Sayyandi Paadam Registration

Sayyandi Paadam 2024 - Guidelines

Competition Format

  • Dancing competition include SOLO and GROUP Dances.
  • Dancing Categories: Classical and Non-Classical
  • Classical Dance types:  Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam.
  • Non- Classical Dance types:  Light Music, Movie and Folk Songs
  • Age Categories: Junior, Senior

Dances: (Solo and Group)

Senior – 14 years and above
Junior - 7 years to 13 years

  • Classical – Junior
  • Classical – Senior
  • Non-Classical – Junior
  • Non-Classical – Senior
  • Classical – Junior
  • Classical – Senior
  • Non-Classical – Junior
  • Non-Classical – Senior


  • Performers residing in the USA only are eligible to participate in the competition.

Age Calculation Rule: 
Participants are to be calculated by age as of May 1st,2024. Age at 0.5 will automatically be rounded up to the higher age category. If requested, each contestant MUST provide proof of age.


  • All performers must register for the Competition.
  • Registration Fee for SOLO Contestant: ATA Member $20, Non ATA members $40 and GROUP (all contestants): ATA Member: $50, Non ATA members: $100
  • Please reach the contacts in the flyer for registration questions or concerns.

Dance Competition Rules:

  • Number of participants to be included in the group.
  • Minimum of 3 Participants for Non-Classical
  • Minimum of 2 Participants for classical
  • Maximum of 10 Participants in both categories. 
  • The songs for Folk dancing can be in any Indian language.
  • The Film dancing can be medley songs of any language
  • The songs for the classical category should be in any language.
  • If a group has performers from multiple age groups, please submit the entry in the category based on the maximum age of the performers. Please note older age kids cannot participate in the younger age groups.
  • Junior participants may perform in senior groups.  However, senior participants CANNOT perform in junior groups.
  • Final decision of the age group shall be made by the organizers in case of any confusion and have FINAL authority to proceed so forth.

Competition Rounds

Semi-Final Round:

  • All registered contestants will be performing live at the respective location/City in front of judges.
  • Maximum Time Limit - Classical 5 minutes and Non-Classical 4 minutes.
  • All the semi-round participants will be recognized with prestigious 18th ATA conference participation certificates.
  • Winner and Runner in each location/City will be recognized & awarded with 18th ATA conference Trophy/Plaque/Gift Hamper.
  • All the semifinal round winners who will be participating in the grand FINALE will be given free entrance to the conference. Any guests accompanying apart from the participant will have to register for the conference at regular price for entry.

Final Round:

  • Winners from each location will get a chance to compete in Final Round at 18th ATA Conference & Convention from June 7th, 8th and 9th  2024.
  • This will be live performance in front of judges.
  • Judges will be famous dance director’s from Indian cinema in final round
  • Maximum Time Limit - Classical 5 minutes and Non-Classical 4 minutes.
  • Final Round Winners and Runners will be awarded ATA Sayyandi Paadam Title.
  • ATA Sayyandi Paadam Title winners will get a chance to perform in front of CELEBRITIES and DIGNITARIES during prime time in the convention.


  • Applicants must agree to abide by all the rules, as changed from time to time by the Organizers. ATA is not responsible for the promises (such as recognition and awards by celebrities) as things might change on the fly and might go beyond our control.
  • The Organizers are not responsible for any delays or non-receipt of applications on any account and for any reason whatsoever.
  • The final round expenses (travel & stay) will have to be borne by the contestant(S)
  • Props can be used set it up with in the given time and used props should not create any mess on the stage.
  • The Organizers are not responsible for any loss or physical injury that occurs to the contestant on account of their participation in the event. The applicant will participate at her own risk and can have no claim against ATA in any regard.
  • By being registered for this event, the participant and their family authorizes the use and reproduction by ATA, or anyone authorized by ATA to any photographs, audio and/or video recordings without compensation.
  • All electronic or non-electronic negatives, positives and prints, and other digital files from or related to the event shall constitute as ATAs property, solely and completely.
  • In the event of any dispute, the Organizers decisions are final and binding on the applicant.

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