European Samba Queen Championships in London 2020

Judging:

A panel of judges will judge each entry based on the criteria of each category. Judges panel consists of independent and creditable professionals from the commercial dance industry, teachers, choreographers,  adjudicators to remain unbiased non political.

The judging of each entry will be based on the corresponding

criteria for their category.

 

Marking System:

The European Samba Chamionships pride itself on a fair and unbiased marking system, where nationality, color, size, political orientation, religion, background does not pay any role.

The Judging panel will score each entry out of 100 points

 

In the event of a tie, the highest technical score will win.

 

Categories:

 

SEMI PROFESSIONALS

Minimum 1 year Samba experience (unpaid performance experience)

PROFESSIONALS

Currently working (or has previously worked) as a Samba instructor and/or paid performer

 

SOLO DANCER - 1 dancer only

SMALL GROUPS: 2-4 dancers

LARGE GROUPS: 5+ dancers

In case of not more then 2 groups sign up for each category ( small or large group category), all groups will be combined into 1 group category only.

 

Solo Entry Judging Criteria:

 

Solo participants will have to get ready for 2 entries:

1. Freestyle to Live batucada : 1 minute slow, 1 minute fast

2. Present their own choreography to their own music, up to 2 min long. ( this can be to a medley music, any music, but at least 30 seconds samba drums in it. Or a remix of samba. Here you get a chance to show your UNIQUNESS, your own style and creativity. your own interpretation )

 

MUSICALITY and EXPRESSION:

Total 20 points

  • expressing musicality

  • emphasis of accents,

  • control of movement.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

30 Points

 

Mastery of basic samba no pe steps, clear demonstration with elegance, clean elegant footwork, body work, hip action, isolation and arms. Core stability, posture, balance, strength, control of movement, arms, hip movement, body movement, lines, timing.

 

CREATIVITY : 20 points

Overall footwork variation, body movement, fluidity, sharpness, stability, creativity, originality, uniqueness

 

ENTERTAINING /AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT FACTOR, STAGE PRESENCE: 20 points

Lots of charisma, stage ownership and audience engagement, confidence, playfulness, excitement

COSTUME and PRESENTATION:

10 points

Overall Presentation

Please note! : as we would like to promote fairness globally, including fighting against animal cruelty, we would like to introduce a NON FEATHER competition. Therefore costumes with feathers will be not accepted.

 

Group Entry Judging Criteria:

Choreography to own (recorded) music (between 3-4min choreo)

 

CREATIVITY OF CHOREOGRAPHY: 20 points

display of clear basic samba steps within a creative music and movements, footwork, showcase originality and unique flavor in music as well as in choreography, creativity in formation.

 

MUSICALITY: 20 points

Ability to interpret the chosen music, phrases, accents, sections and beats of the song.

 

SYNCHRONIZATION/TEAMWORK/FORMATION: 30 points

Ability to work and connect as a team, including cleanliness and being in sync to the music, formations,

transitions and choreography.

 

TECHNIQUE and DIFFICULTY: 20 points

Technique:

Mastery of the basic Samba No Pe step, arms, hip movements and

Timing, posture, stability, accuracy of positions

Difficulty:

Footwork combos, lines, cleanliness, balance and body

movements/isolations

 

COSTUMES* and PRESENTATION

 10 points

Visual effect in line with choreography, overall group presence, energy, entertainment factor. NON FEATHER COMPETITION

COSTUMES:

please note: We are promoters of the samba dance and art however we are also strongly against ANIMAL CRUELTY.

  We understand this might be difficult to understand as samba is closely related to feathers in the minds of many.

Brazilian Carnival contributes to animal cruelty due to the feather industry more then any other real fur industry, therefore we would like to promote stopping animal cruelty and promote samba purely as an art, joy and peaceful , happy activity.  It is about the dance and birds do not need to suffer to make our costumes  outstanding.

   "WE DON't NEED TO STEEL OTHERS FEATHERS FOR US TO SHINE. WE ARE UNIQUE AND WE ARE ENOUGH"

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