THE NEXT STEP

The NEXT STEP has been established to fill the gap between the commercial dance events and the various underground events. Come take the next step and FEED YOUR SOUL.

At our events freedom and artful expression is encouraged. Creativity is an endless art not to be stifled by rules. Here under are our few expectations:

BE YOURSELF – EXPRESS YOURSELF

 

 

Choreo Crew Showcases (Next Step | Next Step-XL)

Showcase Time (-18 | +18):  2 minute and 30 second limit allowed for each showcase.
Crew members: Minimum of 5 members needed to create a team, no max.
Dance Floor: Floor space is generally 7 x 8 or bigger. The floor space at the Klokgebouw is 8 x 6.
Age Requirements: The age of each team member must fall correctly within the category requirements. We operate on an honour system, please don’t cross the line. In doubt? Send us an email: info@downtownpromotions.com.
Music: Your music must be delivered to the registration desk on the morning of the event no later than 12.00am in the form of CD or USB with the name of your team attached. We advise that you bring a back-up copy.
Pre-Registration: REQUIRED, Home Page: http://downtownpromotions.com/crew-registration

City2City Freestyle Crew Battles  (Next Step | Next Step-XL | TNS Battles)

Qualifiers:  “Full is Full” only 15  crews can register at this edition of the City2City-NEXT STEP. Each crew showcases one round for 5 minutes (1 minute per dancer) and the top 4 to Finals 5 minutes per crew (1 minute per dancer).
Crew Members: There is a minimum of 5 members needed to create a team with no maximum number of members.
Battle Time: There is a 5 minute limit allowed for each battle. The Host will call it on the day of the event.

Dance FloorFloor space is generally 7 x 8 or bigger.
Age: No age requirements.
Music: Our DJ will have your back during the pre-selections and the battles. Just find your groove!
Registration: Register at event.

Pre-Registration Info:

Choreo Crew Showcases: YES!!
(See Home Page: Crew Registration)

Register at the Event:

City2City Crew Battles
1 vs 1 All Style Solo Battles
2 vs 2 All Style Big Brother-Big Sister Battles

Are you ready for Summer Jam 2017

General Info

Props
Music: Consider the content of your music, young children attend our events.
Choreo Crew Showcase Battle: Respect your fellow dancers, be on time, line-up can not be changed.
City2City Battle: Register your city by sending an email to info@downtownpromotions.com
Kids Battle: Register on time on the day of the event and be present when called up otherwise risk disqualification. No registrations after the closing of the balie.
Freestyle Crews | 1 vs 1 Solo | 2 vs 2 Duo’s: Register on time on the day of the event and be present when called up otherwise risk disqualification. No registrations after the closing of the balie.

Age Categories (Next Step Battle | Next Step-XL | Kids Battle | City2City)

Choreo Crew Showcases:  -18 (6 t/m 17) | +18 (18+)
Freestyle Crew Battles:  No age requirements
City2City Battles: No age requirements.
Kids Battle:
1 vs 1 -14 (6 t/m 13) | -18 (14 t/m 17)  and  2 vs 2 -14 (6 t/m 13) | -18 (14 t/m 17) and Big Brother-Big Sister 2 vs 2 (no age requirements 1 child -18 & 1 adult +18).
1 vs 1 Solo Battles:  No age
2 vs 2 Battles: -16 (6 t/m 15) | +16 (16+)

Age Categories  (TNS-Battles)

Freestyle Crew Battles:  No age requirements
1 vs 1 Solo Battles:  -12 (6 t/m 11) | -16 (12 t/m 15) | +16 (16+)
2 vs 2 Battles: -16 (6 t/m 15) | +16 (16+)

Judging Points

Artistic Abilities: Originality, Creativity, Personality and Presentation.
Interactive Abilities: Musicality, Interaction and Spatial Use.
Technical Abilities: Foundation, Technique and Execution.

1 vs 1 Solo Battles  (Next Step | Next Step-XL | TNS Battles)

General: Each soloist must participate in a pre-selection round. The top 8/16 dancers within each age category will dance in our Final Battles.
Time: Each soloist will dance 1 round for 30-45 seconds during each phase of the battle.
AgeThe age of each team member must fall correctly within the category requirements. We operate on an honour system, please don’t cross the line. In doubt? Send us an email: info@downtownpromotions.com.
Music: Our DJ will have your back during the pre-selections and the battles. Just find your groove!
Registration: Register at event

2 vs 2 All Style Battles  (Next Step | Next Step-XL | TNS Battles)

General: Each team must participate in a pre-selection round lasting a total of 1 minute. The top 4  teams will dance in our Final Battles.
Battle Time:
Top 4 teams will dance 1 round, a total of 1 minute (30 seconds per dancer).
Top 2 teams will dance in the Final Battles 2 rounds, a total of 2 minutes (60 seconds per dancer).
AgeThe age of each team member must fall correctly within the category requirements. We operate on an honour system, please don’t cross the line. In doubt? Send us an email: info@downtownpromotions.com.
Music: Our DJ will have your back during the pre-selections and the battles. Just find your groove!
Registration: Register at event.