COMPETITION RULES

1. SUBMISSION PROCESS

Requirements:
Audition Video

  • The audition video may be of your dance group’s most recent performance.
  • Make sure your video showcases the very best of your group’s abilities.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept dance class footage as an audition video. Entries that include dance class footage will be disqualified.

2. COMPETITION ENTRIES

Junior Division

  • Any act with ages seventeen (17) or under.
  • Groups may have a maximum number of four (4) registered dancers.
  • Music and performance time must not exceed six (6) minutes in length.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 40EUR.

Junior Team Division

  • Any act with ages seventeen (17) or under.
  • Teams must have a minimum number of five (5) registered dancers.
  • Music and performance time must not exceed six (6) minutes in length.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 25EUR.

Upper Division

  • Any act with ages eighteen (18) or over.
  • Groups may have a maximum number of four (4) registered dancers.
  • Music and performance time must not exceed six (6) minutes in length.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 40EUR.

Team Division

  • Groups must have a minimum number of five (5) registered dancers.
  • Open for all ages / adults, college students, and professional dancers but is open for ALL AGES.
  • Music and performance time must not exceed six (6) minutes in length.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 25EUR.

3. SHOWCASE ENTRIES

Junior Showcase

  • All group members must be 17 or under.
  • Groups must have a maximum of four (4) registered dancers.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 30EUR.

Junior Team Showcase

  • Groups must have a maximum of four (4) registered dancers.
  • All group members must be seventeen (17) years of age or under.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 15EUR.

Upper Showcase

  • Groups must have four (4) registered dancers or less.
  • Upper Division is for groups, solos, duets, trios and quads ages eighteen (18) and over.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 30EUR.

Team Showcase

  • Groups must have a minimum number of five (5) registered dancers.
  • Open for all ages / adults, college students, and professional dancers.
  • The price for registration for each dancer is 15EUR.

Once your group has submitted an audition video, the World of Dance Team will begin the audition process. After your video has been evaluated, we’ll let you know the answer either way. Your group’s primary contact will be notified with whether or not you’ve been accepted to compete/perform.

4. REGISTRATION & PAYMENT PROCESS

The spotlight is almost yours. But first, the paperwork: Once you have been accepted to compete/showcase, you must submit a registration form and payment. If accepted, the World of Dance Tour Team will provide a registration link and payment link to your primary contact.

Registration Requirements

  • Your registration form must include your bio. Make it great! Your bio will be used to introduce your performance at the World of Dance event.
  • Your registration form must include your city of representation. This will be included in the event flyer.
  • Your registration form must include the name of each member participating in the World of Dance event.

5. MUSIC

Music
All dance groups must submit performance music 3 weeks prior to the World of Dance event date. All music must be in an mp3 or m4a format and emailed to the region you are applying for -­‐ Example: music@wodgreece.com. The email format should be as follows:
Email Title: Team Name x Category
Example: WOD Crew x Junior Division

Music Screening Process
After your dance group has submitted your music, the World of Dance Tour Team will make sure it meets our standards. The following rules apply:
Profanity and inappropriate or offensive language are NOT allowed. Since World of Dance is a family event, all music must be clean. Explicit content is also NOT allowed.
Music and performance time for groups (4) members or less must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
Music and performance time for groups (5) members or more must not exceed 6 minutes in length.
The World of Dance Tour Team will send an email to your primary contact, notifying them of whether or not your music has been approved. If changes need to be made, your primary contact will have the opportunity to do so. If your group is asked more than twice to clean up and re-­‐submit your music, you will be removed from the event.
**After your music has been approved, performers will need to provide a back-­‐up USB labeled with the group name on it. The music file on the back-­‐up USB must be the same file that was approved by the stage manager. If the music file is switched and violates the language and/or time rule, the performer(s) will no longer be allowed to perform å may be banned from participating at the future World of Dance live events.

6. PRE-SHOW PACKETS

To get you excited and ready to perform, the World of Dance Tour Team will provide a Performers Packet to each act’s primary contact. The packet includes your check-­‐in time, show line-­‐up, example score sheet, and other vital information pertaining to the event. Performers Packets will be sent out a week prior to the World of Dance event date.

7. MAIN STAGE AREA & BACKSTAGE SPECS

Because each venue is different, main stage dimensions will differ from city to city. Inquiries for Main Stage Areas can be addressed to the Event Manager prior to the Event Date.
Got props in your act? All of them must go through a screening process. The World of Dance Tour Team must approve all performance props prior to the event date.
Due to time constraints, tech rehearsals will not be permitted on the main stage.
Due to the nature of the venue, it’s pretty much impossible for us to offer proper dressing rooms to each of the hundreds of dancers participating in the event. Instead, performers can get ready in designated open space or other rooms allocated for prep.
All performers are responsible for their own items. The venue, World of Dance staff, and all World of Dance live event affiliates and sponsors will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

8. JUDGES PANEL & SCORING SYSTEM

Curious about scoring? For each event, a panel of judges decides team scores. All judges will meet the eligibility, training, judge skills level, and requirements set forth by the World of Dance event producers.
The Judges Panel will consist of (3) Judges and (1) Tabulator.
All judges will score each competing team based on the following criteria:

  • Routine: 40% (40 points out of 100 total points)
    • Choreography in Routine
    • Staging of Routine
    • Transitions within Routine
    • Originality of Routine
    • Set Theme of Routine
  • Execution: 35% (35 points out of 100 total points)
    • Performance Quality
    • Cleanliness of Routine
    • Dynamics in Movement
    • Energy in Performance
    • Facial Expressions
    • Formations
  • Presentation: 20% (20 points out of 100 total points)
    • Costume / Performance Attire
    • Hair & Make-­‐Up
  • Crowd Appeal: 5% (5 points out of 100 total points)
    • Crowd Response to the Performance

9. AWARDS & CASH PRIZES

What’s in it for you? The fun of expressing yourself with hundreds of other dancers, the thrill of sharing your art, and of course: prizes!

World of Dance will award trophies to dancers/groups that place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd within each division.

  • First (1st) place winners from the Team Division will receive a €1000 check.
  • First (1st) place winners from the Upper Division will receive a €500 check.

 

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