Dance rules

    OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

    International Dance competition 5 by 5 is organized by Plesni klub Boa with tehnical support  of Melody – croatian organizer of dance and sports events.

    IDC 5 by 5 is dance   competition in diferent dance styles and categories for amateures and professionals.


    1. PARTICIPANTS , REGISTRATION AND FEE

    • All nationalities, all clubs, dance schools and studios , but also individuals are welcome to apply to participate at the IDC 5by 5.
    • Entries must be submitted online thrue the registration portal, for schools by the director or teacher of dance school, club or asociation, for individuals person who register needs to be an adult ( parent or gurdian ).
    • Entries will be processed by receiveing order so please register earlier because we are limited with the number of performances.
    • Participants may enter more then once in duet, trio and group category. In solo categories same dancer cannot performe twice in same dance discipline.
    • Entry fees must be paid through the bank account. You will receive an invoice .
    • Entry fees are charged per dancer per routine.
    • By entering IDC 5 by 5 competition all dancers and teachers give their permission ,to IDC 5 by 5 organizer,to use their pictures and videos for website, social media , press, television and all other ways of advertising and marketing.


    2. AGE

     

    Age for competitors is taken on 1 january of the year IDC 5 by 5 competition takes place.

    In duets, trios, small, large groups and formations average age will be taken.

                 AGE   CATEGORY                                               AGE

                        Mini                                                              5 - 8

                      Children                                                           9 - 12

                       Junior                                                          13 - 15

                       Senior                                                           16 +


    2.1

    DWA resrves the right to ask for proof of age any time during the competition.


    3. DANCE CATEGORIES AND DISCIPLINES

    3.1 DANCE CATEGORIES

                DANCE CATEGORY                                     NUMBER OF DANCERS     

                          Solo                                                                     1

                         Duo   / trio                                                       2 / 3

                    Small group                                                          4 - 11

                    Large group                                                          12  +


    3.2 DANCE DISCIPLINES                                                          
                                                                                                  

                          Jazz                                                                                    

                          Show dance                                                                    

                          Lyrical

                          Modern

                           Tap

                         Urban and   Street dance               

    3.2.1 JAZZ

              There are many different styles of jazz dance- lyrical jazz, broodway, african …

    All of them may be presented but must include jazz elements and jazz technique.

     Right music choise will help youre dancer to understand jazz elements and use them easy in coreografy.

    Acrobatic and gymnastic elements in wich one body part is touching the floor are  allowed , but should be kept to a minimum.

    3.2.2 SHOW DANCE

                 This category of dance is combined of more dance disciplines. All kind of dance styles or dance techniques can be used if they bring show dance elements together in clear and original performance. In show dance coreography is important to have a story or theme that is understandable . In show dance is allowed to use acrobatic and gymnastic elements, but they cannot dominate the coreografy. Use them just to enchance the coreografy. Too much of acrobatics and gymnasic elements can be penalised.

    3.2.3 LYRICAL

              Lyrical dance is mix of ballet, modern and jazz elements combined with music that helps to express emotions . Often music with lyrics is a good inspiration for coreographer or dancer , but it is not the rule to use vocal music. Movements in lyrical dance are fluid and constantly flowing through coreography as the dancer shows strong emotions using facial expressions and body lines. Leaps and turns needs to be continuous and fluid.

    3.2.4 MODERN

               In modern dance we use techniques like Graham , Horton, Ailey …. It  is dance style that can use movement with no strict body lines and should incorporate new movements, new shapes of body, new dance compositions . All of them can be used to music, all kind of sounds, spoken words or just silence to emphasize the story or theme of the dance.

    3.2.5  TAP

                Tap work is most important part of tap dance routines. Dancers use tap shoes to create different kinds of rhythms. Tap also can be performed without music. In tap dancing we can use many dance styles depend of coreography theme.               

    3.2.6  STREET DANCE

                Street dance includes many kinds of dance styles like hip hop, break dance, krumping and many others. Use of acrobatic and gymnastic moves are alloved .

    Please use music without swearing.


    4. TIME LIMITS

          DANCE CATEGORY                                                       TIME LIMIT

              Solo                                                                            1 – 2 ,15min

              Duo   / trio                                                                1 – 2 ,15min.

              Small group                                                               2 – 3 min.

              Large group                                                               2.30 – 4 min.

    • TIME PENALTIES

    Time tolerance in  each category is 15 sec.

    If the dance overruns that time , penalties will be applied.


    5. PROPS

    Time limit for setting up props on stage is 45 seconds, and same for removing them from the stage.

    Dancers can have help from their teacher with setup and removing props.

    Dangerous props are strictly forbidden. No live props, candless, fire, flames, liquids !!

    All props that you use is at your own risk.  We are not responsible for the props, or any accident may occure while transferring props on or off the stage.


    6. MUSIC

    Music must be uploaded on the official registration portal by the date specified on the website.

    Dance teacher needs to have backup USB with all music numbers applied to competition.


    7. STAGE / BACK STAGE

    7.1

    Stage on wich dance competition takes place is the stage of Inter sport gym.

    Dimensions will be available on official website of the competition.

    7.2

    Back stage and dressing rooms are  available just for registered dancers and teachers.

    Parents have no acess to the dressing rooms or back stage .


    8. COSTUMES

    All costumes must be appropriate with the age of a dancer. Iti s important that costume fits with dance discipline and theme of the dance . Please pay attention on good taste. Dancers are the one that represent your school and country so their image needs to be appropriate .

    9. SCHEDULE

    Will be sent by email just few days before the competition starts. You will have a few days to make changes  if needed.

    Only organizer can change the last version of schedule if necessary.

    You must prepare all your performances up the one houre in advance of their time on schedule.

    10. JUDGING

    Our judges are well known international dancers, dance teachers, instructors and adjudicators.

    Every dance is going to get scores, and maximum score is 100 points.

    40 % of score is technique, 30 % is choreografy, 15 % is interpretation of music and level of performance and last 15 % is personality of a dancers and overall impression of performance.


    11. AWARDS

    Every competitor is going to receive a certificate off attendance.

    Gold, silver and bronze medals are going to receive  winners in solo, duo and trio ( first three places ).

    First three places in groups and formations get a trophy.

    Judges are going to decide which 20 choreographies are going to performe at the Gala night.

    Winners off Gala night gets money prizes and special awards.


    12. GALA

    You can be invited to Gala night even if you did not receive the first place, and also not all of first places will be invited to perform at the Gala.

    The final decision on which dances will be performed on Gala night will be made by judges.


    13. INSURANCE

    Organizer of the International dance competition 5 by 5 is not responsible for injuries that may occure during the competition to any person, participant, competitor, teacher, parent or audience member while their time in theatre, dressing rooms, back stage, stage or anywhere else.

    It is the dance school or individual responsibility to take out their own insurance.


    14. SPORTSHMANSHIP

    We are trying to create beautiful and interesting dance event for all .We have no tolerance for bad behavior. We ask for all off ours competitors, teachers, their family and friends just to show respect for all others, respect for judges, for their decisions .

    By registering to our competition all the participants agree to the rules and regulations from this rules book.

     

    Majorette rules

    FOR MAJORETTE EVENTS

    Females and Males compete together

    1. Solo Showtwirl 

    Juvenile-Preteen 8 to 11 years

    Youth 12 to 14 years

    Junior 15 to 17 years

    Senior-Adult 18 and up

     

    1. Duet Showtwirl

    Juvenile combined ages 16 to 22 years

    Preteen combined ages 23 to 28 years

    Junior combined ages 29 to 35 years

    Senior combined ages 36 and up

     

    The age of a duet is determined by the addition of the respective ages of the two contestants.

    A duet contestant cannot enter two different duets, even if the age category is different.

     

    1. Team and Corps Events 

    Juvenile average age less than 14 years

    Junior average age from 14 to16.99 years

    Senior average age 17 years and up

     

    To determine the age category of a team, the average age of all the official members (without Reserves) should be calculated.  It’s responsibility of the teacher to verify that the average age using the reserves does not change.

     
    ROUTINE TIMES

    DISCIPLINE

    TIME

    START

    STOP

     

    Sh. Acces. Solo juvenile/preteen

     

    1.45 - 2.00 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Sh. Acces. Solo youth/junior/senior

     

    2.00 - 2.30 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Sh. Acces. Duet juvenile/preteen

     

    1.45 - 2.00 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Sh. Acces. Duet junior/senior

     

    2.00 - 2.30 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Batonflag Team

     

    3.00 max

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Parade Corps

     

    3:00 - 4:00 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Exhibition Majorettes Corps

     

    2.00 - 3.00 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Showtwirl Accessories Corps

     

    3.00 - 4.00 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Traditional Majorettes Corps

     

    2.00 - 3.00 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     

    Traditional Pompons Corps

     

    2.00 - 3.00 min

     

    1st note

     

    Last note

     



    SHOWTWIRL ACCESSORIES SOLO

    Definition

    A solo dance routine with baton and props choreographed to personal choice of music. The main focus is the combination of dance and baton movements that are correlated to the musical phrases, tempo and rhythm. The routine must be presented with proper technique and appropriate performance qualities. The simultaneous blending of body and baton will be demonstrated while displaying a wide range of skills. Credit will be given for props used in an appropriate manor to which they are intended, highlighting the story or theme of the routine. The story or theme of the routine should be displayed in respectful and tasteful manner; it should also be suitable for the age range of the audience.

     Performance Area

     Total floor area

     Music

     Personal choice

     Salute

     Salute is not required

     Time

     1.45 – 2.00 minutes for juvenile/preteen

     2.00 - 2.30 minutes for youth, junior and senior/adult

     Acrobatics

     Acrobatics are not permitted

    Production

    Choreography should display solid foundations of twirling and excellence of basic twirling concepts.

    The props are to be used to complement the routine and to show the theme in a manor to which they are intended.

    Baton plus(+) a minimum of 2 accessories is obligatory.

    Accessories have to be used, held, touched or manipulated at sometime during the show.

    The competitor has to use a baton or accessory during the whole time of the routine. Exception: Member can be without authorized equipment for a short while (maximum period of approximately 16 counts) when changing from one piece of equipment to another

    The competitor must start and finish touching an accessory or baton with a part of the body

    During the performance no member should leave the floor

    Accessories should be picked up and removed by the competitor at the end of the performance.

    A maximum of 45 seconds are allowed for props placement and removal.

    Maximum of 3 spins permitted

    For illusion: only clear full single illusion under aerial without any other body movements combined is permitted; spin(s) before or after the illusion is not permitted.

    Marking over 100 points

    Choreography 20 points

    Twirl Content 20 points

    Twirl Technique 20 points

    Dance Technique 20 points

    Showmanship, Presentation 20 points

     Penalties

    Drop 0.5 point

    Fall 0.5 point

    2 hands catch 0.5 point

    Break 0.1 point

    Off pattern 0.1 point

    Under / over time 0.1 point per second

    Overtime for accessories set up and remove 0.1 point per second

    Rule Violation 2.0 points

    Gymnastic Disqualification



    SHOWTWIRL ACCESSORIES DUET

    Definition

    A duet dance routine with baton and props choreographed to personal choice of music. The main focus is the combination of dance and baton movements that are correlated to the musical phrases, tempo and rhythm. The routine must be presented with proper technique and appropriate performance qualities.

    The simultaneous blending of body and baton will be demonstrated while displaying a wide range of skills. Credit will be given for props used in an appropriate manor to which they are intended, highlighting the story or theme of the routine. The story or theme of the routine should be displayed in respectful and tasteful manner, it should also be suitable for the age range of the audience.

    Performance Area  

    Total floor area

    Music

    Personal choice.

    Salute

    Salute is not required

    Time

    1.45 – 2.00 minutes for juvenile and preteen

    2.00 - 2.30 minutes for junior and senior

    Acrobatics  

    Acrobatics and Mounts are not permitted

    Content

    Choreography should display solid foundations of twirling and excellence of basic twirling concepts

    To complement the routine and to show the theme the accessories are being used.

    Baton plus(+) a minimum of 2 accessories is obligatory.

    Every competitor has to use a baton or accessory during the whole time of the routine. Exception: Member(s) can be without authorized equipment for a short while (maximum period of approximately 16 counts) when changing from one piece of equipment to another.

    The candidates must start and finish touching an accessory or baton with a part of the body

    During the performance no member should leave the floor

    Accessories should be picked up and removed by the competitors at the end of the performance.

    A maximum of 45 seconds are allowed for props placement and removal.

    Maximum of 3 spins permitted

    For illusion: only clear full single illusion under aerial without any other body movements combined is permitted; spin(s) before or after the illusion is not permitted.

    Marking over 100 points

    Choreography 20 points

    Twirl Content 20 points

    Twirl Technique 20 points

    Dance Technique 20 points

    Showmanship, Presentation 20 points

    Penalties

    Drop 0.5 point

    Fall 0.5 point

    2 hands catch 0.5 point

    Break 0.1 point

    Off pattern 0.1 point

    Unison 0.1 point

    Under / over time 0.1 point per second

    Overtime for accessories set up and remove 0.1 point per second

    Rule Violation 2.0 points

    Gymnastic & Mounts Disqualification



    BATONFLAG TEAM

    Definition

    A Baton Flag Corps performing a routine with marching and dancing combined with twirling baton-flag and choreographed to personal choice of music. The main focus is the combination of Marching and Batonflag twirling. The choreography should display good foundations of baton flag twirling and excellence of basic baton flag twirling concepts.

    Variety of maneuvers, floor patterns and effects are required. Changing of formations is expected. No other material then the qualified equipment (Batonflag) is allowed.

    Performance Area

    Total floor area

    Music

    Style of recorded music is free

    Salute

    Salute is not required

    Time

    3.00 minutes max

    Costume

    A traditional majorette style is recommended

    Acrobatics

    Acrobatics and mounts are not permitted

    Content

    A team performing a routine with marching and dancing combined with twirling baton-flag and choreographed to the music. The choreography should display good foundations of twirling and excellence of basic twirling concepts.

    Changing of formations is encouraged

    Exchanges are permitted.

    No floor movements/groundings are permitted with exceptions of opening and final positions (maximum of 16 counts)

    Baton flags must not be intentionally put on the floor.

    The competitors have to finish the choreography by holding the equipment.

    Maximum of 2 spins permitted.

    Illusions are not allowed.

    Equipment: Flag is one piece of material attached to a flagpole (a special baton) and used as a flag.

    Swivels on the baton are recommended. Material on chains, ropes or clothing are not permitted. The length of one-ended is maximum 75 cm long; Length of flag- material on baton flag can be 65-75 cm long.

    No other equipment is allowed in the FLAG competition program.

    Marking over 100 points

    Routine Content- Choreography 20 points

    Teamwork 20 points

    Production & General effects 20 points

    Technique & Quality of Performance 20 points

    Showmanship & Presentation 20 points

    Penalties

    Drop 0.5 point

    Fall 0.5 point

    2 hands catch 0.5 point

    Out of step 0.5 point

    Break 0.1 point

    Off Pattern 0.1 point

    Unison 0.1 point

    Over/Undertime 0.1 point per second

    Rules Violation 2.0 points

    Acrobatics & Mounts Disqualification

    Number in Team

    6 to 10 members

    Age category

    Juvenile, Junior and Senior

    Entrance and Exit

    Entrance must be from the left of the judges and exit to the right.

    Should be simple, quick and without music.



    PARADE CORPS

    Definition

    A Parade Corps is a group of 10 or more members performing in unison. A parade corps routine should be suitable for a street parade and display continuous foot motion.

    All members, with exception of those carrying limited props, must use one baton. Limited Props: Props that are hand-carried e.g. Pompons, flags, hoops, banners, streamers, sabers, etc./ any equipment that can be carried in a parade, during the entire street pattern.   

    Performance Area

    Total floor area

    Music

    Personal choice.

    Salute

    Salute is not required

    Time

    3.00 to 4.00 minutes

    Costume

    A traditional majorette style is recommended

    Acrobatics

    Acrobatics and Mounts are not permitted

    Content

    No grounding of batons or limited props is allowed during the entire production

    Continuous foot motion is mandatory during the entire street pattern routine (maximum of 16 counts without marching for presentation/beginning of the street parade)

    Continuous foot motion is defined as the placement on the floor of the whole foot (not just toe or heel lift – entire foot must leave the floor) either stepping, tapping, jumping, or hopping at least every second count. Marching half steps, step kicks, etc. may be used as long as continuous foot motion is attained. Allowable:

    On beat – foot hitting every count of music

    Half time – foot hitting every 2nd count

    Double time – foot hitting twice every beat

    All members must start continuous foot motion within 16 counts after timing begins

    Kneeling is not permitted during continuous foot motion.

    Maximum twirling turns of two turns permitted

    Street pattern: Corps is required to begin performance to the judges left of mid court line. Corps must stay within the approximate 25’ alley through three left turns to the reviewing stand section. The 3rd left corner may not be executed until after the front line of the corps passes the mid court line. Once a member turns the 3rd corner, that individual can move anywhere on the floor for the reviewing stand section.

    After completing the third corner the drill can open up to anywhere on the competition floor. As a guideline it is advised that the Reviewing Stand Section not exceed approximately 1:30 in length. All members must cross the mid court line to the judges right for the end of the performance.

    Timing starts with 1st note of music and ends with last note of music.

    1 illusion is permitted. For illusion: only clear full single illusion under aerial without any other body movements combined is permitted; spin(s) before or after the illusion is not permitted.

    Maximum of 2 spins permitted.

    Exchanges with baton are permitted.

    mid-court Line

    Finish

    Start

    Judges

    Marking over 100 points

    Variety and Diff of Twirling Content 20 points

    Marching and Manoeuvring 20 points

    Execution and Special Effects 20 points

    General Effect & Production 20 points

    Entertainment Value 20 points

    Penalties

    Drop 0.2 point

    Fall 0.2 point

    2 hands catch 0.2 point

    Out of Step 0.2 point

    Off pattern 0.1 point

    Unison 0.1 point

    Break 0.1 point

    Over/Undertime 0.1 point per second

    Crossing incorrect Finish Line 2.0 points

    Incorrect Street pattern 2.0 points

    Exceeding 2 spins 2.0 points

    Kneeling 2.0 points

    Continuous Foot Motion violation 2.0 points unit

    Continuous Foot Motion violation 0.1 point individual

    Rules Violation 2.0 points

    Acrobatics & Mounts Disqualification

    Number in Corps

    Minimum of 10 members.

    At least 10 members of the group must have a baton

    Age Category

    Juvenile, Junior and Senior

    Entrance and Exit

    Entrance must be from the left of the judges and exit to the right. These should be simple, quick and without music.



    EXHIBITION MAJORETTES CORPS

    Definition

    An Exhibition Corps performing a routine with marching, changing formations, and dancing combined with twirling and choreographed to personal music with timing, perfection and precision. The choreography should be a mix of various styles of marching and dancing with the emphasis being on the marching drill. Exhibition Corps choreography should display foundations of twirling and excellence of basic twirling concepts.

    Performance Area

    Total floor area

    Music

    Personal choice

    Salute

    Salute is not required

    Time  

    2.00-3.00 minutes

    Costume

    A traditional majorette style is recommended

    Acrobatics

    Acrobatics and mounts are not permitted

    Content

    A corps performing a routine with marching, changing formations, and dancing combined with twirling and choreographed to the music with

    timing, perfection and precision. The choreography should be a mix of various styles of marching and dancing with the emphasis being on the marching drill. Exhibition Corps choreography should display foundations of twirling and excellence of basic twirling concepts. All members have to use one baton. It is possible to work at most with 2 batons. Changing of formations is encouraged. Exchanges are permitted. No floor movements are permitted with exceptions of opening and final position. No props permitted. Maximum of 2 spins permitted Illusions are not permitted

    Marking over 100 points  

    Marching 20 points

    Formation & Maneuvering 20 points

    Twirling & Body Movements 20 points

    General Effect 20 points

    Showmanship & Presentation 20 points

    Penalties

    Drop 0.5 point

    Fall 0.5 point

    2 hands catch 0.5 point

    Out of step 0.5 point

    Break 0.1 point

    Off Pattern 0.1 point

    Unison 0.1 point

    Over/Undertime 0.1 point per second

    Rules Violation 2.0 points

    Acrobatics & Mounts Disqualification

    Number in corps

    Minimum of 10 members

    Age category

    Juvenile, Junior and Senior

    Entrance and Exit

    Entrance must be from the left of the judges and exit to the right. Should be simple, quick and without music.

     

    SHOWTWIRL ACCESSORIES CORPS

    Definition

    A Corps routine with baton and props choreographed to personal choice of music. The main focus is the combination of dance and baton movements that are correlated to the musical phrases, tempo and rhythm. The routine must be presented with proper technique and appropriate performance qualities. The simultaneous blending of body and baton will be demonstrated while displaying a wide range of skills. Credit will be given for props used in an appropriate manor to which they are intended, highlighting the story or theme of the routine. The story or theme of the routine should be displayed in respectful and tasteful manner; it should also be suitable for the age range of the audience.

    Performance Area

    Total floor area

    Music  

    Personal choice

    Salute

    Salute is not required

    Time

    3.00-4.00 minutes

    Acrobatics

    Acrobatics and Mounts are not permitted

    Content

    Choreography should display solid foundations of twirling and excellence of basic twirling concepts.

    The main issue is the baton and dance combinations. To complement the routine and to show the theme the accessories are being used.

    Baton plus(+) a minimum of 2 accessories is obligatory.

    Accessories have to be used, held, touched or manipulated at sometime during the show.

    Every competitor has to use a baton or accessory during the whole time of the routine. Exception: Member(s) can be without authorized equipment for a short while (maximum period of approximately 16 counts) when changing from one piece of equipment to another

    The candidates must start and finish touching an accessory or baton with a part of the body.

    During the performance no member should leave the floor

    Accessories should be picked up and removed by the competitors at the end of the performance.

    A maximum of 1' 00 min. is given to the corps to install and remove the props and batons (entrance, exit).

    Maximum of 3 spins permitted.

    For illusion: only clear full single illusion under aerial with baton/prop without any other body movements combined is permitted; spin(s) before or after are not permitted.

    Marking over 100 points  

    Choreography 20 points

    Twirl Content 20 points

    Twirl Technique 20 points

    Dance Technique 20 points

    Showmanship & Presentation 20 points

    Penalties

    Drop 0.5 point

    Fall 0.5 point

    2 hands catch 0.5 point

    Break 0.1 point

    Off pattern 0.1 point

    Unison 0.1 point

    Under / over time 0.1 point per second

    Overtime for accessories set up and remove 0.1 point per second

    Rule Violation 2.0 points

    Gymnastic & Mounts Disqualification

    Number in Corps

    Minimum of 10 members

    Age Category

    Juvenile, Junior and Senior

    Entrance and Exit

    Entrance must be from the left of the judges and exit to the right. Should

    be simple, quick and without music.


    TRADITIONAL MAJORETTES CORPS

    Definition

    A Majorette Traditional Corps is a routine which shows the majorette tradition, choreographed to personal choice of music. Main focus to be Marching and Maneuvering choreographed to

    the musical phrases, tempo and rhythm. The routine must be presented with proper technique and appropriate performance qualities.

    Simple dance series may accompany the marching. Variety of choreography and maneuvering is required. Simple deadstick and fullhand twirling are permitted.

    Emphasis is to be placed on precision of marching & maneuvering, floor coverage, teamwork and effects throughout the entire program.

    Performance Area

    Total floor area. 

    Music  

    Personal choice.

    Salute

    Salute is required: a salute is to be given at the beginning and the end of the routine by one or more members.

    Time 2.00 - 3.00 minutes 

    Costume

    A traditional majorette style is recommended

    Acrobatics

    Acrobatics and Mounts are not permitted.

    Content

    All members should have one baton during the whole routine. Mace can be used by the leader.

    One member must execute traditional salute with baton or mace at the beginning and end of the routine.

    Marching must be included in the performance. Simple dance series may accompany the marching. Variety of choreography and maneuvering is required.

    No grounding or kneeling.

    Simple dead-stick (also dead stick drop), two hands twirl and full hand

    moves are permitted; fingertwirls, aerials and exchanges are not permitted, you can change the baton with another person in a simple, full hand passes.

    These rules are for baton and mace.

    No intentional grounding of the baton is permitted. In the event of a drop, competitors must retrieve their baton as quickly as possible.

    Event will be judged on precision of marching & maneuvers, floor coverage, teamwork and effects.

    Marking over 100 points  

    Marching & maneuvering 20 points Teamwork 20 points Production & General Effect 20 points

    Execution & Special Effects 20 points Entertainment Value 20 points

    Penalties

    Drop 0.5 point Fall 0.5 point Out of step 0.5 point

    Break 0.1 point Off pattern 0.1 point

    Unison 0.1 point Time under/over per second 0.1 point

    Incorrect salute 0.5 point

    Failure to salute 1.0 point

    Rule violation 2.0 points Acrobatics & Mounts Disqualification

    Number in Corps

    Minimum of 10 members 

    Age Category

    Juvenile, Junior and Senior

    Entrance and Exit

    These should be simple, quick and without music


    TRADITIONAL POMPONS CORPS

    Definition

    Pompons Corps performing a routine with marching combined with the use of Pompons and choreographed to personal choice of music. The choreography should include special effects, maneuvers and teamwork set to the musical phrases, tempo and rhythm. The routine must be presented with proper technique and appropriate performance qualities.

    Changings of formations are expected and encouraged.

    Performance Area

    Total floor area

    Music

    Style of recorded music is free.

    Salute

    Salute is not required

    Time

    2.00 to 3.00 minutes

    Costume

    A traditional majorette style is recommended

    Acrobatics

    Acrobatics and mounts are not permitted

    Content

    A corps performing a routine with marching combined with the use of

    Pompoms and choreographed to the music. The choreography should include special effects, manoeuvres and teamwork in line with the music.

    Changing of formations is encouraged.

    Standing/stationary should be limited to waves and general effects and must

    not exceed 16 counts.

    All members have to use one pair of Pompoms. All Pompoms should be the

    same size and type. No props or accessories are allowed.

    Exchanges and passes are not permitted.

    Tossing of Pompoms to another team member or to oneself is not permitted.

    Grounding is not permitted with exceptions of opening and final position

    (Maximum of 16 counts).

    Illusions and gymnastic moves are not permitted.

    Marking over 100 points

    Marching & Maneuvering 20 points

    Teamwork 20 points

    Production & General effects 20 points

    Execution & Special effects 20 points

    Appearance, Showmanship & Presentation 20 points

    Penalties

    Drop 0.5 point

    Fall 0.5 point

    Out of step 0.5 point

    Unison 0.1 point

    Over/Undertime 0.1 point per sec

    Rules Violation 2.0 points

    Acrobatics & Mounts Disqualification

    Number in Corps

    Minimum of 10 members

    Age category

    Juvenile, Junior and Senior

    Entrance and Exit

    Entrance must be from the left of the judges and exit to the right.

    Should be simple, quick and without music.

    COSTUME

    Each twirler can adopt the costume of their choice

    The outfit must not show bare midriff

    No part of the costume should be manipulated with exception of

    Showtwirl Accessories events (Solo, Duet and Corps).

    No part of the costume should be placed on the floor with exception of

    Showtwirl Accessories events (Solo, Duet and Corps).

    The following are forbidden:

    -indecent costumes

    -fishnet tights

    -every day wear


    Ever Restrictions : Tatoos need to be covered

    ACCESSORIES DESCRIPTION

    Accessories limit to 2.5 meters high and 3.0 meters long maximum (it can extend during the production: after the first note of music till the last note of music). Scenery, backdrops are not allowed. The use of hazardous or pyrotechnics props is strictly prohibited along with any product or equipment that has the ability to set off fire alarms or compromise the health and safety of anyone in attendance to the competition.

    ORDER OF PERFORMANCE NBTA EUROPE Rules – 12.2019 38 / 43

    For all European events (individuals, as well as duet, team and corps) the order of performance will be drawn: the order of performance will be determined by Random Computer draw.

    For all finals, the order of performance will be drawn.

    It is not permitted to change the order of performance

    OTHER RULES

    In the case of a personal incident during a competitor’s routine such as a costume breaking, a baton snapping etc. the Commission for Disputes will decide whether the competitor can restart their routine. This does not apply for independent reasons outside of their control, such as the music stopping or the electricity going off. Contestant appearing out of order will receive a 2.0 penalty.

    If the baton from another arena causes a competitor to drop their baton it will not be counted as a penalty

    The use of resin on the competition floor is forbidden

    Definition of a Baton: a baton is defined by a chrome shaft with white ends. Tape on baton is permitted; however; only 1/2 of the baton shaft can be covered with one color only (choice of grey, white or black). If the baton has a colored shaft and/or colored tips, it will be considered as an accessory.

    Definition of a Prop

    A prop is part of theme development (cape, hat, glasses, scarf, etc.). If removed and used, a onetime 2.0 will be assessed regardless number of members using props. Props are only to be used/manipulated in the Showtwirl Accessories events.

    Limited props may be used in Parade Corps competition (Pompons, Flags, Banners…..)

    DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCEDURES

    The jury/adjudicating staff of the competition is composed of the Technical Director, of the contest the judges, the clerks and the tabulators.

     

     

    Twirling rules

    The Events and Levels offered at the Open international competition shall be as follows:

      

    1. FREE STYLE - WOMAN

    Level B – Youth 9-12, Junior 13-17, Senior 18 +,

    Level A – Youth 9-12, Junior 13-17, Senior 18 +

    Level Elite* – Youth 12-14, Junior15-17, Senior 18-21, Adult 22+

     

    1. FREE STYLE - MAN

    Level B – Junior 12-17, Senior 18+

    Level A – Junior 12-17, Senior 18+

    Level Elite – Junior 12-17, Senior 18+

     

    1. SOLO - WOMAN

    Level B – Youth 9-12, Junior 13-17, Senior 18 +,

    Level A – Youth 9-12, Junior 13-17, Senior 18 +

    Level Elite* – Youth 12-14, Junior15-17, Senior 18-21, Adult 22+

     

    1. SOLO - MAN

    Level B – Junior 12-17, Senior 18+

    Level A – Junior 12-17, Senior 18+

    Level Elite – Junior 12-17, Senior 18+

     

    1. PAR 

    Level B –Youth 9 -12, Junior 13-17, Senior 18 +

    Level A – Youth 9-12, Junior 13-17, Senior 18+

    Elite – Youth  9-12 ,Junior 13-17, Senior 18 +

     

    Average year. Senior can not compete in a youth section.

     

    1. TEAM – ( 5-9 competitors)

     

    Youth – 9-12

    Junior- 13 -17

    Senior – 18+

    Elite – one age

     

    Average year. Senior and Elite can not compete in a youth section.

     

    1. ARTISTIC GROUP ( 10+ competitors)

    One Level ONLY – 9 minimum age

     

    NUMBER OF COMPETITORS ALLOWED PER CLUB:

    3 COMPETITORS PER EACH SOLO DEVISION

    3 PAIRS PER AGE DEVISION PER CLUB

    3 TEAMS PER AGE DEVISION  PER CLUB

    3 ARTISTIC GROUP  PER CLUB

     

    Athletes shall perform to the WBTF International Cup prescribed music selection for these events that are timed to the following time limits:

    SOLO - 1:44 ( music for solo is on web site)

    FREE STYLE and PAIRS:

    Youth and Junior 1:30 – 2:00

    Senior 2:00-2:30

     

    MUSIC & TIME LIMITS FOR TEAM AND ARTISTIC GROUP

    Team/Artistic Group must submit their music file using the WBTF Share File System by the entry deadline. (Further explanation on the entry form.)

    Time Limits (Team and Artistic Group):

    3:00 minutes minimum to 3:30 minutes maximum (**2:50 – 3:40) with 10 second leeway.

    Timing shall begin with the first sound or note of the music (whichever comes first) and ends with the last sound or note of the music.

    No credit is to be given for anything executed after the sound or music has stopped. Judges are required to look down and begin scoring.

    This means that if an element is not finished with the music it will not be judged.

     

    CONTENT RESTRICTION CHART

    FREE STYLE, SOLO, PAIRS, TEAMS 

    CATEGORY

     

    LEVEL B

    LEVEL A

    ELITE

    Spins

     

    1-2 Spins

    Baton

    Releases No Restrictions

    Reception No Restrictions

    Body

    Releases No Restrictions

    Reception No Restrictions

    3 Spins

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

    1-2-3 Spins

    Baton

    Releases No Restrictions

    Reception No Restrictions

    Body

    Releases No Restrictions

    Reception No Restrictions

    4 Spins

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

     

    •               • No Restrictions

     

    Aerial Gymnastic

     

    Not Allowed with or without the toss.

     

    Aerial cartwheels ONLY (1) under the toss

    Baton

    Releases No Restrictions

    Reception No Restrictions

    Body

    •               • Minor body moves on release only are allowed

    •               • Reception No Restrictions

    •               • Aerial Cartwheels cannot be used in combination with any other body move

    •               • No other aerial gymnastic moves allowed

     

     

    •               • No Restrictions

     

    Stationary Complex

    &

    Traveling Complex

    Single major body move under the toss

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

    Single major body move with 2 spins under toss

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

    Double major body move is allowed under the toss, either traveling or stationary

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

    Double Major Tricks are allowed, either Stationary or Travelling. No limited number

     

    •               No Restrictions

     

    Double Element Tricks

     

     

    •               Not Allowed under the toss

     

    Double major body moves are allowed under the toss, either traveling or stationary

    No limited number

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

     

    •              No Restrictions

     

    Rolls

     

     

    •               No continuous front neck rolls (with or without hands)

    •               • No front neck figure 8’s

    •               • No monster rolls (partial or complete)

     

     

    • No Restrictions

     

     

    •              No Restrictions

     

    Contact Material

     

    •              No Restriction

     

     

    •              No Restriction

     

     

    •              No Restriction

     

     

    ARTISTIC GROUPS

    CATEGORY

    One Level Only

     

    Spins

     

     

    • 1 spin

     

    Baton

    Releases No Restrictions

    Reception No Restrictions

    Body

    Releases No Restrictions

    Reception No Restrictions

    • 2 Spins

     

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

    Aerial Gymnastic

     

     

     Not allowed with or without toss

     

    Stationary Complex

    &

    Traveling Complex

     

    Single major body move under the toss

     

    Baton

    Standard Release

    Standard Reception

    Body

    No Restrictions

    Double Element Tricks

     

     

    Not Allowed under the toss

     

    Rolls

     

     

    No continuous front neck rolls (with or without hands)

    • No front neck figure 8’s

    • No monster rolls (partial or complete

     

     

     

    Contact Material

     

     

    No Restrictions