Urban Games Center 2020

ABOUT THE URBAN GAMES 

The B2D Urban Games is a dance performance event structured as a tournament. Unlike our Spring and Fall stage recitals, the Urban Games have the feel of a sporting event, but still features all the fun components of a dance showcase!

How It Works:

The Urban Games are hosted at a high school Gym (James Madison High School in Vienna), where each class has a team name and a corresponding flag. 

Every team has one 1:45-2:30 minute piece to showcase any style of Hip Hop dance.

There are 2 different divisions in the B2D Urban Games

  • Recreational Division
  • Select Divisions

Going one division at a time, each of the competing teams take turns presenting their choreography. A panel of three judges scores the results live on a scale of 1 to 10.

After all the teams have performed their pieces, the aggregate results are tallied up, and the teams’ scores are revealed. The divisions are judged only within their own division ( i.e: Select only competes against other Select entries, etc.).

Date: Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Time: From 2:00 to 4:00pm (performers must check in between 1:00 and 1:15pm)

Location: The Main Gym at James Madison High School, an 8-minute drive from the studio.

Address:
James Madison High School
Door #11
2500 James Madison Dr,
Vienna, VA 22181 (Google maps)

Parking: You can park anywhere on the school’s premises. There are no parking fees. 

WINTER SESSION TIMELINES 

WINTER SESSION runs from Wed 1/1 to Sun 3/22

  • Week 1: Wed 1/1 to Tues 1/7
  • Week 2: Wed 1/8 to Tues 1/14
  • Week 3: Wed 1/15 to Tues 1/21
  • Week 4: Wed 1/22 to Tues 1/28
  • Week 5: Wed 1/29 to Tues 2/4
  • Week 6: Wed 2/5  to Tues 2/11
  • Week 7: Wed 2/12  to Tues 2/18
  • Week 8: Wed 2/19  to Tues 2/25
  • Week 9: Wed 2/26  to Tues 3/3
  • Week 10: Wed 3/4  to Tues 3/10
  • Week 11: Wed 3/11  to Tues 3/16
  • Week 12: Wed: 3/17 to Sun 3/22

PREPARING FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE 

We begin teaching the choreography starting on week 2 of the session (week of 1/8).

Each class will learn 1 choreography piece averaging 1:45-2:30 minutes long.

As with our semi-annual theater recitals, students must attend regularly in order to properly learn the routines, especially since group formations require everyone to be present.

To avoid disqualification, please note the following attendance requirements for the kids:

-FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY CLASSES: They can NOT miss more than ONE class between week 2 (week of 1/8) and week 10 (week of 3/4).

-They can NOT miss the last class of the session (Week 11), as it serves as the Dress Rehearsal (week of 3/11).

-FOR WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY CLASSES: They can NOT miss more than ONE class between week 2 (week of 1/8) and week 11 (week of 3/11).

-They can NOT miss the last class of the session (Week 11 or 12), as it serves as the Dress Rehearsal (week of 3/11 or 3/17).

Everyone performs in dance costume at the Urban Games. The costume is procured by the studio and you pay us for it directly. Costume prices range from $49 to $89.

If your dancer is in multiple classes/performances, please review the Multiple Performers (MPs) Plan below.

VIEW PROGRAM

Make sure to invite all your friends and family to Urban Games on Facebook so they don’t miss out on the dance-tacular action 🙂

URBAN GAMES 2020

To ensure all performers are prepared for the performance, we tape practice videos and email the Vimeo links to all students, along with the music. Practice videos and music will be made available between weeks 9 and 10.

Parents are allowed to tape the end of the class with the instructor’s permission

Disclaimer: All the music downloads made available here are used for educational and illustration purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

VIDEO PASSWORD when prompted = B2DS

ASHLEY Hip Hop – Beginner: Juniors Tues 5:40pm
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
JEREMY Hip Hop – Beginner: Youth (10-15) Mon 5:40pm
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
JEREMY Hip Hop – Beginner: Juniors Sat 11:45am
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
JEREMY/MEECH Select Division Wed 5:40pm
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
KATHERINE Hip Hop – Advanced Beginner: Youth (8-12) Mon 5:40pm
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
KATHERINE Select Division Mon 6:45pm
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
KATHERINE Hip Hop – Advanced Beginner: Youth (10-17) Tues 5:40pm
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
NIKKI Select Division Sun 11:45am
MUSIC                                       VIDEO
VESSIE Hip Hop – Beginner- Tweens Fri 7:30pm
MUSIC                                       VIDEO


Disclaimer: All the music downloads made available here are used for educational and illustration purposes only. No copyright infringement intended. 

DAY OF THE GAMES GUIDELINES

IMPORTANT: Call time is 1:00 to 1:15pm 

Arrive Dressed in Costume:
Students must arrive dressed in the costume for their performance (See Costumes Page).

Wait in the Lobby:
Wait in the Lobby until official team gathering begins. 

Dancers Report to the Locker Rooms:
By 1:30pm, the Event Staff and Instructors will come and escort each of the teams back to the locker rooms in preparation for kickoff. Throughout the event, the kids will be supervised and looked after by a large event staff and volunteer team. 

Parents Enter the Gym and Take their Seats:
After the kids report to the locker room (around 1:30pm), parents can enter the arena (with valid tickets) and begin seating, or continue to wait in the lobby area until 2:00pm when the Games kick off.

The following is the sequence of events for the Urban Games.

  • Urban Games Kick off 2:00pm with the WELCOME CEREMY
  • OPENING CEREMONY
  • TEAM INTRO CEREMONY
  • SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
  • RECREATIONAL Division
  • HALF-TIME SHOW/SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
  • SELECT Division
  • SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
  • SELF CHOREOGRAPHED Division
  • CLOSING CEREMONY/SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
  • AWARDS CEREMONY
  • PICTURE TIME!
  • PICK UP your kids from the Gym Floor (approx. 4:00pm)

Students will be judged on:

* Execution
* Timing
* Stage Presence

The three judges are not part of the B2D Faculty to ensure completely impartial scoring.

At the end of each of team performance, the judges will score it on the spot, with each judge holding up a number from 1 to 10. The average of the three judge’s score will be the official score for that piece, and will be displayed on the Jumbotrons. 

The same scoring process will be used for each team, for each of the three divisions. In order to ensure fairness, the three divisions will be judged separately (Recreational teams only compete against other Recreational teams, etc.).

Unlike the Dance Cup where teams were awarded trophies, the winning groups will receive one of the following prizes depending on their division:

  • Recreational Division winners will be awarded one of the following:
    • Receive scholarships in the form of free tickets to our Master Classes, where we host workshops with renowned choreographers from LA
    • Receive scholarships in the form of Complimentary Drop Ins to our Urban Theory classes or a Foundation class.
  • Select Division winners will be awarded one of the following:
    • Shoot a video of the performance piece at a later date to create a concept video
    • Present the piece on stage at our next Recital (applies to self-choreographed entries)
    • Receive scholarships in the form of free tickets to our Master Classes, where we host workshops with renowned choreographers from LA
    • Perform the winning piece at one of the regional competition events in which B2D participates

 

URBAN GAMES TICKETS

Performers do not need tickets for the show, but their family and friends do.

Tickets for the show are priced at $22 online (with PROMO CODE: URBANGAMES) and $25 at the door, so please make sure your friends and family purchase their tickets ahead of time to get the discounted price.

PURCHASE TICKETS