To  perform  a  series  of  rhythmic  and  patterned  bodily  movements  usually  performed  to  music  that

focuses on the dancer’s interpretations using their emotions and moods to develop choreography.


  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 of the performance must be identified to the judges prior to the presentation.
  3. Each performance  must  derive  from  Dunham,  Graham,  Horton,  Humphrey,  Limon,  or  other

modern  techniques.

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)