Ultimate Dance Categories
CONTEMPORARY: Combination of lyrical, modern and jazz styles with a focus on technical elements, unexpected movements and expressions.
LYRICAL: Performance that demonstrates balance, extension, fluidity and control, while showing strong emotions.
JAZZ: Routine consisting of primarily jazz technique.
MUSICAL THEATER: Performance featuring any style of dance from a Broadway show, movie or television show.
HIP HOP: Routine consisting of street style or hip hop technique.
TAP: Performance featuring syncopated rhythms while using tap shoes.
CLOGGING: Routine consisting of traditional or contemporary clogging technique.
LITURGICAL: Routine that includes music and movement as a form of worship.
BALLET: Ballet technique that includes formal classical movements.
POINTE: Classical ballet technique with the use of pointe shoes.
MODERN: A free, expressive style of dance using true modern dance techniques.
CHARACTER: Routine that portrays a recognizable character throughout.
OPEN: Any category or combination of categories listed.
ACRO: Routine consisting of controlled acrobatic tricks.
**No limit to number of acro tricks as long as the majority of the routine is made up of dance technique.