The World Championships of Performing Arts was launched after the 1984 Olympic Games were staged in Los Angeles. Griff O’Neil wanted singers, dancers, actors, models and musicians to have an Olympics of their own. Thus the World Championships of Performing Arts was inaugurated.
The event begins with a colorful Opening Ceremonies where each country’s team of talent shows pride in representing their respective countries. Coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze WCOPA medals represent the symbol of excellence. Contestants compete as individuals and groups but represent their country as a TEAM. Judging the competitions are experts in the field of entertainment and the ability to network internationally make for a rare, extraordinary global experience.
In addition to providing over $500,000.00 USD in scholarships for continuing entertainment industry education, a privileged Worldstars Boot Camp held prior to the start of competition where top instructors and performers in Hollywood provide invaluable tips about the business and what it takes to make it in the industry.
Every contestant attending the World Championships of Performing Arts system is screened, qualified and selected under specific guidelines established by WCOPA, and executed by Scouts and licensed National Directors from the invited countries. Contestant-at-large procedures are available where there is no director.
There are six (6) categories of competition for junior competition: (ages 5 to 15): dancing, singing, modeling, acting, instrumentals and variety arts: JUNIOR: (1) 5 to 7 (2) 8 to 10 (3) 11 to 12 (4) 13 to 15
The six (6) categories for senior competition: (ages 16 and over) are: dancing, singing, modeling, acting, instrumentals and variety arts: SENIOR: (1) 16 to 17 (2) 18 to 24 (3) 25 to 29 (4) 30 Plus
Acting: Classical, Comical, Contemporary, Dramatic and Open.
Dancing: Acro/Gymnastic, Ballet, Ballroom, Clogging, Contemporary, Ethnic/Folklore, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Open, Production Line, Tap, Song and Dance
Modeling: Casual, Formal, Photo, Spokesmodel, Swimwear (Commercial, Plus and Petite are in addition to Runway)
Vocal: Broadway, Country, Contemporary, Gospel, Latin, Open, Opera, Original Works, Pop, R&B/Soul/Jazz, Rap, Rock, Variety and World. All vocal styles are also offered in Vocal Self-Accompaniment.
Instrumental: Classical, contemporary, Jazz, Open, and Original Works
Variety Acts: 3 and under props, 4 and over props, act with assistance and act without assistance.
To learn more about the event, Please visit http://wcopa.com/about-us/about-us-wcopa
Please go to http://wcopa.com/contestants/how-to-be-a-contestant to apply for audition.