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Choreography (Creativity& Artistry, Style & Originality) - 50% Execution (Timing & Coordination, Projection & Expression) - 30%

30% Costume - 10% Audience Impact - 10% _____________ Total - 100% Mechanics: Each group will perform a dance number with a time limit of 5 minutes. Beyond this limit, a total of Each group will have a minimum of eight (8) members. The members of the groups may be composed of all males or females, or any combination thereof. The dance number must have an accompaniment of any music, which is modern and lively. Folk dances or accompaniment of folk music is not allowed. The use of pyrotechnic gadgets, smoke generators or combustible material as props is not allowed. The criteria for judging are the following: The decision of the members of the board of judges is final and irrevocable.

d this limit, a total of 5 points will be deducted from the groups total score.

ombination thereof. rn and lively.

props is not allowed.

A. CONTENT. 30% 1. 2. 3. 4.

Variety of dance positions, dance movements, and/or combinations as appropriate to the specific Difficulty of dance movements and/or combinations from one dance position or alignment to anot Uniqueness or originality of dance movements and/or combinations from one dance position or al Continuity of dance movements and/or combinations to either interpret dance theme and music,

B. EXECUTION. 30%

1. Basic pattern, rhythm, timing, and initial phrasing between partners and to the selected music. Fo 2. Proper performance of footwork, hand, head, arm, and body movements through dance variation 3. Alignment, framework, and proper presentation of dance positions; to include smoothness of follo C. STYLE. 30%

1. Artistic interpretation and choreography projected through dance movement as it relates to the s 2. Attentiveness, enthusiasm, enjoyment of the dance, and general good partnership as perceived t 3. Flair and accent of dance movement, generating an atmosphere and instilling a mood appropriate D. AUDIENCE IMPACT 10%

priate to the specific dance. or alignment to another. e dance position or alignment to another, to include presentation of dance position. ce theme and music, or to demonstrate dance control. This refers to exceptional phrasing which includes sponta

he selected music. For correctly phrased musical selections, phrasing may be shifted for momentary variation, ough dance variations; to include balance and centering through executed movements. e smoothness of followthrough from movement into position; to demonstrate properly initiated lead and follow

as it relates to the selected music and the specified dance category. ership as perceived through appropriate presentation of lead and follow roles. g a mood appropriate to the specific dance category.

which includes spontaneous adjustments of dance pattern for irregularly phrased musical selections.

omentary variation, but generally should be maintained throughout the specific dance.

iated lead and follow technique from position into movement.

elections.