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Choreographing for 1st competition
By lttrione812 Comments: 1, member since Sat Dec 30, 2017
On Sat Dec 30, 2017 08:12 PM

One of my students wants to enter into a dance competition, however I was never a competition dancer growing up and don't know a whole lot about them, its not a big name competition like starbound or anything but does anyone have any tips when it comes to choreographing her piece? Any help would be appreciated!!

1 Replies to Choreographing for 1st competition

re: Choreographing for 1st competition
By jms9t2 Comments: 44, member since Fri Mar 10, 2017
On Sun Dec 31, 2017 06:56 PM
Something that I hear in a lot of the judges' feedback is emphasis on what story the dancer is telling. I would make sure your choreography has a defined concept or story and that your dancer is able to emote/express what that is.
In articles I read that are written by competition judges, they always suggest not to put in skills that the dancer is not ready for. They would rather see simpler, well-executed steps than fancy tricks that aren't done well.
Good luck to you!