Re: Judging Posted by phil.samways 1/15/2011 11:16:00 AM
I've had a very limited experience of judging at a lower level - almost 'fun' competitions. The first thing i looked for is the general shape of the couple - good posture and poise - the 'top line'. This stands out, even on a crowded floor. I believe most judges do this. After all, you can't move very freely on a crowded floor in the early rounds. But you can look good. Dancing out of time is a complete no-no of course. Judging is a very difficult task and obviously very subjective. Rather like deciding which is the 'best' car!