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Prepared Freestyle

Prepared freestyle is somewhere in between pure freestyle and a showcase / choreographed dance. Dancers will be able to choose a piece of music from a given list, choose a section about 2 minutes long and are welcome to prepare, choreograph or freestyle as much of their dance as they wish.

  • Your partner can be the same person you are dancing with in the Freestyle category
  • The sum of the levels of each partner must be in range 5 or above (e.g. 2 + 3, 3 + 3, 4 + 1 etc.)
  • All moves are allowed including full aerials
  • Couples will perform their dance on Friday evening and prizes will be awarded on Friday night
How it works

Couples will dance to their chosen song as a spotlight on the Friday night.

We have 9 couples this year and it would take just as long having a repechage as it would giving them all a shot - so there'll be one final with 9 couples 🙂

Your lit floor area is 8m x 5m with the longest side facing the audience.

Allowable Moves
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All moves are allowed but the Death Spiral can only be used in the final.

Specific Judging Criteria
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Given that couples will have two weeks to prepare their freestyle, judges will also be looking at how each couple reflect their song in their dancing through musicality and / or choreography.

Music
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Each couple will choose a piece of music from a list of songs which will be released two weeks before the competition on Friday, 7 Apr 7:00pm. Each couple must use a different song. First in, first served.

Couples can choose a section of the song approximately 2 minutes in length which will be edited by the organiser for the performance. The section can start at any point in the song.