NZ Schools Hip Hop Competition

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News! : New rules document released 18 April 2018
Check out the
2018/19 Hip Hop Rules & Regulations


Welcome! The National School’s Hip Hop Competition (NSHHC) 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 ‘Dance schools’ division is offered for crews where dancers attend different 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 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

NZCAF has been running dance competitions for school aged children for over 14 years, and is dedicated to supporting dancers and crews across New Zealand. The competition has a strong emphasis on participation, while encouraging the latest Hip Hop styles and trends through it’s judging criteria and judge education.

NZCAF is a registered non-profit organisation governed by a committee of volunteers that include secondary school teachers, coaches, parents and internationally qualified judges. With the help of regional representatives across the country, NZCAF provides an active support network for crews and their supporters.