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.
The WDSF Managing Committee approved changes to the existing GrandSlam formula. One owas applied during the recent Finals in Shanghai already.19/12/2014 read more ...
The WDSF Communications team is working on the two VOD programmes that it produces on the 2014 GrandSlam Finals in Shanghai, CHN. A first trailer!18/12/2014 read more ...
The 2014 GrandSlam Series came to an end with the Finals in Shanghai, CHN. The new series will get underway in Helsinki, FIN, in early March.18/12/2014 read more ...
Acting on a request of the Wroclaw Organising Committee, the International World Games Association moves the dates of The World Games 2017 forward.17/12/2014 read more ...
WDSF PD World Champions Latin Martino Zanibellato and Michelle Abildtrup retire from competitive dancing immediately after their win in Horsens.16/12/2014 read more ...
The videos of the 2014 GrandSlam Standard Final in Shanghai, CHN, have been uploaded overnight. The 13 clips are now available here too ...15/12/2014 read more ...
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