SO.. ONLINE ?!
Option 1. When the live event will take place in November we have an Online Preselection for the DANCE competitions to reduce the time pressure during the competition. The selected riders (will still be many) will be invited to compete live. We are also aware that not all selected competitors can actually visit the live event in Eindhoven and see how we can have an online ’side track’ with them as well.
Option 2. When the live event in November can not take place, we already have the start of an Online Competition 2021 (for the Dance categories)
THE COMPETITIONS WE (ALSO) RUN ONLINE ARE:
– DANCE WOMEN SPONSORED RIDERS
– DANCE WOMEN NON SPONSORED RIDERS
– DANCE MEN SPONSORED RIDERS
– DANCE MEN NON SPONSORED RIDERS
– DANCE GROMS (boys and girls age 1-15 )
SO.. RIDERS, WHAT TO DO?
~ Film an entry of EXACTLY one minute for one of the Dance competitions, longer and shorter video’s are disqualified. IMPORTANT: if you have the best opportunity now, also already film a run for the finals (may the competition continue online).
You can not alter speed
You can not cut
~ Choose your competition, and register.
You must title your video with your FULL NAME, G or R (goofy or regular) and INSTA @ or other media link.
~ Upload your 1 minute (exact) dance and freestyle competition entry.
The entry deadline is September 20th 0.00 CEST or when the maximum of 250 entries is reached
Each athlete will need to enter under their own profile/login.
~ Stay tuned though social media and our website for the news about how the event will proceed, live or online!
WHAT WILL JUDGES BE LOOKING FOR IN THE DANCE COMPETITIONS?
The judges are looking for the full package. A run that includes dancing that is accompanied by a variety of technical tricks. A showcase of your own style and orginality, flow (speed, consistency, combos) and creativity (innovation). The overall difficulty level of your lines and your commitment will also be taken in consideration. And most important, they want to see you have fun and enjoy yourself! The scoring within the judging is based on 3 pillars: Dance (weights the most), Freestyle (less weight on the total in comparison to dance) and style, flow and creativity. If you would like to see an example of winning entries of 2020, check here.
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.
The Grom competition will select the best riders up to 15 years old. Groms need to be accompanied by an adult who is present during the run(s)
IN CASE OF A LIVE EVENT
Duration of runs during the live event
Non sponsored: Pre selection + semi final: 1 min. Final 1,5 min.
Sponsored: Pre selection 1 min. Semi final and final 1,5 min.
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 obstaclesin the competition area.
It has a smooth polished surface, more slippery then rough.
All these competitions are ‘open’, so for men and women (and also accessible for groms)
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 trick for which you get a second try if you don’t land the first.
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 G turn for which you get a second try if you don’t succeed the first.
The competition starts at the height of 90 cm.
More information about the crew competition will be given when we are sure we can fit it in time wise.
Film and photo
The film and photo competition is a contest which will be held mainly after the event. If you register for this you’ll have to do your best the registrate the event on either film or photographs. The best cinematographic impression of the event will win.
More information you can find on the page below.
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.