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Criola London – UK Open Solo styling competition 24

UK OPEN Competition 2024 (UNITED KINGDOM)

National Championship UK Dance Competition | 3 Categories

Solo Styling Kizomba, Urban Kiz, Tarraxo



  • The competition is open to all nationalities and cultures in the UK. It is open to dancers, students, and teachers of all levels and styles.
  • The Qualification & Grand Final will be held in London during the Criola London Mini Festival on 24/25th August 24.
  • Competitors will battle against each other in 1 minute and 15 seconds of improvisation. Winners will advance to the next round, with the final 2 battling for the tittle.


  • Entrants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Open to all genders (Male & Female)
  • Competitors are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.
  • Dancers can participate in multiple solo styling categories.
  • A £20 registration fee per category is required prior to competing.
  • Participants must have a Criola London Mini festival pass for the event dates.
  • Competitors must confirm participation within 30 minutes minimum before the start time.


  • The order of appearance is determined by random draw at the start of each round.
  • Judges cannot also compete in the same competition.
  • 3 judges per qualification round. They should have expertise such as teaching, performing, DJing, or prior competition success.
  • Judges will score based on technique, creativity, rhythm/interpretation, presentation, and improvisation ability.
  • There would be no direct communication between members of the jury and couples, the communication channel must be made through the organisation.


  • Judges will score based solely on dance performance, not technical knowledge, personal relationships, or other external factors.
  • Judges must remain neutral and not influence competitors through signs, gestures, or expressions.
  • Out of respect for dancers, judges should refrain from displays of irony, disgust, laughter, or other unethical behaviours.


  • Dancers will improvise to Kizomba/ Urban Kiz/ Tarraxo tracks selected live by the event DJ.
  • Competitors will battle against each other in 1 minute and 15 seconds of improvisation. Winners will advance to the next round, with the final 2 battling for the title.
  • The competitor will have the opportunity to hear the song for 15 secs before dancing
  • Contestants must be dressed appropriately for the competition
  • Competitors should not communicate with others during their improvisation.
  • Avoid singing along to stay focused on dancing.
  • Keep the same number throughout the competition.


  • Technical : Mastery and execution of movements.
  • Creativity/Originality : Use of new and different movements.
  • Rhythm/Interpretation: Consistent timing and fluidity of body movements.
  • Visual Presentation : Hairstyle, costume, makeup, overall aesthetics.
  • Improvisation Ability : Evolution of dance, complexity, synchronization to music.


The winning dancer in each category will be crowned the UK Solo Styling Champion 2024 for Kizomba / Urban Kiz / Tarraxo.

They will receive:

  • A medal to recognise their title.
  • FREE Private lesson with International teachers , by whom to be confirmed as per the competition category.
  • Perform solo at different event in UK
  • 2nd & 3rd Place – A Free pass to a UK or European festival


  • Violating the rules may result in point deductions or disqualification from current/future competitions.
  • A disciplinary committee of judges and organizers will determine consequences.


  • No commercial branding allowed during performances.
  • Organization is not liable for lost/stolen items.
  • Participants are responsible for any physical damage.
  • Organization reserves rights to all video/photos for promotion.
  • Rules subject to change if published on website.


I have read and fully accept the terms and conditions of the rules for the UK Open Championship 2024. I certify that I am a participant and commit to faithfully following all the rules and requirements.

Competitor’s Full Name | Gender | Date | Signature

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