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We care about agreeing with others. Conformity is deeply rooted in our psychology. We have to make sure we are not getting kicked out of our tribe. Now, let me present you show you a video of the "Solomon Asch experiment", which reveals very clearly why judges should not see the individual assessments of their colleagues in dance Battles.
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Today's dance world is full with contests. The ecosystem of Street dances including Breaking looked completely different just a few years ago. Nevertheless we need to acknowledge that the competition world is still young and fragile.Some soft drink companies, the biggest sports brands and even the Olympic games have our attention now. The reason for the interest is clear. Battles of greatly skilled performers create great spectacles. We live in a current hype in which for example some of the bes...
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When humans compete against each other by challenging their physical and tactical skills in play and involve physical exertion, we call it a sport.Thus, when we look at the art form of Breaking and we produce a Battle environment to present it, it has all the characteristics a sport has.By no way am I saying that the art form of Breaking is a sport alone. It is so much more and that's one of the reasons why I like this dance so much. After all I would say that I live a Breaking Lifestyle, since ...
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In performative Sports like Snowboarding and Skateboarding and also in Gymnastics, they have something I call an "in-between trick time". These moments are rather trivial in meaning. Before the next "trick" it perfectly allows getting into deeper concentration for the athlete's next move. It helps the judges to focus on what's coming up. After a trick, the moment can be used for a deeper analysis of what the athlete has done.It is a fallacy to think we have the same case in Breaking. Here these ...
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  • Top vs Bottom
  • Seeding by Half
  • Random
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  • Round Robin = everybody vs everybody
  • Group Round Robin = everybody vs everybody within a Group
  • More participants => exponentially more Battles
  • More chances to score more Rounds and Votes
  • seed the Groups by an existing Ranking
  • Best solution for Breaking: max 4 participants per Group
  • Flexible due to the number of Groups
  • Group seed like a snake
  • Battles run through all groups in Battle-Blocks
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  • Lussy Sky aka Oleksandr Gatyn-Lozynskyi
  • Dancer, singer and world traveller
  • Made a living out of dancing
  • His story speaks for itself
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  • Member of Stay Fresh Crew (Hungary)
  • born and raised in Budapest (Hungary)
  • started Breaking with 11 years in 2011
  • 18th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Did not have a crew
  • born and raised in Voronezh (Russia)
  • started Breaking with 9 years in 2009
  • 2nd Place of WDSF World B-Boy Ranking
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  • Member of Funky Monkez Crew (Austria)
  • born in Klagenfurt, raised in Weissensee (Austria)
  • started Breaking with 11 years in 2013
  • 17th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Did not have any crew
  • born and raised in Milano (Italy)
  • started Breaking seriously with 12 years
  • 3rd Place of WDSF World B-Boy Ranking
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  • Member of Circle Dance and Camelot Crew (Latvia)
  • born and raised in Riga (Latvia)
  • started Breaking with 9 years in 2012
  • 16th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Member of K.A.K.B. (Japan) and BBoy World Asia
  • born and raised in Osaka (Japan)
  • started Breaking seriously with 7 years
  • 1st Place of WDSF World B-Boy Ranking
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  • Member of Family JAI Crew (Argentina)
  • born and raised in Mendoza, Tunuyan (Argentina)
  • started Breaking with 14 years in 2014
  • 14th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Member of Coolkids Flavour (Poland)
  • born and raised in Gózd (Poland)
  • started Breaking with 8 years in 2010
  • 5th Place of WDSF World B-Boy Ranking
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  • Member of Nakama Crew and Kazoku Crew (Cyprus)
  • born and raised in Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • started Breaking with 12 years in 2013
  • 13th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Member of Mixed Souls Crew (Belgium)
  • born and raised in Antwerp (Belgium)
  • started Breaking with 10 years in 2011
  • 6th Place of WDSF World B-Boy Ranking
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  • Member of Dreadnoughtz Crew (Canada)
  • born and raised in Surrey (Canada)
  • started Breaking with 12 years in 2013
  • 12th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Member of Kla Crew (France)
  • born and raised in Calais, Bleriot-Plage (France)
  • started Breaking with 9 years in 2011
  • 9th Place of WDSF World B-Boy Ranking
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  • Member of Dominant Crew (Russia)
  • born and currently living in Vladimir (Russia)
  • started Breaking with 11 years in 2013
  • 2nd Place of WDSF World BGirl Ranking
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  • has no crew, practising at Top Coalition Studio (Chinese Taipei)
  • born and raised in Taoyuan (Chinese Taipei)
  • started Breaking with 13 years in 2013
  • 8th Place of WDSF World B-Boy Ranking
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  • Member of Street Warriors Crew (Italy)
  • born in Vittorio, currently living in Santa Lucia di Piave (Italy)
  • started Breaking with 12 years in 2012
  • 7th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Member of Stylz Corrupt (Canada)
  • born and raised in Laval/Montreal, Québec (Canada)
  • started Breaking with 11 years in 2012
  • 7th Place of WDSF World BBoy Ranking
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  • Member of Break2Mars Crew (France)
  • born and raised in Cadenet (France)
  • started Breaking with 6 years in 2008
  • 5th Place of WDSF World BGirl Ranking
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  • Member of UDG Vietnam and Raphael Crew (Vietnam)
  • born and raised in Ho Chi Minh Stadt (Vietnam)
  • started Breaking with 11 years in 2011
  • 14th Place of WDSF World BBoy Ranking
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  • Member of the world-known Gamblerz Crew (South Korea)
  • born and raised in Seoul (South Korea)
  • started Breaking with 14 years in 2014
  • 3rd Place of WDSF World BGirl Ranking
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  • Member of Legión Masiva (Argentina)
  • born and raised in Fernandz Oro, Rio Negro (Argentina)
  • started Breaking with 4 years in 2004
  • 15th Place of WDSF World BBoy Ranking
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  • Member of Floor Burnin' Crew (Netherlands)
  • born and raised in Gastel (Netherlands)
  • started Breaking with 8 years in 2010
  • 11th Place of WDSF World B-Girl Ranking
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  • Member of Dye-namic Crew and Kreative Beings (Südafrika)
  • born and raised in Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • started Breaking in the year of 2013
  • 57th Place of WDSF World BBoy Ranking
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