Event regulations


World of Dance

Championship rules

TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION TO USA WORLD FINAL.

Only the Winners of the Championship Qualification to World Final in USA

(Junior Team Division and Team Division – 1, 2, 3 places) receive invitation to the USA Final Event


The World of Dance Championship series is primarily a competition of dance performances.

The idea behind the title championship is that a dance performance can be created in any way, with any dance technique, regardless of age, gender or style! Performance is a cross-international way of communication! That is why we do not divide competitions by style in the main championship and that is why World of Dance Championship is a world-famous brand!

Create and showcase your best performances and bold dance ideas - World of Dance is waiting for you and your team!

Video pre-selection
To participate in the official championship, you must pass a preliminary video selection (preselection is free) or receive a Direct Invite from the organizer!
Video selection is necessary for the organizer to make sure that there is a sufficient level of participants.
The provided link to the video can be used to promote participants within the event. We reserve the right not to publish the provided video without explanation.
The procedure:
1
Create an application and provide a link
Create an application for participation in the registration system and provide a link to a video of any of your dances. The video must be publicly available all the time before the event!
Do not use temporary storage services otherwise we will not be able to process your application!
2
Wait for video screening result
After that, the organizer will processed your application. This may take some time. The video screening result will be displayed in the registration system and duplicated on the email.
3
Make an entry payment to confirm the participation
As soon as your application is approved to the registration system, the possibility of payment will appear. Pay as soon as possible. Payment details are provided in the registration system.
Remember that only approved and payed applications are considered as future participants of an event.!

Attention! Registration can be closed without warning at any time due to the full occupancy of the divisions!

*The organizer reserves the right to close prematurely the registration on these or those prices and proceed to a new stage of registration, due to the large number of applications.

Categories
Competition
is the category in which the participants are evaluated by the judges.
The winners of the Competition category who qualify for the World of Dance USA Final (Junior Team and Team Division only - 1st, 2nd, 3rd places) receive exclusive World of Dance Cups and invitations to the final event in the United States. Videos of all qualification winners (Junior Team and Team - 1st, 2nd, 3rd places) will be posted on the official YouTube channel World of Dance. Videos of all performances will be posted on the official World of Dance Championship Series YouTube channel.

JUNIOR TEAM DIVISION
  • Qualifiers Competitions for World of Dance USA Final
  • Age: 0-18
  • Dancers: 5 and more

TEAM
DIVISION
  • Qualifiers Competitions for World of Dance USA Final
  • Age: any
  • Dancers: 5 and more

MINI-TEAM
DIVISION
  • Age: any
  • Dancers: 5 and more

Showcase
is the categories are not evaluated by the judges! Participants can show their showcase within the World Of Dance Championship Series under the standard WOD rules and conditions. The video of the showcase category will be posted on the official World of Dance Championship Series YouTube channel. This is a great opportunity to try yourself on the World of Dance stage!

JUNIOR TEAM DIVISION
  • Age: 0-18
  • Dancers: 5 and more

TEAM
DIVISION
  • Age: any
  • Dancers: 5 and more

Championship awards and prizes
World Of Dance Championship Series rewards dance teams for taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division. The Winners of the Championship Qualification to World Final in USA (Junior Team Division and Team Division – 1, 2, 3 places) receive exclusive World of Dance Cups and invitation to the USA Final Event.
Videos of all Qualification Winners (Junior Team and Team – 1, 2, 3 places) will be posted on the official World of Dance YouTube channel.'
Additional awards will be given in some categories for Best Theme, Best Costume and Crowd Favorite.
Videos of all performances will be posted on the official World of Dance Championship Series YouTube channel.
Performances of the Showcase category are not judged.
Videos from the Showcase category will be posted on the official World of Dance Championship Series YouTube channel.
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Addition terms of participation for

Championship

Junior and Upper division competitions

Solo's
Each participant of the event pays a registration fee, unless it is changed by the organizer.

  • For Juniors categories, 1 (one) official dance team leader can attend the event free of charge, but cannot perform.
  • For Upper Solo performers, we do not provide the additional free of charge.
  • Duets, Trio and groups of 4 participants and less. Each participant of the event pays a registration fee, unless it is changed by the organizer. 1 (one) official dance team leader can attend the event free of charge, but cannot perform with the group.
Teams division competitions
  • Groups competing from 5 participants and more. Each participant of the event pays a registration fee, unless it is changed by the organizer. If the leader of the dance team dances with the team, the registration fee may be waived, please contact the organizer of the event. If the leader does not perform, he automatically gets free access to the event

Special registration circumstances
If there are less than 6 (six) registered participants for a Junior Teams division competition, the Junior Teams division competition may be excluded from that particular World of Dance competition. Teams that were originally registered in the Junior Teams division will be transferred to the Teams division if the organizer decides to do so.

Transfer from category to category
Transfer from one category to another is possible no later than two weeks before the event. If the transfer request is received less than a two weeks in advance, the cost of the service is 20 Euro.
Music and duration of the performance
All participants must upload audio files for their performance no later than one week (7 days) before the event. After the deadline, it is also possible to update and add a soundtrack - the cost of the service is 20 Euro.

All audio files must be in mp3, m4a, wav format and attached to the application for participation in the registration system.
Participants must independently check their soundtracks for the presence of profanity - profanity is unacceptable! World of Dance Organizing Team have a right additionally conduct Music Screening Process.

For the use of profanity in the phonogram, the judges will deduct points!

The duration of the phonogram for Team Division and Junior Team Division should not exceed 6 minutes! The duration of the phonogram for Upper Division and Junior Division should not exceed 2 minutes!

If the music does not meet the conditions, the music file can be replaced in the registration system before the deadline.
Pay attention to the selection rules! If the organizers ask you to change and re-upload your music file more than twice, you will be excluded from the event.
Teams that do not submit their music by the deadline may be excluded from the event or incur additional costs (at the discretion of the event manager).

** Once your music has been approved, performers must have a backup USB drive with the band name on it at the event. The music file on the backup USB drive must be the same file that was approved by the event manager. If the music file is different and violates the language and/or timing rules, the performer(s) will not be allowed to perform and may be banned from future World of Dance events.
Props for the performance
If props are used, all props must go through a verification process. The World of Dance team must approve all props before the deadline. To get approval, please describe your props and indicate the overall dimensions/sizes in your application in the "Props" field.

All heavy or oversized props must be left backstage BEFORE the event. During the event, any movement of oversized or heavy props is not possible.
Championship judging system
Criteria
All judges will evaluate each team according to the following criteria:
1
Execution: 20% (max. 20 points out of 100)
energy
stage performance
ability to impress
2
Technique: 20% (max. 20 points out of 100)
clarity of dance
dynamics of movements
execution
basics of style
body control
musicality / timing synchronization
3
Choreography: 20% (20 points out of 100)
originality of the movement
creativity of choreography
concept
variety of techniques
musicality
4
Creativity: 20% (max. 20 points out of 100)
music selection 
movement
theme
performance

5
Presentation: 20% ( max. 20 points out of 100)
costume
hairstyle and makeup
attitude/expression
Calculation methodology
Depending on the number of judges on the panel, 2 different counting principles are used:
  • If there are 1-4 judges: Simple system
  • If there are 5 or more judges: Olympic system
Simple system
  1. The scores for the criteria are summarized for each judge separately. This is how the judge's score is obtained.
  2. The scores of all judges are averaged and a single final score is displayed.
  3. If there are penalty points, the sum of the penalty points is subtracted from the final score.
Olympic system
  1. The scores for the criteria are summed up for each judge separately. This is how we get the judge's score.
  2. The maximum and minimum scores are subtracted from all judges' scores.
  3. All remaining judges' scores are averaged to get one final score.
Example:
  • judge 1 total score: 60
  • judge 2 total score: 70
  • judge 3 total score: 80
  • judge 4 total score: 90
  • judge 5 total score: 40
Crossed out: 90 (judge 4) and 40 (judge 5)
Total score of the dance team: (60+70+80) / 3 judges = 70 points

Deduction points
There are 4 specific categories that we provide point deductions on
1. Profanity in music - 0.5 point deduction per curse word
2. Unapproved Props - 1 point deduction per judge (up to a total of 5 points
deduction to final score)
3. Music longer than 6 minutes - 0.5 point deduction in total
4. Poorly Executed Tricks - 1 point deduction per trick
Deduction points will be subtracted from the participant's overall average score (final score)

Score divisions
According to the World of Dance rules, there are only one 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category of competition.
One prize place = One winner/team of winners.
If two (or more) teams/participants score the same number of points for one of the prize places, a tie is declared.

In case of a tie, the tiebreaker will be as follows:
  • Average of technique scores. If tie still remains,
  • Average of performance scores. If tie still remains,
  • Average of choreography scores. If tie still remains,
  • Average of creativity appeal scores. If tie still remains,
  • Average of presentation appeal scores. If tie still remains,
  • Majority of the judges' votes by raising hands for one of the teams with the same number of points. (+0.5 points for the team with the most votes).

Venue Area rules

There is a wardrobe inside the location building, where we strongly ask you to leave your outerwear. For changing into stage costumes you can use any free space in the room, but not in the places of fire exits!

Refund Policy
The details of the refund policy can be found at this link

Event public agreement

ATTENTION!: By visit the event, you have read and accept the following conditions:


  1. If you attend the event, you automatically agree to all health-safety, security, and fire safety rules of the Venue.
  2. The organizers strongly recommend that all participants have health insurance valid on the date of the event. In case of injury to participants during the festival, the organizers, in the absence of such insurance, are not responsible for the health of the participants.
  3. If you need documents confirming your presence on our event , please inform the organizers in advance so that we can prepare them in time.
  4. The organizers are not responsible for accidents of participants or other persons during the event.
  5. The person who creates an account for registration of one or more participants, registers one or more participants, firstly, must obtain official permission from the persons or official representatives of the persons whom he registers, to place personal data in the registration system.
  6. A person who creates an account to register one or more participants, registers one or more participants, has no right to place personal data of other persons without obtaining official permission from these persons or their official representatives
  7. A person who creates an account to register one or more participants, registers one or more participants is considered the official representative of the participants registered by him.
  8. This public agreement applies to any participant registered for the event, any visitor to the event
  9. By registering yourself or persons from your dance team, you and the team members automatically consent to the processing of personal data.
  10. Any personal data received during the registration of a participant, spectator, coach or accompanying person will not be transferred to third parties, and will be allocated upon request to the official mail of the event.
  11. By completing the registration procedure, you automatically agree that you assume all responsibility for the use of copyright and / or related rights (fragments of musical works and / or musical works in their entirety) and all possible appeals and / or claims of copyright holders will be resolved by you independently (without involving the Organizer) in accordance with the procedure established by the current legislation of Poland. The organizers and partners of the talent project are not responsible for your use of copyright and / or related rights during the performances and the display of such performances in real time and / or in recording via the Internet.
  12. By completing the registration procedure, you fully waive any rights to photo and video materials made within the project, which depict you (your performance) and / or your property, and acknowledge the full right of the Organizers to use the above materials at their discretion, including for editorial, commercial purposes, including, but not limited to, by displaying such materials in real time and / or recording via the Internet, as well as for any other purposes.
  13. Refunds in case of refusal to participate are considered individually after the event in each case. Refunds may not be made or not in full depending on the decision of the Organizer. The Organizer reserves the right not to make refunds. The organizer does not compensate for any financial and moral losses of participants and spectators. At the time of registration for the event, participants and spectators automatically waive any claims against the Organizer.
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