SOLODUOGROUPFORMATION
AMATUREyouth – junior – adultyouth – junior – adultyouth – junior – adultyouth – junior – adult
PROFESSIONALjunior – adultjunior – adultjunior – adultjunior – adult
ELITEFORMATION SHOW

ENTRY FEE:

  • SOLO 10 EUR
  • DUO   14 EUR
  • GROUP   7 EUR / Person
  • FORMATION  8 EUR / Person

+ 35 EUR registration fee / dance school (once a prize, this goes to the prize pool, can be won back)

CATEGORIES – CLASSIFICATION:

AMATEUR category:
(Dancers belonging to this category do not have years of experience in competitions, however, they do take part in Hungarian competitions and performances. Their coach/choreographer does not dance in the production.)

Age groups: CHILD-JUNIOR-ADULT
Categories: SOLO-DUET-GROUP-FORMATION

PROFESSIONAL category:
(Dancers belonging to this category have more years of experience in competitions as well as results. The coach/choreographer does/can participate in the production.)

Age groups: JUNIOR-ADULT
Categories: SOLO-DUET-GROUP-FORMATION

‘NÍVÓ’ category:

(Dancers belonging to this category have more years of experience in competitions as well as results. The coach/choreographer does/can participate in the production.)

There is no age restriction in this category.
Competitors can enter only in ADULT and FORMATION SHOW categories in ‘NÍVÓ’ category.
The use of tools and props on stage is permitted.

An Internet voting accreditation procedure is necessary to enter the ‘NÍVÓ’ category.
Maximum 10 dance schools/studios can qualify through the voting system. The organiser body can let 3 more dance schools/studios enter the competition with a ‘green card’. Dance schools/studios with enough votes can enter the competition but it is not obligatory for them. The dance school/studio with the second most votes can qualify automatically. Maximum 13 dance schools/studios have to confirm their entry intention through the website before deadline.

Age groups: no restriction
Categories: FORMATION SHOW

AGE GROUPS

(Dancers who are 16 years of age in the year of the competition can enter only as an adult, that is to say a competitor can take part as an adult if he/she is only 15 at the time of the entry, e.g. in January but will be 16 in December and the competition takes place in April.)

CHILD
7-12 years old

JUNIOR
13-16 years old

ADULT
Over 16 years old

HIP-HOPNUMBER OF COMPETITORSMUSICTIME LIMITCLASSIFICATION
SOLO1 performercustom music01:00-1:45Amature-professional
DUO2 performerscustom music01:15-02:00Amature-professional
GROUP5-10 performerscustom music02:00-03:00Amature-professional
Formation “amature-professional”11-30 performerscustom music03:00-04:00Amature-professional
Formation “elite”11-40 performerscustom music03:00-06:00Elite
OPEN NUMBER of COMPETITORS MUSIC/MP3 TIME IN MINUTES ACROBATICS TOOLS PROPS
SOLO 1 Own piece of music 01.00-02.00 X
DUET 2 Own piece of music 01.15-02.00 X
GROUP 3-10 Own piece of music 02.00-03.00
FORMATION 11-30 Own piece of music 02.30-04.00

AGE-CLASSES

(For.ex. reaching the age of 16 in the year of the competition counts as Adult. Therefore when somebody is only 15 at the time of registration for ex. in January and reaches the age of 16 only in December, it means that the competitor counts as Adult)

YOUTHJUNIORADULT
Ages 7-12Ages 13-17Ages 18 +

CATEGORIES, TIME BY MINUTE and AGE GROUPS

STAGE DANCES:

  • DANCE SHOW

(fantasy, musical/stage jazz, variety show dances, American jazz: classic, Broadway, Latin jazz dances)

Note: It is a form of dance based on a story or topic. Choreographies entering this category can represent a story and can be based on characters, emotions, colours, moods or one word, but they can be based on dance purely. The choreography and the performance of the dancer have to possess a high quality show factor. The appearance of the dancer plays a significant role in scoring.

Show dance can be based on any type of jazz, ballet and/or modern and contemporary dance techniques. Part of it can be a different genre of dance, however, it cannot dominate the performance. Lifting, acrobatics, tools and lip-sync are permitted. Acrobatic movements cannot dominate and they have to be used in accordance with the topic. If it is not so, scoring for techniques is to be low. Use of visual props and tools are recommended to use for the sake of the message and to make the show even more spectacular. However, it is not obligatory.

Dance shows have to be in harmony with the music as well as the choreography has to be like a show. It should not be a simple modern dance, gymnastics or ballet performance.

SOLO

(boy/girl)

Entry number: 1 competitor
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 01.00-01.45

Note: 1 competitor can enter 1 competition with 1 solo (that is to say he/she cannot compete with two different choreographies against him/herself)

DUET

(boy-boy, girl-girl, boy-girl)
Entry number: 2 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 01.15-01.45

Note: 1 duet can enter 1 competition with the same choreography (that is to say they cannot compete with two different choreographies separately or together either)

GROUP

Entry number: 4-10 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 02.00-03.00

Note: 1 group can enter 1 competition with the same competitors (that is to say they cannot compete against themselves neither separately nor together with two different choreographies)

FORMATION

Entry number: 11-30 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur-Professional-Nívó categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 02.30-4.00
In Amateur and Professional categories

02.30-04.00

In Nívó category

03.00-06.00

Note:

– 1 formation can enter 1 competition with the same competitors, that is to say they cannot compete against themselves with a different choreography. The same dance school/studio can still enter with another formation in the same category and it is permitted to have dancers who participate in both formations. However, it cannot influence the order of category (e.g. getting changed or any results of it cannot delay the order of the competition.)

– In Amateur and Professional categories an average age has to be calculated in case of groups and formations. In case of Nívó category there is no age restriction, however, the time in minutes is different comparing to the Amateur and Professional category.

ARTISCTIC SHOW DANCES:

  • MODERN and CONTEMPORARY DANCES

(classical ballet, modern ballet, eurhythmics, modern jazz, contemporary dances)

Note: Modern dance is a calm and free-style dance where the choreographer uses emotions and moods. Modern dance elements such as Graham, Limon, Metox, Cunningham, etc. are to be applied. However, it does not mean they can only be applied in their original forms, that is why contemporary trends are allowed to be integrated in modern techniques. The choreography can tell a story, represent a person or a character. Any kind of contemporary or modern dance style is allowed to perform in harmony with the music without any message. The contemporary trend provides information about the body and its operation, furthermore, it provides opportunities to create new movements with new chorographical possibilities.

Use of visual props and tools are recommended to use for the sake of the message and to make the show even more spectacular. However, it is not obligatory.

Movements, characteristics:

The choreography must include modern techniques and current trends in a way that they should be in harmony with the skills of the age group and the dancers. Contemporary ballet should not be confused with modern dance.

SOLO

(boy/girl)

Entry number: 1 competitor
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 01.00-01.45

Note: 1 competitor can enter 1 competition with 1 solo (that is to say he/she cannot compete with two different choreographies against him/herself)

DUET
(boy-boy, girl-girl, boy-girl)

Entry number: 2 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 01.15-01.45

Note: 1 duet can enter 1 competition with the same choreography (that is to say they cannot compete with two different choreographies separately or together either)

GROUP

Entry number: 4-10 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 02.00-03.00

Note: 1 group can enter 1 competition with the same competitors (that is to say they cannot compete against themselves neither separately nor together with two different choreographies)

FORMATION

Entry number: 11-30 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur-Professional-Nívó categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 02.30-4.00
In Amateur and Professional categories

02.30-04.00

In Nívó category

03.00-06.00

Note:

– 1 formation can enter 1 competition with the same competitors, that is to say they cannot compete against themselves with a different choreography. The same dance school/studio can still enter with another formation in the same category and it is permitted to have dancers who participate in both formations. However, it cannot influence the order of category (e.g. getting changed or any results of it cannot delay the order of the competition.)

– In Amateur and Professional categories an average age has to be calculated in case of groups and formations. In case of Nívó category there is no age restriction, however, the time in minutes is different comparing to the Amateur and Professional category.

ACROBATICAL SHOW DANCES

  • ACROBATICS/GYMNASTICS DANCES:

(Free show)

(This type of dance is an acrobatic show dance in which any kind of dance techniques can be applied. The performance does not have to be based on a story or emotional expressions. It can include acrobatic elements, static elements, jumps, turnovers, rolling, flips, airy or controlled movements, etc.)

Note: The production must be performed in a way to represent an acrobatic dance show instead of a gymnastic exercise. Fitness exercises can be entered in this category, however, main part of the scoring is based on dance moves. Therefore, dance parts should be emphasized instead of the gymnastic elements considering the choreography.

The following items MUST NOT be applied:

– Choreographies based on Aerobic and sport Rock ‘n’ Roll movements
– Height of the liftings and throws from one hand to the other higher than the dance itself
– Falling on knees, belly or back from jumps

SOLO
(boy/girl)

Entry number: 1 competitor
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 01.00-01.45

Note: 1 competitor can enter 1 competition with 1 solo (that is to say he/she cannot compete with two different choreographies against him/herself)

DUET
(boy-boy, girl-girl, boy-girl)

Entry number: 2 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 01.15-01.45

Note: 1 duet can enter 1 competition with the same choreography (that is to say they cannot compete with two different choreographies separately or together either)

GROUP

Entry number: 4-10 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur and Professional categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 02.00-03.00

Note: 1 group can enter 1 competition with the same competitors (that is to say they cannot compete against themselves neither separately nor together with two different choreographies)

FORMATION

Entry number: 11-30 competitors
Entry rank: Amateur-Professional-Nívó categories
Entry age group: Child-Junior-Adult
Time in minutes: 02.30-4.00
In Amateur and Professional categories

02.30-04.00

In Nívó category

03.00-06.00

Note:

– 1 formation can enter 1 competition with the same competitors, that is to say they cannot compete against themselves with a different choreography. The same dance school/studio can still enter with another formation in the same category and it is permitted to have dancers who participate in both formations. However, it cannot influence the order of category (e.g. getting changed or any results of it cannot delay the order of the competition.)

– In Amateur and Professional categories an average age has to be calculated in case of groups and formations. In case of Nívó category there is no age restriction, however, the time in minutes is different comparing to the Amateur and Professional category.

‘OPEN’ SHOW DANCES:

All show dance productions which do not completely fit into the regulations of the ‘stage’, ‘artistic’ and ‘acrobatic’ show dances can be entered in this category. Furthermore, any choreography can be entered if the choreographer would like to present it with an intention of practice. No difference is made between amateur and professional level of knowledge in this category.

Note: All performances entered in ‘OPEN’ category is to be presented with a ‘gold/silver/bronze’ certificate. No story is obligatory to be represented. No dance type can be entered in OPEN category which is an individual dance in accordance with the regulations of the Fusion Dance Contest. Acrobatics and tools are permitted to be used. Props are permitted to be used with groups and formations. All productions which are not in accordance with the regulations are to be placed and scored in OPEN category.

AWARDS, prices:

AMATEUR category

– All competitors finishing on the podium get a medal and a certificate in solo and duet category in all age groups and rankings

– All competitors finishing on the podium get a medal; their dance school/studio gets a certificate and a cup in all age groups in Group and Formation categories

– There is no money price in this category.

PROFESSIONAL category

– All competitors finishing on the podium in junior professional category in solo and duet categories get a medal and a certificate

– All competitors finishing on the podium get a medal; their dance school/studio gets a certificate and a cup in junior professional Group and Formation categories

– There is no money price in this category.

NÍVÓ category

– Competitors can enter the ‘nívó’ category only in adult age group and only in formation show category if the dance school/studio has qualified through the Internet voting system. Qualification is only an opportunity and it is not obligatory. In case a dance school/studio qualified before the end of the deadline, however, they do not intend to enter in this category, the dance school/studio with the second most voting is to qualify. The organiser body can qualify 3 more dance schools/studios as well.

– Time in minutes considering this category is different from the other categories. There is no age restriction and tools and props are allowed to be used. The judges watch and score the production considering every little detail.

– Formations can re-enter in this category which the judges have seen in amateur and professional categories. It is not necessary that they will compete against the same dance schools/studios. Number of the competitors or the music can be different as well as any kind of a completion or dress change is permitted considering these performances.

– All formations finishing on the podium in this category get a certificate and a cup (there is no medal in this category), moreover, the formation finishing in the first place gets 100.000HUF money award as well.

NOTE:

It is not evidential that e.g. the dance school/formation which wins the category they entered in amateur or professional category will win the ‘nívó’ category or finish on the podium. The productions have to be developed more precisely in accordance with the style of this category since its regulation is different from the others’ and the money award is the highest in this category.

Details of creativity are really important in this category! You have to make something big considering the editing of the music, general impression, costumes, square shapes, or the message of the production. Freedom of creativity is the goal of this category. The production does not need to have a message, however, if the choreographer wants to express him/herself that way, it is permitted, even recommended in this category.

This category is a challenge for both the coaches and the dancers as well. We would like to see that the qualified dance teams do their best due to this category so that they can exceed the borders of their own skills and present pleasurable and joyful productions to the viewers and the dancing community!

GENERAL REGULATIONS:

General regulations valid for all categories and performances:

  • Choreography is automatically to be placed and scored in OPEN category if it is not in accordance with the rules and regulations of its category or it includes different show dance styles.
  • A coach and/or choreographer cannot give instructions to the dancers on the stage and he/she cannot support them with movements performed in the choreography during the presentation of the production neither from the audience nor from a place seen by the judges.

PERSONAL TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL ROOM:

Another aim of the competition is to provide professional training for the coaches and dancers beside participating in the competition. These sessions of training are represented by significant Hungarian and foreign performers on stages built for the occasions.

NOTE:

Training sessions take place parallel to the competitions, however, not all day long only in the dates and times published in advance. The sessions are FREE for all coaches and registered competitors. Non registered dancers can participate in the sessions with a ticket bought in advance.

The training session is carried out on a built stage with an instructor so that dancers can see what to learn and the instructors can easily get in touch with the students.

ENTRANCE FEE:

•          Adult viewer ticket                                                                                      2000HUF

  • Child viewer ticket under the age of 10 1000HUF
    •          Viewer ticket with training                                                                          3500HUF
    •          Entrance fee and participation at the training courses for registered competitors and coaches are free!

    DEFINITION OF HIPHOP DANCE, its dance styles:  

    Hip-hop based dances enriched with spectacular show elements, well designed, creative choreographies performed with modern music (hip-hop, R&B, Trap, etc.). (Street dance, L.A. new stlye, popping, locking, voguing, waacking, krumping, hip-hop, ragga/raggaeton, girly, Bboying/bgirling (break), video clip, club dances belong to this category.)

STAGE AND TECHNICAL DETAILS:

STAGE:

14x10m black colour plastic surface covered with a ballet carpet.

 

LIGHTING:

Use of colourful robotic lamps with the help of a light bridge, which functioning as a décor tool as well, is provided. The whole dance area is lit with it.

SOUNDING:

Professional sound system techniques considering the acoustic facilities of the sports hall are provided.

STAGE MANAGER AND MASTER OF CEREMONY:

The Master of Ceremony will help with the coordination of the competitors. It is his/her duty to announce all the groups coming to the stage. We will show them with the help of the visual technical tools on the stage.

NOTE:

The following data will be shown of the groups on the display while they are coming up the stage before the performance:

The name/logo of the dance school – the name of the choreographer and the Instagram address of the dance school

Heats of the competition

In case of 1-9 groups enter the competition, 5 will qualify to the finals

In case of 10-15 groups enter the competition, 7 will qualify to the finals

In case more than 16 groups enter the competition, 9 will qualify to the finals

NOTE:

Right of change is reserved that is to say these numbers can be different. The judges inform the competitors in case of any changes.

SCORING CONDITIONS, CRITERIA

  1. PERFORMANCE (1-10 points)

(Skills of performance, stage presence, use of mimics/gestures, expressing emotions, unique, new and unexpected solutions, shapes, forms created during the performance)

  1. TECHNIQUES (1-10 points)

(Transitions between movements, uniqueness, newness, difficulty of combinations, individual style elements)

  1. ARTISTIC EFFECTS (1-10 points)

(Considering the artistic activity there is no uniform definition accepted by everybody, however, the performance must provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience)

  1. SYNCHRONITY (1-10 points)

(Synchronised movements carried out in a precise and harmonic way)

  1. CLOTHING (1-10 points)

(Unique appearance, attitude, clothing must be in harmony with the production and the music, characteristic clothing of the street dance style, clothing must be characteristic of the message of the production)


NOTICE OF THE ORGANISERS, OTHER INFORMATION: 

‘Fusion Dance Contest’ is organised by the AForce1 Dance and Sport Association that is the Aforce1 TSE Hungary, run by Németh Ádám. None of his competitors can enter the competition. They can participate in the training courses with a viewer/course ticket and they can be present as performers or organisers only.

Official website of the organiser of the competition: www.aforce1hiphop.com