Mid Atlantic Pom & Dance Association
An ensemble of elements with drill/marching, jazz, ballet, and/or modern as the foundation, used to create visual effects and/or interpret a musical arrangement to appeal to the crowd.
- The performance must include a minimum of one turn, one leap and one jump.
- Properly executed technical dance skills must be incorporated.
- A routine with less than the minimum required technical elements will result in 3 point penalty
- Routine must be to Band music such as school band, drum line, etc. There can be singing as long as band music is in the background. A 3-pt penalty will be assessed if band music is not used.
Variety of Elements can be achieved by the following:
- Level changes and floor work incorporating dance elements
- Group work incorporating dance elements
- Types of technical elements
- Type of dance styles
- Use of hands and heads
- Tempo of dance sequences
- Directional Changes while executing dance elements (movement L to R, front to back, crossing, etc.)
Difficulty of Elements can be achieved by the following:
- Changing the tempo of movements
- Increasing the number of body parts used to complete a movement
- Increasing the number of elements within a dance sequence
- Complexity of the movements within a dance sequence
- Increasing the number of performers executing a dance sequence
- Traveling while executing a dance sequence
Creativity is Defined as the following:
- The extent to which basic dance movements, combinations and visual effects are used in unusual ways.
- Consider how "old" dance combinations may be revamped in an interesting "new" way or debut a totally different concept or visual effect.