The Hip Hop Unite NZ School’s Competition is a nationwide competition that allows school-age children to compete for regional and national titles.

The competition offers two divisions:

  • the ‘Same Schools’ division is offered for crews where all dancers attend the same school.
  • the ‘Hip Hop Unite’ and ‘Future Champions’ divisions for crews where dancers attend different schools.

Created for, and working with New Zealand schools

Designed to suit schools

The competition is designed to fit within the school calendar and curriculum:

  • Competition dates are set to align with the school calendar
  • Performances can be a student, dancer, or teacher choreographed
  • Crews can be easily filmed for NCEA assessments if required
  • Single-sex schools can enter crews that include dancers from their brother/sister school.

Established, supportive and active

We have been running dance competitions for school-aged children since 2004 and are dedicated to supporting dancers and crews across New Zealand. Our competition has a strong emphasis on participation while encouraging the latest Hip Hop styles and trends through it’s judging criteria and judge education.

Membership to an federation that listens

Each dancer that competes at a sanctioned regional event becomes a member of Hip Hop Unite New Zealand. The annual membership fee (per dancer) is included in competition entry fees.
Our directors and trustees are impartial and approachable, meaning that any concerns or disputes are handled in an appropriate and fair manner. Each year we hold an annual AGM which is open to all its members to attend, giving an opportunity for all voices to be heard equally.