We are looking forward to welcoming you for the next SAMBA Championships 2020 in London again. Save the date:
25 APRIL 2020, London again!
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Judges panel consists of independent, creditable professionals from the commercial dance industry, teachers, choreographers, professional adjudicators.
The judging of each entry will be based on the corresponding
criteria for their category.
The organizers of The European Samba Championships pride themselves on a fair and unbiased, non-political marking system.
The Judging panel will score each entry out of 100 points
In the event of a tie, the highest technical score and audience decision will win.
Minimum 1 year Samba experience (experieces in unpaid performing)
Currently working (or has previously worked) as a Samba instructor and/or paid performer
SOLO DANCER: 1 dancers only
SMALL GROUPS: 2-4 dancers
LARGE GROUPS: 5+ dancers
SOLO JUDGING CRITERIA
Semi Pro and Pro SOLO participants freestyle:
1 minute slow, 1 minute fast to live Batucada.
MUSICALITY and EXPRESSION:
Total 20 points
emphasis of accents,
control of movement.
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
ENTERTAINMENT FACTOR, AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT STAGE PRESENCE: 20 points
Lots of charisma, stage ownership and audience engagement, confidence, playfulness, excitement
COSTUME and PRESENTATION:
Overall aesthetically and creative image to reflect choreography
GROUP ENTRY JUDGING CRITERIA:
Choreography to own (recorded) music (total of 3.30 min 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 of technique and basics, being in sync to the music, formations,
transitions and choreography.
TECHNIQUE and SAMBA MASTERY: 20 points
Mastery of the basic Samba steps, arms, hip movements and
Timing, posture, stability, accuracy of positions
Footwork combos, lines, cleanliness, balance and body
COSTUMES and PRESENTATION
Visual effect in line with choreography, overall group presence, energy, entertainment factor.
***COSTUMES!!!!- Please note as we are a huge supporters of animal welfare, we would like this to reflect in our competition too. Therefore we would like to promote a strict NON FEATHER con costumes competition and promote a pain free event. Feather industry is huge which contributes to animal cruelty and unfortunately Carnivals are the biggest contributors to this unnecessary suffering.
We would therefore ask each participant to avoid wearing feathers in this competition as part of your costumes and help to raise awareness in this matter. We appreciate that some of you might feel different about this, however we would prefer promoting dance, art, happiness, peace and joy in every aspect of this culture. I am sure you will all agree and thank you for your amazing support.
“WE ARE ALL UNIQUE AND WE DON’T NEED OTHERS' FEATHERS FOR US TO STAND OUT"
thank you all, Monika Molnar.