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Registration

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018.

UDO 2018 Updates

To register for the UDO Australia 2018 National Street Dance Championships to be held in Melbourne on Saturday, May 26, 2018 please submit the UDO Australia Registration Form found at our website www.udoaustralia.com.au. Credit Card details will need to be provided in order to pay for the competition entry fee. Registrations will not be deemed completed until payment has been processed. Interested parties may also contact UDO Australia via:

E-mail:
info@udoaustralia.com.au
registrations@udoaustralia.com.au

Postal:
PO BOX 10400
Middle Camberwell  Vic. 3124
AUSTRALIA

Facebook:
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Registration fees are: $35 per entrant.

The $35 fee entitles each entrant to compete in the solo and duo category ONCE in their correct age group. Entrants are able to enter the crews division more than once with no extra fees.

Due to overwhelming demand, we have now authorized dancers to register with more than one crew, as long as the crew is from the same dance school or studio, and provided that they fall within the accepted age category.

There is no extra fee for a double-up entrant.

There will be NO late registrations accepted and NO registrations on the day of event!

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018.

 

 

Rules

UDO AUSTRALIA – 2018 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Double-ups:

Due to overwhelming demand, we have now authorized dancers to register with more than one crew, as long as the crew is from the same dance school or studio, and provided that they fall within the accepted age category. There is no extra fee for a double-up entrant.

UDO Australia 2018 National Street Dance Championship:

All rules for any UDO Australia Street Dance Competition have to take into account the guidelines as set by UDO UK.  All rules adhere to the uniformity required so that all participants are well informed when representing Australia at the World Street Dance Championships every year in the UK.

For the UDO Australia National Street Dance Championships, we have simplified how each category will be represented in order to avoid any confusion with the style of competition

The UDO Australia National Street Dance Championship will be divided into the following divisions and categories:

·       Under 10 (Solo, Duo, Team)

·       Under 12 (Solo, Duo, Team)

·       Under 15 (Solo, Duo, Team)

·       Under 18 (Solo, Duo, Team)

·       Open 18+ (Solo, Duo, Team)

·       Golden – Parents & 30+ (Solo, Duo, Team)

SOLOS & DUOS

·       You can enter the Solo category AND the Duo category in only one age division.

·       A Solo or Duo entrant may also enter the competition as part of a Team.

·       If you have already paid your registration fee because you are part of and have registered with a team that is in the competition – please make sure that you mark with an (X) on the registration form as well as writing the name of the Team. If you do not indicate with an (X), UDO Australia will take full payment of $35 per each member as a whole. If this occurs and the error is notified to UDO Australia in writing via post or email (Refer to Contact details on UDO Australia website), we will, upon confirmation of payment error, provide you with a full refund of the amount in question minus any costs, if any at all.

TEAMS

All entrants in the Team category can also participate in either the solo or the duo category.

·       You are only permitted to be a member of ONE team that is in the competition. Entrants are NOT permitted to be in more than one team that is participating in the competition.

·       If a team member has already paid their entry fee of $35 via a Solo or Duo Registration, please make sure that you mark with an (X) in the last row of the registration form. If you do not indicate with an (X), UDO Australia will take payment of $35 per each member of the team as a whole. If this occurs and the error is notified to UDO Australia in writing via post or email (Refer to Contact ), we will, upon confirmation of payment error, provide you with a full refund of the amount in question minus any costs, if any at all.

·       A minimum of 75% of the competing team must be within the age division they are competing in or younger. The team can only have a maximum of 25% which are allowed to be older. However they can only be older up to the next age division.

·       Example:-if you had 12 dancers in your under 15 team, 9 dancers would have to be under 15 years of age with 3 dancers that could be older (15,16, or 17 years of age). THEY WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE DANCERS OVER THE AGE OF 17 as they would be ahead by two(2) age divisions.

Conduct:

·       Dancers cannot touch judges.

·       Props are permitted providing they are not dangerous and can be cleared from the dance floor immediately after your performance. NO TALC, GLITTER OR WATER BE THROWN DOWN ON TO THE STAGE!

·       Team outfits must be age appropriate.

·       No inappropriate or explicit movements/gesture/clothing will be tolerated.

Music, Costumes, Props and Dance Routines

·       All music for Solos will be provided by UDO Australia. Only Duos and Teams are required to bring in their own music for their routines.

·       A maximum of two (2) or three (3) minutes, depending on your age division, shall be allotted for each dance routine and Heat. You shall also be given 1 minute prior to actual presentation for preparation of any props or equipment needed on stage. Props should be reasonably light and not over-sized for easy and fast mobility in and out of the performance area.

·       Concept or theme for costume and performance is left to the discretion of the participants based on their own interpretation.

·       Dance steps, music, costumes, accessories and props should be consistent with the concept of the chosen theme.

·       Dance steps, body movements and costumes should conform to normal standards of morality and good conduct.

·       Sharp objects like actual knives and spears, intoxicating fumes, oil, and inflammable materials and fireworks cannot be used as props in order to adhere to Health & Safety guidelines and to avoid accidents during the performance. Violation of this provision shall mean disqualification of the group.

·       Each Duo or Team must furnish their audio track as a digital file containing the music they shall be using. The music file must be ready to play. Backup music is strongly recommended.

·       Dancers should be in costume, warmed up, and ready to perform at least one hour before their scheduled performance.

·       The music used cannot have swearing or inappropriate language.

·       The music should be balanced at a set level for playing as the DJ will make no adjustments on the day for sound. If you need more information or help with this then please contact us at info@udoaustralia.com.au.

·       The music has to be cut to the correct time limit for the age division entered:

U/10, U/12 & U/15 – max. 2 minute routines

U/18 and Open (18+) & Golden (Parents & 30+) – max. 3 minute routines

·       It is the Choreographer/Team Leader’s responsibility to ensure that the team music is emailed to UDO Australia on info@udoaustralia.com.au by no later than midnight on Saturday, May 19th, 2018. UDO Australia will acknowledge receipt by return email. It is also recommended that a back-up copy be brought to the competition on a USB stick.

# Organizer will not provide entrants with accommodation, food or transportation allowance.

 

Judging

Entrants are judged on the following criteria:

 

Categories Max Points
 
 
Variety 10
  1. Portrayal & execution of the styles
  2. Variety of styles used
 
Musicality & Creativity 10
  1. Interpretation of different beats & phrasing
  2. creativity & originality of ideas
 
Choreography  10
  1. Difficulty level of choreography
  2. Overall use of stage and use of smooth transitions.
 
Presentation 10
  1. Enthusiasm, energy, confidence
  2. Routine execution and perfection

 

Judges will grade per section using the following scale:

1-2 = Below Average   3-4 = Average   5-6 = Good   7-8 = Very Good   9-10 = Excellent

Please note: 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 can also be used.

Penalties will be imposed for the following:

  • Obscenities or inappropriate language in music = L
  • Inappropriate costume for age category = C
  • Inappropriate movement for age category = M
  • Music over permitted time = T

One point per Judge per penalty will be deducted for the above rule breaks. These will be monitored and allocated by the Head Judge. These marks will be deducted before the final Team placement.

If a judge has an interest in any Solo, Duo or Team performance, they will step back and remove themselves from judging that performance. The Head Judge will then fill this role whilst also retaining the responsibilities of the Head Judge.

How the Team judging works:

·       Each Judge will mark all sections of the judging sheet using the scale system above.

·       Any deductions will now be taken off before the score is used for your placement.

·       The final score is revealed and the final competition placement confirmed.

THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF JUDGES SHALL BE FINAL AND UNAPPEALABLE

 

Competition Format

The size of the competition stage is :   10 metres wide x 8 metres deep

PLEASE NOTE: Each entrant is permitted to enter one age division in each category Solos and Duos only ONCE.  Dancers that are in crews/teams are authorized to register with more than one crew, as long as the crew is from the same dance school or studio, and provided that they fall within the accepted age category. There is no extra fee for a double-up entrant.

SOLOS

The Solo competition will be divided into Heats with one Final. All Solo entrants will compete on stage in Heats along with other Solo entrants. Each Heat will have a maximum of 5 entrants. The top 2 of each Heat will then be placed in the Solo Final which will be run after all Solo Heats have concluded. The winner of the Solo Final of each age division, will receive entry to the World Finals in Glasgow, August 2018.

A maximum of two (2) or three (3) minutes, depending on your age division, shall be allotted for each Solo dance Heat. You shall also be given 1 minute prior to your actual dance Heat for preparation of any props or equipment needed on stage. Props should be reasonably light and not over-sized for easy and fast mobility in and out of the performance area.

Music for the Solo competition will be provided by UDO Australia and be timed as follows: U/10, U/12 & U/15 = Maximum of 2 minutes. U/18, Open & Golden = Maximum of 3 minutes.

Number of entrants per Heat may vary depending on number of contestants on the day. Any variations will be made at the discretion of UDO Australia and will be communicated to all entrants prior to commencement of competition.

DUOS

The Duo competition will be held after the Solo competition. Each Duo entry will be performed separately from the other Duo entrants.

A maximum of two (2) or three (3) minutes, depending on your age division, shall be allotted for each dance routine. You shall also be given 1 minute prior to actual presentation for preparation of any props or equipment needed on stage. Props should be reasonably light and not over-sized for easy and fast mobility in and out of the performance area.

Music for the Duo competition needs to be provided by the Duo and be timed as follows: U/12 & U/15 = Maximum of 2 minutes. U/18, Open & Golden = Maximum of 3 minutes.

Each Duo must furnish their audio file containing the music they shall be using. Audio file must have been emailed to UDO Australia via info@udoaustralia.com.au by Saturday, May 13, 2017. A backup file of your music is strongly recommended to be brought on the day.

Dancers should be in costume, warmed up, and ready to perform at least one hour before their scheduled performance.

The music used cannot have swearing or inappropriate language.

The music should be balanced at a set level for playing as the DJ will make no adjustments on the day for sound. If you need more information or help with this then please contact us at info@udoaustralia.com.au.

The music has to be cut to the correct time limit for the age division entered:

U/12 & U/15 – max. 2 minute routines

U/18, Open & Golden – max. 3 minute routines

It is the Choreographer / Team Leader’s responsibility to ensure that the music is emailed to UDO Australia via info@udoaustralia.com.au by Saturday, May 12, 2018. A backup file of your music is strongly recommended to be brought on the day.

The winner of each Duo age division will receive entry to the World Championships in Glasgow, August 2018.

TEAMS

PLEASE NOTE: Each team can consist of a minimum of 5 entrants up to a maximum of 26 entrants.

The Team competition will be held after the Duo competition. Each Team entry will be performed separately from the other Team entrants

A maximum of two (2) or three (3) minutes, depending on your age division, shall be allotted for each dance routine and presentation. You shall also be given 1 minute prior to actual presentation for preparation of any props or equipment needed on stage. Props should be reasonably light and not over-sized for easy and fast mobility in and out of the performance area.

Music for the Team competition needs to be provided by the Team and be timed as follows: U/12 & U/15 = Maximum of 2 minutes. U/18, Open & Golden = Maximum of 3 minutes.

Each Team must furnish their audio file containing the music they shall be using. Audio file must have been emailed to UDO Australia via info@udoaustralia.com.au by Saturday, May 12, 2018. A backup file of your music is strongly recommended to be brought on the day.

Dancers should be in costume, warmed up, and ready to perform at least one hour before their scheduled performance.

The music used cannot have swearing or inappropriate language.

The music should be balanced at a set level for playing as the DJ will make no adjustments on the day for sound. If you need more information or help with this then please contact us at info@udoaustralia.com.au.

The music has to be cut to the correct time limit for the age division entered:

U/10, U/12 & U/15 – max. 2 minute routines

U/18, Open & Golden – max. 3 minute routines

It is the Choreographer / Team Leader’s responsibility to provide their audio file containing the music they shall be using. Audio file must have been emailed to UDO Australia via info@udoaustralia.com.au by Saturday, May 19, 2018. A backup file of your music is strongly recommended to be brought on the day.

The winner of each age division will receive entry to the World Championships in Glasgow, August 2018 or 2019.

THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF JUDGES SHALL BE FINAL AND UNAPPEALABLE

 

Prizes

UDO AUSTRALIA 2018 NATIONAL STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES

Every competition needs prizes and awards. This competition is no different!

This is our fourth year of competition in Australia and we are extremely excited to again host this competition as part of the worldwide family of UDO (United Dance Organisation). We know that with your support we will grow each and every year to become Australia’s largest street dance competition and community.

We are busy liaising with sponsors so that we can provide a variety of prizes that you guys will be excited to win. We are negotiating with travel agencies, airlines and hotel chains so that we can provide as much as we can to get our Australian winners overseas to the World Championships. Clothing, music & movie vouchers, massage vouchers, entertainment vouchers, store vouchers, we will go all out to bring together a great prize pool for this awesome competition. With growth and your support, we will also acquire the major sponsors to help us increase the size of the cash and prizes for our competition winners each and every year.

With our hard work along with your support as well as the support from the industry and sponsors, UDO Australia hopes to not only deliver a world class street dance competition dedicated to finding the best street dancers in Australia, we also want to deliver awesome amounts of cash and prizes to make this the #1 street dance competition in Australia.

Join the UDO family, support us, come to our events or compete in our competitions and together see UDO Australia grow to provide street dancers with fantastic platforms to compete and wild prizes for their success!

 

2018 Solos Music

Under 10s

HEAT 1 – Please Don’t Stop The Music

HEAT 2 – On The Floor

FINALE – Watch Out For This

Under 12s

HEAT 1 – Right Round

HEAT 2 – Boom Shake The Room

FINALE – Uptown Funk

Under 15s

HEAT 1 – Spacejam

HEAT 2 – Let’s Get Ridiculous

FINALE – Can You Feel It

Under 18s

HEAT 1 – Closer

HEAT 2 – Ain’t My Fault

FINALE – Music Makes you Lose Control

Over 18s

HEAT 1 – Take it To The Floor

HEAT 2 – Hot In Here

FINALE – It’s Like That

Golden Division

HEAT 1 – Flip It

HEAT 2 – Family Affair

FINALE – What’s Your Flava