To  perform  a  series  of  rhythmic  and  highly  technical  patterned  bodily  movements  usually  performed  to

music using grace and precision.


  1. The solo  performance  must  not  exceed  five  (5)  minutes.  (Contestants  not  adhering  to  the

maximum  time  requirement are  subject to  point deduction  and/or disqualification.)

  1. Costumes are optional, but should be appropriate to the choreography performed.
  2. The theme  and/or  type  of  the  performance  must  be  identified  to  the  judges  prior  to  the presentation.  Types  include:  Classical  Ballet,  Contemporary  Ballet,  Neo-classical  Ballet,  or  Story Ballet.
  3. The piece  must  be  performed  in  ballet  slippers/flats,  or  pointe/demi  pointe  shoes.  Bare  feet

are only acceptable for Contemporary Ballet.


NOTE:   The  deadline  for  submission  of  national  registration  documents  is  May 15, 2020..   No

materials or copies will be accepted after that time or at the National Competition. Contestants will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Technical Proficiency/Skill  (25)

Alignment,  strength,  endurance,  flexibility,  coordination

  • Clarity and Consistency in Style (25)
  • Phrasing/Dynamics/Musicality  (25)

•    Clarity  of  Intent/Interpretation  of  Choreography  (25)