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Ballet (Any Style)

Ballet (Repetoire)

Ballet (creation)

General ballet methods using academic ballet techniques. Neoclassical ballet styles are sometimes included in this category. Neoclassical ballet style uses traditional ballet techniques, but in a less rigorous manner. For example - a different and innovative use of port de bras, a strong use of off-balance movements and positions, or a very strong classic use of the leg line, but incorporating more modern movements in the upper body. Things, etc.

Ballet (repertoire)
A song that is recognized as a ballet repertoire (variations, etc.). With Mini Repertoire Solo, variations can be slightly simplified to suit the skill level of the children.
* We strongly recommend choosing age-appropriate variations in the mini category.*Use of protected original choreography is strictly prohibited unless the dance teacher sends DWC a designated organization's permission letter. This includes works by Balanchine, Lacotte, and Matt Eck, as well as other choreographers who require official permission to dance in competition.


​A routine that combines acrobatic elements/tricks with any style of dance, with a smooth transition between the two. Acrobatic elements include walkovers, backovers, balance (hands, head, forearms, chest), splits, aerials (sides, front), gymnastics work such as back handsprings, contortion, flexibility work, balance work, Includes tumbling work. For duet/trio, small group, and large group numbers, partner work and group tricks should also be incorporated into the routine. Dancers must demonstrate complete control over their bodies and tricks.



Lyrical dance is a dance style that combines elements of ballet and modernity. Lyrical dancers express strong emotions such as love, joy, and romance through movement. Dances are often performed to music with lyrics, which serve as inspiration for the dancers' movements and expressions. Lyrical dance movements are characterized by fluidity and grace, flowing seamlessly from one movement to another. Jumps are high and rotations are fluid and continuous.

Jazz Dance

jazz dance
There are many ways to express jazz, but the following are guidelines.

All jazz dance works must be creative expressions that draw inspiration from a clear understanding of the various genres and styles that fall under the umbrella of jazz dance.

Other dance forms and styles should not override the elements and techniques required for jazz dance. The techniques in this genre are very clearly described and are necessary for a fair and honest review.

Note: Acro dance and gymnastic techniques are not a substitute for jazz technique and choreography. When choreographing with acrobatic elements, the acro movements must be integral to the main delivery of the jazz choreography and have a real connection to the dance narrative and composition of the piece.

Jazz music forms an important part of jazz choreography. Choosing the right music naturally enhances the elements of jazz dance, and also allows you to understand musicality, syncopation, dynamics, and provide an overall visual for your choreography.


Broadway/West End Jazz Dance Style 

Dance technique and style must be indicative of the jazz genre. It should be inspired by famous Broadway shows or dance musicals, past or present, rather than an exact copy. Examples include Chicago, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, All That Jazz, West Side Story, and recent shows include: - In the Heights, Flash Dance, Chorus Line, Motown, Memphis, Lion King, Dream Girls, American in Paris, 42nd Street, Five Guys Named Mo, Sister Act, American in Paris.・There are many choreographers who inspire me, such as Robbins.


Lyrical Jazz Dance 

This style of jazz is choreographed to jazz music and is easier to empathize with. The elements and expressions of lyrical jazz are a fusion between the dancer and the creative content of the music. Jazz dance technique is a major source of choreographic creativity. Lyrical jazz is not about dancing to the LYRICS of songs or using contemporary dance styles, techniques, and performances.

Jazz is full of emotional, slow-tempo songs that provide a great platform and canvas for creating original lyrical jazz dance solos and groups.


afro jazz dance

It incorporates African aesthetics into the tradition of jazz dance.

The music chosen for the choreography must reflect an authentic expression of Afro-Jazz dance and appropriate technical elements.

Afro-jazz dance can easily express the more dramatic, dynamic, and stylized choreography of jazz dance, allowing you to express the Afro-jazz aesthetic in your performance.

Show Dance

show dance

I think this category is best suited for impactful and dynamic dance with highly entertaining choreography, clear style, storytelling, and a cohesive theme. Choreographic works must use dance techniques that bring together elements of show dance to form a complete structured work. Showdance includes a variety of styles influenced by showdance theater, film, and musical concepts. The style and imagery of the choreography must be appropriate to the participating dancers, executed with precision and powerful musicality, and demonstrate clear creative performance value. (Bollywood dance is included in this category).



Contemporary dance is well-established and recognized with dance styles and techniques based on the expressions of choreographers such as Graham, Limón, Cunningham, Airey, and today's trends, such as Wayne McGregor and Lambert. Contemporary dance classes should incorporate and impart a collection of methods and techniques based on techniques from ballet, modern dance, and postmodern dance. Contemporary dance allows for a wider range of movements that do not follow the strict body lines of classical ballet. Dance images, ideas, and emotions can be expressed with a variety of sounds, from music to spoken word, or even silence if it follows the theme of the dance. Choreography must tell a story based on text or song, and in some cases, a storyline that conveys emotion or specific expression. Dancers who perform in contemporary dance classes must have a high level of understanding of the physicality and technique necessary to be seen and judged fairly.

Note: Contemporary dance should not be confused with lyrical dance. The elements required in a contemporary dance class must be visible in the creative dance and the technique of the performing dancers.


In tap, dancers use tap shoes to create beats and rhythms while dancing. Tap shoes are key because they produce a unique sound that is different from clogs or hard shoes. You can dance to various music styles. Various styles of tap are expressed in the Hollywood musical ``Singin' in the Rain'' and the stage musical ``42nd Street.'' Or, if you're looking for a more down-to-earth, casual and relaxed tap style, check out Tap Dogs.

Song & Dance

song and dance

Any song and any dance style are allowed in this section.

The dance and movement must fit the song, and the performance must be balanced to support the song.

Performances should demonstrate emotional expression, presentation, acting skills, and emphasize the necessary character and comedy.

Street Dance 

street dance

Street dance includes a variety of styles that were popular in the United States and has now crossed over with more mainstream commercial dance styles to become an international and popular dance expression of youth culture. In addition to expressing a specific dance style, this class requires you to provide an overall concept, theme, and direction that expresses creative ideas, clever dance imagery, and stylized choreography. For reference, the Uto styles included in street dance include the following: - Hip hop, breaking, popping, rocking. Krumping, Turfing.

New styles of hip-hop include: Lyrical, jazz, commercial fusion, etc.

Please note: For this class, please refrain from choosing music that suggests swearing, guns, or death. The choreography and visual aspects must be appropriate for the overall age of the competition.



Commercial dance encompasses a variety of styles. Includes jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and more. This is the type of dance that can be seen in music videos, advertising campaigns, TV shows like MTV, and movies.

National & Folklore

Folk dance​
The dance must represent the typical dance style of a certain country or region.

The music used in the performance must be relevant to the country. The music must be national/folk music that represents the typical musical sound of the country.

Due to the participation of various countries in the National Class, there is no scoring for the authenticity of the dances.

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