Instructions for Submitting Pre-Recorded Dance Videos

  1. Record your performances using Zoom or your iPhone (horizontal) or a video camera. You must submit the final recording in mp4 or .mov format only
  2. In a couple of short sentences, describe what you will be presenting. Do not mention your name, your teacher’s name or music school’s name. Do not thank anyone or say anything other than just the basic information about the tune, rhythm, composer and style. OSAAT will not accept videos violating this rule. Examples of your introduction:
    • I will be presenting “Aigiri nandini”, a composition of Adi Shankaracharya in Bharatanatyam, Kalakshetra style, set to Revati raaga, Adi taala
    • I will be presenting “Neer bharat Jamuna tat par”, a Kathak dance in Lucknow gharana style, set to teen taal
  1. For each category you have registered in, submit 3 separate recordings, one for each round of the contest, not exceeding the duration specified in the contest rules. A few extra seconds – up to 30 – are fine in order to avoid ending the performance abruptly. Name your video files using the “Name_Category_Round” format below: As an example, contestant “Shilpa Dancer” needs to name her three videos for the Adult classical dance category as “shilpadancer_ACD_Pre”, “shilpadancer_ACD_Semi” and “shilpadancer_ACD_Fin”.
  2. Upload your videos to the folder using the link you received from us via email. This link is given only to registered contestants.
Category File name for the preliminary round File name for the semi-final round File name for the final round
Jr. Classical Dance Name_JCD_Pre Name_JCD-Semi Name_JCD_Fin
Jr. Semi-Classical Dance Name_JSCD-Pre Name_JSCD-Semi Name_JSCD-Fin
Jr. Folk Dance Name_JFD_Pre Name_JFD-Semi Name_JFD-Fin
Sr. Classical Dance Name_SCD_Pre Name_SCD-Semi Name_SCD_Fin
Sr. Semi-Classical Dance Name_SSCD-Pre Name_SSCD-Semi Name_SSCD-Fin
Sr. Folk Dance Name_SFD_Pre Name_SFD-Semi Name_SFD-Fin
Adult Classical Dance Name_ACD_Pre Name_ACD-Semi Name_ACD_Fin
Adult Semi-Classical Dance Name_ASCD-Pre Name_ASCD-Semi Name_ASCD-Fin
Adult Semi-Classical Dance Name_AFD_Pre Name_AFD-Semi Name_AFD-Fin

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