DANCE: TRADITIONAL 

To perform a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music  to reflect the life of the people of a certain region or country to tell a story.

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. Contestants should name the theme, dance, and form prior to sharing the story of the piece

 

4. Forms include but not limited to 

     African,

     West African,

     Central Africa,

     Afro-Cuban,

     Step,

     Afro‐Haitian,

     Soca, 

     Dancehall, 

     Cuban, 

     Afro-Latin, etc.

    

 

Contestants will be judged by the following criteria:

 

Technical Proficiency/Skill (25)

➢ Alignment, strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination

 

Clarity and Consistency in Style (25)

 

Phrasing/Dynamics/Musicality (25)

 

Clarity of Intent/Interpretation of Choreography (25)