Characteristics and Movement All kinds of Jazz Dance is allowed. Contemporary dances like Break, Street and similar may be used as long as it is not dominant in the performance.

Jazz Dance Competition format

a. Music is the dancer’s own choice.

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

How to perform Jazz Dancing

a. Jazz Dance is a choreographed performance.

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

c. Acrobatics are not allowed in the air, but are allowed when danced on the floor.

d. Lifts are allowed but will only enhance the dancers score if the movements are well integrated in the performance with style and finesse. 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 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 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.