Frequently asked questions

Olympics

How do I register for the Olympics?


See the link below. https://www.ausbreak.org/registrationprocess




How do I join the tier/open sessions?


You must be registered for the Olympics and you must rank within the top 10 in your state to qualify for Olympic Tiers, dancers are encouraged to enter competitions to accumulate points for the rankings. You must be registered for the Olympics to be able to participate in tier/open sessions if they are available in your state. Sessions vary per state and will be open to all non-beginners. (please contact your state reps for details). We recommend beginners to take classes at local studios. You can find most studios that offer Breaking on our website or contact your state reps/ABA via our email - australianbreakinassociation@gmail.com.




How are the Australian rep candidates selected?


The Australian rep candidates for Paris 2024 are selected via the following criterion: ranking, average score, commitment/dedication and national/international impact and activity based on results from Olympic associated events and activities in 2021 & 2022.




How many people are selected for the Olympic qualifiers?


Currently, 1 bboy and 1 bgirl may qualify through to the Olympic finals if they successfully make it through preliminary rounds. However, the number is not specified for the first qualifying events leading to the 2024 Olympics in Paris. ABA are looking to select a team of up to 5 bboys and 5 bgirls to participate and respresent Australia in the qualifying preliminary events for 2024 Olympics.




Are there programs for Bgirls and/or the Youth?


Yes. There will be programs for females and the youth both for cultural growth and Olympic selection purposes. These programs will vary per state, ABA state reps are to determine what is possible and what suits best. The Olympic process for the Youth including Olympic registration will begin in 2022. Events and rankings from 2021 with youth divisions will count towards the initial 2022 Tier invitations for the youth, as well as the rankings for the youth if any. Further updates will be provided.




How do the rankings work for Olympic participants?


Rankings function the same for all. However, participants registered for the Olympics have to compete against, and are ranked with, all who compete in Australian events. They must meet the requirements in order to have the chance to be selected as a possible candidate for the Olympics. Olympic registered participants are filtered according to their state ranking for Olympic development programs and further filtered on a national scale for the selection of Australian rep candidates.




What are the age brackets for both the adult and youth divisions for the Olympics?


To be eligible to particpate in the Youth Olympics, participants must be between the ages of 15-18 years old in the year of the Youth Olympics. The next Youth Olympic Games are scheduled for 2026. To be eligible to participate in the Olympics, participants must be 16 years and over. The next Olympic Games are scheduled for 2024.




How does the selection process work for the Olympics?


Please see the flow chart in the link below. https://www.ausbreak.org/copy-of-breaking-for-gold All events included in the Australian Breaking Rankings and Olympic associated activities in from the beginning of 2021 until the end of 2022 are considered for the Australian rep candidate selections. Events, programs and activities are subject to change. ABA will make official announcements upon confirmation as soon as practicable.




How can I check if I am eligible to participate in the Olympics?


Please see the Olympic terms and conditions upon registration. Note. You will have to sign up to become a member on the website to be able to access Olympic registrations on the member menu. See the below link for this process. https://www.ausbreak.org/registrationprocess




How do we find out what events are counted towards the rankings?


The ABA will clearly communicate and provide notice of all events that are to be included in the rankings via our events calendar and social media channels as soon as sufficient information is acquired to do so.





General

Can I get a refund?


You may get a refund for any incorrect transactions made by the ABA and/or the cancellation of a single live or online event that requires a registration fee to participate.

Olympic registration fees are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that any or all divisions for Breaking in the Olympics are cancelled, refunds will not be issued as all financial transactions to the ABA will be used to help produce future events and activities for the community.




How do the rankings work?


Rankings are determined by results from open events and competitions from all over Australia. These events are open to everyone, not just Australians or Olympic participants. Each event will have allocated points from qualified brackets (Top 16, 32, etc.) in which competitors would accumulate as they participate in events. Events are categorized from C1 to C4 (C4 has the most points) based on conditions such as but not limited to size of event, credibility and stakes. Only events that meet the requirements will be included in the rankings. See the ABA event process for more details.




Can I participate in events if I am not registered for the Olympics?


Yes you can. All events will function as per normal, open to all unless otherwise specified by the event organisers.




What is required for events to be included in the rankings?


All open Breaking events run by members of the community that wish to be included in the Australian Breaking Rankings must submit an “ABR Event Registration Form”. Only events that have a Breaking category or otherwise approved by the ABA upon circumstances with a tournament format will be included in the rankings. See the below link for more details. https://www.ausbreak.org/policies-forms-terms-and-conditions




How can I view the rankings?


You must sign up to become a member on our website to be able to view the rankings.

Once you are a member you will be able to access the rankings via the member menu bar either on the top right hand corner (desktop) or at the top of the menu with a profile icon after clicking the menu bar (mobile).
See the registration process via our homepage to see images that will help find the member menu bar.





FAQ

Olympics

How do I register for the Olympics?


See the link below. https://www.ausbreak.org/registrationprocess




How do I join the tier/open sessions?


You must be registered for the Olympics and you must rank within the top 10 in your state to qualify for Olympic Tiers, dancers are encouraged to enter competitions to accumulate points for the rankings. You must be registered for the Olympics to be able to participate in tier/open sessions if they are available in your state. Sessions vary per state and will be open to all non-beginners. (please contact your state reps for details). We recommend beginners to take classes at local studios. You can find most studios that offer Breaking on our website or contact your state reps/ABA via our email - australianbreakinassociation@gmail.com.




How are the Australian rep candidates selected?


The Australian rep candidates for Paris 2024 are selected via the following criterion: ranking, average score, commitment/dedication and national/international impact and activity based on results from Olympic associated events and activities in 2021 & 2022.




How many people are selected for the Olympic qualifiers?


Currently, 1 bboy and 1 bgirl may qualify through to the Olympic finals if they successfully make it through preliminary rounds. However, the number is not specified for the first qualifying events leading to the 2024 Olympics in Paris. ABA are looking to select a team of up to 5 bboys and 5 bgirls to participate and respresent Australia in the qualifying preliminary events for 2024 Olympics.




Are there programs for Bgirls and/or the Youth?


Yes. There will be programs for females and the youth both for cultural growth and Olympic selection purposes. These programs will vary per state, ABA state reps are to determine what is possible and what suits best. The Olympic process for the Youth including Olympic registration will begin in 2022. Events and rankings from 2021 with youth divisions will count towards the initial 2022 Tier invitations for the youth, as well as the rankings for the youth if any. Further updates will be provided.




How do the rankings work for Olympic participants?


Rankings function the same for all. However, participants registered for the Olympics have to compete against, and are ranked with, all who compete in Australian events. They must meet the requirements in order to have the chance to be selected as a possible candidate for the Olympics. Olympic registered participants are filtered according to their state ranking for Olympic development programs and further filtered on a national scale for the selection of Australian rep candidates.




What are the age brackets for both the adult and youth divisions for the Olympics?


To be eligible to particpate in the Youth Olympics, participants must be between the ages of 15-18 years old in the year of the Youth Olympics. The next Youth Olympic Games are scheduled for 2026. To be eligible to participate in the Olympics, participants must be 16 years and over. The next Olympic Games are scheduled for 2024.




How does the selection process work for the Olympics?


Please see the flow chart in the link below. https://www.ausbreak.org/copy-of-breaking-for-gold All events included in the Australian Breaking Rankings and Olympic associated activities in from the beginning of 2021 until the end of 2022 are considered for the Australian rep candidate selections. Events, programs and activities are subject to change. ABA will make official announcements upon confirmation as soon as practicable.




How can I check if I am eligible to participate in the Olympics?


Please see the Olympic terms and conditions upon registration. Note. You will have to sign up to become a member on the website to be able to access Olympic registrations on the member menu. See the below link for this process. https://www.ausbreak.org/registrationprocess




How do we find out what events are counted towards the rankings?


The ABA will clearly communicate and provide notice of all events that are to be included in the rankings via our events calendar and social media channels as soon as sufficient information is acquired to do so.





General

Can I get a refund?


You may get a refund for any incorrect transactions made by the ABA and/or the cancellation of a single live or online event that requires a registration fee to participate.

Olympic registration fees are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that any or all divisions for Breaking in the Olympics are cancelled, refunds will not be issued as all financial transactions to the ABA will be used to help produce future events and activities for the community.




How do the rankings work?


Rankings are determined by results from open events and competitions from all over Australia. These events are open to everyone, not just Australians or Olympic participants. Each event will have allocated points from qualified brackets (Top 16, 32, etc.) in which competitors would accumulate as they participate in events. Events are categorized from C1 to C4 (C4 has the most points) based on conditions such as but not limited to size of event, credibility and stakes. Only events that meet the requirements will be included in the rankings. See the ABA event process for more details.




Can I participate in events if I am not registered for the Olympics?


Yes you can. All events will function as per normal, open to all unless otherwise specified by the event organisers.




What is required for events to be included in the rankings?


All open Breaking events run by members of the community that wish to be included in the Australian Breaking Rankings must submit an “ABR Event Registration Form”. Only events that have a Breaking category or otherwise approved by the ABA upon circumstances with a tournament format will be included in the rankings. See the below link for more details. https://www.ausbreak.org/policies-forms-terms-and-conditions




How can I view the rankings?


You must sign up to become a member on our website to be able to view the rankings.

Once you are a member you will be able to access the rankings via the member menu bar either on the top right hand corner (desktop) or at the top of the menu with a profile icon after clicking the menu bar (mobile).
See the registration process via our homepage to see images that will help find the member menu bar.