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K-Pop Cover Dance & Choreography Contest - 28th of September in Hanover
ABOUT THE KDC 2024

After the amazing feedback of last year's first ever KDC, we are happy and proud to present to you the second edition of the Konnecting Dance Contest!

With this contest, the name speaks for itself - Konnecting Dance - the connection to dance comes first and is the guideline for this competition

Our aspirations are

  • a fair and respectful competition

  • acknowledging dance as an artform and sport

  • not to focus on K-Pop, nor cover, but DANCE

 

It is our goal to implement these aspirations through our concept, the judging criterias and the picked judges.

We thank you for your support and interest and cannot wait for your sign ups!

 

Lets KONNECT!

JUDGES

The second Konnecting Dance Contest will be judged by a panel of five judges, consisting of K-Pop Pro's aswell as professional working dancers. What I attached importance to when chosing the judges, is to gain a diversity of styles and influences, as well as years of experience and advanced education, beyond K-Pop dance

Before the end of the sign up period, we will present to you all the judges on our instagram - check back every wednesday!

CATEGORIES

You can sign up in the following categories

  • Solo

  • Small group / 2 to 4 dancers

  • Big group / over 5 dancers

We are offering you 2 different forms of competition, that differ the most in their judging criterias

COVER & CHOREOGRAPHY SHOW

 Either present a K-Pop Song in its original form, or get creative and use K-Pop as an inspiration and base.

Different from last year, we want to make the Choreography option less scary and more inviting, that is why we adapted the criterias. This year we explicitly offer you to not only use 1/3, but an unlimited amount of existing K-Pop Choreography and especially concepts as the foundation of your show.

The focus lies on creativity and thinking out of the box, The adaptating, re-arranging and inventing, as well as purposefully using well-known K-Pop movements is what we are looking for. The judging criterias will be adapted especially for creativity and compostion.

RULES

COVER

  • One whole song - Intros/Dancebreaks are allowed, as long as they come from the original artist itself and have a source (e.g fancams)

  • Membercount of the original artist is not relevant

  • Every song with a K-Pop reference is allowed, e.g

    • japanese and chinese releases of K-Pop Artists

    • songs sung in english, like XG

    • Songs produced for shows like Produce 101, Kingdom, 

    • and so on

  • English (western) songs with a K-Pop background are not allowed, e.g

    • Studio Choom Artist of the Month

    • Covers of english songs done by Idols

    • and so on

  • Choreos have to be covered in their original form. It is allowed to make reasonable changes, because of different member count or tricks/stunts (e.g flips).

  • Your chosen choreo has to have a youtube video you can reference as the source

​The maximum length of a cover is 4 minutes for a group and 3:30 minutes for solos 

A tolerance of +/- 10 seconds is allowed

CHOREOGRAPHY

  • One song aswell as a mix are allowed

  • Every song with a K-Pop background is allowed, e.g erlaubt, auch

    • japanese and chinese releases of K-Pop Artists

    • songs sung in english, like XG

    • Songs produced for shows like Produce 101, Kingdom, 

    • and so on

  • English (western) songs with a K-Pop background are not allowed, e.g

    • Studio Choom Artist of the Month

    • Covers of english songs done by Idols

    • and so on

  • It is allowed to use parts from original K-Pop Choreos in your show  (following the "cover" rules). The length of the copied parts cannot be more than 1/3  of your whole show

  • It is not allowed to copy other existing choreos, that have a K-Pop connection, e.g

    • Studio Choom Artist of the Month

    • Concept Videos/Performances by Idols

    • Studio Choreos from 1Million and the like

    • any other ideas from choreographers, neither from internet nor from real life 

  • Choreography shows have to contain your own ideas!

The maximum length of a choreography show is 3 minutes for groups and 2:30 minutes for solos

 

A tolerance of +/- 10 seconds is allowed

MULTIPLE PARTICIPATION

Dancers can compete once in every category+form

Here are EXAMPLES to make it more clear:

It is allowed to participate as

  •  a solo with a cover and a solo with a choreography show, since we consider this 2 different categories

  • a solo with a cover and as part of a group cover

It is not allowed to participate

  • twice as a solo with a choreography show

  • twice, as a member of two different small groups with covers

JUDGING CRITERIAS

The criterias will differ for every category. A detailed explanation can be found here soon

  • Technique

  • Synchronisation

  • Movement Quality 

  • Stage Presence 

  • Facials 

  • Accuracy of covering

  • K-Pop Feeling

  • Outfits/Coherence

  • Difficulty

STARTING FEES

As it goes in life, nothing is for free. Since Konnecting Dance is a community oriented organisation, we are non profit! Thats why we need to collect fees in order to make this contest happen!​

The collected fees are solely used to cover the four digit expenses that come with an event like this. These expenses are for example:

  • Rental for the main hall + attached rooms

  • Gema

  • fair wages for the jury + travel expenses

  • Professional light technicians

  • Professional photographers and videographers

LOCATION

This year the contest will take place in a bigger location, the IGS Mühlenberg in Hannover. The stage measurements are 12 meter in length and 10 meters in depth. We will update you asap with the exact measurements aswell as videos and more pictures. Here is a preview:

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The are for the participants will be on the empore, which we will shield from view. Participants will be able to enjoy the show from the main seating area

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To get to the location, we recommend taking the tram line 3 or 7 Wettbergen to the stop Mühlenberger Markt. From there its only a couple meters walking straight and you'll quickly see the school complex.

If you are arriving by car you can use the parking "Sporthallen" right next to the school

APPLICATION VIDEO

By now Germany is offering a huge variety of K-Pop Contest, suitable for all levels of dancers. Our Konnecting "Open Stage" is also a great place for rookies to start their dancing journey and gain stage experience.

For the KDC we will pick the best 10-15 acts per category through the video appliciation

Requirements for your video:

  • Länge von 30 Sekunde (+/- 5) - One Take!

  • Lenght of 30 seconds (+ / - 5) - One Take!

  • HD or higher resoultion  + adequate lighting conditions

  • reasonable choice of vertical and horizontal format (eg. vertical for solo = great / vertical for a group of ten = not so great)

  • Upload only to youtube (no shorts) & unlisted

  • Cover Kategorie: K-Pop Choreo deiner Wahl, mit Beachtung der Regeln

  • Cover category: K-Pop Choreo of your choice, following the given rules

  • Choreo category: Own choreon (mix / re-arrangement of cover allowed), following the given rules

  • The dancers in your video can differ from your final line up, after previous confirmation with us via e mail

  • Your application video does not have to be your final contest perfromance

Please name your song as well as the source of your choreo/cover in the sign up form

 

 Judging criterias​

  • Technique

  • Synchronisation

  • Movement Quality

  • Musicality

  • Facials

  • Formations

  • Accuracy of Coove

 

Additionally for choreographies only

  • Creativity

 

​WHAT WE DO NOT JUDGE

  • Outfits

  • Quality of your video in terms of editing, location and music

  • previous achievements

  • connections to the host, organisation and / or jury

The videos will be judged by the Konnecting staff aswell as parts of our jury

SIGN UP FORM
To sign up please use the form on the main page
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