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.

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