The spotlight is on, Gold Coast, and it’s time to step centre stage! Surfers Paradise is set to bring the heat with the 3rd Annual Step Up Surfers Paradise dance competition! The Gold Coast’s ONLY dance comp that speaks directly to the upbeat genres of Hip-Hop, Breakdance and Jazz, for soloists and crews alike!

The competition will once more be held on the beaches of Surfers Paradise in the Beach Marquee during April school holidays, Friday 7 – Saturday 8 April 2017. Participants will compete for the title and major cash prizes throughout the heats, semis and finals.

CATEGORY/RULES: Due to the nature of the Step Up dance competition; we’re only accepting entries in the following styles – Hip-Hop, Breakdancing, Jazz, Funk, Street etc.  

GUEST JUDGE: This year Surfers Paradise Alliance is pleased to welcome back Jasmine Meakin as our special guest judge in 2017! Supported by a panel of regional industry professionals soon to be announced… keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates!

PRIZE MONEY: The stakes have never been greater! Check below for the breakdown of prize money to be won in 2017.

Open Category (16+)
a) solo               : $700
b) duo/trio         : $1,000
c) groups          : $1,500

13-15 Category
a) duo/trio          : $600
b) groups           : $800

10-12 Category
a) duo/trio          : $500
b) groups           : $600

All competitors who enter will be given a certificate to commemorate their involvement in the Step Up Surfers Paradise Competition

REGISTRATION FEES: $15 Solo/Duo/Trio, $20 Small Groups (4-8 pax), $25 Large Groups (8+ pax).  Payment must be received in full prior to competition commencing.

MUSIC: Surfers Paradise Alliance only accept MP4’s sent in advance prior to the commencement date of the competition, for all music. This MUST be uploaded with your application form at the time of registering through the website. Deadline to receive ALL tracks, in full, is 10 business days prior to the first date of competition. (Maximum upload size is 20MB).

FORMAT/PROGRAM: The schedule will be confirmed via e-mail two weeks prior to the competition. Ensure to provide full contact details, including your e-mail address.

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