Mid Atlantic Pom & Dance Association

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Prop
A creative ensemble of precision motion, dance elements and travel steps that uses props to tell a story, portray a character or theme.

Required Elements

  • Props must be used (in hand) for at least 80% of the entire routine. The use need not be consecutive and may include one or all members.

    The calculation is made by dividing the Prop Use Time by the Total Performance Time.

  • NOTE: This category must include any and atleast one style of dance and choreography.


Potential Penalties

  • A routine with less than 80% prop use will result in a disqualification.

Helpful Hints

Variety of Elements can be achieved by the following:

  • Level changes
  • Group work
  • Visual picture
  • Type of dance styles
  • Type of props or costuming

  • Projection of character or theme 

Difficulty of Elements can be achieved by the following:

  • Changing the tempo of movements
  • Complexity of the movements
  • Increasing the number of props used 
  • Increasing the number of scenes or concepts
  • Dancing with manipulating a prop

  • Changing of props 
Creativity is Defined as the following:

  • The extent to which the prop, character or theme, in combination with the elements of variety and difficulty, are balanced to create interest throughout the ENTIRE performance.
  • Imagination and innovative expression through dance are keys to creativity.
  • The prop, character or theme should be clearly defined through the purposeful selection of props, costuming, music, dance elements, transitions and formations.