Continuing with our look at Judging System 2.1, we focus on the four components that are assessed and awarded points on the scale from 1 to 10.
Technical Quality - TQ
The adjudicators grade the dancers' ability to maintain posture, poise and balance - how the couple coordinates them properly between both dancers - they look at the body lines and shapes, verify that the appropriate holds are maintained, and they assess positions and transitions that are executed.
Movement to Music - MM
The adjudicators grade how the couple moves with fluency and in conformity with the dance, how it respects its time and how it interprets the musical structure, and they assess the dancers' musicality.
Partnering Skill - PS
Under this Component the adjudicators grade the physical connection and the communication between the two dancers, taking into consideration the appropriateness, the effectiveness and the consistency of their partnering on the floor.
Choreography and Presentation - CP
This Component should bring all of the above together and put it on display in the most convincing form possible. Here the adjudicators consider the atmosphere the dancers create, their expression, interpretation and, most importantly, their creativity.
On An Absolute Scale
Objective judging as it relates to the scale of points awarded through the new system was the topic of the most recent Adjudicators' Congress in Stuttgart, GER. The lectures focused on making the finer distinctions on the high end of the scale - between the "very good," the "superior" and the "outstanding" - and sought to calibrate the adjudicators' use of 8, 9 and 10 points respectively.
The next GrandSlams and the upcoming World Championships will tell whether this goal has been fully attained.
Videos of the two formation teams representing the Czech Republic in the 2015 European Standard Formation have been added to the Gallery.08/10/2015 read more ...
Austrian public broadcaster ORF airs the "Do your dance" documentary several times during this week. It was broadcast in other countries too.07/10/2015 read more ...
What makes the victory at the European Standard Formation so special for Vera coach Aleksey Litinov is the fact that it was obtained far from home.06/10/2015 read more ...
Another two performances from last weekend's European Standard Formation in Elblag, POL, have been added to the Video Gallery.06/10/2015 read more ...
Recordings of more routines at the 2015 European Standard Formation have been added: TSC Braunschweig, GER, and DSV Dance Impression, NED.05/10/2015 read more ...
The primetime programme that Czech public television produced of the 2015 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Latin Ostrava on Saturday is available online.05/10/2015 read more ...
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