For Ultimate Dance Experience events, please see the descriptions of dance styles as follows:
A jazz routine encompasses traditional or stylized hard-hitting, crisp and/or aggressive approach to movement and can include moments of softness while complementing musicality. Emphasis is placed on body alignment, extension, control, uniformity, communication and technical skills.
A Pom routine contains important characteristics such as strong pom technique (clean, precise and sharp motions), synchronization, visual effects and may incorporate Pom Elements (i.e. pom passes, jump sequences, leaps/turns, kick lines, etc). Poms must be used 80% of the routine.
A Hip Hop routine can incorporate any street style movement with an emphasis on execution, style, creativity, body isolations and control, rhythm, uniformity and musical interpretation.
A Contemporary dance routine contains styles of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary routines should strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary Dance routines should include moments of pedestrianism and parallel.
A Lyrical dance routine blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance routine are generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster – although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. Lyrical routines typically support turn out and elegance.
An Acro dance routine combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.