General rules:

PLEASE NOTE: due to the pandemic (Covid 19) there is a little changes for age limit tolerance:
• Age Limit Tollerance : For teams with up to 7 participants, two (2) members of the team can be of older age. In the same way, for teams of 8 to 14 participants, four (4) members, for teams of 14 to 20 participants five (5) , for teams of 21 and more six (6).
• Athletes in the Juvenile, Junior and Youth categories must have any proof of their age with them.
• Number of participants in the group categories: at least 4 participants.
• Duration: group categories - up to 3:00 ′ minutes, solo & duet up to 2:00 ′ minutes, for all group choreographies there will be a tolerance in terms of their maximum duration, of the order of 10 seconds, after which the music will be interrupted.
• The music for the categories Solo Latin One Dance, Solo Oriental, Solo Contemporary, Solo Hip-Hop, Arg.Tango is the choice of the organizers of "KAVALA OPEN".
• Dancers in the solo categories can compete in the next age category.
• Oriental Solo categories do not allow feathers and cane as accessories.
• In the categories of couples, a couple can not participate in the 1 or 3 or 4 or 5 Dances of their respective category, and consequently, a couple participating in the Three Dance or five Dances of their category, can not participate in a category with fewer dances (One Dance). Also, a couple can compete in the immediately older age category, in the exact same categories that participated in their physical age category, with the exception of the Juveniles I and Juveniles II categories, which can also dance in the Juvenile Open I + II category.

Regulations for all categories:

Kavala Open 2016DEBUT ALL LADIES LATIN (STRICTLY & SHOW) – Teams which dancing for the first time this year and can participate in the competition with Strictly Latin or Show Latin (free choreography with a mix of Latin dances). The participants are divided according to age: Baby - 4-6 years, Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Youth - 16-18 years old, Adults - 19+.

ALL LADIES STRICTLY LATIN – Teams can participate in the contest having the option of choosing a minimum mix of 3 Latin dances (Cha cha cha, Samba, Rumba, Pasodoble, Jive) and 80% of the choreography must take the form and the character of Latin dance. Allowed only Latin costumes. Not allowed changing dress, dressing attributes, scenery or acrobatics. All participants are divided according to age: Baby - 4-6 years, Juvenile I - 7-9 years, Juvenile II - 9-11 years old, Junior I - 12-13 years old, Junior II - 14-15 years old, Youth - 16-18 years old, Adults - 19+.<
ALL LADIES SHOW LATIN – Teams (at least 4 participants) can participate in the competition in free choreography - a mix of Latin dances with a theme that should be visible on dress, choreography and music. The participants are divided according to their age: Baby - 4-6 years, Juvenile I - 7-9 years, Juvenile II - 9-11 years old, Junior I - 12-13 years old, Junior II - 14-15 years old, Youth - 16 -18 years old, Adults - 19+.<
ALL LADIES SOLO LATIN - Dancers in the Latin solo categories can compete in the next age category. Girls from the couples category can also participate in the Solo Latin categories. The contestants in the Latin Solo Categories will dance ONE DANCE (Ch, Sb, Rb, Jv, Pd).
NOTES:
• Teams in categories Debut All Ladies Latin (Strictly & Show) can also compete in only one more category by their own choosing in the next age group category Debut All Ladies Latin (Strictly & Show) or in one of categories All Ladies Strictly Latin or All Ladies Show Latin in the same age group according to the roules.
• Teams in categories All Ladies Strictly Latin can also compete in only one more category by their own choosing in the next age group category All Ladies Strictly Latin or in category All Ladies Show Latin in the same age group.
• Teams in the All Ladies Show Latin categories can also compete in one more category All Ladies Show Latin in the next age group category.
• The age category is calculated in relation to the year of birth and refers to the calendar year. Participants in the Juvenile , Junior and Youth Categories must carry with them an evidence of their age.
• Duration: Maximum duration of choreography are 3 minutes. There will be a tolerance of about 10 seconds, after which the music will be interrupted.
• Age Limit Tollerance : For teams with up to 7 participants , one (1) member of the team can be of older age. In the same way , for teams of 8 to 13 participants , two (2) members , for teams of 14 to 20 participants three (3) , for teams of 21 and more five (5).

JUDGES MARKS OF FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1 – 15 - SYNCHRONIZATION
1 – 15 - CHOREOGRAPHY (content, using the space, character)
1 – 15 - TECHNICAL LEVEL (the dance style, quality, lines, dynamics)
1 - 10 - PERFORMANCE (entrance, exit, costume, expression)
1 - 10 - MUSICALITY (music interpretation, choice of music, timing)
• Maximum judge score 65 points.
• In the first qualification round judges select six (6) teams directly for the final.

Kavala Open 2018ORIENTAL – choreography may incorporate any form of dance, classical style Raqs Sharqi, Arabic folk dance etc. However Oriental Dance original technique and music predominates. It is allowed to use oriental props and appropriate accessories (two veils, Isis wings, saber (just dummy), vases, and etc.) and any type of costume. Various dances, styles and fusions of fantasy styles like flamenco oriental and others are welcome. There has to be a development of the plot (introduction, culmination, finale). All participants are divided according to age: Baby - 4-6 years, Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Youth - 16-18 years old, Adults - 19+.
BOLLYWOOD – dance has its origins in Traditional Indian dance, it is made up of many differing dance styles including Indian Classical, Bhangra, Arabic, Folk, Tribal, Latino, Hip Hop, Street Dance, “Michael Jackson”, and many others and must be a contrast of dance styles and movement, depending on the music. All participants are divided according to age: Junior - 7-15 years old, Adults - 16+.

JUDGES MARKS OF FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1 – 15 - SYNCHRONIZATION
1 – 15 - CHOREOGRAPHY (content, using the space, character)
1 – 15 - TECHNICAL LEVEL (the dance style, quality, lines, dynamics)
1 – 10 ΕΚΤΕΛΕΣΗ – ΣΚΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑ – PERFORMANCE
1 – 10 ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ – MUSICALITY
• Maximum judge score 65 points.

Kavala Open 2016BALLET – is the most formal of the Classical ballet styles; it adheres to traditional ballet technique. This discipline must be performed using the Classical Ballet Technique and style and may be performed in soft ballet slippers or Pointe shoes. Lyric, Modern and Contemporary dances may not be performed in this discipline. All participants are divided according to age: Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Adults - 16+.
CONTEMPORARY – dance is a more relaxed, free style of dance in which choreographer’s uses emotions and moods to design their own steps, in contrast to ballet’s structured code of steps. It has a deliberate use of gravity, whereas ballet strives to be light and airy. Contemporary Ballet should not be confused with Modern Dance, and may not compete in this discipline. All participants are divided according to age: Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Youth - 16-18 years old, Adults - 19+.
MODERN – is based either on any Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet and Contemporary dance technique, allows the use of acrobatics, props, lip-sync and other theatrical effects and shall be based on a concept, story, theme or idea. The concept, story, theme or idea must be fully understandable and will be expressed bymeans of dance movements that adhere to the piece being presented, along with being creative,imaginative and original. All participants are divided according to age: Baby - 4-6 years, Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Youth - 16-18 years old, Adults - 19+.
ACROBATIC DANCE – shall include many techniques, such as tumbling, balancing, contortions, and aerial tricks without hands and controlled movement, as well as acrobatic elements, static elements, jumps, hand support elements, turns, rolls, walkovers and saltos, all of which should be connected with dance movement and dance combinations. The emphasis is on strength, stretch, control and ease of movement, no matter what technique is being used. Musicality, variety of acrobatic elements and dance itself, originality of composition as well as harmony of concept, music, choreography and acrobatic elements will be highly evaluated. All participants are divided according to age: Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Adults - 19+.
SHOW DANCE – category is free style and based on any Disco Dance, Aerobic dance, Latino Zumba, Step dance, Majorette, Michael Jackson Show, Cheerleaders, Twirling and should be have concept, theme or idea. All participants are divided according to age: Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Adults - 16+.

JUDGES MARKS OF FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1 – 15 - SYNCHRONIZATION
1 – 15 - CHOREOGRAPHY (content, using the space, character)
1 – 15 - TECHNICAL LEVEL (the dance style, quality, lines, dynamics)
1 – 10 ΕΚΤΕΛΕΣΗ – ΣΚΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑ – PERFORMANCE
1 – 10 ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ – MUSICALITY
• Maximum judge score 65 points.

Kavala Open 2016HIP HOP & BREAK DANCE – Performed technique must be within character of dance technique: Hip Hop, Break Dance, Electric Boogie and Techno. The performance presented by dancers can be done using the listed techniques as they decide so: either in a pure version or as a mix. Example: The performance that is being presented only in Hip hop dance technique will be equally adjudicated as a performance that mixes Hip Hop and Techno. All pieces must have a show case, theme or idea that MUST be clearly visible throughout the whole performance. It is very important to present harmony of idea, music, dance, choreography, costumes and props. Musicality, variety of dance and dance patterns, originality, together with a welldone and well performed stage and individual/ORIGINAL choreography will be highly evaluated. All participants are divided according to age: Juvenile - 7-11 years old, Junior - 12-15 years old, Youth - 16-18 years old, Adults - 19+.

JUDGES MARKS OF FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1 – 15 - CHOREOGRAPHY (content, using the space, character)
1 – 15 - TECHNICAL LEVEL (the dance style, quality, lines, dynamics)
1 – 10 ΣΤΥΛ – STYLE (Locking, Popping, Breaking, House, Wacking, New Style, Vogueing, Krumping)
1 – 10 ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ – MUSIC – THEME
• Maximum judge score 65 points.

Kavala Open 2014

• Αριθμόςχορευτών – 4 – 8 ζευγάρια. (για Rueda de Casino)
• Mουσική – Αποτελεί επιλογή του Group. Παρόλα αυτά, το 75% της χορογραφίας θα πρέπει να αποτελείται από Cuban Music.
• Έκταση της χορογραφίας – Μέχρι 5 λεπτά
• Tempo Δεν υπάρχουν περιορίσμοι, θα πρέπει όμως ο χαρακτήρας της μουσικής να αποτελείται από τις χαρακτηριστικές για τον κουβανέζικο ρυθμό “claves”.
• Bασική Δομή (Rueda) – Κάθε Group αποτελείται από τα 4-8 ζευγάρια, τα οποία χορεύουν μαζί σε ένα ή περισσότερους κύκλους. Άλλες μορφές σχηματισμού θα γίνονται δεκτές, χωρίς όμως αυτό να σημαίνει ότι θα πρέπει να κυριαρχούν στην χορογραφία.
• Χαρακτήρας – Η μουσικότητα (ρυθμός / διαλείμματα κτλ.), η χορευτική ποικιλία και η πρωτοτυπία,καθώς και η χρήση των παύσεων,θα αξιολογηθούν. Είναι επίσης πολύ σημαντικό να παρουσιάζεται μια γενική αρμονία στη μουσική, τη χορογραφία και τα κοστούμια, η οποία θα προάγει το ιδιαίτερο ύφος της Salsa Rueda de Casino.
• Σηκώματα και ακροβατικές κινήσεις – Επιτρέπονται, αλλά δεν θα πρέπει να κυριαρχούν στην χορογραφία, καθώς οι διαγωνιζόμενοι θα βαθμολογηθούν για τη συνολική τους προσπάθεια.
• Επιπλέον, όλα τα μέλη του Group θα πρέπει να αναφέρονται με Όνομα/Επώνυμο στις αιτήσεις, όπως και ο χορογράφος.
*Rueda: Κάθε ομάδα μπορεί να δηλώσει ένα αναπληρωματικό ζευγάρι.ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ!!!Αυτό το ζευγάρι δεν μπορεί να προστεθεί, παρά μόνο να αντικαταστήσει κάποιο άλλο.
*Rueda:Σε κάθε ομάδα ένα άτομο και πιο συγκεκριμένα ο Aρχηγός ή ο Προπονητής της ομάδας, θα συμμετέχει στο διαγωνισμό ΔΩΡΕΑΝ.
*ΑΠΟΓΟΡΕΥΕΤΑΙ ΚΑΠΟΙΟ ΑΤΟΜΟ ΝΑ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΕΧΕΙ ΣΕ ΔΥΟ ΟΜΑΔΕΣ.

All Ladies Salsa Competition Rules:
• Αριθμόςχορευτών – 3 – 10 Άτομα
• Mουσική – Αποτελεί επιλογή του Group. Παρόλα αυτά, το 75% της χορογραφίας θα πρέπει να αποτελείται από CubanMusic.
• Έκταση της χορογραφίας – Μέχρι 5 λεπτά
• Tempo – Δεν υπάρχουν περιορίσμοι.
• Bασική Δομή – Δεν υπάρχουν περιορίσμοι .
** Προαιρετικά χοροί που θα μπορούσαν να αποτελούν την χορογραφία: SalsaCubana, Timba, Chachacha, Reggeaton, RumbaCubana, Afro.

Χαρακτήρας
• Η μουσικότητα (ρυθμός / διαλείμματα κτλ.), η χορευτική ποικιλία και η πρωτοτυπία,καθώς και η χρήση των παύσεων,θα αξιολογηθούν. Είναι επίσης πολύ σημαντικό να παρουσιάζεται μια γενική αρμονία στη μουσική, τη χορογραφία και τα κοστούμια, η οποία θα προάγει το ιδιαίτερο ύφος της SalsaCubana.
• Σηκώματα και ακροβατικές κινήσεις Επιτρέπονται, αλλά δεν θα πρέπει να κυριαρχούν στην χορογραφία, καθώς οι διαγωνιζόμενοι θα βαθμολογηθούν για τη συνολική τους προσπάθεια.
• Επιπλέον, όλα τα μέλη του Group θα πρέπει να αναφέρονται με Όνομα/Επώνυμο στις αιτήσεις, όπως και ο χορογράφος.
• Κάθε ομάδα μπορεί να δηλώσει ένα αναπληρωματικό άτομο. ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ!!! Αυτό το άτομο δεν μπορεί να προστεθεί, παρά μόνο να αντικαταστήσει κάποιο άλλο.

Κριτήρια
• Συγχρονισμός (15%)
• Χορογραφία (15%)
• Σκηνική και δυναμική παρουσία (30%)
• Tεχνική (30%)
• Mουσική (10%)
Συνολική Βαθμολογία: 100%

Αποκλεισμός: Οι διαγωνιζόμενοι θα πρέπει να συμπεριφέρονται με σεβασμό ο ένας στον άλλο και θα πρέπει να αποφεύγουν να κάνουν ενοχλητικούς θορύβους ή κινήσεις κατά τη διάρκεια της παράστασης. Επίσης οι διαγωνιζόμενοι θα πρέπει να γνωρίζουν ότι μπορεί να αποβληθούν ή να χάσουν μονάδες σε περίπτωση που προσπαθήσουν να παρακολλήσουν την παράσταση των συμπαικτών τους. Επιπλέον, οποιαδήποτε υβριστική συμπεριφορά ή πράξη απέναντι στους κριτές θα έχει ως αποτέλεσμα την αποβολή ολόκληρης της ομάδος.

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