Classical Ballet

Classical Ballet Competitions Characteristics and Movement This discipline must be performed using the Classical Ballet Technique and style and may be performed in soft ballet shoes or Pointe shoes.

Although choreography may be of a modern nature, it may not deviate from what is commonly known as Classical Ballet Contemporary and/or Modern Jazz moves and styles may not be performed in this discipline.

Ballet Dance Competition format

a. Music is of the dancers own choice

b. All teams dance one by one to their own music

How to perform Classic Ballet Competitions

a. Classic Ballet is a choreographed performance.

b. It is not allowed to change clothes or remove items from the costume during performance.

c. Acrobatics are not allowed.

d. Lifts are allowed but must remain in the Classical Ballet tradition. Mini Kids, Juveniles I & II are not allowed to perform lifts, of any kind, in any WADF discipline.

e. Props are allowed if they can be brought on to the stage or dance floor in less than 20 seconds.

f. It must be possible to fold all scenic props and backgrounds so that they can be easily pass through a normal size door frame.

Criterion for Judging

a. The judges will reward well-rehearsed performances with good classical dance technique.

b. During the qualifying rounds the judges will use the 2-dimensional system by awarding two sets of crosses, one for the Technical Merit, the other for Artistic merit.

c. In the final the judges will use the 2-dimensional system by awarding two sets of placings.

d. One set for Technical Merit, the other for Artistic Merit