Judges categorize a performance based on their observation of imperfections, or faults, in technical and artistic components (see reverse for examples). Place a check mark in the column for the dance evaluated and that represents your assessment against the indicated criteria.

Dance:

 

Outstanding

Superior

Very Good

Good

Other

No Flaws

Few Imperfections

Few Flaws

 

 

Standard Performance:

 

Technical Quality

 

 

 

 

 

Movement to Music

 

 

 

 

 

Partnering Skill

 

 

 

 

 

Choreography and Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

Smooth Performance:

Technical Quality

 

 

 

 

 

Movement to Music

 

 

 

 

 

Partnering Skill

 

 

 

 

 

Choreography and Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

Theater Arts Performance:

Technical Quality

 

 

 

 

 

Movement to Music

 

 

 

 

 

Partnering Skill

 

 

 

 

 

Choreography and Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Artistry and Impact

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distribution Across Dance

(Max across all three 99 or 100)

Standard

Smooth

Theater Arts

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional comments:

 

 

 

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Sample qualities to consider (Standard). Some also apply to smooth, especially in closed hold.

TQ: Technical Qualities

MM: Movement to Music

PS: Partnering Skill

         Body Actions and Anatomy

         Brush.

         CBMP

         Chasse

         Close

         Commence to Turn Principles

         Continuous Spin

         Crossing

         Description of Muscular Usage in a DanceSport figure

         Drive Action

         Extension

         Foot Action

         Foot Placement

         Hand Hold

         Head Position

         Heel Pull

         Heel Turn

         Side Leading

         Pivot

         Pivoting Action

         Posture

         Quantity of Turn

         Rise and Fall

         Spin Turn

         Swing

         Sway

         The Foot-Roll Principles

         Toe Pivot

         Twist Turn

         Posture and Position in Tango

         Walks

         Rise and Fall

         Heel Turn in Tango

         Closed Finish and Open Finish

         Action

         Chasse

 

         Music in DanceSport

         Scientific Research on Timing

         Swing Principles

         Timing

         Time Signature

         Choreographic Timing

         Off-beat step

         Syncopation

  Couple Position

  Positions of the Centre (Centre Connection) Preparation Step

  Rotation to the Right

  Rotation to the Left

  Lateral Leg Movement Principle

CP: Choreography and Presentation

  Alignment - Direction

  Step / Action

  Sudden Movement

  Type of Sway

  Wind Up

  How to Move Around the Floor

  Sway

Unique Smooth could include use of arms, extension, synchronization of apart work, etc.

Adapted from WDSF Briefing

 

Unique Smooth could include use of arms, extension, synchronization of apart work, etc.

Some Theater Arts Criteria:

                     Complexity of Lifts: Height, Duration, Compound

                     Transitions In and Out

                     Mounts and Dismounts

                     Variety