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YourAirtime uses a rating system to motivate dancers and keep them evolving. We invite people from all around the world to rate all the dance videos featured – we are the internet generation that feeds off diversity… There is no better feedback than feedback by people with diverse backgrounds.
Please take a moment to carefully study what the criteria are about & enjoy your time rating on YourAirtime.
Dance Technique is the art and way you perform each step. It refers to the anatomically correct movement which is achieved through each expression. In other words, it refers to the way in which the dancer uses basic physical movements in performance or the ability to use fundamental physical movements effectively. Dance Technique depends on strength (dynamic & static), flexibility, stamina, coordination, fluidity of movement, rhythmic & spatial clarity and gravity.
The General technique points that you should consider while rating are posture, centre of movement, spotting, jumps/elevation.
Musicality in dance has two main components. Receptivity & Creativity. Musical receptivity is ones ability to receive, comprehend, be sensitive to, and have a working knowledge of musical concepts like rhythm, tempo, phrasing, and even mood. Musical creativity (or musical artistry) is the ability to connect with accompanying music, interpret it, or phrase and add movement dynamics that relate to music even in the absence of accompaniment, in a way that is unique or interesting. Musicality in dance then might be considered a measure or degree to which a dancer is receptive and creative in his translation or rendering of music through movement. It is a key ingredient in a dancer’s display of artistry.
Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements in which motion, form, or both are specified. Choreography may also refer to the design itself, which is sometimes expressed by means of dance notation. In dance, choreography is also known as dance composition. Dance compositions are created by applying one or both the choreographic techniques of Improvisation and Planned Choreography. In Planned choreography, a choreographer dictates motion and form in detail, leaving little or no opportunity for the dancer to exercise personal interpretation – in other words, the exact opposite of improvisation.
The goal of creative dance is to communicate through movement. The instrument is the human body. In creative dance there is no "right" or "wrong" way to do things, no routines to learn. What is important is that the dancer draws on inner resources to make a direct and clear statement. Granted, an increase in skill increases ability to communicate, but in creative dance the statement comes before the technique. Great dancers can communicate depths of feeling through movement, by making their craft and feeling one. A thorough knowledge of the basic elements of dance empowers the dancer to explore, experiment, and use the elements creatively.
This criterion addresses what we refer to as the WOW factor. Were the dancers synchronized? Was the interpretation of the music powerful? Were the dancers passionate? How did the overall outcome made you feel? Would you enjoy watching the dance piece a second time?