Rules and Regulations:
An “Amateur Dancer” is defined as a person who is not compensated monetarily for their dancing or teaching.
A “Professional Dancer” is a dancer who makes a portion of their living or 100% of their living off of their dance ability, whether it be by teaching or performing.
Showcase Category: A category where a solo dancer, couple, or team demonstrates a pre-choreographed routine to a pre-chosen piece of music.
Just Dance Category: A category where a dancer demonstrates their ability to lead or follow on the fly to a song chosen by the DJ for one minute and 30 seconds.
Duration of Showcase:
Couple Showcase 2:00 – 2:30
Solo Showcase 1:30-2:00
Team Showcase 2:00-3:00
Showcase Rules: Proper timing must be maintained throughout the entire dance. Lifts, Tricks and Dips are allowed through out the routine. However, competitors need to show a balance between dancing and trick related moves.
Just Dance Rules: This category is strictly “Just Dance”. No weight bearing moves are allowed at all. Dancers must showcase proper timing and lead and follow technique.
Judging Criteria for Just Dance Categories:
40% Timing - Do the dancers show and maintain proper timing through out the entire dance.
20% Connection to your partner - How well do you lead or follow. Do you hold your frame? Is your footwork correct? Do you have an understanding of the fundamental moves of the dance?
20% Presentation - How well put together are the dancers? Judges will look at costume, hair, makeup, and presence on stage. Are the dancers projecting to the judges and to their partners or are they introverted and looking down?
Judging Criteria for Showcase Categories:
20% Timing – Do the dancers show and maintain proper timing through out the entire dance.
20% Latin Dance Technique – Do the dancers demonstrate the true essence and feel of the genre they are dancing? Judges will look at body movement, hip rotation, groundedness, etc.
20% General Dance Technique – Do the dancers demonstrate proper dance training such as pointed toes, turned out feet, proper use of Port De Bras, etc?
20% Musicality – How do the dancers interpret the music? Does the dance reflect the music?
10% Difficulty Level – Are the dancers executing a high level of turn patterns, spins, extensions, etc?
10% Presentation – How well put together are the dancers? Judges will look at costume, hair, makeup, and presence on stage. Are the dancers projecting to the judges and to their partners or are they introverted and looking down?
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