Official Rules & Battle Format
Last updated: November 18, 2017
RULES FOR ATTIRE:
Non-suit dancers: No revealing attire allowed – dress as you would amongst regular dancers or company. Offensive logos or graphics are not allowed and are frowned on.
Fursuit dancers: Minimum head, handpaws, feetpaws/”happy feet” slippers. No exceptions. Minimize skin exposure where possible.
All competitors are bound by these rules. Violating the rules may result in disqualification from the event.
- No touching your opponents.
- No interrupting other dancers’ sets (taking up floor space, interfering).
- No props allowed (other than clothing on you).
- No excessive “burns”, offensive gestures, signs, and/or logos – this is a PG rated event.
- No waiting out songs/requesting a song change.
- ARRIVE ON TIME AND READY TO BATTLE. NO EXCEPTIONS (at least 30 minutes before the event start time). If you are not here by 15 minutes before event start-time (e.g. 6:45 pm for a 7 pm start time), you WILL be replaced.
- We are NOT responsible for injuries/damaged equipment/clothing.
- HAVE FUN! (no salty feelings – we’re here to have a good time, regardless of the outcome. Cheer your friends on, and keep up the good vibes!)
Are routines allowed for teams? Yes, but keep in mind the time limit per round (30 seconds).
Can I throw/use props? Unless cleared beforehand by the event organizer, no.
Are there breaks for fursuiters? Water supplies? We try to provide these for all suiters, depending on the venue – but please come prepared with all you need, especially cooling devices and hydration.
What music genres are played at Floor Wars? Check out the following list (and examples on YouTube) of some music genres you can prepare for:
- Funk / Electro Funk
- Pop / Electro Pop
- Hip-Hop (Old School) / Hip-Hop (New School)
- Battle Beats
Each dancer will get a maximum of 30 seconds to dance, then a dancer from the opposing side will dance, and dancers will alternate back & forth. If you’re confused, refer to previous Floor Wars videos from Anthrocon, Midwest Furfest, and Furry Weekend Atlanta (all found on YouTube). In team battles, all members of the teams must go out once per battle.
These are only guidelines of what our judges might look for, not actual graded categories.
- Dynamics – degree of difficulty is high, appeals to crowd and judges
- Originality – moves are unique and not repetitive, or mimicked
- Personality – dancer adds own character/flavor to their dance
- Execution – moves flow well with the music, no sloppiness or mistakes
- Response – how your moves/actions respond to your opponent – this is a BATTLE
By signing up and participating in Floor Wars, you agree to abide by all rules and regulations set forth in this document, as well as those set forth in the official Rules & Regulations (link found above) and those set during the event. Failure to follow these rules will result in disqualification from the event.