F Competition Styles Free Acrobatic Dance Show is a spectacular acrobatic dance show for which performances may use any kind of dance techniques. The dance styles and dance techniques may be mixed. It is not a precondition for the performance to present a story to the audience.

The presentation must be a dance show and not a fitness or gymnastic exercise. It is important to note that Gymnastic Acrobatic Tricks are blended/linked together with any style of dance or type of music with no restrictions to the tempi.

Free Acrobatic Dance Show competition format Each team performs one by one to their own music on a fitness carpet (Tatami), which the organiser must provide.

Judges will mark teams into the next round by using two sets of marks, (2-dimentional system) one for Technical Merit, the other for Artistic Merit. Normally around 50% of the teams should be marked in each criterion. Lifts and Acrobatics Lifts and acrobatics are allowed and encouraged.

Any acrobatic trick that is performed in good balance and with full control will be rewarded. Props Stage Props are not allowed. Hand Props are allowed.

How to perform the Free Acrobatic Dance Show

a. Free Acrobatic Dance Show is a choreographed performance.

b. The character of the performance could be in any style. It is important to use gymnastic acrobatic elements like flexibility, skips, jumps, splits, bridges, leaps, summersaults or other gymnastic elements.

Gymnastic elements must be in harmony with the choreography. It is very important to connect music, choreography and costume.

Acrobatic elements must be correctly presented and smoothly blended with the dance steps. Presentation and image is also important. Variety and the grade of difficulty will be evaluated. It is important with skillful dancers in the team but the team is judge as a team and not by individuals.

Criterion for Judging

a. The judges will reward clever choreography, technical skill and acrobatic elements. The use of innovative, modern figures and movements within the style of dance, that is being performed, will be highly rewarded.

b. During the qualifying rounds the judges’ will use the 2-dimensional system by giving two crosses, one for Artistic Merit and the other for Technical Merit.

c. In the Final the judges’ use the 2-dimensional system by giving two sets of placing. One set for Artistic Merit and the other for Technical Merit.