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High School Street Dance Competition

The SSDW CONTEST is a street dance competition in which teams of high school students vie in a battle which requires flexible thinking and effective collaboration. Its aims are the training and discovery of young aspiring dancers.

*Rain or shine. Cancelled in the case of stormy weather.
*Contents are subject to change.

On the day of the event, we will announce program changes and cancellation on the official SNS(Twitter / Facebook)



How to participate

【Entry requirements】
Teams applying for entry must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. The team’s members must be enrolled in high school (years 1-3) at the time of applying.
  2. The team must be made up of members of a school-authorized dance or dance-related club (a school-authorized club whose activities include dance).
  3. Multiple teams from the same dance club of the same school may not apply.

【Team size】
5 or more members per team

【Performance requirements】
Stage size: 17 m (width) × 15m (depth)
Performance time: 2 to 2.5 minutes (*Teams exceeding this time limit will be disqualified.)
Props: Teams may use any props that they can set up and remove by themselves within 30 seconds before and 30 seconds after their performance. (*Teams exceeding this time limit will be disqualified.)

Number of participating teams
20 teams from around Japan

Application period
Thursday, July 7 – Monday, October 3 2016
*Advance application is required. Teams will be selected by lottery if a large number of applications are received.

How to apply
Select one of the following application methods.

  1. Fill in the entry form on the official SSDW website.
  2. Send in the entry sheet by fax. Fax: 03-6450-3062FAX

Winners will be selected through a vote by the judges (based on the total number of points).

Street dancers: DA-YOSHI and AKANEN
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the Japan Foundation Asia Center, and PARCO Co., Ltd.


Special benefit for the winning team
Viewing of rehearsal for and entry to the Tokyo performance of “DANCE DANCE ASIA-Crossing the Movements”
(Organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and PARCO Co., Ltd.)


Shibuya StreetDance Week office (5MEDIT Incorporated)
TEL: 03-6450-3670(10:00-17:00 except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)


Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Japan Foundation Asia Center, PARCO CO., LTD
Co-organized by
Supported & Cooperated by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association, Shibuya-ku Merchants Association Central Division, Harajuku-Omotesando Keyakikai Shopping Streets Association, SHIBUYA CITY TOURISM ASSOCIATION