Mid Atlantic Pom & Dance Association
An ensemble of precision motions performed with poms and used to create visual effects and/or interpret a musical arrangement.
- The use of the poms must be justified. This means that without pom use, the visual effects would not be evident or enhanced.
- Poms must be used for at least 80% of the entire performance. The use need not be consecutive and may include one or all members.
- The calculation is made by dividing the Pom Use Time by the Total Performance Time.
- A routine with less than 80% pom use will result in a disqualification.
- A dropped pom or item is a 1 point deduction for each infraction
Variety of elements can be achieved by the following:
- Level changes incorporating pom use
- Group work incorporating pom use
- Type of arm positions
- Directional changes while using poms (movement L to R, front to back, crossing, etc.)
- Pom "pictures"/Punch-outs/Ripples
- Colors and Size
Difficulty of elements can be achieved by the following:
- Changing the tempo of motions
- Increasing the number of body parts used to complete a motion
- Increasing the number of motions within a precision sequence
- Complexity of the movements within precision sequence
- Increasing the number of performers executing a precision Sequence
- Traveling while executing a precision sequence
Creativity is defined as the following:
- The extent to which basic pom moves, combinations and visual effects are used in unusual ways.
- Consider how "old" pom visuals may be revamped in an interesting "new" way or debut a totally different concept.