San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As a Dancing Bttle , it does not get much bigger than competing at the Battle of the Year finals. Just to get there, crews must first compete in regional , preliminaries around the world. Then, in front of a packed audience, they perform a six-minute choreographed routine which is judged on synchronicity, stage presence, theme, music, as well as b-boying moves.
The best crews then go through to the final battles, an electrifying unscripted play-off that sees the rival b-boys battling each other, face-to-face, individually and as a crew, for the ultimate prize.
For most of the worldwide B-Boy and B-Girl Community the Battle of the Year is a unique and very important event. That’s why every decision made on this event has a big influence to the whole scene. The judges have a big responsibility. That’s why we were looking for equal rules of judging for every Battle of the Year event, to make the system of judging more transparent and understandable for everybody.
The following explanations will give you as an organizer, a judge or a dancer a guideline how to decide or participate at Battle of the Year events.
When & Where
Rk event organising are responsible for the production of events from conception through to completion. Events can include:
- exhibitions and fairs;
- promotions and product launches;
- fundraising and social events.
They work in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and can work for event management companies, in-house for an organisation or freelance.
The role of Rk event organiser is hands-on and often involves working as part of a team. Event organisers must be able to complete a wide range of activities requiring clear communication, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
They must work well under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of an event.
Typical work activities
The role of Rk event organiser varies depending on the organisation and type of event involved. Activities often include:
- researching markets to identify opportunities for events;
- liaising with clients to ascertain their precise event requirements;
- producing detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets);
- agreeing to, and managing a budget;
- securing and booking a suitable venue or location;
- ensuring insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are adhered to;
- coordinating venue management, caterers, stand designers, contractors and equipment hire;
- organising facilities for car parking, traffic control, security, first aid, hospitality and the media;
- identifying and securing speakers or special guests;
- planning room layouts and the entertainment programme, scheduling workshops and demonstrations;
- coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings;
- selling sponsorship/stand/exhibition space to potential exhibitors/partners;
- preparing delegate packs and papers;
- liaising with marketing and PR colleagues to promote the event;
- liaising with clients and designers to create a brand for the event and organising the production of tickets, posters, catalogues and sales brochures, plus social media coverage;
- coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly;
- overseeing the dismantling and removal of the event and clearing the venue efficiently;
- post-event evaluation (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).