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Freestyle and Pairs Classes

The Freestyle Event combines 15 Compulsory Elements (25% of the total score) and a Freestyle Program (75% of the total score). It is performed to a self-selected piece of music and uses the entire competition floor. The Pair Event is like a Freestyle, only it is performed by two athletes and no compulsory elements are required. Coaches will chose athletes to compete in this event based on the criteria listed below. The coach will have the right to withdraw the athlete from the event if the criteria is not met.

Level B Freestyle & Pairs Criteria

º Must be able to accomplish all 15 Level B Compulsory Elements on a consistant basis for Freestyle.
º The athlete must take a separate compulsory class (Freestyle only) and private lessons.
º The athlete must take a weekly jazz and/or ballet class.
º Consistent 2 and/or 3 turn; toss cartwheel, illusion and/or walkover.
º Accomplish a variety of catches and combination type rolls.
º The athlete must have twirled a minimum of one season in the Medley and/or Solo Dance Twirl events.
º The athlete and parent must commit to a minimum of 5 additional hours of practice per week.

Level A Freestyle Criteria

º Must be able to accomplish all 15 Level A Compulsory Elements on a consistant basis for Freestyle.
º The athlete must take a separate compulsory class (freestyle only) and private lessons.
º The athlete must take a weekly jazz and/or ballet class (both are recommended).
º Consistent 4+ turn; double element tricks.
º Advanced rolling abilities must be demonstrated.
º The athlete and parent must commit to a minimum of 10 additional hours of practice per week.

This event is only offered through private lessons.