The KidsChallenge is a dance project for children who are enthusiastic about dance, in which they learn a selection of choreographies (e.g. at home, in in dance classes or sports clubs or similar) and compete in a competition.
Children love music and movement. They experience a sense of community with us and can also present the dances they have learned to a large audience.
We offer the children a large dance floor (parquet) where they can dance the choreographies they have learned as a competition with other children.
At the end, all children receive an award. No child goes away empty-handed. All are winners.
All children who enjoy dancing are invited. Registration is done by the parent/guardian.
We are a non-profit association (I.D.E.A. e.V.) which promotes the sport of dance and organises workshops and competitions in this context. Together with the dance teachers Julia Oertel, Paul Steinborn and Leonie Sygo, we have developed a programme for children on behalf of the World Country Dance Federation (WCDF) to inspire young people to dance.
Date & Venue
16 March 2024
The time will be communicated after the registration deadline.
The KidsChallenge takes place within the international dance competition "BERLIN OPEN Dance Championships" and therefore offers the participating groups a very special atmosphere.
Venue: Stadthalle Hohen Neuendorf, Am Rathaus 1, 16540 Hohen Neuendorf.
On arrival, the responsible accompanying person and the child/children will register at the registration desk.
Before the competition, the children will gather in the staging area. From there, depending on the number of registrations, they will be led in one or more groups to the dance floor.
There they will dance the dances they have learned individually with other participants on the dance floor.
The music is counted.
As a guide, they are accompanied by 2 dancers from our club.
Our trained judges evaluate the performance, but the fun should be in the foreground.
After one dance they leave the dance floor again accompanied and wait in the staging area for the next performance (if they dance several dances).
The award ceremony will take place about half an hour after the last competition round.
In the KidsChallenge, the competition is not divided into age categories. Instead, 3 challenges with different dances and levels are offered. The children decide (with the help of an adult if necessary) which dance(s) they like best and are good at and therefore which challenge they want to take part in (participation is only possible in one challenge). Once they have made a decision, the children are registered for the corresponding challenge.
The dances for 2024 will be released soon.
The following dances were danced in 2023:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight > Video · Music: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (This song will be played completely.)
Bang! > Video · Music: Bang! - Kidz Bop Kids (This song will be faded out after 2 minutes.)
Cupid Shuffle > Video · Music: Cupid Shuffle - Cupid (This song will be faded out after 2 minutes.)
For videos for Challenge 3 please ask susi(at)berlinopendance.de.
Dynamite > Music: Dynamite - BTS (This song will be faded out after 2 minutes.)
Shivers – with easy options (easy kids version) > Music: Shivers - Ed Sheeran (This song will be faded out after 2 minutes.)
Wellerman > Music: Wellerman - Sea Shanty. - Kidz Bop Kids (This song will be faded out after 2 minutes.)
The children must wear safe shoes and child-friendly clothing. They are welcome to dress up to match the music track. See also rules.
25 February 2024
The participation fee for the KidsChallenge is 5.00 € for each child. No entry fee has to be paid for the child. One accompanying person per child receives free entry.
After registering with the registration form, registrants will receive a confirmation by email with a request for payment. The total amount must be transferred to the following account by 25 February 2024 at the latest:
Account holder: Incahoots Dance and Event
BIC: GENODE51CRO (Cronbank)
Please state 'Name of contact person, name of child and KidsChallenge 2024' as the purpose of payment.
After receipt of payment of the participation fees we will send a confirmation of receipt.
Payment at the venue is not possible.
Declaration of participation
The competitor/visitor agrees to hold the organization of this event and their agents harmless for all suits, claims or demands of every kind and character arising out of and conjunction with this event and hereby authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibition, broadcast and/or distribution of any videotape or photography without limitations. The competitor/visitor understands the physical risks of entering dance competitions and social dancing and assume full responsibility for any injury or personal damage.
The publication of any audio and visual material of this event is authorised:
Participants consent and agree that the organization has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of them during events to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known.
Participants further consent that their name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.
Participants do hereby release to the organization all rights to exhibit this work in print and electronic form publicly or privately and to market copies. Participants waive any rights, claims, or interest they may have to control the use of my identity or likeness in whatever media used.
They understand that there will be no financial compensation, either for initial or subsequent transmission or playback.
They hereby also acknowledge that any photographs, videotape, or digital recordings made by themselves, or any third party cannot be used, if it is not for private use, without express permission by the organization for publication and/or commercial use.
This division is for kids aged 0-11 years who have not yet gained competitive experience in Classic Line Dance divisions and do not compete in any other solo divisions.
Each child receives a certificate.
All the kids dance together.
The challenges are not divided according to age, but differ in the number of dances and the level of difficulty. The kids decide (with support) which challenge to register for. Registration is only possible for one challenge.
Challenge 1: 1 dance
Challenge 2: 2 dances
Challenge 3: 3 dances
For overall qualification kids have to compete in all dances of the respective challenge.
Winners advance to the next challenge after a dance season or move to the Social Division or Classic Line Dance Division.
Basic Dance Rules
Variations of the given choreography are not allowed. Arm movements may be added.
The kids are accompanied by other dancers while dancing to facilitate the execution of the choreography and to maintain orientation.
Original music will be used.
Dance music length: is determined individually and will be announced.
Each dance will be counted in.
Safe footwear is required. The kids must wear child-friendly clothes.
They can dress up to match the theme.
Dances for this dance season
What do I need for the registration?
We need the following contact details (will be requested in the registration form):
Name of the person registering and email address
Name and date of birth of the participating child
Where can I get tickets?
All parents, family, friends and other spectators can get tickets at the entrance/registration.
Are children allowed to bring drinks into the hall?
We recommend a water bottle. Glass bottles are not allowed. Water is available free of charge for participants in the staging area.