Dance Competition

2018 NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition Registration Starts

NTD’s 8th International Classical Chinese Dance Competition will hold a preliminary round in Hong Kong in June this year. In September, the preliminary round, semi-finals, finals and awards ceremony will be held in Manhattan, New York. We sincerely invite professional Chinese classical dancers from all over the world to participate.


Asia Pacific Hong Kong Preliminary
Register online:
Hotline: 852 3709 1111

New York Preliminary
Register online:
Hotline: 1-646-736-2988


Introduction to NTD’s International Classical Chinese Dance Competition

Classical Chinese dance has helped pre‐serve 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Built on traditional aesthetics, it was once passed down among the people, in imperial courts, and through ancient plays. Over thousands of years, it was constantly refined, eventually developing into the vast and distinctly Chinese dance form we know today.

Classical Chinese dance has its own set of training methods in basic skills and has strict training in both physical expression and specific postures. It also involves learning combinations of leaps, turns, flips, spins, and other aerial and tumbling techniques. It is a vast and independent system of dance.

China’s deep cultural traditions are contained in classical Chinese dance, allowing its movements to be richly expressive, such that the personalities and feelings of characters can be portrayed with unparalleled clarity. It is therefore capable of depicting scenes from any time period, whether ancient or modern, Eastern or Western, in a strikingly vivid way.

Classical Chinese dance, known for its incredible flips and spins, and its gentle elegance, is one of the most rigorous and expressive art forms in the world.

Hosted by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD TV) since 2007, NTD’s International Classical Chinese Dance Competition, as the only international platform aiming at reviving, developing and promoting the authentic classical Chinese dance, has quickly gained the recognitions and attracted more and more talents to participate. Contestants from over a dozen countries and regions worldwide come to New York City to compete and showcase the top‐level technique and choreography. Along its over 10‐year journey, NTD’s Classical Chinese Dance Competition has produced over 30 world champions.


2016 7th NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition Winners

Junior Female Division

Gold Award:Michelle Lian
Silver Award: Karina Fu
Bronze Award: Emily Pan, Cheney Wu, Jenni Song, Shindy Cai, Olivia Chang
Honorable Mention Award: Hannah Jao, Kathy Rui Wu, Hui-Yi Fan

Junior Male Division

Gold Award: Roy Chen
Silver Award: Antony Kuo
Bronze Award: Tony Zhao, Alan Lee, Deng-Fu Cheng
Honorable Mention Award: Joe Chang, Chih Chiech Chao

Adult Female Division

Gold Award: Evangeline Zhu, Elsie Shi
Silver Award: Lin-Jieh Huang, Jane Chen, Cherie Zhou
Bronze Award: Daisy Wang
Honorable Mention Award: Ellie Rao, YiLi Baumann

Adult Male Division

Gold Award: Kenji Kobayashi, Alvin Song, Jay Huang
Silver Award: Danny Li, Monty Mou, Benjamin Lee
Bronze Award: Felix Sun, Tim Lin, Albert Yang, Jason Pan, Victor Li