hip hop divisions

  • Hip Hop Unite have competitions in 3 divisions:


  • Small Crews:
  • - Cadet divison
  • - Junior division
  • - Adult division





- Hip Hop 1vs1 Adult

- Hip Hop 1vs1 Youth


hip hop age requirements




  • Cadet:: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 years


  • Junior: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 years


  • Adult: 17+ years

  • Note to Adult division. Only one crew member can be minimum 16 years of age (16 yyears)

  • Please note that the above age range applies to crews with 5, 6,7, or 8 members for all age divisions.


Mega: 12+ years


Battle: 13+ years Adult

Battle: 7-12 years old - Youth



- Crews must compete in their Age division, for example a Cadet Crew cannot compete in the Junior Age- Division, a Junior Crew cannot compete in the Adult or Cadet Age-Division.










technical regulation - hip hop unite

Hip Hop Criteria
All movement must be appropriate to and reflective of the various Hip Hop styles and‘moves’
The Choreography should display different styles with respect to all of the following criteria:

- Technique and complexity
- Music Expression and Interpretation
- Variety and Creativity
- Formations and Visual Image
- Team Performance and Presentation


Please keep in mind that the choreography should relate to the criteria and that each criteria is as important as the other.

‘Choreography is only as good as its technique, expression and performance’


Technique and Complexity
• High level of technical ability and quality in all hip hop styles and movements
• Precise, purposeful placement and control of all movements and body parts
• Ease of movement
• Each style should be executed correctly with a high level of technique and in the original manner that the style was intended. It is advised to avoid styles that cannot be executed well by all crew members
• Using many parts of the body and many muscles together at one time
• High level of neuromuscular co-ordination
• Use of complex/difficult moves and styles specific to the various hip hop styles
• Ensuring movements and styles chosen are safe and executed well so as not to risk injury to any team member


Music Expression and Interpretation
• Ability to express the music with the dance and styles chosen
• Expression of the culture of hip hop
• Use of music appropriate to the various hip hop styles
• Music and movements should be inseparable
• Good musical timing
• Use of the natural music structure and phrasing such as highs, lows, rhythms, counter tempos, and lyrics/text

Variety and Creativity
• Creative, unpredictable movements using the entire body
• Use of a variety of different hip hop styles and moves
• Unpredictable original transitions when changing positions of crew members to create formations and a visual image
• Transitions from one style to another should be creative and flow as part of the choreography
• Unpredictable and creative changes in the vertical levels
• Variety in the use of the whole body


Formations and Visual Image
• Use of the entire crew to create a visual image
• Use of entire floor space and orientations
• The visual effect of a crew when creating formations and using the vertical levels
• Tricks should be choreographed and not set up or recovered from
• Tricks should not be used to show off but have a purpose in building the choreography
Team Performance and Presentation
• Same execution level of team members: All members should perform movements with the same precision
• Display of an over-all high standard in delivery of the entire choreography
• Dynamic energy and intensity throughout performance (selling the choreography)
• Ability to generate excitement, enthusiasm and the mood in relation to the culture of hip hop
• Interactive choreography with team members
• Staying in time with each other
• Solo performances are discouraged, team choreography is required
• Attire and appearance suitable to the hip hop/street culture


Unacceptable Moves
Any movement that risks injury to a crew member. All moves and especially ‘tricks’, should be executed perfectly, without any danger/risk of injury to any crew member. If in doubt of acceptance, consult the Head
Judge prior to commencement of the preliminary round.




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