• Theater / Dance ,
  • Kids / Youth

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.



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).
  3. Only one team may apply from the same dance club at the same high school
  4. The team members must review and agree to application guidelines and points to note

【Team size】
5 or more members per team
*Depending on the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), the number of participants may be limited.

Stage size: 17 m (W) x 15 m (D)
Performance time: 2 min.–2 min. 30 sec. (* Teams that exceed the prescribed performance time will be disqualified) 
Props: Teams may use any props that they can set up and remove by themselves within the allotted time (30 seconds before and after their performance; teams that exceed the prescribed time will be disqualified)
Music: At the teams’ discretion

We plan to film footage of the contest on the day and stream/show highlights.
Please note footage may be used on sites related to SSDW, social media platforms, various media outlets, etc.

Number of applicants: 10 schools from around the nation. *first-come-first-served basis (with waiting list)

Application period
Wednesday, July 20 – Wednesday, August 31 2022

How to apply
Please apply with the entry form on the official website.

To be judged by the total score of votes cast by judges

Special benefit for the winning team
Special workshops by dancers appearing in SSDW (scheduled)

*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)


Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Shibuya StreetDance Week Executive Committee
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government