New WADF DIscipline to be launched at the WADF Championships taking place in Liberec Czech republic 18-24th November
Modern/Nu-Disco/ Dance competitions
Disco is a musical style originating in the early 1970s that remained urban and largely underground until the middle of the decade when it began to emerge from America's urban nightlife scene, where it had been curtailed to house parties and makeshift discotheques, and began making regular appearances mainstream, gaining popularity and increasing airplay on radio. It achieved popularity during the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Disco can be seen as a reaction against the domination of Rock music during this period.
a. Solos with the possibility to divide them into Solo Male and Solo Female:
b. Duos with the possibility to divide the categories into: Duos FF, Duos MM, Duos FM.
c. Trios (3) dancers
d. Small Teams 4 - 8 dancers
e. Large Teams 9 - 16 dancers f. Showcases 17 - 30 dancers g. Super Showcases 31 and more dancers
For all Age Groups see the General Rules.
Music: Time Signature 4/4 Tempo: 29 - 34 bars per minute (116 - 136 beats per minute).
Characteristics and Movement:
The Modern Disco Dance includes bouncing fast leg-movements with typical fast arm moments and a pumping body pulse but also smart moves taken from Jazz, Afro influenced dance styles, Ballet and Contemporary figures and is more Artistic than the original Disco dancing which was always improvised. The Modern Disco is blended with a mixture of Choreographed sequences of dance figures.
Format - Qualifying Rounds for Solos, Duos and Trios
a. Organiser’s music played in Strict Tempo.
b. In the first round all dancers, Solos, Duos and Trios shall be seen by the judges in a presentation dance for 30 seconds. In the event of many entries the floor will be crowded and the presentation dance can be divided into two or more groups.
c. The dancers will thereafter be divided into heats. The number of dancers in the same heat depends on the size of the dance floor but must not exceed 6 dancers, 6 Solos, 3 Duos or 2 Trios. Each heat shall not last longer than 1 minute.
d. Judges mark the dancers using the 1-dimentional system with a cross for each Solo, Duo or Trio they want to go forward to the next round.
e. All dancers will then dance a closing dance for 30 seconds for the judges to clarify their marks.
f. In the following rounds a presentation dance will be performed, items c. d. and e. will be repeated.
Format for dancing the Final for Solos, Duos and Trios
There must be a minimum of 5 Solos, Duos or Trios in the final unless it is a straight final, but never more than 8 Solos, Duos or Trios in the final. If there are 6 Solos, Duos or Trios or less, it can be a straight final. If there are 7 Solos, Duos or trios in a class or more then there must be a semi-final.
a. All finalists will dance 30 seconds together.
b. The competitors will be divided in two parts. 50% of the competitors will dance for up to a maximum of 1 minute but not less than 30 seconds. Than the other 50% will dance the same amount of time. The Trios could be divided in three heats depending of the size of the floor.
c. All competitors will then dance together for up to a maximum of 1 minute.
d. The adjudicators will place the dancers in order of merit using the 1-dimensional system.
e. In a straight final with 4 dancers or less all competitors will dance together to two different pieces of music up to a maximum of 1 minute but not less than 30 seconds each time.
Format - Qualifying Rounds for Small Teams, Large Teams and Showcases Music: Every Team dances to their own music. Small Teams: Only 1 team will dance at the time in each heat. There is no presentation dance for Small teams. The duration of music, which is the Small Team’s own music, must not be longer than 3 minutes. Large Teams: Only 1 team will dance at the time in each heat and the duration of music, which is the Large Team’s own music, must not be longer than 3 minutes. Showcases: Only 1 team will dance at the time in each heat and the duration of music, which is the Showcase own music, must not be longer than 4 minutes. Super Showcases: Only 1 team will dance at the time in each heat and the duration of music, which is the Showcase own music, must not be longer than 5 minutes.
Judges mark the Teams and Showcases that are dancing, one by one, by using the 2-dimen-sional system and give each Team that they want to go forward to the next round two sets of crosses, one for Artistic Merit, the other for Technical Merit.
Format for dancing the Final for Small Teams, Large Teams and Showcases
a. Each team will dance on their own, one by one, using their own music. Small Teams must not dance longer than 3 minutes. Large Teams not longer than 3 minutes and Showcases not longer than 4 minutes.
b. Judges place the Teams in order of merit using the 2-dimensional system by giving two placing, one for Artistic Merit, the other for Technical Merit.
Lifts and Acrobatics
For Small Teams, Large Teams and Showcases lifts and acrobatics are allowed, in all rounds and the Final because each team is performing alone on the floor.
Video of the new style on Youtube
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