Street dance guidelines up in meeting today PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:57

Guidelines for the Street Dance competition in October 11 will be thoroughly discussed and deliberated during a meeting of all participating schools, colleges and universities today.

This, as the City Tourism Division under the Office of the City Mayor firms up preparations for the competition, considered one of the highlights of the grand Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in October.

The meeting is set at the City Tourism Office at Paseo del Mar at 2pm today, September 4. Specifically, it is intended to discuss details of the contest guidelines. Entry forms will also be distributed, as deadline for submission of filled up entry forms will be October 3.

This year’s street dance tilt is expected to be as colorful and as vibrant as in the past years and will have bigger prizes and more surprises. First prize is P150, 000; second prize -P100,000 while the third prize will be P50,000.

Invited to attend the meeting today are representatives from the different schools, colleges and universities to include AMA Computer College, ADZU, Brent Hospital and Colleges, Inc., Claret High School, COMTECH, Inc., Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School, ICAS –Tetuan, MEIN College, Inc., Montessori de Zamboanga, Pilar College, Regional Science High School, Saint Joseph School, Sto. Niño College School, Inc., Southern City Colleges, STI-Computer College, Universidad de Zamboanga, WICAS-Calarian, Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City High-School – Main, Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, Zamboanga National High School-West, ZION Evangelical School, Inc., ZSCMST, Universidad de Zamboanga Technical High School, Ayala National High School, Bolong National High School, MCLL Memorial High School, Mercedes National High School, Sinunuc National High School, Southcom National High School, Talisayan National High School and Talon Talon National High School.

The highly charged Street Dance competition will have two phases—the street dance and the showdown—the street dance will precede the showdown and the route is from Plaza Rizal, JS Alano St., Mayor Climaco Avenue, Ledesma St., San Jose Road, Normal Road and finally to the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex in Baliwasan, where the showdown will take place.

Participating contingents will be given schedules to rehearse their Showdown Performance at Grandstand prior to competition date. No large gaps must be seen within the contingent. Participating contingents are required to start their street dance from the assigned area dancing progressively   towards the showdown area; non compliance to this requirement will automatically cause the disqualification.

The contingents will be judged by street evaluators posted along the designated route and performers are allowed to take a breather (with walking choreography)   in the two designated points: ULTRA Cinema to the corner of Alejo Alvarez Street and San Luis Bldg. to the corner of Normal Road.

During the showdown, performers shall be given a minimum of 7 minutes and maximum of 10 minutes. The allowed preparation time is 3 minutes. Two (2) points shall be deducted from their total score every minute in excess. Performance time starts as soon as the choreographer or assigned school crew of the competing contingent gives signal by raising a green flag.

The concept or theme for costume and performance are left to the discretion of the participating contingent, but must depict the Hispanic influence. The dance should also depict homage to the Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar. Props and other theatrical accessories that cannot be handled by the performers themselves are not allowed; Props used must deliver the concept/theme  and their design must support the theme/concept idea.

The guidelines also emphasize that musical accompaniment should be LIVE and strictly UPBEAT Latin tempo. Taped music is not allowed. Any kind of instrument can be used except electric guitar, keyboard, and other electronic musical instruments.

The preferred Latin tempo of the participating contingents must be recorded for the approval of the organizer upon submission of entry. The costumes’ creativity, originality, overall “good taste” and their color schemes will be judged. The costume must deliver along with the props the overall effect of the concept/theme.

No motorized vehicles will be allowed to carry the musical instruments, musical players and props and no form of any advertising will be displayed at any time.

Contest criteria for the street dance include choreography    -35%; costume-15%; props-10%; harmony-30% and visual Impact-10%. The showdown will be judged based on the theme concept-20%; performance-25%; choreography-25%; costume-20% and props-10%. The total score shall be taken from the points of streetdance (40%) and showdown (60%). No appeal/protest will be entertained; the decision of the judges is final.

Choreographers of the winning groups will automatically receive the amount of P5,000 from the corresponding prizes. Each non-winning group shall receive a consolation prize of P7,000.00 and Two Thousand Pesos (P 2,000.00) from the consolation prize will be given to each of the non-winning school choreographer/s. — Sheila Covarrubias