Dance/Modern Guidelines

To  perform  a  series  of  rhythmic  and  patterned  bodily  movements  usually  performed  to  music  that

focuses on the dancer’s interpretations using their emotions and moods to develop choreography.

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 of the performance must be identified to the judges prior to the presentation. 

 

4. Each performance must derive from:       

     Dunham,

     Graham,

     Horton, or Limon, or other modern techniques.

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)