Rules

RULES FOR SDC

ALL DANCERS COMPETING AT SDC MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED NO MORE THAN 14 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION OR AMENDMENTS AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE OR ON THE DAY.

BATTLES

House & Hip Hop

There is no more than 20 dancers per age category per battle competing. Each dancer will freestyle individually for the judge for 25 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 gets 2 rounds of 30 seconds each.

TEAMS

Teams must be between 5-25 dancers

(email bookings@soardance.com if you want your scoresheets and judges feedback)

AGE & LEVEL CATEGORIES AND TIME ALLOWANCE

6 & Under/8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under/Parents

Newcomers – No more than 2:00 minutes allowed.

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

Novice – No more than 2:00 minutes allowed.

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

Intermediate – No more than 2:30 minutes allowed.

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

Advanced – No more than 2:30 minutes allowed.

Dancers CAN NOT compete in more that one team.

Soar Events Ltd have the right to condense their age and level category to ensure the smooth running of each event.

Teachers are able to dance in any team category (newcomer/intermediate/advanced) BUT are only permitted to dance in advanced for solo and duo categories

Our NEWCOMER category will become our lowest category and is for new teams aged up to 12 years old who are competing for the first time or have never placed top 5 at an SDC event.
Our NOVICE category is for teams who have competed before but NEVER placed top 3 in the Newcomer category. Also for dancers that have never competed before and will be competing in 14& Under, 16 & Under, 17 & Over category.
Our INTERMEDIATE category is for Teams who have placed 1st in our Novice category and placed top 3 twice in our Novice category.
Our ADVANCED category is for Teams who have placed 1st in our Intermediate category and placed top 3 in our Intermediate category.
If you don’t place top 5 in Advanced category with in the year you can email us at bookings@soardance.com to ask to be reconsidered to move back to Intermediate.

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 2×8 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.

Teachers MUST compete in Advanced.

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

6 & Under /8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under

Newcomers – This category will become our lowest category and is for solo dancers aged up to 12 years old who are competing for the first time or have never placed top 5 at an SDC event.

6 & Under /8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under/14 & Under/16 & Under/17 & Over

Novice – This category is for solo dancers who have competed before but NEVER placed top 3 in the Newcomer category. Also for dancers that have never competed before and will be competing in 14& Under, 16 & Under, 17 & Over category.

6 & Under /8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under/14 & Under/16 & Under/17 & Over

Intermediate – This category is for solo dancers who have placed 1st in our Novice category or placed top 3 twice in our Novice category.

6 & Under /8 & Under/10 & Under/12 & Under/14 & Under/16 & Under/17 & Over

Advanced – This category is for solo dancers who have placed 1st in our Intermediate category or placed top 3 twice in our Intermediate category.  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.
For example: dancer 1 competes in 12 & over advanced and dancer 2 competes in 16 & under newcomers. The duo competes in 16 & under advanced.

Teachers MUST compete in Advanced.

Dancers will use the number that was allocated to them for their duo. 

AGE & LEVEL CATEGORIES

6 & Under / 8 & Under / 10 & Under / 12 & Under / 14 & Under / 16 & Under / 17 & Over

Newcomers / Intermediate / Advanced

If you are competing in 6 & Under / 8 & Under / 10 & Under / 12 & Under in Novice for solos then you will compete in Newcomers for duos unless your partner is of a higher level. If you are competing in 14 & Under / 16 & Under / 17 & Over in Novice for solos then you will compete in Intermediate for duos unless your partner is of a higher level.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR SDC BRITISH & EUROPEANS

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 14 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 14 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.