Modern Jive is a very adaptable dance style capable of handling a very wide range of tempo.
In Break The Dial dancers are challenged with increasingly slower and faster music to focus on the basic timing of each song. Tempo relates to the number of beats per minute (BPM) in a song.
This is a great opportunity to showcase dancers' ability to dance to a range of song tempos. See below for specific judging criteria but in a nutshell:
- in the slow song you should dance slowly
- in the fast song you need to dance fast
We have two groups based on the sum of the levels of the competitors,
- lower group: sum range is 2 - 5
- upper group: sum range is 6 - 8
In the lower group a Level 3 competitor can dance with a Level 2, a Level 4 can dance with a Level 1.