[Judges and Criteria]

 

LA DANSE ORIENTALE BELLY DANCE COMPETITION

JUDGES for 2018

  • Devi Safir,
  • Kizmit True, 
  • Cassandra Rose, 
  • Kat Welsh, 
  • Elisa Gamal, 
  • Desi d'Amour, 
  • Sahara, 
  • Zaina Hart, 
  • Kiara, 
  • Nona, 
  • Dahlia, 
  • Nemra Khan, 
  • Zaina Hart, 
  • Roxy, 
  • Nadira, 
  • Shay Moore, 
  • Mirabai 
  • Indigo

 

 

 

CONTEST SCORE SHEET


 
                            

 

                CONTESTANT_____________________JUDGE__________________CATEGORY________________
Appearance:
_____A. suitably fitted costume to person’s body style, clean and in good taste. Eye-catching costume. Draws and 
keeps attention without overpowering performer.
_____B. Cosmetics – Is makeup and hair suitable for stage presentation.? Does it complete the look of the performer?
Body Basics:
_____A. Hips: hip movements and mobility.
_____B. Upper torso: ribcage and abdominal movements.
_____C. Hands and arms: positioning and movements.
_____D. Head/shoulders/neck: relaxed and included in dance movements.
Technique:
_____A. Body fluidity: flowing graceful moves.
_____B. Transitions: moving from one step to another smoothly or fluidly.
_____C. Depth of movement/extension: following through a movement, finishing movement, not cutting it short.
_____D. Isolation: able to move individual parts of the body separately.
_____E. Variety of steps: able to use a variety of different dance movements and attitudes; communicating with face and 
body personal expression and feelings; conveying emotions.
_____F. Posture/Poise: Awareness of body line, including arms, shoulders, back, etc. Composure; carriage of head and 
Body: self-possession and control; able to recover gracefully from unexpected problems.
Performance:
_____A. Audience Contact/Entertainment/Personality: visual contact and communication with audience. Entertainment: 
ability to entertain and keep audience attention. Personality: ability to appeal to the audience
through individuality of oneself.
_____B. Use of space: utilizing space around body as well as stage.
_____C. Musicality: fitting a dance to the music being played, with the goal of relating the dance to the music's rhythm, 
melody, and mood.  Is performer anticipating the music or lagging behind it.  Is the performer 
keeping to the rhythm, bringing it to life for the audience.
TROUPE/DUET ONLY:
_____A. Precision: unison between dancers.
_____B. Choreography: smooth, flowing and interesting use of steps and floor patterns.
ALTERNATIVE THEMED ONLY:
_____A. Did the costuming reflect the theme of the music and performance?
_____B. Were you able to recognize the theme being presented?
PROPS ONLY:
_____A. Was the prop used effectively within the dance?
_____B. Was the performer skilled in the use of the prop?
Scale: 0=Not Demonstrated 1-2=Poor 3-4=Fair 5=Average 6-7=Good 8-9=Excellent 10=Superior
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