Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Panorama Ridge presents,
1 vs. 1 Freestyle Dance Competition
Tuesday, Nov.25th,  2014
Doors open at 4:15pm . . . competition starts at 5:00pm
Panorama Ridge Secondary (64th ave. and 132nd st.)
          Welcome to the first ever, THROWDOWN at Panorama Ridge Secondary!  This event is open to all Surrey students and designed to bring together the High School Dance community in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  This is a freestyle dance competition focusing on musicality, technique, creativity and performance.  Although our students have many opportunities to perform choreographed pieces, they rarely get the chance to showcase their joy of just, “dancing!”  Freestyling is at the heart of hip hop culture and dance, so it is our hope that this event gives students a positive environment to show off their creativity and love of dance! 
          There will be 3 rounds of competition with open cyphers in between. So ALL students can get a chance to show their stuff and have fun!  Judges will not be giving written comments or scores to the preliminary round competitors . . . this will keep the event running quickly and smoothly.  Top 4 competitors will be able to meet privately with the judges after the event to get specific comments and feedback. 

Categories: (2 entries per school allowed per category)
A:  Breaking . . . (all b-boying, b-girling) . . . (all grades)
B:  All Styles . . . (any hip hop/street style, or a combination of styles, ex. popping, locking, waacking, krumping, old skool hip hop, new skool, etc.) . . . (all grades)
C:  Alumni All Styles (open to graduated students from your school . . . preferably within the last 1-2 years)

AJ “Megaman” Kambere (Heavy Hittaz), and Natasha Gorrie (Diamonds Crew)
Emcee:  Kofi

3 Rounds of Competition:  (all 1 vs.1)
A:  Preliminary Round 
-      20 dancers, 10 battles
-      Names will be drawn at random out of a hat
-      Judges will pick the top 4 to advance at the very end of the round.
-      Does NOT matter who you are put up against

B:  Semi-Final Round
-       4 dancers, 2 battles
-      Names will be drawn at random out of a hat
-      “Winner” of each battle will advance to final round
-      3rd and 4th place will be determined by judges at the end of the competition

C:  Final Round: 
-       2 dancers, 1 battle
-      Judges will determine the winner

-      Dancers will not know their music in advance
-      Must adapt to any changes in music (style, tempo, beat, etc)
-      There will be an experienced live DJ spinning
-      Break battles, and All Styles will have different music appropriate to the style.

-       Please email me the names and grades of your 2 competitors per category.
-      (possible total of 6 entries)
-      “First come, first serve”  (20 entries max in each category.)
-      Deadline is Nov.6th . . . at that point, if there is room in any of the categories I will open it up again.
-      Please encourage both boys AND girls to participate in this event . . . most of our students have never done anything like this before, so it will be a learning experience for all!
-      I will send out the maximum number of audience tickets for each school in a separate email. 
-      Teachers must attend the entire event and are responsible for their own students.

-      $10 per competitor
-      $5 per audience member (teachers will get tickets in advance)
-      1 cheque made out to “Panorama Ridge Secondary”

-      Check in between 4:00pm and 4:30pm
-      Bring Go-Card or ID
-      Dancers will be given a number/bib
-      Check the board and listen to the Emcee for the order

Schedule of events:  DRAFT
4:55pm:  Welcome…rules, etc.
5:00pm:  Break Prelims (20 entrees)...10 rounds (1 vs.1)
5:15pm:  Open Break Cypher (10 mins)
5:25pm:  All Styles Prelims (20 entrees)...10 rounds (1 vs.1)
5:40pm:  Open Hip Hop Cypher (10 mins)
5:50pm:  Alumni All Styles Prelims (20 entrees)...10 rounds (1 vs.1)
6:05pm:  Open Cypher (10 mins)
6:15pm:  Break Semi-Finals (top 4) 
6:25pm:  All Styles Semi-Finals (top 4)
6:35pm:  Alumni Semi-Finals (top 4)
6:45pm:  Break Finals (top 2)
6:50pm:  All Styles Finals (top 2)
6:55pm:  Alumni Finls (top 2)
7:00pm:  Open Cypher (10-15 mins)
7:15pm:  Awards

Contact:  Ms. Jenny-Lynn Jensen
Phone:  604-595-8890

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