JUDGING CATEGORIES WILL BE:
•  Stage Presence
•  Originality of Material
•  Technique
•  Style
•  Entertainment Value

ACROBATIC & GYMNASTIC MOVES
A Routine consisting of controlled acrobatic and/or gymnastic movements involving balance and flexibility. Routine must include choreography, dance technique and fluid movement. Acrobatic moves and tumbling passes are allowed in Acro/Gymnastics and Production numbers. Dance should be incorporated throughout the routine, it cannot be acrobatic moves and tumbling passes only.

BALLET
A Classical and character work performed in ballet slippers or point shoes showing ballet technique whether classical, neo-classical or contemporary. Contestants under the age of 12 are not allowed to go on points.

CLOGGING
A Routine where dancers wear clogging shoes and execute clogging techniques including but not limited to rhythmic patterns and formations. – (IRISH DANCE)

ETHNIC/FOLKLORIC
A Routine consisting of dance styles of a particular ethnic group (Spanish dances, Zulu Dances, Pentsula Dancers etc)

HIP HOP/FUNK
A Routine where the majority of the content is “Streetwise” Jazz or contemporary jazz considered as hip-hop or funk.

JAZZ
A Routine where dancers execute free form movement and styling characteristic of jazz dance whether in jazz or character shoes of any kind, half soles or bare feet. Jazz music plays an important role in Jazz Dance.

LYRICAL
A Routine where dancers interpret the lyrics or mood (intent) of a song (with or without words) this form includes the use of legwork, balance, and facial and body emotion.

MUSICAL THEATER/CHARACTER
A Routine interpreting a song form a “Broadway” or movie musical, or a routine portraying a character from a play, movie, television show or a stereotype (i.e. doctor, policeman, etc.) through any style of dance

OPEN
A Routine combining any forms of dance styles or a routine that does not fit any category listed. You may also do a second number in the open section, i.e if you love ballet and you have entered for ballet already, you may enter another ballet number under the open section.

VOCAL DANCE (SONG & DANCE)
A Routine where contestants sing and dance, with at least 50% being dance.

BALLROOM DANCE
A routine with a partner in the following styles: Tango, Salsa, freestyle, Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz,

PRODUCTION LINE
A Minimum of twenty (20) participants but all of them do not have to be on the floor at the same time. Dancers of all ages and all styles of dance may be used in the production. Singing props and costume changes are welcome but must be handled by group and accomplished in the 90 Seconds at the SA Championships and 60 Seconds at the World Championships.