the creation of the account. This validation will happen by our system sending a validation message to your email address and you will then need to acknowledge the validation link, before your account creation process is complete. 

What if I forget my password after creating an account?

You can create a new password by going under “Login” page and clicking on “Forgot my password” link- the link will then guide you to reset your password.

How can I look at what information is needed for the online Registration form?

Please click here to view the Dance Registration form, that will need to be completed during the registration process.

What happens after I complete the Registration form and submit it?

It gets sent to the festival performance committee, for review, completeness and approval. A confirmatory email will be sent to you shortly after you have completed dance participant registration - make sure you check your dance ID in that email to confirm your participation for the correct dance item. 

What if I want to edit my participant registration?

You can edit your dance participant registration by logging into your account and clicking "My Registrations" tab and following the drop down menu "Dance Participant Registrations" to edit your registration.

How many dances can I participate?

According to our guidelines, any participant can only dance in only one item.

What if I have questions that are not addressed above?

Please contact the performance committee at

To participate in the Festival of India (FOI), you are required to follow the following guidelines.

  • Festival Dates are Saturday (9/08/2018) and Sunday (9/09/2018)
  • Participants and Choreographers need to be available on both days of the Festival.
  • Minimum age of participants (on or before August 31, 2018):
    • Belk Theater Stage: 10 years or older
    • Outside on the street Stage: 7 years or older
    • NO EXCEPTIONS will be permitted and the Committee can request a Birth Certificate to resolve any issues
  • Number of dancers per group:
    • Belk Theater Stage: 6 or more (with the exception of minimum 4 performers for pure Classical only).
    • Outside on the street Stage: 4 or more
    • Fashion show (Maximum 20 participants)
    • NO EXCEPTIONS will be allowed
  • Maximum number of entries per participant:
    • 1 performance only (No exceptions!)
  • Costumes:
    • All costumes have to be representative of Indian culture, diversity and couture of various regions of India; and have to be at least knee length with leggings underneath as appropriate.
    • Costumes are subject to final approval by the committee
  • Audition:
    • YouTube auditions are mandatory and has to be submitted by 11.59 PM on July 10th , 2018
    • Upon request and per Committee decision, Live auditions may be required.
  • Registration:
    • Deadline: All registration closes by 11:59 PM on July 10th, 2018
  • All performances must be uniquely Indian, in that they materially relate to and enhance depiction and propagation of Indian culture.
  • FOI has full discretion on approving the kind of performances on stage.
  • All day parking options are available near the festival site, at a number of parking decks, at discounted venue parking fees.

YES. I have read all 2018 participant guidelines and wish to proceed with Registration