Criteria For Digital Submission
The work of each student will be given an objective review by the adjudicators as to how they fulfill each of the following criteria:
A dancer selected to move to the finalist round creates meaning with skills and techniques (e.g. connects with the music and expresses with face as well as with body). Additionally, this dancer exhibits alignment, flexibility, balance and correct muscular and skeletal execution.
The mindful building and sustaining of core strength is also important. Selected finalist dancers show full awareness of muscles and skeleton with consistent body control and placement to maintain dynamic body alignment.
A student is forwarded on from pre-screening uses space by moving in multiple pathways. They also change levels, make different shapes in own personal space with dynamics in relation to rhythm.
Those who are able to perform complex dance exercises, combinations and/or phrases with accuracy and who pay attention to detail in order to add meaning will be auditioned in the finalist round.
Additional Ballet Tips
The skill to execute the demands of the exercises and choreography with proficiency and apparent ease.
The presentation of one’s self, physically, at a standard recognized in this dance form.
Musicality & Phrasing
The ability to physically express the rhythm, melody, nuance, and character of the music through the choreography.
The creativity and sincerity of the performance, which arouses a response within the viewer.
Additional Modern Tips
Adjudicators are looking for the following within your technique and solo videos.
-- Clear understanding of the values inherent to modern dance technique: three dimensional use of space (including movements that are not frontal), coordination of the breath with movement, ability to use both momentum and control, relationship with gravity that acknowledges the weight of the body, and performance quality that is rooted in the dancer's personality and individuality.
-- Competency in the specific skill elements, as defined within each exercise.
-- Efficient, safe alignment reflective of modern dance’s values about the body and its organization with respect to alignment.
-- Ability to move on mixed meters with or without musical accompaniment.
-- Technical range and aptitude, evidenced through the performance of movement challenges appropriate to the dancer’s skill level and reflective of a modern dance vocabulary.
-- Ability to move expressively, with personality and presence.
-- Solo clearly works with modern dance movement vocabulary
-- Performance embodies the values inherent to modern dance technique: three dimensional use of space (including movements that are not frontal), coordination of the breath with movement, ability to use both momentum and control, relationship with gravity that acknowledges the weight of the body, and performance quality that is rooted in the dancer’s personality and individuality.
-- Performer makes expressive choices that support choreographic intent and reveals his/her/their artistry as a performer.
-- Performer makes sophisticated and well-considered choices, performing with sincerity, nuance, musicality, intentional phrasing, and shaping of dynamics.