Hip Hop
Date  Wednesday 8th September 2021
Venue  Classic Flyers, 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui
Costs  $250.00 Hip Hop (NZ$)
Entries Close Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close
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Contact Details

Code Coordinator

Sarah Martin
Urban Dance
Phone: 021 136 1514
Email: sarah@urbandance.org.nz

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Tournament Planning


  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be classified as a Year 7 or Year 8 student on the New Zealand Ministry of Education Enrol database.
  3. Participating New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS – New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be over 10 years of age and under 13 years of age, as at 31 December the year before the tournament year. Competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation. For the 2021 AIMS Games, this means the accepted birth years are: 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible compete.
  7. This is an inclusive event providing opportunities for students with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities to compete. The Para sports of Swimming and Cross Country require a provisional classification for eligibility. In all other sports, disabled athletes compete in an open class. See individual sports for entry requirements.


  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $250.00 per Hip Hop group (NZ$).
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Entries Close

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm
  • Entries to the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online
  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools  – View Video
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Planning Timeline



Friday 12th FebruaryRegistration opens (EnterNOW).
Wednesday 9th JuneEntries close for the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes, divisions etc. The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Wednesday 23rd JuneAll schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.  Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee.
Wednesday 30th JuneConfirmation sent to all 2021 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
Wednesday 7th July Hip Hop Prelim and Finals tickets go on sale through Ticketek (Prelims – 2.30pm, Finals – 7.00pm).
Wednesday 28th JulyAll Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed.
Monday 2nd AugustSchool group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek.
Monday 9th AugustPublic opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek.
Wednesday 11th AugustTeam sporting code draws published
Wednesday 11th AugustFor planning purposes all high quality music for Hip Hop sets must be uploaded to the Dropbox File Request Folder
Friday 13th AugustAll parents/caregivers must have completed their child’s medical and media waiver forms on our website.
Thursday 2nd SeptemberIndividual sporting code draws published.
Saturday 4th SeptemberThe 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremonies, Trustpower Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).


  • Hip Hop will have three experienced judges which will be chosen by the code manager.
  • Judging criteria sheets are available HERE

Event Information

Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremony at the Trustpower Arena, Baypark. First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm
Wednesday 8th SeptemberPLEASE NOTE: In 2021 there will be a Preliminary and Finals round of competition. All competing teams will advance to finals.
 Registration – 10.00am
 Technical rehearsal – 10.30am
 Doors open to the public for Prelims – 2.15pm
 Hip Hop Prelims Performance – 2.30pm
 Doors open to the public for Finals – 6.15pm
 Hip Hop Finals Performance – 7.00pm

Ticket Sales

All are welcome at the Anchor AIMS Games Hip Hop prelims and finals.
A show not to be missed – Anchor AIMS Games Hip Hop. An exciting new venue, funky costumes, attitude and smooth moves are showcased at the Hip Hop extravaganza. Hip Hop is one of 23 codes delivered at the Anchor AIMS Games International Championships. It’s high intensity, upbeat and action packed. The creativity, groove, and confidence of the competitors is unbelievable – a bit of everything!

Tickets on Sale at
Details for the Prelims:
  • Date – Wednesday 8th September
  • Venue – Classic Flyers, 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui
  • Entry fee – Chair Seating $10.00, Floor Seating $5.00
  • Due to limited space there’s NO free entry for Anchor AIMS Games athletes competing in other codes this year (they are required to purchase a ticket to attend)
  • Get in QUICK, it will be a sell-out (limited to 850 tickets)
Prelims event Timetable:
  • Registration – From 10.00am
  • Technical rehearsal – From 10.30am
  • Box Office open – 1.00pm
  • Doors open to the public – 2.15pm
  • Prelims Performance – 2.30pm to 5.00pm
Details for the Finals:
  • Date – Wednesday 8th September
  • Venue – Classic Flyers, 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui
  • Entry fee – Chair Seating $15.00, Floor Seating $10.00
  • Due to limited space there’s NO free entry for Anchor AIMS Games athletes competing in other codes this year (they are required to purchase a ticket to attend)
  • Get in QUICK, it will be a sell-out (limited to 950 tickets)
  • Tickets go on sale from 7th July through Ticketek
Finals Event Timetable:
  • Box Office open – 6.00pm
  • Doors open to the public – 6.15pm
  • Finals Performance – 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Hip Hop Requirements

  • Strictly only one team per school – minimum of six participants and maximum of 12 participants.
  • May be all female, all male or mixed gender. May be a mixture of ages, but must be from the same school.
  • Attire should be reflective of Funk and Hip Hop style. No revealing clothing to be worn. Foot ware must be clean. 
No bare feet.
  • The competition performance area will be 10 metres wide by 8 metres deep on a wooden stage floor (no gym mats).
  • Music must be between one minute thirty seconds and two minutes long (1:30 – 2:00). It can be either instrumental or have words.
  • Teams are required to supply their own music (No CDs will be accepted – only uploaded links to Dropbox). Music must be clearly labelled with school and performance group name.
  • Music must be suitable for general audience viewing and must not contain inappropriate or offensive language.
  • Choreography
    a) Choreography should reflect the authenticity of urban street dancing. You must show a minimum of three hip hop dance styles.
    b) Dance styles can include but are not limited to Locking, Boogaloo, Popping, Breaking, Waacking, Punking, Vogue, House Dance, Party Dances, Hip Hop Dance, Choreography, Krump, Stepping.
  • Technique / Skill / Execution
    a) Crews should attempt and successfully achieve complex choreography and demonstrate a variety of hip hop dance styles executed correctly showing an understanding of the foundations.
  • Musicality / Synchronisation / Timing
    a) Movements should be chosen to relate to the music.
    b) Dancers should aim to stay in time with the music, moving to the beat and using identifiable phrases to construct the routine’s choreography.
  • Performance Intensity and Presentation
    a) Dancers should aim to perform the routine entirely without showing any tiredness or lack of energy.
    b) Attitude and energy should reflect a street style.
    c) Projection of the crew members should be consistently strong throughout the entire performance, with confidence measured by eye contact, body movement and facial expression.
  • Originality and Creativity
    a) Crews should aim to leave a lasting impression.
    b) Choreography should include unique ways to get down onto and off the floor, transitions, music editing, clothing and the unique look that sets you apart from the other routines.
    c) Be fresh with all aspects of your routine.
    Urban Dance can network you with experienced choreographers to talk to or to assist with creating your performance piece.


A programme for the Hip Hop Crews order will be emailed to all managers prior to the event.


For planning purposes all high quality music for Hip Hop sets must be uploaded to the Dropbox File Request Folder 

Award Presentations

Hip Hop presentations will be made at the conclusion of the division. Medals will be awarded for 1st – 3rd place.