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Performing Art Centre - Brisbane State

Cloud9 Zouk Strictly Championship 2024 🏆🏆🏆

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Cloud9 Zouk Strictly Championship 2024 🏆🏆🏆
Cloud9 Zouk Strictly Championship 2024 🏆🏆🏆

Time & Location

28 June 2024, 4:00 pm – 30 June 2024, 4:00 pm

Performing Art Centre - Brisbane State, Cordelia St &, Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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About the Event

Cloud9 Zouk is excited to bring in a new idea to our Mid Year Ball weekend, which is designed with the intention of helping to take our scene to the next level, in an exciting and fun & encouraging way. ✨🥳💃🕺🔝

We recognise that we already have so many committed dancers, who just keep growing and evolving in their dance from year to year, and this is just another way to incentivise and encourage more of the dancers in our beautiful Zouk scene to keep growing, to practice more, to focus on their technique and creativity, and just to maybe get that little bit extra motivated to push beyond their comfort zones into showcasing their efforts to their fellow dancers in a positive and encouraging environment.

We would like to introduce this to our wonderful scene here in Aus & NZ as a dual format, including a Strictly/Freestyle Competition segment as well as a Choreography segment. We have been inspired by this idea by talking with some of our international artists and hearing about how it can be so beneficial to grow our wonderful scene further.  So, we are currently working hard to design something that is suitable for our dance community and that helps our dancers to take their Zouk to the next level!✨

There will be judges from the community who will then score you based on many elements such as, musicality, technique, partnership, execution ... etc. More info to come.

1️⃣ Division 1: Zouk Championship and Showcases with 3 levels (A-C)

A. OPEN/PRO CHAMPIONSHIP - Showcase + Freestyle/Strictly:  🏆🏆🏆- Open category aimed at Upper levels dancers, including Professionals, to showcase a duet Choreography.- Performance length 2-3 minutes.- PLUS there will be a Freestyle dance component also required.- Weighting of Showcase and Freestyle components will this year be 50/50.- We will aim for all Showcases to be performed on Fri night and Freestyle/Strictly component on Sat afternoon.- This Zouk Championship (Showcase + Freestyle) category also has a major prize for 1st place. 🏆💰

B. PROFESSIONAL/ AMATEUR:

- A partnership between A Professional + An Amateur.

- Showcase ONLY - performing a duet Choreography.

- Performance length 1:45 - 2:15 minutes

C: AMATEUR Showcase : 

- Any dancers from all levels. As long as they DO NOT get paid for dance (so some teaching assistants may still qualify as Amateur). 

- Showcase ONLY - performing a duet Choreography.

- Performance length 1:45 - 2:15 minute

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2️⃣ Division 2:  Strictly/Freestyle Only, with 3 levels (A-C)

A. OPEN/PROFESSIONAL Strictly :

- Any dancers including Amateur & Professionals. 

- Again, you compete with your partner of choice (Amateurs can partner with Amateur or a Pro, and vice versa) 

- The dance is improvised, rather than choreographed, and in groups of 2 - 4 (max 6) couples with 2 - 3 songs to rotate position.

- We will have 2 Heats over 2 days - Preliminary & Finals.

The Open/Pros Strictly category also has a major prize for 1st place. 🏆💰

B. PRO/AM Strictly :

- A partnership between A Professional + An Amateur.

- Being a Strictly, competitors will again be dancing improvised, rather than choreographed, in groups of 2 - 4 (max 6) couples with 2 - 3 songs to rotate position.

- We will have 2 Heats over 2 days - Preliminary & Finals. 

 

C: AMATEUR Strictly : 

- Any dancers from all levels. As long as they DO NOT get paid for dance (so some teaching assistants may still qualify as Amateur). 

- You choose your partner for this competition, and will be social dancing/improvised dance in groups of 2 - 6 couples with 2 - 3 songs to rotate position.

- We will have 2 Heats over 2 days - Preliminary & Finals

- We will have 2 Heats over 2 days - Preliminary & Finals.

The Open/Pros Strictly category also has a major prize for 1st place. 🏆💰

💰COMPETITION ENTRY & FEES

SRTICTLY FREE STYLE ONLY: 

💰AMATEUR Freestyle Only … $50 per Couple online Early bird, $60 on the day (Must have full event pass)

💰Amateur / Professional Freestyle Only … $50 per Couple online Early bird, $60 on the day (Must have full event pass)

💰Open Freestyle Only… $50 per Couple online Early bird, $60 on the day (Must have full event pass)

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SHOWCASE ONLY & CHAMPIONSHIP:

💰Amateur Freestyle Only  … $50 per Couple online Early Bird, $60 on the day (Must have full event pass)

💰Amateur / Professional Showcase ONLY:  … $50 per Couple online Early Bird, $60 on the day (Must have full event pass)

💰Open Showcase & Freestyle Championship (including Advanced/Professional)… $100 per Couple (registrations closing date TBC), Must have full event pass

🏆PRIZES (details TBC)

🏆🏆SHOWCASE ONLY & CHAMPIONSHIP:🏆🏆

🎁 Championship - Open Showcase + Freestyle  (including Professionals): 1️⃣1st Place …. $1000 Cash Prize  + Trophy 🔥Plus a surprise  2️⃣2nd Place … $250 Cash Prize + Trophy 3️⃣3rd Place … Trophy

🎁Professional / Armature Showcase ONLY: 1️⃣1st Place … Medallion + 1 Festival Passes to Brisbane Zouk Festival 2024 2️⃣2nd Place …. Medallion 3️⃣3rd Place .... Medallion

🎁Armature Showcase ONLY: 1️⃣1st Place … Medallion + 2 Festival Passes to Zouk Central NZ 2025 2️⃣2nd Place …. Medallion 3️⃣3rd Place .... Medallion

SHOWCASE & SRTICTLY FREE STYLE:

🎁Open Freestyle Only: (All dancers Professionals & Amateur)  1️⃣1st Place … $500 Cash Prize  + Trophy  2️⃣2nd Place …. $250 Cash Prize + Medallion  3️⃣3rd Place …. Medallion

​ 🎁Professional / Armature Freestyle Only: 1️⃣1st Place … Trophy + 1 Festival Pass to Cloud9 Mid Year Ball & Championship 2025 2️⃣2nd Place …. Medallion  3️⃣3rd Place .... Medallion

​ 🎁Armature Freestyle Only: (No Professionals)  1️⃣1st Place … Trophy + 2 Festival Passes to Sanctuary Dance Festival Sydney 2025   2️⃣2nd Place …. Medallion plus Gift 3️⃣3rd Place .... Medallion plus Gift

Remember, your competition result/placement is NOT what MATTERS, it is your hard work, having a go & putting yourself out there, and the positive mindset that you put in that matters. You will ALL be the winners! 🥳👏🏆

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