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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 about 2 minutes long and are welcome to prepare, choreograph or freestyle as much of their dance as they wish.

  • At least one of the dancers in the couple must be MJPI Level 4, and their partner must not be the same person they are dancing with in the Freestyle category of this competition
  • 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

Entries need to be registered and paid for by 11:59 pm Sunday, 15 August. We will then conduct a two week period of voting and combine the score with the choices from a panel of judges to allocate a majority of the spotlight places in the final.

The remaining couples will be allocated a song for a repechage to be danced all together on the Friday night and judges will fill the remaining spotlight(s) with the top performers.

There will be a maximum of 8 couples competing in the spotlight final.

Specific Judging Criteria

Given that couples will have a number of 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.


Each couple will choose a piece of music from a list of 12 songs, each edited to 2 minutes long, which will be released 3 weeks before the competition. Each couple must use a different song. First in, first served.