Dance (Traditional)

To perform a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music to reflect the life of the people of a certain region or country.


  1. The solo performance must not exceed five (5) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to the maximum time requirement are subject to point deduction and/or disqualification.)
  2. Costumes are optional, but should be appropriate to the choreography performed.
  3. The theme and the dance form (African, Cuban, Afro-Latin, etc.) of the performance must be identified to the judges prior to the presentation.

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Proficiency/Skill (25 pts) – Alignment, Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, Coordination
  • Clarity and Consistency in Style (25 pts)
  • Phrasing / Dynamics / Musicality (25 pts)
  • Clarity of Intent / Interpretation of Choreography (25 pts)


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