PropA creative ensemble of precision motion, dance elements and travel steps that uses props to tell a story, portray a character or theme.
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.
A routine with less than 80% prop use will result in a disqualification.
Variety of Elements can be achieved by the following:
- Visual picture
of dance styles
of props or costuming
- Projection of character or theme
Difficulty of Elements can be achieved by the following:
the tempo of movements
of the movements
- Increasing the number of props used
the number of scenes or concepts
with manipulating a prop
- Changing of props
extent to which the prop, character or theme, in combination with the elements
of variety and difficulty, are balanced to create interest throughout the
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.