Entry opens for Taipei Street Dance Competition with NT$1.38 million purse

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) Registration for the 2022 Metro Street Dance Competition opened on Monday, giving contestants a chance to win prizes totaling NT$1.38 million (US$46,429) in cash, according to organizers, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (Taipei Metro).

Registration will run until 9 p.m. on August 12 and allows competitors to enter either the Youth Division for ages 12-18 or the Adult Division for ages 19 and older. Each dancer can only register to compete in one division, according to Taipei Metro.

Each team must consist of three to 12 dancers, excluding staff or choreographers, while dancers must not be signed with any agent or agency, according to Taipei Metro.

All registration must be done online at the Metro 17th Street Dance website and is not limited to those with a National ID card number. International residents without a national ID number who wish to enter the competition can submit their passport or resident certificate number, Taipei Metro told CNA.

The champions of each division will take home a cash prize of NT$160,000, while all first and second runners-up will win NT$100,000 and NT$50,000 respectively, according to Taipei Metro.

Along with the top three teams, there are also three merit awards of NT$20,000 and four qualification awards of NT$2,500 up for grabs, according to Taipei Metro.

The preliminary round will be held on August 27 and 28 at Section 1, Daan Road between Zhongxiao East Road and Civic Boulevard in Taipei, while the final will be held on September 24 at Jazz Square in the city’s Zhongshan Metro Mall.

In addition, there will also be a two-on-two BBoy Fighting Contest with auditions, pre-quarter-finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals all to be held on September 24 at Jazz Square, according to Taipei Metro. Registration for this is also done on the Metro 17th Street Dance website.

The winning team will win NT$60,000, while the first runner-up and second runner-up will win NT$30,000 and NT$10,000 respectively. There are also three Merit Awards and four Qualification Awards of NT$20,000 and NT$2,500 each, according to Taipei Metro.

(By William Yen)

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