Entrants are judged on the following criteria:
Categories Max Points
Portrayal & execution of the styles
Variety of styles used
Musicality & Creativity 10
Interpretation of different beats & phrasing
creativity & originality of ideas
Difficulty level of choreography
Overall use of stage and use of smooth transitions.
Enthusiasm, energy, confidence
Routine execution and perfection
Judges will grade per section using the following scale:
1-2 = Below Average 3-4 = Average 5-6 = Good 7-8 = Very Good 9-10 = Excellent
Please note: 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 can also be used.
Penalties will be imposed for the following:
Obscenities or inappropriate language in music = L
Inappropriate costume for age category = C
Inappropriate movement for age category = M
Music over permitted time = T
One point per Judge per penalty will be deducted for the above rule breaks. These will be monitored and allocated by the Head Judge. These marks will be deducted before the final Team placement.
If a judge has an interest in any Solo, Duo or Team performance, they will step back and remove themselves from judging that performance. The Head Judge will then fill this role whilst also retaining the responsibilities of the Head Judge.
How the Team judging works:
· Each Judge will mark all sections of the judging sheet using the scale system above.
· Any deductions will now be taken off before the score is used for your placement.
· The final score is revealed and the final competition placement confirmed.
THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF JUDGES SHALL BE FINAL AND UNAPPEALABLE