During the preselections each participant will have 45 seconds to show their skills. The jury will choose 8 pairs that will go through to the finals. In the quarterfinals each dancer will have 1 round. The preselections will take place at Salme Cultural Centre, semifinals and finals will take place at Nordea Concert Hall on the final day of the whole festival. During the semifinals and finals each dancer will have 2 rounds. The winners will be rewarded with cash- and sponsor prizes.
Hip-Hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles which were developed in the 1970s by Black and Latino Americans. What separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dancers frequently engage in battles—formal or informal freestyle dance competitions. Informal freestyle sessions and battles are usually performed in a cypher, “a circular dance space that forms naturally once the dancing begins.” These three elements—freestyling, battles, and cyphers—are the key components of hip-hop dance.