Competitions

Practical info

Day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Timing 23h15 - 23h30
Location party venue
Available for all passes

Sure, we like competitions! But let’s do something a little bit different. .

Every evening we’ll hold a competition:

  • Thursday 27/12: solo competition – You and you alone make your body move
  • Friday 28/12: Strictly couple competition – we cheer on some Upside Down interaction
  • Saturday 29/12: Capped Mix and Match – oh yeah, it’s their time to shine. Let’s encourage them!
  • Sunday 30/12: Invitational Special – our teachers and special guests will have some extra challenges
  • Monday 31/12: Underground competition  – everyone’s participating!

Solo competition

Dance, using every flavour you can take from classic jazz steps, charleston, black bottom, soft shoe, …  Judges will decide based on their gut feeling and your sense of musicality, style and ability to improvise swinging rhythms and movement. You will dance to varied music in different tempos.

 

No registration. “Jump in” format. Be inside the ballroom when the competition starts.

Strictly couple competition

We cheer on some Upside Down interaction:

Dancers register as a couple and will be chosen by the judges to dance the final. Judges will have a taste for elaborate partner dancing and will look for awesome musicality, partnership and movement.

Prelims: 15h30 @ Thé Dansant in Nest

Finals: 23h15 @ Party in Vooruit

Register with your partner by sending an email to info@upsidedownghent.be or find a partner at the festival and update us on the spot (if there are still places available).

Capped Mix and Match (never placed before)

Oh yeah, it’s their time to shine:

Followers and Leaders sign up individually. You will dance with more than one partner and to different tempos. Individuals will be chosen by the judges to dance the final.

!! If you placed top three in any other mix-and-match, Jack ‘n’ Jill or luck-of-the-draw comp, you are NOT admitted to this competition. We want to encourage new people to rise and shine. If you did place before, please consider the strictly, solo and surprise competitions!

Register by sending an email to info@upsidedownghent.be or update us at the festival, on the spot (if we have places available).

Invitational Special 

Our special invitees and special guests will get some extra challenges, let’s get Upside Down:

The Upside Down crew will invite the teachers and special guests to this highly entertaining competition. Any suggestions as to who should compete are welcome

Underground Competition

Everyone is participating. Rules are discovered on the spot.

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