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OUR RATING SYSTEM

We often get following questions:

– How do the dancers receive their points

– How do the rounds work

– What is the skating system, which is often addressed in the award ceremony?

 

 

Why dancing two rounds?


Two rounds offer a win-win situation.


The dancer can dance twice, that´s more fun!

  • Double experience: You are on stage twice – so the long process of training and striving isn´t over within 2-4 minutes.

  • Double excitement: making it in the final – yes or no? How far can we make it in the final? Dancing twice means the tension and excitement is kept the full 2-3 days and is not over after a 2-3 minutes first round.

  • This offers double security for you as a school. Who has never experienced this: You train with your kids for the competition, they do well but suddenly in the competition the spacing is not perfect (lack of experience of young kids, first contact with the stage, nervousness…) and all the hard work is annihilated. Good to know, The ASDU competition enables you to do a good job in round one, and then show what you are really capable of in round 2.

  • Double security for you as a dancer: The first round is often a kind of “orientation” and “warm up”. You get to know the stage, the spacing, you loose your first flurry. A dancer´s performance in the first round is rarely the best… In the second round everything is clear (the spacing, the atmosphere, the concurrence…). This is when you´re able to give your best.

On the other hand our judges get the opportunity to get a rough overview of the dances in the first round. The lowest-performing participants are disqualified in the first round. The second round, also called the final round, gives the judges the opportunity to look at each dancer in more detail.


Each dancer in the amateur class has to reach 65 points to qualify for the second round (Final round). Dancers in the evaluation class ProAM must reach 70 points to qualify for the second round (Final round).


The award ceremony takes place after the second round (final round).

 
 

 

Judging criteria?

The panel of judges assesses the performances according to following schemes:


  • Technique: this is how the level of performance is evaluated
  • Choreography: creativity and originality.

  • Level: technical difficulty, execution, if necessary synchronicity

  • Overall impression, expression, presentation, energy

 

Points from one to ten are assigned by the jury members.

 
 

 

 

How are the points assigned?


Procedure one of the skating system: The highest and the lowest marks given by the 5 judges are cancelled. This system prevents you to be penalised by 1 very bad judgement. This also prevents your concurrence to get a big advantage by getting overrated.



Let’s play a dancer. Each juror assigns 5 grades (choreography, level, technique, overall impression).




Choreo

Level

Technik

Gesamt

Judge Max

5

7

6

7

Judge Kurt

10

10

10

10

Judge Maria

6

7

5

5

Judge Karl

6

5

6

7

Judge Maus

1

1

1

1

 
 

 

Judge Maus and Kurt´s ratings would not be fair. “Maus” is too low and Kurt is too high. This is when the skating system comes into operation. The skating system strikes the lowest and the highest score off the dance.

 

Now the rest of the scores are counted by the other 3 judges: Judge Max (5 + 7 + 6 + 7) PLUS Judge Maria (6 + 7 + 5 + 5) PLUS Judge Karl (4 + 5 + 6 +7) gives a total sum of 70.

The result for this dance would be 70 points.

 

Let´s calculate another example:



Choreo

Level

Technik

Gesamt

Judge Max

9

8

8

9

Judge Kurt

7

7

8

8

Judge Maria

7

8

7

8

Judge Karl

8

7

8

9

Judge Maus

7

7

7

7

 

In the example above we would not consider Judge Max´s rating (Highest points) as well as Judge Maus´s rating (Lowest points).

The total result would be 92

 
 

Two dances have exactly the same number of points, who wins?

If two dances have achieved the same rating, all 5 jury grades in the FINAL RUN (Second round) will be considered. This means that the lowest and highest ratings will not be deleted. If the score is still equal afterwards, both dances will get the same rank during the award ceremony.

How many points do I need to qualifiy for the European Championship?

Amateur needs 70 points. ProAm needs 75 points.

 

In order to avoid any queries, we DO NOT publish any individual evaluations of the jury members. Only the total score of the second (Final) round.