A: SHOW DANCE ( earlier DANCE SHOW)
MALE, SOLO FEMALE, DUO, SMALL GROUP, FORMATION
1. Characteristics and Movement:
Rock 'N' Roll is excluded, but competitors may incorporate all other existing styles of
dance or dance techniques. These include:, Jazz, , Ethnic, Folk and Character.
They may be performed in pure form or as a combination of two or more different styles,
and may include theatrical movements.
2. When movements and elements of other IDO dance
disciplines such as Disco Dance, Hip-Hop, Electric Boogie, Break Dance and Tap, Ballet or
Modern, or when American & International Ballroom and Latin dance is used in the
performance, such movements / styles should not control / dominate the performance.
3. The dancer's personal interpretation should be
clearly evident when using any of these disciplines or styles.
4. Acrobatic Movements: Permitted
as outlined under General Provisions I. Acrobatic movements will be evaluated under
technical as well as show criteria.
Lifts: Permitted as outlined under General Provisions I.
Note: Lifts are NOT permitted in the Children's category
6. Stage Props: Permitted as
outlined under General Provisions I, but dancers cannot use cumbersome scenic
7. Musicality, variety
of dance and patterns, originality, total performance and individual choreography will be
evaluated. It is very important to present harmony of idea, music, dance,
choreography, costume and props in the presentation, as the entire image will be used in
evaluating the performance.
8. Formations will
be judged as a whole. Solo, duo or ensemble parts may be performed, but must not
9. All Show Dance presentations
shall be based on a concept, story, theme or idea, which must be described in a short
description on the official application enrollment form. The concept, story, theme
or idea must be fully understandable and will be expressed by means of dance movements
that adhere to the piece being presented, along with being creative, imaginative and
original. The piece must have Show Value, as explained in the Show Dance rules and
be entertaining to both the audience and adjudicators.
Show Dance presentations will be evaluated on technique, composition, image and show
value, using a wide scale of criteria outlined in the Show Dance rules below.
SHOW VALUE (Used in Show Dance competitions)
The following criteria should be used in determining your score for the SHOW VALUE of
the piece being presented. Entertainment or audience appeal, originality and
creativity of the concept, story idea or theme. Appropriateness of the costume as it
relates to the concept along with creative costume changes, story, idea or theme.
Inventive and creative visual effects using props and creative designs. Acrobatic
movements, lifts and spectacular jumps and other special effects are encouraged. The
piece should adhere to its concept throughout and there should be harmony between the
concept, music, choreography and movement. The piece should be age appropriate for
all dancers included in the piece and never be visually or audibly offensive to the
audience. The adjudicator must take all of the above into consideration when
reaching the evaluation for SHOW VALUE. The adjudicator must not include DANCE VALUE
in this mark and pieces that are pure "jazz dance" should be evaluated on a
lower scale. The point value for Show Dance will be as follows. Technique = 10
points, Composition = 10 points, Image = 10 points, Show Value = 10 points. The
lowest possible score is 4 and the highest possible score is 40.
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