After much discussion with Cinecitta World and the authorities in Rome , we can confirm, as of this moment in time, DWC is not planning to cancel the finals in Rome and the event will still go ahead as planned.
With minimum people being infected in Rome and the recoveries starting to grow, and with over 3 months until the event we are positive that the situation will not have an effect on the Finals.
We attach the response from the CEO of Cinecitta World Mr Stefano Cigarini , at the end of this statement.
Dance World Cup will of course be monitoring the situation closely and updates on the event will be posted accordingly.
DWC has decided to limit the number of competitors to 5000 for 2020. At present DWC has 3000 competitors already registered. When we reach the limit of 5000 competitors, any additional competitors wishing to register will be placed on a waiting list. Dance schools are required to register as normal in the DWC system, with entries and payments in full required by 30 April 2020. If we have not received your payment by the very latest of 02 May 2020 , then your registration of entries will be cancelled by DWC and the places passed to the schools that we have on the waiting list.
Should the competition have to be cancelled due to the Italian Government forbidding flights in and out of Rome in June and the venue having to close for public events, DWC will arrange a refund package for all the dance schools that have paid to enter the competition. This also applies to countries whose governments forbid their citizens to travel to Italy in the month of June whilst the competition is still running. In the event that a dancer cannot compete for medical reasons a request for a refund of entry fees will be considered on presentation of a medical certificate.
There will be a Q and A section set up on our website in the next few days should you have any questions regarding the situation.
DWC are excited for the finals in Rome in June. We have taken our advice from Doctors, Travel specialists, Governments , WHO and of course our partners Cinecitta World to enable to give you the information that we can at this present time.
We look forward to welcoming hopefully everyone to Rome and celebrating our best competition to date.
Dance World Cup 26 June – 4 July 2020 in Rome
Statement from the Cinecitta World CEO
To whom it may concern
Dear guests and participants of Dance World Cup 2020,
We intend to inform you that Cinecittà World Park will open the 2020 season from April to January 2021.
The current statistics regarding the Covid-19 in Italy, widely known as “CoronaVirus”, show us that the virus has affected so far a percentage equal to 0,008% of the overall Italian Population (1 person every 12.500).
This infection is mostly concentrated in 2 areas situated in the north of Italy, around 600km away from Rome where Cinecittà World theme park is located. In the whole Lazio Region, where Rome sits, only 8 patients overall have been hospitalized so far.
The Italian authorities have undergone an extensive, strong and precautionary isolation protocol, in order to manage, at the maximum level of security, the outflow of the virus. This includes the temporary lockdown of public activites, schools and events. This mesure is due to expire by April 3rd.
While we will keep monitoring the situation, we acknowledge that the number of recoveries is starting to grow, therefore at the current moment we have no reason to doubt that the Virus will NOT affect any activity scheduled during Summer 2020, including the “Dance World Cup”.
Therefore we invite you to continue with your selections, national competitions and booking process to Rome. We are looking forward to host you for a memorable event.
CEO Cinecittà World
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