DANCE DISCIPLINES


DANCE DISCIPLINES:

* BALLET: Choreography consisting of classical ballet technique, steps, movement and music. Allowed are these different classical ballet styles: Historical Dances, Classical Ballet, Neo-Classical Ballet, Postclassical Ballet, Character dance from the classical ballet repertoire. Original choreographies are allowed (example: Swan Lake, La Bayadere, etc.) as well as newly created choreographies. Dances can be performed with the use of ballet slippers or in pointe shoes. Dancers under age of 12 are not allowed to wear pointe shoes unless approved by the Head Judge and / or Judiciary Director 

* ETNO /NATIONAL /FOLKLORIC DANCE: A routine using ethnic style of dance, such as Spanish, Hawaiian, polkas, gumboots, etc. Folk dances are dances that are developed by people that reflect the life of the people of a certain country or region. Original choreography is allowed but not necessary. The folkloric dance tradition must be preserved. The costumes and music must reflect the tradition of the country of origin

* MODERN / CONTEMPORARY DANCE: Inventive movements incorporating different styles with classical foundation. Modern dance is very specific with a definite set of rules for each of the disciplined styles. Martha Graham, Horton, Limon, Dunham and Cunningham are the major modern styles. There are other styles that have branched off from those such as Paul Taylor, Parsons and Alvin Ailey. These are performed barefooted and unlike ballet involve a sense of being grounded as opposed to floating. Contemporary dance can be almost anything. It can be performed barefoot, en pointe or even in socks on stage. It may or may not be performed to music, sounds or nothing at all except the counts or breathof the dancers. This category will also include the new commercial American contemporary styles, as seen in works by Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh and Erica Sobol

* LYRICAL DANCE: Routine should demonstrate balance, extension, isolations and control utilizing the lyrics or mood of the music. Lyrical dance exists only in competition dance and in dance studios. It is a literal representation of the music using a combination of ballet and jazz with a little bit of modern thrown in for good measure. It is usually performed in foot undies and tends to be romantic and emotional in approach. Music with vocals and lyrics is preferred but not a rule

* JAZZ DANCE: Jazz is an energetic dance style, consisting of unique moves depending on specific style and era of jazz. The moves must reflect the jazz dance technique (layouts, jazz pirouettes, fan-kicks, jazz walks, etc.) which are based on the technique from classical ballet training. As long as the jazz dance vocabulary is used, the music can vary. From classic jazz, theatre jazz, Latin jazz to modern day music. Jazz dance encourages individual expression and the development of personal style

* MUSICAL /DISNEY: Musical is a form of performance that should combine acting and dance. The story and the emotional content of a musical – humour, pathos, love, anger – should be communicated through the choreography. All styles are permitted including both classical and contemporary musicals. All feary teal from Disney with same costumes. Without acrobatic, if don't have in original personage. Storyline, characterization and costume must reflect the chosen musical theatre peace. Musical character must be recognizable

* SHOW DANCE / OPEN DANCE: A choreography presenting a combination of disciplines listed under or an original individual style. Emphasis should be placed on originality when combining different dance styles and techniques. Clear and pure dance technique in any chosen style is required

* ACROBATIC DANCE: A routine showing controlled acrobatic moves such as walkovers, limbers, handstands, chest rolls, etc. It may also contain gymnastic passes. All acrobatic elements should be linked with dance steps. A clear dance choreography must be present throughout the whole routine. Acrobatics and gymnastics should only be used if they are properly integrated and do not dominate the routine Acrobatic Dance may contain flexibility moves or contortionist moves while it must contain dance moves, steps and choreography. Acrobatics are defined as typically gymnastic and not dancing elements (salt, flick-flack), jumps and lifts are not included in this definition

* STREET DANCE / URBAN DANCE STYLES: Deriving from Urban Dance culture, the choreography can combine different dance styles of Hip Hop such as e.g. Oldschool and NewschoolOldschool includes: Popping, Locking, Jazzrock, Hype,… Newschool includes: Newstyle, Krumping, Dance Hall,… Housedance (footwork, jacking and lofting) is considered as part of this category. Also includes wacking, voguing and experimental.Existing choreographies should be used for inspiration, but should not be copied – creativity is essential as Hip Hop is a personal expression of emotions or situations and experiences. Abusive language and violent expressions are forbidden in music and performance. Acrobatic/Break movements are allowed but dancing has to dominate. The foundation of breakdance consist of: footwork (example: six-step, knee-step…), up-rock (example: battle-rock, indian-step…), freezes (example: clash, baby-freeze…) and power moves (example: head spin, windmills…). Acrobatics (example: flips/screws, butterflies) and Freestyle sections are permitted but must not dominate

* MTV / COMMERCIAL DANCE: A fusion of different dance styles with newly created choreographies inspired by the MTV’s impact, variety shows and popular singers, party dances or club dances (popular or trendy dances). It is a commercial style of Jazz, a fusion of Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop or other styles, which are performed both live and in video clips alike. The accent is on presentation, style, expression and performance

* CHEERLEADING DANCES: The teams only compete with group choreographies.  The competition part is conducted in two directions: parade / with batons / and dance / with pumps or other equipment / cheerleading.  Each dance school is permitted to have 2 dances in each age group and direction. It is not necessary to participate in both directions.

* BOLLYWOOD: It is a dance style that approximates to the traditional Indian dance and its various styles, with its contemporary stylized elements and combinations.The artist's vision - costume, makeup, hairstyle - plays an extremely important role.  The costume can be both classic and upgraded as long as it meets the vision of the Indian culture. Different accessories can be used for hair, legs, hands, makeup accessories appropriate to the age of the dancer. As with all characteristic dances of the nations, it is necessary for the performance to carry the expressiveness characteristic of the recreated culture.

* ORIENT DANCE: In this style, oriental dances of all varieties are accepted: Classic and Show Orient Dance. Priority is given to classic orient dance choreographies when evaluating the jury. The performance is divided into three series: 
1. Initial 0.30 min general improvisation on music from the organiser 
2. 0:30 min. Individual improvisation on music from the organiser
3. Individual choreography on your own music.
Oriental dance is one of the oldest in the world, with the Middle East and North Africa as its homeland.  In the beginning, the dance was performed as part of various rituals and for fun.  Oriental dance can be divided into two styles Raqs sharqi - which approaches Western understandings of Arabic dance and is used for various shows and Raqs baladi - which is a folk style performed by men and women during different festivities.  The concept of Belly dance enters the spread of oriental dances in Europe and North America. There are no strict restrictions for costumes at different ages.  Follow the commonly accepted rules for fitting movement, costume, music, makeup, and the vision according to the age of the dancer. We recommend that this style be displayed at the age of 12 and over, given its specificity and purpose!

* LATIN SHOW: The presented choreographies are based on the authentic Latin steps - salsa, merrenge, bachata, samba, as the story in the dance is tolerated. And all latino dances with show elements.

* DANCING LIFTS: Appropriate dance lift is allowed in all ages and categories to reinforce choreographic thought.  Those performances that consist dance lifts which are not appropriate for the style will be moved to another style.  Or the rating for "composition" will be reduced.  There are no age restrictions.  The dancing lifts must be performed without apparent difficulty. 
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