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Please read over the outline and rules below, alternatively you can download the "Information and Guidelines" PDF

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Roxity Street / Hip Hop Competition

At Roxity we believe in fairness and inclusion with our competition structure. As such it may be a little different to other competitions, but is designed to help dancers develop within an environment where they are competing against dancers not only of a similar age but also a similar competition experience level. This not only promotes confidence within a dancer (especially at young ages, who feel more
comfortable knowing its a fair competition), but also gives the parents and teachers a clearer perspective on what levels their dancers are at within a group of their true peers.

This relies on dance teachers and parents entering their dancers into the correct age and experience categories. Meaning your dancers are always competing on a fair playing field. Within the rules under “Penalties. Deductions & Disqualifications” it highlights penalties for entering dancers into incorrect categories (solely at the judges discretion) and how this will be handled.

Age Groups
Age groups are strict for both solo and crew performances. All dancers be it as solo or in a crew must fall within the applicable age group. Age is based on age of competitor at date of competition.

PRIMARY - 3 to 7 years*
JUNIOR - 8 to 12 years
SENIOR - 13 years and above

Competition Experience Levels
To create a fair competition environment and help with development of dancers within the “Roxity” competition structure we have introduced “Experience Level” based categories as well as age groups.

Experience level categories are defined by the amount of competition experience a dancer has rather than their age. Meaning that not only physical development (what the age groups take into account) but also competition experience (the ability to perform under pressure) is taken into account. This gives the dancer who may be of a certain age, but has less/more experience as part of competitions the chance to compete within a fairer structure and acts as a guide for parents and teachers as to which category to place their dancers within.

At Roxity we feel “Competition Experience” is a good indicator of not only the confidence and skill levels of the dancer, but also the amount of time they have been dancing, and when coupled with age
categories gives the fairest representation for competitors.

We understand that the indicators we have chosen may not fit all dancers, so If dancers wish they may “level up” if they feel their experience levels are higher and want to compete at a higher level, but will be judged based on the category experience level they have chosen to enter.

*PRIMARY AGE GROUP The primary age group can only enter as “beginners” and are categorised purely according to their age. This means that younger dancers can enjoy the competition structure and gain experience, but until they reach a certain age (and physical development) are not put under undue pressure to be of a certain level as a dancer regardless of the amount of times they have performed, leaving them to enjoy the experience.

Competition Experience Categories
Beginner - 0 to 3 Competitions
Intermediate - 4 to 7 Competitions
Advanced - 8 Competitions and above

How to choose which category to enter into
1. Choose the relevant age grouping (age categories are strict for both solo and group entries)
2. Choose the relevant experience level (we allow a little flexibility for different experience levels within crew entries, see note below with guidelines for crew entries with various experience levels)

SOLO EXAMPLE
: A dancer aged 10 years old who has already undertaken 5 performances in competitions or shows would enter the INTERMEDIATE JUNIORS category.

CREW EXAMPLE
: We understand that your crew entries may be made up of various experience levels and that it is beneficial to lesser experienced dancers to become part of higher level crews to develop their skills. With this in mind we ask that a minimum ratio of 4:1 (or 80%) of the crew dancers are of the applicable experience level they are entering. For example in a crew entering the Junior Intermediate crew category with five dancers, four of the dancers would need to have the intermediate 3 to 6 performance experience level. One of the dancers can be of a lesser experience level BUT NOT OF A HIGHER. This gives you chance to integrate less experienced dancers into your crews to help them develop, but not take a unfair advantage by integrating higher level dancers. Please note that the crew will be judged on a whole based on the category experience level they have chosen to enter, therefore it is in our interest when possible to have crews with dancers of a similar level.

Categories

SOLOS
Beginners - Primary Street/Hip Hop Solos
Beginners - Junior Street/Hip Hop Solos
Beginners - Senior Street/Hip Hop Solos

Intermediate - Junior Street/Hip Hop Solos
Intermediate - Senior Street/Hip Hop Solos

Advanced - Junior Street/Hip Hop Solos
Advanced - Senior Street/Hip Hop Solos

CREWS
Beginners - Primary Street/Hip Hop Crews
Beginners - Junior Street/Hip Hop Crews
Beginners - Senior Street/Hip Hop Crews

Intermediate - Junior Street/Hip Hop Crews
Intermediate - Senior Street/Hip Hop Crews

Advanced - Junior Street/Hip Hop Crews
Advanced - Senior Street/Hip Hop Crews

Rules

Judges

Judges are independent and will be chosen by founders Steady and Rhimes based on experience and judging qualifications for this specific competition with a minimum of 3 judges on the panel. Judges
decision is final.

New specially designed judging criteria
Steady & Rhimes have designed the championships to reflect the styles, roots and movements of street and hip-hop. Below is a special set of new judging criteria that they will be looking for in the competition. Please review this and use it as a guide to help you choreograph and develop your street and hip hop solo and group performances.

“Roxity Championships” Street & Hip Hop Solo / Group Section Judging Criteria
A maximum of 20 points being awarded in each section.

Competitors will be judged on the following 6 sections…

1. Quality of Execution
Group synchronicity (group competition only)
Quality of styles
Precision of styles

2. Quality of Dance Genre
Understanding of hip-hop Genres. Routines must demonstrate a minimum of 3 styles of hip hop (house, waacking, breaking, locking, popping).

- Popping
- House
- Waacking
- Locking
- Breaking

(4 inclusion points per style to the maximum of 20 points, in order for style to score a minimum of 2 counts of 8 per style must be demonstrated)

3. Movement
Transitional creativity
Use of stage - Did they use the full stage
Levels – Did the choreography display different heights

4. Performance Quality
Entertainment value
Expression of personality
Overall performance

5. Music Interpretation
The level of movement in synchronisation with the music

6. Choreographic Ability
Originality – How original was the piece
Suitability of movement in conjunction with age, styles and moves
Overall technical ability

Penalties. Deductions & Disqualifications
Point deductions will be made for the following…
- Inappropriate movement - movement not inkeeping with competition style, obscene/offensive gestures
- Inappropriate or obscene lyrics, language or subject matter in the music
- Inappropriate experience level - If the judges conclude that a dancer (or dancers) have been entered in the incorrect competition experience level (for unfair advantage), for example an advanced level dancer has been entered into intermediate, then a initial warning and points deduction will be made. A second offence in a further entry will lead to disqualification. This is purely down to judges discretion and will be discussed in private with the dance teacher/parent.

Placings / Awards
Places 1 to 3 will be awarded with certificates & trophies. Further placing information will be published on social media after the competition.

General Rules

Discipline Description
Street and Hip Hop is a style of dance developed from urban dance crews and groups outside of the formality of the dance schools. Now embraced by the modern dance community Street and Hip Hop
feature exciting and explosive moves and acrobatics designed originally to win battles and challenges. Mainly performed to underground r&b and hip hop music this dance form can include various disciplines including popping, locking and breaking as well as embracing all other modern and emerging dance forms.

Time Limit
SOLOS - up to 2 minutes per entry
CREWS - up to 4 minutes per entry

Crew Numbers
Crews must have 3 dancers or more

In addition all IFDPA event and general competition rules apply, for more details please see www.ifdpa.co.uk.

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