Full Categories List
Category Code - Category
BPSHHS - Beginners Primary Street/Hip Hop Solos
BJSHHS - Beginners Junior Street/Hip Hop Solos
BSSHHS - Beginners Senior Street/Hip Hop Solos
IJSHHS - Intermediate Junior Street/Hip Hop Solos
ISSHHS - Intermediate Senior Street/Hip Hop Solos
AJSHHS - Advanced Junior Street/Hip Hop Solos
ASSHHS - Advanced Senior Street/Hip Hop Solos
Category Code - Category
BPSHHC - Beginners Primary Street/Hip Hop Crews
BJSHHC - Beginners Junior Street/Hip Hop Crews
BSSHHC - Beginners Senior Street/Hip Hop Crews
IJSHHC - Intermediate Junior Street/Hip Hop Crews
ISSHHC - Intermediate Senior Street/Hip Hop Crews
AJSHHC - Advanced Junior Street/Hip Hop Crews
ASSHHC - Advanced Senior Street/Hip Hop Crews
Judges - Judges are independent and will be chosen 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 - Designed 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.
Street & Hip Hop Championships 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). Don’t be afraid if this looks daunting, you will probably find you are incorporating the majority of the styles below into your choreography already!
(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)
Use of stage - Did they use the full stage*
Levels – Did the choreography display different heights
*a 2 metre distance must be kept between you and fellow dancers if part of a crew, therefore points will not be deducted for being unable to use the full stage
4. Performance Quality
Expression of personality
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 in keeping 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 an 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.
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.
SOLOS - up to 2 minutes per entry
CREWS - up to 4 minutes per entry
Crews must minimum 5 dancers, maximum 20.