Judges Criteria

Lines, spacing, formations etc.

   

1. Precision of lines
2. Clear spacing
3. Good use of stage
4. Unique formations
5. Clean entrances/exits
6. High, medium, low levels demonstrated
7. Use of floor
8. Use of prop, purpose of prop (if applicable)
9. Use of various pathways (straight, curved, diagonal)
10. Varying transitions

Physical capabilities etc.

1. Strength & Power
2. Static & Dynamic Flexibility
3. Gracefulness, aesthetics
4. Stamina/Endurance
5. Demonstrates technique in discipline
6. Versatile dancer with range of movement vocabulary
7. Posture
8. Demonstrates core engagement
9. Demonstrates agility and ease of direction change
10. Uses both right and left side of the body

Performance qualities etc.

1. Facial Expression/Emotion
2. Timing & unison
3. Energy & intensity
4. Overall appearance/Presentation
5. Appropriate & original choreography
6. Musicality
7. Concept/creativity/originality
8. Music cutting/quality
9. Appropriate and innovative costuming
10. Safety & injury prevention
11. Motif, comprehension
12. Connection, partnering, contact