Mid Atlantic Pom & Dance Association

Competition Overview - What it's all about!

A Dance Performance is the Expression of Music through Movement

Each category performance highlight one area of dance often through fast-paced, high-energy combinations of elements performed in tight formations and incorporating quick transitions in order to create visual effects and/or interpret a musical arrangement. These performances are no more than 2 ½ minutes in length (with the exception on total package).

The MAPDA scoring package was designed to give adequate and balanced emphasis to all categories. Remember the judge's duty is to evaluate a team's performance, as it stands alone while also considering the team's placement as it relates to the performances of all of the other competing teams in the competition. Please see each category score sheet.


Short Pom

High Kick



Hip Hop

Band Dance

Total Package