K-pop Rookie Battle is a dance competition for beginners by K-pop Suomi ry in collaboration with Halcyon Dance Crew. It is held for the first time on Saturday May 5, 2018 at Kulttuuritalo Fanny in Vaasa. The competition has two categories: one for groups with 3 or more members and one for solo dancers and duos. 7 contestants fits in both series (groups and solos/duos). If it seems that we get more applicants than that, must we pick the I finalists based on the dance videos. Application period ends on Sunday 1.4.2018 23 o’clock/11pm, and finalists will be announced within a week.


Book your ticket to see K-pop Rookie Battle! Bookings are being taken a limited amount, so fill in a form to make sure you make it in because the rest will be sold at the door. Booked tickets will be redeemed for 6€/pcs at the doors of Fanny which will be opened at 14 o’clock. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after booking the tickets. Ticket booking will be closed latest on Friday 4.5 at 23.59. 


Who can participate and what is a rookie?

- The participating group, duo or dancer can not have taken part to KDC finale or KWF finale 2017. - The group, duo or dancer can not be in collaboration with K-Pop Suomi ry.

How many members can a group have?

One group can have 3 to 15 members.

What can the performance music be like?

The music can be max 5 minutes long. It can include an intro and one song. The intro is not obligatory.

Can the performance music be in Chinese or Japanese?

The event is focused on songs published in Korea. Using songs in Chinese or Japanese is allowed if the song does not have a Korean version. Other languages are not allowed.

Can the participants have assistants (ex. photographer, makeup artist)?

One group, duo or solo can bring one assistant with them. This must be informed about by email to kpopsuomiry@gmail.com explaining what the assistants role is and what they are needed for.

Are the performances going to be filmed?

Every performance will be filmed and the video may be used by K-pop Suomi ry, Halcyon and the performers. If you don’t want your video to be published inform us by email to kpopsuomiry@gmail.com.