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PHEEEEEW!!!!!! WE MADE IT!!

We survived putting together the B-side Hip Hop Festival and also Break Mission x Just Jam INTL 2017!!

It was a great experience, maaad tingz!! dunno what to say except thanks to everyone involved and who participated, donated, volunteered, performed, battled, shared or showed up!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM FUNK STYLERS TELEVISION IN THE PLAYLIST BELOW WILL GIVE YOU A TASTE.

TILL NEXT YEAR, BOOK YA TICKETS EARLY!!!

THANK YOU AND PEACE!

Official Rules & Regulations of The Ultimate StreetDance Crew Competition.

Please make sure that you register at the Main Entrance at Birmingham Hippodrome for 9.30am on Sun 21 May 2017. We have moved the registration to the Main Entrance to allow for more space.

These are the rules and regulations of The Ultimate StreetDance Competition taking place on May 21st. This manual contains the entry requirements, procedure, rules and regulations for participating in this competition.

The Ultimate StreetDance Crew Comp

Putting the art of group freestyle dance back into focus, expanding the skill set and raising the bar again.

We are here to find the of ultimate hip hop dance crew. Groups that can not only perform organised choreography on a commercial stage, but can also take care of business freestylin in a club, in a park, in any cypher, in any battle on any street! Too much focus has been placed on one medium of performance, we want expand the skill set.

Crews of max 10 Crewmembers

Format: Qualifying 1st round showcase.

1st Round will be a performance round we are looking for groups of no more than 10 members. The performance must consist of the dance styles of Hip Hop and related styles i.e. Breakin, Rockin, Poppin, Lockin, Hip Hop Freestyle/Social, Krump, Waakin, etc…

These Dance styles together we term STREETDANCES. For the first round groups can either be specialists of one style or can combine multiple StreetDance styles into their performance which should last no longer than 3 minutes, with a minimum of 1 minute.

Groups must show the streetdance styles they do with skill and creativity as individuals and a group, smooth transitions between the two will be rewarded with context, music and themes portrayed.

All dancers must start on stage and must remain on stage for the whole of their performance time and use as much of the stage as necessary for their performance.

Scoring the Routine

The Hip Hop Crew routine is evaluated according to the Performance and Skill criteria for the highest possible total score of 200 points.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA AND POINT VALUE:

PERFORMANCE (MAX SCORE: 50)

Judges will give points for the quality of the overall performance. The quality of the music productions, quality and level of the dance performance, energy, quality of routines, transitions, formations, originality, creativity, presentation, technique, use of music.

CREATIVITY (MAX: 20)

Bonus points will be given for higher levels of creativity regarding creation of/and original use of moves in each of the known ‘StreetDance styles’, original combinations

FORMATIONS, STAGING, SPACING (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded for groups that have extra creative, complex and efficient use of the whole stage. Imaginative, unique and difficult formations, accurate and consistent spacing, creative and technical use of different levels, partner moves, movements and patterns.

PRESENTATION/THEME (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will awarded to groups that give and show extra special attention to details in their presentation and having a theme and then sticking to it and showing throughout their performance.

SHOWMANSHIP/ENTERTAINMENT/AUDIENCE APPEAL & REACTION (MAX: 10)

Groups will receive bonus points for great showmanship, gravitas, creating/raising the energy of the crowd, ability to interact with the audience to.

SKILL CRITERIA AND POINT VALUE:

 

SKILL (MAX SCORE: 30)

The judges will evaluate the overall execution and difficulty of the StreetDance style(s) performed; popping, locking, breaking, hip hop, house, etc. The judges will consider the quality of movement throughout the routine, including arm, leg and body placement, combinations of three levels-floor, standing and air. Execution of flips and power moves.

MUSICALITY  (MAX: 30)

Performance and choreography corresponding to timing and music usage and the crew’s ability to perform simultaneously to the music. Movements and patterns performed to the simulated sounds of the crewmembers in the absence of recorded music (e.g., foot stomping, hand clapping, vocals, etc.) will also be considered musicality and judged similarly.

Musicality – Beat Technique/Syncopation – The movements within the routine must demonstrate musical structure and style, i.e., using rhythmic variations emphasizing upbeat, downbeat, tempo and accents in single, double, halftime and syncopated musical patterns.

Musicality – Moves Related to Music – Staying in time with the music, moving to the beat of the music, and using identifiable phrases to construct the routine’s choreography.

SYNCHRONISATION / TIMING  (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded to groups performing, showing higher levels of synchronisation and timing though the whole group and their performance.

EXECUTION/CONTROLLED MOBILITY AND STABILISATION  (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded to performances that show higher levels of control of moves, movements and tricks.

DIFFICULTY AND EXECUTION OF AUTHENTIC STREET DANCE STYLES  (MAX: 10)

Bonus points will be awarded to performances that show higher levels of execution of the named StreetDance styles and raise the stakes by performing more difficult and complex moves & steps.

VARIETY OF STREET DANCE STYLES  (MAX:10)

Bonus points will be awarded to the performances that show a contextual variety of styles instead of just throwing a whole heap of styles together and not showing a nice blend between them.

SEMI-FINALS & FINAL ROUNDS/ CREW BATTLES.

The format on these rounds will be a head-to-head crew battle with a live DJ playing a constant mix of music related to all the ‘STREETDANCE’ styles for the duration of the rounds. For example crew  Breakin battles at UK BBoy Champs but with all hip hop styles and music. THE DANCERS USED IN THE SEMI-FINALS & FINAL ROUNDS MUST BE THE SAME ONES USED IN THE PRELIMS/QUALIFICATION ROUND!!  Barring severe injury to any dancer, all crew members must be present. If they cannot participate in the battle, they must stay and support their crew!

Duration of these rounds are:

SEMI FINALS – 7 MINS

FINALS – 10 MINS

The battle will be judged on dance skills and performance of the whole group and the individuals within the battle.

  • Musicality, adaptation and flow with what and how the DJ plays the music
  • When routines are performed, which crew within the battle had the best, most creative and synchronised.
  • Tactics use within the battle
  • Dance variation and vocabulary
  • Crowd entertainment, reaction and showmanship.

At the end of the battle the judges will decide which crew did the best by show of hands after a countdown by host. The crew with the most votes wins.

Competition Floor for Crews of 10 crewmembers

The standard competition floor is 30’ x 30’ (9.1 meters x 9.1 meters). The competition organizer may adjust the size of the

performance floor and must notify all participants in advance of the competition.  Under no circumstance will the

competition floor be less than 20’ deep x 30’ wide (6.1 meters x 9.1 meters).

The following is a list of Street Dance Styles from early foundation to present from which crews are advised to choose from*:  

Lockin

Poppin

Bboyin /Bgirlin  (breakin)

Waackin /Punkin

Voguein

House Dance

Party Dances or Club Dances (popular or trendy dances)

Hip Hop Dance/Choreography

Krumpin

Steppin / Gumboots

DanceHall

Source: Midlands Ultimate Street Dance Crew Competition

TO SEE THE FINALE BOOK YOUR FREE SEAT TO GUARRANTEE ENTRY:

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/b-side-hip-hop-festival-finale-2/

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/b-side-hip-hop-festival-2017/

Calling all street dance crews!

Can you street dance? Can you freestyle as well as showcase the best routines? Want to perform on the main stage at Birmingham Hippodrome?

Have you got what it takes to be crowned Midlands Ultimate Street Dance Crew?

Qualification will take place on the main stage at Birmingham Hippodrome from 9.30am-1pm and the top four crews will then will battle it out head to head at the B-SIDE Festival Finals on Sun 21 May from 4pm!

FREE TO ENTER
No age limits
3 mins per crew
10 members max per crew
All street styles welcome: Poppin, Lockin, Breakin, Hip-Hop, House, Mixed Style

QUALIFIERS
Each crew (max 10 members) must perform a dance routine (MAX 3 MINS) and offer a mix of formats (solos, duets etc) to showcase your strongest style. Music for the showcase can be your own mix brought on memory stick / aux lead.

SEMI-FINALS & FINALS
Crews perform dance routine then go head-to-head, 1 dancer at a time, commandos or short routines with 100% freestyle the aim, responding to the live DJ’s music selection (MAX 10 MINS)

WINNING CREW WILL RECEIVE:
£500 Cash Prize
Medals & Trophy
Goody bags
New crew kits from Hay Bay Kicks (max 10 branded t-shirts with crew names, plus beanies)
A performance spot at Birmingham Weekender 2017
Up to 10 tickets to Jungle Book at Birmingham Hippodrome PLUS other shows to be announced
Up to 10 tickets to Breakin’ Convention at The Rep

AND the honour of being named Midlands Ultimate Street Dance Crew!!!!

Our selected Judges will be looking for CREATIVITY, PERFORMER SKILLS and STREET DANCE / HIP HOP KNOWLEDGE demonstrated through MUSIC SELECTION, ADAPTATION, TECHNIQUE and FLOW. Sign up and STAND OUT!

1.Boogie Frantick LA, USA (Step Up / MZK / Gr818ERS)
2.Henry Link NYC,USA (Elite Force / Mop Top)
3.JustRok , HONG KONG (MZK/FlGngz)
4.Rochka France (Criminalz Crew)
5.

ENTER NOW BY CLICKING LINK BELOW!!!!
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RNMPHQH

This event is part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival 2017, produced by Birmingham Hippodrome CREATIVE.

CREWS
Holte Crew
Infamous
Little Nugz Academy
LITTLE NUGZ ADADEMY
Ultra Mega Awesome
Heavy Reign
Key Infinity
So Damn Hype
Konoha Crew
TNT
BDC

CALLING ALL DANCERS!!!!!

AS PART OF Birmingham Hippodrome DANCE SAMPLED EVENT Break Mission are hosting an open cypher session for all dancers to win £50 for CYPHER KING OR QUEEN!!!

DANCE STYLES
HIP-HOP
BREAKIN
POPPING
LOCKING

EVERY DANCER IS WELCOME TO BATTLE IT OUT IN THE CYPHER AREA YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!! ITS NOT ALL ABOUT FANCY MOVES YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO ROCK IT!!!!

3 secret judges will be in the cypher and venue checking for the freshest cypher cats and at the end of eac night there will be a winner and you will also get a NEW FREE BREAK MISSION TSHIRT FROM OUR NEXT EVENT!!!!

FREE TO ENTER THE CYPHER AND ON THE 4TH OF MARCH WE ARE OFFERING FREE SAMPLE WORKSHOP TO SEE THE LIVE SHOW ON MAIN STAGE BOOK YOUR TICKETS BELOW!!!!!!

https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/dance-sampled/

DATES
3rd March 2017

TIMES
6pm – 8pm

DJS

JAM FU (MDK/KEY INFINITY)

SILENCE THE NOMAD (BREAK MISSION/OPEN CIRCLES)

UNPRONOUNCEABLE (BREAK MISSION/THE UNSPEAKABLE)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

LOCONTRA PHOTOGRAPHY
https://m.facebook.com/lacontraphotography/

ZERO MEDIA
https://www.facebook.com/zeromediatv/

Source: Break Mission Cypher King

Source: B-Side Hip-Hop Festival

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Source: B-Side Hip-Hop Festival


University of Warwick Breakdance Society presents our first competition jam since 2008 called “Step & Style (Vol. 1)” on Sat 4th March 2017 at the University of Warwick in Coventry!

We are extremely excited to contribute to the UK Bboy event calendar and would like to welcome one and all to come along!

[Update 16 Feb 2017: SLIGHT VENUE CHANGE – 1 BUILDING AWAY NOW]
The main event will be in the Flexigrid, inside the Rootes Building on Level 1. We’ll also be laying some hardboards around the competition area for cyphers on the side (:

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Transport Info:
A. BY TRAIN + BUS
Train to Coventry train station. Take uni bus 12X in the direction of Warwick University from the interchange bus-stop just outside the station, no change given. Exact fare required. Alight at main bus interchange outside Warwick Arts Centre.
(£2 single, £4 daysaver, £8 group daysaver up to 5 persons)

Alternatively, sharing a cab would be approximately £10 to central campus.

B. BY MEGABUS COACH
Megabus to Coventry Cannon Park station just outside the uni. Use Google Maps to show walking directions from Cannon Park Shopping Centre to Warwick University Students’ Union Building. Approximately 15 minute walk.

C. BY CAR
Turn off the A45 to Kenilworth Road (A429) and again into Gibbet Hill Road. Follow signs to Warwick Arts Centre. Turn off first roundabout (next to main bus interchange and Warwick Arts Centre) into University Road and park at Car Park 7 (Free Parking on Saturdays). Map to be uploaded closer to event date.
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Competition Formats:

1. 2v2 (Open)
– Prelims, followed by Top 16 Knockout

2. University Crew Battles
– Prelims, followed by Top 4 battles
– bringing the folks together from the different uni societies around for a rare crew battle in the year (:
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Door Tax –
Online (Participants/Spectators): £5
* https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqLPuu05gKKqY9pHjxKda1fCrZA6jfXZ1Cu_03kCCLEOY_Tg/viewform
Pay-At-Door (Participants/Spectators): £6
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1200-1245: REGISTRATION
1245-1315: COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON JUDGING CRITERIA & BREAK-LIFE BALANCE (**Last registration for battling closes at 1PM: Be on time!**)
1315-1340: WARM-UP & JAMMING
1340-1500: 2V2 PRELIMS (1 round per bboy)
1500-1530: UNI CREW PRELIMS (7 minute Crew VS Crew battles)
1530-1600: JAMMING BREAK — Judges Decide Top 4 Uni Crews & Top 16 2v2s
1600-1610: Judges’ Throwdown (moving this earlier because it always gets missed out late in events!)
1610-1650: Top 16 2v2s (3 rounds per pair)
1650-1710: Top 8 2v2s (3 rounds per pair)
1710-1730: Top 4 Uni Crews (8 minutes per battle)
1730-1740: Top 4 2v2s (3 rounds per pair)
1740-1750: FINAL Uni Crews (9 minute battle)
1750-1800: FINAL 2v2s (4 rounds per pair)
**1800: THANK YOU & GOODNIGHT

**NOTE FOR YOUR TRANSPORT PLANS:
We are allowed to run-over up to a maximum of 1830HRS (i.e. 30 minutes total buffer time maximum)
So you can plan your transport around that to be safe.**
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Judges:

RazzleRoc (SMAC 19/ KR Flow)
Ill Boogs (Born To Rock)

DJs:
Silence Tha Nomad (Break Mission / Open Circles Entertainment / Silk City Radio / Boombapitzm)
Digga Crazy

Host:
Swifty (Floorless Forms / Break Mission / Break Tha Shire)

Sponsors:
Redbull (Campus Ambassador)
Warwick Student Union Project Fund
Warwick Retired Staff Association Bursary

Venue Sponsor:
Bar Fusion Restaurant
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/retail/eat-drink/fusion

Prizes:
Cash Prizes

Registrations open:

Source: Step & Style (Vol. 1)