CREATIVE MOVEMENT CHALLENGE (Dancers may use any category below for this challenge. Note: You can NOT utilize a category more than once.)
Acrobatic/Gymnastic Dance: Routine using controlled moves such as walkovers, limbers, handstands, chestrolls, etc. May contain gymnastic passes, flexibility moves, and/or contortionist moves. (A tumbling pass is considered one trick.) Must contain dance moves, steps and choreography.
Ballet: Routine must consist of ballet technique, classical steps and movements.
Baton: Routine using baton(s) and baton technique. Will be judged on both baton technique and dance moves, steps and choreography.
Character: Routine must portray a character throughout. Can be from a play, movie, television, Broadway, or a stereotype such as a policeman, cowboy, doctor, animal, etc.
Folkloric: Routine using ethnic styles of dance such as Polkas, Hawaiian, Spanish, Celtic, etc. Jazz: Routine using primarily jazz technique.
Contemporary: Routine incorporating lyrical or jazz movement fused with modern elements.
Modern: Interpretive routine using a contemporary/modern style. Should incorporate balance, control, and extension moves.
Lyrical: Routine encompassing the use of balance, flexibility and control utilizing the lyrics and feeling of the music.
Salsa: The Salsa is a lively, fiery and enjoyable dance that is really easy to get the basics of. In essence, Salsa is no more than a step forward and a step back, with a rock in between. It's largely a partner dance, but with many fancy "shines" that can be thrown in individually.
Swing: Routine that is danced in a slot to moderate tempo blues, R&B and, contemporary music.