Rules, Disciplines, Categories & Age Divisions

Bellow you can find all info about our dance contest.

Categories:

In duo/trio, group and formation categories the eldest dancer's date of birth determines the age division.

  • SOLO: 1 dancer
  • DUO/TRIO: 2 - 3 dancers
  • GROUP: 4 - 12 dancers
  • FORMATION: 13 - 30 dancers
  • PRODUCTION: 31+ dancers

Age divisions

A dancer’s age division is determined by his or her year of birth as it falls within the calendar year of the competition.

  • MINI: 5 – 8 years (2018 - 2015)
  • KIDS: 9 – 12 years (2014 - 2011)
  • JUNIOR: 13 – 16 years (2010 - 2007)
  • ADULT: 17 years and over (2006 and over)
  • SENIOR: 31+ years (1992 and over)

Younger dancers than determined for a particular Age Division can dance in each Age Division, under the condition that they are no more than two years younger than the lower age limit of Age Division in which they are dancing. 20% of older dancers than determined for a particular Age Division can dance in each Age Division, under the condition that they are no more than two years older than the highest age limit of Age Division in which they are dancing. Specific exemptions are allowed in agreement with the organizer. 

Productions are groups where dancers of all Age Divisions can dance without limitations. 

DANCE DISCIPLINES

URBAN 

Urban encompasses choreographies of different street dance styles, such as hip hop, street dance, break dance, electric boogie etc. It could be only technical choreograph or it could be integrated into a story. Stage props are permitted.

HIP HOP solo battle

Different hip hop dance styles. Stage props are not permitted. Dancers dance on organiser’s music. First round is presentation round so judges can choose who will battle.

BREAK DANCE solo battle

Break dance elements with footwork. Stage props are not permitted. Dancers dance on organiser’s music. First round is presentation round so judges can choose who will battle.

DISCO DANCE

Disco dance elements and dance technique. Stage props are not permitted. Dancers dance on organiser’s music.

SHOW DANCE 

Show dance is based on jazz technique, classical ballet technique and modern-contemporary dance technique. Technique of other dance disciplines can be incorporated, but should not dominate the performance. Story, presented by dancers, is the essential component of individual performances.

JAZZ 

Jazz is an extremely diverse art form. The entire routine must consist of jazz work, i.e. jazz technique turns, jumps isolations, stretch etc. Acrobatic elements are not permitted. Choreography must consist of basic jazz elements.

MODERN 

Modern dance is based on a relaxed, free movement-dancing, choreographers use feelings and moods to design their own dance steps. The entire dance routine must consist of modern dance techniques and current trends.

BALLET

Dancers in this discipline must present Classical Ballet Technique and style and must perform it in soft ballet slippers or Pointe shoes. Lyrical, modern and modern jazz techniques and pieces are not permitted in this discipline.

ORIENTAL

This style of dance is based on classical RagsSharqi style and can contain elements of other oriental folk dances and styles.

OPEN

All other dance styles that are not determinate as individual categories (tap, majorette dance, pom pon, twirling, latino show, salsa, fitness dance, folk and ethnic dance, Bollywood, acrobatic dance, para dance, zumba dance ...)

PRODUCTIONS

A production is defined as an elaborate theatrical presentation. It must contain a clear theme and story with a beginning, middle and end. Its primary purpose is audience entertainment. All dance styles are allowed. There are no age restrictions in productions and dancers from different age divisions can compete.

NEW 2024: If there are less than 3 registered choreographies in certain DISCIPLINE, competitors will be moved under OPEN discipline!

PERFORMANCE AND TIME LIMITS

There is a maximum of 30 seconds allowed for scenic set up for each performance. Dancers themselves, with the exception of dancers from the MINI category, must set up the scene. Dancers also have 30 seconds to break down the scene after the performance and to leave the dance floor clean and intact. Any damage, done to the dance floor/stage as a consequence of performance or movement of scenic props is the responsibility of the club/school.


TIME LIMITS:


SOLO: 1:00 – 2:15
DUO/TRIO: 1:00 – 2:15
GROUP: 1:30 – 3:00 NEW!!!
FORMATION: 2:00 – 4:00
PRODUCTION: 3:00 – 5:00
Music, exceeding the allotted time, will be muted at the upper time limit. A margin of +/- 2 seconds is allowed.


MUSIC:


Music must be appropriate for the performance and age division of dancers. Music in MINI, KIDS and JUNIOR categories must not contain offensive or vulgar expressions.
The club/school submits music via online link sent by the Organizer. It is advised that club/school representatives keep a copy of the music on USB, in case of any potential trouble with the submitted music.


JUDGES AND JUDGING:


The judging panel is comprised of renowned dance experts (judges, coaches, choreographers), both national and international, picked based on their credentials by the Organizer. Appointed judges are experts from difference dance genres.

Each category is judged by at least 5 judges, at least 3 of them specialised for the dance discipline they have been delegated to judge.

Judges evaluate each routine using points from 1 - worst to 10 - best in the following parameters:
- Technique
- Music and rhythm
- Interpretation
- Choreography
- Impression

The final result is the arithmetic mean of the scores that have been assigned by all the judges, where the best and worst scores for each evaluated parameter have been discarded.

The winner in each category is the routine that has been evaluated with the highest number of points. If two or more routines reach the same number of points, the winner is the routine that has the highest number of points in the technique parameter. If it is not possible to determine the winner even after that, the deciding factor become the highest number of points in parameter music and rhythm, then interpretation, choreography and lastly also synchronization. If after the mentioned order of parameters it is still not possible to determine a winner, best routines share the first place.