Bust a Groove is back! In 2020, the competition moved online and went global, as students from RMIT Melbourne and Vietnam battled it out for dance glory in a Melbourne x Vietnam Special Edition.

There are two categories to choose from; Learn and upload or Freestyle.

Students, staff, friends and fans voted for the shortlist of entries via the RMIT Dance Instagram to help choose a winner!

See the winners' announcement video below!

Students at dance competition

Bust a Groove 2020 winners

Freestyle category

Saigon South

Learn & Upload category 

Hip Hop - Saigon South

Salsa - Melbourne

Kpop - Hanoi

Competition rules

Choose from two divisions in this year's competition: learn and upload or freestyle.

Learn and Upload Division 

Choose from three choreographies, provided by our professional teachers at RMIT dance. The choreography videos will be released on 7 September via the RMIT Dance instagram (@rmitdance) and competitors have until 30 September to submit their video. 

  • Students must register first to receive access to music files
  • Competitors must learn and upload a video to one out of the three choreographic options. Competitors are welcome to submit up to three times but only one submission per choreographic work.  
  • Submissions must be clear and show the full body of the competitor. 
  • Must be filmed in landscape mode. 
  • Music must be loud 
  • Must show all choreography taught in its entirety 
  • Competitors must be RMIT students or alumni 
  • The submissions will initially be voted by a public vote to create a top video shortlist  from both Vietnam and Melbourne with the final outcome assessed by the three choreographers and one Vietnam judge.  
  • Melbourne submissions must register here and then send video submissions as a direct message to @rmitdance on Instagram 
  • If registering as a RMIT Vietnam student, enter here

Freestyle Division 

  • Students must register first to receive access to music files
  • Competitors will be able to choose from a variety of music provided by RMIT dance 
  • Submissions must be clear and show the full body of the competitor 
  • Must be filmed in landscape mode. 
  • Music must be loud 
  • Competitors must be RMIT students or alumni 
  • Must freestyle to full length of music provided 
  • Submissions will be voted by the public  
  • Length of video: is the same as the audio track provided, approx. 40 seconds 
  • Melbourne submissions must register via this link bit.ly/bustagroove and then send video submissions as a direct message to @rmitdance on Instagram 
  • File submission format: S-number_Category_song’s name 
  • If registering as a RMIT Vietnam student, enter here

Additional rules 

  • No additional props allowed. For example, chair and table props
  • No disrobing in a suggestive manner. No excessively revealing clothing
  • Only one dancer can dance in the video submitted 
  • Must submit by the due date 
  • Must have fun! This is a competition that celebrates dance at RMIT

Contact

Email: dance@rmit.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 9925 1945

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