Next Level Hip Hop Competition is based out of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. We are committed to providing an ideal format for street dancers with appropriate venues and a qualified judging panel.

Performing should give each dancer a higher level of self-esteem, achievement and accomplishment. We feel that all dancers deserve recognition and acknowledgement, whether they take one hour of classes per week or fifteen.


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>  Independent entries are permitted.
>  Entry fees are non-refundable and do not include GST.
>  Entries will not be processed until full payment is received.
>  Entries will be accepted on event day if schedule permits.
>  Categories may be combined or separated based on entries received and 
at the discretion of event management.
>  Re-dances are permitted in Level 1 and Level 2 categories only. Re-
dances are permitted in all categories due to technical problems or anything not of the dancer’s fault
>  Choreography, props and music selections must be appropriate for family
>  Admission is free for audience.
>  Venue provides lots of free parking. Enter through Gate 8.


> Independent entries are permitted.
> Entry fees are non-refundable.
> Entry fees do not include GST.
> Entries will not be processed until full payment is received.
> Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. 
> Thank you in advance for ensuring entries are accurate. Inaccurate entries maybe subject to penalties.
> Entries will be accepted on event day if the schedule permits.
> Choreography, props and music selections must be appropriate for family viewing.
> We reserve the right to refuse entries.


In ALL categories, Solo, Duo/Trio and Crew - ANYTHING GOES - Waacking, Popping, Locking, House, Breaking, Experimental and of course Hip Hop.

Categories will be split or combined by STYLE based on entries received and at the discretion of the event management.

Include hip hop/street dance hours ONLY. Use average of all dancers. 0.5 is rounded to the higher level.


LEVEL 1 >> 0-2 years of training completed. (Sept 2015 or later).

LEVEL 2>> 3-4 years of training completed.  (Sept 2014 or 2013).

LEVEL 3 >> 5+ years of training completed. (Sept 2012 or earlier).


LEVEL 4 >> Street Dance is your main focus and you've got what it takes!

> Any number with a teacher and/or choreographer performing must enter
...Intensive category.
> Any crews with 2 or more dancers age 19+ must enter the Intensive category.

> Divisions are calculated using dancer’s age as of DECEMBER 31, 2017.  System will add and average age all the dancers. (0.5 is rounded to higher age).
> Age Divisions may be combined or separated at discretion of organizers depending on number of entries.
> Any number with 2 or more dancers age 19+ must enter the Intensive category.


> Three industry professional judges.
> Scores are out of 300.  1st, 2nd and 3rd placements are awarded in each category.
> Each routine will receive three comment sheets with their scores.
> Everyone who competes at Next Level receives a medal.
> Award sessions will be held approximately three times per day.
> High Score Awards will be presented at the completion of each level.
> Top three highest scoring performances in each level category will advance to the Next Level Final Throwdown Championship held
at the end of the event.

> *NEW* Level 1&2 now have their own section in the Final Throwdown with their own awards and trophies!

> Only the winners of the Level 3-5 section will be invited to perform at the Provincial Honours Performance.


SOLO/DUO/TRIO  >>  3 minutes          
CREW  >>  5 minutes

> Dancers are timed from the first note of the music until the last dancer exits.
> All dances are timed by a Next Level timer.
> Overtime entries may be subject to penalties and will not be eligible for High score awards.
> CD and Ipod connection available.  Professional DJ on site.
> Music to be played by teacher or crew rep on the system provided.
> Please be sure to carry backup copies of all music.
> Music MUST be appropriate for family viewing.


> Admission free for audience.
> Registered choreographers and studio directors please register each day.
> Doors to the GYMNASIUM will open 30 minutes prior to the start of day.
> Doors to the change rooms and lobby will open one hour prior to the start.
> Awards will be posted online live if wireless internet is available.

> All teachers and choreographers please register prior to the event.
> Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival at the event. If your name is not found on the list please find your studio director backstage.
> Admission and program is complimentary for all registered choreographers and studio directors.
> Teachers are responsible for playing their own music on equipment provided by the competition - both CD and iPod connections available.
> Adjudication sheets are available through electronic Dropbox to Teachers or an authorized studio representative only after each High Score Award Session (with the exception of the high score winners in each level). Studio Directors may authorize (in writing only) additional representatives to receive adjudication sheets.







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