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The High School Street Dance Competition

The SSDW CONTEST is a street dance contest that pits high school dance club teams against one another in a battle requiring flexible thinking and collaborative skills. The aim of the contest is the training and discovery of young aspiring dancers.
For this year’s SSDW CONTEST, we are looking for video submissions of dance performances promoting your school dance club.
The competition is open to teams from all over the country. Teams should show not only dance skills but originality in terms of how they shoot and edit their videos, etc.



How to participate

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

  1. The team members must all be enrolled in high school (grade 1 through 3) as of the application date
  2. The team must comprise members of a school-certified dance club or a club considered to be a dance club (such as school-certified clubs that include dance in their activities)
    *Multiple teams from the same dance club at the same school may apply for entry
  3. The team members must review and agree to application guidelines, points to note, and prohibitions before participating

【Team size】
2 or more members
(There is no upper limit on the total number of performers appearing in the video. However so as to avoid “Three Cs” situations (closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings), please limit the number of people appearing in each scene through creative editing of your video i.e. using split screen or getting performers to appear remotely, etc.

Performance time: Within 3 minutes
Props: Teams may use any props that do not cause any bother to others and that they can set up and remove by themselves

Number of participating teams
Unlimited (open to schools nationwide)

Schedule *It has changed from the initial announcement. (10/01/2020)
・Application period for video submission: Wednesday, September 9, 17:00 – Monday, October 5 2020, 23:59 Tuesday, October 20 2020, 23:59
・Announcement of Round 1 results:Friday, October 9 2020, 12:00 Friday, October 23 2020, 11:00
・Round 2 screening/voting period:Sunday, October 11, 11:00 – Sunday, October 25 2020, 23:59 Friday, October 23, 11:00 – Tuesday, October 27 2020, 23:59
・Announcement of voting result:Monday, October 26 2020, 12:00 Wednesday, October 28 2020, 12:00
・Final screening, announcement of results: Sunday, November 1 2020, 19:00-

How to apply
Please apply by the entry form from the official website.

Round 1: Judging of videos
Round 2: Audience vote
Final round: Judges’ decision

ZIN (Hilty & Bosch), suzuyaka, Sota (GANMI)

Special benefit for the winning team
Special workshop by dancers appearing in SSDW (planned)

*The program is subject to change.


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




Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Shibuya StreetDance Week Executive Committee
Co-organized by
Shibuya City
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
Shibuya City Board of Education, Future Design Shibuya, General Incorporated Association, General Foundation Shibuya tourism organizations, The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shibuya Chapter, Harajuku-Omotesando Merchant Association
Cooperated by
En Dance Studio, EMPTY KRAFT, coba