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Silks

  • Floor work not to exceed 15% of silks routines at all levels

Novice  

  • No drops

  • No aerial inverts

  • Proficiency in lower half of silks

Intermediate

  • One aerial invert expected

  • Only single drops permitted

  • Demonstrate more than one type of climb (e.g., aerial climb and inside leg climb)

  • Proficiency in lower half and middle of silk with foot locks or similar

Advanced

  • No move restrictions

  • At least 1-2 drops expected

  • At least one straight leg invert expected

  • Demonstrate at least one non basic climb (e.g., inverted climb)

  • Proficiency in lower half and middle of silk with foot locks or similar, and top/free hang of silks.

All-star

  • No move restrictions

  • At least one straight arm straight leg invert expected

  • At least one inverted climb expected

  • Demonstrate at least one non basic climb (e.g., castle climb)

  • At least 2 drop expected

  • Proficiency and balance across all levels: in lower half and middle of silk with foot locks or similar, and top/free hang of silks.

  • Balance of strength and flexibility

  • Professional level of showmanship

Doubles

  • Each level same as above for moves and skill

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and movement together but not synchronized.

  • Unique and smooth transitions appropriate for level

  • A mix of strength and flexibility moves with each other.

  • Equal sharing of base and flyer movements.

  • Similar skill set within each person in the partnership. (i.e. One advanced and one novice person in a single partnership not allowed.)

 
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Hammock

  • Floor work not to exceed 15% of hammock routines at all levels

Novice

  • No drops

  • No standing in hammock

  • No aerial inverts (if you are wrapped in the hammock it is considered assisted and is ok as long as you are not standing)

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the bottom of hammock

Intermediate

  • Demonstration of at least one drop expected

  • At least one aerial invert expected

  • Demonstrate proficiency in bottom of hammock and standing in hammock

Advanced

  • Demonstration of at least 1-2 drops expected

  • At least one aerial invert expected

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the bottom, standing and aerial in the hammock

All-Star

  • No move restrictions

  • At least one Straight leg and arms inverts expected

  • At least 2 drops expected
    Demonstrate proficiency and balance in the bottom, standing and aerial in the hammock

  • Balance of strength and flexibility

  • Professional level of showmanship

Doubles

  • Each level same as above for moves and skill

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and asynchronized movement.

  • Unique and smooth transitions appropriate for level

  • A mix of strength and flexibility moves with each other.

  • Equal sharing of base and flyer movements.

  • Similar skill set within each person in the partnership. (i.e. One advanced and one novice person in a single partnership not allowed.

*Levels of the hammock are considered Bottom, standing in, and aerial.


 
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Lyra

  • Floor work not to exceed 15% of steel routines at all levels

Novice

       Novice cannot invert to the top of the lyra. Any 4 basic mounts are acceptable

       No drops

       Proficiency under and in the lyra

Intermediate

  • Proficiency under and inverted to the top of lyra

  • Expected to Demonstrate at least one drop

  • One type of invert in lyra

  • Expected to demonstrate at least one move with only 2 points of contact

Advanced

  • Proficiency under, in, inverted, and on top of lyra

  • Demonstration of 1-2 drops expected

  • At least 2 types of inverts expected one with straight legs

All-Star

  • Demonstration of at least 2 drops expected

  • 2 types of inverts expected one with straight legs and straight arms

  • Show proficiency under, in, and on top  and balance of lyra

  • Balance of strength and flexibility

  • Professional level of showmanship

Doubles

  • Each level same as above for moves and skill

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and asynchronized movement.

  • Unique and smooth transitions appropriate for level

  • A mix of strength and flexibility moves with each other.

  • Equal sharing of base and flyer movements.

  • Similar skill set within each person in the partnership. (i.e. One advanced and one novice person in a single partnership not allowed.

*A lyra drop for lyra is when you cannot control the speed and momentum with your hands or legs. Going one level of the lyra to the next with momentum. Hip drop is an intermediate drop. Partial release and acceptable for intermediate

*A Lyra mount is considered any thing a performer is doing to get inside of the lyra from the floor. An invert is anything done inside or on top of the lyra once inside/on it where hips are lifted over the head.


 
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Pole Fit

  • Floor work not to exceed approximately 15% of pole routines at all levels

Novice

  • 3 points of contact required when not inverted

  • Spins do not need 3 points of contact

  • Not required to use both poles

  • No aerial inverts

  • No drops

  • No handsprings

Intermediate

  • Use of both poles required

  • Aerial invert acceptable

  • Should demonstrate a spin combo of at least 15 seconds

  • No drops (i.e Release of full body on pole and then re-catching. “Ball drop/ sad girl drop" OK)

  • No handsprings

  • Must maintain 3 points of contact with pole while INVERTED

Advanced

  • Use of both poles required

  • One handspring expected

  • Drops allowed

  • Should demonstrate a spin combo of at least 30 seconds

All-Star

  • Use of both poles required

  • No move restrictions

  • One power move or one contortion move expected

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and asynchronized movement.

Doubles

  • Each level same as above for moves and skill

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and asynchronized movement.

  • Unique and smooth transitions appropriate for level

  • A mix of strength and flexibility moves with each other.

  • Equal sharing of base and flyer movements.

  • Similar skill set within each person in the partnership. (i.e. One advanced and one novice person in a single partnership not allowed

POLE ART

POLE ART

  • Floor work not to exceed 30% of pole art routines at all levels

Novice

  • 3 points of contact required when not inverted

  • Spins do not need 3 points of contact

  • Not required to use both poles

  • No aerial inverts

  • No drops

  • No handsprings

Intermediate

  • Use of both poles required

  • Aerial invert acceptable

  • Should demonstrate a spin combo of at least 15 seconds

  • No drops (i.e Release of full body on pole and then re-catching. “Ball drop/ sad girl drop" OK)

  • No handsprings

  • Must maintain 3 points of contact with pole while INVERTED

Advanced

  • Use of both poles required

  • One handspring expected

  • Drops allowed

  • Should demonstrate a spin combo of at least 30 seconds

All-Star

  • Use of both poles required

  • No move restrictions

  • One power move or one contortion move expected

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and asynchronized movement.

Doubles

  • Each level same as above for moves and skill

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and asynchronized movement.

  • Unique and smooth transitions appropriate for level

  • A mix of strength and flexibility moves with each other.

  • Equal sharing of base and flyer movements.

  • Similar skill set within each person in the partnership. (i.e. One advanced and one novice person in a single partnership not allowed.

 

EXOTIC POLE

EXOTIC POLE

* Floor work not to exceed 50% of the routine for any level.

Novice

  • 3 points of contact required when not inverted

  • Spins do not need 3 points of contact

  • Not required to use both poles

  • No aerial inverts

  • No drops

  • No handsprings

Intermediate

  • Use of both poles required

  • Aerial invert acceptable

  • Should demonstrate a spin combo of at least 15 seconds

  • No drops (i.e Release of full body on pole and then recatching. “Ball drop/ sad girl drop" OK)

  • No handsprings

  • Must maintain 3 points of contact with pole while INVERTED

Advanced

  • Use of both poles required

  • One handspring expected

  • Drops allowed

  • Should demonstrate a spin combo of at least 30 seconds

All-Star

  • Use of both poles required

  • No move restrictions

  • One power move or one contortion move expected

Doubles

  • Each level same as above for moves and skill

  • Doubles are expected to demonstrate synchronized movement and asynchronized movement.

  • Unique and smooth transitions appropriate for level

  • A mix of strength and flexibility moves with each other.

  • Equal sharing of base and flyer movements.

  • Similar skill set within each person in the partnership. (i.e. One advanced and one novice person in a single partnership not allowed.

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TRIAL CATEGORY! *Specialty apparatus

We are so excited for the introduction of a specialty apparatus category! This is an experimental division and as such it will be judged like its most similar looking “traditional apparatus” for now.