Welcome competitors!

All informations

you need regarding the Olympiads Of Kizomba 2020 can be found on this page.

Categories

Descriptions and examples of the 5 categories of the competition

Competition in 3 stages

General process of the competition

Pre-selections

Pre-selection process in detail

Semi Final

Semi Final process in detail

Final

Final process in detail

Prizes

Podium Prizes and Awards

Judges

The members of the jury for each category

Registrations and questions

The registration procedure and answers to your questions

Olympiads Of Kizomba 2020

Categories

Authentic Kizomba and Semba with African roots are expected! You will have to express yourself on Kizomba & Semba music.

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Urbankiz, Fusion and all urban creativity are welcome. You will have to express yourself on Urban music

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Now called Tarraxo, in this category you will be asked to dance Tarraxo to Tarraxinha / Tarraxo type music.

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Use the style of Kizomba you want to express sensuality and elegance on music that express it just as much. 

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Experimental in 2019, this category is now validated and part of the competition.

You will have to express yourself solo on Urban / Hybrid type music. 

Caution: Even in solo styling, we must recognize moves like « Kizomba »…

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Further information : 

  • You choose the category or categories in which you wish to participate.
  • No category is mandatory.
  • The categories all follow the same process.
  • Each category is independent and will have its own podium.
  • In each category you will dance to music corresponding to the style.

Olympiads Of Kizomba 2020

Competition in 3 stages

Called « The Arena », the preselections are the first stage of the Olympiads. 

They qualify for stage 2.

Called « Run for the podium », this stage brings the selected couples together.

It qualifies for stage 3

Called « Battle for the Podium », this stage is the last one, the final. 

At the end of this stage, the podium will be established. 

Olympiads Of Kizomba 2020

Stage 1 : Pre-selections

"The Arena"

Preselections 2020

🗓Saturday 5th December

It will be possible to be qualified for the semi-finals in partner competitions of Olympiads Of Kizomba 2020. They will be added to this page as they come up.

Number of incoming competitors

Limited to registrations

We will limit the number of competitors in each category at registration. First come, first served!

Format

By group

At this stage, you will dance in groups of 3 or 4 couples in front of the judges.

Voting System

Yes or No

The judges will vote by assigning you a Yes or a No vote. The couples with the most Yes’s will be qualified for the next stage.

Dance length

1min30

Your dance will last 1m30 at this stage, the music will start almost all the time at the beginning.

Music

Unknown

The music will be unknown to you and you won’t have any pre-listening.

Selected for Next Step

Depending on availability

Depending on the number of competitors already qualified by other ways, the number of qualifiers for the semi-final will be as follows

Preselections "The Arena"

The Criteria

Each judge (or pair of judges) will give their YES or NO vote based on the following criteria:

Respect of Style

Technique

Musicality

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Stage 2 : Semi Final

"Run to the Podium"

Demi Final 2020

🗓Sunday 6th December

The semi-final of the Olympiads Of Kizomba 2020 will take place the day after the pre-selections.

Number of incoming competitors

13 couples maximum

Competitors selected in the pre-selections will join competitors already qualified by other ways.

Format

1 couple at a time

During this stage, each couple will dance individually in front of the judges. 

Voting System

Notations /20

Each couple will be given a score out of 20 in order to obtain a ranking.

Dance Length

1min30

Your dance will last 1m30 at this stage, the music will start almost all the time at the beginning.

Music

1 pre-listening

Just before your dance you will be able to listen once to the music drawn on which you are going to dance.

Selected for Next Step

3 couples

The top 3 couples in the scoring standings will qualify for the final.

Demi Final "Run to the prodium"

The Criteria

Each judge (or couple of judges) will give a score out of 20 points based on the following criteria :

/ 0 Points
Creativity
/ 0 Points
Technique
/ 0 Points
Musicality
/ 0 Points
Appreciation

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Stage 3 : Final

"Battle for the Podium"

Final 2020

🗓Sunday 6th December

The final of the Olympiads Of Kizomba 2020 will take place just after the semi-final on the same day.

Number of incoming competitors

3 couples only

At this stage there is no more doubt, the 3 couples will have to be decided who will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Format

Face to Face

Face-to-face battles will determine the final standings.

Voting System

Designation

The judge (or couple of judges) will designate, by showing one side or the other, the couple that he considers to be the winner.

Dance Length

1min

The dance will last 1min, the music will not necessarily start at the beginning.

Music

1 Pre-Listening

Just before your dance, you will be able to listen once to the music drawn on which you are going to dance.

Rewarded Couples

Gold - Silver - Bronze

At the end of this stage, the podium will be revealed and the medal ceremony will take place. The 3 finalist couples are all rewarded

Final "Battle for the podium"

The Criteria

Each judge (or couple of judges) will give their vote based on the following criteria:

Creativity

Technique

Musicality

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Prizes

Return the medal
Return the medal
Return the medal

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Judges

Jp & Stephy

Urban & Sensual Judges

Adeline

Solo Styling Judges

Gwany & Liliana

Tarraxo Judges

Fabricio Do Zangado

Authentique Judges

St'Éffy & Val'R

Urban & Sensual Judges

Isabelle

Solo Styling Judges

Fred-Nelson & Morgane

Urban & Sensual Judges

Coming Soon...

More judges to be announced soon

Coming Soon...

More judges to be announced soon

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Registrations and questions

Pre-selections Registrations

Registration for the preselections of Saturday 5th December 2020 requires : 

  • 1 Full Pass for the NeverEnding Festival/Person (Via the Ticketing of the festival)
  • Registration fee 20€/Couple (when registering on WhatsApp)

Once you get your full pass, contact us on whatsApp to register

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Questions

Take a look if the answer to your question is not in this list.

Feel free to contact us on whatsApp if you have any further questions

At the NeverEnding Kizomba Festival in Barcelona from the 4th to the 7th of December 2020. 

The preselections will take place on Saturday afternoon from 2pm.

The semi-final followed by the final will take place on Sunday afternoon starting at 2pm.

Yes, it is mandatory to have a Full Pass to have access to the competition.

Ps: The earlier you get your Full Pass, the cheaper the price is

Yes, when you register you will be asked which categories you wish to enter. The registration fees remain the same regardless of the number of categories.

Yes, it is possible to change partners from one category to another.

What is not possible is to be part of 2 different couples in the same category.

Attention: If you wish to register in two categories with different partners you will be asked to pay the registration fee for each of the couples formed

Yes, there is no limit to the number of entries in the preselections. You can enter as many preselections as you wish.

The qualification is nominative for the qualified couple. Unfortunately it is not possible to compete in the semi-final with another partner. You will be asked to go through the preselections again.

It is a contract of remunerated services* which will be proposed to the winning competitors of each category during the year following their victory.

It can take different forms: Workshops in festivals, demonstrations/shows, filming, being guest to events, etc.

These services will be offered to the extent that they are feasible by the winners.

*Some services can be remunerated in a form other than monetary (Perks, full pass, guests etc…)

Yes, it is. Olympiads Of Kizomba is 100% transparent on the fact that it is possible to pay the judges to get to the podium.

Here is the email to contact to proceed to the payment: It’sAJoke@JustKidding.com

"Olympiads Of Kizomba is the place where to show your talent"

Laurent Yìshù, Founder

SELECTED COMPETITORS

Here are the only ways to qualify and go straight to the semi-finals:

  • Winners of partner competitions are qualified and go straight to the Olympiads in the Semi Finals.

  • Competitors who reached the podium in the previous year are invited, if they wish, to participate again in the competition by entering the semi-final directly.

Respect Of Style

How you fit the category style, expression and involvement.

Prove your talent and that you know what category you’ve stepped into.

TECHNIQUE

How precise you are in the execution of movements, posture, fluidity and complexity.

The Mastery of your movements will be decisive, don’t let stress take over …

musicality

How the music, tempo, accents and melodies are used in the passage.

No matter the category, the match to the music will always be important!

CREATIVITY

The way the competitors will surprise the jury with movements, style, surprises etc… CREATIVE! while staying in line with the corresponding category.

This criteria is new at this year’s Olympiads and is used to reward the dancers’ creativity. It will be just as important as technique and musicality.

Appreciation

The part where the judge can award 2 points or not according to his personal feelings.

This represents 10% of the total score and allows the judge to express his or her appreciation in this criteria rather than in the others, which must remain objective.