Open Styles Dance Competition

Str8jacket and World of Dance Bay Area invites you to compete at our Open Styles Dance Competition! Battle your way to the top against some of the best dancers in the Bay Area. The final two competitors will then get to show off their skills on our main stage for the chance to win $300!

For updates on the Open Styles Dance Competition, go to our Facebook event

Location: San Mateo Performing Arts (600 N Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94401)

Check-in begins at 2PM and the battle will start at 3PM.

Please come earlier to warm up and stretch!

 


Registration Form

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Ticketing Information: GA Tickets must be purchased through the site linked below. (A $20 off promo code will be provided upon submitting this form!) *
Purchase tickets here: https://wod.ticketspice.com/2019-bay-area-ticketing & use promo code provided after completing this form.
The Final 2 battle will take place on the main stage in the evening. If you are not able to stay until ~9PM, you may still enter the battle, but will not qualify for the final round. *
 

FEATURED TALENT

Competition Rules

The Open Styles Dance Competition (OSDC) is open for all types of solo dancers. There will be a host, a DJ and three judges with a diverse perspective on various genres of dance. Styles welcome in the battle include, but are not limited to: Krump, Locking and Popping, Hip-Hop, and Waacking. For the Open Styles battle, we will not be catering music to your specific style, but all styles are welcome!

 

SAFETY GUIDELINES

Please respect one another. Any violation of personal space, touching, display of sexually derogatory gestures that perpetuate oppression towards women and queer folx, or other acts of disrespect will lead to immediate disqualification from the battle. Since different cultures are coming together in an open styles battles, these are boundaries that we want to establish for the safety of all our dancers.

 

BATTLE RULES & STRUCTURE

2 Weeks Before OSDC

  • Early registration open

  • Participants may sign up at https://www.str8jacketdance.com/wodbay-2019-osdc

  • All participants must purchase a GA ticket for WOD Bay Area. ($20 discount promo code available to participants who pre-register through the link above.)


1 Hour Before OSDC (2:00 PM)

  • Participants may purchase GA tickets for WOD Bay Area at the venue and register to battle day of the event

  • All participants must sign liability waivers 

  • Open cypher


**The OSDC will begin at 3:00PM.**


Qualifier Rounds

  • Each dancer will have 30-45 seconds to freestyle, and the order will be determined by order of registration. MC will call each dancer up.

  • The three judges will give each dancer a score from 1-10, with 1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest.


**10 min break to determine which dancers qualify for the following round. The MC will announce dancers with the top 16 combined scores from all three judges (30 point max), and they will move onto next rounds.**

Top 16

  • A bracket with 8 pairings will be generated by randomly drawing names.

  • Each dancer will have 30-45 seconds to freestyle. Order of performance will be determined by spinning a bottle.

  • Judges will vote by pointing after both dancers have performed. The dancer with more votes will advance to the next round.

  • In the case of a tie, both dancers will have 30-45 seconds each to perform again until a winner is decided.


**10 min break**

Top 8 & 4

  • Each dancer will battle twice. Each dancer will have 30-45 seconds per battle.

  • Judges will vote by pointing after both dancers have performed. The dancer with more votes will advance to the next round.

  • In the case of a tie, both dancers will have 30-45 seconds each to perform again until a winner is decided.

  • The Top 2 dancers will advance to the final round and compete on the main stage.


Final 2 (est. 8:40PM - 9:00PM)

  • OSDC Judges will showcase on the main stage

  • The top two will battle twice on the main stage. Each dancer will have 45-60 seconds per battle. 

  • After the top two perform, judges will compare notes and decide the winner. 

  • In the event of a tie, another round of dancing will be added until the judges have chosen a winner. 

  • The winner will be announced on stage and presented $300 USD and an Open Style Battle trophy / certificate.