Characteristics and Movement All forms of Ballet are allowed. Classical, Modern and other Jazz dance styles.
Contemporary Ballet Competition format
a. Music is of the dancers’ own choice.
b. All teams dance one by one on their own to their own music.
How to perform Contemporary Ballet
a. Contemporary Ballet 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. Mini Kids, Juveniles I & II are not allowed to perform lifts, of any kind, in any WADF discipline.
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 within the style of dancing that is being performed will be highly rewarded.
c. During the qualifying rounds the judges will use the 2-dimensional 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-dimensional system by awarding two sets of placings. One set for Artistic Merit the other for Technical Merit.