WRRC Info January 2022
Dear Members, Dancers, Officials, Trainers!
Bellow, you can find some important information for the WRRC competition year 2022!
1. Registration of dancers, couples and formations
As was announced and presented at the General Meeting 2022 in Warsaw, we have prepared the new WRRC Registration System, which will allow a much faster activation and registration process. In general, we have abandoned the system of double-checking all your input, with only two exceptions: for new dancers, WRRC Office will have to check and verify the antidoping documentation, and for all registered dancers the payments of the registration fees. Everything else will be done by the national administrators: activation of dancers, correcting of eventual changes or typing mistakes in names of dancers, composing the couples and formations. The new system will be activated on February 01, .2022, after we transfer all data from the old to the new system.
The Registration process will start with the Fast Registration Protocol (FRP), where you will have the opportunity to activate your dancers, couples and formations in three simple steps (activation of existing couples, formations and dancers), and immediately conclude the registration process by creating the invoice for the registration fees. The Fast Registration Protocol will stay active during the whole year, again allowing faster and simpler activation and registration of existing non-active competitors.
We have noticed that some National Federations have a large number of inactive competitors (dancers, couples, formations) in the database. If they are not needed anymore, we recommend that you delete old competitors (especially old formations). This will not affect the existing and archived results – all results are stored in a separate database, and deletion of dancers, couples and formations will not affect the archive database.
2. Valid age groups in 2022
Valid age groups for 2022 are listed below:
|RR Children (8-11):||born between 2011 and 2014|
|RR Juveniles (10-14):||born between 2008 and 2012|
|RR Juniors (12-17):||born between 2005 and 2010|
|RR Main Class Contact Style (14+):||born 2008 or older|
|RR Main class Free Style (15+):||born 2007 or older|
|RR formations Juniors (11-17):||born between 2005 and 2011. Exception: maximu two dancers can be born from 2003-2004|
|RR formations Main class:||born 2007 or older|
|RR Couple Dance Show (14+):||born 2008 or older|
|RR Girls Formations (8-15):||born between 2007 and 2014|
|RR Ladies Formations (14+)::||born 2008 or older|
|BW Juniors (13-17):||born between 2005 and 2009|
|BW Main class (16+):||born 2006 or older|
|BW Formations (16+):||born 2006 or older|
|BW Seniors (35+/40+):||younger born 1987 or older, older born 1982 or older|
|BW Rising Stars (13-39) * see point 4!||born between 1983 and 2009|
|LH Juniors (13-17):||born between 2005 and 2009|
|LH Main class (16+):||born 2006 or older|
|LH Seniors (35+/40+):||younger born 1987 or older, older born 1982 or older|
|Bugg/Trio Show Juniors (08-17):||born between 2005 and 2014|
|Bugg/Trio show Main class (14+):||born 2008 or older|
|Bugg Seniors (35+/40+):||younger born 1987 or older, older born 1982 or older|
Prices for registration fee and starting fee in 2022, according to the Fee Scale 2022:
- The registration fee for participants (couple and/or formation), per person and year: 25 €
- The starting fee for participants in the competition, per person and per competition day:15 €
Clarification: If one person is dancing in a couple and formation(s), only one fee must be paid.
3. The World Games 2022 – Qualified couples (RR MCFS)
The World Games 2022 ranking list was published after the World Championship 2021 in Prague. According to the Qualification Rules for The World Games, WRRC has a quota of fourteen (14) couples.
We would kindly ask all National Federations to confirm and register the qualified RR MCFS couples as soon as possible, and also to notify the WRRC Office in time, if some of the qualified couples will not be able to participate at the World Games 2022.
List of qualified couples:
|1||70698||Konstantin SAMOYLOV – Anastasia GUSAROVA||FDS||500||Y|
|6||69943||Tobias BLUDAU – Michelle UHL||GER||311,5||Y|
|7||70102||Nicolas KURAN-PELLEGATTA – Noëmi KURAN-PELLEGATTA||SUI||258||Y|
|8||70728||Jiří JAKUBEC – Marie DVORAKOVA||CZE||237||Y|
|9||72022||Jaka JUŽNIČ – Gaja MALOVRH||SLO||222||Y|
|12||71717||Dániel BÁNHIDI – Fanni CZETL||HUN||192||Y|
|15||70696||Matthias FEICHTINGER – Anna STURM||AUT||183||Y|
|17||70796||Simone CAVALERA – Francesca MARLETTA||ITA||165||Y|
|21||72187||Guillaume CABIROL – Emmie DELATORRE||FRA||120||Y|
|25||71921||Bartosz SZPULECKI – Natalia KRĘGIEL||POL||81,5||Y|
|32||71697||Leonardo KOLENC – Iva JUREC||CRO||28||standby|
|34||71434||Benedikt ANDRES – Marie PETERS||BEL||20||standby|
|36||72037||Finian Patrick CASEY – Maddison Kim Stanford COSTELLO||AUS||15,5||Y|
|39||72144||Swapnil LONDHE – Saniksha BHOSALE||IND||14||Y|
|39||72068||Adan David VERGARA RAMOS – Monserrat RAMIREZ-MARTINEZ||MEX||14||Y|
4. Valid and updated (clarified) rules for 2022
During the last Presidium meeting in Zagreb (January 14-15, 2022), WRRC Presidium checked all online published documents, and updated some of them, on one side following the decisions of the General Meeting 2021, and on the other side based on the feedback from our members, requesting the clarification of some of the existing rules.
The following documents were updated:
- Rock’n’Roll Rules – new version: 1.6
- Clarification of definition of acrobatics
- Small Girls & Small Ladies formations regulations added – VALID FROM 01.01.2023!
- Scoring the acrobatics in RR Main Class Free Style – new version: 1.1
- 5 : Double Lateral Somersault allowed according to the description
- Scoring the acrobatics in RR Contact Style – new version: 1.1
- 5 : the sentence ” Dive’s group can be performed only once.” was removed
- Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll Safety levels – new version: 1.1
- Safety Level 3 & Safety level 2 Clarifications:
Formation categories: Four hands grips at least (on the body of partner who performs the acrobatic element) allow maximum 360° rotations.
- Safety Level 3 & Safety level 2 Clarifications:
5. Introduction of the new Boogie Woogie category: Rising Stars
The following document was uploaded to the Boogie Woogie Rules, based on the discussions and decisions of the General Meeting 2021:
- Rising Stars Boogie Woogie Regulation – initial version: 1.0, VALID IMMEDIATELY!
- From the Abstract of the document:
The Rising Star Project is a part of the Expansion Project of the WRRC. To be successful in expanding Boogie Woogie a new category “Rising Stars” will be initiated.
The “Rising Stars” category is a competition for the beginners’ level and should encourage new countries to attend with one or several couples the competition form.
A dancer can only participate one year (calendar year) in “Rising Stars” before they need to follow WRRC BW Rules (junior, main, senior). A dancer that changes partner during the year, will still only be able to participate in this class inside the same year.
These Regulations are showing in general the important topics of dancing Boogie Woogie.
Some rules are identically equal to the Boogie Woogie Regulations V 2.7.
The aim to have one paper for “Rising Stars” was in the foreground.
The Guidelines for judges can be used for deeper information.
The BW Rising Stars regulations are valid immediately since they do not present any significant changes in the existing Boogie Woogie regulations. They are a clarification of the new category in the Boogie Woogie discipline. All organizers of the Boogie Woogie competitions this year can apply for this as an additional category. During the year 2022, there will be no special Tournament fee for this category!
6. Boogie Woogie Dancers’ seminar – 06.02.2022
The WRRC Boogie Woogie Commission plans to organize a special online seminar for all dancers, on February 06, 2022, starting at 13:00 CET. The seminar will take about 3 hours, and it will be organized on the Zoom platform. Detailed information about the registration of dancers for the seminar will be sent to all our members in the following days, and also published on WRRC social media.
7. Boogie Woogie Judging seminar – 19-20.03.2022
The Boogie Woogie Judging seminar will be organized online, on March 19-20, 2022. The detailed invitation will be sent to all our members in the following days.
8. Rock’n’Roll Judging seminar – 26-27.03.2022
The Rock’n’Roll Judging seminar will be organized online, on March 26-27. The detailed invitation will be sent to all our members in the following days.
9. Important information for organizers of the competitions in 2022
From January 01, 2022, the new Fee Scale 2022 came into force. There are some changes in the obligations of the organizers, regarding the daily fees for the Supervisor and Scrutineers of the competition (point 13.2). Please, make sure you are informed about the new rules.
With sporting regards,