Dance: Ballet

To  perform  a  series  of  rhythmic  and  highly  technical  patterned  bodily  movements  usually  performed  to music using grace and precision.

Requirements:

1. The solo performance must not exceed five (5) minutes.

    (Contestants not adhering to the maximum time requirement are subject to point deduction and/or disqualification.)

 

2. Costumes are optional, but should be appropriate to the choreography performed.

 

3. The theme and/or type of the performance must be identified to the judges prior to the presentation.

     Acceptable types of ballet include:

  • Classical Ballet,

  • Contemporary Ballet,

  • Neo-classical Ballet, or

  • Story Ballet.

 

4. The piece must be performed in ballet slippers/flats, or pointe/demi pointe shoes.

     Bare feet are only acceptable for Contemporary Ballet.

Contestants will be judged by the following criteria:

   

• Technical Proficiency/Skill (25 pts)

        1. alignment

        2. strength

        3. endurance

        4. flexibility

        5. coordination

• Clarity and Consistency in Style (25 pts)

• Phrasing/Dynamics/Musicality (25 pts)

• Clarity of Intent/Interpretation of Choreography (25 pts)