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Judging Guidelines

Bid Point System

Raas All-Stars Bid Points are awarded to the top raas-garba teams at Raas All-Stars XV Bid Competitions. The top raas-garba teams with the highest point totals at the end of the competitive season will qualify for Raas All-Stars XV.

 

*NOTE: All Raas All-Stars XV Bid Competitions must clearly state the above Bid Point System in ALL registration materials.

 

1. Bid Points will be allocated to competing raas-garba teams as described below:

  • 1ST = 4 PTS, 2ND = 2 PTS, 3RD = 1 PT

2. Bid Points will be allocated to competitions as described below: 

  • 7 raas-garba teams compete the day of the competition:  (6 points) 

    • 1ST = 4 PTS, 2ND = 2 PTS

  • 8+ raas-garba teams compete the day of the competition: (7 points) 

    • 1ST = 4 PTS, 2ND = 2 PTS, 3RD = 1 PT

Rubric

Raas All-Stars aims to standardize the quality of judging criteria and allow teams to prepare for a familiar rubric throughout the season. The Raas All-Stars Judging Rubric has been used for many years and has been constantly reviewed and meticulously edited to cover the essentials of raas-garba while leaving room for innovation and growth. Please find the Raas All-Stars Judging Rubric attached below. 

Rubric
Changes

Choreography:

Overall Rubric is worth 100 points total

 

  • FORMATIONS (5) → FORMATIONS (10)

  • STRUCTURE/PACING (5) → STRUCTURE/PACING (10)

  • OVERALL IMPRESSIONS(10) → OVERALL IMPRESSIONS (20)

  • OPENING/CLOSING SEQUENCE (5) REWORD:

    • OLD: Is it interesting and appropriate? Does it grab your attention? Is this something unique? Is it relevant to the rest of the performance?

    • NEW: How do the opening/closing sequences contribute to setting up/ending of the dance? How impactful are they at grabbing your attention. Are they unique and relevant to the rest of the performance?

  • FORMATIONS (10) REWORD:

    • OLD: Are formations unique, difficult and flow from one to the next? Are they innovative? Or reused from past years / previous and current performances?

    • NEW: Do the formations enhance the overall performance and complement the choreography? Are formations unique, difficult and innovative? Do they seamlessly flow from one to the next? Was there effective use of stage sections and dimensions?

  • COMPLEXITY (10) REWORD:

    • OLD: How complex are the overall moves? i.e. How well does the performance utilize half beat choreography? Does the team showcase choreography with a high level of difficulty throughout the performance?

    • NEW: How complex are the overall moves? Were there challenging movements that enhance the performance? Does the team showcase choreography with a high level of difficulty throughout the performance?

  • TRANSITIONS (10) REWORD:

    • OLD: How unique and creative are the entrance and exit transitions during the performance? How dynamic and intricate are transitions within the formations?

    • NEW: Do transitions in between songs seamlessly flow? How unique and creative are the entrance and exit transitions during the performance? Do the transitions take away from the overall flow of the performance?

 

 

Execution:

Overall Rubric is worth 100 points total

 

  • SYNCHRONIZATION/CLEANLINESS (15) → (20)

  • ENERGY(10) → ENERGY (20) 

  • FACIALS (5) ADDED

    • Do the performers have facial expressions? Does their performance translate to their facial expressions and body language? Were the expressions and movements consistent between all dancers? Are there instances where facial expressions seem disconnected from the dance?

  • FORMATIONS (15) ADDED

    • How well are the formations executed? Are lines hit? Are dancers hitting their spots accurately? Does the team move as a unit? 

  • TRANSITIONS (5) ADDED

    • How well are transitions between songs executed? How well are opening and closing sequences executed? Are there energy drops while transitioning into the next song? 

  • FORMATIONS/TRANSITIONS (15) REPLACED

    • Split into two separate categories FORMATIONS (15) and TRANSITIONS (5)

  • HEADS (5) REMOVED/REPLACED

    • Heads → a part of ENERGY (20)

 

 

Artistic Elements:

Overall Rubric is worth 50 points total

 

  • THEMATIC MOMENTS/GIMMICKS (10) ADDED

    • Does the performance have thematic moments? How effectively do the thematic moments contribute to the theme? Do the thematic moments make logical sense and enhance the theme? Is any prop usage unique and significant to that prop?

  • THEME ORIGINALITY (5) ADDED

    • Are there any unique or memorable gimmicks/stunts in the performance? Does the team present something uniquely creative with their theme that is new to the audience? How original are the gimmicks compared to previous and current performances?

  • SET-UP (5) REWORD: 

    • OLD: Does the stage set-up complement the performance? How creative and appropriate is the team's setup and use of accessories?

    • NEW:How well does the stage create the environment and complement the set. How creative and appropriate is the team's setup?

  • MUSIC (5) REWORD: 

    • OLD: How original and appealing is the music? Are the rhythm and tempo of the music appropriate? 

    • NEW: How does the musicality add to the production and theme; does the track convey the thematic tone?

  • THEMATIC INCORPORATION (10 ) REWORD:

    • OLD: How well does the team apply their theme into their dance and choreography? Does the team present something uniquely creative with their theme that is new to the audience? Does the theme incorporation seem to naturally fit with the team's performance without taking away from the dance or does it seem forced? 

    • NEW: How well does the team apply their theme into their dance? How seamlessly are the theme and gimmicks incorporated into the overall performance? Does the theme incorporation seem to naturally fit with the team's performance without being disruptive to the dance or does it seem forced?

  • PRODUCTION (5) REMOVED/REPLACED

    • Replaced with THEMATIC MOMENTS/GIMMICKS (10)

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