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The 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.



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

【Team size】
5 to about 20members per team

【Performance requirements】
Stage size: 17m (width) × 15m (depth)
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(Please submit the sound source data in advance and bring it on a CD on the day of the event.)

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
Friday, July 14 – Thursday, August 31 2023

How to apply
Please apply from the 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.
*In case of rain, the venue and time will be changed.


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 (Shibuya-ku Federation of Store Association, Shibuya Dogenzaka Shopping District Promotion Association, Future Design Shibuya, Tokyu Corporation, Parco Co., Ltd.)
Co-organized by
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association, Shibuya City Board of Education,General Foundation Shibuya tourism organizations, The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shibuya Chapter, Harajuku-Omotesando Merchant Association
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