The 18th annual Stomp Urban Dance Competition/Showcase will take place on Sunday June 2, 2019. As a theme for this year’s show, the Stomp committee will be assigning a different dance challenge for every level. Teams will be judged on their ability to incorporate this challenge into their routines.

For more information on how youth can get involved in STOMP please contact stomp@toronto.ca

The event features youth performers ages six to 24 from the City of Toronto dance programs and other youth-serving agencies. In addition to featuring various urban dance styles such as step, break, hip-hop, dancehall, bollywood, jazz, ballet and contemporary, the event also showcases Toronto’s up-and-coming youth bands, vocalists, rappers and dub poets.

Dancers are judged on their choreography, music, costume, creativity, originality, synchronization, use of the stage, rhythm, interaction with the audience and musicality. STOMP is the largest youth initiative developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation to foster an environment where youth are safe, celebrated and encouraged to showcase their artistic abilities.

Judging Criteria

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Appropriateness

  • Choreography
  • Music
  • Costume (based on age and category)

Creativity/Originality

  • Creativity
  • Originality (not a video copy)

Technique

  • Synchronization
  • Level of choreography
  • Rhythm
  • Use of stage

Music

  • Originality
  • Clarity
  • Quality

Appeal

  • Stage appearance (i.e. interacting with the audience)
  • Music and performance blends
  • Overall performance

Theme

  • Use of theme
  • Creativity
  • Originality

Thank you to all of those involved in the 2018 STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase and congratulations to the 2018 competition winners!

Novice

Stomp novice champion - Dream Tribe
Stomp novice champion – Dream Tribe

 

First place: Dream Tribe
Second: Baby All Stars
Third: Arch Angel Dance Academy (Solo artist)

Beginner

Stomp beginner champion - The Unknowns
Stomp beginner champion – The Unknowns

 

First place: The Unknowns
Second: Black Creek Condors
Third: JJM Bollywood Fusion

Intermediate

Stomp intermediate champion 2018 Arch Angels Dance Academy
Stomp intermediate champion – Arch Angels Dance Academy

 

First place: Arch Angels Dance Academy (Duet)
Second: AOS Dance Team
Third: SUI2

Advanced

Stomp advanced champion 2018 - Elite Dance Crew
Stomp advanced champion 2018 – Elite Dance Crew

 

First place: Elite Dance Crew
Second: Halo Halo
Third: 6ix Boss

Social Media Fan Favourite

Stomp social media fan favourite 2018 Dixon Dance Hall Crew
Stomp social media fan favourite – Dixon Hall Dance Crew

Dixon Hall Dance Crew

Thank you to our sponsors and event partners for supporting the 2018 Stomp Urban Dance Competition & Showcase:

  • Canadian Tire
  • Tim Hortons
  • Metroland Media
  • Sony Centre
  • Nise Brand
  • Joy of Dance
  • Cineplex Entertainment
  • Kernals
  • TJ Maxx

A collage of sponsors featuring the logos of Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire, Metroland Media, Sony Centre and more