DANCE DISCIPLINE DESCRIPTIONS

CLASSICAL BALLET

Classical ballet is any of the traditional, formal styles of ballet, also called romantic ballet, that exclusively employ classical ballet technique. It is known for its aesthetics and rigorous technique (such as pointe work, turnout of the legs, and high extensions), its flowing, precise movements, and its ethereal qualities.

REPERTOIRE BALLET

(no min. time limit) refers to a complete inventory of dance pieces or numbers that a dancer or dance company knows or has ready to perform. Large ballet companies possess a large repertoire, or list, of ballets that their dancers are capable of performing or have already performed. Also known as repertory.

JAZZ

Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. Jazz dance has always been influenced by trends of the times/popular culture. There are many forms of Jazz Dance such as Broadway Jazz, Funky Jazz, Street Jazz, etc.    **NO ACRO MOVES ARE ALLOWED IN JAZZ DANCE

*routines with acrobatic moves should enter the Showdance division



MODERN/ CONTEMPORARY

a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas

LYRICAL

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.

TAP

Tap dance, style of dance in which a dancer wearing shoes fitted with heel and toe taps sounds out audible beats by rhythmically striking the floor or any other hard surface. Tap dancers make music with their feet using accents, syncopation, shading, clarity etc


SHOWDANCE

Showdance - Show: is a routine based on a theme or storyline told through music, dance moves and costume Dance: is a high caliber of Dance usually based on Jazz technique that can also include many other forms of dance including acrobatic moves. However, acrobatics cannot dominate the routines. ACRO MOVES ARE ALLOWED BUT MUST NOT DOMINATE ROUTINE

*routines with acrobatic moves that dominate the routine should enter the ACRO division

ETHNIC / FOLK

Ethnic dance is any dance form which can be identified as originating with an ethnic culture and expressing the movement aesthetics of that culture.


*INCLUDES BOLLYWOOD

Bollywood dance has its origins in Traditional Indian Dance, however, it is made up of many different dance styles including Indian Classical, Bhangra, Arabic, Folk, Tribal, Latino.  There must be a contrast of the dance style and movement, depending on the music.  It is important to use Lip Sync and Mime, to encourage excitement of some of the lyrics.  This discipline must apply technique, grace, speed, style, versatility, body isolations, spatial awareness, energy, facial expression and emotion, whether solo, towards a partner or within a group.  Many Bollywood dancers are also actors, so this skill needs to be shown.


ACRO DANCE

Routines consisting of 50% acrobatic tricks and 50% dance.

HIP HOP

Solos, duo, Small Groups & Formations - using Organizers Music.


Same rules as SABOD/IDO Rules

*see https://www.ido-dance.com/ceis/ido/rules/competitionRules/danceSportRules.pdf

STREETDANCE SHOW

IDO Rules (solo, duets, small groups, formations)

- Children, Junior, Adult, Adult2 -

DISCO DANCE

DISCO DANCE movements must dominate all the performances.  The dance is free, and all styles of disco dancing are permitted.  No acrobatic movements are permitted.