CATEGORIES-RANKING:

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

CATEGORIES, TIME BY MINUTE and AGE GROUPS

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

(NEW) CHOREO SOLO:

  • Can be entered only in “Professional” category
  • Can be entered without any age restriction
  • It is a production entered in the contest that is based on choreography and shows different styles.
  • Time in minutes: 01.00-01.45

(NEW) ONE STYLE SOLO:

  • Can be entered only in “Professional” category
  • Can be entered without any age restriction
  • It is a production entered in the contest that presents the entire choreography in 1 style. (e.g. vogue, krump, electric boogie, break, locking, popping, etc.)
  • 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.

– No tools or props are allowed to be used in Amateur and Professional categories!

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

– In this category there is no age restriction only in “choreo solo” and “one style solo” categories

– There is money price only in Adult 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

– All competitors finishing on the podium get a medal and a certificate, furthermore, the winner of the category win back the entry fee in professional Solo and Duet categories.

– All competitors finishing on the podium get a medal; their dance school/studio gets a certificate and a cup; the winner team gets a money price of 25.000HUF in the professional Group category

– All competitors finishing on the podium get a medal and a cup; the winner formation gets a money price of 50.000HUF in the professional Formation 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 into the TOP 10 through the Internet voting system.

– Fusion Dance Contest (the organiser body) can qualify 3 more dance schools/studios as well.

– 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. Entry conditions considering the Nívó category is the same.

– 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.

– Tools and props are permitted to be used in this category.

– 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.

Professional training sessions:

  • Professional training sessions and courses are to be found in the B room during the event.
  • There are 10 courses available during 2 days between 10.00am and 4.00pm
  • Entry fees to the courses can be purchased at the reception

*The courses are FREE for the registered competitors and coaches.

Entry fees:

  • Viewer ticket 2000HUF
  • Viewer ticket under the age of 10 1000HUF
  • Viewer ticket + all the courses 4990HUF

DEFINITION OF HIPHOP DANCE TYPE, and all dance styles belonging to this category:

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.)

The aim of FUSION DANCE CONTEST:

Another aim of the competition is to provide professional training for the coaches and dancers besides participating in the competition. These sessions of training are represented by significant Hungarian and foreign performers on stages built for the occasions during the whole period of the contest taking place in the B place.

ENTRY CONDITIONS:

The entry sheet can be found and downloaded from the website of the competition and it has to include the following data:

  • the choreographer/coach’s name, telephone number, email address
  • age group
  • ranking
  • name of the dance school
  • group name
  • number of the competitors entering the competition
  • time in minutes, etc.

Online entries: http://fusiondancecontest.com/regisztracio/

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.

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