Learn some moves and get tips before the competition. Take a free Master Class on March 20, 2020. Location and time will be announced in early 2020.

The 19th annual STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase will be held:

The STOMP committee will assign a different dance challenge for every level. Teams are judged on their ability to incorporate this challenge into their routines.

Download the STOMP Performers’ Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for everything you need to know about participating.

Register

Download the STOMP application

Deadline: January 13, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Submit

Drop-off the completed application to Vivian Li at Antibes Community Centre, at 140 Antibes Dr.

Pay

The entry fee is $50 for competing teams. Showcase teams perform for free.

Deadline for payment: February 22, 2020

  • Pay by cheque
  • eTransfer, credit card and Interac are not accepted
  • City of Toronto teams can pay by cost centre/GL account
  • Payment is needed for registration to be complete

Audition

All teams, including those in Showcase, must audition. Perform a 2-minute routine to be placed in a division.

Get Ready

Sign the Multimedia Consent Form

All participants must complete a multimedia consent form that is screen by a full-time employee or an employee with decision making authority in your organization. Email STOMP@toronto.ca for the form.

Originals must be submitted by March 28, 2020. Photocopies must be kept on file at your organization.

Submit Your Music

  • Submit your music for approval as an m4a/a4a or higher quality format to STOMP@toronto.ca. All music must be submitted by March 28, 2020
  • Edits to music requested by the Committee must be resubmitted by April 17, 2020

Request Lighting

Basic lighting requests can be made by emailing STOMP@toronto.ca. Lighting requests must be made by dress rehearsal day.

Dress Rehearsal

Show up 20-minutes before your time slot and be ready to perform in costume, with props and lighting. All teams must attend.

Compete/Perform

  • May 3, 2020
  • Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E
  • Doors open to the public at 1 p.m.

After 11:30 a.m, performers won’t be able to leave the venue. Performers should bring a lunch.

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 2019 STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase and congratulations to the 2019 competition winners!

Novice

  1. Arch Angels Dance Academy, Toronto (Private)
  2. Raw Energy, Scarborough
  3. Phoenix ‘N the 5th, York Community Centre
A group photo of the members of Arch Angels Dance Academy
Novice division first place: Arch Angels Dance Academy

Beginner

  1. Dream Tribe, St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre
  2. The GMS, Mississauga
  3. JJM Bollywood Fusion, Jenner Jean Marie Community Centre
A group photo of the members of Dream Tribe Tied
Beginner division first place: Dream Tribe Tied

Intermediate

  1. Keystone, Ajax (Private)
  2. The GETMAD SYNDICATE, Mississauga (Private)
  3. Arch Angels Dance Academy, Toronto (Private)
A group photo of the members of Key Stone
Intermediate division first place: Keystone

Advanced

  1. OCS Synergy Dance Crew
  2. The Alliance, Private
  3. Arch Angels Dance Academy, Toronto (Private)
A group photo of the members of OCS Synergy Dance Crew
Advanced division first place: OCS Synergy Dance Crew

Social Media Fan Favourite

After-School Special, North Kipling Community Centre

A group photo of the members of After School Special
Fan Fave: After-School Special

Thank you to our sponsors and event partners for supporting the 2019 Stomp Urban Dance Competition/Showcase:

  • Tim Hortons
  • Star Metroland Media
  • Sony Centre
  • YOLO Fragrance
  • Order and Khaos Clothing
  • Legin Knits
  • Riches Clothing CO
  • Life & Wisdom Clothing
  • Nise Brand
  • B.O.N.E Clothing Company
  • Sweat Success
  • Grandslammers
Tim Hortons corporate logo
Star Metroland Media
Sony Centre logo with the url sonycentre.ca