Rules

RULES FOR SDC

ALL DANCERS COMPETING AT SDC MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED NO MORE THAN 7 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION ON THE DAY.

 

BATTLES
House & Breaking (Plus Hip Hop for Midlands)

There is no more than 20 dancers per age category per battle competing. Each dancer will freestyle individually for the judge for 20 seconds. The judge picks out their top 8 for the 1v1 battle. Each dancer gets 30 seconds to battle it out against another dancer. In the final each dancer get 45 seconds.

 

TEAMS

Teams must be between 5-25 dancers
(score sheets will be emailed out within 7 days after the event)

AGE & LEVEL CATEGORIES AND TIME ALLOWANCE

8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under/14 & Under/16 & Under/17+/Parents

Newcomers – No more than 2:00 minutes allowed.
Intermediate – No more than 2:30 minutes allowed.
Advanced – No more than 3:00 minutes allowed.

Dancers CAN NOT compete in more that one team.

Penalties will be used for the following:

  • Swearing or any bad language in music
  • Music over allotted time
  • Inappropriate movement
  • There must be no more than 25% above the age category in the team.

JUDGES CRITERIA

  • CHOREOGRAPHY

    With the rise in Youtube over the past couple of years and non street style (foundational) choreography being popular

    this section is where you will be judged on non foundation street dance styles

    You will be judged on

    – Cleanliness of dancers in the team

    – The precision of movement

    – The synchronicity of dancers

    – The ability of the team as a whole

    (please note that if your whole set is made up of foundational styles then you will still be judged on the guidelines set above.)

 

  • VARIETY/EXECUTION

    This is where you will be judged how well you execute the foundation styles in your team performance.

    Age and level will be taken into account.

    We also expect more diversity in the steps and encourage you to look into the styles and the different vocabulary available

    We suggest showing at least 3 foundation styles throughout your routine. 2 points will be awarded for each style shown, gaining a maximum of 6 bonus points.

    A further 4 points can be gained for the quality of those styles

    We need to see at least 2x8 for the style to count

    Focus should be on Quality not Quantity

    There won’t be any deductions for more than 3 styles shown.

    Styles we recognise are

    – HIP HOP

    – HOUSE

    – POPPING

    – LOCKING

    – KRUMP

    – WAACKING

    – VOGUING

    – BREAKING

    – DANCEHALL

 

  • MOVEMENT

    This is where you are judged on your use of the floor and how the team moves around it.

    How clean your formations and the shapes are.

    Smooth transitions from position to position.

    Use of original movement

 

  • MUSICALITY/CREATIVITY

    This is where you will be judged on your interpretation of the music.

    Originality of moves

    Original music choices.

    Complexity of music phrasing.

    Creativity of movement to music/lyrics

 

  • PERFORMANCE

    This is where you will be judged on your performance.

    The energy the team bring to the floor.

    The enthusiasm that every member brings.

    The confidence in the performance.

    How engaged with the judges and audience the team are.

 

 

SOLOS

Dancers must compete in their age & level category set out by SDC rules. We advise and encourage all dancers to freestyle and NOT come with a set routine to compete in this category to the music played at random by our DJ.
All dancers will have a pre-allocated number with their name and what category with age & level written on the back. These numbers can be collected from their teacher. If you are competing without your school, you can collect your number from the reception desk upon entry.

AGE & LEVEL CATEGORIES

8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under/14 & Under/16 & Under/17+

Newcomers – This Category is open for all dancers who have not competed at SDC but wish to start at this level.  If you HAVE NOT been placed in the TOP 5 at SDC then this category is for you.

Intermediate – This Category is open for all dancers who have not competed at SDC but wish to start at this level. If you HAVE been placed in the TOP 5 Newcomers category more than 2 times at SDC then this category is for you.

Advanced – This Category is open for all dancers who have not competed at SDC but wish to start at this level. If you HAVE been placed in the TOP 5 Intermediate category more than 2 tome at SDC then this category is for you. A teacher competing must compete in this category.

Once you have started a level category you can not go down a category unless you have gone up an age category.

 

DUOS

Dancers must compete in the age & level category of the eldest and more experienced dancer of the 2 dancers competing. Dancers will use the number that was allocated to them for their duo. This will clearly be marked on the back of the number to which Duo number is to be used (especially those that are competing in Solos & Battles as well). If dancers have not competed in Solos, then this will be clearly marked as a Duo only number.

AGE & LEVEL CATEGORIES

8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under/14 & Under/16 & Under/17+

Newcomers / Intermediate / Advanced

 

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR SDC BRITISH

Compete at our regional SDC events. The below qualify to compete at our SDC British Weekender.

Teams / Solos / Duos – Place Top 5 in any age & level category

Battles – Place Top 2 in any style and age category.

 

PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY FOR SDC COMPETITIONS

Once registered, payment will be required to secure your place at SDC.

Deadline for registration and payment is 7 days before the SDC event you are attending.

If you need to amend your registration & booking numbers of dancers & spectators please email bookings@soardance.com
7 days prior to the event you have booked onto. Any amendments to your booking after the deadline date, your tickets will still need to be paid for in full. However you are more than welcome to sell your tickets to someone else.

However, if you need to cancel your registration or any dancer/spectator tickets you have pre-ordered and paid for in full, a part refund will be refunded within the first 7 days of purchase. Refunds are issued within 7 days after each SDC event.