[Judges and Judging Criteria]

 


 

Sample Judging Sheet

SOLOIST CATEGORIES

Contestant _______________ Judge ______________

 

APPEARANCE

Overall attractiveness of the performer should be considered but specific natural faults overlooked.

 

COSTUMING - Type and style are largely to be ignored.

N   Y   Y+    FITS WELL is clearly correct size for the performer

N   Y   Y+    IN GOOD CONDITION clean and appears to be in good repair

N   Y   Y+    IN GOOD TASTE appropriate for a family venue

N   Y   Y+    GOOD CHOICE for the body type and style of dancer

N   Y   Y+    APPROPRIATE FOR TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF DANCE does not expose the dancer or fight the dancer during dance movements

N   Y   Y+    APPROPRIATE FOR MUSICAL ASPECTS OF DANCE costume reflects musical content if alternative or specific ethnic musical choices are used

N   Y   Y+    DOES NOT DISTRACT FROM THE DANCING overpowers the dancer, too busy, makes audience spend significant time speculating about undergarments

BEST QUALITIES:

 

COULD BE IMPROVED & SUGGESTIONS:

 

OTHER APPEARANCE ISSUES

N   Y   Y+    SUFFICIENT MAKE-UP for the venue & lighting, for general interest

N   Y   Y+    HAIR apparently clean, does not constantly detract from performance

N   Y   Y+    OTHER DETAILS care given to selecting details as appropriate to style: nails, accessories, etc

BEST QUALITIES:

 

COULD BE IMPROVED & SUGGESTIONS:

 

APPEARANCE CATEGORY - Points Awarded (0-100): ______

 

TECHNICAL SKILL

 

N   Y   Y+     POSTURE

N   Y   Y+     USE / ISOLATION OF PARTS

N   Y   Y+     APPARENT EASE OF EXECUTING MOVEMENTS

N   Y   Y+     SMOOTH TRANSITIONS

N   Y   Y+     GOOD PRESENTATION & FRAMING OF MOVEMENT

N   Y   Y+     GRACEFULNESS & SENSE OF CONTROL

N   Y   Y+     SKILL AT HANDLING ANY PROPS USED

N   Y   Y+     GOOD USE OF FINGER CYMBALS (2 pts will be added to score for Y+ during calculations)

N   Y   Y+     QUALITY ENTRANCE & EXIT

N   Y   Y+     JUDGE'S SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF DANCER'S TECHNICAL SKILL

BEST QUALITIES:

 

COULD BE IMPROVED & SUGGESTIONS:

 

TECHNICAL SKILL CATEGORY - Points Awarded (0-100): ______

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT ABILITY

 

N   Y   Y+     CHARISMA & AUDIENCE CONNECTION ability to reach the audience and elicit personal attraction/appreciation

N   Y   Y+     MAINTAINING ATTENTION ability to keep the audience attentive to the entire performance

N   Y   Y+     COMMUNICATION SKILL communicating the mood of the music by body and/or facial expression

N   Y   Y+     DISTINCT PERSONAL STYLE

N   Y   Y+     SENSE OF CONFIDENCE & POISE

N   Y   Y+     JUDGE'S SUBJECTIVE LEVEL OF ENJOYMENT were you entertained, or did the dancer simply seem technically skilled (if that)?

BEST QUALITIES:

 

COULD BE IMPROVED & SUGGESTIONS:

 

ENTERTAINMENT ABILITY CATEGORY - Points Awarded (0-100): ______

 

 

ROUTINE CONTENT

 

N   Y   Y+     VARIETY IN MOOD multiple moods presented

N   Y   Y+     VARIETY IN STYLE multiple styles of music presented

N   Y   Y+     VARIETY IN STYLE SUPPORT various styles were supported by an appropriate change in prop, costuming or dance

N   Y   Y+     ALTERNATIVE MUSIC if used, were words understandable if dancer was acting upon them

N   Y   Y+     ALTERNATIVE MUSIC SUPPORT was there a creative reason for the use of alternative music? Was it reflected in another way?  Movement choices? Costuming?

N   Y   Y+     VARIETY OF MOVEMENTS

N   Y   Y+     GOOD USE OF STAGE / SPACE

N   Y   Y+     FRESHNESS IN CHOREOGRAPHY OR IMPROVISATION dance does not look

                                                                                                                          over-rehearsed

BEST QUALITIES:

 

COULD BE IMPROVED & SUGGESTIONS:

 

ROUTINE CONTENT CATEGORY - Points Awarded (0-100): ______