Styles descriptions and rules

Street Dance Division

STREET DANCE SHOWteams

A show dance number put together by using various street dance styles. Other styles may be used, but the street style must dominate. The composition must have a theme or an idea. 

Decorations, props and thematic costumes may be used to narrate the story. 

Lifts and acrobatic elements are allowed but should not dominate. 

HIP-HOPteams

A dance composition using primarily hip-hop technique and moves. Street dance styles such as hip-hop, house, vogue, brake, reggae, etc. are suitable. Different styles can be combined or limited to one style in one number. 

Props and decorations are not allowed. 

Focus is on technique, synchronization, musicality and rhythm.

Classical and Contemporary Division

CONTEMPORARYteams

An interpretive routine using a contemporary/modern style. Category combines classical dance techniques and modern dance bodywork. Choreography should incorporate balance, control, and extension moves. Distinctive features include contraction-release, floorwork, unexpected direction and speed shifts. 

The composition must have a theme or an idea. Props and decorations are allowed. 

Classical dance and acrobatic elements are allowed, but they should not dominate.

LYRICAL JAZZteams

A dance style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics and modern dance. Composition involves the use of balance, flexibility and control utilizing the lyrics and feeling of the music. The focus is on jumps and turns characteristic of jazz dance and classical dance.

Props and decorations are allowed. 

Classical dance and acrobatic elements are allowed, but they should not dominate.

Entertainment division

BROADWAY/CHARACTER DANCEteams

A dance composition featuring various aspects of ballet and jazz. The routine is incorporating dance, characters and costumes into portraying a story from real life, movies, shows, musicals, etc. Costumes, music and dance movements must be appropriate to the character being presented.

Props and decorations are allowed. 

Acrobatic elements are allowed, but they should not dominate.

POP DANCEteams

Dance composition can mix different dance styles and create your own individual dance language based on different genres and techniques. The music used is usually different types of pop, electronic or any other mainstream style. The dances are generally vibrant and entertaining in nature and include shows in the broadest sense, offering the audience visual and artistic enjoyment.

Props and decorations are allowed. 

Acrobatic elements are allowed, but they should not dominate.

Improvisation division

STREET DANCE solo freestyle

Improvisational category, organizers music, music tempo could vary in different speeds.

Focus is on dancer’s sense of style, mastering different urban techniques, variety of movements, musicality, etc. Acrobatic and break dance elements (flips, flac, windmill, etc.) may be performed only with great caution.

In every round, dancers improvise two turns for approx. 1:00 per turn.

CONTEMPORARY DANCEsolo freestyle

Improvisational category, organizers music, music tempo could vary in different speeds.

Focus is on dancer’s personal body language, movements, emotions and musicality. Dancers can use and mix different dance styles. Acrobatic elements may be performed only with great caution and are not recommended.

In every round, dancers improvise two turns for approx. 1:00 per turn.