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

the life of the people of a certain region or country.


  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  the  dance  form  (African,  Cuban,  Afro-Latin,  etc.)  of  the  performance  must  be

identified to the judges prior to the presentation.

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)