JACK OF ALL TRADES CONCEPT
On Sunday 21.07.2019 – Rain Summer Jam 2019 will feature the Jack Of All Trades UK Qualifier where one dancer will win the opportunity to compete the Jack Of All Trades final in Montreal, Canada in 2020. Grab your tickets HERE
WHO CAN ENTER?
Anyone! Although inspired by concepts in popping, Jack Of All Trade is open to dancers of all styles. You just have to play the game.
To compete simply post your name to the Rain Summer Jam 2019 Facebook event-page.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME
The competition starts at Top 16 and trickles down to the Finals.
6 rules will be used in the competition. At each level of the competition except for the Finals, 2 rules will be used. Each rule equals to a single round for both dancers.
round 1: RAM & FX
round 2: Undulation
round 1: Pop Hits Hard Dimes & Stops
round 2: Bottom
round 1: Tuts & Lines
round 2: Grooves & Vibes
FINALS* For the finals, each finalists will chose a concept.
round 1: Chosen Rule A
round 2: Chosen Rule B
round 3: Freestyle
What are the Rules?
Everything that holds the concept of an undulation, wave ish motion in the body or its extremities.
EX:– Waving, Snaking, Cobra, Boogaloo, Flow, etc.
The focus of this rule is the creation of the “impact” illusion in the body or extremities. Sharp, hard, subtle or all of the above. Using variety or using only one of these elements is up to the dancer. As long as that solid impact is felt. This is not necessarily focused on popping but the impact illusion. As long it is clean, solid and apparent.
Bang! Pop! Kank! Crak! Snap! Boom! Shtak!
RAM & FX
Robotic, Animated, Mechanical and FX is set on styles and movements that emulates either robotic, animated, character based and/or mechanical movements. This rule is about about the controlled animated effects that one can create.
EX:– Funky Robot, Robot, Cyborg, Claymation, Animation, Sinbading, Flexing, Mutating, Puppet, Mechanical puppet, Ticking, Strobing etc.
Relates to the ingenuity, control and dexterity of the legs
EX:— Glides, Floats, Slides, Legwork, Groundwork, Footwork etc.
TUTS & LINES
Tutting in all its form or any other style or movement that includes lines and geometric like shapes with the body.
EX:— Tutting, Toyman, Boxes, Egyptian Tuts, Lines, Use of legs in lines etc.
GROOVES & VIBES
The title explains it best. The focus of this rule is the groove aspect. Now grooving doesn’t mean that the dancer needs to lose the feel of his dance(waver, popper, botter etc.) In the contrary the dancer should put the groove in the style he does. p.s. Groove does not equate only to being funky…Groove equates to groove. Some may have a hip hop vibes, jooking vibes, that strutters touch etc.
NOTE: EACH DANCER IS ALLOWED TO MIX OTHER STYLES TO COMPLIMENT THEIR MAIN RULE.
E.G. IF YOU ARE A GLIDER (Bottom rule) AND YOU GET UNDULATION AS A RULE, YOU CAN USE YOUR GLIDES TO COMPLIMENT THE RULE AS LONG THAT THE MAIN FOCUS AND INTENTION IS THE UNDULATION RULE.