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LADIES TEAM

SHOWDOWN COMPETITION

This competition is designed to give all ladies dance teams an opportunity to experience free expression and create a piece that will be inspiring, challenging and fun. Whether your team dances Bachata, salsa, Flamenco, Contemporary, hip-hop or fusion, this competition will allow you to think outside the box and incorporate any style you want into your Competition routine. 

1st Place Prize $1000.00 Cash plus Trophy and medals

2nd Place Prize $500 Cash plus trophy and medals

3rd Place Prize $250 Cash plus Trophy and medals

REGISTRATION ENDS 2/13/20 at 9pm

DAY OF COMPETITION​- Things to know! 

  • Tech Rehearsal: 6-8:30pm ( Optional)

  • Music Check: 6-8:30pm (Mandatory)

  • Check in at registration.

  • Waiting area: Back Studio

  • Call Time: 9- 9:30pm

  • Selecting lineup order: 9:30pm ( Team directors must be there )

  • Meeting with the judges: 10:00pm

  • Competition starts: 10:30pm

  • NOTE: If you are using props or any special effect please let Kathy Reyes know in advance, so that we can organize with our production manager. We would love to provide as much as we can make this amazing experience for you.

COMPETITION JUDGES

  • Jo Quinones- Graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Professional and versatile dancer since 1997.  More about Jo Click Here

  • Maria Ramos- A NYC native who has trained in various forms of dance such as Ballet, Street Jazz, African, Vogue, Whacking, Mambo & Bachata.

  • Liz Rojas- Acknowledged for her ability to provide fresh, accessible and entertaining salsa dance instruction for the social dance environment.

RULES: 

Saturday March 7, 2020

  • OPEN LEVEL Competition, minimum of 3 dancers per team are required and a minimum of 3 dance Teams are required to compete in this division for the prize money to be validated and rewarded.

  • Dance companies are able to bring different teams to compete but dancers are only able to compete in one team.

  • Choreography REQUIRED! - Music and routine can be a fusion of different genres or you can focus in one genre only.

  • Each Team will perform a routine no less than 2:00 and no longer than 3:00 minutes. A penalty of 3 points of the final score will be deducted if competitors fail to meet music requirement.  Song must be edited to end where you choose 

  • Competitors must provide competition music on USB or by email to djmigz709@gmail.com,  no later than 4pm day of event. If you are unsure of your music, please contact organizer to avoid a disqualification.

  • PROPS ALLOWED.

  • APPROPRIATE COSTUME REQUIRED. Keep in mind this is a family friendly venue.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  • 20% Overall Appearance - Confidence, Costume, hair and makeup.

  • 20% Technique- Proper execution of moves, and balance in the style selected.

  • 20% Musicality and timing- Ability to interpret the musical instruments of the genre(s) selected. Keeping up with the beat.

  • 40% Overall Choreography and Presentation- Creativity, originality, Intricacy of movements, Unity, synchronization, formations.

DEFINITION:

  • PROP: A prop is defined as any item that is not part of costume worn by dancer.

  • GENRE: a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.

If you are interested in having your team compete, please contact Kathy Reyes at belladanceweekender@gmail.com for further information