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World of Dance Bay Area

 
 

World of Dance Championship Series - Bay Area 2019

Hosted by World of Dance and Str8jacket


World of Dance is the largest International Urban Dance Competition with focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new aged choreography. World of Dance is the largest touring event that embraces Urban Dance and Lifestyle. Hundreds of participants with the country’s top dance teams, and thousands of spectators will partake in a performance festival setting, awarding today’s top dancers with the most prestigious acknowledgements. The 2019 World of Dance Tour promises to deliver an unparalleled experience to both participants and spectators in an effort to build a reputation as the Nation's authority in Urban Dance Culture.

Venue: San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Address: 600 N Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94401

 

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

VIP Doors Open: 2:00PM*

GA Doors Open: 3:00PM*

Show Starts: 4:00PM*

*Subject to change. For up-to-date information on this event, please visit https://www.worldofdance.com/events/wodbay19

 

Jueges

Bibi Khalil


@mspersia

Jesselee Santos

@jesseleesantos

Kim Sims


@theonlymskim

Konkrete

@konkrete_

Max Thompson


@tothe_max

Mappy

@imappy

Featured Talent

Freedom

@freedomatkd

Mike Murda

@djmikemurda

Marian Murlock

@marian_sings

Stuck Sanders

@stucker___

Fuego

@fuegodancecr3w

Kida the Great

@kidathegreat

 

Schedule


Footage

Competition Rules

Terms & Conditions


Please read and review ALL listed rules. Failure to comply with the competition rules below will result in termination of competition placement and possible band from participating at future WOD events.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

ATTENTION TEAMS / DANCERS:

Requirements:

Audition Video

  • The audition video may be of your dance group’s most recent performance or rehearsal video.

  • Make sure your video showcases the very best of your group’s abilities.

  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept dance class footage as an audition video. Entries that include dance class footage will be disqualified.

Competition Entries

  • Junior Division

    • All group members must be 17 or under.

    • Groups must have a minimum number of 5 registered dancers.

    • If there are less than 6 (six) registered Junior Division competition entries, the Junior Division competition will be eliminated from that particular WOD Qualifier. Teams originally in the Junior Division will be transferred to the Team Division competition to compete with groups composed of all ages.

  • Team Division

    • Groups must have a minimum number of 5 registered dancers.

    • Team Division is for adults, college students, and professional dancers but is open for all ages.

    • Groups can be comprised of dancers who are of mixed ages.

Showcase Entries

  • Junior Showcase

    • All group members must be 17 or under.

    • Groups must have a minimum of 5 registered dancers.

  • Team Showcase

    • Groups must have a minimum number of 5 registered dancers.

    • Team Division is for adults, college students and professional dancers but is open for all ages.

    • Groups are comprised of dancers who are mixed ages.

  • Upper Showcase

    • Groups must have 4 registered dancers or less.

    • Upper Division is for groups, solos, duets, and/or trios ages 18 and over.

Once your group has submitted through our website, the World of Dance Tour Team will begin the audition process. After your video has been evaluated, you will receive an email with your acceptance or waitlisted status.

ACCEPTED EMAIL EXAMPLE:

**All submissions are due 45 days prior to the World of Dance event date of choice. Late submissions of groups / individuals may be subject to an additional registration fee.**


REGISTRATION & PAYMENT PROCESS

The spotlight is almost yours. But first, the paperwork: Once your group has been accepted to compete/perform, you must submit a registration form and payment via the link within the "Congratulations" email. It will require you to add in your dancer information and complete your payment.  

Registration Requirements

  • Your registration form must include your group’s bio. It should be a three (3) line bio which will be used to introduce your group’s performance at the World of Dance event.

  • Your registration form must include your group’s city of representation.

  • Your registration form must include the name of each group member participating in the World of Dance event.

  • Ages requirement must follow the submission guidelines on the day of the WOD Qualifier event you are participating in. If not, it will lead to disqualification of your team and removal of your placement.

  • If you are in multiple dances the day of the Qualifier, please indicate your group names and the names of individual performers that are in more than one number to account for quick changes. If we are not notified and the schedule has been sent, we cannot guarantee a change in the schedule to accommodate back to back performances.

Payment Requirements

Junior and Team Division Competing Groups 5 or more

  • The registration payment is $30 per registered member, per routine.

  • There is no registration fee for 2 (two) official directors of the dance group. Your group can have a maximum of 2 (two) directors who will be able to perform with the group (as long as they meet the age requirements per division).

  • *FOR JUNIOR DIVISION ONLY - If there are less than 6 (six) registered Junior Division competition entries, the Junior Division competition will be eliminated from that particular WOD Qualifier. Teams originally in the Junior Division will be transferred to the Team Division competition to compete with groups composed of all ages.

Junior and Team Division Showcase Groups of 5 or more

  • Registration payment is $20 per registered member.

  • There is no registration fee for 2 (two) official directors of the dance group. Your group can have a maximum of 2 (two) directors who will be able to perform with the group.

Junior and Upper Division Showcase Groups of 4 or less

  • Registration payment is $50 per registered member for the Division.

  • There is no registration fee for 2 (two) official directors of the dance group. Your group can have a maximum of 2 (two) directors who will NOT be able to perform with the group.

**The deadline to turn in registration and payment is 20 days prior to the World of Dance event date. Failure to comply will result in removal from the show or additional fees determined by the Tour Director.**


MUSIC

To complete the screening process, all dance groups must submit performance music 2 weeks prior to the World of Dance event date. All music must be in an mp3 or m4a format, and emailed to music@worldofdance.com. The email format should be as follows:

Email Title: Team Name – Event City

Music Screening Process

After your dance group has submitted your music, the World of Dance Tour Team will make sure it meets our standards. The following rules apply:

  • Profanity and inappropriate or offensive language are NOT allowed. Since World of Dance is a family event, all music must be clean. Explicit content is also NOT allowed.

  • Music and performance time must not exceed 6 minutes in length.

  • The World of Dance Tour Team will send an email to your primary contact, notifying them of whether or not your music has been approved. If changes need to be made, your primary contact will have the opportunity to do so. Pay attention to the eligibility rules! If your group is asked more than twice to clean up and resubmit your music, you will be removed from the event.

  • Groups who neglect to send in their music two weeks prior to the event may be removed from the show lineup (up to the discretion of the Tour Director and Stage Manager).

**After your music has been approved, performers will need to provide a backup USB labeled with the group name on it. The music file on the back-up USB must be the same file that was approved by the stage manager. If the music file is switched and violates the language and/or time rule, the performer(s) will no longer be allowed to perform and may be banned from participating at future World of Dance live events.


PRE-SHOW PACKETS

To get you excited and ready to perform, the World of Dance Tour Team will provide a Performer's Packet to each group’s primary contact. The packet includes your check-in time, show line-up, example score sheet, and other vital information pertaining to the event. Talent Packets will be sent out prior to the World of Dance event date.


JUDGE'S PANEL & SCORING SYSTEM

ATTENTION TEAMS / DANCERS:

**Effective AUGUST 1, 2018 a new scoring system will be implemented for future WOD Qualifiers**

**(See new rules below)**

Curious about scoring? For each event, a panel of judges decides team scores. The Judges Panel will consist of a minimum of 5 judges and 1 tabulator. All judges will meet the eligibility, training, judge skills level, and requirements set forth by the World of Dance event producers.

All judges will score each competing team based on the following criteria:

  • PERFORMANCE: 20% (20 points out of 100 total points)

    • Facials

    • Energy

    • Stage Presence

    • Showmanship

  • TECHNIQUE: 20% (20 points out of 100 total points)

    • Cleanliness of Routine

    • Dynamics in Movement

    • Execution

    • Foundations

    • Body Control

    • Musicality

    • Timing / Synchronization

  • CHOREOGRAPHY 20% (20 points out of 100 total points)

    • Originality of Routine

    • Creativity in Routine

    • Concept

    • Variety of Routine

    • Musicality

  • CREATIVITY: 20% (20 points out of 100 total points)

    • Music Selection

    • Transitions

    • Theme

    • Staging/ Blocking

  • PRESENTATION 20% (20 points out of 100 total points)

    • Costume / Performance Attire

    • Hair & Make-Up

    • Attitude/Facial Expression

What are the deductions?

JUNIOR & TEAM: with 5 registered dancers and more

  • Unapproved Props – 1 Point Deduction per judge (up to a total of 5 points deducted from final score)

  • Music Longer than 6 minutes - .5 Point Deduction per second over time limit

  • Profanity in Music - .5 Deduction per curse word

If the music file is switched the day of the qualifier and violates the language and/or time rule, your crew will be banned from participating at future World of Dance events and will be disqualified.

  • Poorly Executed Tricks - 1 Point Deduction per trick, stunt or skill executed poorly or landed incorrectly (By discretion of the head judge and included judges panel if needed)

 

MAIN STAGE AREA & BACK STAGE SPECS

Venue / Staging

  • Because each venue is different, main stage dimensions will differ from city to city. Crossovers are available at most World of Dance Tour events. Inquiries for Main Stage Areas can be addressed to the Event Manager prior to the Event Date.

  • Due to the nature of the venue, it’s pretty much impossible for us to offer proper dressing rooms to each of the hundreds of dancers participating in the event. Instead, performers can get ready in designated open space or other rooms allocated for prep.

  • All performers are responsible for their own items. The venue, World of Dance staff, and all World of Dance live event affiliates and sponsors will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

  • All performers may get their hair and make-up done by the Paul Mitchell salon team for free. All hair and make-up appointments are done on a first come, first served basis. So get there early if you want to get styled on us!

Props

  • Got props in your act? All of them must go through a screening process. The World of Dance Tour Team must approve all performance props prior to the event date. To get approval, email photos of your props to the Event Manager before the event. All props must be fire retardant. Any prop that hasn’t been approved prior to the event will not be allowed on stage.

Tech

  • Due to time constraints, tech rehearsals will not be permitted on the main stage.

 
 

AWARDS & CASH PRIZES

What’s in it for you? The fun of expressing yourself with hundreds of other dancers, the thrill of sharing your art, and of course: prizes! To celebrate the most successful performances, World of Dance will hold an Awards Ceremony after each division.

  • World of Dance will award trophies to dance teams that place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd within each division.

  • First place winners from the Team Division will receive a $1500 check (prizes may vary per event).

  • First place winners from the Junior Division will receive a $500 check (prizes may vary per event).

  • Additional awards will be given in each division for Best Theme, Best Costume, and Crowd Favorite.

 

WOD CHAMPIONSHIP

Championship Rules

  • 1 - 3 Place winners with a score of 80 points or higher from Junior / Team Division, will be invited to compete at WOD Championship within their qualifying year. *WOD Reserves the right to invite any teams to the WOD Championship

  • The age of each dancer at the time of any WOD Qualifier (US or International) in which they competed and placed with a score of 80 points or higher will reflect the following:

WOD Championship age rules will reflect the following:

Competition Entries - WOD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Junior Division

    • Any act that competed ages 17 or under at the time of the World of Dance Qualifier.

  • Team Division

    • Groups must have a minimum number of 5 registered dancers.

    • Team Division is for adults, college students, and professional dancers but is open for all ages.

    • Groups can be comprised of dancers who are of mixed ages.

Junior and Team qualifier winners will compete in the same category as they qualified, as long as the ages matched the above at the time of the qualifier. 

Example: - For example, if a dancer is 17 years old competing in Junior Division at WOD Arizona on October 21st 2018, but turned 18 years old on January 1st, 2019, they will still be able to compete in Junior Division at the WOD Championship because we are taking the age they were in the qualifying event into consideration (not the age they have turned since then).

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