Juste debout 2017


Sunday, January 22nd 2017


Rue du Stand 3 bis
1204 Genève

Parking Hôtel des Finances
Parking entrance : Rue du Tir / corner of rue du Stand

Public transport (TPG)
stop : Palladium tpg


Dancers’ arrival : 11-12PM
Beginning of preselections : 1PM
Opening to the general public : 3.30PM
Beginning of the battles : 4PM
Scheduled event ending : 8.30PM

Only the second selection stage (battles) is open to the general public.


On site :
10 CHF/10€
per dancer

DJ Hip-Hop : SHAN (Switzerland)
DJ Popping : BOUGITO (France)
DJ Locking : JULNAKO (Switzerland)
DJ House : SAM ONE (France)
DJ Expérimental : WASULU (Switzerland)

MC : Nasty (FR)

Hip-Hop Judge : BEN (Germany)
Popping Judge : BOOGALOO KIN (Korea)
Locking Judge : SCOO B DOO (USA)
House Judge : KAPELA (France)
Experimental Judges : BOOGALOO KIN, SCOO B DOO, KAPELA

To participate, you have to register with a partner for the hip-hop, popping, locking and house categories and solo for the experimental category.

Registration can only be done via the registration form on the website, until January 20th, 2017. No registration on the day of the event.

A dancer can participate in several categories but only once in the same category.

The registration fee is 10CHF/10€ per dancer. You pay cash on the day of the event. If possible, please come with the exact change.

Sunday January 22th 2017, dancers must arrive at the venue of the event between 11.am and 12pm to confirm their registration and pay the fee of 10CHF/10€ per dancer.

There are two stages to the preselections.

Stage 1: Teams selection willing to participate in batlles

All teams will present themselves in front of the judges. Each team will have 1 minute (30 seconds per dancer). Once all the teams have performed, judges will choose the teams that will participate in the second stage of the preselections, the battles. When less than 8 teams have registered in a category, they do not need to participate in stage 1 and are directly selected for stage 2. For the experimental category, dancers present themselves one by one in front of the judges. Each dancer has 1 minute. 8 dancers of this category will be selected for stage 2.

Stage 2: Battles
There will be quarter – final, semi-finals and finals. In quarter-finals, dancers have 1 round of 1 minute per dancer. In semi-finals and in finals, teams have 2 rounds of 1 minute per dancer. For the experimental category, dancers present themselves one by one in front of the judges. Each dancer has 1 round of 1 minute.

How are winners selected? 4 judges rule after each battle. Each vote counts for one except the one of the judge of the running category, whose vote counts double.

Winners of each category are qualified to present themselves at the QUALIFICATIONS of Juste Debout that will take place Saturday March 4th 2017 in Paris. Juste Debout World Finals will take place Sunday March 5th 2017 at AccorHotels Arena (formerly known as Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy)

Transportation and accommodation expenses to Paris are taken care of by the organization of Juste Debout Switzerland. If the winners don’t live in the preselection country where they got selected, in this case Switzerland, the organization of Juste Debout Switzerland will transfer to them an amount equal to the cost of a roundtrip from Switzerland to Paris.

Monday, January 23rd 2017

8.15 – 9.45PM : HOUSE with KAPELA (FRANCE)
10 – 11.30PM : HIP HOP with BEN (ALLEMAGNE)

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

8.15 – 9.45PM : LOCKING with JIMMY SCOO B DOO (USA)
8.15 – 9.45PM : HIP HOP with BEN (ALLEMAGNE)
10 – 11.30PM : HOUSE with KAPELA (FRANCE)


1 workshop : 25 chf/25€
Unlimited : 80 chf/80€

For further information regarding Juste Debout Switzerland, please feel free to contact contact@groove-n-move.ch

For information regarding Juste Debout World Tour and the Juste Debout finals that will be held in Paris on March 5, 2017


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