NEW STAGE DANCE DISCIPLINE
Musical/Theatre Dance Show Competitions
Stage Dance Department
Dance Show Division
For all categories see the General Rules
For all Age Groups see the General Rules
Characteristics and Movement
All styles of dance can be performed. Ballet, Contemporary Dances, Funk, Jazz, Modern, Pop, Street, Tap and similar styles. The music must be taken from a Musical such as West side story, Sound of music, Cats, Mamma Mia, Chess, Annie get your gun or any other musical. It is allowed to synchronise pretending singing while dancing so called lip sync.
Scenic Show Dance Competition format
a. Music is of the dancers’ own choice.
b. All teams dance one by one on their own to their own music.
Solos, Duos Couples and Trios: Music must be between a minimum of 1:30 and a maximum of 2 minutes.
Small Teams: Music must be between a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 minutes.
Large Teams: Music must be between a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 minutes.
Showcases: Music must be between a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes.
Super Showcases: Music must be between a minimum of 4 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes.
How to perform Musical/Theatre
a. Musical Theatre is a choreographed performance.
b. It is allowed to change clothes or remove items from the costume.
c. Acrobatics and lifts are allowed. They will only enhance the dancers’ score if the acrobatic movements are well integrated into the performance with style and finesse.
d. Props are allowed if they can be brought on to the stage or dance floor in less than 20 seconds. It must be possible to fold all scenic props and backgrounds so that they can easily pass through a normal size door frame.
Criterion for Judging
a. The judges will reward clever choreography, a realistic theme or a small story.
b. Innovative and use of modern figures and movements and theatrical miming and performance within the style of dancing that is being performed will be highly rewarded.
c. During the qualifying rounds the judges will use the 2-dimentional system by awarding two sets of crosses. One for Artistic Merit, the other for Technical Merit.
d. In the final the judges will use the 2-dimentional system by awarding two sets of placings. One set for Artistic Merit, the other for Technical Merit.