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BALLROOM
1. 3 MINUTE ROUTINE
2. DETROIT BALLROOM
    CONTENT MUST BE REPRESENTED
    THROUGHOUT DANCE
3. CREATIVITY
4. ONE FOOT MUST REAMIN ON THE FLOOR
    AT ALL TIMES
5. CONTESTANTS MUST UTILIZE THE FLOOR

Couples are allowed (but not required), a maximum of 2 breaks. Each break shall not be longer than 2 measures. (based on a 4/4 beat pattern)

Couples are allowed (but not required), a maximum of 2 dips, drags, leverage moves & leans, or drops. These moves can be done in any combination, but only 2 are allowed.

Couples are allowed 1 sit spin (but not required)

D.S.B. is a smooth/rythmic dance

The Social should be exhibited for a minimum of 2 measures

Dips include- any move when the follower is below the leaders waist.

Drags- any moving of partner across the floor while in a leverage move or lean.

Leverage move or lean- anytime couples are using each other’s weight as a means of supporting one another in a forward, side, or backwards motion.

Drops- when a follower is below the leaders knees including splits.

Sit Spin- when the follower is seated in a one leg spin, and spirals upward to finish.

Social- a closed embrace consisting of 1 long and 2 short steps as its basis. 

"JUDGING CRITERIA"

Appearance: Classy appearance head to toe

Musicality: Dancing beginning on the down beat

Technique: Control of balance and weight, hand 
                    connection and posture

Choreography: Order of movements and 
                           transitions, intimate connection

Presentation: Create atmosphere of excitement,
                        THIS DOES NOT REPLACE GOOD
                        DANCING

ORIGINAL NEW SKOOL STEPPIN'
  1. 3 MINUTE ROUTINE 
  2. CREATIVE DANCING 
  3. CONTESTANTS MUST CIRCLE THE FLOOR
      AT LEAST ONCE
  4. THE BASIC MUST BE STEPPING
  5. ONE FOOT REMAINS ON THE 
      FLOOR AT ALL TIMES

Couples are allowed (but not required), a maximum of 2 dips, drags, leverage moves & leans, or drops.
These moves can be done in any combination, but only 2 are allowed.

Dips include- any move when the follower is below the leaders waist

Drags- any moving of partner across the floor while in a leverage move or lean.

Leverage move or lean- anytime couples are using each other’s weight as a means of supporting one another in a forward, side, or backwards motion.

 Drops- when a follower is below the leaders knees including splits)

"JUDGING CRITERIA" 

Appearance: Steppers Sharp

Originality: Style, quality of being  original
 
Synchronization: Synchronizing with partner

Showmanship: Dramatically effective 
                           presentation

Footwork: Managing the foot activity, moving in
                        a manner that exudes fanciness


SWING
  1. 3 MINUTE ROUTINE 
  2. CONTESTANTS MUST UTILIZE THE FLOOR 
  3. CREATIVE DANCING 
  4. LIFTS ARE ALLOWED BUT NOT REQUIRED

Swing Includes: West and East Coast, Bop, Hustle (all forms including 3 and 4 count, and Latin Hustle), D.C. Hand Dancing, Lindy, Whip, Push, Jitterbug, Jamaica, Push, Philly Bop, Carolina Shag and Carolina 2 Step.

Can be danced at times side to side…back to back…front to back... front to front. "DANCE CAN BEGIN IN OPEN, CLOSED OR SEMI OPEN POSITION". Separation no more than 3 measures. Danced to 4/4 music. Shines (Footwork) shall not take away from dance form.

(Couples are allowed (but not required), a maximum of 2 dips, drags, leverage moves & leans, or drops. These moves can be done in any combination, but only 2 are allowed.

Dips include- any move when the follower is below the leaders waist.

Drags- any moving of partner across the floor while in a leverage move or lean .

Leverage move or lean- anytime couples are using each other’s weight as a means of supporting one another in a forward, side, or backwards motion Drops- when a follower is below the leaders knees including splits)

"JUDGING CRITERIA" 

Appearance: Classy appearance head to toe 

Musicality: Dancing beginning on the proper beat 

Technique: Control of balance and weight, hand
                    connection and posture 
Choreography: Order of movements and 
                           transitions 
Presentation: Create atmosphere of excitement,
                        THIS DOES NOT REPLACE GOOD
                        DANCING


Important Message!!! Music Selection 
Music must be turned in by March 17th via email to versatileproductions6@gmail.com  Failure to submit music by the due date will result in the DJ providing the contestants music selection. NO CD'S WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
Music must be free of "VULGAR" Or "PROFANE" language. Failure to adhere to the music rules, music selection will be rejected!!!!!
CONTESTANTS:
"FREE" ENTRY STARTING NOV 1ST THRU FEB 16TH
AFTER FEB 16TH ENTRY FEE $40 PER COUPLE, PER CATEGORY

To enter send email to versatileproductions6@gmail.com
Include your names and categories 




Walkin'
  1. 3 MINUTE ROUTINE 
  2. MUST CIRCLE THE FLOOR AT LEAST ONCE
  3. CREATIVE DANCING 
  4. ONE FOOT MUST REMAIN ON THE FLOOR
      AT ALL TIMES  

The Walkin’ category consists of a man and woman moving around the floor in a “constant stroll” both chest to chest and/or thigh to thigh (depending on one’s particular style). Walkin’ is also performed at a distance where the male lead pushes the woman on a recognizable downbeat, as he moves her effortlessly around the floor. The Walkers category will be judged by other classic walkers who understand the foundation and technical elements of the dance, as determined by their judge’s questionnaire sheet.

"JUDGING CRITERIA" 

Appearance: Classy appearance head to toe 

Originality: Style, Quality of being

Synchronization: Synchronizing with partner ​

Showmanship: Dramatically effective presentation  

Footwork: Managing the foot activity, moving in a manner that exudes fanciness


GrAystone
  1. 3 MINUTE  OR LESS ROUTINE 
  2. NO PROPS ALLOWED
  3. ONE FOOT MUST REMAIN ON THE FLOOR
      AT ALL TIMES  

GrAystone is a smooth fluid social dance done in closed embrace consisting of 1 long and 2 short steps as its basis. 
The GrAystone category consists of the couple circling the floor at least one time in a counter clockwise direction.  

The couple must maintain contact at all times. Chop movement can be only 2 measures.  A spin out and in movement can be used to begin or end the dance. The couple should display linear, horizontal and circular movements. The couple must also dance in the center of floor to display originality style, creativity, etc after completing counter clockwise movement. 

Classy attire is encourage to compliment the dance. 

GrAystone style Ballroom dance should display elegance of a grand ballroom style.

"JUDGING CRITERIA" 

Musicality: Timing with music

Interpretation: Sequence of steps and choreography

Authenticity: Style, long steps, short steps and closed embrace

Progression: Movement around dance floor

In Sync: Two people move as one, togetherness and fluid movement


REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Categories as follows:

Ballroom
New Skool Step
GrAystone
Walkin'
Swing