Come celebrate a funky good time with us, The GroovMekanex, on our 16th year anniversary.
GET DOWN TO THE FUNKINESS !!!
Locking Competition | Performances | Party | Celebration | Community
Saturday, October 3rd
@ Distrct SF, 586 6th St. San Francisco
Portions of proceeds will go to Salugpongan Int’l #SaveOurSchools
***** Locking Competition *****
1v1 Locking (GMx16 Style!!)
Doc Lock (GroovMekanex)
Aton (Star City Lockers)
Jaypee (GroovMekanex / Knuckle Neck Tribe)
$200 + GMx16 Award
(*Scroll down for battle format details)
***** Guest Performances *****
Bay Area Waackers
Lil’B and kTrine
SwitchVilla (Special Live Music Performance)
***** Party and Celebration *****
DEESKO (Wash DC/DMV) Robert Tillman
– Funky grooves and get down music
DJ L.R.S. (GMHQ) Lars Felton
Dennis Infante (GroovMekanex)
****** FOOD VENDOR *******
The Lumpia Company
******** BATTLE FORMAT INFO ********
1v1 Locking (GMx16 Style!!)
As GroovMekanex, you know we all don’t lock to ONLY what people think is “Locking music”, but we go with the times, and find the funk in anything we listen to and are feeling at the moment. To kick off our 16th Year Anniversary, we are proud to host our very first 1v1 Locking Comp! Check out the format for this one!
Prelims: The usual 45 sec max solo showcase (Judges choose top 17)
*The 17th ranked dancer will be able to call out anyone from the Top 16 for their slot. (This will be the 1st head to head battle of the night. 1 round each).
Top 16: Two round each (1st round Soul music, 2nd round Disco)
Top 8: Two rounds each (1st round 80s Funk, 2nd round 90’s Hip-Hop)
Lastly, the Top 4 goes into a King of the Hill Format (similar as 7 to smoke, but with 4 people).
For the Top 4 round, dancers will go on for 20 min (each dancer is given 1 minute max per turn). The music format here will range from the genres in the previous rounds, but also adding house, newer hip-hop, swing, latin, jazz-funk, etc. The catch is that the music genre will switch after each win. So each round will have a different genre of music.
Main goal for this format is for everyone to have a little fun adapting to different genres, be able to flip their locking style, but still keep the feeling within the realm of locking, all while being IN the music. The dancer with the most wins at the end of the 20 minutes is declared winner. *In the rare event of a tie, those Top 4 dancers will vote for their favorite dancer from the Top 4 (not allowed to vote for themselves though)
Stay tuned for more details!!
Sign-ups for the battle at www.groovmekanex.com
FB Event Page
NOW ACCEPTING BATTLE SIGN-UPS (Comment below to sign-up!)
PRELIMS WILL START AT 8PM SHARP!
1. Funky Phil
3. J-Syd (DS Players / Fresh Dynamix)
5. Playboi Maze
6. Joseph Nontanovan
7. Mikey So Phun
8. Gladys Liu
11. Oh Miles!
12. The Man In Black
13. Boogiewalker (Illumi-LOCK-keys/Homeland)
17. Pyro (Twisted Ankles / Footnotes Elites – Toronto)
18. K-Trine (DS Players/DOS)