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As expected, the number of entries for the Budapest Ballet Grand Prix has been increasing in September. The arts scene and the training centres are back in full swing, and more and more people are applying for Central Europe’s new classical ballet competition. Registrations for the Budapest Ballet Grand Prix are pouring in from all over the world, from Finland through China to Australia.

So far, 86 registrations have been received on the registration platform. In the last few days, the competition has received many registrations from China and Korea, but of course there are also registrations coming from a number of European countries.

The appeal of the Budapest Ballet Grand Prix lies in the location (the Hungarian capital, Budapest, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the National Dance Theatre and MÜPA are also excellent venues), the strength of the jury and the professionalism of the organising university. This was confirmed by the summer course held at the Hungarian Dance University recently, which was very well attended and many of the participants already indicated that they or some of their institutions would register for the Budapest Ballet Grand Prix in the autumn.

Based on the current numbers, it is certain that the first edition of the Budapest Ballet Grand Prix will be a high-quality international ballet competition with at least 60-70 participants after the pre-selection.

Moreover, as registration is still open, and partner institutions, including several Asian professional partners, have indicated that they would like to register, the organising committee may soon extend registration deadline until 20 October. An announcement related to this will be made soon.

Another important news regarding the Budapest Ballet Grand Prix is that a 50-minute summary of the gala will be broadcast on Hungarian public television channel M5. Given the preparations and the venue, the MÜPA, the television coverage and the high level of social media activity during the competition will further increase the quality of the competition.


(Photo by Pál Csillag)