INFORMATION COMPETITIONS AND JUDGING

DANCE

There are different dance competitions, live as well as online:

– DANCE WOMEN SPONSORED RIDERS

– DANCE WOMEN NON SPONSORED RIDERS

– DANCE MEN SPONSORED RIDERS

– DANCE MEN NON SPONSORED RIDERS

– DANCE GROMS (boys and girls age 1-14 )

 

What will judges be looking for in the dance competitions?

The judges score per point at a 1-10 scale, half points are allowed. 

10 Outstanding
9 Very good
8 Good
7 More than satisfactory
6 Satisfactory
5 Almost satisfactory
4 Unsatisfactory
3 Very unsatisfactory
2 Poor
1 Very Poor
0 Not executed
 
 
SO.. we judge Dance & Freestyle and within this we judge different topics:
 
 

1. Technique and difficulty (39,63% of the score)

What is scored?The level of difficulty of a run and how skilful, accurate and with intended outcome it is executed. The right velocity, speed and riding without interruption is important.
What makes the score higher? Some examples:

  • Consistency
  • The fusion of dance and freestyle
  • Solid landing
  • Solid manuals/stances
  • Diversity of tricks and steps, less repetitions in the same line
  • Creativity

What makes a score lower? Some examples:

  • Break in lines
  • Fails
  • Low speed (unless intended)
  • Bad carve rhythm
  • Tic tac saves
  • Unintended tail scrapes
  • Unintended toe/heel touches

2. How complete / allround a rider is (26,25% of the score) 

What is scored?The diversity of a run, the combo’s and harmony in choice of tricks. What makes the score higher? Some examples:

  • Innovative tricks
  • Applying components in a new or creative way 
  • Integrating pushing through dance / freestyle components. (Examples: Pop shuv one foot land to push or pirouette to push.)
  • Combo’s

What makes a score lower? Some examples:

  • Only freestyle or dance
  • Isolated steps (no connection – e.g. doing a cross step and waiting or adjusting too much the feet to do another dance step or trick)
  • Too many variations of one trick

3. Style (34,12% of the score)

What is scored?How solid and harmoniously a run is executed. The posture, height of pops, fluidity and flow. And if extra movements that underline this are added.
What makes the score higher? Some examples:

  • Deep carves
  • Execution clearly as intended. (Examples: dance to a rhythm, ninja kickflips)
  • Few foot placement adjustments
  • Creative/steezy/funny saves
  • High catches 

What makes a score lower? Some examples:

  • Wonky manuals
  • Tic tacs saves
  • Rocketflips
 

 

Difference between sponsored and non-sponsored

 

The difference is riders who are sponsored usually have a pro level and the non sponsored riders not (yet). To keep it interesting and fun for non professional riders to attend (and be scouted by brands) we have these two categories.

 
 

Groms

 
The Grom competition will select the best riders who are under 14 at the time of the event. Groms need to be accompanied by an adult who is present during the run(s)

 

LIVE EVENT

Duration of runs during the live event
 
Non sponsored:
Online preselection 1 minute
First round: 1 minute, 2 riders at the same time.  After a minute riders have one chance to ‘finish with a bang!’ 
Semi final: 1 minute, 1 rider at the same time. After a minute the rider has one chance to ‘finish with a bang!’ 
Final: 1,5 minute, 1 rider at the same time

 

 
 
Sponsored:
Online preselection 1 minute
First round: 1 minute, 1 riders at the same time. After a minute the rider has one chance to ‘finish with a bang!’ 
Semi final: 1 minute, 1 rider at the same time. After a minute the rider has one chance to ‘finish with a bang!’ 
Final: 1,5 minute, 1 rider at the same time

 

 
 
Competition area during the live event
The competition area is 45 m. x 12.5 m.
The judges are seated in the middle of the long side.
There are NO obstacles in the competition area.
It has a smooth polished surface, more slippery than rough.

 

PRIZES

In the Dance Sponsored Categories during the event in Eindhoven receive prize money

in 2022 

1st: € 400 | 2nd: € 200 | 3rd: € 100 

The top 3 in the Dance Non Sponsored and Groms Categories will receive gear

The winners of Best Trick, G-turn and Hippy Jump will receive gear 

 

OTHER COMPETITIONS

All these competitions are ‘open’, so for men and women (and also accessible for groms)

BEST TRICK

Whereas the dance contest will be all about the style and flow, this contest is for freestyling. Bring your best tricks to the floor and go for it! The tricks are judged on creativity, difficulty, technicality and style. One person at the same time. 1 try per person. If failed they get a second chance.

G-TURN

As G-Turn we count a manual on your nose or tail describing at least a “G” or a “C”, anything less doesn’t count.The G-Turn can be introduced, ended or interrupted by a trick. More than 2 wheels on the ground end the combo and therefore the try. Extra points will be rewarded for creativity, difficulty and style. One attempt for G turn, if you don’t succeed you get a second try.

HIPPY JUMP

The competition starts at the height of 90 cm. 2 tries per person and constantly higher.

CREW

For more information about the crew competition check here.

prizes

The podium places of Dance Women Sponsored and Dance Men Sponsored will receive an equal amount of prize money. The height of the prize money is announced 2-4 weeks before the event. The podium winners other competitions will receive gear prizes.

 

SO.. ONLINE

This Online Competition will be fully run with an online winner. The judging as described above applies.

Check here the online competition

WHAT TO DO?

Step 1: REGISTER

Step 2: Add your video: Upload a 1 minute (exact) dance and freestyle competition entry. IMPORTANT: if you have the best opportunity now, also already film a run for the finals. They will be soon after the results are in.

Each athlete will need to enter under their own profile/login.

Entry Rules:

Your entry has to be EXACTLY one minute, longer and shorter video’s are disqualified.

You must title your video with your FULL NAME and you can add your insta @ as well.

You can add music

You can not alter speed

You can not cut

 Questions? contact@sycld.nl

 

Check here the general rules concerning the competitions.