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Technical ScoringThis is made up of 5 components.
1. IntensityThe Intensity will be assessed by looking at the choice and variety of movements which reflect competition routine. The ability of the competitor to display a high level of cardiovascular endurance and energy throughout the performance will also be assessed.
2. ExecutionExecution is assessed by looking at the routine as well as challenging moves executed throughout the routine. Points are awarded for correct form and safety with particular reference to:
- Control of limb lines - Controlled placement, neatly executed and fully extended arm, hand, leg, toe and neck lines will be assessed.
- Body form and postural control - Controlled posture without excessive trunk movement on performance of moves scores better.
- Skill Execution - A skill must be performed correctly to be deemed adequate to score by the judging panel.
- Aerobic Content / Intensity / Appropriateness - The routine should include a minimum of 50% of a solid level of athleticism maintained.
- Balance - Balance between standing, floor and to a lesser extent, airborne moves or jumps will be assessed.
- Variety of moves - Excessive repetition will be judged less favourably than a continual display of different moves and combination of moves. A simple move that is performed well will be given more credit than a difficult move performed poorly.
- Flexibility - Flexibility is assessed by looking at the routine. Points are awarded for the number, range of movement, ease of execution and quality of flexibility moves.
- Strength - Points are awarded for the number, level, ease of execution and quality of strength moves demonstrated.
3. Creativity ScoringChoreography will be assessed in 5 areas, in order of importance:
- Creativity - Judges will assess the routine for innovation shown in selecting sequence of movements and limb lines. Innovative choreography may comprise old moves set in a unique way or new variations of old moves. Team members can be creative by making changes and direction.
- Use of Floor Space - The performance area should be used as fully as possible. Judges will be watching for a team to continually move around the competition area, rather than staying fixed in areas. Points will be awarded for the team’s ability to move as “one”.
- Timing - The ability to stay in time with the music throughout the routine will be assessed. Points will be awarded for linking moves together in a smooth and flowing way.
- Floor to standing moves - Efficient smooth transitions between standing and floor moves. Points are deducted for excessive time wasting or stilted (jerky) transitions.
- Formation changes on stage – The ability to present interesting patterns on stage, and creativity and variety in transitioning for one formation / pattern to the next.
4. Presentation ScoringPresentation is assessed based on the following:
- Energy - Dynamic ability to put the routine across to the audience with appropriate body language, facial expression and eye contact that generates excitement and enjoyment to the audience.
- Facial Expressions - Sincere, happy, varied and appropriate expressions. Facial expressions should change as is appropriate to the performance.
- Eye Contact - Ability to maintain eye contact with judges and audience.
- Wow factor
5. Entertainment Scoring
- Musical Interpretation - Use of the different rhythms, the highs and lows, musical structure, mood and timing shown through choreography of routine structure will be assessed.
- Originality - Use of innovation in terms of moves, sequences, transitions, or use of music that is innovative and original, will be considered.
At applicable WFF International events, amateur competitors will be eligible to earn their WFF Pro Status and join the WFF Pro Division.
In order to qualify for a Pro Card a competitor must win his or her individual class or overall class, where applicable. In pro qualifier classes there must be at least three competitors that meet the requisite standard. Where a class is judged to be below the standard required for the WFF Pro Division, the judges may decide not to offer a pro card.
Once a competitor accepts their Pro Card they will no longer be eligible to enter amateur classes. If a Pro Competitor wishes to return to amateur status, they should write to firstname.lastname@example.org to formally advise WFF International of their intention to relinquish their Pro Card. If a Pro Competitor enters any amateur contest, WFF International will understand this to mean that the Pro Competitor has relinquished their Pro Card.
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