Rules of participation in slections of ISDS in Astana 2017

Rules for “Hip Hop Show”, “Hip Hop Show Beginners” и “Hip Hop Show kids” nominations :

  • In those nominations in order to estimate participants, 20-point scale is used. The final point of every participating team is the average of all judges of particular nomination.
  • Time of performance has to be from 2.00 to 4.00 minutes. In case of inconsistency with the specified timeframe, team of organizers has rights to charge points that for every 10 seconds every judge takes 1 point.
  • Amount of participants in every team is from 4 people and more.
  • Participants can show different performances in selection and final rounds. For example, one show for selection and second different from the first one during the final round. However, in case of passage and changing the show participants have to show their changed performance to organizers through the video or alive.
  • One dancer cannot participate in two teams at the same time. The only exception is for the nomination for kids, where one dancer can participate in two teams. However, no more than 3 people from on team can participate in other team together.
  • Teams that participate in “Hip Hop Show beginners” has to include no more than 1 professional dancer. Team of organizers has rights to exclude or move to the category of professionals
  • Teams, that participate in kids nominations has to include participants no more than 12 years old.
  • The quality of the music has to be at least 320kbit/sec. Duration of the song has to be from 2.00 to 4.00 minutes. In case of inconsistency with the specified timeframe, team of organizers has rights to charge points that for every 10 seconds every judge takes 1 point
  • Music has to be emailed to the support@isds.kz with the name of nomination, team and position from which participant is going to dance. In addition, music has to be on usb-stick during the selection.
  • The appearance of team has to be the same or to belong to one idea.
  • The use of flammable and explosive materials during selections is strongly forbidden. Use of listed material in the final rounds has to be discussed with team of organizers. Those restrictions are given for the fire safety purposes.
  • In case of any violation of listed rules, organizers have rights to prevent participants to participate in dance competition.

Rules for the team battle “Free-Style Crew vs Crew”

  • Given nomination is individual and does not have anything in common with other team nominations.
  • Selection round of this nomination is going to be held in such a way that teams that participate will be chosen for the semi-final with the system of “battles”. Every team will perform two or three times, which depends on the number of team-participants. About two or four teams will pass to the final day, which depends on number of participants.
  • Dancers that would be in semi-final would be chosen by judges using 20-point system. Such way will help judges to see general level of team and decide as fair as possible.
  • Every performance is not limited with number of dancing people, that is in one performance only one person from the team can dance or the whole team together. It is expected to see abilities of every team to answer on opponent’s call.
  • In the given nomination music would be prepared by our DJ’s. There would not be any specific style of music in order to give dancers ability to improvise in different dancing styles.
  • Amount of dancers in every team has to be from 4 to 7 people.
  • There is no age restrictions in the given nomination.
  • Dancers cannot participate in two teams at the same time.
  • In case of any violation of listed rules, organizers have rights to prevent participants to participate in dance competition.

Rules for “WVD”

  • Teams-participants have to present full-filled show as in nomination “Hip Hop Show”: music, costumes, production. The main styles of performance have to be Waacking and/or Vogue and/or Dancehall.
  • Amount of dancers in one team has to be exactly 3 people.
  • Time of performance has to be no more than 2 minutes. In case of exceeding limits team of organizers has right to charge points that for every 10 exceeding seconds every judge takes 1 point.
  • The appearance of team has to be the same or to belong to one idea.
  • The quality of the music has to be at least 320kbit/sec. duration of the song has to be no more than 2 minutes. In case of exceeding limits team of organizers has right to charge points that for every 10 exceeding seconds every judge takes 1 point.
  • Music has to be emailed to the support@isds.kz with the name of nomination, team and position from which participant is going to dance. In addition, music has to be on usb-stick during the selection.
  • There is no any restrictions in age or professional level. In addition, both males and females can participate in this nomination.
  • Dancers cannot participate in two teams at the same time.
  • The use of flammable and explosive materials during selections is strongly forbidden. Use of listed material in the final rounds has to be discussed with team of organizers. Those restrictions are given for the fire safety purposes.
  • In case of any violation of listed rules, organizers have rights to prevent participants to participate in dance competition.
  • In order to participate in “Dancer of the Year” nomination dancers have to send their achievements to the support@isds.kz with the name of nomination until 25th of June 2017. Winners would be chosen by voting of organizers committee of producers’ center “United4”. The most important criteria is the promotion among international area through the winning competitions, or being in TOP8 and further, or judging at any international competition. All achievements have to be achieved from 1st of July 2016 until 1st of July 2017.
  • “Producer's Cup” will be awarded by author of the festival, Nursultan Tashenov, to any participant or team-participant.
  • In order to participate in “The Best Ustaz” nomination, the coach has to send to support@isds.kz the list of achievements of his/her students or teams’ achievement, including international competitions.

Rules for “The Best Choreographer”.

  • In those nominations in order to estimate participants, 20-point scale is used. The final point of every participant is the average of all judges’ points.
  • Time of performance has to be from 1.50 to 3.00 minutes. In case of inconsistency with the specified timeframe, team of organizers has rights to charge points that for every 10 seconds every judge takes 1 point.
  • Amount of dancers that performs is from 1 to 5 people. In case of violation, organizers’ committee can charge 1 point for 1 dancer from each judge. For example, if there are 7 people in one performance 2 points would be charged from each judge. In addition, choreography can be without choreographer himself and dancers can participate in other choreographer’s performances.
  • The quality of the music has to be at least 320kbit/sec. Duration of the music has to be from 1.50 to 3.00 minutes. In case of inconsistency with the specified timeframe, team of organizers has rights to charge points that for every 10 seconds every judge takes 1 point.
  • Music has to be emailed to the support@isds.kz with the name of nomination, team and position from which participant is going to dance. In addition, music has to be on usb-stick during the selection.
  • The appearance of dancers of performance has to be the same or to belong to one idea.
  • The use of flammable and explosive materials during selections is strongly forbidden. Use of listed materials in the final rounds has to be discussed with team of organizers. Those restrictions are given for the fire safety purposes.
  • In case of any violation of listed rules, organizers have rights to prevent participants to participate in dance competition.

Rules for participation in solo battles:

  • Dancers cannot participate in different levels of one style. So that participant has to participate only in professional levels or in beginners.
  • Participants of nomination “Waacking 2x2” cannot participate in two teams at the same time.
  • In case of any violation of listed rules, organizers have rights to prevent participants to participate in dance competition.